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NYCC: Remembering Harvey Pekar

NYCC: Remembering Harvey Pekar

October 8 was the late Harvey Pekar's birthday and many of his collaborators gathered for a special panel during New York Comic Con to reminisce and recall stories about the late "American Splendor" writer.

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Bell's "Fire & Water" Honors Bill Everett

Biographer Blake Bell's latest book is an engrossing look at Golden Age artist, Bill Everett, creator of the Sub-Mariner and co-creator of Daredevil. CBR spoke with Bell about the new book and its origins.

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Wilson Gets Grounded on "Superman" #704

G. Willow Wilson spoke with CBR about "Superman" #704, the "Grounded" interlude that she wrote detailing Lois Lane's visit to the town where she went to college in anticipation of Superman's arrival.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman & Robin" #15

DC Comics has released a preview for "Batman & Robin" #15 by writer Grant Morrison with art and variant cover by Frazer Irving and a cover by Frank Quitely. The issue hits tomorrow, October 20.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Morning Glories" #3

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Morning Glories" #3 by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma and Rodin Esquejo. The mystery continues to deepen tomorrow, October 20.

PREVIEWS:

PREVIEWS: "Batman Beyond," "Azrael" and "Ragman"

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents a trio of previews for issues on sale tomorrow, October 20, including "Batman Beyond" #5, ""Azrael" #13 and the "Ragman: Suit of Souls" one-shot.

Bendis Gives a Study in

Bendis Gives a Study in "Scarlet"

Brian Michael Bendis discussed his and Alex Maleev's ongoing creator owned series "Scarlet," where police corruption transforms the titular character into a revolutionary looking to topple what she believes is a corrupt system.

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Third "Morning Glories" Teaser Surfaces

With the third issue of the "Morning Glories" hitting stores tomorrow, Image Comics has released a third teaser stating "The hour of our release draws near," promoting what is referred to as "the first message."

ADVANCE PREVIEW: Thunderstrike

ADVANCE PREVIEW: Thunderstrike" #1

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Thunderstrike" #1 by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Todd Nauck. Eric Masterson returns to the Marvel Universe on Wednesday, November 24!

Ostrander & Duursema Unleash

Ostrander & Duursema Unleash "Star Wars: Legacy - War"

John Ostrander and Jan Duursema discuss the final chapter in their 5-year long epic, what it's like to return from the dead in the Star Wars universe and why Darth Krayt is so loved by his fans.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Wizard adds New Orleans to convention circuit! Two men charged in comics burglary! Two looks at the growth in digital sales! Interviews with Grant Morrison, Fred Van Lente and Christopher "Stu" Lange! Plus much more!

SHE HAS NO HEAD: Ladies Comics Project, Part 3

SHE HAS NO HEAD: Ladies Comics Project, Part 3

Kelly Thompson presents the final chapter of her experiment where she has a group of women who are not comic readers review recent comic releases. Find out what comics look like to non-comic readers!

Dynamite Comics On Sale October 20, 2010

Dynamite Comics On Sale October 20, 2010

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, October 20, including the latest issue of "The Boys: Highland Laddie," "Green Hornet: Year One" and more.

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VIDEO: "Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comics Studio"

In this exclusive video clip, superstar artist Bryan Hitch discusses the art of composition in comic books while talking about his new book, "Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comics Studio."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ant-Man & the Wasp" #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ant-Man & the Wasp" #1. Written and illustrated by "Hack/Slash's" Tim Seeley with a cover by Salvador Espin, the series debuts Wednesday, November 10.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review staff covered fifteen new releases including "The Thanos Imperative" #5, "Tiny Titans/Little Archie" #1, "Untold Tales of Blackest Night" #1 and more.

CBR's Twitter Hotlist

CBR's Twitter Hotlist

It's Monday, so we've updated CBR's TWITTER HOTLISTS, tracking the popularity of comics pros on Twitter. This weeks saw plenty of movement, especially on the Writer's Top 25 list!

When Words Collide - 10/18/2010

When Words Collide - 10/18/2010

Tim takes a close look at one of the best stories of the year - and maybe the best Wolverine story ever - from Marvel's "Strange Tales II" anthology by the amazingly multi-talented Rafael Grampa.

DC Comics Solicitations for January, 2011

DC Comics Solicitations for January, 2011

DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in January 2011, including the latest from "Brightest Day," "Batman Inc.," the prelude to "Flashpoint" and much more.

APE: Spotlight on Daniel Clowes

APE: Spotlight on Daniel Clowes

For his APE panel, Daniel Clowes hosted an informal discussion on his love for comics and classic artists, telling about his meeting Steve Ditko, the passive-aggressiveness of Robert Crumb and more.

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FIRST LOOK: "Chew" # 15 Tri-Fold Cover

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the special tri-fold cover for the fifteenth issue of "Chew," the critical and fan-favorite hit series by co-creators John Layman and Rob Guillory.

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Wolfman on "Green Lantern/Plastic Man" One-Shot

Writer Marv Wolfman told CBR News he loves writing Plas in his and Brent Anderson's one-shot and updates fans on the status of his and co-creator George Pérez's "Teen Titans: Games."

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Charles Burns is "X'ed Out"

In his first major comics project since "Black Hole," Award-winning cartoonist Charles Burns tells a surreal full color story that borrows from Tintin, the punk era and more in the Pantheon published "X-ed Out."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "25 to Life" #2

Courtesy of 12 Gauge Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "25 to Life" #2 by creator Eriq LaSalle, writer Doug Wagner and artist Tony Shasteen. The issue hits stores this Wednesday, October 20.

CBR TV: Paul Cornell

CBR TV: Paul Cornell

DC Comics exclusive writer Paul Cornell spoke with CBR TV about making the jump from Marvel to DC, the growing popularity of "Doctor Who," his current run on "Action Comics," "Knight and Squire" and much more.

Image Releases Cryptic

Image Releases Cryptic "Morning Glories" Teaser

Image Comics has released a second teaser for "Morning Glories" #3 titled, like the previous one, "the first message" with new, different phrase scrawled in blood on a wall.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Colorist Jonny Rench passes away. "Krazy Kat" sketchbook turns out not to be George Herriman’s! The decline of Philippine comics! Former CMX director lands at Tokyopop! Navy releases GN for corpsmen! Plus more!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Strange Tales II" #1

Ryan K. Lindsay reviewed "Strange Tales II" #1 and gave Marvel's indie-centric anthology 4-stars saying, "Funny, insightful, brutal, or just cool, this comic gives you bits of everything. "

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VIDEO: "Amazing Spider-Man - Big Time"

Marvel Comics has released a trailer for "Big Time," the new storyline by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos debuting in "Amazing Spider-Man" #648. Spidey hits the "Big Time" Wednesday, November 10!

Rodi's Planet-sized

Rodi's Planet-sized "Astonishing Thor"

Robert Rodi and Mike Choi kick off their "Astonishing Thor" mini in November, pitting the title character against the ominously sized adversary, Ego the Living Planet. CBR News spoke with Rodi about the project.

Defend

Defend "Liberty" With Conan And Martha Washington

We spoke with "Liberty Annual" editor and CBLDF President Larry Marder as well as Dave Gibbons & Darick Robertson about the importance of freedom of speech and the continued work of the CBLDF.

CSBG: I Saw It Advertised One Day

CSBG: I Saw It Advertised One Day

CSBG's latest feature puts the spotlight on the funny and sometimes bizarre advertisements that appear in comic books. Learn of the awesome power of DEXTROSE! (Yes, kids, candy bars are good for you!!)

Happy Fifth Birthday,

Happy Fifth Birthday, "Mome!"

As the Fantagraphics anthology "Mome" celebrates five years of publishing new work by young cartoonists, ROBOT 6 talks to editor Eric Reynolds about what has changed, what's remained constant and what lies in store.

Collect This Now!

Collect This Now! "The Shadow"

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner takes a look back at "The Shadow," published by DC Comics in the 1980s, and declares it is time for the publisher to bring it back into print.

CSBG Reader Art Gallery

CSBG Reader Art Gallery

It's time for CSBG's monthly feature where we turn the blog over to you, the readers, to send us artwork based on topics from past The Line It Is Drawn installments. Come check out the pieces of art we got this month!

CBR TV: Marvel T&A: In Person At NYCC

CBR TV: Marvel T&A: In Person At NYCC

In a special CBR TV episode of Q&A from high above New York Comic Con, Marvel Editors Tom Brevoort & Axel Alonso spoke on the price of comics, ESPN's Marvel crossover, incoming events and more.

NYCC: Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski

NYCC: Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski

JMS hosted a lively and raucous one-man panel Sunday at NYCC, where he discussed the "Thor" movie, his comics and film careers, "Babylon 5" and more, as well as offering advice to aspiring creators.

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NYCC: "Irredeemable" & "Incorruptible" Panel

Writer and Boom! Studios Chief Creative Officer Mark Waid looks back on Boom’s two premier superhero comics and teases what’s in store for the titles in the months and years to come.

Tipton On the Origins of Khan's Wrath

Tipton On the Origins of Khan's Wrath

"Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell" is on sale now from IDW. CBR spoke with co-writer Scott Tipton about the series, which explores the infamous villain's early days on pre- and post-apocalyptic Ceti Alpha V.

NYCC: Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke

NYCC: Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke

Despite a huge audience, Darwyn Cooke's New York Comic Con spotlight panel had an intimate feel to it as the artist of "Parker: The Outfit" spoke about his work, career and the relationships behind them.

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