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REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Avengers: Children's Crusade" #5

Greg McElhatton gives "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" #5 4 stars calling the latest issue from Young Avengers creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung "easy to follow, and more importantly, fun."

CBR TV: Paul Cornell Talks

CBR TV: Paul Cornell Talks "Action Comics"

Paul Cornell spoke with CBR TV about “Action Comics” #900, the trick in balancing Lex Luthor’s characterization, keeping readers invested in the villain without cheering for him, his take on Doomsday and more.

Immonen Draws on

Immonen Draws on "Fear Itself"

"Fear Itself" #1 by writer Matt Fraction and artist Stuart Immonen is in stores now. We spoke with Immonen about his work on #1and what it's like working on his first Marvel event. Plus, a First Look at issue #2!

DeConnick Takes

DeConnick Takes "Supergirl" to School

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick spoke with CBR News about her June-launching three-issue arc on "Supergirl" and her plans for the Girl of Steel as well as her thoughts on women in media and the comic book industry.

The Buy Pile - 4/7/2011

The Buy Pile - 4/7/2011

Two brilliant ideas from Image Comics lead off a great week that also features Misty Knight and Scandal Savage, and while Skaar and Kara Zor-El remain emo, at least John Layman's cashing some big checks.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Iron Man 2.0" #3

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Iron Man 2.0." Written by Nick Spencer with art by Barry Kitson and covers by Marko Djurdjevic and Salvador Larocca, the issue hits stores April 13.

WC11: Tony Daniel Spotlight

WC11: Tony Daniel Spotlight

"Batman" writer and artist Tony Daniel treated WonderCon attendees to an afternoon art lesson as the creator gave insight into his creative process, answered questions and drew a page while the audience watched.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "X-Men: Prelude to Schism" #1

Marvel has released an advance look at "X-Men: Prelude to Schism" #1 by Paul Jenkins and Robert De La Torre with a cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli. The next major X-Men storyline starts on May 4.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Journey Into Mystery" #622

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Journey Into Mystery" #622. Written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Doug Braithwaite, the issue hits stores Wednesday, April 13.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Blue Estate" #1

CBR reviewer Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Blue Estate" #1 4 stars, saying writer/creator Andrew Osborne's noirish Image Comics debut "is very Elmore Leonard, and that’s a very good thing."

Comics A.M. - Publishers Doubt Borders Plan; What's Next for Digital?

Comics A.M. - Publishers Doubt Borders Plan; What's Next for Digital?

Publishers unconvinced by Borders Group's restructuring plan! A look at the digital-comics landscape! Comics to track down at this weekend's MoCCA Festival! Two arrested in comic store theft!

Image Comics Solicitations for June, 2011

Image Comics Solicitations for June, 2011

Image has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in June, 2011, including new issues of "The Walking Dead," "Morning Glories," "50 Girls 50," "Artifacts," "Savage Dragon" and more.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Deadpool MAX" #7

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the critically acclaimed "Deadpool MAX" #7 by writer David Lapham and artist Kyle Baker. The issue hits stores Wednesday, April 20.

WC11: IDW's G.I. Joe/Transformers Panel

WC11: IDW's G.I. Joe/Transformers Panel

IDW Publishing discussed details about "Cobra Civil War" and revealed big plans for the upcoming Transformers-centric event, "Chaos War" during their fan-friendly panel at last weekend's WonderCon.

WC11: Aspen Comics

WC11: Aspen Comics

Aspen Comics returned to WonderCon with new announcements to share, including three "Executive Assistant Iris" spinoff series, a deal with Hollywood director McG and more. UPDATED with a new art gallery.

Williams Crowns a New

Williams Crowns a New "King of the Savage Land"

This week Rob Williams and Brian Ching kick off “Skaar: King of the Savage: Land,” which finds Skaar in a dangerous war for control of the lost realm. CBR spoke with Williams about the project.

CBR TV: Garth Ennis

CBR TV: Garth Ennis

CBR TV spoke with Garth Ennis about the the introduction of Dr. Peculiar, a character debuting in "The Boys'" next arc, the difference between the development and writing of “The Boys” and "Preacher" and much more.

CSBG DC/Marvel Character Tourney Finals

CSBG DC/Marvel Character Tourney Finals

We're thick in the middle of the 2011 finals of the CSBG DC/Marvel Comic Character Tournament and it's all come down to Batman versus Thor -- who will win? You decide!

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Moon Knight" #1

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Moon Knight" #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. The series, featuring covers by Maleev, Humberto Ramos and more, hits stores Wednesday, May 4.

WC11: The Next Great Era of Image Comics

WC11: The Next Great Era of Image Comics

Joe Casey, Nate Simpson, Ben McCool and more locked arms to discuss the recent wave of launches at Image, “Twilight,” video games, KGB sleeper cells and more at WonderCon in San Francisco.

WC11: Jason Aaron Spotlight

WC11: Jason Aaron Spotlight

Marvel EIC Axel Alonso shined the spotlight on creator and CBR columnist Jason Aaron Friday at Wondercon as the pair talked about breaking in to comics and Aaron's body of work while answering questions from fans.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "FF" #2

Marvel has released an advance look at "FF" #2 by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Steve Epting. The Thing takes on the team's newest member, Doctor Doom, on Wednesday, April 27.

Comics A.M. - Dynamite CEO on Industry; Why Doesn't Cartooning Pay?

Comics A.M. - Dynamite CEO on Industry; Why Doesn't Cartooning Pay?

Dynamite's Nick Barrucci talks frankly about the market, his company! The often-grim financial reality for cartoonists! Kapow! vs. MCM Expo? Plus, Jeffrey Brown, Phil Jimenez and more!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #23

DC Comics has released a preview of "Brightest Day" #23, the penultimate issue of the series written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, The secrets of the forest, Firestorm vs. Deadman and more are revealed today!

"Brightest Day's" Protector Revealed

The character set to take up the White Lantern and become Earth's new protector stands revealed in today's "Brightest Day" #23, and CBR News has a first look and word from DC E-i-C Bob Harras in the spoiler-ific reveal.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 4/6/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 4/6/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more nearly 50 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

The writer of "Uncanny X-Men" and "Generation Hope" answers your emails about two upcoming events. What's going to happen and who will be under the spotlight? Come inside and find out!

Pipeline - 4/5/2011

Pipeline - 4/5/2011

Augie looks back at WonderCon and is most excited for IDW's "Artist's Edition" format, and starts the guessing game for which series could be next. Plus, a look at other news highlights and a trip back to 2007!

WC11: Avatar Press Panel

WC11: Avatar Press Panel

Avatar Press EiC William Christensen and writer/artist Mike Wolfer shared news on new projects with WonderCon attendees, from an update on "Crossed: 3D" to a new "Absolution" series from Christos Gage and more.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Green Wake" #1

Calling it "the strongest debut of 2011," CBR reviewer Ryan K. Lindsay gives creators Kurtis Wiebe and Rily Rossmo's "Green Wake" #1 a 5-star review, saying "you absolutely need to buy this comic."

WC11: Frank Quitely Spotlight

WC11: Frank Quitely Spotlight

Superstar artist Frank Quitely charmed fans and answered questions ranging from the beginnings of his career, working with Grant Morrison, potential extras for the "We3" and "Flex Mentallo" collections and much more.

CBR TV: Jeffrey Brown & Tim Seeley

CBR TV: Jeffrey Brown & Tim Seeley

Jeffrey Brown and Tim Seeley took over CBR TV at C2E2, discussing Brown's "Incredible Change-Bots," the rise in popularity for Seeley's long-running "Hack/Slash" series since moving to Image and more.

WC11 EXCLUSIVE: Cosby & McCool's

WC11 EXCLUSIVE: Cosby & McCool's "Pigs"

Nate Cosby and Ben McCool spoke exclusively with CBR about their Image title "Pigs" which takes a long, hard look at the personal aspect of an America-based terror cell tasked with overthrowing the US government.

WC11: DC Universe

WC11: DC Universe

DC Comics brought an array of creators to WonderCon to discuss what's to come in "Flashpoint," the ending of "Justice League: Generation Lost," "Justice League of America," "Green Arrow," "The Flash" and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Herc" #2

With the Prince of Power's new series' first issue hitting stores tomorrow, Marvel has released an advance look at "Herc" #2 by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Neil Edwards. with a cover by Carlo Pagulayan.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Fear Itself" #1

Doug Zawisza gives Marvel's "Fear Itself" #1 4.5 stars, saying writer Matt Fraction and artist Stuart Immonen "waste no time getting this story set in motion...the next six issues ought to be stunning."

PHOTOS:

PHOTOS: "Smallville: Booster"

The CW has released an extensive photo gallery for "Booster," the Geoff Johns scripted episode of "Smallville" featuring the debut of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, set to air Friday, April 22.

Comics A.M. - WonderCon Attendance Likely Surpasses 39,000

Comics A.M. - WonderCon Attendance Likely Surpasses 39,000

WonderCon numbers expected to exceed last year's convention! The secrets of "Secret Wars"! Retailers try to adapt to changing market! Moebius talks career, influence! Plus more!

EXCL PREVIEWS:

EXCL PREVIEWS: "Secret Six, "Freedom Fighters," "First Wave Special"

DC Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at a trio new comics hitting the stands on April 6 -- "Secret Six" #32, "Freedom Fighters" #8 and the "First Wave Special" one-shot.

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "Captain America & Bucky"

Marvel Comics has announced that the current "Captain America" title will become "Captain America and Bucky" with July's issue #620, written by Ed Brubaker & Marc Andreyko with Chris Samnee on art.

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