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"How did Storm and Black Panther Meet?" & More Abandoned Storylines

Sun, June 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned, then explained away by later writers. In the latest addition, a look at how the first meeting between Storm & Black Panther was later recalled quite differently.

So Long, Jeff and Ackbar

So Long, Jeff and Ackbar

Sun, June 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner reflects on the end of Matt Groening's "Life in Hell" comic strip and its impact on alt.weekly comic strips in general.

Johns' Sir Laser Lot Debuts in digital

Johns' Sir Laser Lot Debuts in digital "He-Man" Comic

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" comic, DC Comics releases a digital-first "Masters of the Universe," which features a character Geoff Johns created when he was eight.

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REVIEW: "Planet of the Apes" #15

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Planet of the Apes" #15 4.5 stars, saying "Carlos Magno's art is certain to amaze while Daryl Gregory's story convinces you that this is the right comic for excitement, adventure, wonder and awe."

The Greatest Stories Ever Told?

The Greatest Stories Ever Told?

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As CSBG counts down Spider-Man's greatest stories ever told, check out your past votes for the greatest stories ever told by fan-favorite characters and creators, including Batman, Ed Brubaker, Daredevil and Mark Waid.

The Resurrection of Paul Kirk, Manhunter

The Resurrection of Paul Kirk, Manhunter

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at Goodwin & Simonson’s well-regarded “Manhunter” run, calling it a book DC "should always have on hand, because it fits the publisher’s particular strengths so well."

CSBG JOINT REVIEW -

CSBG JOINT REVIEW - "Before Watchmen: Comedian" #1

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett continue their joint reviews of the "Before Watchmen" comics, this week taking a look at Brian Azzarello and J.G. Jones' "Comedian" #1.

Axel-In-Charge - 6/22/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 6/22/2012

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and his staff celebrate the wedding of Northstar in style in NYC while discussing artist changes and arc shortenings as Marvel moves to more than 12 issues a year.

Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose

Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose "Get Jiro" In July

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the release of their original Vertigo graphic novel fast approaching, co-writers Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose spoke with CBR about the comic's origins, influences and possible future installments.

Marvel & Mayor Michael Bloomberg Promote NYC's Marriage Opportunities

Marvel & Mayor Michael Bloomberg Promote NYC's Marriage Opportunities

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's much discussed same-sex wedding in "Astonishing X-Men" crossed paths with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, both on and off the page as the politician and publisher promoted marriage equality.

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CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #1

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR contributor Alan Kistler delves deep into Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1, revealing the history and Easter Eggs behind the Man of Steel's first New 52 appearance.

James Stokoe Tackles Giant Monsters in

James Stokoe Tackles Giant Monsters in "Godzilla: The Half-Century War"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Orc Stain" creator James Stokoe talks about his love for Godzilla and his work as writer and artist of the IDW miniseries "Godzilla: The Half-Century War."

New DC Comics Nielsen Survey Explores the New 52

New DC Comics Nielsen Survey Explores the New 52

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has once again partnered with Nielsen National Research Group to explore print versus digital, the New 52's "Second Wave" and the popularity of titles both cancelled and with dwindling sales.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: Brubaker & Phillips'

EXCL. PREVIEWS: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale," Hickman's "Manhattan Projects"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive advance looks at two of next week's new Image Comics releases: Jonathan Hickman's "The Manhattan Projects" #4 and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #6!

Comic Book Legends Revealed -

Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Watchmen," Wonder Woman & Wertham

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, before "Watchmen," was Dave Gibbons a superhero!?!? Plus, did Wonder Woman creator William Marston intentionally have the Amazon princess mention sappho to irritate Fredric Wertham?

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5-STAR REVIEW: "The Punisher" #12

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "The Punisher" #12 5 stars calling the issue by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto "a shining example of a great shared universe adventure."

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's HeroesCon; Civil Liberties Group Defends The Oatmeal Creator

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's HeroesCon; Civil Liberties Group Defends The Oatmeal Creator

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

HeroesCon kicks off today! Electronic Frontier Foundation to represent The Oatmeal creator in "bizarre lawsuit"! Learning from a failed Kickstarter campaign! Plus much more!

EXCLUSIVE: Constructing Haunt's Statue With McFarlane Toys

EXCLUSIVE: Constructing Haunt's Statue With McFarlane Toys

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

McFarlane Toys' founder Todd McFarlane and Prototype Development Director Michael Gulen discuss the creation of the all-new, limited edition Haunt statue, providing CBR with an exclusive first look at the final product.

National Organization for Marriage Grapples With

National Organization for Marriage Grapples With "Sanctity" of Gay Comic Wedding

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Taking a cue from One Million Moms, the president of the National Organization for Marriage has responded to "Astonishing X-Men" #51 with a fundraising message voicing concerns about "the sanctity of a comic book gay wedding."

The Phoenix Five Stand Triumphant In Kubert

The Phoenix Five Stand Triumphant In Kubert "AvX" Variant

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A Phoenix Force-powered Cyclops bears the weapons of the presumably fallen Captain America and Thor on Adam Kubert's just-released variant cover for Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #8.

The 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told Countdown Begins

The 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told Countdown Begins

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

You voted, and now you can your picks for the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told! The countdown begins with stories involving the Green Goblin, the Rhino and the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson!

Gillen Journeys Into the Mystery of the

Gillen Journeys Into the Mystery of the "Manchester Gods"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Loki" is the only hope for the war ravaged realm of Otherworld in "Journey Into Mystery's" latest "Manchester Gods" arc. CBR spoke with writer Kieron Gillen about his plans for the title.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 27, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale June 27, 2012

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "FF" #19, "Hit-Girl" #1, "Incredible Hulk" #10, "X-Men" #31 and many more.

Shelf Life - 6/21/2012

Shelf Life - 6/21/2012

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz answers a recurring question by sitting down with frequent "Green Lantern" collaborator Darryl Banks to find out what's been keeping the artist busy in recent years.

Valiant Execs Stand By

Valiant Execs Stand By "X-O" Sales Numbers

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a massive roundtable interview, Valiant Entertainment execs talk about high sales for "X-O Manowar" #1 revealing the true first printing number, explaining their full marketing plans and share exclusive art.

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REVIEW: "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6 by Jonathan Hickman and Olivier Coipel 4 stars saying, "AvX" "finally feels like an event with severe consequences awaiting both sides."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: AvX Continues In

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: AvX Continues In "Wolverine & The X-Men" #12

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Wolverine & The X-Men" #12. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo dive deep into the events of AvX on June 27.

The Buy Pile - 6/21/2012

The Buy Pile - 6/21/2012

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's not quite "independent's day," but there's strong storytelling from Matt Fraction, Bill Willingham, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen and David Hine as magic and madness combine.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Orchid," "Creepy"

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive advance looks at Dark Horse's new comics hitting stores Wednesday, July 4 -- "Creepy Comics" #9 and Tom Morello's "Orchid" #8!

Madefire App Launches With Dave Gibbons Interactive Comics

Madefire App Launches With Dave Gibbons Interactive Comics

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Madefire, the company Dave Gibbons mentioned in his recent ROBOT 6 interview, this morning launched a free iPad app with new motion comics by the "Watchmen" co-creator, Mike Carey, Liam Sharp and others.

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REVIEW: "Batwoman" #10

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Batwoman" #10 by J.H. Williams, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy 4 stars, saying McCarthy draws a story with "strong, solid characters and a crisp ink line."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Parker Meets Morales In Bendis & Pichelli's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Parker Meets Morales In Bendis & Pichelli's "Spider-Men" #2

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive lettered preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's "Spider-Men" #2. Peter Parker meets Miles Morales June 27!

The Line It Is Drawn - A Ray Bradbury Tribute

The Line It Is Drawn - A Ray Bradbury Tribute

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, ur artists pay tribute to the legendary Ray Bradbury this week with mash-ups of comic book characters with famous science fiction stories, including a pair of Bradbury classics!

Comics A.M. - The Oatmeal Vs. FunnyJunk, and Problems Cartoonists Face

Comics A.M. - The Oatmeal Vs. FunnyJunk, and Problems Cartoonists Face

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A closer look at the feud between The Oatmeal and FunnyJunk! Help track down some classic "Pogo" panels! Interviews with Mark Siegel and Faith Erin Hicks! Plus much more!

Layman Goes Under Cover With

Layman Goes Under Cover With "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo"

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman spoke with CBR about his and Rob Guillory's cybernetic luchador secret agent rooster-starring one-shot, "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo." Plus, an exclusive preview of the comic!

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REVIEW: "Saga" #4

Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Saga" #4 4 stars, saying the issue by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is "one of those comics where the only real danger is realizing just how quietly the series has utterly hooked you."

Sinister Forces Plague the Phoenix Five in Gillen's

Sinister Forces Plague the Phoenix Five in Gillen's "Uncanny X-Men"

Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to writer Kieron Gillen about the new story arc in "Uncanny X-Men" #14 that pits the cosmically empowered X-Men known as the Phoenix Five against the cunning of Mister Sinister.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Thun'da" #1

Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Robert Napton and Cliff Richards' August-debuting "Thun'da" #1, along with pages from Frank Frazetta's original Thun'da tale!

PREVIEW: Gage's

PREVIEW: Gage's "Avengers Academy" #33

Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Timothy Green II's interior pages for the "AvX" tie-in "Avengers Academy" #33 written by Christos Gage. A Phoenix-powered Emma Frost visits the academy July 18.

Committed: In Search of Superheroic Tailoring

Committed: In Search of Superheroic Tailoring

Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Sonia Harris explores how the world of fashion has been inspired by superhero designs with thoughts on how the fashion world can better capture a superheroic feel with better tailoring.

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