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Gage Sends Spidey Back to School

Gage Sends Spidey Back to School

Writer Christos Gage joins regular "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott in May for a two-part story that finds Spidey substitute teaching at "Avengers Academy." CBR spoke with Gage about the story.

Starbucks to Offer Free Access to Marvel Digital Comics

Starbucks to Offer Free Access to Marvel Digital Comics

As part of the chain's expanding Starbucks Digital Network, Starbucks customers will have free access to the full library of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Where The Hell Am I - 3/23/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 3/23/2011

Jason dives into the mailbag this week to answer a question regarding storytelling decisions and how a writer can best craft a tale to the strengths of the artist or artists thay're working with on the project.

C2E2: Oni Press

C2E2: Oni Press

Ranging from pulp to philosophy, snake-punching to the meaning of life, the Oni Press panel at C2E2 provided both good fun and food for thought, featuring Oni creators Cullen Bunn, Ray Fawkes, and Brian Hurtt.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: James Robinson

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: James Robinson

James Robinson discusses Doomsday making a mess of Blue Lantern Saint Walker's debut in "Justice League of America," the ongoing Eclipso story and why he loves writing his version of the World's Greatest Heroes.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Secret Avengers" #12

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at art from "Secret Avengers" #12, writer Ed Brubaker's final issue on the series.

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Read "Echoes" #2 For Free

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR is proud to present the entire second issue of the critically acclaimed horror series "Echoes" by writer Josh Fialkov and artist Rahsan Ekedal. Issue #4 hits stores today!

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "The Mighty Thor" #1

Marvel has released an advance look at "The Mighty Thor" #1, a new series by writer Matt Fraction and artist Olivier Coipel. Featuring covers by Coipel, Travis Charest and Walt Simonson, the series hits April 27.

X-COMMUNICATED:

X-COMMUNICATED: "X-Men:Legacy" #246

In this installment of X-COMMUNICATED, CBR's in-depth look at the "Age of X" crossover, writer Mike Carey provides commentary and inside info for "X-Men: Legacy" #246, chapter three of the alternate reality event.

PREVIEW: Green Lantern

PREVIEW: Green Lantern" #64

DC Comics has released a look at "Green Lantern" #64, the first chapter of "War of the Green Lanterns" by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. The long-awaited battle explodes in stores today, March 23!

Marvel Welcomes You to

Marvel Welcomes You to "Spider-Island"

Marvel has announced "Spider-Island," the upcoming Spider-Man event storyline written by Dan Slott with Humberto Ramos on art. The story kicks off May 7 in a Free Comic Book Day copy of "Amazing Spider-Man."

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Hulk" #32

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Hulk" #32 from the critically acclaimed creative team of Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman. Red Hulk smashes his way back into stores April 20!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/23/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/23/2011

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

Manhattan quarantined in Marvel’s

Manhattan quarantined in Marvel’s "Spider-Island"

The next big Spider-Man event finds the island of Manhattan under a quarantine as its citizens begin to manifest abilities similar to Peter Parker. ROBOT 6 has the details!

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron

Jason Aaron makes his triumphant return to CBR's X-POSITION , taking the time to answer fan questions about events and pending guests in "Wolverine," plus Kansas City dining tips and preview art!

Wrapping C2E2 With Lance Fensterman

Wrapping C2E2 With Lance Fensterman

Reed Pop point man Lance Fensterman discussed the wrap up of this year's show from how C2E2 executed space and programming improvements to how they arrived at their 34,000 attendance figure and more.

CBR’s Tiki Room & Plans for WonderCon 2011

CBR’s Tiki Room & Plans for WonderCon 2011

CBR announces its plans for wall-to-wall coverage of this year's WonderCon at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with details on live reporting, blogging and CBR TV's Enchanted Tiki Room!

Pipeline - 3/22/2011

Pipeline - 3/22/2011

Augie has thoughts on some of the C2E2 news from last weekend, a theory on why lighting should play a role in judging Wonder Woman's costume, some adventures in comics marketing and more digital comics mayhem.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Batman: Streets of Gotham" #21

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive look at "Batman: Streets of Gotham" #21. Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen's final chapter of "Heart of Hush" hits stores tomorrow, March 23.

C2E2: The State of the Comicsphere

C2E2: The State of the Comicsphere

2010 was a tough year for Marvel and DC Comics, but a good year for new creators, independent publishers and readers according to panelists discussing the current state of the "comicsphere" at C2E2.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for June, 2011

Marvel Comics Solicitations for June, 2011

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with covers and solicit information for product shipping June, 2011, including the latest from "FF," "Fear Itself," Captain America, "Thor," "Amazing Spider-Man" and more.

Comics A.M. - Disney Publishing Expands;

Comics A.M. - Disney Publishing Expands; "Spider-Man" Choreographer Ousted?

Disney pushes further into kids' magazine market with Marvel characters! "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" reportedly moves to replace choreographer! Archie teams with MADD!

C2E2: DC Icons

C2E2: DC Icons

During C2E2's DC Icons panel, Paul Cornell spoke about his approach to the Man of Steel, Phil Hester hinted at what's to come in the pages of "Wonder Woman" and Dan DiDio summarized DC's current mission statement.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

CBR's review staff looked at over twenty new releases in the past week, including the latest from "Morning Glories," "Invincible Iron Man," "Power Girl," "The Unwritten," "Loki" and more.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Fabian Nicieza

THE BAT SIGNAL: Fabian Nicieza

Fabian Nicieza drops in on CBR's THE BAT SIGNAL to discuss his plans for the next arc of "Red Robin," "Seven Days of Death," the character's approach to crime fighting and his approach to Tim Drake.

When Words Collide - 3/21/2011

When Words Collide - 3/21/2011

Tim looks back on recent trends and talks about sword and sorcery comics then and now while highlighting the best of the new breed of "Gamer Comics" from the likes of Nate Simpson, John Rogers and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Hulk" #30.1

Chad Nevett gives "Hulk" #30.1 a 4 star review, calling the jumping on point issue by the creative team of Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman "obviously designed to hook new readers and impress old ones."

C2E2: Waid & Fraction's Comic Craft 101

C2E2: Waid & Fraction's Comic Craft 101

Mark Waid and Matt Fraction provided fans at C2E2 with insight on their writing process, preferences and experience in the industry during a spirited back-and-forth conversation during their Comic Craft 101 panel.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Avengers" #12.1

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Avengers" #12.1, a special jumping-on point by regular series writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Bryan Hitch. The issue hits stores April 27.

C2E2: Avatar Press Panel

C2E2: Avatar Press Panel

Avatar Press announced a new "War Goddess" series and "Gravel" ongoing while fielding a Q&A session that addressed everything from Alan Moore's "Neonomicon" to Garth Ennis and Jamie Delano on new issues of "Crossed."

CBR's 2011 C2E2 Coverage

CBR's 2011 C2E2 Coverage

If you missed any of the news from C2E2, CBR has you covered with our complete index of stories from the convention with more to come throughout the week! See what the likes of Bendis, Rucka, Waid and more are up to.

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 23, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 23, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, March 23: "Green Hornet" #14, "Queen Sonja" #15 and "Red Sonja: Deluge."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Xombi" #1

CBR reviewer Greg McElhatton gives "Xombi" #1 4.5 stars, praising the Milestone relaunch by original series writer John Rozum and artist Frazer Irving by saying, "this book is too good to be ignored."

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman Inc." #4

DC Comics has released a preview for "Batman Incorporated" #4 written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by newly-exclusive artist Chris Burnham. Batwoman guest stars Wednesday, March 23.

Comics A.M. - C2E2 Attendance Rises; Borders Closing 28 More Stores

Comics A.M. - C2E2 Attendance Rises; Borders Closing 28 More Stores

Early estimates place C2E2 attendance at 34,000, up from 27,500 last year! Borders will close an additional 28 locations, for a total to 228! Chris Onstad talks "Achewood" and burnout! More!

C2E2: Liss Summons the

C2E2: Liss Summons the "Storm Hunter"

Writer David Liss and artist Jefte Paolo kick off “Storm Hunter” in the pages of “Black Panther: The Man Without Fear” this summer. CBR News spoke with Liss about pitting T'Challa against Kraven.

Liss Uncovers the

Liss Uncovers the "Mystery Men"

Launching in June, writer David Liss and artist Patrick Zircher introduce readers to Marvel's first generation of urban costumed heroes in "Mystery Men." CBR spoke with Liss about the miniseries.

C2E2: Williams Goes Back to the Future with

C2E2: Williams Goes Back to the Future with "The Iron Age"

In the "The Iron Age" a time traveling Iron Man and an all star team of Marvel Heroes from different eras must prevent Earth's destruction. We spoke with writer Rob Williams about the project.

C2E2: Pak's Final Hulk Story Exposes the

C2E2: Pak's Final Hulk Story Exposes the "Heart of the Monster"

He's made the Hulk a gladiator, a freedom fighter, a king and involved him in two wars. This summer, writer Greg Pak brings his five year run with the character to an end with "Heart of the Monster."

C2E2:

C2E2: "Supreme Power" Gets Real

Up-and-coming writer Kyle Higgins explains how his just-announced relaunch of Marvel's MAX take on superheroes will clash with our reality in a story that redefines Hyperion and Doctor Spectrum with a clean slate.

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