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Voting Opens For Stan Lee Awards

Voting Opens For Stan Lee Awards

The cornerstone contest of Mark Millar's incoming Kapow! Comic-Con is open for voting, and ROBOT 6 has all the information on which creators, comics and movies are nominated for the Stan Lee Awards.

Aaron Hits the Bullseye In

Aaron Hits the Bullseye In "PunisherMAX"

"PunisherMAX" returns from its hiatus with next week's release of issue #10, the penultimate issue of the current arc. We spoke with writer Jason Aaron about "Bullseye" and the next arc, a story simply titled "Frank."

"Chew" Goes Scratch N' Sniff For San Diego

John Layman and Rob Guillory's delectable Image Comics series will get an interactive twist come July as the pair announce Scratch N' Sniff variant cover for sale at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Wiebe Launches

Wiebe Launches "The Intrepids"

We spoke with Kurtis J. Wiebe, writer of "The Intrepids," a new Image miniseries about a group of technologically-enhanced orphans that chase down mad scientists at the behest of their leader, an inventor named Dante.

Are Teasers Big Comics Pleasers?

Are Teasers Big Comics Pleasers?

In light of the industry's increased use of teaser campaigns this past year, ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with several comic book marketing experts about the use and effectiveness of them in promoting comic book sales.

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

Peter Parker and Ayla Ranzz bring some of the biggest surprises in a week that also took us to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and played a board game, despite Invincible and Ultimate Panther embarrassing themselves.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153. Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli and David Lafuente present "Death of Spider-Man: Prelude" on February 9.

2010 Year End Sales Analysis

2010 Year End Sales Analysis

John Mayo breaks down direct market comic book and graphic novel sales trends for 2010, with "Avengers" #1 leading the pack of monthly comics and "The Walking Dead" vol. 1 easily topping the trade paperback charts.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #19

Doug Zawisza gives "Brightest Day" #19 4 stars, saying that the Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi scripted event series is consistently entertaining while providing wonderful art as the Aquawar kicks into high gear.

Williams Soars with

Williams Soars with "Captain America and Falcon"

This March, Marvel will release a series of one-shots in honor of Captain America's 70th Anniversary. CBR caught up with Rob Williams about the book, Falcon's past and the character's homecoming.

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Registration Tips, Pledge for

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Registration Tips, Pledge for "a Strong Borders"

Primer for Saturday's online registration for Comic-Con! Borders responds to bankruptcy reports! Marvel goes Chrome! Archie's Kevin Keller returns! Eric Powell removes video! Plus more!

Tony Harris Kickstarts

Tony Harris Kickstarts "ROUNDEYE: For Love"

"Ex Machina" and "War Heroes" artist Tony Harris spoke with CBR News on how he took his labor of love adventure comic from a fully self-published project to an IDW serial through the use of Kickstarter.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fathom: Blue Descent" #2

Courtesy of Aspen Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Fathom: Blue Descent" #2 by David Schwartz and Scott Clark with covers by Clark, Billy Tan and Michael Turner. The adventure continues on February 9.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Dan DiDio

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Dan DiDio

DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio stops by CBR News to talk writing "Outsiders" as it runs into the Eradicator-crushing "Reign of Doomsday" event. Plus, an exclusive first look at Batman's return to the team!

Zhang & Johnson Explore Chinese Horror with

Zhang & Johnson Explore Chinese Horror with "Daomu"

Concept Art House and Image Comics present American edition of "Daomu," a graphic novel series based on the best-selling "Dao Mu Bi Ji" Chinese novels as adapted by James Zhang and Colin Johnson.

"G.I. Joe" Writers Declare "Cobra Civil War"

Writers Chuck Dixon and Mike Costa and editor Andy Schmidt spoke with CBR News about life after Cobra Commander, "Cobra Civil War" and what to expect from IDW's new ongoing "Joe" titles.

FIRST LOOK: Hellboy, Witchfinder Covers

FIRST LOOK: Hellboy, Witchfinder Covers

Dark Horse has provided CBR News with an exclusive First Look at Richard Corben's cover for "Hellboy: Being Human" featuring Roger the Homunculus and Mike Mignola's cover for "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever."

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In a special bonus edition of CBLR, learn which Silver Age Green Lantern villain was based on one of Batman's creators! Also, how close did Humphrey Bogart come to appearing in an issue of "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos?"

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way

X-writers Marjorie Liu and Daniel Way stop by X-POSITION to answer your questions and share a surprising announcement regarding the future of "Daken: Dark Wolverine."

Comics A.M. - Borders Bankruptcy Looms;

Comics A.M. - Borders Bankruptcy Looms; "Mystery Men" Trademark?

Borders Group may file for bankruptcy as early as next week! Marvel's "Who Are the Mystery Men?" teaser sparks trademark questions! Archie resolves dispute over Indian film! Stolen "Venom" pages!

Marvel's Taco Bell Comics Sport Beefy Creative Teams

Marvel's Taco Bell Comics Sport Beefy Creative Teams

The creative teams for Marvel and Taco Bell's kids meal comic books sports a line-up of talent including Paul Tobin, Steve McNiven, Brian Clevinger, Craig Rousseau and more. ROBOT 6 has details.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/2/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/2/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Pipeline - 2/1/2011

Pipeline - 2/1/2011

Augie has an early review of this week's "Daytripper" collection from Vertigo and likes what he reads. A lot And what can/should we do for creator owned comics in a distribution system that's not built for them?

EXCL Previews:

EXCL Previews: "Doctor Solar," "Mighty Samson"

Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive previews of Jim Shooter's "Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" #5 and "Mighty Samson" #2, featuring art by Roger Robinson and Agustin Alessio on "Solar" and Pat Oliffe on "Samson."

TEASER: Introducing The Red Hulk's Rogues Gallery

TEASER: Introducing The Red Hulk's Rogues Gallery

Marvel Comics has released a teaser image introducing fans to a sneak peek at the Red Hulk's new rogues gallery as depicted by Ed McGuinness. Meet the new bad guys starting with March's "Hulk" #30.1.

DC Teams with Hero Initiative for JLA #50 Project

DC Teams with Hero Initiative for JLA #50 Project

The Hero Initiative is teaming with DC Comics for the first time with 100 copies of "Justice League of America" #50 customized by artists including Alex Ross, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Parker and more.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Artifacts" Vol. One

"Artifacts" writer Ron Marz and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik provided CBR News with an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the first completed arc of the 13-issue limited series.

Scott Tipton on “Star Trek: Infestation”

Scott Tipton on “Star Trek: Infestation”

“Infestation,” IDW's inaugural crossover event, is nearly upon us, overwhelming several licensed universes. CBR News spoke with “Star Trek: Infestation” co-writer Scott Tipton about his contribution to the crossover.

New York Comic Con Expands to 4 Days in 2011

New York Comic Con Expands to 4 Days in 2011

ReedPOP has announced that their New York Comic Con will expand from three days to four in 2011, running from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16.

Talking Comics with Sean T. Collins

Talking Comics with Sean T. Collins

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea shines his spotlight on Sean T. Collins' webcomic "Destructor," discussing the origins of Collins and artist Matt Weigle' tale of mayhem, working with Top Shelf, the potential for a print collection and more.

Marvel Asks,

Marvel Asks, "Who Are the Mystery Men?"

Marvel Comics has released a new teaser image that asks the question, "Who Are the Mystery Men?" accompanied only by a release date of June, 2011.

The Museum of Sex Sees

The Museum of Sex Sees "Comics Stripped"

CBR News spoke with co-curator Craig Yoe about the current Museum of Sex exhibition "Comics Stripped," which features explicit drawings and comics by Robert Crumb, Joe Shuster, Wally Wood, Jack Cole and more.

Slott Weaves A

Slott Weaves A "Big Time" Web for Spidey

Writer Dan Slott spoke with CBR News about the "Big Time" changes the titular "Amazing Spider-Man" has undergone in recent months while spilling hints and details on what lies ahead for the popular Web-Head.

Marvel Preps

Marvel Preps "Captain America" Digital Tie-In For Superbowl

In advance of "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel is releasing an eight-part comics tie-in serial by Fred Van Lente with the first issue debuting for free digitally on Superbowl Sunday.

SHE HAS NO HEAD: Ladies Comics Project: Phase 2, Part 1

SHE HAS NO HEAD: Ladies Comics Project: Phase 2, Part 1

In Phase Two of her Ladies Comics Project, Kelly Thompson has various non-comic-reading women of all ages review various notable graphic novels. Come see what they thought!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Birds of Prey" #9

DC Comics has released a preview of "Birds of Prey" #9 by series writer Gail Simone and artist Inaki Miranda with a cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau. Black Canary faces her past next Wednesday, February 9.

Comics A.M. - Spiegelman Discusses Grand Prix, Stephenson Talks Industry

Comics A.M. - Spiegelman Discusses Grand Prix, Stephenson Talks Industry

Art Spiegelman talks about his Angoulême honor! Image's Eric Stephenson discusses comics industry! DNA test ordered in Michael George trial! A closer look at comics events! More!

EXCL. PREVIEW: Legion of Super-Heroes Annual

EXCL. PREVIEW: Legion of Super-Heroes Annual" #1

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Legion of Super-Heroes Annual" #1 featuring the reunion of the legendary LoSH creative team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen! The future arrives February 2.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR reviewers weighed in on over two dozen new releases, offering their takes on titles including "Uncanny X-Force" #4, "Proof: Endangered" #2, "Twilight Guardian" #1, "Fables" #101, "Thunderbolts" #152 and more.

DeConnick Locks Down “Osborn”

DeConnick Locks Down “Osborn”

With the third issue of Marvel Comics “Osborn” series in stores this week finding the titular character attempting escape from a top-secret government prison, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick spills on the secrets, cults and craziness ahead.

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