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DC Announces Annuals for Lemire's

DC Announces Annuals for Lemire's "Animal Man" and Lobdell's "Teen Titans"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Lobdell's "Teen Titans" and Jeff Lemire's "Animal Man" are the first of DC's New 52 to get the annual issue treatment this May.

Sales Estimates for January 2012 -

Sales Estimates for January 2012 - "Justice League" Remains on Top

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond has released its sales information for January, 2012, and John Mayo has crunched the numbers, with DC Comics continuing its domination of the charts led by a top ten sweep.

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Claremont Kills Wolverine?

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Claremont Kills Wolverine?

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Join CSBG in its examination of in-jokes and hidden references, as a certain Canadian X-Man meets his fate in "Aliens/Predators," Adam Hughes pays homage to his past and Clark and Lois crossing paths with Green Hornet.

Comics A.M. - Is Amazon Planning Its Own Brick-and-Mortar Chain?

Comics A.M. - Is Amazon Planning Its Own Brick-and-Mortar Chain?

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Amazon reportedly opening a store in Seattle to gauge profitability of a chain! Latest volume of "One Piece" gets 4 million-copy first printing! Last days of Toronto's Dragon Lady Comics! Plus much more!

Nocenti Goes Global with

Nocenti Goes Global with "Green Arrow"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Incoming writer Ann Nocenti speaks to CBR News about her opening arc of “Green Arrow,” creating legendary villains and the steampunk influences in “Green Arrow” #8.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Dark Horse Presents," "X-Factor"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR reviewed nearly twenty new releases last week, including the latest issues of "Dark Horse Presents," "X-Factor," "Men of War," "Fatale," "Uncanny X-Men" and more!

When Words Collide - 2/6/2012

When Words Collide - 2/6/2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim begins a two-part conversation with artist Tom Scioli, discussing formative Masters of the Universe comics, astonishing Jack Kirby tales and the aesthetic origin of the "American Barbarian" creator.

Parker's

Parker's "Thunderbolts" Do the Time Warp

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News Spoke with "Thunderbolts" writer Jeff Parker about the team's trip through time which sees them confront the original villains pretending to be heroes incarnation of the team in April.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Artifacts" #14

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Artifacts" #14, Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic's now-ongoing series. The Top Cow Universe continues to be redefined February 8!

EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

On top of DC Comics' top ten performance in January's print sales, executives John Rood and Bob Wayne share with CBR the top ten digital comics for the month, cover criticisms of DC's success and update "The Shade's" status.

Mike Raicht Terrorizes Cobra in

Mike Raicht Terrorizes Cobra in "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe"

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Stuff of Legend" writer Mike Raicht returns to G.I. Joe for a two-issue "Infestation 2" tie-in miniseries, shipping biweekly in March from IDW. CBR spoke with him about setting Cobra against Lovecraftian gods.

PREVIEW: Hickman's

PREVIEW: Hickman's "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #7

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a preview of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Ultimate Comic Ultimates" #7. The battle against Reed Richards continues February 29.

The Buy Pile - 2/6/2012

The Buy Pile - 2/6/2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Three comics demanded to be purchased in a winning week heralded by licensed surprises, history from Skywalker Ranch that didn't involve "Red Tails" and Spidey realizing Peter Parker's value.

Covers of the Week -- February 1

Covers of the Week -- February 1

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, a certain wall-crawler tries to turn back time, some angry apes go to war, a revenant seeks cold comfort, a reflection holds the key and a comic nears an explosive end.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Peanuts" #2

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" #2! The issue hits stores Wednesday, February 8.

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, February 8, including "The Ninjettes" #1, "Warlord of Mars" #15, "Red Sonja" #63 and more.

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic sales rise 27.5% over January 2011! British comics artist Mike White passes away. Random House to release "Garfield" collections as e-books! Jeff Parker and Erika Moen on the end of "Bucko"! Plus more!

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #6

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #6 by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli. Wrapped in a cover by J.G. Jones, the issue hits February 8.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Boys" #63

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives Garth Ennis and Russ Braun's "The Boys" #63 4 stars, noting, "Everything 'The Boys' does well is showcased right here in one issue."

We’ve Come So Far: On

We’ve Come So Far: On "Before Watchmen" and Creators' Rights

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In response to DC's "Before Watchmen" announcement, Robot 6's Chris Mautner tosses aside arguments about diluting the original "Watchmen," where the characters originally came from and the creators working on the new stories.

"Batgirl & Wonder Woman fight for Batman's love" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the time Batgirl and Wonder Woman battled over the love of Batman!

CBR Week in Review: 1/29-2/5

CBR Week in Review: 1/29-2/5

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Everything comes up "Before Watchmen," "Amazing Spider-Man" teasers invade the internet and a whole host of 4-star reviews this week on CBR.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Ninjettes" #1

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "The Ninjettes" #1 by Al Ewing with art by Eman Casallos. Check out the "Jennifer Blood" spin-off February 8.

A Collection of Comic Book Easter Eggs

A Collection of Comic Book Easter Eggs

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines three different examples of in-jokes and references that comic book creators have hidden in their work. Come see the whole collection of classic "Easter Eggs!"

A Collection Mom Forgot to Throw Out

A Collection Mom Forgot to Throw Out

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robot 6's Shelf Porn feature returns with a look at the collection of Victor Liew in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who shows us his spinner racks, Star Wars toys, graphic novels, original art and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Stormwatch" #6

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda's "Stormwatch" #6 4 stars, saying of Cornell's final issue, "This is how a writer should end his stay on a book."

Axel-In-Charge - 2/3/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 2/3/2012

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief welcomes "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott as the two discuss the ins and outs of the next year of Spidey tales as things build towards Spidey's 50th anniversary.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Fatale" #2

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson has kind words for Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #2, giving the Image title 4.5 stars and calling it "prettier and cooler than any single comic has a right to be."

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Hellboy," "Lobster Johnson," "B.P.R.D." Covers

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive First Look at the covers for "Hellboy" Volume 5, "Lobster Johnson" #5 and "B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: O'Donnell"

EXCL. PREVIEW: John Byrne's

EXCL. PREVIEW: John Byrne's "Next Men: Aftermath" #40

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of John Byrne's "Next Men: Aftermath" #40! The issue hits stores Wednesday, February 8.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Lemire on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Lemire on "Animal Man" #6

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Animal Man" writer Jeff Lemire shared his insights and introspection with CBR's COMMENTARY TRACK, taking us behind the scenes of issue #6 and "Tights," the movie about Buddy Baker's life.

DC Reveals Creative Teams for

DC Reveals Creative Teams for "Deathstoke," "Grifter" & "The Savage Hawkman"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced the writers and artists joining "Deathstroke" writer/artist Rob Liefeld on "Grifter" and "The Savage Hawkman" with a glimpse at Liefeld's new cover art.

UFC Fanboy Fighter Goes for the Title

UFC Fanboy Fighter Goes for the Title

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With his championship bout hitting in a few short weeks, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Benson "Smooth" Henderson spoke with CBR about his love of comics and his run for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.

DC Sweeps Top Ten Comics Sold in January

DC Sweeps Top Ten Comics Sold in January

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

While Marvel edged out DC Comics in dollar share, DC took every spot on Diamond Comic Distributors' Top Ten Comics list for January 2012, with "Justice League" and the Bat-titles leading the way.

Digital Comic Resources:

Digital Comic Resources: "Strangers in Paradise" and Digital "Pearls"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Terry Moore takes "Strangers in Paradise" digital, Viz launches two potentially game-changing manga initiatives and "Pearls Before Swine" creator Alan Gardner redefines digital strip collections.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Punisher" #8

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's "Punisher" #8 4.5 stars, calling the series "some of the consistently best stuff that Marvel is putting on the new comics racks."

Hickman Gets Scientific with

Hickman Gets Scientific with "The Manhattan Projects"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Fantastic Four" and "Ultimates" writer Jonathan Hickman spoke to CBR News about his new alt-reality sci-fi series "The Manhattan Projects," his first ongoing at Image Comics.

Spidey's New Suit Revealed in

Spidey's New Suit Revealed in "Ends of the Earth" Teaser

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics wraps its week of "Amazing Spider-Man" teaser images with Spider-Man fully prepped for Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli's "Ends of the Earth" event.

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Discover the secret origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Does it involve Cerebus?! Plus, legends about Ken Griffey and...comic books? And what minor Marvel superhero was nearly Captain Marvel?!

Adam Hughes Reveals Frosty Cover Art for

Adam Hughes Reveals Frosty Cover Art for "Fairest" #3

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Hughes has revealed his Snow Queen-starring cover for the third issue of "Fairest," Vertigo’s upcoming "Fables" spinoff series that will spotlight such female characters as Rapunzel, Snow White and Rose Red.

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