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Ray Bradbury Passes Away at 91

Ray Bradbury Passes Away at 91

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ray Bradbury, award-winning author, screenwriter and science fiction legend, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 91 after a lengthy illness.

Marz Prophiles

Marz Prophiles "Prophecy's" Main Players, From Vampirella To Re-Animator

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Prophecy" architect Ron Marz runs down the cast of Dynamite's company-wide crossover epic, explaining how the worlds of Red Sonja, Vampirella, Sherlock Holmes and the Re-Animator fit together.

EXCLUSIVE: iVerse Rebrands ComicsPlus, Expands Publishing Tools

EXCLUSIVE: iVerse Rebrands ComicsPlus, Expands Publishing Tools

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

iVerse Media announces a rebranding of its Comics+ platform as ComicsPlus, bringing new tools, an expanded marketing gameplan and more along with the updated name.

"Astonishing X-Men" Same-Sex Marriage Originally Planned For "Alpha Flight" Says Eaglesham

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATE: Dale Eaglesham has retracted his earlier statement, explaining that he misunderstood the plans for Northstar's wedding to his boyfriend and that it was never intended to be an "Alpha Flight" storyline.

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To "Batman" #12

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

For a special one-shot coda to "Night of the Owls," writer Scott Snyder taps fan favorite artist Becky Cloonan to draw an electrifying story that will introduce a major new player to the cast of Gotham City characters in "Batman" #12.

The Phoenix Upends The Playing Field In

The Phoenix Upends The Playing Field In "AvX"

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel makes a splash with this week's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #5 as the series' first act wraps with a Phoenix Force twist, and the spoiler-filled tease gives new perspective on May's "No More Avengers" teaser.

Comics A.M. - Plan to Replace New York's Javits Center Falls Apart

Comics A.M. - Plan to Replace New York's Javits Center Falls Apart

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Talks break down in bid to build $4 billion convention center! What does DC's Alan Scott announcement say about the state of the publisher, and the industry? How one retailer capitalized on Marvel's "The Avengers"!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Batman Anniversary Extravaganza!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Batman Anniversary Extravaganza!

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest examination of comic book Easter eggs, CSBG spotlights a single Batman anniversary story that has over thirty easter eggs in one issue!

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Fully Physically Educated

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Fully Physically Educated

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Before today's "P. E." finale, catch up with Nick Spencer's thoughts on the deadly "Morning Glories" arc from what terrors can make Ike a believer to the tricky nature of Jun's new romance and more.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/6/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/6/2012

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Pipeline - 6/5/2012

Pipeline - 6/5/2012

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman" and "Justice League" are two of the most popular New 52 titles from DC Comics. This week, Augie looks at their first collections before weighing in on the latest "Before Watchmen" promotion.

X-POSITION: Christos Gage Remains Neutral in

X-POSITION: Christos Gage Remains Neutral in "AvX" Conflict

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage answers your questions on writing both sides of the AvX conflict, the status of Rogue and Magneto's relationship and "The First X-Men." Plus, exclusive AvX throwdown art from "X-Men Legacy" #269!

PREVIEW: Gerber & Nowlan's

PREVIEW: Gerber & Nowlan's "Infernal Man-Thing" #1

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a preview for "Infernal Man-Thing" #1, the final swamp monster story written by the late Steve Gerber with art by Kevin Nowlan and a cover by Arthur Adams. The issue hits July 4.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Garfield" #2

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Garfield" #2 by Mark Evanier and Gary Barker. The adventures of Jim Davis' famous creation continue June 6.

Valiant Gives Voice To

Valiant Gives Voice To "Harbinger" #1 With A Talking Variant Cover

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant follows up its "X-O Manowar" launch with the June 6 debut of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans' "Harbinger" #1 and CBR has the first look at the issue's QR Visual Variant video message!

VOTE! - Spider-Man's 50 Greatest Stories

VOTE! - Spider-Man's 50 Greatest Stories

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG needs your choices for the greatest Spider-Man stories ever! Check in and let them know your personal favorites today!!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Captain Marvel Co-Stars In

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Captain Marvel Co-Stars In "Avenging Spider-Man" #9

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Terry Dodson's "Avenging Spider-Man" #9, guest-starring the new Captain Marvel! The issue hits stores July 11.

PREVIEW: Darwyn Cooke's

PREVIEW: Darwyn Cooke's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics and USA Today have released a preview of Darwyn Cooke's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1, the first chapter of the summer-long event. The issue, with a back-up story by Len Wein and John Higgins, hits stores June 6.

Comics A.M. - Eight Months in, New 52 Isn't Sales

Comics A.M. - Eight Months in, New 52 Isn't Sales "Game-Changer"

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A look at “solid but not spectacular" sales of DC's New 52! The success of the "Pocket God" digital comic! Tacoma, Washington, comic store closes! Interviews with Stan Lee and Adam Warren! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Grimes Against The World in Hitch's

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Grimes Against The World in Hitch's "Walking Dead" #100 Variant

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Bryan Hitch's variant cover for "The Walking Dead" #100 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Batman Annual," "The Walking Dead"

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, the CBR reviews team looked at 26 new releases including "Batman Annual" #1, "The Walking Dead" #98, "Incredible Hulk" #8 and more.

When Words Collide - 6/4/2012

When Words Collide - 6/4/2012

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim looks at Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor's "Batman: Death by Design" and reflects on what works, what doesn't and how it relates back to Kidd's earlier novelistic efforts.

AVX COMMENTARY TRACK - Hickman on #4, Plus Bonus Features!

AVX COMMENTARY TRACK - Hickman on #4, Plus Bonus Features!

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jonathan Hickman joins CBR News for the latest AvX COMMENTARY TRACK for insight and commentary on the pivotal "AvX" #4, plus more behind-the-scenes Bonus Features!

THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brigid Alverson weighs in on the current crop of comic book projects currently on Kickstarter, from the return of Kaz Kibushi's "Daisy Kutter" to Lea Hernandez's kiddie vampire saga, "The Garlicks" and more.

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics newest gay hero has been grabbing headlines, but Alan Scott's long journey to iconic status has many twists and turns from Mart Nodell's original mystic engineer to his relationship with his gay son Obsidian.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Incredible Hulk" #8

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Incredible Hulk" #8 by Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon 4.5 stars saying, "If you've got any interest in the character, now is a good time to start reading."

When Did Spider-Man First Thwip?

When Did Spider-Man First Thwip?

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's explores the comic book debuts of the first time Spider-Man's webshooters went "thwip," the appearance of the spider-tracer and the first time Spidey was called "the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man."

Parks Brings

Parks Brings "Witchblade: Demon Reborn" to Dynamite

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ande Parks spoke to CBR News about Top Cow's "Witchblade" returning to Dynamite Entertainment and the continuation of the original Mark Millar/Jae Lee "Demon" story.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Si Spurrier's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Si Spurrier's "Extermination" #1

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Si Spurrier and Jeffrey Edwards' "Extermination" #1. The series, with a special $1 intro price and an all-star line-up of cover artists, debuts June 6.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Monocyte" #4

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jorge Solis gives "Monocyte" #4 by Menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari 5 stars saying the issue "excels as a worthy endeavor in fantasy storytelling and artwork."

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following the temporary retreat from Facebook by the anti-gay One Million Moms, a pro-gay group - also calling itself One Million Moms - has sprung up the social-media site, hoping to capitalize on the original's absence.

Covers of the Week -- May 30, Plus Cover of the Month

Covers of the Week -- May 30, Plus Cover of the Month

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A return appearance by Loki, Peter Panzerfaust taking a break from the war, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim keeping watch over the city, the world's worst - or best - tailgater, and Hollywoodland's fastest-rising star.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Secret," "Creator-Owned Heroes"

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive previews for Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim's "Secret" #2 and the first issue of "Creator-Owned Heroes" by Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon!

Comics A.M. Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Justiniano Case

Comics A.M. Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Justiniano Case

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Update in child-pornography case against artist Josue Rivera (aka Justiniano). John Reppion and Leah Moore take polite approach to addressing piracy! The secret of Anime North's success! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 6

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 6

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, June 6, including "Prophecy" #1, "The Boys" #67 and more.

"Before Watchmen" TV Commercial Debuts

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of its 30-second TV commercial for "Before Watchmen" that will debut Tuesday on BBC America, IFC and G4. "Minutemen #1" arrives Wednesday.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #10

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Green Arrow" #10. The stand-alone issue by Ann Nocenti and Oliver Nome lands in stores June 6.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #10

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Angel & Faith" #10 4.5 stars, calling the issue by Christos Gage and Chris Samnee "the perfect introduction to the comic series."

Aw Yeah,

Aw Yeah, "Superman Family Adventures!"

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

J. Caleb Mozzocco shares seven thoughts on the new kid-friendly Superman title, noting "Would I recommend it? Aw yeah."

"J. Jonah Jameson Goes Insane!" and More Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories that were later explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, a short-lived Spider-Man storyline where J. Jonah Jameson literally goes insane!

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