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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Detective Comics" #873

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR is pleased to present an exclusive preview of "Detective Comics" #873 by Scott Snyder and Jock, concluding their first story arc "Black Mirror." The issue goes on sale this week.

Revisiting DC History

Revisiting DC History

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at several of DC's history-setting miniseries, including "Atlantis Chronicles," "Superman: The Secret Years," and "The Golden Age," and the influence these had on the direction of the line.

A Month of Odd Comic Book Ads

A Month of Odd Comic Book Ads

CSBG continues a month-long look at all the strange and odd comic book ads that have appeared throughout comics history! Come check out the ads featured so far, including the interesting evolution of X-Ray Spex ads!

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale January 26, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale January 26, 2011

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale January 26, including "Stan Lee's The Traveler" #3, "Incorruptible" #14, "Dracula: The Company of Monsters" #6, and "Walt Disney Comics" #715!

Testing the Age of Availability

Testing the Age of Availability

Greg Hatcher tests the theory that we are living in the "age of availability" by attempting to see if every comic, book and film that he was reading and watching in March 1978 is accessible today! Come find out how well he did!

Investigating Dynamite's Hornet Sting

Investigating Dynamite's Hornet Sting

With the "Green Hornet" film in theaters, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan gives tips on where to start reading Dynamite's army of "Green Hornet" comics, including which titles give the fullest picture of the hero's legacy.

MARVEL T&A: New Readers, New Methods

MARVEL T&A: New Readers, New Methods

Tom and Axel are back with an all-new Marvel T&A loaded with information on how the House of Ideas views their readership, how they look to draw fans in with "Mighty Thor" and the sales picture of 2011.

Waid and Busiek Discuss

Waid and Busiek Discuss "Dracula: Company of Monsters"

Veteran writers Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek sit down to discuss Busiek's "Dracula: Company of Monsters," which sees its first trade paperback arrive next week from BOOM! Studios.

Powell and Marsh Enter Godzilla's “Kingdom of Monsters”

Powell and Marsh Enter Godzilla's “Kingdom of Monsters”

Co-writers Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh spoke with CBR about “Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters,” the new ongoing series launching in March from IDW starring at least one rampaging Toho monster.

DC Preps Green Lantern/ Flashpoint FCBD Issue

DC Preps Green Lantern/ Flashpoint FCBD Issue

Hoping to draw in fans of Hal Jordan's incoming movie, DC Comics is representing his most recent origin telling for Free Comic Book Day along with an early look at the Geoff Johns/Andy Kubert "Flashpoint" event for die hard readers.

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REVIEW: "Iron Man" #500

Benjamin Bailey looks at "Iron Man" #500 by Matt Fraction, giving it a four star review, praising the four artists and saying the issue "shows what a great creative team can do when it’s given the room to stretch its legs."

CBR's Comics Twitter Directory

CBR's Comics Twitter Directory

Wondering which of your favorite creators and publishers are on Twitter, sharing their wisdom in 140 characters or less? CBR has you covered with our comprehensive Twitter Directory.

Scott Allie Speaks of “The Dead Remembered”

Scott Allie Speaks of “The Dead Remembered”

“Hellboy” editor Scott Allie tries on his writing hat for “B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered,” a three-issue miniseries exploring Liz Sherman's past. CBR spoke with him about the book and switching roles with Mike Mignola.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's CBLR, learn about the strange team-up of Spider-Man and Planned Parenthood! Plus, the history of Marvel's rating system and the bizarre story of Rulah, Jungle Goddess and Tegra, Jungle Empress!

Gage Looks to the Future in “Avengers Academy”

Gage Looks to the Future in “Avengers Academy”

“Avengers Academy” #8, in stores now, is the first of several big issues for the series. We spoke with writer Christos Gage about his plans for the book, which include a glimpse at the future selves of the teen protagonists.

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REVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #40

Greg McElhatton gives the final issue of "Buffy Season 8" by Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty three and a half stars, praising the finale for the "recriminations, second-guessing, and glances ahead on what's to come."

J.H. Williams III Addresses

J.H. Williams III Addresses "Batwoman" Delay

After the revelation this week that the long-awaited "Batwoman" would be delayed until April, J.H. Williams III discussed the series' schedule on his blog, noting that the new date was more realistic from the start. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Marvel Runs Early With

Marvel Runs Early With "Fantastic Four" #587

In anticipation of a mass media push for the issue where one of the team is killed off, Marvel Comics is allowing retailers to sell "Fantastic Four" #587 on Tuesday of next week, one of a number of changes allowed by early shipping.

TOTAL RECHARGE: Milligan on “Red Lanterns”

TOTAL RECHARGE: Milligan on “Red Lanterns”

Peter Milligan says Atrocitus is a murderous, ancient monster, but now he’s his murderous ancient monster and it’s his job to make readers empathize with him in the new ongoing “Red Lanterns” series from DC Comics.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/20/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 1/20/2011

This month, Brian Hibbs discusses Patton Oswalt's recent Geek Culture rant/dissertation, deciding the actor didn't go far enough, especially with regards to the role of today's day comics industry in pop culture.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Age of X: Alpha" #1, "Chaos War" #5, "New Avengers" #8, "Thunderbolts" #152, "X-Men #7 and many more.

DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2011

DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2011

DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in April 2011, including the latest from "War of the Green Lanterns," "Brightest Day" and much more.

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Characters and Movies

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Characters and Movies

Harold and Kumar Escape from the Negative Zone! Nick Fury's Howling and Inglourious Basterds! Check out these comic book/movie mash-ups and more in this week's reader-suggested art gallery! And make your suggestions for next week's edition!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Avengers" #9 and "Captain America" #614

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR has exclusive previews of "Avengers" #9 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita, Jr., and "Captain America" #614 by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice. Both are in stores January 26.

The Buy Pile - 1/20/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/20/2011

It was Hannibal's birthday on Wednesday, and the comics industry delivered the gift of not being terrible, led off by the complicated genius of Tony Stark, teenaged terrorism and the duplicity of soldiers and spies.

Campbell Charts the Danger Girl Crossover

Campbell Charts the Danger Girl Crossover

Artist and "Danger Girl" co-creator J. Scott Campbell spoke with CBR News about the upcoming crossover miniseries with Dynamite Entertainment's "Army of Darkness," raining upon comic stores this April.

Talking Comics with Shawn Crystal

Talking Comics with Shawn Crystal

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with SCAD professor and artist Shawn Crystal about "Wolverine & Deadpool: The Decoy," a digital-only comic written by Stuart Moore, as well as writers and artists to watch this year.

DC Drops The Comics Code

DC Drops The Comics Code

In a move towards a in house set of ratings for everything from kids comics to the mature readers material of Vertigo, DC Comics will no longer carry the decades-old Comics Code Seal of Approval on its monthly titles.

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REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #18

Doug Zawisa reviewed "Brightest Day" #18, giving it a perfect five stars for artists Ivan Reis and Ardian Syaf's "visual spectacle," and the mysteries established by Geoff Johns and Pete Tomasi "start to click into place."

AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Berserker, Hellion, Nightmare

AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Berserker, Hellion, Nightmare

In our penultimate installment of AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS, our look at the major mutant players of the “Age of X” storyline, writer Mike Carey reveals Gyrich's intelligence on the fugitive mutants Berserker, Hellion, and Nightmare.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Artist Fights Taxman, "Dick Tracy" Cartoonist Retires

French officials say Albert Uderzo isn't eligible for author tax breaks! Cartoonist Dick Locher to retire from "Dick Tracy"! San Antonio comic store rebounds! Plus much more!

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REVIEW: "The Boys" #50

Ryan Lindsay gives the landmark 50th issue of Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson's "The Boys" a four-star review, saying "a stand-off between The Seven and The Boys is always going to be one of my favorite things."

An All-Star Team-Up For

An All-Star Team-Up For "Action Comics" #900

An A-list team of creators including Damon Linelof, Richard Donner and Alex Ross bring the Man of Steel back home from his cross-country journey to "Action Comics" where Doomsday and Lex Luthor await.

G.I. Joe Enters the

G.I. Joe Enters the "Cobra Civil War"

IDW held a press event to discuss its G.I. Joe line following the death of a major character in this week's “Cobra” #12. CBR has the details of the coming “Cobra Civil War,” which launches a new Snake Eyes ongoing series.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Angel" #41

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR is pleased to share an exclusive preview of "Angel" #41 by David Tischman, Mariah Huehner, Elena Casagrande, and Jenny Frison. The issue hits stores next week, January 26.

Where The Hell Am I - 1/19/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 1/19/2011

Responding to a controversial quote from "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, Jason provides some solid advice for screenwriters looking to bring their scripts to comics with a ten-point checklist of things to look out for.

TOTAL RECHARGE: Bedard on “Green Lantern Corps”

TOTAL RECHARGE: Bedard on “Green Lantern Corps”

With Sinestro poised to enter the fray, fan favorite writer Tony Bedard checks in to discuss his run on “Green Lantern Corps” and teases what’s ahead in the upcoming crossover, "War of the Green Lanterns."

Remender Cranks the Metal in “Uncanny X-Force”

Remender Cranks the Metal in “Uncanny X-Force”

In coming months, the cast of “Uncanny X-Force” will face off against an onslaught of cybernertic enemies. We spoke with writer Rick Remender about the series, including a special 5.1 issue featuring art by Rafael Albuquerque.

Whedon Hints at

Whedon Hints at "Buffy Season 9"

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8" concludes this week with #40, but Joss Whedon gave several hints about Season 9 in an interview with EW's Shelf Life blog. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

The legendary cartoonist talks with CBR about his long career on"Mad Magazine," “The Simpsons,” “Groo,” as well as “Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Work,” the new retrospective book from Running Press.

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