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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!

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Andrew Chambliss

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Andrew Chambliss

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

"Buffy" writer Andrew Chambliss joins CBR for another SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.

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REVIEW: "Animal Man Annual" #1

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Animal Man Annual" #1 4 stars, calling the annual issue by Jeff Lemire and Timothy Green II "a perfect case of a comic that both stands on its own as well as fits well into the greater picture of the series."

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robot 6's Brigid Alverson speaks to Rian Hughes about his redesign of the Valiant logo and cover elements for this year's new series including "X-O Manowar," "Harbinger" and more.

One Million Moms Drops Off Facebook After Green Lantern Post Backfires

One Million Moms Drops Off Facebook After Green Lantern Post Backfires

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

One Million Moms abruptly removed its Facebook page after a post warning followers about the reintroduction of Green Lantern Alan Scott as gay was inundated by comments supporting DC Comics.

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan notes the "strange, hypocritical and entirely arbitrary attitude" he has toward the shipping schedules of superhero books versus creator-owned comics. It may be ridiculous.

Behold: The Thanos-Copter!

Behold: The Thanos-Copter!

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With millions of fans around the world awaiting the next appearance of Thanos in the Marvel Avengers film franchise, spend your time marveling at the greatest moment in Thanos' history, the debut of...the Thanos-Copter!

Axel-In-Charge - 6/1/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 6/1/2012

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Back in action, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso looks at his history of gay heroes at Marvel from "Rawhide Kid" through "Astonishing X-Men's" wedding and hints at new developments in "AvX."

COMMENTARY TRACK: Seeley on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Seeley on "Witchblade: Rebirth"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the first TPB of his ongoing run on Top Cow's "Witchblade" hitting shops, Tim Seeley tells CBR what inspired the action of his "Rebirth" arc from Chicago clubs to "Akira" and more.

Who Are CSBG's Greatest Spider-Man Creators of All Time?

Who Are CSBG's Greatest Spider-Man Creators of All Time?

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

You voted and now the results are in! Who is CSBG's greatest Spider-Man writer and greatest Spider-Man artist of all-time?

Arcudi, Mignola Prepare The B.P.R.D. For

Arcudi, Mignola Prepare The B.P.R.D. For "The Return Of The Master"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Arcudi and Mike Mignola discuss "B.P.R.D. - Hell On Earth: The Return Of The Master," artist Tyler Crooks' stepping into Guy Davis' shoes and Cameron Stewart's upcoming "Hell On Earth: Exorcism" one-shot.

ADVANCE REVIEW:

ADVANCE REVIEW: "Spider-Men" #1

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Spider-Men" #1 4.5 stars, calling the inaugural issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli "technically excellent with well-judged pace and tone, it's everything a Spider-Man fan could want."

The Avengers Assembled In Mind-Boggling Charts

The Avengers Assembled In Mind-Boggling Charts

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

New York Times' Data Artist Jer Thorp spoke with CBR about his mind-bogglingly detailed data visualizations which track every issue of Marvel's "Avengers," providing a unique look at the history of the team and title.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Did Donald Duck appear in a comic years before he officially first appeared in a cartoon? Plus, legends about other funny animal comics, including "Bucky O'Hare" and Dave Sim's pitch for "Spider-Ham!"

PREVIEW: Peter Parker & Miles Morales Collide in

PREVIEW: Peter Parker & Miles Morales Collide in "Spider-Men" #2

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Sara Pichelli's interior art for "Spider-Men" #2 written by Brian Michael Bendis. The Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe continues the crossover June 27.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Garth Ennis'

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Garth Ennis' "The Boys" #67

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents an exclusive, extended preview of "The Boys" #67. The countdown to the final issue continues on June 6 courtesy of Garth Ennis, Russ Braun and Darick Robertson.

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REVIEW: "Superman Family Adventures" #1

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Superman Family Adventures" #1 4 stars, calling the issue by Art Baltazar and Franco "the ultimate example that true all-ages books exist and they are amazing."

Comics A.M. - Ailing Artist Oliver Nome’s Call for Help

Comics A.M. - Ailing Artist Oliver Nome’s Call for Help

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Oliver Nome is selling artwork to pay for brain tumor treatment, The Slate weighs in on the ethics of "Before Watchmen," and similarities between James Ellroy's writing and Brandon Graham's "Prophet" are examined.

Robinson Promises Another Gay Character In

Robinson Promises Another Gay Character In "Earth 2"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With word of Alan Scott's New 52 sexual orientation breaking today, "Earth 2" writer James Robinson has already made it clear Green Lantern won't be the only gay character in his and Nicola Scott's new series.

James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern

James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After hints of an iconic coming out, DC and James Robinson reveal original Green Lantern Alan Scott will be written as a gay hero in the pages of "Earth 2," as the writer shares word of GL's family history and future romance.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 6, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale June 6, 2012

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Defenders" #7, "Hulk" #53, "Invincible Iron Man" #518, "Winter Soldier" #6 and more.

Shelf Life - 5/31/2012

Shelf Life - 5/31/2012

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With this week's release of the final issue of "Magdalena," Ron Marz looks back at the character and her latest series, citing the ups and downs, strengths and weaknesses it had over the past 2 years of publication.

Remender & Bunn Unleash the

Remender & Bunn Unleash the "Savage Six" on "Venom"

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Venom" co-writers Rick Remender & Cullen Bunn's spoke to CBR News about their "Savage Six" story line in which the titular hero is outnumbered by six bloodthirsty villains.

The Line It Is Drawn - Ernie Chan Tribute

The Line It Is Drawn - Ernie Chan Tribute

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the late Ernie Chan, our artists drew your suggestions for Conan drawings, including the Cimmerian starring in his own Hostess fruit pie ad and, of course, his own talk show!

PREVIEW: Hickman & Humphries'

PREVIEW: Hickman & Humphries' "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #12

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a preview of Luke Ross' pages for "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #12 written by Jonathan Hickman and Sam Humphries. The war between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Reed Richards continues June 27.

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REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #98

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Augie De Blieck, Jr. gives "The Walking Dead" #98 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard 4.5 stars saying, "'The Walking Dead' #100 is only two issues away, but its creators aren't coasting on their way there."

EXCLUSIVE AvX PREVIEWS:

EXCLUSIVE AvX PREVIEWS: "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #5, "Uncanny X-Men" #13

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents previews of two of next week's AvX event titles: Matt Fraction and John Romita Jr.'s "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #5 and Kieron Gillen and Billy Tan's "Uncanny X-Men" #13!

The Buy Pile - 5/31/2012

The Buy Pile - 5/31/2012

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Things went pretty well as the week couldn't be submarined by Wolverine covering the same old ground and Animal Man getting a fresh new past.

Rocker Chris Daughtry Partners With DC's We Can Be Heroes Charity

Rocker Chris Daughtry Partners With DC's We Can Be Heroes Charity

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Musician and "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry spoke with CBR News about his partnership with DC Entertainment on the We Can Be Heroes campaign.

EXCL PREVIEW: Sherlock Holmes, Red Sonja Star In

EXCL PREVIEW: Sherlock Holmes, Red Sonja Star In "Prophecy" #1

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite has provided CBR with an exclusive look at the Ron Marz-scripted "Prophecy" #1, the publisher-wide crossover featuring Sherlock Holmes, Red Sonja, Vampirella and more.

PREVIEW: Spidey and The Lizard Face Off in Slott's

PREVIEW: Spidey and The Lizard Face Off in Slott's "Amazing Spider-Man" #688

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Giuseppe Camuncoli's interior pages for "Amazing Spider-Man" #688, kicking off the new "No Turning Back" storyarc. Spider-Man and The Lizard face off June 27.

EXCLUSIVE: Daryl Gregory Reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Daryl Gregory Reveals "Secret Battles of Genghis Khan"

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Dracula: The Company of Monsters" writer Daryl Gregory returns with a new tale of a warrior king in "Secret Battles of Genghis Khan" this July from IDW. CBR spoke with Gregory about the book.

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REVIEW: "Batman Annual" #1

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Batman Annual" #1 4.5 stars saying the issue by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Jason Fabok is "a great read that would certainly be a fantastic way to spend your lawn-mowing money."

EXCL PREVIEW: Bendis'

EXCL PREVIEW: Bendis' "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #11

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive look at Brian Bendis and David Marquez's "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #11. Spidey teams with the Prowler on June 6!

Comics A.M. - Industry's Digital Inroads; Exploiting New Formats

Comics A.M. - Industry's Digital Inroads; Exploiting New Formats

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The New York Times surveys the digital comics landscape! Warren Ellis on "the shape of the new webcomics"! Dave Sim turns to Kickstarter for digital "Cerebus"! Adam Warren talks "Empowered"! Plus more!

Eagle Awards To Continue In 2013

Eagle Awards To Continue In 2013

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Confirming rumors of a behind-the-scenes struggle with London MCM Expo, the co-owner of the Eagle Awards dismissed Friday's announcement that this was the last year for the venerable U.K. fan awards. ROBOT 6 has details.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Winick Gets Personal With

THE BAT SIGNAL: Winick Gets Personal With "Batwing" and "Catwoman"

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Judd Winick speaks about "Catwoman" going good guy, "Batwing" going global and his upcoming plans for both books.

Flogging A Dead Horse - 5/30/2012

Flogging A Dead Horse - 5/30/2012

Wed, May 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Jenkins' latest installment of FLOGGING warns us not about the impending Zombie Apocalypse, but about how the Artificial Intelligence we rely on to improve our lives is trying to kill us.

Wade Wilson Is

Wade Wilson Is "Reborn" In Way's "Deadpool"

Wed, May 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Deadpool" writer Daniel Way about the current "Reborn" story arc where the Merc With a Mouth discovers life without a healing factor is more dangerous than he thought.

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