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Howard the Duck Faces

Howard the Duck Faces "Fear Itself"

Howard the Duck teams with She-Hulk, Frankenstein's Monster and Nighthawk to take on Man-Thing in June's "Fear Itself: Fearsome Four" miniseries by Brandon Montclare and Ryan Bodenheim, with covers by Michael Kaluta.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #82

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "The Walking Dead" #82 4 stars, praising Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's current "No Way Out" storyline and calling the events in this particular issue "brutally pragmatic."

"Batwoman" Postponed Again

Despite being previewed in this week's new comics as an April release, DC Comics has officially canceled orders for the first two issues with plans to resolicit the series at a later date. ROBOT 6 has details.

Bunn: From

Bunn: From "The Damned" to "Superman/Batman"

Writer Cullen Bunn spoke with CBR News about the transition from writing creator-owned series like "The Damned" and "The Sixth Gun" to scripting "Superman/Batman," "Captain America" and more.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Jeff Lemire

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Jeff Lemire

CBR News spoke with Jeff Lemire about Doomsday crashing smack dab into Smallville in April's "Superboy" #6, but first we asked a few questions about this week's first ever race between Superboy and Kid Flash.

Where The Hell Am I - 3/9/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 3/9/2011

This week, Jason puts into words the difficulties that can pop up and derail a day's worth of writing, from distractions that knock you off course to not saving the perfect idea you have right before bed and more.

Blake Masters Leads

Blake Masters Leads "Insurrection v3.6"

"Brotherhood" writer Blake Masters envisions a future in which artificial man fights for the bottom line in "Insurrection v3.6" from BOOM! Studios. CBR News spoke with him about the series, which debuts this week.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics X" #4

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics X" #4. The critically acclaimed series from the creative team of Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams returns Wednesday, March 30.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Dracula: Throne of Blood"

Marvel has released an advance look at "Tomb of Dracula Presents: Throne of Blood" by Victor Gischler and Goran Parlov. The one-shot, featuring a cover by Bryan Hitch, hits stores April 27.

Ron Marz: Top Cow Architect, Part 1

Ron Marz: Top Cow Architect, Part 1

Writer Ron Marz spoke with CBR News about his various projects in the Top Cow Universe, including his yearlong event series "Artifacts" and the ongoing adventures of bearer Sara Pezzini in "Witchblade."

Sales Estimates for February, 2011

Sales Estimates for February, 2011

Overall, February sales numbers rebounded from January's lows, but the highest charting title, "Green Lantern," still set a record low for the number one selling title since Diamond first began releasing their data.

The Busy World of Steve Niles

The Busy World of Steve Niles

Prolific writer Steve Niles spoke with CBR about working with Slash on a "Wake the Dead" film, sewing "Crime and Terror" with Scott Morse, adapting a one-man play for comics and his first novel.

"Fear Itself" Faces Deadpool

The Merc with a Mouth tackles the threat of "Fear Itself" in a three-issue miniseries from writer Christopher Hastings and longtime 'Pool artist Bong Dazo. "Fear Itself: Deadpool" #1 dances into stores this June.

X-POSITION: Rick Remender

X-POSITION: Rick Remender

The "Uncanny X-Force" writer discusses the appeal of alternative universes, the ingredients of a good story, and things that make his skin crawl. All that plus exclusive art!

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Amazing Fantasy" #15 Brings $1.1M; CCI Hotel Blocks Opening

Near-mint copy of Spider-Man's first appearances fetches $1.1 million! Hotel blocks for Comic-Con International open this morning! Publishers want Borders to return unpaid stock! Plus much more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/9/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/9/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has almost 50 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

Nick Spencer Talks Marvel Exclusivity

Nick Spencer Talks Marvel Exclusivity

The writer of "Iron Man 2.0" and soon "Secret Avengers," Nick Spencer discusses how the collaboration of Marvel's fabled creative summits helped sway his decision to sign exclusively with the publisher while continuing his current ongoings.

Pipeline - 3/8/2011

Pipeline - 3/8/2011

"Wizard" has changed formats, but Augie notices that very little else is different from before, unfortunately. Plus, an Emerald City Comicon post-mortem and five art books he'd like to see immediately, please.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Legion of Super-Villains," "Doom Patrol"

DC Comics has provided CBR with exclusive looks at "Legion of Super-Villains" #1 by Levitz and Portela and "Doom Patrol" #20 by Giffen, Clark and Randall. Both are on sale March 9, 2011.

Talking Comics with Bryan Q. Miller

Talking Comics with Bryan Q. Miller

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea discusses all things "Batgirl" with writer Bryan Q. Miller, as well as the final season of "Smallville," introducing new characters to the world of Stephanie Brown and more.

Chris Ryall's

Chris Ryall's "Zombies vs. Robots" Returns

IDW Publishing Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall spoke with CBR News about his upcoming "Zombies vs. Robots" miniseries, "Undercity," while giving details on Sony Pictures' deal to bring "ZvR" to film.

ECCC: Image Comics' New Favorites

ECCC: Image Comics' New Favorites

A line-up of some of Image Comics hottest creators, from Nick Spencer to Riley Rossmo and more, were in attendance at last weekend's Emerald City Comicon to promote their titles to a room full of Image faithful.

"Fear Itself" Strikes the Thunderbolts

Writer Jeff Parker and artist Kev Walker introduce Luke Cage's team of superhuman prisoners to the world of "Fear Itself" in "Thunderbolts" #158, hitting stores in June.

Process of the Artist: Jusko Paints

Process of the Artist: Jusko Paints "Dejah Thoris"

Legendary fantasy and sc-fi artist Joe Jusko walks CBR readers through the process involved in the creation of the cover for Dynamite Entertainment's "Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris" #3.

Liefeld Breaches

Liefeld Breaches "The Infinite"

On the heels of announcing a new Image series with Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld explains the story behind "The Infinite" and how he's moving forward with new characters, pouches, shoulderpads and guns. UPDATED WITH EXCLUSIVE ART

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman, Inc." #3

DC Comics has released a preview for "Batman, Inc." #3 by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. The issue, featuring covers by Dave Finch and J.H. Williams III, hits stores this Wednesday, March 9.

Comics A.M. - February's Record Low, Skepticism About Diamond Digital

Comics A.M. - February's Record Low, Skepticism About Diamond Digital

"Green Lantern" #62 is lowest-selling No. 1 title on record! Direct market retailers skeptical about digital distribution and Diamond Digital! Milo Manara, Carla Speed McNeil and more!

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review staff covered two dozen new releases, including "Sweet Tooth" #19, "Usagi Yojimbo" #135, "The Intredpids" #1, "Deadpool" #33.1, "Emma" #1, "Secret Six" #31 and more!

TEASER: The Avengers Face

TEASER: The Avengers Face "Fear Itself"

Marvel Comics has released a new "Fear Itself" teaser featuring a shot of Iron Man, Thor and Steve Rogers by series artist Stuart Immonen along with the foreboding statement, "Iron Breaks. Soldiers Fall. Gods Die."

X-COMMUNICATED:

X-COMMUNICATED: "New Mutants" #22

In our latest installment of X-COMMUNICATED, CBR's in-depth look at the "Age of X" crossover, Mike Carey provides commentary on "New Mutants" #22, an issue that deepened the storyline's many mysteries.

When Words Collide - 3/7/2011

When Words Collide - 3/7/2011

This week, Tim talks with Cody Walker, editor of "Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide," about all things Warren Ellis. But they mostly end up chatting about "Planetary" and its importance in the history of comics.

ECCC: Memories of Dwayne McDuffie

ECCC: Memories of Dwayne McDuffie

Friends and fans gathered during last weekend's Emerald City Comicon to remember the recently deceased Dwayne McDuffie, recount stories from his career and celebrate his contributions to the world of comics.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "X-Factor" #216

Kelly Thompson gave Marvel Comics' "X-Factor" #216 a 4 star review, calling the long-running Peter David written series "a solid superhero book from month to month, and this issue is no exception."

FIRST LOOK: Mignola, Chen's

FIRST LOOK: Mignola, Chen's "Hellboy," "B.P.R.D." Covers

Dark Horse has provided CBR with fist looks at Mike Mignola and Jo Chen's covers for upcoming issues of "Hellboy: The Fury," "B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered" and "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever"

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 9, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 9, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, March 9, including "Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris" #1, "Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods" #1 and more.

ECCC: Marvel's Next Big Thing

ECCC: Marvel's Next Big Thing

Nick Spencer's exclusive contract, the "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon and Garth Ennis' possible return to Marvel Comics were among the topics of discussion during Marvel's Next Big Thing panel at Emerald City Comicon.

"Avengers Academy" Crashes into "Fear Itself"

"Fear Itself" collides with "Avengers Academy" in June as Marvel's heroes-in-training enter the mega-crossover in a story by written by Christos Gage with art by Tom Raney and a Billy Tan cover.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Deadly Damages

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Deadly Damages

Writer Nick Spencer returns to CBR for an all-new installment of MORNING GLORY DAYS, explaining the daring and drastic actions Zoe takes in "Morning Glories" #7 while revealing one of the key visual clues to the entire series.

Kirkman and Liefeld Unite for

Kirkman and Liefeld Unite for "The Infinite"

Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld are collaborating on a time-traveling sci-fi epic called "The Infinite" that will debut in August from Kirkman's Skybound imprint. ROBOT 6 has details.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Incognito: Bad Influences" #4

Ryan Lindsay has reviewed "Incognito: Bad Influences" #4 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, giving it a four and a half star rating and saying, "there is so much to enjoy in this issue that you should read it more than once."

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