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The Buy Pile - 7/12/2010

The Buy Pile - 7/12/2010

Strong leads made last week a winner as Casanova Quinn, Deadshot, Steve Rogers, Socialist Red Guardsman, Matt Murdock, Damian Wayne, Bobbi Morse and more arrived to make new comics worth reading.

R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

The acclaimed creator of "American Splendor" has passed away at 70, leaving behind an unparalleled body of work and a legacy as one of modern comics most unlikely advocates in the mainstream.

Huston Makes

Huston Makes "Wolverine: The Best There Is"

Charlie Huston and artist Juan Jose Ryp introduce Wolverine to a new and dangerous villain when the ongoing series "Wolverine: The Best There Is" debuts, featuring a cast culled from 70 years of Marvel history.

Ross Recruits Busiek For

Ross Recruits Busiek For "Kirby: Genesis"

At the fore of Dynamite Entertainment's relaunch of Jack Kirby's personal projects will be the team that helped redefine Marvel Comics history in the '90s - Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek. Ross gave us the early details.

2010 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

2010 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

The 2010 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot which includes Jason Aaron, Geoff Johns, Frank Quitely, Darwyn Cooke, "Chew," "Irredeemable" and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Shadowland" #2

Marvel Comics has released an advance preview of "Shadowland" #1 written by Andy Diggle with art by Billy Tan and a cover by John Cassaday. The issue descends upon stores Wednesday, August 4.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fear Agent" #28

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive 11-page preview of "Fear Agent" #28, the first issue of the final chapter by Rick Remender, Tony Moore, Mike Hawthorne and John Lucas. The issue blasts off July 21.

SPINOFF: Edward Norton's Agent Fires Back

SPINOFF: Edward Norton's Agent Fires Back

Actor Edward Norton's agent responds to Marvel Studios comments about Norton not being included in the upcoming "The Avengers," saying the statement was "“offensive” and "purposely misleading."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Shadowland" #1

Timothy Callahan gave the first issue of "Shadowland" 3 stars, saying of the Andy Diggle written and Billy Tan illustrated comic, "Everything with Bullseye in 'Shadowland' #1 works well. And there's plenty of it."

CSBG: Six Months Of Cool Comics

CSBG: Six Months Of Cool Comics

We're halfway through the Year of Cool Comics at CSBG, and this weekend is the perfect time to find out which titles have been featured so far! Hey - you might just discover your new favorite series!

Feeding From A World That Hates And Fears Them...

Feeding From A World That Hates And Fears Them...

As the X-Men tackle vampires in the new "X-Men"" #1, ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman looks at the new series, its relation to the current vampire phenomenon and the X-Men's history with Dracula.

SPINOFF: What Do YOU Want From Comic-Con?

SPINOFF: What Do YOU Want From Comic-Con?

With Comic-Con International in San DIego less than two weeks away, and the schedule for the show finally revealed, this week’s SPiNOFF question is a simple one: What are you most looking forward to from the show?

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Hellboy: The Storm" #1

Greg McElhatton gave "Hellboy: The Storm" #1 4.5 stars saying of the Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo produced comic, "[I]t's great to see "Hellboy" not only still being published, but at such a high quality to boot"

I Love Ya, But Yer Strange!

I Love Ya, But Yer Strange!

In the latest installment of ILYBYS, see Wonder Woman team-up with younger versions of herself in an "impossible" tale that involves Wonder Tot tickling a bad guy into submission and Wonder Girl making fat jokes!

Retired...Or Doomed?

Retired...Or Doomed?

Citing series like "Starman" and "Hitman," ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at several DC characters and teams that he felt might have benefited from retirement, including Captain Atom and the Doom Patrol.

Introducing Marvel T&A!

Introducing Marvel T&A!

CBR is proud to present a new weekly feature with Marvel VP Executive Editors Tom Brevoort & Axel Alonso with a first installment looking inside Marvel Editorial, the idea of too much Deadpool and two new project announcements.

New Joe Quesada OMIT Variant Unveiled

New Joe Quesada OMIT Variant Unveiled

Marvel Comics has released Joe Quesada's Mary Jane-themed variant cover for "Amazing Spider-Man" #639, the second chapter in the Quesada written "One Moment In Time" storyline. The issue hits stores August 4.

Nantier Talks Smurfs, Rick Geary And More

Nantier Talks Smurfs, Rick Geary And More

NBM publisher Terry Nantier spoke with CBR News about the company's upcoming plans involving The Smurfs and Disney Fairies, Rick Geary and Nicolas de Crecy, classic comic reprints and much, much more.

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Turok, Son of Stone"

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive First Look at Jim Shooter's next Gold Key project, "Turok, Son of Stone," featuring art by Eduardo Francisco and a cover by Raymond Swanland.

SPINOFF: Columbus Setting Sail With

SPINOFF: Columbus Setting Sail With "Superman?"

Director Chris Columbus is rumored to have been tapped by Warner Bros. to step behind the camera of the studios' latest relaunch of the Superman film franchise in 2012. SPINOFF has the details.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Scarlet" #1

Timothy Callahan reviewed "Scarlet" #1, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's creator-owned Icon title, giving the debut 4.5 stars saying that the comic "feels personal and passionate, from cover to cover."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Black Bat Doubleshot: Black Death"

Courtesy of Moonstone Books, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Black Bat Doubleshot: Black Death" #1 by Mike Bullock and Michael Metcalf. The noir-style comic hits stores in September.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

CBLR gets to the bottom of the Superman/Seinfeld connection! Also, are those drug references we see in the pages of..."Aquaman?" All this, plus the origin of John Ostrander: comic book character, await you within!

POLL: Have Digital Comics Convinced You To Buy An iPad?

POLL: Have Digital Comics Convinced You To Buy An iPad?

Has the advent of DC, Marvel and other publishers making content available through iTunes caused you to buy or consider buying an iPad to take your collection digital? CBR wants to know!

"X-Men" Teaser: How Bad Is The Vampire Problem?

Marvel Comics has released a teaser image for "X-Men" #2 which asks - and answers - the question, "Just how bad is the X-Men's vampire problem?" The issue goes on sale Wednesday, August 11.

Bianchi Gets Epic With

Bianchi Gets Epic With "Thor: For Asgard"

We spoke with Simone Bianchi about the September releasing "Thor: For Asgard" which afforded the artist the opportunity to employ his signature style to tell a tale of epic fantasy in the Mighty Marvel Manner.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Namor: The First Mutant"

Marvel Comics has released an advance preview for "Namor: The First Mutant" #1, written by Stuart Moore and illustrated by Ariel Olivetti with covers by Jae Lee and Joe Quesada. The first issue rises on August 25.

Andy Schmidt's

Andy Schmidt's "5 Days to Die"

We spoke Andy Schmidt about his creator-owned miniseries "5 Days to Die," which ships weekly in September and follows a mortally-wounded cop faced with an impossible choice, a situation Schmidt finds oddly familiar.

Marvel Comics On Sale July 14, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale July 14, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an advance look at new comics on sale next Wednesday, July 14, including "Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine" #2, "Daredevil" #508, "X-Force: Sex and Violence" #1 and more.

CBR Boat Show Returns to Comic-Con for Fourth Year!

CBR Boat Show Returns to Comic-Con for Fourth Year!

CBR brings our 42’ yacht back to Comic-Con International in San Diego for the fourth CBR Boat Show! The video show sails on and we've got all the details on how you can book an interview!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Demo, Volume 2" #6

Chad Nevett returns with a 5 star review for "Demo" #6 by creators Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan saying of the entire series, "these...stories have been the highlights of whichever Wednesday they’ve come out on."

Lex Luthor Faces Death

Lex Luthor Faces Death

With Neil Gaiman's blessing, writer Paul Cornell is bringing Death of The Endless into his run on "Action Comics" and he spoke to CBR about how the crossover came about and what it means for his villain-centric run.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow"

Marvel Comics has released an advanced look at "Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow" #1 by writer Jason Henderson and artist Ivan Rodriguez. The issue hits stores August 4.

Wheel Of Shadows Spins The Road To

Wheel Of Shadows Spins The Road To "Artifacts"

Ron Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik spoke with CBR News about the Wheel of Shadows, one of thirteen key items that will be at the center of the 13-issue "Artifacts" limited series launching this month.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Boys" #44

Chad Nevett enjoyed "The Boys" #44, giving it 4 stars and saying of the Garth Ennis and Russ Braun crafted story, calling Braun "a great fit for the title" with "some of Ennis’s best character writing...to date"

Graphic.ly Launches On Windows, Invites Ex-Zuda Creators

Graphic.ly Launches On Windows, Invites Ex-Zuda Creators

The desktop and mobile comics startup today launched an App based in Windows 7, and CEO Micah Baldwin told CBR how he wants to expand the market while inviting displaced Zuda creators along.

THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: Daredevil

THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: Daredevil

Welcome to THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, where, thanks to Editor Stephen Wacker, we've obtained a classified report detailing an NYPD Detective's thoughts on Daredevil, White Tiger, Black Tarantula, Elektra and the Punisher.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #13

Chad Nevett reviewed artist Frazer Irving's first issue of the Grant Morrison written "Batman and Robin Must Die" storyline, giving it 4.5 stars and saying of the story, "you just have to know what happens next."

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Avengers Prime" #2

Marvel Comics has released and advance preview for "Avengers Prime" #2, by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Alan Davis and Mark Farmer. The issue hits stores on Wednesday, August 4.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comic-Con's hotel room woes! More on the murder of Stephen Perry. Graphic.ly officially launches comics reader for Windows 7! Interviews with Woodring, Yang, Piraro and Mahfood! Plus, essential "Daredevil" stories!

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