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CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Geoff Johns Talks

CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Geoff Johns Talks "Aquaman" Deaths & New "Justice League" Villains

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns spoke with CBR TV at C2E2, divulging further details about the publisher's incoming Free Comic Book Day offering, the recent controversy surrounding a new character in "Aquaman" and more.

Marvel Comics and Rockstar Games Team Up For

Marvel Comics and Rockstar Games Team Up For "Max Payne 3" Digital Comic

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Hard-edged, gun-wielding video game hero Max Payne will soon be the focus of a three-issue Marvel digital comic series that ties in with the upcoming "Max Payne 3" game.

EXCLUSIVE: Mysterious 2000 AD Teasers Come Into Focus

EXCLUSIVE: Mysterious 2000 AD Teasers Come Into Focus

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

For the third week straight, 2000 AD has provided CBR News with a trio of exclusive teaser images heralding the arrival of something decidedly evil on May 2, 2012.

PREVIEW: Gillen, McNiven & Larocca's

PREVIEW: Gillen, McNiven & Larocca's "AVX: VS" #2

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a first look at Steve McNiven and Salvador Larocca's pages for "AVX: VS" #2 written by McNiven and Kieron Gillen. See Captain America take on Gambit and Spider-Man fight Colossus May 16.

Check That Bought Superman Rights Sells For $160,000

Check That Bought Superman Rights Sells For $160,000

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The $412 check written in 1938 by Detective Comics to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the rights to Superman sold last night at auction for a whopping $160,000. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Hickman Plans His Final

Hickman Plans His Final "Fantastic" Voyages

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jonathan Hickman recently wrapped a three-year storyline in "Fantastic Four" and "FF," and will end his run on both in October. CBR spoke with him about his remaining plans for both titles.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: More Simpsons!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: More Simpsons!

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest Comic Book Easter Eggs has more "Simpsons" in-jokes and references, including when Huntress became Bart Simpson's teacher and the time the Exiles saved the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant!

Bedard & The Reach Crossover Into

Bedard & The Reach Crossover Into "Blue Beetle" & "Green Lantern: New Guardians"

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tony Bedard spoke with CBR about May's "Blue Beetle" and "Green Lantern: New Guardians" crossover, larger Green Lantern plans and re-imagining the Reach in the new DC Universe

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Peanuts" #4

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Peanuts" #4! Snoopy takes on Lucy at wrist-wrestling on Wednesday, April 18!

Comics A.M. - Archie Feud Goes Into Mediation; C2E2 Attendance

Comics A.M. - Archie Feud Goes Into Mediation; C2E2 Attendance "Way Up"

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Bitter battle for control of Archie goes into mediation! C2E2 attendance grows as floor space doubles! Politico's Matt Wuerker wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning! Plus much more!

C2E2: Loeb On The Mysteries & Mayhem of

C2E2: Loeb On The Mysteries & Mayhem of "Sabretooth Reborn"

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Reteaming with artist Simone Bianchi on "Wolverine," Jeph Loeb explains how the "Sabretooth Reborn" arc is more than a villain's return as it completes a story of vengeance and history the pair always knew they would tell.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Saga," "Fantastic Four," "America's Got Powers"

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, the CBR reviews team looked at 23 new releases including "Saga" #2, "Fantastic Four" #605," "America's Got Powers" #1 and "Daredevil Season One."

C2E2: Asmus Brings

C2E2: Asmus Brings "Gambit" Back to the World of Thieves

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Gambit steps back into the shadowy world of heists and larceny when "Generation Hope" writer James Asmus kicks off a new "Gambit" ongoing series with artist Clay Mann this August

When Words Collide - 4/16/2012

When Words Collide - 4/16/2012

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim checks in with reviews of a handful of recent comics and graphic novels, including new work from Bryan Hitch, Jonathan Ross, Derf Backderf, Noah Van Sciver, Brendan McCarthy and more.

DiDio Discusses

DiDio Discusses "DC Universe Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown"

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Co-Publisher and "DC Universe Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown" writer Dan DiDio talks about his story, Jack Kirby and the goal for the anthology. Plus, an exclusive look at the story's final chapter!

Arrows Galore in Aja's

Arrows Galore in Aja's "Hawkeye" #3 Cover

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has revealed David Aja's cover for "Hawkeye" #3 written by Matt Fraction, which features the silhouettes, bows and arrows of both Clint Barton and Kate Bishop in profile.

C2E2: Avatar Talks

C2E2: Avatar Talks "Crossed," "Hero Worship" & More

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Avatar Press' C2E2 panel was packed with news on the publisher's upcoming books, including new writers on "Crossed," Zak Penn's "Hero Worship" and Avatar's overall focus shifting from miniseries to ongoing titles.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "America's Got Powers" #1

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch's "America's Got Powers" #1 4.5 stars, calling the inaugural issue "a powerful opening chapter for a story with a stronger high-concept than you might expect."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Mars Attacks" #1

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing has provided CBR with an exclusive 8-page preview of the June-launching "Mars Attacks" #1 by the team of John Layman and John McCrea!

Dynamite Comics On Sale April 18

Dynamite Comics On Sale April 18

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, April 18, including "The Shadow" #1, "Red Sonja" #65 and more.

DC Comics Offers a First Look at

DC Comics Offers a First Look at "Before Watchmen" Pages

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has updated its New Frontiersman promotional website with a brief first look at interior pages from "Before Watchmen."

Covers of the Week -- April 11

Covers of the Week -- April 11

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Lobster Johnson goes up in flames, The Tinker weathers a storm, Gov. Alvarado reveals a secret, "Saga" lends a hand and Glory paints the Red Planet pink.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for July, 2012

Marvel Comics Solicitations for July, 2012

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released its full solicitation information and cover art for titles shipping in July, 2012, including the latest from "Avengers Vs. X-Men," "Powers: FBI" and more.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Saga" #2

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Saga" #2 5 stars, calling Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' new Image Comics series an "intoxicating blend of sci-fi, adventure and realism that mixes together effortlessly."

When Did Spider-Man's Spider-Sense First Tingle?

When Did Spider-Man's Spider-Sense First Tingle?

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In this edition of CSBG's examination of the first appearances of pieces of comic book lore, we ask, when did Spider-Man's Spider-Sense debut? Also, the first appearances of Dr. Leslie Thompkins and Lana Lang as an adult!

C2E2:  Gillen & Fraction Burn

C2E2: Gillen & Fraction Burn "Everything" In "Mighty Thor" & "Journey Into Mystery"

Mon, April 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This August, war breaks out in the Nine Realms as Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen kick off "Everything Burns," a nine-part crossover between "The Mighty Thor" and "Journey into Mystery."

C2E2: The Big IDW Panel

C2E2: The Big IDW Panel

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing spent an afternoon at C2E2 going over its upcoming slate of projects, from 55 variant covers for "Mars Attacks" #1 to the futures of popular franchises to "Doctor Who/Star Trek" and more.

C2E2: Marvel's Next Big Thing

C2E2: Marvel's Next Big Thing

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A host of Marvel mainstays including James Asmus, Cullen Bunn, Kelly Sue DeConnick and more wrap the House of Idea's Chicago weekend with the announcement of a new "Gambit" series, a "Mighty Thor"/"Journey Into Mystery" crossover and more.

Zak Sally on

Zak Sally on "Sammy the Mouse" & Printing His Own Comics

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner talks to Zak Sally about his work on "Sammy the Mouse" and his recent decision to not only publish his own comics, but print them as well.

C2E2: Marvel Ultimate Comics Universe

C2E2: Marvel Ultimate Comics Universe

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" writer Sam Humphries and more brought a taste of all things Ultimate Comics to the final day of C2E2 2012.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Wood & Humphries

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Wood & Humphries "Divide" the Ultimate Universe

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" writer Sam Humphries and "Ultimate Comics X-Men" writer Brian Wood about "Divided We Fall," an Ultimate Universe-wide crossover starting in July.

"The Viper is Spider-Woman's Mother?" and More Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG examines abandoned comic storylines each week. Come see the stories featured so far, including the latest addition, a look at the short-lived familial relationship between Spider-Woman and Viper.

C2E2: Yost & Pham Spin New Web Lines for

C2E2: Yost & Pham Spin New Web Lines for "Scarlet Spider"

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This July, artist Khoi Pham takes over art duties on "Scarlet Spider" with #7. CBR News spoke with Pham and his collaborator, writer Chis Yost, about their plans for the book.

C2E2: Fraction Hits the Streets with

C2E2: Fraction Hits the Streets with "Hawkeye"

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In August, a new hunter stalks the concrete jungles of NYC armed only with a bow & arrow. CBR News spoke with Matt Fraction about his new ongoing "Hawkeye" series with artist David Aja.

C2E2: Hickman & Stegman Explore

C2E2: Hickman & Stegman Explore "Nu" Worlds in "Fantastic Four"

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Rising star Ryan Stegman takes over art duties on "Fantastic Four" in August, and CBR spoke with him and writer Jonathan Hickman about their initial story following the destruction of Nu-World.

C2E2: Marvel's

C2E2: Marvel's "Cup O' Joe" Panel

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada brings his signature Q&A panel to Chicago as he teams with Axel Alonso, Jason Aaron and Leph Loeb to announce new series for "Hawkeye" and "Powers" and a return for Sabertooth.

"Before Watchmen" Goes Viral With Online "New Frontiersman"

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As part of its a viral promotion for "Before Watchmen," DC Comics has released an online version of the "New Frontiersman" independent newspaper from the pages of "Watchmen" while releasing paper copies at C2E2.

5-STAR REVIEW: Caitlin R. Kiernan's

5-STAR REVIEW: Caitlin R. Kiernan's "Alabaster: Wolves" #1

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives the first issue of Caitlin R. Kiernan and artist Steve Lieber's "Alabaster: Wolves" 5 stars, saying, "As a horror-tinged suspense comic, this book excels."

C2E2: Tom Morello on

C2E2: Tom Morello on "Orchid," Music & Politics

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and AudioSlave, hosted a Friday night panel at C2E2 where he fielded questions about his comic series "Orchid," music, politics and where they all merge.

C2E2: DC All Access:

C2E2: DC All Access: "Before Watchmen"

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a special All Access panel, DC brought fan-favorite creators for a behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated "Before Watchmen" with Adam Hughes, Brian Azzarello, Dan DiDio and more.

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