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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: Matt Fraction's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: Matt Fraction's "Invincible Iron Man," "Mighty Thor"

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive previews of Matt Fraction's Marvel Comics releases for next week - "The Mighty Thor" #19 with artist Alan Davis and "Invincible Iron Man" #524 with Salvador Larocca!

"Justice League" #12 Second Print Cover Shines New Light on Superman/Wonder Woman Kiss

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has released a first look at Jim Lee's second print variant cover for "Justice League" #12 written by Geoff Johns, depicting a kiss high above the Earth between Superman and Wonder Woman.

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Get New Jobs!

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Get New Jobs!

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Labor Day weekend, The Line It Is Drawn artists depict superheroes forced to get new jobs! Superman the gossip columnist? Peter Parker the Playboy photographer? Ghost Rider delivering pizzas? All this and much, much more!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Green Lantern Annual" #1

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Green Lantern Annual" #1 by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver 4 stars, saying the creative team brings "crazy ideas, comic book violence and fan favorite characters and concepts" to the issue.

Rucka Reopens the Case File on

Rucka Reopens the Case File on "Stumptown"

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Greg Rucka brings readers a new volume of the Eisner-nominated "Stumptown," following private investigator Dex Parios on her next case with artist Matthew Southworth.

Phil Jimenez's

Phil Jimenez's "Transformers/JLA" Pitch Surfaces Online

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Phil Jimenez's pitch art for a never-gonna-happen JLA/Transformers crossover has surfaced online, featuring a Green Lantern ring-wielding Optimus Prime, Wonder Woman's jet becoming a robot in disguise and more.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Captain America, Thor In Action in Cassaday's

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Captain America, Thor In Action in Cassaday's "Uncanny Avengers" Pages

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Captain America and Thor are front and center in CBR's exclusive first look at series artist John Cassaday's pages from his and writer Rick Remender's October-launching "Uncanny Avengers."

PREVIEW: Hester & Nauck's

PREVIEW: Hester & Nauck's "Guarding the Globe" #1

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has released a first look at "Guarding the Globe" #1 by Phil Hester and Todd Nauck, revisiting the Guardians of the Globe from Robert Kirkman's "Invincible." The Guardians return September 5.

In Your Face Jam - 8/29/2012

In Your Face Jam - 8/29/2012

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

There's a new generation of comic book fans coming of age and they aren't getting their superhero fix in traditional ways. Brett White explains (with the help of his nephews) what this means for the future.

Ian Flynn Launches Red Circle's

Ian Flynn Launches Red Circle's "Lost Crusade"

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ian Flynn opens up the past of the "New Crusaders" world as its spinoff series "Lost Crusade" explains the hidden years of the team, introduces new pieces of the world and ties up classic plot threads in a free first story.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "American Vampire" #30

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "American Vampire" #30 4 stars, saying the creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque "continues to fire on all cylinders."

Grace Steps Out on His Own with

Grace Steps Out on His Own with "Not My Bag"

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Li'l Depressed Boy" artist and former Skybound Editorial Director Sina Grace about "Not My Bag," his new Image Comics OGN and his reasons for leaving editorial behind.

EXCL PREVIEW:

EXCL PREVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #13

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #13. Buffy's bodyguarding misadventures continue September 12.

Latest AvX Teaser Hints At Return of Dark Phoenix

Latest AvX Teaser Hints At Return of Dark Phoenix

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

An Adam Kubert-illustrated teaser for the finale of "Avengers Vs. X-Men" hints at the return of the Dark Phoenix to the Marvel Universe when the status quo-changing event series wraps in October.

Comics A.M. - Steve Ditko <i>Won't</i> Be Appearing At London Convention

Comics A.M. - Steve Ditko Won't Be Appearing At London Convention

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Press release announcing Steve Ditko's attendance at London Super Comic Convention apparently a hoax! "Classics Illustrated" ebooks to debut in China! Chris Giarrusso talks "G-Man" and all-ages comics! Cullen Bunn on "The Sixth Gun"!

The Many Kisses of Superman and Wonder Woman

The Many Kisses of Superman and Wonder Woman

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With "Justice League" #12 relationship-changing kiss on everyone's minds, CBR's Brian Cronin leads us on a look back at the history of Superman and Wonder Woman's previous romantic embraces.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" #4

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG concludes their look at the Easter eggs in Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" with a look at issue #4, as John Romita, Clark Kent and Bob Marley all make appearances!

Dysart Assembles

Dysart Assembles "Renegades" in "Harbinger"

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Harbinger" writer Joshua Dysart discusses the relaunched Valiant title's upcoming second arc which sees Peter Stanchek assemble his team to take a stand against Harada and the Harbinger Foundation.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 8/29/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 8/29/2012

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Superman and Lois' Relationship? It's Complicated

Superman and Lois' Relationship? It's Complicated

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following an AP story claiming Superman and Lois Lane never dated -- and "likely" never will -- ROBOT 6 contacted DC Comics for an update on Lois Lane's status quo in the New 52.

Pipeline - 8/28/2012

Pipeline - 8/28/2012

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Augie looks at digital comics collective "Artist Alley Comics" and finds something to rave over in the form of a purple jungle girl and fighting robots & monsters. Plus, Sandra Boynton on a Marvel comic?

X-POSITION: Liu Expounds On

X-POSITION: Liu Expounds On "Astonishing X-Men"

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Astonishing X-Men" writer Marjorie Liu takes on your questions about Gambit, Northstar, X-23, women in comics and more in this week's X-POSITION. Plus, exclusive art.

DC Reveals First Look at Final Zero Issue Covers

DC Reveals First Look at Final Zero Issue Covers

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has revealed the final covers for the first week of its month of zero issues in September with a number of subtle changes from those shown after the initial announcement.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Ross' Fully Painted

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Ross' Fully Painted "Masks" #1 Pages

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Alex Ross' fully painted pages for "Masks" #1 written by Chris Roberson. The pulp team-up begins in November.

PREVIEW: Fraction & Larroca's

PREVIEW: Fraction & Larroca's "Invincible Iron Man" #525

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a first look at Salvador Larroca's interior pages for "Invincible Iron Man" #525 written by Matt Fraction. The Mandarin continues his choke hold on Tony Stark September 26.

FAN EXPO: Marvel Looks to the X-Men's Future

FAN EXPO: Marvel Looks to the X-Men's Future

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the final Marvel Comics panel of Fan Expo Canada, creators and editors alike discussed what's next for the Marvel U's mutant population after the end of "AvX," from the "All-New X-Men" to "Wolverine" and beyond.

David Finch Enlists with

David Finch Enlists with "Justice League of America"

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

David Finch spoke with CBR about leaving "The Dark Knight" for the brighter world of "Justice League of America," working with Geoff Johns on developing characters like Stargirl and Vibe and the new approach to his art.

ADVANCE REVIEW:

ADVANCE REVIEW: "Avenging Spider-Man" #11

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Avenging Spider-Man" #11 4 stars saying the Aunt May team-up issue by Zeb Wells and Steve Dillon "an interesting concept and appropriate material for an anniversary special."

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Cerebus: High Society" Negatives Destroyed in Fire

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Fire guts building, destroying "Cerebus: High Society" negatives! Jim Lee reflects on 25 years in the industry! Paul Tobin talks "Colder"! Publisher's-eye-view of Scholastic book fairs! Plus much more!

THE KICKSTAND: Special Ops, Battling Sax & Some Free Advice

THE KICKSTAND: Special Ops, Battling Sax & Some Free Advice

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comics about Special Ops soldiers in Afghanistan, a hard-boiled teddy bear, and a Korean food cooking how-to all make it into this week's KICKSTAND countdown.

Marvel Talks Marvel NOW! with Retailers, Emphasizes It's Not a Reboot

Marvel Talks Marvel NOW! with Retailers, Emphasizes It's Not a Reboot

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a special call to retailers about Marvel NOW!, SVP of Sales David Gabriel, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior Editors Tom Brevoort & Nick Lowe shed more light on the upcoming relaunch.

When We First Met: The History of Roy Harper

When We First Met: The History of Roy Harper

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's examination into the introductions of various comic lore continues with a look at DC vigilante, Roy Harper. See his evolution from Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy to Red Arrow and back! Plus, his history with drugs and tragedy!

FAN EXPO: DC All Access on

FAN EXPO: DC All Access on "Batman," "Detective" and Finch on "JLA"

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC All Access Sunday at Fan Expo Canada covered various topics including "Justice League of America," "Death of the Family," and the possible return of several Batman characters.

Tom Taylor Gets Personal With

Tom Taylor Gets Personal With "National Comics: Rose And Thorn"

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tom Taylor spoke with CBR News about his upcoming "National Comics: Rose and Thorn" one-shot from DC Comics, explaining what makes his rendition different from the split-personality duos who have come before.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan," "Scalped"

Tue, August 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review staff dove into over 25 new releases and shared their thoughts on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike" #1, "Scalped" #60, "Batman: Incorporated" #3, "Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan" #1 and more.

Check out CBR's FAN EXPO 2012 News Index

Check out CBR's FAN EXPO 2012 News Index

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Missed the latest announcement or an interview with your favorite creator? Fear not, CBR News has you covered with all the news from this past weekend's Fan Expo Canada in Toronto.

When Words Collide - 8/27/2012

When Words Collide - 8/27/2012

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim continues to ignore his growing stacks of unread comics and shines the spotlight on a few worthwhile issues from creators like Ryan North, Tom Gauld, Matt Fraction, Jason Latour and Sean Murphy.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Scalped" #60

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Andy Liegl gives "Scalped" #60 5 stars saying the final issue by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera tells "an un-confusingly layered story and total dedication from its creators are not lost elements in the modern market place."

FAN EXPO: The Marvel NOW! Panel

FAN EXPO: The Marvel NOW! Panel

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics brought its Marvel NOW! news to Fan Expo Canada, explaining how it spins out of the events of AvX and what fans should expect from the new creative teams on "Avengers," "FF," "Deadpool" and "All-New X-Men."

FAN EXPO: James Marsters and Juliet Landau Reflect On

FAN EXPO: James Marsters and Juliet Landau Reflect On "Buffy"

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At Fan Expo Canada, actors James Marsters and Juliet Landau reflect on their time playing Spike and Drusilla on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" and writing their characters’ comic-book adventures.

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