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Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Artist Fights Taxman, "Dick Tracy" Cartoonist Retires

French officials say Albert Uderzo isn't eligible for author tax breaks! Cartoonist Dick Locher to retire from "Dick Tracy"! San Antonio comic store rebounds! Plus much more!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Boys" #50

Ryan Lindsay gives the landmark 50th issue of Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson's "The Boys" a four-star review, saying "a stand-off between The Seven and The Boys is always going to be one of my favorite things."

An All-Star Team-Up For

An All-Star Team-Up For "Action Comics" #900

An A-list team of creators including Damon Linelof, Richard Donner and Alex Ross bring the Man of Steel back home from his cross-country journey to "Action Comics" where Doomsday and Lex Luthor await.

G.I. Joe Enters the

G.I. Joe Enters the "Cobra Civil War"

IDW held a press event to discuss its G.I. Joe line following the death of a major character in this week's “Cobra” #12. CBR has the details of the coming “Cobra Civil War,” which launches a new Snake Eyes ongoing series.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Angel" #41

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR is pleased to share an exclusive preview of "Angel" #41 by David Tischman, Mariah Huehner, Elena Casagrande, and Jenny Frison. The issue hits stores next week, January 26.

Where The Hell Am I - 1/19/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 1/19/2011

Responding to a controversial quote from "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, Jason provides some solid advice for screenwriters looking to bring their scripts to comics with a ten-point checklist of things to look out for.

TOTAL RECHARGE: Bedard on “Green Lantern Corps”

TOTAL RECHARGE: Bedard on “Green Lantern Corps”

With Sinestro poised to enter the fray, fan favorite writer Tony Bedard checks in to discuss his run on “Green Lantern Corps” and teases what’s ahead in the upcoming crossover, "War of the Green Lanterns."

Remender Cranks the Metal in “Uncanny X-Force”

Remender Cranks the Metal in “Uncanny X-Force”

In coming months, the cast of “Uncanny X-Force” will face off against an onslaught of cybernertic enemies. We spoke with writer Rick Remender about the series, including a special 5.1 issue featuring art by Rafael Albuquerque.

Whedon Hints at

Whedon Hints at "Buffy Season 9"

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8" concludes this week with #40, but Joss Whedon gave several hints about Season 9 in an interview with EW's Shelf Life blog. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

The legendary cartoonist talks with CBR about his long career on"Mad Magazine," “The Simpsons,” “Groo,” as well as “Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Work,” the new retrospective book from Running Press.

Thom Zahler Returns with “Love and Capes”

Thom Zahler Returns with “Love and Capes”

Thom Zahler's superheroic sitcom “Love and Capes” returns in February, now flying under the IDW banner. CBR News spoke with the cartoonist about the “Ever After” miniseries, in which the Crusader and Abby begin married life.

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Age of X" Chapter 2

Marvel Comics has released an unlettered preview of "New Mutants" #22, the second chapter of the "Age of X" crossover with "X-Men Legacy," written by Mike Carey with art by Steve Kurth. The issue hits stores in February.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Green Lantern Corps" #56

DC Comics has released a five-page preview of "Green Lantern Corps" #56, continuing the "Weaponer" story arc by Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham. The issue is in stores today.

Jimenez Enrolls in the Legion Academy

Jimenez Enrolls in the Legion Academy

New DC exclusive artist Phil Jimenez spoke with CBR News about his upcoming work on "Adventure Comics" and the start of the "Legion Academy" arc that introduces the future to the possible Legionnaires of tomorrow.

ROBOT 6:

ROBOT 6: "Batwoman" Delayed?

ROBOT 6 has an unconfirmed report that DC Comics will delay the debut of the eagerly-anticipated "Batwoman" until April. The series, by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Amy Reeder, was set to launch in February.

McNeil Talks

McNeil Talks "Finder" at Dark Horse

Carla Speed McNeil's long-running “Finder” moves to Dark Horse in February with "Voice," followed by collections and a strip in "DHP." CBR caught up with the cartoonist to talk about the future.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/19/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/19/2011

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

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron

In this week's X-POSITION, “Wolverine” writer Jason Aaron answers your questions about hell, Logan’s evolving spirituality, and shares some "Astonishing" teases. Plus exclusive art by Daniel Acuña.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever" #1

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive first-look preview of Sir Edward Grey in "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever" #1 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and John Severin.

Pipeline - 1/18/2011

Pipeline - 1/18/2011

Archie’s move to day and date digital comics makes a lot of sense for a Direct Market that does little for them, leading to “De Blieck’s Digital Divide,” Skottie Young's eBook and a rally for digital "Savage Dragon."

Exclusive Preview:

Exclusive Preview: "Hellblazer" #275

John Constantine ties the knot in this week's "Hellblazer" #275 by Peter Milligan and Giuseppe Camuncoli, with uninvited guests from heaven and hell dropping by. CBR has an exclusive 5-page preview, courtesy of DC/Vertigo.

Peter S. Beagle Revisits

Peter S. Beagle Revisits "The Last Unicorn"

CBR News spoke with legendary fantasy writer Peter S. Beagle about IDW Publishing's "The Last Unicorn" comic series, the impending Blu-ray release of the classic film adaptation and being too busy to die.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "RPM" #2

Courtesy of 12 Gauge Productions, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "RPM" #2 by superstar wrestler Mick Foley, Shane Riches, and Jose Holder. The issue hits stores tomorrow, January 19.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Hulk" #30 with Ed McGuinness

Marvel has released an early look at next month's "Hulk" #30, written by Jeff Parker and featuring the return of original Red Hulk artist Ed McGuinness! The issue smashes into stores February 16.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #18

DC Comics has released a preview for "Brightest Day" #15, written by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi with art by Ivan Reis, Pat Gleason, Ardian Syaf and more. DC's event series continues tomorrow, January 19.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for April, 2011

Marvel Comics Solicitations for April, 2011

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with covers and solicit information for product shipping April, 2011, including the latest from "Fantastic Four," "Fear Itself," CrossGen, "Thor," "Captain America" and more.

Gillen Prepares His “Uncanny” Solo

Gillen Prepares His “Uncanny” Solo

Beginning in April, “Uncanny X-Men" co-writer Kieron Gillen is going solo. We spoke with him about his plans for the series, including a special issue with artist Carlos Pacheco and an arc devoted to Kitty Pryde and Colossus.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review team looked at over 20 new releases, weighing in on "Spawn" #200, "Infinite Vacation" #1, "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #6, "Captain America: Man Out of Time" #3, "Superman" #707, and more.

Bendis Plots the “Death of Spider-Man”

Bendis Plots the “Death of Spider-Man”

Ultimate Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life - a fight that'll have consequences for the entire Ultimate line. We spoke Brian Michael Bendis about the “Death of Spider-Man" and got an exculsive look at art! UPDATED

Hernandez Casts a

Hernandez Casts a "Charismagic" Spell

Aspen Comics launches its next original series in February with "Charismagic" by writer Vince Hernandez and artist Khary Randolph. Hernandez spoke with CBR about the modern-day magic story.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Daredevil Reborn" #1

James Hunt gives "Daredevil Reborn" #1 a four and a half star review, praising Davide Gianfelice's art, saying, "the visuals perfectly evoke Murdock’s inner conflict in a way that the character’s stoicism alone wouldn’t."

When Words Collide - 1/17/2011

When Words Collide - 1/17/2011

Tim concludes his look at Robert Kirkman's X-Men by considering the subtle genius of a Wolverine from the future and exploring how Kirkman breaks the Professor X vs. Magneto pattern with the help of Yanick Paquette.

Gillen Embarks on a “Journey Into Mystery”

Gillen Embarks on a “Journey Into Mystery”

Terror grips the Marvel universe in April in “Fear Itself,” and hope might rest with a secret team of mythological operatives fielded by Loki. We spoke with Kieron Gillen about his new ongoing series "Journey Into Mystery."

Marvel Makes Thor

Marvel Makes Thor "Mighty"

In advance of the thundergod's big screen debut, Marvel Comics is relaunching Thor in an all-new ongoing "Mighty Thor" series by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel in April while Kieron Gillen starts "Journey Into Mystery."

Carey Traverses Time and Space with

Carey Traverses Time and Space with "Sigil"

Writer Mike Carey and artist Leonard Kirk head to the front lines of a war stretching across time and space as they bring Crossgen's “Sigil” to Marvel. CBR News spoke with Carey about the new series.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Superman" #707

Tim Callahan gives "Superman" #707 three and a half stars, praising new writer Chris Roberson for "saving this sinking ship, turning it toward clear waters" in that it "subverts what Straczynski has been doing" with the Man of Steel.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Thor: The Mighty Avenger" #8

Chad Nevett reviewed the final issue of "Thor: Mighty Avenger," giving it four stars and saying "it ends on an emotional high note with Thor demonstrating his growth over the course of the series."

Dynamite Entertainment Comics On Sale January 19, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment Comics On Sale January 19, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, January 19, including "The Boys# #50, "Queen Sonja" #13, "H2O" and more.

Spurrier Takes Readers Across the

Spurrier Takes Readers Across the "Age of X Universe"

In "Age of X Universe," writer Simon Spurrier takes readers to a world where mutants are enemies of the state and the Mighty Avengers must hunt them down. We spoke with Spurrier about the series, which begins in March.

Comics A.M. - Borders Sets Feb. 1 Deadline; Will Bande Dessinée Break Out?

Comics A.M. - Borders Sets Feb. 1 Deadline; Will Bande Dessinée Break Out?

Borders gives publishers until Feb. 1 to accept payment plan! Why do many Franco-Belgian comics struggle in English-speaking markets? Help design Oracle's wheelchair! Plus much more!

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