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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.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Morning Glories" #21

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

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #21. The issue, featuring a Rodin Esquejo cover and introducing the "Truants," goes on sale August 29.

PREVIEW: Bendis & Simonson's

PREVIEW: Bendis & Simonson's "Avengers" #30

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

Marvel Comics has released an unlettered preview of "Avengers" #30, an Avengers vs. X-Men event tie-in written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Walter Simonson. The issue goes on sale September 19.

Fan Expo: Marvel: The Amazing Spider-Man and friends

Fan Expo: Marvel: The Amazing Spider-Man and friends

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

Dan Slott, Stephen Wacker, Axel Alonso and more gather at Fan Expo Canada to discuss the wall crawler, Alpha, Stan Lee's role in issue #700 and a new Morbius ongoing.

Covers of the Week - August 22

Covers of the Week - August 22

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

This week, Spider-Man gets a heartbreaking 50th anniversary cover, The Flash gets all yin and yang, Lobster Johnson gets up close and personal, a dolphin gets help and Dashiell Bad Horse gets going.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Superman Annual" #1

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

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive previewof "Superman Annual" #1 by Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza. The Man of Steel meets a mysterious new Green Lantern on August 29.

Match.com Reveals Superman & Wonder Woman's First Kiss, Dating Profiles

Match.com Reveals Superman & Wonder Woman's First Kiss, Dating Profiles

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

In anticipation of Superman and Wonder Woman's foray into dating in "Justice League" #12, DC has released a first look at the couple's first in-issue kiss with insight into their relationship via Match.com dating profiles.

PREVIEW: Johns and Lee's

PREVIEW: Johns and Lee's "Justice League" #12

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

DC has released a preview of "Justice League" #12 written by Geoff Johns with art by Jim Lee. The Justice League continues their descent into "The Villain's Journey" on August 29.

Jamal Igle Introduces The World of

Jamal Igle Introduces The World of "Molly Danger"

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

Gail Simone spoke with creator Jamal Igle about "Molly Danger," his all-ages project starring a ten-year old superhero, the importance of kid-friendly comics and turning to Kickstarter to fund the graphic novel series.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "The Oatmeal" Creator Raises $1M For Tesla Museum

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

"The Oatmeal" creator Matthew Inman raises more than $1 million to help buy Nikola Tesla lab! Valiant's Warren Simons talks gathering talent and relaunching line! Jeff Lemire on balancing indie and DC work! Plus much more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale August 29

Dynamite Comics On Sale August 29

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

Dynamite has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, August 29, including extended previews of "Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris" #14, "The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron" #2, "Prophecy" #3 and more.

FAN EXPO:

FAN EXPO: "Wolverine & The X-Men" Taps Ramón K. Pérez & Dog Logan

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

The Eisner Award-winning artist of "Tale of Sand," shifts to superheroes as Ramón K. Pérez joins Jason Aaron for a "Wolverine & The X-Men" story featuring the return of Wolvie's brother Dog.

Ethan Van Sciver Raises

Ethan Van Sciver Raises "Green Lantern's" Third Army

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

In this week's "Green Lantern Annual #1," artist Ethan Van Sciver aides Geoff Johns in kicking off the next wave of new ideas for the franchise as "Rise of the Third Army" strikes Hal Jordan, Sinestro and more with violent force.

FAN EXPO: Drawing with Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul

FAN EXPO: Drawing with Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics all-stars Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul led an intimate discussion about drawing comics at Fan Expo Canada.

FAN EXPO: Pint o' CB

FAN EXPO: Pint o' CB

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

C.B. Cebulski, Stephen Wacker, Nick Lowe, Dan Slott and Axel Alonso gathered for a no-holds barred Q&A session encompassing Marvel NOW! and new developments in the Marvel U at Fan Expo 2012.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "America's Got Powers" #3

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives Image Comics' "America's Got Powers" #3 by writer Jonathan Ross and artist Bryan Hitch 4 stars, saying Hitch "manages the flow of a page like a genuine master."

FAN EXPO:

FAN EXPO: "Before Watchmen" Team on New Series, Controversy

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics hosted a lively discussion about "Before Watchmen" at Fan Expo, where they announced a new title and a new inker for "Nite Owl."

Johns, Finch team for second Justice League title next year

Johns, Finch team for second Justice League title next year

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics announced at Fan Expo Canada today that writer Geoff Johns and artist David Finch will team up for "Justice League of America," due out in 2013.

FAN EXPO: Creating Modern Horrors with Tony Moore

FAN EXPO: Creating Modern Horrors with Tony Moore

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"The Walking Dead" and "Deadpool" artist Tony Moore explained his illustration process of taking a concept from idea to finish at Fan Expo Canada.

Buying Comics -- Characters or Creators?

Buying Comics -- Characters or Creators?

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jumping off a comment from writer Kurt Busiek, ROBOT 6's Corey Blake asks if fans buy comics based more on the creators involved or the characters they feature.

FAN EXPO: DC All Access Friday

FAN EXPO: DC All Access Friday

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' All Access panel brings together panelists Jason Fabok, Fancis Manapul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Yanick Paquette, Marcus To and editor Bobbie Chase to discuss the latest developments in the DCU.

"John Byrne Hides Barney Rubble IN Rubble" and More Comic Book Easter Eggs

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week CSBG spotlights hidden references and in-jokes hidden in comics. Here's a collection of the various Easter Eggs uncovered over the years, including how John Byrne hid Barney Rubble in piles of rubble.

FAN EXPO:

FAN EXPO: "Chew" creators talk comics, television and the disgusting end

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Rob Guillory explained the origin of "Chew," their adventures in the world of television, casting choices and more at Fan Expo Canada.

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Nicola Scott

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Nicola Scott

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Earth 2" artist Nicola Scott joins CBR for the latest SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.

FAN EXPO: Keatinge & Elson Go for the Jugular with

FAN EXPO: Keatinge & Elson Go for the Jugular with "Morbius: The Living Vampire"

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Rich Elson speak with CBR News about Marvel's upcoming "Morbius: The Living Vampire" ongoing, announced at Fan Expo in Toronto.

FAN EXPO: Brian Azzarello On Joe Kubert, Batman and A Possible Novel

FAN EXPO: Brian Azzarello On Joe Kubert, Batman and A Possible Novel

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Azzarello lead a panel at Fan Expo with a focus on crime fiction that progressed into topics including his take on Rorschach, the passing of Joe Kubert, and future writing plans.

Judd Winick leaving “Batwing”

Judd Winick leaving “Batwing”

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Due to “a time issue,” writer Judd Winick has said he plans to leave “Batwing” as he pursues other projects.

"That Time Spider-Man's Parents Were Robots" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition with the odd storyline where Spider-Man's long-lost parents were actually robots on a strange mission.

FAN EXPO: JMS & Risso Launch

FAN EXPO: JMS & Risso Launch "Before Watchmen: Moloch"

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The run of prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic will expand further as J. Michael Straczynski and Eduardo Risso prepare the two-issue "Before Watchmen: Moloch" mini series, and JMS tells CBR why.

Better Living Through Crowdfunding

Better Living Through Crowdfunding

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant's latest idea sits on the "fine line between stupid and clever" -- big companies allowing creators to crowdfund comics featuring their characters.

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