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The Mayo Report: February, 2011

The Mayo Report: February, 2011

With February 2011 proving to be another weak month for overall comic book sales, John Mayo returns with his in-depth analysis, tracking trends and data for specific titles across the Top 300 sales chart.

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PREVIEW: "GI Joe: Real American Hero" #164

Courtesy of IDW, CBR has an exclusive first look at "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" #164 by Larry Hama and SL Gallant. Featuring covers by Herb Trimpe and Rod Whigham, the issue hits stores March 16.

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PREVIEW: "Fear Itself: Book of the Skull"

Marvel Comics has released a preview of "Fear Itself: Book of the Skull" #1by Ed Brubaker and Scot Eaton. The series, featuring covers by Marko Djurdjevic and Joe Quesada, debuts tomorrow.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Creepy" #5

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Creepy" #5. Featuring stories from David Lapham, Benjamin Truman and Tim Truman with a cover by Sanjulian, the issue goes on sale March 23.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review staff weighed in on nineteen new releases, including "Zatanna" #10, "Sigil" #1, "Doom Patrol" #20, "Michael Turner's Soulfire" #0, Batgirl" #19, "Magus" #3 and more!

When Words Collide - 3/14/2011

When Words Collide - 3/14/2011

With the first "iZombie" collection hitting stores this week, Tim looks back on Chris Roberson's work on the series and contrasts it with his first major story: "Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love."

DC Comics Solicitations for June, 2011

DC Comics Solicitations for June, 2011

DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in June 2011, including the final chapters of "War of the Green Lanterns," numerous "Flashpoint" titles and more.

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REVIEW: "X-Men: Legacy" #246

Kelly Thompson gave "X-Men: Legacy" #246, the third chapter of "Age of X," 4.5 stars, calling writer Mike Carey and artist Clay Mann's alternate universe story "easily one of best X-books I’ve read in the last year."

Allred's Giant-Size

Allred's Giant-Size "Madman"

With April's "Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special" on the way, creator Mike Allred spoke with CBR News about all things Frank Einstein and his plans for the twentieth anniversary "Madman" collection.

Emerald City Comicon Photo Parade

Emerald City Comicon Photo Parade

Last weekend saw a pop culture extravaganza take place in downtown Seattle, Washington in the form of the Emerald City Comicon 2011 edition and we have photos of creators and cosplayers for ya!

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REVIEW: "Venom" #1

Ryan K. Lindsay gave "Venom" #1 a 4 star review, calling the first chapter of Rick Remender and Tony Moore's re-imagined take on Spider-Man's classic villain, "pretty much exactly how a debut issue should go."

Dynamite Signs Rights To

Dynamite Signs Rights To "Voltron" Comics

Apparantly adding to its staple of pop culture properties turned comic books, Dynamite Entertainment has reportedly inked a deal to bring the lion-combining anime icon back to comic books.

Ron Marz: Top Cow Architect, Part 2

Ron Marz: Top Cow Architect, Part 2

Writer Ron Marz concludes his talk with CBR News, digging deeper into his plans for the Top Cow Universe, from the recently launched ongoing "Magdalena" solo series and the soon-to-be-completed "Velocity" mini.

Hell on Wheels Arrives in

Hell on Wheels Arrives in "Fear Itself"

Marvel has released a teaser image for "Fear Itself" promising the involvement of at least one Ghost Rider in the event. Accompanied by the blurb "Hell. On wheels." Marvel promises to reveal more during C2E2.

DC Announces

DC Announces "Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search"

Following on the heels of their blockbuster bi-weekly, DC Comics has announced "Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search" centering on a mystery hero moving against the protector of earth by Jonathan Vankin and Marco Castiello.

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 16, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 16, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, March 16, including "The Lone Ranger/Zorro: The Death of Zorro" #1, "Vampirella" #4 and more

Michael Lark Travels to King's

Michael Lark Travels to King's "Dark Tower"

Acclaimed artist Michael Lark joins writers Peter David and Robin Furth on "Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull," a new, June-debuting miniseries based on the creation of horror master Stephen King.

"American Vampire" Goes to War in June

Vertigo has debuted the covers to "American Vampire" #16 by series creator Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque and the "AV: Survival of the Fittest" #1, the upcoming miniseries by Snyder and artist Sean Murphy.

The Bat Signal: Of

The Bat Signal: Of "Sin & Salvation"

In a special team interview, writers David Hine, Fabian Nicieza and Peter Calloway discuss the upcoming crossover focusing on the battle for Gotham's soul spanning "Batman," "Red Robin" and "Gotham City Sirens."

Sequence: Frank Quitely's

Sequence: Frank Quitely's "Blackheart"

ROBOT 6's newest contributor Matt Seneca casts an analytical eye over a three-panel sequence by acclaimed artist Frank Quitely in his story from 1995's "Dark Horse Presents" #92.

Age of X Dialogues:

Age of X Dialogues: "X-Men Legacy" #246

CSBG continues their discussion of the "Age of X" crossover with the latest part of the story, "X-Men: Legacy" #246. Come see what Chad and Kelly thought about the issue and share your thoughts, as well!

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REVIEW: "The Stuff of Legend : The Jungle" #4

Doug Zawisza gave "The Stuff of Legend: The Jungle" #4 4.5 stars, calling the latest issue of the indy comics hit "one of the most beautiful books I have the pleasure of reading."

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale March 16, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale March 16, 2011

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale March 16, including "Stan Lee's Soldier Zero" #6, "28 Days Later" #21, "Darkwing Duck" #10, and "Mickey Mouse" #306!

Great Moments from Guy Davis'

Great Moments from Guy Davis' "B.P.R.D." Run

To mark Guy Davis' departure from the title, ROBOT 6 contributor Sean T. Collins looks back at seven of his favorite moments from the artist's tenure on "B.P.R.D."

Solve The

Solve The "Mystery" of Mark Waid's First Comics Work

In the latest installment of CSBG's month-long examination of the first US pro comic work of notable comic book creators, check out the Superman mystery story that was Mark Waid's first foray into writing comics!

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REVIEW: "Legion of Super-Villains"

CBR's Greg McElhatton gave DC Comics' "Legion of Super-Villains" a 4 star review, calling Paul Levitz and Francis Portela's one-shot tale, "a nice [Legion of Super-Heroes] primer for new readers"

Todd McFarlane interviews Stan Lee on CBR March 16th

Todd McFarlane interviews Stan Lee on CBR March 16th

CBR is excited to announce that next Wednesday, March 16th, CBR will publish a very special interview conducted by “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane with legendary comic creator Stan Lee.

"Flashpoint" Adds "Reverse Flash" And More

As part of its massive "Flashpoint Friday" promotion, DC Comics today announced eight mini series and four one-shots including "Reverse Flash," "Green Arrow Industries," "Grodd of War" and much, much more.

TALK TO THE HAT: Classic Creators & MIA Comics

TALK TO THE HAT: Classic Creators & MIA Comics

Marvel's Tom Brevoort wraps the week expounding upon the role of legendary creators and methods in the modern market and updating readers on the Kirkman/Liefeld "Killraven," the Loeb/Campbell "Spider-Man" and more.

"Uncanny X-Force" Tells "The Dark Angel Saga"

Marvel Comics has released a teaser for the next arc of "Uncanny X-Force" titled "The Dark Angel Saga. No further information was given, but the publisher promises answers during next week's C2E2 convention.

Depositions Reveal Glimpse of Kirby/Marvel Copyright Lawsuit

Depositions Reveal Glimpse of Kirby/Marvel Copyright Lawsuit

CBR examines depositions from the Jack Kirby/Marvel Comics copyright lawsuit to figure out what they reveal about the strategies of both parties and the state of the Kirby family's claim.

Fraction Prepares For

Fraction Prepares For "Fear Itself"

The architect of Marvel's next mega-event Matt Fraction and SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort talk about the seven-issue series and its consequences for both Captain Americas, Thor and his entire Norse pantheon and much more.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Learn whether the Monkees were offered "Sugar, Sugar" before the Archies! Did Frank Miller break into comics drawing Hostess fruit pie ads?! Plus, discover the strange origins of Dominic Fortune and Devil-Slayer!

Wolverine Takes On the Marvel Universe

Wolverine Takes On the Marvel Universe

Jonathan Maberry pits Logan against cannibalistic super heroes in "Marvel Universe vs Wolverine," a new miniseries illustrated by Laurence Campbell. Featuring covers by Michael Kaluta, things get violent in June.

Black Widow Encounters

Black Widow Encounters "Fear Itself"

Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Peter Nguyen team to introduce the Black Widow to the dangers of "Fear Itself" in a new Marvel Comics miniseries. Featuring covers by Michael Ryan, the Widow stings readers in June.

Remender Injects Marvel with

Remender Injects Marvel with "Venom"

In "Venom" #1, in stores now, writer Rick Remender and artist Tony Moore send Flash Thompson on his first big mission as a super spy. CBR spoke with Remender about the series and its dangerous world.

Comic Creators Report on Earthquake, Tsunami

Comic Creators Report on Earthquake, Tsunami

In the wake of the earthquake off the coast of Japan and the resulting tsunami, comic creators worldwide have taken to Twitter, passing on news and reassuring loved ones and fans. UPDATED

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REVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #21

Doug Zawisza gave "Batman and Robin" #21 4.5 stars, praising the creative team by declaring, "I’m dialed into this book for as long as [writer Peter] Tomasi and [artist Patrick] Gleason are on board."

Comics A.M. - Fatal Fire Spares $1M Collection; Comic Store Bomb Threat

Comics A.M. - Fatal Fire Spares $1M Collection; Comic Store Bomb Threat

Fire that killed homeowner spared his Silver Age collection! Teen accused of threatening to blow up comic store -- for "Yu-Gi-Oh!" cards! Comics return to Washington City Paper! Plus much more!

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes, Then & Now

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes, Then & Now

Our artists tackled your suggestions of meetings between modern superheroes and their classic selves. Will Batman have a problem with Golden Age Batman? Will Golden Age Superman be happy to learn about life in 2011?

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