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Slott Celebrates Free Comic Book Day with

Slott Celebrates Free Comic Book Day with "Amazing Spider-Man"

Marvel Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day tomorrow with a special free issue of "Amazing Spider-man" by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos. CBR News spoke with Slott about the issue.

TALK TO THE HAT: Brevoort's

TALK TO THE HAT: Brevoort's "Thor" Philosophy

In honor of the new Marvel Studios film, Tom Brevoort opens up on the ins and outs of "Thor" including how the god hero works on Asgard and Earth and his shifting secret identities. Plus, the behind-the-scenes story of the new Ultimate U.


PREVIEW: "Uncanny X-Force" #11

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR present an unlettered preview of "Uncanny X-Force" #11 by Rick Remender, Mark Brooks and Dean White with covers by Esad Ribic and Brooks. X-Force enter the Age of Apocalypse June 1.


PREVIEW: "Loose Ends: FCBD Edition"

Courtesy of 12 Gauge Comics, CBR Presents an advance look at "Loose Ends: FCBD Edition" by Jason Latour, Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi. The free issue is available May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day.

Dave Marshall Talks

Dave Marshall Talks "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

Dark Horse releases its first “Avatar: The Last Airbender” comic on Free Comic Book Day, followed by a collection of strips. We spoke with editor Dave Marshall about the element-bending comics.

EXCLUSIVE: Bagley Covers

EXCLUSIVE: Bagley Covers "Captain America & Bucky" #620

Brubaker, Andreyko and Samnee's "Captain America & Bucky" #620 gets a variant cover thanks to "Death of Spider-Man" artist Mark Bagley, and CBR News has your exclusive first look!

"Troll Hunter" Director Talks Humor, Monsters and Improvisation

"Troll Hunter" writer and director André Øvredal spoke with SPINOFF about the inner workings of his first feature film, why he chose trolls, giving actors room to improvise and hints at his next project.

CBR's 2011 Guide To Free Comic Book Day

CBR's 2011 Guide To Free Comic Book Day

The comic industry's summer giveaway is still going strong ten years in, and CBR News is on hand to celebrate with a roundup of events coast-to-coast, live coverage, extensive previews of all Free Comic Book Day Gold offerings and more!

The Many Incarnations Of Thor

The Many Incarnations Of Thor

Is a Thunder God by any other name still the Son Of Odin? “Thor” hits theaters this weekend, and in honor of the occasion, CBR News takes a look at his changing alter-egos, powers and costumes throughout the years.


EXCL. PREVIEW: "Avengers Academy" #15

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers Academy" #15 by writer Christos Gage and artist Tom Raney with a cover by Billy Tan. The "Fear Itself" tie-in hits June 15, 2011.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Was a Spider-Man comic book re-scripted at the last minute in response to a terrorist threat? Did an Iron Man writer replace Tony Stark as Iron Man because he didn't think a capitalist could be a hero? Find out in this week's edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Andreyko and the

Andreyko and the "Birds of Prey" Take on WWII

CBR News spoke with writer Marc Andreyko about Lady Blackhawk, Phantom Lady and his upcoming two-issue fill-in arc on DC Comics' "Birds of Prey" this July along with artist Billy Tucci.


FIRST LOOK: "Fear Itself" #3

Matt Fraction's story sees Captain America take on an army of Nazis while there's marital trouble ahead for the Hulks thanks to the hammers of the Worthy in the first unlettered Stuart Immonen pages to Marvel's "Fear Itself" #3.

CBR TV 2011: Hemsworth and Branagh Discuss

CBR TV 2011: Hemsworth and Branagh Discuss "Thor" Casting and Comic-Con

Star Chris Hemsworth and director Kenneth Branagh spoke with CBR TV about the coolest part of being Thor, managing the scope of the film, casting Idris Elba and assembling the Avengers at Comic-Con.


PREVIEW: "Stan Lee's Starborn" #6

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR Presents an advance look at "Stan Lee's Starborn" #6 by writer Chris Roberson and artists Khary Randolph and Matteo Scalera. The battle takes to space on May 11, 2011.

Marvel Comics On Sale May 11, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale May 11, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man" #660, "Journey Into Mystery" #623, "Punishermax" #13, "X-Men" #11 and more.

Spencer Visits

Spencer Visits "Spider-Island" with Cloak & Dagger

This summer, Nick Spencer and Emma Rios welcome Cloak & Dagger back to NYC with a new 3-issue miniseries. We spoke with Spencer about the book, which he told CBR exclusively ties into the upcoming "Spider-Island" event.

Shelf Life - 5/5/2011

Shelf Life - 5/5/2011

This week, Ron buys a guitar with the intent of learning how to play it and encourages others to stop thinking about taking on a new challenge and simply knuckle down and do it.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Hellboy: Being Human"

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Mike Mignola and Richard Corben's "Hellboy: Being Human." The Roger-centric one-shot lands in stores May 11.

The Buy Pile - 5/5/2011

The Buy Pile - 5/5/2011

In a light week of new releases, Gail Simone and J. Calafiore's "Secret Six" shines bright as the only title making the trip home, helping the day end on an overall positive note.

Marvel Relaunches

Marvel Relaunches "Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man"

Marvel wraps up a week of "Ultimate Universe Reborn" announcements with "Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man" by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Bendis spoke of the all-new direction for the series and justified the new #1.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "X-Men Legacy" #248

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "X-Men Legacy" #248 by Mike Carey and Jorge Molina. Explore the aftermath of "Age of X" on Wednesday, May 11.


REVIEW: "Fear Itself" #2

Doug Zawisza gives the second issue of Marvel's summer event 4 stars, saying Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's "Fear Itself" #2 "packs an uncanny amount of drama in between the covers."

Joe Harris is

Joe Harris is "Scarlet" & "Spontaneous"

Joe Harris, the writer behind "Spontaneous," Oni Press' FCBD offering and Dynamite Entertainment's upcoming "Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion" spoke with CBR News about both projects.


TEASER: "Fear Itself" Takes the Battle to Yancy Street

Marvel has released a pair of teaser images promoting "Fear Itself" #3 and several tie-in series, hinting at the fates of Red She-Hulk, Captain America, Loki, Iron Man 2.0 and more.



Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "FF" #3, in stores May 11. Doctor Doom's time on the team continues courtesy of the creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting.


REVIEW: "Moon Knight" #1

Doug Zawisza gives "Moon Knight" #1 4 stars, calling Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's latest collaboration "a different take, giving both Moon Knight and Marc Spector new purpose."


ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself: Fearsome Four"

Marvel has released an advance look at "Fear Itself: Fearsome Four" #1 by Brandon Montclare, Michael Kaluta and Ryan Bodenheim. The series debuts June 8.

Comics A.M. - Minn. GOP Leader Apologizes to Neil Gaiman

Comics A.M. - Minn. GOP Leader Apologizes to Neil Gaiman

Politician sorry for name-calling, but wants author to return speaking fee! School district calls in psychologist over fourth-graders' comic! Previewing DC's "Flashpoint"! Plus much more!

Steve Niles Brings Back

Steve Niles Brings Back "Criminal Macabre"

Steve Niles spoke with CBR about the return of occult detective Cal McDonald, star of "Criminal Macabre," in a Free Comic Book Day issue, a crossover with Eric Powell's "The Goon" and two omnibus editions.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Calloway Redefines

THE BAT SIGNAL: Calloway Redefines "Gotham City Sirens"

“Gotham City Sirens” writer Peter Calloway spoke with CBR's BAT SIGNAL about the comic’s direction after the three-part “Judgment on Gotham” crossover and what's next for Harley, Ivy and Selina.

The Line It Is Drawn: Mythological Mash-Ups

The Line It Is Drawn: Mythological Mash-Ups

In honor of the release this week of "Thor," our artists drew your suggestions of comic book characters teaming up with characters from mythology! Check the results out and make your suggestions for next week!

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye"

Jonathan Hickman is back on hand for more news of the future of Marvel's Ultimate Universe – namely a solo mini for Ultimate Hawkeye which ties into the future of the Ultimates, X-Men and features guest stars including Hulk and Jean Grey.



Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Crawl to Me" #1, a new horror title written and illustrated by "Wire Hangers" creator Alan Robert with covers by Robert and Menton3. The series debuts in July.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Alejandro Jodorowsky's Screaming Planet"

Courtesy of Humanoids, CBR presents a complete story from "Alejandro Jodorowsky's Screaming Planet" written by Jodorowsky and drawn by J.H. Williams. The collection hits stores today.

Comics A.M. - Free Comic Book Day;

Comics A.M. - Free Comic Book Day; "Rise of Arsenal's" PRISM Award

Previews of Saturday's Free Comic Book Day! How did "Rise of Arsenal" win PRISM Award? This weekend, it's Toronto Comic Arts Festival! "Real-world superheroes" patrol Salt Lake City! Plus more!

Bringing Back

Bringing Back "Breed" with Jim Starlin

Legendary writer and artist Jim Starlin brings his series "Breed" out of retirement for a third and possibly final miniseries from Image Comics. Starlin spoke with CBR about his creation.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/4/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/4/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

X-POSITION: Gischler Takes a Bite Out of

X-POSITION: Gischler Takes a Bite Out of "X-Men"

"X-Men" writer Victor Gischler swings by to answer all of your questions about the book's many guest stars, vampire threats and just how the X-Men will deal with "Fear Itself."

POLL: Where Do You Stand on Superman's US Citizenship?

POLL: Where Do You Stand on Superman's US Citizenship?

With all the controversy surrounding the milestone issue, CBR News wants to know , what do you think about Superman's decision to renounce his US citizenship in "Action Comics" #900?