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Rucka Keeps Things in Balance for

Rucka Keeps Things in Balance for "The Punisher"

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Punisher" writer Greg Rucka discusses the balancing act Frank Castle must perform to wage war against crime in the Marvel U and what's next for the character now that the "Omega Effect" crossover has ended.

Dynamic Forces Announce

Dynamic Forces Announce "Watchmen" Toaster & More

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamic Forces has teamed up with Warner Bros. to release toasters that burn iconic images from "Watchmen, "Nightmare on Elm Street" and more onto slices of bread.

EXCLUSIVE: Guardians of the Galaxy Return In

EXCLUSIVE: Guardians of the Galaxy Return In "Avengers Assemble"

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics cosmic superteam the Guardians of the Galaxy returns in the pages of Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley's Avengers movie-inspired comic. Tom Brevoort tells CBR how its all part of the plan.

Comics A.M. - Graphic Novel Sales Actually Stronger Than They Look?

Comics A.M. - Graphic Novel Sales Actually Stronger Than They Look?

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Direct market figures for graphic novels may be misleading! Making Kapow! comic con more female-friendly! Creators talk self-publishing! Scott Snyder talks "Batman," "Swamp Thing"! Plus more!

VOTE: Spider-Man's Greatest Creators

VOTE: Spider-Man's Greatest Creators

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Spidey's 50th anniverary, CSBG wants to hear who you believe are Spider-Man's greatest writers and artists! Click here to cast your ballot! Only one week left to vote!

Fridolfs, Nguyen & Krul Take Justice League & Superman

Fridolfs, Nguyen & Krul Take Justice League & Superman "Beyond"

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Continuing CBR's look inside DC's "Batman Beyond Unlimited," Derek Fridolfs & Dustin Nguyen dish on Kobra and the New Gods in "Justice League Beyond" while JT Krul teases "Superman Beyond" vs. Lex Luthor's daughter.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Batman," "Avenging Spider-Man"

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last Week, the CBR Review staff looked at 21 new releases including "Batman" #9, "Avenging Spider-Man" #7, "Trio" #1 and more.

"Justice League International" Ends With Issue #12

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced "Justice League International" #12 written by Dan Jurgens with art by Aaron Lopresti will be the final issue of the series, followed by "Justice League International" #1.

When Words Collide - 5/14/2012

When Words Collide - 5/14/2012

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim talks with soon-to-be-breakout Legion and Spider-Man artist Aaron Kuder on his early days as an Art Adams comic book reader and how a whole lot of message board drawing contests led him on a ten-year journey to success.

Adams & Gage Bring

Adams & Gage Bring "The First X-Men" To Comics

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following yesterday's teaser image, artist/creator Neal Adams and writer Christos Gage expounded on the upcoming X-Men series "The First X-Men" with details on the presence of mutants prior to "X-Men" #1.

DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2012

DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2012

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product being released in August, 2012, including the latest from Before Watchmen, "Earth 2," "Green Lantern," "Justice League" and more.

Gay Heroes of

Gay Heroes of "Spandex" Breathe New Life Into Super Heroes

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Spandex" writer/artist Martin Eden spoke to CBR News about his new all-gay British super-team, England's gay comics scene, 50 ft. lesbians and John Byrne's influenced on the book.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Wolverine & the X-Men" #10

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Wolverine and the X-Men" #10 4 stars saying the issue by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo "will delight X-Men fans with its extensive character studies and its focus on inter-character relationships"

Cullen Bunn Kills the Marvel Universe (With Deadpool)

Cullen Bunn Kills the Marvel Universe (With Deadpool)

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This August, Wade Wilson becomes even more lethal and loquacious in Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic's 4-issue "Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe." We spoke with Bunn and Editor Jordan D. White about the project.

Jim Zubkavich Brings Paizo's

Jim Zubkavich Brings Paizo's "Pathfinder" To Dynamite

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Skullkickers" creator Jim Zubkavich will bring his writing talents to Dynamite Entertainment with the launch of "Pathfinder," a new ongoing series based on Paizo Publishing's popular RPG.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Avenging Spider-Man" #7

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Avenging Spider-Man" #7 4.5 stars calling the issue by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen "an oasis of understated brilliance and gives you exactly what you want to read."

Covers of the Week -- May 9

Covers of the Week -- May 9

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Morning Glory Academy turns shadowy, space turns even more mysterious, the Snow Queen turns frosty, Logan turns brainy and "Alabaster" turns...wolfier?

PREVIEW: Parker & Shalvey's

PREVIEW: Parker & Shalvey's "Dark Avengers" #175

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Declan Shalvey's interior pages for "Dark Avengers" #175 written by Jeff Parker. The new line-up of Earth's Deadliest Heroes assembles June 6.

EXCL. IMAGE PREVIEWS:

EXCL. IMAGE PREVIEWS: "Hardcore," "Dancer"

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive advance looks at two of this week's new Image Comics titles - Robert Kirkman and Brian Stelfreeze's "Hardcore" and "Dancer" #1 by Nathan Edmondson and Nic Klein!

AvX COMMENTARY TRACK - Brevoort On #3, Plus Bonus Features!

AvX COMMENTARY TRACK - Brevoort On #3, Plus Bonus Features!

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Tom Brevoort join CBR for the latest AvX COMMENTARY TRACK for some commentary and info on "AvX" #3 by writer Ed Brubaker and artist John Romita Jr., plus some behind-the-scenes Bonus Features!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #97

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "The Walking Dead" #97 4.5 stars calling the issue by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard "very smart stuff with the kind of payoff one has come to expect from this book."

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 16

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 16

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, May 16, including "The Shadow" #2, "Vampirella vs. Dracula" #4 and more.

Comics A.M. - Florida Comic Store Raided, Owner Arrested

Comics A.M. - Florida Comic Store Raided, Owner Arrested

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Florida retailer jailed, accused of selling synthetic cannabis in his store. A look at success of "Diesel Sweeties" Kickstarter drive! Sneak peek at Gary Groth's Maurice Sendak interview! Jim Starlin talks Thanos!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Lantern Corps" #9

Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Green Lantern Corps" #9 by Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin. The Alpha War begins Wednesday, May 16!

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale May 16, 2012

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale May 16, 2012

Sun, May 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale May 16, including "Incorruptible" #29, "Planet of the Apes" #14, "Valen the Outcast" #6, "Word Girl: Fashion Disaster," and more!

Follow CBR on Twitter!

Follow CBR on Twitter!

Sun, May 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

One of the best ways to get the latest news from CBR is by following us on Twitter. To keep up with all the comic book news, views and reviews, follow us and retweet this so we can break the 40,000 follower mark!

"Jarvis Is Just Tony Stark's Butler" and More Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sun, May 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned and explained away by later writers, including how the relationship between Jarvis and Tony Stark abruptly changed from employer to practically father/son.

Talking Comics with Frank Marraffino

Talking Comics with Frank Marraffino

Sun, May 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim O'Shea talks to Frank Marraffino about writing the newest Marvel Zombies miniseries, which features Howard the Duck, Dum-Dum Dugan and more teaming up to fight Nazi zombies.

Greatest Comic of All Time

Greatest Comic of All Time

Sat, May 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Seneca kicks off a new column at Robot 6 spotlighting "great comic books that don’t appear on the bestseller charts or canon lists," kicking things off with "Thor" #160.

Comic Book First Impressions: What Does the First Page of a Comic Tell You?

Comic Book First Impressions: What Does the First Page of a Comic Tell You?

Sat, May 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come check out CSBG's daily feature examining the first pages of comic books, exploring the trends and differing approaches comic creators use in introducing readers to a particular issue.

Axel-In-Charge - 5/11/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 5/11/2012

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel E-i-C Axel Alonso discusses how "Avengers" stars like Agent Coulson and one more player are making their mark on the Marvel U and Garth Ennis and Alan Davis' plans for "FuryMAX" and "ClanDestine." Plus exclusive art!

Marvel Teases

Marvel Teases "The First X-Men" For August

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an intriguing new image teasing the release of a new X-Men-related project entitled "The First X-Men" beginning in August.

DC Announces New Annuals For

DC Announces New Annuals For "Superman," "Detective Comics" & More

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics continues to expand the DCU with new annual issues for select New 52 titles including "Superman," "Detective Comics," "The Flash," "Green Lantern" and "Justice League International" hitting stores August 29.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Shadow" #2

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive, extended preview of Garth Ennis' "The Shadow" #2. The issue, with art by Aaron Campbell, hits stores May 16.

Shelf Life - 5/11/2012

Shelf Life - 5/11/2012

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Avengers" series holds a special and unique place in Ron Marz's heart, one which the writer explores before weighing in with his thoughts on the current big screen incarnation of the team.

Who Created The Dark Knight Detective?

Who Created The Dark Knight Detective?

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks at the tricky argument of how to properly credit Bob Kane and Bill Finger when discussing the creation of Batman, especially when viewed from the perspective of today's creators' rights debate.

"The Avengers" Concept Art Surfaces Online

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Two concept artists who worked on Marvel’s "The Avengers" have posted their designs for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Stark Tower and other settings from the Joss Whedon-directed blockbuster.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Locke & Key: Clockworks" #6

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Locke & Key: Clockworks" #6, the final chapter in the latest installment of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Eisner-winning saga, on sale May 16.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "X-Men Legacy" #266

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "X-Men Legacy" #266 4 stars calling the "AvX" tie-in "a good story exploring the effect Captain America and Cyclops fighting in Utopia has on the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning."

Comic book Legends Revealed - Yo, Joe!!

Comic book Legends Revealed - Yo, Joe!!

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As they say, knowing is half the battle, and you'll be prepared for that half with this week's All-G.I. Joe edition of CBLR! Did Larry Hama's band perform on an episode of "G.I. Joe?" Did Hasbro name one of their figures Ghost Rider?

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