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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?

Allred Takes On Wonder Woman for M•A•C

Allred Takes On Wonder Woman for M•A•C

Artist Mike Allred spoke with CBR News about his experience working for beauty giant M•A•C Cosmetics on the company's current and exceedingly popular Wonder Woman cosmetics line.

Marvel Comics on Sale March 16, 2011

Marvel Comics on Sale March 16, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "5 Ronin" #3, "Avengers Academy" #11, "Hulk" #30.1, "Ruse" #1 "Uncanny X-Force" #5.1, and many more.

Sweeping Changes Planned for

Sweeping Changes Planned for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"

With the departure of director Julie Taymor, producers of the troubled musical plan a massive overhaul that includes new songs, an enhanced love story and a reworked Act II. ROBOT 6 has details.

Perry Celebrates Twenty Years of

Perry Celebrates Twenty Years of "Gold Digger"

Writer-artist Fred Perry, whose Antarctic Press series "Gold Digger" marks its twentieth anniversary in May, spoke with CBR News about the Diggers sisters' epic and his DIY approach to making comics.

Shelf Life - 3/10/2011

Shelf Life - 3/10/2011

Ron Marz writes his most personal column to date, remembering how his mother encouraged a love of reading when he was a boy and detailing the long decline into dementia she's now suffering.

Jurgens Returns to

Jurgens Returns to "Booster Gold"

Booster Gold creator Dan Jurgens spoke with CBR News about his return to the character's ongoing series, how it ties into the "Flashpoint" event and the origins of DC Comics' fan-favorite bumbling hero.

Crabapple on

Crabapple on "Transmet," Dr. Sketchy & the CBLDF

Artist Molly Crabapple spoke with CBR News about last week's Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School "Transmetropolitan"-themed event held to benefit the CBLDF and the Hero Initiative.

The Buy Pile - 3/10/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/10/2011

A delightful missive from Fabletown gets tidal waved by one of the worst comic books in years. Tales from the future almost worked out, but the Transformers slipped a disk lead to a decidedly not-great week of comics.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Iron Man 2.0" #2

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Iron Man 2.0" #2 by Nick Spencer and Barry Kitson. The issue, featuring covers by Salvador Larocca and Marko Djurdjevi, hits stores March 16.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual" #1

Marvel has released an advance look at "Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual" #1, part two of "Escape from the Negative Zone," written by James Asmus with art by Ibraim Roberson. The issue hits April 13.

Hasbro Unveils New Dark Avengers, Iron Man Figures

Hasbro Unveils New Dark Avengers, Iron Man Figures

Hasbro has released the a bunch of new images featuring even more 2011 additions to their various Marvel lines, from Iron Man to the Avengers to the Super Hero Squad and more!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batman, Inc." #3

Greg McElhatton gives "Batman, Inc." #3 a 4 star review, calling the new Grant Morrison and Yanick Paqutte series, "a fun amalgamation of, it seems, whatever Morrison feels like writing about."

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Avengers: Children's Crusade - Young Avengers"

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers: The Children's Crusade - Young Avengers" by co-creator Allan Heinberg and artist Alan Davis. The one-shot hits stores March 16.

Howard the Duck Faces

Howard the Duck Faces "Fear Itself"

Howard the Duck teams with She-Hulk, Frankenstein's Monster and Nighthawk to take on Man-Thing in June's "Fear Itself: Fearsome Four" miniseries by Brandon Montclare and Ryan Bodenheim, with covers by Michael Kaluta.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #82

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "The Walking Dead" #82 4 stars, praising Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's current "No Way Out" storyline and calling the events in this particular issue "brutally pragmatic."

"Batwoman" Postponed Again

Despite being previewed in this week's new comics as an April release, DC Comics has officially canceled orders for the first two issues with plans to resolicit the series at a later date. ROBOT 6 has details.

Bunn: From

Bunn: From "The Damned" to "Superman/Batman"

Writer Cullen Bunn spoke with CBR News about the transition from writing creator-owned series like "The Damned" and "The Sixth Gun" to scripting "Superman/Batman," "Captain America" and more.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Jeff Lemire

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Jeff Lemire

CBR News spoke with Jeff Lemire about Doomsday crashing smack dab into Smallville in April's "Superboy" #6, but first we asked a few questions about this week's first ever race between Superboy and Kid Flash.

Where The Hell Am I - 3/9/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 3/9/2011

This week, Jason puts into words the difficulties that can pop up and derail a day's worth of writing, from distractions that knock you off course to not saving the perfect idea you have right before bed and more.

Blake Masters Leads

Blake Masters Leads "Insurrection v3.6"

"Brotherhood" writer Blake Masters envisions a future in which artificial man fights for the bottom line in "Insurrection v3.6" from BOOM! Studios. CBR News spoke with him about the series, which debuts this week.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics X" #4

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics X" #4. The critically acclaimed series from the creative team of Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams returns Wednesday, March 30.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Dracula: Throne of Blood"

Marvel has released an advance look at "Tomb of Dracula Presents: Throne of Blood" by Victor Gischler and Goran Parlov. The one-shot, featuring a cover by Bryan Hitch, hits stores April 27.

Ron Marz: Top Cow Architect, Part 1

Ron Marz: Top Cow Architect, Part 1

Writer Ron Marz spoke with CBR News about his various projects in the Top Cow Universe, including his yearlong event series "Artifacts" and the ongoing adventures of bearer Sara Pezzini in "Witchblade."

Sales Estimates for February, 2011

Sales Estimates for February, 2011

Overall, February sales numbers rebounded from January's lows, but the highest charting title, "Green Lantern," still set a record low for the number one selling title since Diamond first began releasing their data.

The Busy World of Steve Niles

The Busy World of Steve Niles

Prolific writer Steve Niles spoke with CBR about working with Slash on a "Wake the Dead" film, sewing "Crime and Terror" with Scott Morse, adapting a one-man play for comics and his first novel.

"Fear Itself" Faces Deadpool

The Merc with a Mouth tackles the threat of "Fear Itself" in a three-issue miniseries from writer Christopher Hastings and longtime 'Pool artist Bong Dazo. "Fear Itself: Deadpool" #1 dances into stores this June.

X-POSITION: Rick Remender

X-POSITION: Rick Remender

The "Uncanny X-Force" writer discusses the appeal of alternative universes, the ingredients of a good story, and things that make his skin crawl. All that plus exclusive art!

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Amazing Fantasy" #15 Brings $1.1M; CCI Hotel Blocks Opening

Near-mint copy of Spider-Man's first appearances fetches $1.1 million! Hotel blocks for Comic-Con International open this morning! Publishers want Borders to return unpaid stock! Plus much more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/9/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/9/2011

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

Nick Spencer Talks Marvel Exclusivity

Nick Spencer Talks Marvel Exclusivity

The writer of "Iron Man 2.0" and soon "Secret Avengers," Nick Spencer discusses how the collaboration of Marvel's fabled creative summits helped sway his decision to sign exclusively with the publisher while continuing his current ongoings.

Pipeline - 3/8/2011

Pipeline - 3/8/2011

"Wizard" has changed formats, but Augie notices that very little else is different from before, unfortunately. Plus, an Emerald City Comicon post-mortem and five art books he'd like to see immediately, please.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Legion of Super-Villains," "Doom Patrol"

DC Comics has provided CBR with exclusive looks at "Legion of Super-Villains" #1 by Levitz and Portela and "Doom Patrol" #20 by Giffen, Clark and Randall. Both are on sale March 9, 2011.

Talking Comics with Bryan Q. Miller

Talking Comics with Bryan Q. Miller

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea discusses all things "Batgirl" with writer Bryan Q. Miller, as well as the final season of "Smallville," introducing new characters to the world of Stephanie Brown and more.

Chris Ryall's

Chris Ryall's "Zombies vs. Robots" Returns

IDW Publishing Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall spoke with CBR News about his upcoming "Zombies vs. Robots" miniseries, "Undercity," while giving details on Sony Pictures' deal to bring "ZvR" to film.

ECCC: Image Comics' New Favorites

ECCC: Image Comics' New Favorites

A line-up of some of Image Comics hottest creators, from Nick Spencer to Riley Rossmo and more, were in attendance at last weekend's Emerald City Comicon to promote their titles to a room full of Image faithful.

"Fear Itself" Strikes the Thunderbolts

Writer Jeff Parker and artist Kev Walker introduce Luke Cage's team of superhuman prisoners to the world of "Fear Itself" in "Thunderbolts" #158, hitting stores in June.

Process of the Artist: Jusko Paints

Process of the Artist: Jusko Paints "Dejah Thoris"

Legendary fantasy and sc-fi artist Joe Jusko walks CBR readers through the process involved in the creation of the cover for Dynamite Entertainment's "Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris" #3.

Liefeld Breaches

Liefeld Breaches "The Infinite"

On the heels of announcing a new Image series with Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld explains the story behind "The Infinite" and how he's moving forward with new characters, pouches, shoulderpads and guns. UPDATED WITH EXCLUSIVE ART

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman, Inc." #3

DC Comics has released a preview for "Batman, Inc." #3 by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. The issue, featuring covers by Dave Finch and J.H. Williams III, hits stores this Wednesday, March 9.

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