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Jerry Robinson Explores

Jerry Robinson Explores "The Comics"

Jerry Robinson, the man who created the Joker and gave Robin his distinctive look, spoke with CBR News about "The Comics," his definitive history of comic strips and the cultural forces that shaped a medium.

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REVIEW: "Avengers Academy" #10

CBR reviewer Greg McElhatton gave Marvel's "Avengers Academy" #10 a 3.5 star review, calling the Christopher Yost scripted series, "a solid, entertaining book month in and month out."

Pop! - 3/4/2011

Pop! - 3/4/2011

George spent some time at the recently concluded American International Toy Fair and came away with some childhood toy memories rekindled while looking forward to creating new ones in the months ahead.

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REVIEW: "Herculian"

Reviewer Greg McElhatton gives Erik Larsen's experimental "Herculian" one-shot 3.5 stars, saying, "It's nice to see [Larsen's] talents tackle some different subjects; for the most part, he succeeds."

X-COMMUNICATED:

X-COMMUNICATED: "X-Men: Legacy" #245

In the latest installment of X-COMMUNICATED, CBR's in-depth look at Marvel's "Age of X" crossover, Mike Carey joins us for commentary and insight into "X-Men: Legacy" #245, the first chapter of the epic storyline.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

You might have heard of the comic book with a hole cut through it -- but have you heard of the one with an actual bullet hole through each copy? Find out this week, along with the true origin of Wolverine's classic costume!

Comics A.M. - Kodansha International Closing; Blizzard Ending Tokyopop Deal?

Comics A.M. - Kodansha International Closing; Blizzard Ending Tokyopop Deal?

Japanese publishing giant Kodansha Ltd. closing its Kodansha International division! Blizzard rumored to be ending its video-game licenses with Tokyopop! A profile of the late Dwayne McDuffie! More!

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Captain America and the Secret Avengers"

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Captain America and the Secret Avengers" by Kelly Due DeConnick and Greg Tocchini. The one-shot hits stores March 30.

"You'll Never Know" Carol Tyler

Award winning cartoonist Carol Tyler spoke with CBR News about the second volume of her family saga, "You'll Never now," her father's experiences in World War II and more.

Marvel Comics On Sale March 9, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale March 9, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "5 Ronin" #2, "New Avengers" #10, "Onslaught Unleashed" #2, "Sigil" #1, "Venom" #1 and many more.

Ross Richie Goes kaboom!

Ross Richie Goes kaboom!

BOOM! Studios publisher Ross Richie spoke with CBR News about the new kaboom! all-ages line of comics, which includes a new "Peanuts" OGN and an original series by "Muppet Show" cartoonist Roger Langridge.

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REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #21

Doug Zawisza gives "Brightest Day" #21 4 stars, saying Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason "let J’onn shine in a furious fashion that is atypical of the Manhunter from Mars."

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "X-Men: Legacy" #246

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "X-Men: Legacy" #246, chapter three of "Age of X" by Mike Carey and Clay Mann with a cover by Leinil Francis Yu. The issue hits stores on March 9.

FIRST LOOK: Hero Initiative

FIRST LOOK: Hero Initiative "JLA" #50 Covers

Courtesy of the Hero Initiative, CBR presents an exclusive First Look at Dean Haspiel, Charlie Adlard and Jerry Ordway's covers for the "Justice League of America" #50 100 Cover Project.

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PREVIEW: "Superboy" #5

It's the Boy of Steel versus the Fastest Boy Alive in DC Comics' preview for "Superboy" #5 as Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo detail the face-off between Teen Titans Superboy and Kid Flash! The race begins Wednesday, March 9.

X-Men MMXI: Uncanny X-Men

X-Men MMXI: Uncanny X-Men

Marvel Comics book-by-book rollout of their new X-Men plans rolls on into Thursday with "Uncanny X-Men" writer Kieron Gillen addressing his plans for the franchise's core from the return to Breakworld to a major "Fear Itself" tie-in.

The Buy Pile - 3/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/3/2011

Good stories about bad people are highlights of a week covered in combat and bathed in bloodshed. Zack Overkill, Wade Wilson and Scandal Savage lead the pack of purchases, making things messy in entertaining ways.

Van Lente Proves Truth is Stranger Than Fiction in

Van Lente Proves Truth is Stranger Than Fiction in "Comic Book Comics"

"Comic Book Comics" creators Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey chronicle the strange and often hilarious history of comic books. We spoke with Van Lente about the series, issue #5 of which is in stores now.

ECCC 2011: Three Days of Comic Craziness

ECCC 2011: Three Days of Comic Craziness

Emerald City Comicon Founder Jim Demonakos spoke with CBR News and discussed a number of highlights attendees can expect to find during the three day convention running this weekend from March 4-6.

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PREVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #21

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman and Robin" #21, the second issue from the team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The issue, featuring covers by Gleason and Tony Daniel, hits stores Wednesday, March 9.

Immonen Illustrates ComicsPRO

Immonen Illustrates ComicsPRO "Fear Itself" Variant

Marvel Comics has teamed with ComicsPRO to produce a limited edition variant cover for "Fear Itself" #1 featuring the artwork of series artist Stuart Immonen.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #155

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR has an exclusive first look at "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #155 by Brian Michael Bendis and guest artist Chris Samnee. "The Death of Spider-Man" prologue issue hits stores March 9.

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REVIEW: "Chew" #17

Doug Zawisza gave "Chew" #17 a 4 star review, saying of John Layman and Rob Guillory's acclaimed Image series, "The consistency -- not the texture -- of this title is what brings me back issue after issue."

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Age of X: Universe" #1

Marvel Comics has released a first look at pages from "Age of X: Universe" #1, the tie-in to the current X-Men event which open up the world to alternate reality versions of Captain America, Hulk, Ghost Rider and more.

"Archie" #1 Sets Auction Record; Layoffs at Australia Book Chains

A copy of "Archie Comics" #1 sells for $167,300! Australia's REDgroup Retail lays off 321 employees after closing 38 stores! James Kochalka, Vermont's cartoonist laureate! Mike Mignola! Plus more!

Roberson has

Roberson has "iZombie" on the Brain

"iZombie" creator and writer Chris Roberson spoke with CBR News about working with series co-owner and artist Mike Allred, how to write female characters and reclaiming the undead from the zombie apocalypse.

Jenkins Looks for Leadership in

Jenkins Looks for Leadership in "X-Men: Prelude"

Four mutants will disagree over how to face a crisis that could wipe out all mutantkind in May. CBR News spoke with writer Paul Jenkins about his mini, "X-Men: Prelude," which examines each perspective.

Mettam & Huddleston Discover

Mettam & Huddleston Discover "Missing Linx"

Dale Mettam and Courtney Huddleston gave CBR the lowdown on "Missing Linx," the newest super-team from Viper Comics featuring famous and mythical creatures. Plus, an exclusive preview of the first chapter!

Marvel's

Marvel's "Fear Itself" Goes Digital

Marvel Comics has announced "Fear Itself: The Worthy," a free, digital exclusive miniseries launching April 27, set to reveal the truth behind The Worthy and their plans for the Marvel Universe.

Where The Hell Am I - 3/2/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 3/2/2011

Jason Aaron shares a few words on the importance of location, location, location, explaining how becoming a part of your local comic book community can help aspiring and professional creators in their careers.

X-Men MMXI: X-Men Legacy

X-Men MMXI: X-Men Legacy

Marvel Comics continues its week of X-Men related news as "X-Men: Legacy" writer Mike Carey takes his cast beyond "Age of X" and CBR News was on hand to see how Rogue's newly formed team would take on a run of new villains and more.

Moore Heralds the End of

Moore Heralds the End of "Echo"

"Strangers in Paradise" creator Terry Moore brings his second popular creator-owned series to a close with May's "Echo" #30. CBR spoke with the acclaimed creator about the series and his future.

The Line It Is Drawn: Dwayne McDuffie

The Line It Is Drawn: Dwayne McDuffie

This week's Line It Is Drawn pays tribute to the late Dwayne McDuffie with reader-suggested team-ups of McDuffie's most popular characters with other superheroes. Check them out and make a suggestion for next week.

Rebranding

Rebranding "The Kubert School"

The legendary comics art family of Joe, Adam and Andy Kubert explain the current changes to their art school, from its new name to its redesigned website and how those elements reflect the school's 35 years of history.

Hardman Makes Movies and Monsters

Hardman Makes Movies and Monsters

When Gabriel Hardman isn't bringing Jeff Parker's "Hulk" scripts to life, he's busy working as a storyboard artist on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. The artist spoke with CBR News about his dual life.

Comics A.M. - Dark Horse CEO on State of Industry; BOOM! Changes

Comics A.M. - Dark Horse CEO on State of Industry; BOOM! Changes

Mike Richardson talks about comic marketplace, digital! An overview of changes to BOOM! Studios' kids' line! A snapshot of India's comics industry! Matt Fraction, Francis Manapul and much more!

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Secret Avengers" #11

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Secret Avengers" #11 by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Will Conrad. The issue, featuring a Mike Deodato cover, hits stores Wednesday, March 30.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/2/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/2/2011

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

Server & Lanzing Host the

Server & Lanzing Host the "Freakshow"

The writing team of David Server and Jackson Lanzing spoke with CBR News about their three-issue series "Freakshow," going in depth about the characters and creatures of the Ape Entertainment title.

X-POSITION: Victor Gischler

X-POSITION: Victor Gischler

"X-Men" writer Victor Gischler dropped by X-POSITION this week to discuss mutants, literary aspirations and fangtastic fans! All of this, plus an exclusive look at Chris Bachalo's art from "X-Men" #9!

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