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Robert Kirkman Celebrates 100 Issues of

Robert Kirkman Celebrates 100 Issues of "The Walking Dead"

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman spoke to CBR News about the most disturbing moment in his smash hit zombie series so far, and how July's #100 will top it.

ShiftyLook Celebrates

ShiftyLook Celebrates "Dig Dug" 30th Anniversary

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ShiftyLook Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda gives CBR News new details on Namco Bandai's newest comic initiative in celebration of "Dig Dug's" 30th Anniversary this year.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Hero Comics 2012"

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Hero Initiative has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Christian Gossett's "Red Star" story from this year's "Hero Comics." The benefit comic, featuring work by Kevin Eastman, Dave Sim and more, is on sale May 30.

The Mayo Report For April 2012:

The Mayo Report For April 2012: "Walking Dead" Rules The Trades Charts

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics rises to the top of the trades list based on the strength of "The Walking Dead" while Marvel rides AvX to sales dominance even as DC's New 52 sales are leveling off nicely.

The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Kick-Ass 2: May 9th Comic Reel

The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Kick-Ass 2: May 9th Comic Reel

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"The Avengers" director Joss Whedon thanks his fans for their support! Tobey Maguire interviews Andrew Garfield for "The Amazing Spider-Man!" "Kick-Ass 2" is actually happening! Plus, "Iron Man 3" and more!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Buzz Lightyear & Yoda Meet The Beatles

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Buzz Lightyear & Yoda Meet The Beatles

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest edition of CSBG's Easter Eggs, we see a variety of Star Wars comic book cameos with Buzz Lightyear, the Beatles and Hellboy. Plus, forget "Where's Waldo?" - the better question is, "Where's Bender?"

Comics A.M. - Iranian Cartoonist Sentenced to 25 Lashes

Comics A.M. - Iranian Cartoonist Sentenced to 25 Lashes

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Iranian cartoonist to be lashed for depicting parliament member in soccer jersey. Dynamite CEO talks comics market, digital! How Marvel removed nudity from FCBD comic! Plus much more!

Cullen Bunn Explores the Aftermath of

Cullen Bunn Explores the Aftermath of "The Fearless"

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn spoke with ROBOT 6's JK Parkin about the conclusion of "The Fearless," Marvel's Valkyrie-starring "Fear Itself" spinoff and his hopes and plans for the series' characters and unresolved story threads.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/9/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/9/2012

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Pipeline - 5/8/2012

Pipeline - 5/8/2012

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

To sum it all up: Augie thinks "The Avengers" is the best superhero film ever, was disappointed by "Captain America'" and enjoyed "Thor" more than he expected.

X-POSITION: Liu Engages the

X-POSITION: Liu Engages the "Astonishing X-Men"

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Astonishing X-Men" writer Marjorie Liu answers your emails and discusses powers, love, the power of love, and guns! All this plus exclusive art!

Revisit The Secret History Of Spider-Man's Parents

Revisit The Secret History Of Spider-Man's Parents

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the the latest trailer for Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man" strongly hinting at an expanded look at Peter Parker's parentage in the movie, CBR revisits the mysterious history of Mary and Richard Parker.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Mark Waid's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Mark Waid's "Incorruptible" #29

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Incorruptible" #29. Mark Waid's tale of supervillain redemption continues on May 16!

Ed Brubaker Takes

Ed Brubaker Takes "Fatale" Beyond Cult Status

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With their latest creator-owned series "Fatale," Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have a breakout hit for Image, and the writer tells CBR how influences from "V For Vendetta" to "Game of Thrones" helped build his noir-ish Lovecraftian tale.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Courtney Crumrin" #2

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Oni Press, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Ted Naifeh's "Courtney Crumrin" #2. The full-color ongoing series continues May 9.

EXCLUSIVE: Frison, Morris' Covers For

EXCLUSIVE: Frison, Morris' Covers For "Spike" #1

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with the exclusive debut of Jenny Frison and Steve Morris' covers for "Spike" #1, debuting in August from Victor Gischler and Paul Lee.

Barber and Roberts Build

Barber and Roberts Build "Transformers" Civilization

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to "Transformers" ongoing series writers John Barber & James Roberts about their titles,"Robots in Disguise" & "More Than Meets the Eye," and building a complex world beyond giant fighting robots.

Sales Estimates for April, 2012 - AvX Nabs Top Spot

Sales Estimates for April, 2012 - AvX Nabs Top Spot

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

For the second month in a row, Marvel's AvX takes the top spot on the sales chart, AVX: VS debuts in the Top Ten and "Batman" overtakes "Justice League" as DC Comics' top seller.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Wayne & Cunningham On Sales, Digital Rankings & Readership

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Wayne & Cunningham On Sales, Digital Rankings & Readership

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC execs Bob Wayne & John Cunningham discuss April sales charts, New 52 demographics and anniversary plans, summer events, & digital firsts informed by our exclusive sales rankings.

Marvel Goes Digital Exclusive With Comixology

Marvel Goes Digital Exclusive With Comixology

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an unexpected if unsurprising move, Marvel Comics has opted to publish all its digitally formatted serial comics releases exclusively through comiXology's platform and apps.

ADVANCE REVIEW:

ADVANCE REVIEW: "Higher Earth" #1

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Higher Earth" #1 3.5 stars saying the inaugural issue by Sam Humphries with art by Francesco Biagini is "a good first issue" and "a nice launch for a new ongoing series."

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "The Avengers," Comics and the Evolution of Storytelling

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

How crossovers, team-ups and reboots blazed a trail for more complex stories! "Tiny Titans" creators open Aw Yeah Comics! Five up-and-coming cartoonists from TCAF! More on Creator Owned Comics!

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Earth 2," "Invincible Iron Man," "X-O Manowar"

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, the CBR Reviews team looked at 24 new releases including "Earth 2" #1 and more of DC's "Second Wave," "Invincible Iron Man" #516 and "X-O Manowar" #1.

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EXCLUSIVE: "Earth 2" #4 Cover Introduces Hawkgirl

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive first look at the cover for James Robinson and Nicola Scott's "Earth 2" #4, artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado present the debut of the Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl!

When Words Collide - 5/7/2012

When Words Collide - 5/7/2012

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim returns from MoCCA Fest 2012 with a pile of worthwhile new comics, including work by Josh Simmons, Katie Skelly, Pat Aulisio, Josh Burggraf and the absent-but-always-impressive Benjamin Marra.

Pichelli Webs Universes Together in

Pichelli Webs Universes Together in "Spider-Men"

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to Sara Pichelli about illustrating the upcoming "Spider-Men" miniseries with writer Brian Bendis, celebrating Spidey's 50th anniversary by putting Peter Parker & Miles Morales face to face.

When We First Met - Avengers Firsts!

When We First Met - Avengers Firsts!

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG examines the first appearances of several pieces of Avengers lore, like the debut of Avengers Mansion and the Avengers quinjet. Plus, which Avenger revealed his or her secret identity first?

The History Of Max Payne Revealed In Marvel, Rockstar's

The History Of Max Payne Revealed In Marvel, Rockstar's "After the Fall"

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Rockstar Games has provided CBR with an exclusive look at the artist Fernando Blanco's art for the Dan Houser and Sam Lake-scripted "Max Payne 3: After the Fall," a new digital-only comic co-released with Marvel.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Wolverine & the X-Men: Alpha and Omega" #5

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Wolverine & the X-Men: Alpha and Omega" #5 4 stars and calls the series written by Brian Wood "a good mini-series that has me anxiously awaiting what Wood will do next."

CBR TV 2012: Adam Glass On

CBR TV 2012: Adam Glass On "Suicide Squad," Harley Quinn & Angry Fans

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Glass spoke with CBR TV about writing the CW's "Supernatural" and DC Comics' "Suicide Squad," the fan reactions and personal threats he's received over the New 52 take on Harley Quinn and much more.

POLL RESULTS: How Much Will

POLL RESULTS: How Much Will "Avengers" Earn In Its North American Debut?

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the weekend box office receipts tallied, check in to see how CBR readers did in predicting how much Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" would earn in it's North American opening weekend.

COMMENTARY TRACK: X-O Manowar #1

COMMENTARY TRACK: X-O Manowar #1

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Robert Venditti takes readers inside the action of Valiant's reborn superpowered Visigoth warrior, explaining how he and Cary Nord teamed to create "X-O Manowar" #1 from legendary historical battles to the secrets of alien invasions.

AvX Powers Marvel To Number One Spot In April

AvX Powers Marvel To Number One Spot In April

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel remained the number one publisher in the comic book direct market in April with the continuing to expand halo effect of AvX placing a total of four titles in the top ten while Image shows impressive growth.

Parker & Shalvey Re-Assemble Marvel's

Parker & Shalvey Re-Assemble Marvel's "Dark Avengers"

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with writer Jeff Parker and artist Declan Shalvey about "Thunderbolts'" title change to "Dark Avengers" and what it means for the series and team. Plus, exclusive art from #175!

McCool Stands with

McCool Stands with "Nevsky: Hero of the People"

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Russian hero Alexander Nevsky comes to comics in Ben McCool and Mario Guevarra's adaptation of Eisenstein's classic film. "Nevsky" is out this month from IDW, and CBR spoke with McCool about the project.

Lemire Announces

Lemire Announces "Sweet Tooth's" Conclusion in December

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Vertigo and creator Jeff Lemire have announced the conclusion of Lemire's creator-owned "Sweet Tooth" with issue #40 in December following a final arc entitled "The Wild Kingdom."

Covers of the Week -- May 2

Covers of the Week -- May 2

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week brings a grim fairy tale, a journey into Nick Fury's past, a visit with an adorable ghost, a flood of purple flowers and an up-close introduction to Matt Murdock's date. Plus, April's Cover of the Month!

Edgar Wright Teases

Edgar Wright Teases "Ant-Man" Movie

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Edgar Wright, who’s long been attached to direct Marvel’s "Ant-Man," released a well-timed image teasing the eagerly awaited comic-book adaptation. But what, if anything, should we read into the photo?

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Animal Man" #9

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Animal Man" #9 by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh 4 stars saying the issue has "more than enough moments -- artistic, dialogue and narrative -- to satisfy any fan."

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Invincible," "Morning Glories"

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with exclusive previews for two of this week's new releases: Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's "Invincible" #91 and Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #18

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