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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Dark Knight Rises, Men in Black 3, X-Men 4: May 11th Comic Reel

Dark Knight Rises, Men in Black 3, X-Men 4: May 11th Comic Reel

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

"The Dark Knight Rises" cast and crew talk about the upcoming film! Two new "Men in Black 3" featurettes! Shawn Ashmore comments on the possibility of "X-Men 4!" Plus, "Amazing Spider-Man" and more!

Digital Comic Resources: Make comiXology's Marvel

Digital Comic Resources: Make comiXology's Marvel

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

This week, comiXology locks up Marvel in an exclusive digital deal, two smaller publishers talk about their digital revenues and indy creators strike out on their own.

DC's

DC's "Beyond" Team Takes Batman To The Digital Future

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

DC Comics' digital-first comics continue to chart the DCU's future, and Adam Beechen leads part one of a roundtable interview on "Batman Beyond Unlimited" speaking about 10,000 Jokers,Tim Drake and cyberpunk surprises.

Marvel Announces New

Marvel Announces New "AvX" Infinite Comic

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

Marvel has announced the release of a second digital Infinite Comic in June, expanding upon the events that take place in the pages of "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6.

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REVIEW: "Captain America" #11

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

Doug Zawisza gives "Captain America" #11 4 stars, calling the issue by Ed Brubaker and Patch Zircher "a good story sure to welcome readers coming to this comic via the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Batman" #1 Sells For Record $850,000

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

Near-mint copy of "Batman" #1 sells for $850,000! Cory Casoni exits Oni Press! Interviews with Alex Ross, Alison Bechdel and Matt Bors! The New York Times discovers rage comics! Plus more!

Jonah Hex Co-Creator Tony DeZuniga Passes Away

Jonah Hex Co-Creator Tony DeZuniga Passes Away

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

Legendary comic artist Tony DeZuniga, co-creator of Jonah Hex and Black Orchid, passed away early Wednesday after suffering from a stroke, heart failure and brain damage.

Bunn Goes Solo With

Bunn Goes Solo With "Venom"

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

Current "Venom" co-writer Cullen Bunn takes over the super-powered espionage title solo when Rick Remender leaves this fall. CBR spoke with Bunn about his plans for the costumed identity of Spider-Man's #1 fan.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/10/2012

Tilting at Windmills - 5/10/2012

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In his latest column, Brian Hibbs looks at his store's record breaking Free Comic Book Day, the new DC Entertainment regime, Diamond miscues, and digital storefronts

Marvel Comics On Sale May 16, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale May 16, 2012

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "AvX: VS" #2, "Daredevil" #13, "Incredible Hulk" #7.1, "The Secret Service" #2 and many more.

John Romita, Jr. Makes His

John Romita, Jr. Makes His "Hit-Girl"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of Marvel's chart-topping "Avengers Vs. X-Men" sets his sight on a return to "Kick-Ass" spitfire Hit-Girl in a new solo series that lets him switch up his style and focus beyond Hollywood.

Jason Ciaramella Unfurls

Jason Ciaramella Unfurls "The Cape: 1969"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella launch the next chapter in the dark superhero epic in July's "The Cape: 1969." CBR spoke with Ciaramella about the series that reveals the origin of the cape itself.

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REVIEW: "Alabaster: Wolves" #2

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Alabaster: Wolves" #2 4.5 stars, calling the book by Caitlin R. Kiernan and Steve Lieber "officially my favorite southern supernatural horror series."

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Remender & Bunn on

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Remender & Bunn on "Venom"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn steps into the role of "Venom" writer full time, and he and Rick Remender talked up the next phase of Flash Thompson's life from the Savage Six to the Monsters of Evil and more.

The Buy Pile - 5/10/2012

The Buy Pile - 5/10/2012

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It was as bad as it was good as a preponderance of dismal books threaten to overcome Sigurd, the Snow Queen and a medieval barbarian tossed into the wild west. Derivative ideas, factual challenges - it was rough out there.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "The Guild: Fawkes," "Mind Mgmt"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive previews for seven new comics hitting stores Wednesday, May 23, including Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and Jamie McKelvie's "The Guild: Fawkes" one-shot!

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