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Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Gaiman and McFarlane head back to court today! Japanese teen arrested for leaking manga on YouTube! Tokyo lawmakers vote down controversial "loli" bill! Weekend con reports! Eisner voting deadline looms! Plus more!

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PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #4

DC Comics has released a preview for "Brightest Day" #4, on sale this Wednesday, June 16, from the creative minds of Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis, Pat Gleason and more, with covers by Reis and David Finch.

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale June 16, 2010

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale June 16, 2010

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale June 16, including "Darkwing Duck" #1, "Do Androids Dream" #11, "Pale Horse" #1, and Shannon Wheeler's "I Thought You Would Be Funnier!"

SPINOFF: What Superhero Is Donald Glover?

SPINOFF: What Superhero Is Donald Glover?

He may not end up landing a gig as Hollywood's next Peter Parker, but that doesn't mean he should give up his dreams of portaying a superhero on the big screen, so SPINOFF asks, what superhero is Donald Glover?

Another look at 'I'm for everyone'

Another look at 'I'm for everyone'

In his weekly 'Grumpy Old Fan' column, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant examines Superman, his ethics and his place within the DC Comics universe and the world at large.

Comics You Should Own

Comics You Should Own

Greg Burgas is now in his fifth year of telling you what Comics You Should Own, so its time to look back and check out the comics that have made his list so far, including runs from "Animal Man," "Amazing Spider-Man" and more!

Image Comics On Sale June 16, 2010

Image Comics On Sale June 16, 2010

Image Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale June 16, including "Age of Bronze" #30, "Fade to Black" #4, "Forgetless" #5, "Savage Dragon" #161, and "Shuddertown" #3!

SPINOFF: When Is Too Much Advertising Too Much?

SPINOFF: When Is Too Much Advertising Too Much?

When big budget movies like "Prince of Persia" don't earn enough domestically to even cover marketing, much less their production, SPINOFF asks: When is too much advertising too much?

What's Your Most Valuable Comic?

What's Your Most Valuable Comic?

Join Greg Hatcher of COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD this weekend as he examines a question most of us have been asked at one point or another by friends or family members - What's the most valuable comic book you own?

Shelf Porn gone mad!

Shelf Porn gone mad!

This week ROBOT 6's Shelf Porn comes from Justin Leiter in New Jersey, who shares a massive collection of Japanese toys, action figures, original art and comic books that have to be seen to be believed.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Behind

THE BAT SIGNAL: Behind "Batman" #700

DC Editor Mike Marts stops by to explain how the all-star anniversary issue came together, how issue #700 plays a role in the culmination of Grant Morrison's mega-epic and what twists and artists will accompany the return of Bruce Wayne.

SPINOFF: Could Kick-Ass Play Spider-Man?

SPINOFF: Could Kick-Ass Play Spider-Man?

With Sony's marquee Marvel property looking forward to a teenager relaunch, SPINOFF ONLINE has the early word on actors in the running including "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson and "Star Trek's" Anton Yelchin.

Daredevil Turns Killer In

Daredevil Turns Killer In "Shadowland"?

On the heels of its first "The Birth of the Marvel Universe's Greatest Villain" teaser, Marvel Comics has revealed a second shocking image pushing Matt Murdock down a murderous path in "Shadowland."

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REVIEW: "Captain America" #606

CBR's Chad Nevett liked this week's "Captain America" #606, giving the issue 4 stars, saying "the addition of Butch Guice to the art gives it a fresh feeling...while Ed Brubaker’s character work is, as always, stellar."

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "Thor: For Asgard"

In anticipation of their next summer blockbuster, Marvel has announced another special "Thor" series, this one courtesy of Robert Rodi and Simone Bianchi who shares five pages of advance interior art.

Beatty Resurrects

Beatty Resurrects "The Last Phantom"

Writer Scott Beatty spoke with CBR News about his role in Dynamite Entertainment's series "The Last Phantom," letting fans know what to expect from Kit Walker in this new take on The Ghost Who Walks.

Bryan J.L. Glass Brings the (God of) Thunder

Bryan J.L. Glass Brings the (God of) Thunder

Writer Bryan J.L. Glass retrofits Thor's origin for the modern day in "Thor: First Thunder," highlighting the Agardians first year on Earth and re-defining his relationships with the Marvel Universe.

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REVIEW: "Secret Six" #22

Greg McElhatton reviewed DC Comics' "Secret Six" #22 and gave the issue 4 stars, saying that Gail Simone and J. Calafiore's story "should be the template for the right way" for creators to do a dark and grim comic.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Forgetless" #5

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive extended preview for "Forgetless" #5 by creator Nick Spencer and artists W. Scott Forbes and Marley Zarcone. The series finale hits stores on Wednesday, June 16.

New Aqualad Hits Comics And Cartoons

New Aqualad Hits Comics And Cartoons

Already teased as part of Cartoon Network's incoming "Young Justice" cartoon, a brand new Aqualad makes his debut in the tenth issue of "Brightest Day," and ROBOT 6 has the first look with art by David Finch.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler On Digital

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler On Digital

In part two of our chat on the state of manga, Yen Press' Kurt Hassler discusses the reasoning behind moving the publisher's "Yen Plus" magazine online and gives an in depth rundown on their upcoming titles.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's installment of COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, did DC Comics actually once plan on giving Robin AIDS? Plus, you don't want to miss the zombie origins of...the Smurfs?!?!

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REVIEW: "S.H.I.E.L.D." #2

Timothy Callahan has reviewed "S.H.I.E.L.D." #2, giving the Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver created series 4.5 stars and saying, "'S.H.I.E.L.D.' #1 was an impressive debut. This second issue may be even better."

Pak Teams Up The

Pak Teams Up The "Incredible Hulks"

In September, a new era kicks off for Bruce Banner and company under Greg Pak's pen as the retitled "Incredible Hulk" embarks on a familial throwdown between Earth's gamma giants and the "Dark Son" that is Hiro-Kala.

"Evil Seduces" Again in New X-Men Teaser

Marvel has released a second teaser featuring a vamped-out X-Man baring fangs and preparing to feast upon a teammate in promotion of Victor Gischler and Paco Medina's "X-Men" #1, due to hit stores on July 8.

Hine Guides Eisner's

Hine Guides Eisner's "Spirit"

David Hine takes on the Spirit, looking to continue the noir style storytelling that made the character a comic book icon as new writer of the character's ongoing series serving as part of DC's First Wave Universe.

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REVIEW: "Avengers Academy" #1

Doug Zawisza gave Marvel's "Avengers Academy" #1 a 3 star review saying, "[Christos] Gage sets the table quite nicely" and "[Mike] McKone is a masterful artist who handles a wide range of characters to great effect."

Marvel Comics On Sale June 16, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale June 16, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an advance look at new comics on sale next Wednesday, June 16, including "Amazing Spider-Man" #634, "Atlas" #2, "Incredible Hulk #610, "New Avengers" #1, and many more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Magdalena" #2

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Magdalena" #2 by writer Ron Marz, artist Nelson Blake II and cover artist Ryan Sook. This issue hits stores Wednesday, June 16.

The Dark Secret of

The Dark Secret of "Avengers Academy"

In the final pages of "Avengers Academy" #1, writer Christos Gage and artist Mike McKone dropped a bombshell about what's really going on. We spoke with Gage and editor Bill Rosemann about the shocking revelation.

Shadowland: Has Daredevil Gone Evil?

Shadowland: Has Daredevil Gone Evil?

Marvel Comics has released their latest "Shadowland" teaser ad, featuring a rather evil looking Daredevil with the tagline "The Birth of the Marvel Universe's Greatest Villain."

IDW on

IDW on "Bone" for PSP and More

IDW brings Jeff Smith's "Bone" and "Rasl" to the Sony PSP this month, and we spoke with Director of ePublishing Jeff Webber to find out more about format, price point and what other devices may soon feature IDW titles.

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PREVIEW: "New Avengers" #1

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents a preview of "New Avengers" #1 from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen with covers by Immonen and Marko Djurdjevic. The new series debuts June 16.

Heinberg Leads The

Heinberg Leads The "Children's Crusade"

Acclaimed writer Allan Heinberg opens up about the long-awaited return of the Young Avengers in July's "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" in Marvel's latest "Next Big Thing" conference call with all-new art from Jim Cheung.

The Buy Pile - 6/10/2010

The Buy Pile - 6/10/2010

A very small dose of problematic publications gives cause for celebration in a winning week that has a powerful Amadeus Cho, Catman gone wild, combat magicians, the JLI and Pepper Potts getting feisty. Let's go!

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Wolverine" #1

Marvel Comics has released a special advance look at "Wolverine" #1 by writer Jason Aaron and artist Renato Guedes with a cover by Jae Lee . The new series, featuring Wolverine in Hell, debuts in September.

Paul Brings the

Paul Brings the "Ides of Blood"

Comic book newcomer Stuart C. Paul spoke with CBR about "Ides of Bood," a new series mixing history, myth and vampirism as a slave turned warrior tracks down a serial killer in the waning days of the Roman Republic.

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REVIEW: "Batman" #700

Chad Nevett reviewed DC Comics' milestone "Batman" #700, enjoying the issue's main feature, calling the Grant Morrison penned time-jumping tale "an entertaining story at its heart with a fun gimmick."

SPINOFF: WB Plans

SPINOFF: WB Plans "Supernatural" Anime

Madhouse, the acclaimed anime studio behind "Death Note," "Paprika" and segments of "Batman: Gotham Knight," is producing 22 episodes that cover the first two seasons of the live-action CW series "Supernatural."

Swierczynski & Garcia Get Caught In

Swierczynski & Garcia Get Caught In "Black Widow's" Web

This September, the new "Black Widow" creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Manuel Garcia begin their run with on the titular super spy's title. CBR News spoke with the team about their plans.

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