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Espenson and Kessler on

Espenson and Kessler on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales"

Whedonverse veteran Jane Espenson and novelist Jackie Kessler spoke with CBR about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales," an oversized hardcover collecting stories of Slayers and vampires beyond the usual cast.

Retailers Respond To

Retailers Respond To "Fantastic Four" #587

CBR News reaches out to comic shop owners and managers from coast to coast to see what kind of business they drew on Tuesday for Marvel's nationally-promoted "Death Bag" issue of "Fantastic Four" and how it affects their stores.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Emma" #1

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Emma" #1 by NYT best-selling writer Nancy Butler and "Dapper Men" artist Janet K. Lee. The world of nineteenth century romance comes to comics Wednesday, March 2.

The Line It Is Drawn: Star Trek

The Line It Is Drawn: Star Trek

Spock and Namor! Oprah and Uhura! Magneto vs. the Borg! See your favorite comic characters interact with your favorite Star Trek characters, as drawn by our artists! And be sure to make your suggestions for next week's topic!

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PREVIEW: "Batman & Robin" #20

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman and Robin" #20, the first issue by the new creative team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The issue, sporting covers by Gleason and Gene Ha, hits stores Wednesday, February 9.

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Jeffrey Brown spoke with CBR about his process, humor, how the new volume of "Change-Bots" is more than just parody and why transforming robot comics aren't as different a project for him as it might seem to his fans.

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

Marvel Comics' newly-promoted Senior Editor and X-Men Group Editor Nick Lowe returns to X-POSITION and answers emails directly from you, the fans! Come and see what he has to say!

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PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #19

DC Comics has released a preview of "Brightest Day" #19, the first battle in the long-brewing Aquawar by Geoff Johns Peter Jomasi, Ican Rei and more. The war for the Earth's oceans breaks out on Wednesday, February 2.

Quesada Illustrates

Quesada Illustrates "Fantastic Four" #587 Second Print Cover

Marvel Comics has released the Joe Quesada illustrated second printing variant cover for the sold out "Fantastic Four" #587, written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Steve Epting.

Beyond

Beyond "The Boys" #50

Writer Garth Ennis unpacks the revelations at the heart of the current arc, explaining how 9/11 looms large in his superhero satire, Butcher's past and how Wee Hughie prepares for the end.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/26/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/26/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Is There a Special Surprise in

Is There a Special Surprise in "Fantastic Four" #587?

Reports began circulating late Tuesday afternoon that Marvel had included a little surprise inside those poly bagged issues of “Fantastic Four” #587 – a limited number signed by writer Jonathan Hickman.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Tricks of the Trade

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Tricks of the Trade

In this month's installment, we spoke with writer Nick Spencer and artist Joe Eisma about their work on "Morning Glories" #6, an issue filled with new characters, new stories and at least one game-changing revelation.

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PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #8

DC Comics has released a preview for "Green Arrow" #8 by J.T. Krul and Diogenes Neves with covers by Mauro Cascioli and David Mack. The "Brightest Day"-linked storyline continues tomorrow, January 26.

Pipeline - 1/25/2011

Pipeline - 1/25/2011

It's time to say good-bye to "Wizard Magazine," and also time to dance on its grave. Also, is the two dollar digital comic the wave of the future? Augie has a proposal for potential digital publishers to mull over.

Hickman's

Hickman's "Fantastic" Theorem of "Three"

"Fantastic Four" #587 is in stores now, and one member of the titular team is no longer among the living. We spoke with Jonathan Hickman about the issue, the character that dies and the resulting fallout in the Marvel U.

Burnham Haunts “Ghostbusters: Infestation”

Burnham Haunts “Ghostbusters: Infestation”

When there're inter-dimensional zombies in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? CBR spoke with writer Erik Burnham about the two-issue “Ghostbusters: Infestation,” which ties into IDW's first crossover event.

When Words Collide - 1/25/2011

When Words Collide - 1/25/2011

Tim begins a lengthy look at Daredevil with the help of CBR reviewer Ryan K. Lindsay. From Stan Lee to Ann Nocenti and Ed Brubaker, they discuss the essentials of the Man Without Fear in "The Daredevil Dialogues."

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REVIEW: "Fantastic Four" #587

CBR reviewer Benjamin Birdie gives "Fantastic Four" #587 a 4.5 star review saying the finale to Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's "Three" storyline is "worthy of the attention it’s getting, but for all the right reasons."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Darkness" #89

Courtesy of Top Cow and Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Darkness" #89 by Joshua Fialkov and Matt TImson with a cover by Timson. The issue hits stores tomorrow, January 26.

Milligan Sharpens the Swords of the

Milligan Sharpens the Swords of the "5 Ronin"

In March, Peter Milligan and a bevy of talented artists kick off the weekly miniseries "5 Ronin." We spoke with Milligan about the project which reimagines five of Marvel's most dangerous characters in feudal Japan.

Comics A.M. - More Details on

Comics A.M. - More Details on "Wizard" Closing; Did Comics Code End in 2009?

Details emerge on "Wizard" and "ToyFare" folding, industry reacts! Did Comics Code Authority fade away in 2009? Graphic.ly raised $3 million! Massive layoffs at Disney Interactive! Plus more!

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PREVIEW: "Wonder Woman" #606

DC Comics has released a preview for "Wonder Woman" #606, the continuation of J. Michael Straczynski's re-imagining of the Amazonian princess. Written by JMS and Phil Hester, the issue hits stores tomorrow, January 26.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Thor" #620

Marvel Comics has released an advance preview of "Thor" #620 by writer Matt Fraction and artist Pasqual Ferry. The issue, featuring a cover by Ferry, hits stores Wednesday, February 23.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review staff weighed in with their thoughts on two dozen new releases, including "Scarlet" #4, "Memoir" #1, "Wolverine and Jubilee" #1, "Young Justice" #0 and others.

Parks Talks “The Lone Ranger/Zorro: The Death of Zorro”

Parks Talks “The Lone Ranger/Zorro: The Death of Zorro”

Series writer Ande Parks spoke with CBR about the challenges of bringing the two iconic heroes from different eras together through the ages for an unforgettable team-up – and no, time travel is not involved.

Marvel Reveals FF Death

Marvel Reveals FF Death

Marvel has unveiled which member of the Fantastic Four will be meeting their untimely demise in the final chapter of Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's "Three," featuring covers by Alan Davis and John Cassaday.

Mainstream Media Leaks

Mainstream Media Leaks "Fantastic Four" Death

In a move that's become routine for major shockers in the Marvel Comics Universe, news organizations across the country have started revealing the death at the heart of this week's "Fantastic Four" #587. SPOILERS ahead!

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PREVIEW: "Takio"

Marvel has released a new seven-page preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's all-ages graphic novel "Takio," which is due in stores March 2 under the creator-owned Icon imprint.

Bendis Gets Furious with the “New Avengers”

Bendis Gets Furious with the “New Avengers”

Brian Michael Bendis is set to tell two very different “New Avengers” stories with three different artists. We spoke with him about his plans for the series, including a tale that unfolds through Nick Fury's past and present.

Mike Raicht on “G.I. Joe: Infestation”

Mike Raicht on “G.I. Joe: Infestation”

IDW's “Infestation” event sets the heroes of G.I. Joe and the ruthless agents of Cobra against a threat from the publisher's own “Zombies vs. Robots” cross universe. CBR spoke with writer Mike Raicht about the series.

Marvel Releases New

Marvel Releases New "Fear Itself: Throne of Blood" Teaser

Marvel Comics has released a teaser for "Throne of Blood: Birth of a Vampire," which ties into the "Fear Itself" event. The series, by Victor Gischler and Goran Parlov, debuts in April.

The Daniel Lieske Saga

The Daniel Lieske Saga

Digital artist and writer Daniel Lieske spoke with CBR News about the first chapter of his breakout online graphic novel "The Wormworld Saga" and his hopes to finish the planned 60-chapter title before it's too late.

Rostan and Valeza Deliver “An Elegy for Amelia Johnson”

Rostan and Valeza Deliver “An Elegy for Amelia Johnson”

Writer/Creator Andrew Rostan and artist Dave Valeza talk their upcoming black and white graphic novel from Archaia and how it strikes a chord with the average reader. With exclusive art!

POLL: Who Will Die In

POLL: Who Will Die In "Fantastic Four: Three?"

The final chapter of Jonathan Hickman's "Fantastic Four" epic, "Three," hits stores tomorrow and CBR wants to know: which member of Marvel's First Family do you think will be the storyline's casualty?

Parker Plots a General Strike in

Parker Plots a General Strike in "Hulk"

When Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman began their run on "Hulk," the creators forced the title character, the Red Hulk. upon to the road to redemption -- a bumpy road that's about to get much, much rougher.

Wizard Magazine Closes, Will Relaunch Online

Wizard Magazine Closes, Will Relaunch Online

ROBOT 6 has the breaking story that Wizard Magazine will cease publication and founder Gareb Shamus has moved the convention tour to a new company called Wizard World, a brand that will also launch a new magazine online.

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REVIEW: "Memoir" #1

Chad Nevett reviews the first issue of Ben McCool and Nikki Cook's "Memoir," giving it three and a half stars and highly praising Cook's art for an engaging depiction of townspeople "scarred or simply made ugly by events."

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, January 26, including ""Red Sonja" #54, the final issue of "The Boys: Highland Laddie" and more.

Comics A.M. - Archie Joins DC in Dropping Comics Code, Marking End of Era

Comics A.M. - Archie Joins DC in Dropping Comics Code, Marking End of Era

Archie joins DC in abandoning Comics Code Authority, signaling end of 56-year-old regulatory body! Tor Books expands graphic novel line! Tenn. comics store hit by fire! Plus much more

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