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SPINOFF: "Empire's" Kershner Passes Away at 87

Hollywood legend Irvin Kershner, director of "The Empire Strikes Back," "Never Say Never Again" and more, has passed away at age 87. SPINOFF has the details.

VOTE: Top Comic Book Writers and Artists of All-Time!

VOTE: Top Comic Book Writers and Artists of All-Time!

There are only a few more days left to vote for your favorite comic book writers and artists of all time! Click here to find out how YOU can decide who makes the Top 100 and where they rank!

The Big Blue Boy Scout and the Giant Blue Head

The Big Blue Boy Scout and the Giant Blue Head

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant reviews the animated film "Megamind" in the context of how it relates to the origin of Superman, what it says about villains, and what's missing from both the movie and the comics that inspired it.

Talking Comics with Van Jensen

Talking Comics with Van Jensen

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to Van Jensen about the sequel to his hit graphic novel "Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer," touching on the expanded cast and getting fans involved. "Puppet Theater" arrives in stores in December.

The Line It is Drawn: Comic Book and Star Wars Characters

The Line It is Drawn: Comic Book and Star Wars Characters

Darth Vader, Herald of Galactus? Punisher versus Ewoks? Find these and more when you check out this week's installment of CSBG's reader suggested art gallery. Come, join the Dark Side (or is it Darkseid?) and see what you'll find!

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REVIEW: "Action Comics" #895

Greg McElhatton takes a look at "Action Comics" #895 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods and bestows a four-star review for the "sly sense of humor running through the issue that makes 'Action Comics' a lot of fun."

CUP O' JOE: A Marvel U Overview

CUP O' JOE: A Marvel U Overview

Marvel Comics E-i-C and CCO Joe Quesada returns to CBR for a special holiday Cup O' Joe featuring his responses to comics hype and cancellations, TV production rumors, the future of Marvel Animation and more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, find out why DC sat on a Neil Gaiman Superman/Green Lantern story for more than a decade! Discover what significant role Ringo Starr played in Frank Frazetta's career! Also, just who came up with Wonder Woman's costume change twirl?

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-DECADE: Part Three

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-DECADE: Part Three

In part three of CBR's celebration of "Ultimate Spider-Man's" tenth anniversary, we speak with artist Mark Bagley whose distinctive visuals launched the book and made it one of Marvel top selling titles for seven years.

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REVIEW: "Batwoman" #0

Benjamin Birdie gives "Batwoman" #0 by J.H. Williams III, Hayden Blackman, and Amy Reeder a three-star review, finding it "a pretty slight book" merely introducing the character, but Williams' art is on par with his "sterling best."

No Evil (or Questions) Shall Escape GEOFF JOHNS PRIME

No Evil (or Questions) Shall Escape GEOFF JOHNS PRIME

Between stunning revelations in "Green Lantern," the debut of the GL trailer, the race toward "Flashpoint," and an Aquawar threatening "Brightest Day," we're sure you have many questions for Geoff Johns--and CBR is happy to oblige.

“Night” Falls on Hickman's “Secret Warriors”

“Night” Falls on Hickman's “Secret Warriors”

In “Night,” the current arc of Marvel Comics' “Secret Warriors,” things are looking dire for Nick Fury and his team. CBR News spoke with writer Jonathan Hickman about the the arc and his plans to wrap up the series next year.

Rian Hughes Celebrates

Rian Hughes Celebrates "Yesterday's Tomorrows"

The greatest stories from acclaimed designer and illustrator Rian Hughes come together in "Yesterday's Tomorrows" and "On the Line," two collections coming from Image Comics in December. CBR has the details.

Marvel Comics On Sale December 1, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale December 1, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Thursday including "Generation Hope" #2, "Heroes for Hire" #1, "Shadowland" #5, "Wolverine: The Best There Is" #1 and more.

DC Drops Prices For A

DC Drops Prices For A "Blackest" Friday

In honor of the holiday shopping Black Friday kick off, DC Comics has made its entire run of "Blackest Night" comics, 79 issues in all, available for download on the dedicated app for $0.99 each.

Morrison Goes Corporate in

Morrison Goes Corporate in "Batman, Inc."

Grant Morrison spoke with CBR News, revealing that by the end of the first year of "Batman Incorporated" readers will find out why the agents Bruce Wayne is recruiting in these very specific locations are so important.

Where The Hell Am I - 11/24/2010

Where The Hell Am I - 11/24/2010

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Jason Aaron discusses one of the pitfalls of being a comic book professional - the danger of gaining weight - and enlists his fellow pros in his quest to stave off the pounds.

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "Faster"

SPINOFF reviewed the new Dwayne Johnson actioner and found a Thanksgiving turkey served with a side of revenge, calling "Faster" an entertainingly imperfect joy ride to help stave off your looming food coma.

Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Goodbye

Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Goodbye

With the final chapter of his movie sceenplay turned comic on stands today, director Kevin Smith tells CBR how the story came to the page, how he did more than he ever expected and that he may return for seconds.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #871

Chad Nevett gave Scott Snyder and Jock's "Detective Comics" #871 4 stars, saying, "If you want a Batman comic with the emphasis on the detective and a classic Bat-comic feel, Snyder and company deliver."

Pop! - 11/24/2010

Pop! - 11/24/2010

Pop! returns with the second half of George Khoury and Alex Ross' discussion of "Kingdom Come," closing out the topic by looking at the artist's return to the original concepts with the JSA "Kingdom" arc.

Lobdell Calls in

Lobdell Calls in "The Butler"

Fan favorite writer Scott Lobdell spoke with CBR News in an exclusive first interview about his brand new limited series from Image Comics that pits old against young in the battle for tomorrow.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Fabian Nicieza

THE BAT SIGNAL: Fabian Nicieza

"Red Robin" writer Fabian Nicieza spoke with CBR about his continued stay in the Batman Universe as "Batman Incorporated" begins and Tim Drake rises back to his place in the Bat-Family, deals with women troubles and more.

Comics A.M. - Webcomics Economics, and the Graphic Novel Market

Comics A.M. - Webcomics Economics, and the Graphic Novel Market

The state of the graphic novel market! A survey of copyright and webcomic profitability! Spotlights on BOOM! Studios and Archie Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit! Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn talk "Firebreather"!

FIRST LOOK: Nemesis, Superior, Kick-Ass Crossover

FIRST LOOK: Nemesis, Superior, Kick-Ass Crossover

Marvel has released a first look at Leinil Francis Yu's covers for the upcoming crossover between Mark Millar's "Nemesis," "Superior" and Kick Ass. The Millar-verse explodes in December and January!

CSBG: 3 Chicks Review Comics Podcast

CSBG: 3 Chicks Review Comics Podcast

Join CSBG's Kelly Thompson as she begins a brand-new comic book podcast, 3 Chicks Review Comics, debating the pros and cons of the Batman Inc concept, Buffy sans Whedon, Ming Doyle's "Lady Gotham" and more!

Waid Walks a Mile with

Waid Walks a Mile with "The Traveler"

"The Traveler," the second series in Stan Lee's new superhero universe, debuts this week from BOOM! Studios. CBR spoke with writer Mark Waid about those who travel through time and those who simply play with it.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 11/24/2010

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 11/24/2010

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 80 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, Top Cow, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

Williams III, Blackman and Reeder Unleash

Williams III, Blackman and Reeder Unleash "Batwoman" on Gotham

J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder brought some exclusive art as they spoke with CBR News about the forthcoming "Batwoman" series, their passion for the character and more.

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-DECADE: Part 2

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-DECADE: Part 2

In part two of our "Ultimate Spider-Man" feature, Brian Michael Bendis rejoins us for a look at the close of the volume one and the launch of volume two, the milestone issue #150 and his future plans for the book.

Pipeline - 11/23/2010

Pipeline - 11/23/2010

Augie is pleasantly surprised by the new direction of the Batman family of titles, runs down the reason for a "mighty" Thor cancellation, ponders ticket purchasing, and calls foul on Image's current teaser campaign.'

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Firebreather," "Elephantmen"

Image Comics has provided CBR with exclusive previews for "Elephantmen, Vol. 1: Wounded Animals" and "Firebreather, Vol. 3" #1, both hitting stores Wednesday, November 24.

"The Boys" Turns 50

Series creator and writer Garth Ennis spoke with CBR News and took a look back at over four years of "The Boys" as the series heads toward it's fiftieth issue, teasing things to come and naming his favorite moments.

Kinney Remains

Kinney Remains "Wimpy"

With the fifth volume of his "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" series high on the sales charts, Jeff Kinney muses on keeping his comics smart and juggling Hollywood's needs while his characters face "The Ugly Truth" of puberty.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Payback Plots & Tattle Tales

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Payback Plots & Tattle Tales

Nick Spencer joins CBR News once again to discuss what went down in "Morning Glories" #4, including a shocking betrayal from one of the Glories and the first major typo in the series to date!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Gotham City Sirens" #17

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive look at "Gotham City Sirens" #17, written by Peter Calloway with art by Lee Garbett and a Guillem March cover. The issue hits tomorrow, November 24.

Hickman Counts Down to

Hickman Counts Down to "Three"

This January, one member of the "Fantastic Four" will meet their untimely end in the conclusion "Three." We spoke with writer Jonathan Hickman about what it could mean for the future of Marvel's First Family.

Y: The Last Man, Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man: Nov 23rd Comic Reel

Y: The Last Man, Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man: Nov 23rd Comic Reel

"Y" loses its director. Is "The Dark Knight Rises" based on "Prey?" Will the Lizard appear in "Spider-Man?" Also, Jon Favreau's play by play of the "Cowboys & Aliens" trailer and more.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #531

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Uncanny X-Men" #531 featuring the debut of Kieron Gillen as the title's co-writer alongside Matt Fraction, plus art and cover by Greg Land. The issue hits December 22.

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PREVIEW: "Detective Comics" #871

DC Comics has released a preview of "Detective Comics" #871 featuring the debut of the new team of Scott Snyder and Jock with a cover by Jock and back-up feature art by Francesco Francavilla. The issue hits November, 24.

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