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REVIEW: "Birds of Prey" #2

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A fan of the Gail Simone version, Kelly Thompson gives Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz's "Birds of Prey" #2 4.5 stars, saying, "Against all odds, I am enjoying the hell out of this comic."

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EXCL PREVIEW: "George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones" #2

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the October 26 releasing "George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones" #2 featuring a cover by Alex Ross.

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REVIEW: "Fear Itself: The Fearless" #1

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives Marvel's "Fear Itself: The Fearless" #1 4 stars calling the multiple creator-driven series a "well done" start in providing answers to questions left open at the end of "Fear Itself."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - TV's Superboy, Superman & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed - TV's Superboy, Superman & More

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Discover how close TV's Superboy came to playing SuperMAN in Lois and Clark! Plus, what comic has the honor of being added to the Congressional Record and did James Robinson really plan for a follow up to "Golden Age?"

Is the Future Dim for the Fantastic Four?

Is the Future Dim for the Fantastic Four?

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's Friday teaser for the upcoming 600th issue of "Fantastic Four" showcases Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's collaboration for the issue, featuring a potentially grim future for the Marvel U.

Yost Bares His

Yost Bares His "Battle Scars"

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In November's "Fear Itself: Battle Scars" miniseries, one normal American soldier will be caught up in the chaos of the Marvel U. CBR spoke with writer Chris Yost about the series.

Loki Faces Off Against the Son of Satan

Loki Faces Off Against the Son of Satan

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Thor's recently reborn and rejuvenated half-brother Loki will next face off with the Son of Satan in January according to Marvel's latest teaser.

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REVIEW: "Avengers" #18

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Avengers" #18 4 stars, calling Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuña's first book together as the series' regular team an example of "good, solid comics."

Tilting at Windmills - 10/20/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 10/20/2011

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian examines the second month of DC's New 52, the impact of digital exclusivity on brick and mortar retailers, and some potentially underhanded tactics by a major publisher.

Marvel Comics On Sale October 26, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale October 26, 2011

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man" #672, "Daredevil" #5, "FF" #11, "Incredible Hulk" #1 and more.

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REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #544

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Uncanny X-Men" #544 4 stars, saying that despite a relaunch being on the way, the long-running series' final issue by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land provides fans "the sense of an era ending."

"Black Dynamite: TAS" Producers Talk Animation, Inspiration, Movie Sequel

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The producers of Cartoon Network's upcoming Adult Swim show "Black Dynamite: The Animated Series" spoke at NYCC on what fans of the cult hit film can expect from the series, along with the inevitable movie sequel.

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Ultimate Comics Ultimates," "Secret Avengers"

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with exclusive previews previews of Jonathan Hickman's "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #3 and Warren Ellis' "Secret Avengers" #18, both hitting stores October 26.

The Buy Pile - 10/20/2011

The Buy Pile - 10/20/2011

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Loki and Bigby Wolf lead of a winning week that manages the "meh" through bland antagonists, the end of "Fear Itself," Ultimate Blue Beetle retconning Wakanda into weakness and so much more.

Marvel Lays Off Staff in Cost-Cutting Measure

Marvel Lays Off Staff in Cost-Cutting Measure

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Comic Book Resources has learned that Marvel is expected to lay off as many as 15 employees today in what's being characterized as a cost-cutting measure, and not based on performance. UPDATED 6:33 p.m. PDT

Two Series, Two Missions For IDW's

Two Series, Two Missions For IDW's "Transformers"

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of the "Death of Optimus Prime," IDW's Transformers Universe sees the Autobots split leadership between Rodimus Prime and Bumblebee for two new ongoings: "More Than Meets The Eye" and "Robots In Disguise."

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REVIEW: "Justice League" #2

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's second issue of "Justice League" 4 stars, saying the comic "does a good job mixing the [still-forming League's] personalities and action."

What Threat Faces the Future Foundation's Young Heroes?

What Threat Faces the Future Foundation's Young Heroes?

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest FF/Fantastic Four-themed teaser focuses on the Futur Foundation's younger contingent of Franklin and Valeria Richards, Alex Powers and more.

NYCC: Archie Comics Packs the House

NYCC: Archie Comics Packs the House

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The team behind one of comics' most exciting and relevant publishers came together to discuss "ArchieKiss, Michael Strahan in Riverdale, a Sabrina the Teenage Witch animated series and more

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Wolverine and the X-Men" #1

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Wolverine and the X-Men" #1. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo open the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning October 26!

The Line It Is Drawn - The Simpsons

The Line It Is Drawn - The Simpsons

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Comic book characters and Simpsons characters mashed up? You might think that would be unpossible, but here it is, in our latest gallery of reader-suggested drawings! Sideshow Harley! Spider-Bart! More!

Doctor Octopus Takes Spider-Man to the Ends of the Earth

Doctor Octopus Takes Spider-Man to the Ends of the Earth

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's next major "Amazing Spider-Man" storyline will feature Doctor Octopus as the main Spidey villain according to a just-released teaser showcasing a pair of Doc Ock's trademark metal arms.

Comics A.M. - Stan Lee to Receive Visual-Effects Award

Comics A.M. - Stan Lee to Receive Visual-Effects Award

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Visual Effects Society to honor Stan Lee! CBLDF raises $12,500 at New York Comic Con! Nominations open for Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award! Plus much more!

New 52 Pickup - Week 8:

New 52 Pickup - Week 8: "Batman," "Justice League, "Wonder Woman" & More

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As DC's New 52 rolls into Week 8, Steve Sunu casts a critical eye over the second issues of "Batman," "Justice League," "Supergirl," "Wonder Woman" and more.

NYCC: The Disney/Marvel Kids Panel

NYCC: The Disney/Marvel Kids Panel

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The braintrust behind a new line of storybooks retelling classic Marvel origins for the next generation of fans spoke at NYCC, giving details on this new take on the Marvel mythos targeted towards younger readers.

Marvel's Next Big Thing:

Marvel's Next Big Thing: "Venom Event"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jeff Parker and Rob Williams team up for an all-new Marvel Comics crossover focusing on "Venom" with a new twist on the "New Fantastic Four" including Red Hulk, X-23 and Ghost Rider heading to Vegas for trouble.

Can the Fantastic Four Kill Annihilus?

Can the Fantastic Four Kill Annihilus?

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest Fantastic Four/FF-themed teaser image features the classic Negative Zone-based FF foe under the statement "I don't think we can kill Annihilus." The 600th issue of "Fantastic Four" hits in November.

David Lapham's Kull Ponders

David Lapham's Kull Ponders "The Cat and the Skull"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Deadpool MAX" and "The Strain" writer David Lapham returns to Robert E. Howard's savage king in "Kull: The Cat and the Skull," which just debuted from Dark Horse. CBR spoke with Lapham about the series.

NYCC: Dark Horse Does Vampires Right with

NYCC: Dark Horse Does Vampires Right with "Buffy" & "Angel"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics is crawling with bloodsuckers, from Joss Whedon's Slayers and vamps to nightmare-inducing monsters. Grab a stake and crucifix and step into the world of the undead.

Image Comics Solicitations for January, 2012

Image Comics Solicitations for January, 2012

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in January, 2012, including new issues of "The Walking Dead," "The Infinite," "Chew," "Prophet" and more!

Comics A.M. - Dwayne McDuffie's Website to Focus on Writer's Legacy

Comics A.M. - Dwayne McDuffie's Website to Focus on Writer's Legacy

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dwayne McDuffie's website to be overhauled to reflect legacy of late writer! Wizard hires new online editor! An ethnography of New York Comic Con! Plus much more!

NYCC: McFarlane & Casey

NYCC: McFarlane & Casey "Spawn" a New Direction for "Haunt"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics founder Todd McFarlane, Joe Casey, Nathan Fox and more discuss the future of "Spawn," "Haunt," animation, action figures and how whoring yourself out can pay off.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 10/19/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 10/19/2011

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Gibbons Unveil

EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Gibbons Unveil "The Secret Service"

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons show off the first art from their upcoming "The Secret Service" as Millar makes known his plans for a Millarworld blowout in 2012.

X-POSITION: James Asmus Leads

X-POSITION: James Asmus Leads "Generation Hope"

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The new "Generation Hope" writer answers your emails about the team's post-"Schism" position and their intriguing new leader, Sebastian Shaw. Plus exclusive art!

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Batman" #2 by Snyder & Capullo

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR Reviewer Ryan K. Lindsay gives this week's issue of "Batman" an outstanding five stars, calling it "one of the few comics in the DC relaunch where the second issue is better than the debut."

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for January, 2012

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for January, 2012

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has released solicitation information and images for items shipping in January, 2012, including the launch of a new Lobster Johnson series, more "Buffy," "Angel & Faith," "Mass Effect" and more.

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PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #3

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at Nick Spencer and Paco Medina's November-releasing "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #3 as Stryker and the Purifiers set their sites on Kitty Pryde, Iceman and the Human Torch.

Pipeline - 10/18/2011

Pipeline - 10/18/2011

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie's not so worried about sexy heroes in comics today, finding inspiration for this attitude from an unlikely place. Also, early reviews of "Heart," "The Walking Dead" and more!

Marvel Releases 2nd

Marvel Releases 2nd "Fantastic Four" #600 Teaser Featuring Black Bolt

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a second "Fantastic Four" #600 teaser, this time featuring an image of the Inhumans king, Black Bolt, and the quote, "So that's it? Accept... or else?"

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