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Haven Distributors Shutting Down, Pledges to Re-Open

Haven Distributors Shutting Down, Pledges to Re-Open

Thu, October 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a statement provided to ROBOT 6, Haven Distributors director Lance Stahlberg confirmed the company's planned shutdown, but stated, "I do intend to come back."

Comics A.M. - Digital Comics Milestone; Kickstarter's Patent Battle

Comics A.M. - Digital Comics Milestone; Kickstarter's Patent Battle

Thu, October 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

About 40% of this week's print releases were also available digitally! Kickstarter suing to block crowd-funding patent! Miguel Sepulveda goes DC-exclusive! Plus much more!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "The Shade" #1

Thu, October 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of James Robinson's "The Shade" #1. Featuring art by Cully Hamner and covers by Tony Harris and Hamner, Robinson returns to Opal City Wednesday, October 12.

New 52 Pickup - Week 6:

New 52 Pickup - Week 6: "Action Comics," "Swamp Thing" & More

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Sunu is six weeks into his competition pitting all 52 of DC Comics' series against each other, elimination-style! Half the field was eliminated last week -- which of this week's releases will make the cut?

Where The Hell Am I - 10/5/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 10/5/2011

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron knows exactly Where the Hell he is as the writer discusses his recent trip to Avilés to attend a one-of-a-kind comics festival, drink and eat with fans and chat with Alan Moore's wife, Melinda Gebbie.

Millar's

Millar's "Superior" Teams with National MS Society; Vaughn Signs to Produce Movie

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar's "Superior" is set to hit the big screen under the oversight of Matthew Vaughn even as the hero joins forces with the National MS Society to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.

CBR TV 2011: DC Comics' New 52 Creators, Part 3 - What to Look Forward to in Issues #2 & Beyond

CBR TV 2011: DC Comics' New 52 Creators, Part 3 - What to Look Forward to in Issues #2 & Beyond

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR TV finds out what awaits readers of DC Comics' New 52 in issues #2 and bayond, from new "Hawk & Dove" bad guys to more action in "Blackhawks" and a previously unrevealed eight member in "Teen Titans" #3.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Alan Davis'

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Alan Davis' "Captain America"

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary Alan Davis explodes onto "Captain America" with the Shattered Heroes tie-in issue #6. Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive look at Davis and writer Ed Brubaker's first issue together.

APE: The CBLDF Protects Comics from the Man

APE: The CBLDF Protects Comics from the Man

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, gave APE attendees a history of comics censorship, including the case of a fan facing jail time and sex offender registration.

Superman Fan Turns to Surgery to Become Man of Steel

Superman Fan Turns to Surgery to Become Man of Steel

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 has the story of a Superman fan so obsessed with the DC Comics icon that he's turned to multiple plastic surgeries since 1995 in order to resemble the Man of Steel as closely as possible.

ONE TO WATCH: Joshua Hale Fialkov

ONE TO WATCH: Joshua Hale Fialkov

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's One to Watch focuses on the writer of DC's "I, Vampire," Josh Fialkov, who discusses his journey to comics from a degree in theater and his thoughts on the industry as a whole.

Quesada Covers Loeb & McGuiness'

Quesada Covers Loeb & McGuiness' "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Entertainment CCO Joe Quesada returns to the drawing table to create a variant cover for "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness upcoming series re-introducing Cable to the Marvel Universe.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #2

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's "Swamp Thing" #2 4 stars saying, "I want to keep reading to find out how it will all pan out."

Krueger, Deneen and Zachary Lift

Krueger, Deneen and Zachary Lift "Phoenix" From the Ashes

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Jim Krueger and Brendan Deneen and artist Dean Zachary give the lowdown on Atlas Comics' "Phoenix" revival and a little bit of lead-in to the epic "Atlas Unified" event.

Miles Morales Is My Spider-Man

Miles Morales Is My Spider-Man

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brett White returns to CBR, explaining why, after his initial trepidation about the character, he has decided that Miles Morales is unarguably the Spider-Man for him.

J. Scott Campbell Variant Covers

J. Scott Campbell Variant Covers "Avenging Spider-Man"

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's a Cliffhanger reunion at Marvel as J. Scott Campbell joins Joe Madureira and Humberto Ramos on cover duties for Madureira and Zeb Wells' November-launching "Avenging Spider-Man."

Comics A.M. - Haven Distributors Closing? George Defense Rests

Comics A.M. - Haven Distributors Closing? George Defense Rests

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Haven Distributors reportedly set to shut down! Defense rests in murder trial of Michael George! APE wrap-ups! Interviews with Jeff Lemire, James O'Barr and Anders Nilsen! Plus more!

DC Comics - The New 52 Wrap Party Photo Parade

DC Comics - The New 52 Wrap Party Photo Parade

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Pinguino Kolb captured the night in pictures as fans and pros gathered in Hollywood at Golden Apple Comics to celebrate the first month of the newly-revamped DC Universe at the DC Comics - The New 52 Wrap Party.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 10/5/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 10/5/2011

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Boom!, Dynamite and more.

X-POSITION: Way Clowns Around with

X-POSITION: Way Clowns Around with "Deadpool"

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Deadpool" writer Daniel Way promises mayhem, malevolence, a musical and more for the Merc with a Mouth! Your questions, his answers and hints at things to come...

CBR Coverage Returns for New York Comic Con 2011

CBR Coverage Returns for New York Comic Con 2011

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR announces its plans for wall-to-wall coverage of this year's NYCC at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, with details on live reporting, blogging and CBR TV's "magical" tiki room October 13 to 16.

Pipeline - 10/4/2011

Pipeline - 10/4/2011

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The last thing you want to read is a boring comic, and Augie finds "Holy Terror" anything to be anything but. Also, which books were worth reading from the final week of DC Comics' New 52 launch?

EXCLUSIVE: Unveiling

EXCLUSIVE: Unveiling "Archie Meets KISS"

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has an exclusive first look at the full four variant covers for Archie Comics incoming crossover with legendary rock and licensing superstars KISS as drawn by Francesco Francavilla.

CBR TV 2011: DC Comics' New 52 Creators, Part 2 - Pleasing New & Current Fans Alike

CBR TV 2011: DC Comics' New 52 Creators, Part 2 - Pleasing New & Current Fans Alike

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From "Red Hood & the Outlaws'" Scott Lobdell to "O.M.A.C.'s" Dan DiDio and more, CBR TV asked DC Comics' New 52 creators how they made their titles enjoyable and accessible to new and current readers.

Talking Comics with Rick Veitch

Talking Comics with Rick Veitch

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with Rick Veitch about his latest comic project, "The Big Lie," a collaboration with artist Gary Erksine that examines the possibility that there's more to 9/11 than we realize.

Pop! - 10/4/2011

Pop! - 10/4/2011

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Guest-writer Eric Nolen-Weathington looks at the career thus far of Frazer Irving, dissecting the distinctive artist's style and process, form his days working on "Judge Death" to his recent gig on "Xombi."

"Amazing" Humberto Ramos Covers "Avenging Spider-Man" #1

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released the variant cover to "Avenging Spider-Man" #1 by "Amazing Spider-Man" artist Humberto Ramos. The new series, by Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira, swings into stores this November.

Van Meter Plays Detective with Hawkeye in

Van Meter Plays Detective with Hawkeye in "Avengers: Solo"

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This October a new detective hits the streets of the Marvel U armed with a bow and high-tech arrows. CBR spoke with writer Jen Van Meter about the five-part "Avengers: Solo" miniseries.

Doug TenNapel Lays Out

Doug TenNapel Lays Out "Ratfist" on the Daily

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Earthworm Jim" and "Creature Tech" creator Dough TenNapel about turning his efforts toward the soon-to-be-collected "Ratfist," his first foray into web comics.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Executive Assistant: Iris #4

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Aspen Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Executive Assistant: Iris" #4. The "Hit List Agenda" continues on October 5.

Comics A.M. - Alibi Witnesses Testify in Michael George Trial

Comics A.M. - Alibi Witnesses Testify in Michael George Trial

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Defense testimony begins in Michael George murder trial! Ian Culbard’s "At the Mountains of Madness" wins British Fantasy Award! Art Spiegelman talks "MetaMaus"! Craig Thompson talks "Habibi"! Plus much more!

Archie's Gay Wedding Plans for Kevin Keller

Archie's Gay Wedding Plans for Kevin Keller

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics' next step for their much discussed new character sees gay Riverdale teen Kevin Keller walk down the aisle a war hero in the pages of "Life With Archie," and CBR has the inside story.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Deadpool MAX," "All-Star Western" & More

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR reviewed nearly thirty new releases, including "All-Star Western" #1, "Deadpool MAX" #12, "Ghostbusters" #1, "I, Vampire" #1, "Angel & Faith" #2 and more!

An Introduction to Comic Studies

An Introduction to Comic Studies

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR welcomes writer Laura Sneddon as we present the first installment of her column detailing lessons learned as she attends the University of Dundee's postgraduate degree course in Comic Studies.

When Words Collide - 10/3/2011

When Words Collide - 10/3/2011

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim runs through a week of reading with discussions about Kate Beaton, Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Hamlet, Craig Thompson, Frank Miller and the Trouble with Intent.

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52 Week 4

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52 Week 4

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics claims its relaunched number one issues are new reader-friendly, so CBR News asked non-comic book readers to weigh in on the final batch of New 52 comics, from "I, Vampire" to "The Flash" and more.

In New DCU,

In New DCU, "Crisis" Events Never Happened

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio sent fans reeling over the weekend when he announced that "there have been no Crisis events in the New DCU." ROBOT 6 has details.

CBR TV 2011: DC Comics' New 52 Creators, Part 1 - Their Favorite Relaunch Titles

CBR TV 2011: DC Comics' New 52 Creators, Part 1 - Their Favorite Relaunch Titles

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio was joined by fellow New 52 creators Scott Lobdell, Joshua Hale Fialkov and others in the CBR TV studios to share their favorite New 52 launch titles.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Claudio Sanchez's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Claudio Sanchez's "Key of Z"

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has released Claudio Sanchez's schedule for New York Comic Con while providing CBR with an exclusive 6-page preview of Sanchez's "Key of Z" #1.

EXCL PREVIEWS:

EXCL PREVIEWS: "Chew" #21, "Spawn" #212

Mon, October 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with exclusive previews for "Spawn" #212 and John Layman and Rob Guillory's Eisner-winning "Chew" #21, both of which hit stores Wednesday, October 5.

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