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IMAGE EXPO: Image Comics Founders 20th Anniversary Panel

IMAGE EXPO: Image Comics Founders 20th Anniversary Panel

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At the inaugural Image Expo, the founding Image partners—sans Jim Lee but with new partner Robert Kirkman—discussed how the company started and their own philosophies on the comic business, with McFarlane teasing an animated "Haunt."

Abandoned Comic Book Storylines

Abandoned Comic Book Storylines

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas that were abandoned and then explained away by later writers. Come check out where Superboy's DNA came from or whether Captain America had a brother!

David Gaider brings

David Gaider brings "Dragon Age"to Dark Horse Digital

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

BioWare's David Gaider talks to ROBOT 6 about the direct-to-digital "Dragon Age" series that kicked off last Wednesday on Dark Horse's digital comics service.

IMAGE EXPO: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples'

IMAGE EXPO: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" Panel

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Two worlds wage war wielding science and magic as a family struggles to survive in the eagerly-anticipated "Saga," and creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples revealed more details and artwork at their Image Expo panel.

CBR Week in Review: 2/20 - 2/26

CBR Week in Review: 2/20 - 2/26

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

An Indiana Pacers small forward builds a Batcave, "Daredevil" takes Cover of the Week, Kelly Thompson expounds on gender equality in comics and frequent Q&As on ROBOT 6.

IMAGE EXPO '12: Re[a]ding Seagle and Kristiansen's

IMAGE EXPO '12: Re[a]ding Seagle and Kristiansen's "Diary"

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Steven T. Seagle speaks exclusively with CBR News about translating Teddy Kristiansen's "The Red Diary" and remixing it into the brand new "The Re[a]d Diary," announced at this weekend's Image Expo.

IMAGE EXPO EXCL: Spencer & Rossmo Explore The Insanity of

IMAGE EXPO EXCL: Spencer & Rossmo Explore The Insanity of "Bedlam"

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creators behind "Morning Glories" and "Green Wake" team up for a new Image ongoing launching at Halloween as Nick Spencer tells CBR about his rust belt supervillain psychodrama "Bedlam."

Talking with

Talking with "Skullkickers" Writer Jim Zubkavich

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson speaks with "Skullkickers" writer Jim Zubkavich about releasing the fantasy-adventure as a webcomic and his new webcomic "Makeshift Miracle."

"That Time the Punisher Became a Black Guy" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, the time that Punisher became...a black man?!

The Fifth Color: Justice Is Like Lightning

The Fifth Color: Justice Is Like Lightning

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman shows her appreciation for Jeff Parker and Kev Walker's "Thunderbolts," saying it is "fueled by a fantastic imagination and some amazing storytelling."

IMAGE EXPO: Robert Kirkman talks Image Expo,

IMAGE EXPO: Robert Kirkman talks Image Expo, "Walking Dead"

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman spoke with CBR about the Image Expo, "Invincible" and "Thief of Thieves" (with a surprise appearance from Nick Spencer!) and explained why "The Walking Dead" should never have been a TV show.

IMAGE EXPO: Eric Stephenson's Keynote Address

IMAGE EXPO: Eric Stephenson's Keynote Address

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The inaugural Image Expo kicked off Friday in Oakland with publisher Eric Stephenson announcing "Happy!" by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, new "Phonogram" and series by Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman and Steve Niles.

"CLiNT" Campaigns For Relaunch

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of its May relaunch, Mark Millar's comics magazine "CLiNT" goes political with a new promotional video just ahead of a week of CBR interviews covering everything from "Supercrooks" to "Rex Royd."

Axel-In-Charge - 2/24/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 2/24/2012

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The all-star Architect guest run continues as Jonathan Hickman joins Marvel E-i-C Axel Alonso to discuss his role in the world-building of "Avengers Vs. X-Men," the next phase of "Fantastic Four" and coming up in the ranks at Marvel.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series - Donatello" #3

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series - Donatello" #3 written by Brian Lynch and Tom Waltz with art by Valerio Schiti. Donatello's solo outing begins February 29.

Digital Comic Resources: Mark Waid's Digital Storytelling,

Digital Comic Resources: Mark Waid's Digital Storytelling, "Skullkickers" Online

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Mark Waid posted an essay on his view of digital comics, along with a sampling of his foray into the medium, Jim Zub discusses the success of reprinting "Skullkickers" online for free and more.

UPDATE: Rhino, Sandman & Chameleon Have Spidey On The Ropes For

UPDATE: Rhino, Sandman & Chameleon Have Spidey On The Ropes For "Ends of the Earth"

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel rounded out the week of Sinister Six teaser images from Gabrielle Dell'Otto for "Ends of the Earth" with images of Rhino, Sandman and Chameleon defeating Spider-Man. The event begins in "Amazing Spider-Man" #682.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #7

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #7 5 stars calling the issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Samnee "as enjoyable as it is brilliantly-crafted and an undisputable classic in the making."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - James O'Barr's Batman, Black Adam and Starhawk

Comic Book Legends Revealed - James O'Barr's Batman, Black Adam and Starhawk

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, has the creator of the Crow been trying to do a Batman comic for over a decade? Plus, learn the shocking history of Captain Marvel's arch-rival, Black Adam! Also, who or what is Starhawk?!

READ THE FULL ISSUE:

READ THE FULL ISSUE: "Lord of the Jungle" #1

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with the full issue of "Lord of the Jungle" #1 written by Arvid Nelson with art by Roberto Castro in stores now.

Marvel Outlines

Marvel Outlines "AvX" Sales and Marketing Initiatives for Retailers

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of April's "Avengers vs. X-Men" #1, Marvel Comics issued a letter to retailers to answer frequently asked questions about the series and promotion. CBR has the details.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Wolverine and the X-Men" #6

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Wolverine and the X-Men" #6 4.5 stars, saying Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s latest installment maintains "the same high energy and confident storytelling we’ve seen in the first five issues."

PREVIEW: Humpries and Perez's

PREVIEW: Humpries and Perez's "John Carter: The Gods of Mars" #1

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with a preview of "John Carter: The Gods of Mars" #1 written by Sam Humphries with art by Ramon Perez. The adventure begins in March.

EXCLUSIVE: Image Teaser Asks

EXCLUSIVE: Image Teaser Asks "What Is Evil?"

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided us with a pair of exclusive teasers for an as-of-yet unnamed project to be announced Staurday afternoon at the Image Expo with the first interview on CBR shortly thereafter.

Alex Segura & Archie

Alex Segura & Archie "Occupy Riverdale"

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson spoke with writer Alex Segura about bringing the Occupy movement to Archie Comics, from the origins of the idea to the participation of artists Gisele Lagace and Jill Thompson on the project.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Calvin and Hobbes" Watercolor Sells For $170,000

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Calvin and Hobbes" watercolor by Bill Watterson fetches $107,000 at auction! "2000AD" at 35! Are limited, high-value premiums the key to successful Kickstarter campaigns? Plus much more!

McMillian and Nocenti Raise a Glass of

McMillian and Nocenti Raise a Glass of "True Blood"

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following three successful miniseries, IDW launches an ongoing "True Blood" series in May. CBR spoke with co-writers Ann Nocenti and Michael McMillian about the undying series.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 29, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale February 29, 2012

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man," #680 "Six Guns," #5 "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #7 and more.

Shelf Life - 2/23/2012

Shelf Life - 2/23/2012

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Prompted by Lego destruction, Ron Marz examines the challenge of playing with someone else's toys when doing work-for-hire, and the balance between reverence and innovation.

Spidey In Mysterio's Grasp For New

Spidey In Mysterio's Grasp For New "Ends of the Earth" Teaser

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man's rotation in the hands of the Sinister Six continues with a Mysterio "Ends of the Earth" teaser image by Gabrielle Dell'Otto.

Zircher & Brevoort Deliver a

Zircher & Brevoort Deliver a "Shock to the System" in "Captain America"

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Patrick Zircher joins writer Ed Brubaker in May for a new arc of "Captain America." CBR spoke with him and editor Tom Brevoort about the arc featuring Cap hunting for a murderer.

Indiana Pacers Forward Danny Granger Builds a Batcave

Indiana Pacers Forward Danny Granger Builds a Batcave

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Pacers' small forward Danny Granger began building a hidden cave under his Albuquerque, New Mexico home in 2009 with the intention to turn it into a Batcave inspired by the original film starring Michael Keaton.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "FF" #15

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "FF" #15. Guest starring Power Pack with covers by Mike Choi and original "Pack" artist June Brigman, the issue hits February 29.

The Buy Pile - 2/23/2012

The Buy Pile - 2/23/2012

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A quartet of comics jumped from the world of question marks to find their way home, with political tension with heavy metal, fishy things from the New 52, Hawkeye pushed too far before demons and plenty of drama.

The Secret History of Spider-Man's Parents

The Secret History of Spider-Man's Parents

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man is a household name, but what about his parents? With trailers for "The Amazing Spider-Man" hinting at ab expanded role in Spidey's origins, CBR examines the mysterious history of Mary and Richard Parker.

Introducing Archie's

Introducing Archie's "New Crusaders": The Shield

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a series on Archie's digital-first "New Crusaders," we explore the origins, powers and outlook of the original patriotic hero The Shield, reborn under the guidance of writer Ian Flynn and the Red Circle brain trust.

Dan Brereton Takes

Dan Brereton Takes "Vampirella" to "The Red Room"

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Nocturnals" creator Dan Brereton sits down with CBR News to discuss his upcoming "Vampirella" miniseries, "The Red Room," on sale in March from Dynamite Entertainment.

UPDATE: Arcana Acquires Part of Bluewater Fiction Library

UPDATE: Arcana Acquires Part of Bluewater Fiction Library

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Arcana Studios has acquired the rights to part of Bluewater Productions' library of fiction titles, including "10th Muse," "Legend of Isis," "Judo Girl" and more.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers" #23

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuña's "Avengers" #23. Featuring a cover by Renato Guedes, the issue crashes into stores February 29.

The Line It Is Drawn - We Will Rock You!

The Line It Is Drawn - We Will Rock You!

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Check out our gallery of reader-suggestion drawings consisting of comic book characters mashed-up with famous music albums, including Hellboy with Iron Maiden and AC/DC and Zatanna taking Alice Cooper's place!

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