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Joshua Luna

Joshua Luna "Whispers" A Solo Series

Thu, September 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Luna spoke exclusively with CBR about "Whispers," his first solo comics endeavor hitting in January from Image, the story's supernatural elements and how working alone rekindled his desire to draw comics.

Higgins Revives

Higgins Revives "Deathstroke"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Once again a lethal Terminator, the man known as Slade Wilson is upping his kill quotient in one of DC Comics New 52 series. Kyle Higgins explains the extreme action that drives the new "Deathstroke."

New 52 Pickup - Week 5: It's Decision Time!

New 52 Pickup - Week 5: It's Decision Time!

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the arrival of the final wave of premieres from DC's New 52, including "Aquaman" and "Superman," Steve Sunu turns his attention to which titles will make it to his pull list for next month.

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REVIEW: "Aquaman" #1

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' "Aquaman" #1 4 stars, calling the first issue from the "Blackest Night" creative team "A strong debut from all parties involved."

DC Comics, Bunker & the Current State of LGBTQ Superheroes

DC Comics, Bunker & the Current State of LGBTQ Superheroes

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Blogger Brett White mulls over the announcement of the flamboyantly gay Bunker joining Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth's "Teen Titans" while exploring the overall status of LGBTQ characters in comics.

Goff Paints a

Goff Paints a "Blood Red Dragon"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jon Goff scripts the fictionalized story of real-life Japanese pop star Yoshiki as dreamed up by Stan Lee and developed by Todd McFarlane. CBR News spoke with Goff about the project.

New

New "Point One" Teaser Highlights Defenders

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a new teaser for November's "Point One" one-shot, this time featuring Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson's Defenders team, joined by Nick Fury and Ant-Man.

Jai Nitz Rediscovers Kirby's

Jai Nitz Rediscovers Kirby's "Silver Star"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jai Nitz spoke with CBR News about his "Kirby: Genesis" tie-in book, "Silver Star," his take on the classic Jack Kirby character and how it all fits together to tell one cohesive story.

Marvel Unveils

Marvel Unveils "Avengers: Solo" Movie Variants

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released the movie variant covers for "Avengers: Solo" #1 and 2, featuring Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth's Thor. The series debuts October 26.

Harms & Martinbrough Bring Marvel's Super-Soldier to America's Soldiers

Harms & Martinbrough Bring Marvel's Super-Soldier to America's Soldiers

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with writer William Harms and artist Shawn Martinbrough about the special Captain America comic the duo created for members of the U.S. Armed services, available now via AAFES stores.

DC Comics Responds to Starfire Complaints

DC Comics Responds to Starfire Complaints

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics issued a statement in response to online complaints about the New 52 depiction of former Teen Titan Starfire, encouraging readers to "pay attention to the ratings" when gauging a title's age-appropriateness.

Wolverine Founds the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning

Wolverine Founds the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Aaron is making the media rounds to reveal new details about his post-"Schism" series that sees Wolverine lead an all-new mutant school as drawn by Chris Bachalo.

Nielsen Runs Survey for DC Comics New 52

Nielsen Runs Survey for DC Comics New 52

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Looking beyond across-the-board sellouts and critical reaction in gauging response to the New 52, DC Comics has hired Nielsen National Research Group to survey readers and retailers about the line-wide relaunch.

ONE TO WATCH: Jim Zubkavich

ONE TO WATCH: Jim Zubkavich

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Skullkickers" creator Jim Zubkavich spoke with CBR about how he got into comics, his fantasy origins and why the leads of his breakthrough series were introduced to the comic buying public before they even had names!

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REVIEW: "The Flash" #1

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "The Flash" #1 4 stars, saying Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's story "gave me a Barry Allen that I could actually care about."

Comics A.M. - Janelle Asselin Exits DC; Del Rey's Betsy Mitchell Retires

Comics A.M. - Janelle Asselin Exits DC; Del Rey's Betsy Mitchell Retires

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Batman editor Janelle Asselin leaves DC Comics! Del Rey editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell takes early retirement! A twist in Michael George murder trial! More Catwoman/Starfire reactions! Plus much more!

Edwards Draws Upon Spidey's Early Days in

Edwards Draws Upon Spidey's Early Days in "Spider-Man: Season One"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with artist Neil Edwards about "Spider-Man: Season One," an OGN with writer Cullen Bunn that updates and expands Peter Parker's origin. Plus exclusive art.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 9/28/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 9/28/2011

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 90 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Boom!, Dynamite and more.

X-POSITION: Nick Spencer's

X-POSITION: Nick Spencer's "Ultimate" Journey

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

What’s the difference between the Ultimate X-Men and those "Schism"-suffering mutants? "Ultimate Comics X-Men" writer Nick Spencer explains it all and more in this week's installment.

Pipeline - 9/27/2011

Pipeline - 9/27/2011

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has created the internet's new comic book water cooler. Augie explains what he means by that while looking at seven more of those first issues after a preview of next week's "Holy Terror" review..

Bendis, Hitch Tackle Ultrons in

Bendis, Hitch Tackle Ultrons in "Point One" One-Shot

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a new "Point One" one-shot teaser, this time revealing an early look at Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch's contribution involving multiple Ultrons.

DC's New 52 Retailer Report: Week 3

DC's New 52 Retailer Report: Week 3

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a week when DC declared sellouts and bloggers decried certain content, retailers continued to move New 52 launches like "Batman," noting the challenge of matching books to fans in the longterm was yet to come.

Joining

Joining "Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3's" Fight Club

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fans were treated to a peak at "Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3" during Capcom's Fight Club event where fans received hands-on time with the game while watching pro-gamers battle with the title's's new combatants.

Talking Comics with Michael Kupperman

Talking Comics with Michael Kupperman

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with creator Michael Kupperman about his new Fantagraphics book, "Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010, a humorous look at the last hundred years in the revered author's made-up life.

DC Announces Complete New 52 Sell Out, 52 Second Printings

DC Announces Complete New 52 Sell Out, 52 Second Printings

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced that its entire slate of New 52 titles is going back to press for second printings with "Aquaman" becoming the eleventh series to break 100K and "Batman" crossing the 200K threshold.

Johns Fights For The Underdog In

Johns Fights For The Underdog In "Aquaman"

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics CCO and writer Geoff Johns spoke with CBR about his take on "Aquaman" and the mysteries of Atlantis, explaining exactly why people should care about the aquatic Golden Age character.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released solicitation information and covers art for titles shipping in December 2011, including the latest from "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man," "The Fearless," "Wolverine & the X-Men" and more.

Marvel Releases Full Cover Art for

Marvel Releases Full Cover Art for "Wolverine & the X-Men" #1, 2

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released Chris Bachalo's final cover art for his and Jason Aaron's October-launching "Wolverine and the X-Men" featuring the titular leader and his allies.

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REVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #2

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #2 4 stars saying creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli present "such a fun story, I can’t help but want to read more."

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Co-Creator Retires; Publisher Sergio Bonelli Dies

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Asterix" artist Albert Uderzo retires after 52 years! Italian publisher Sergio Bonelli passes away. Witness in Michael George trial testifies to argument on day of murder! Plus much more!

Craig Thompson Discusses

Craig Thompson Discusses "Habibi"

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The award winning cartoonist behind "Blankets" and "Goodbye, Chunky Rice" spoke in depth with CBR News about his new book, one of the most anticipated graphic novels of the year.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "B.P.R.D.," "Legion of Superheroes" & More

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review staff looked at over two dozen new releases including the latest from DC Comics' New 52, "Daredevil" #4, "Bionic Man" #2 and "Planet of the Apes" #6.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengelyne" #3

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive extended preview of "Avengelyne" #3 by Rob Liefeld, Mark Poultoun and Owen Gieni. The issue hits Wednesday, September 28.

POLL: what was <em>Your</em> Favorite DC Comics New 52 Week 3 Title?

POLL: what was Your Favorite DC Comics New 52 Week 3 Title?

Mon, September 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Were you all about the new "Batman" #1, or was "Wonder Woman" more your cup of tea? Let CBR know which of last week's New 52 titles ranks as your pick for the best new DC Comics release!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Captain America" #3

Mon, September 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Chad Nevett gives 4 stars to "Captain America" #3 by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven, calling it "the most straight-up entertaining issue of 'Captain America' in quite some time."

Manapul and Buccellato Race

Manapul and Buccellato Race "The Flash" into the New 52

Mon, September 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers and artists Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato are the new "The Flash" creative team in DC Comics' New 52, and they told CBR News all about their plans for Barry Allen.

When Words Collide - 9/26/2011

When Words Collide - 9/26/2011

Mon, September 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim explores entry-level comics for new readers, looks at some minicomics and webcomics and reflects on the first three weeks of the DC relaunch, all through an interview with his ten-year-old son.

"X-Men Destiny" Receives Launch Trailer

Mon, September 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Activision has released a launch trailer for "X-Men Destiny," the Mike Carey-scripted game pitting the X-Men against the Brotherhood for the fate of three new mutants, set to hit stores tomorrow, September 27.

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52 Week 3

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52 Week 3

Mon, September 26th, 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 this week's batch of New 52 comics, from "Batman" to "Catwoman" and more.

Vado Discusses Slave Labor's Digital Future

Vado Discusses Slave Labor's Digital Future

Mon, September 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In light of the announcement that Slave Labor Graphics comics will be initially offered digitally before being collected for print, CBR News spoke with Publisher Dan Vado about the strategy and what readers can expect.

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