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R.I.P. Western, War & Humor Comics Icon John Severin

R.I.P. Western, War & Humor Comics Icon John Severin

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary comic book artist John Severin, known for his mastery in a wide variety of genres from War to Western to Humor, has died at the age of 90.

Spencer Goes Global in

Spencer Goes Global in "Ultimate Comics X-Men"

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimate Comics X-Men" writer Nick Spencer looks back on his first arc, forward to his second and examines the misfortunes of mutants worldwide in the Ultimate Universe. Plus, exclusive looks at issues #7 & 8!

Gary Friedrich Case Spurs Debate About Convention Sketches

Gary Friedrich Case Spurs Debate About Convention Sketches

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In reaction to Marvel's dispute with Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich, comic book artists debate whether to continue offering convention sketches of Marvel or Disney characters.

NYTF 2012: Diamond Select Toys Raise

NYTF 2012: Diamond Select Toys Raise "The Walking Dead," "Amazing Spider-Man" & More

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News checks in with a rundown and photos of Diamond Select Toys' brand new Walking Dead MiniMates as well as a ton of new Marvel MiniMates and "Amazing Spider-Man" toys and statues!

SHE HAS NO HEAD: A Love Letter to

SHE HAS NO HEAD: A Love Letter to "Buffy"

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Kelly Thompson discusses her admiration for Andrew Chambliss and Joss Whedon's controversial storyline currently running in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9."

Comics A.M. - Matt Groening Donates $500,000 for UCLA Chair

Comics A.M. - Matt Groening Donates $500,000 for UCLA Chair

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening endows UCLA animation chair! Michael George's attorney argues for acquittal or new trial! The potential, and pitfalls, of Kickstarter! Jeff Parker's collaboration tips! Plus more!

NYTF 2012: Mattel Rises with DC,

NYTF 2012: Mattel Rises with DC, "Dark Knight" and More

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR was there as Mattel assembled a bevy of figures at this year's New York Toy Fair from "Dark Knight Rises," the DC Universe, Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe Classics.

Stan Lee Media Loses

Stan Lee Media Loses "Conan" Legal Battle

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A federal judge has dismissed a bid by Stan Lee Media to reclaim the rights to Conan the Barbarian even as the company looks to move forward in its attempt to pursue the rights to Spider-Man, the Avengers and more.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Andrew Chambliss Discusses Buffy's Choice

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Andrew Chambliss Discusses Buffy's Choice

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With Buffy Summers' life taking new and unexpected turns in the wake of a positive pregnancy test, writer Andrew Chambliss takes us once again BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9 for a discussion of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #6.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Kevin Keller," "Secret Avengers"

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's reviewers weighed in on nearly twenty new releases in the last week, including the first issue of "Kevin Keller," Rick Remender's "Secret Avengers" #22 and more!

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Peter Panzerfaust" #1

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive look at Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins' new ongoing series "Peter Panzerfaust." "Red Dawn" meets Peter Pan, on sale tomorrow.

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REVIEW: "Wolverine & The X-Men: Alpha and Omega" #2

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Wolverine & The X-Men: Alpha and Omega" #2 4 stars calling Brian Wood's second issue of the miniseries an "immediately entertaining read with fantastic art."

When Words Collide - 2/13/2012

When Words Collide - 2/13/2012

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim concludes his conversation with Tom Scioli as they wrap up the New Gods chat and turn their attention toward Scioli's new "American Barbarian" from AdHouse book and his final two issues of "GODLAND."

DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2012

DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2012

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product being released in May, 2012, including the latest from "Action Comics," "Green Lantern," Earth Two," "World's Finest" and more.

Kapow! Con Announces Guests, TV & Movie Plans

Kapow! Con Announces Guests, TV & Movie Plans

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Gearing up for its second year in May, Mark Millar's Kapow! Comic Con has released a guest list including Joe Quesada, Warren Ellis and more, and the show reveals fan involvement in its movie and TV rollout and news on the Stan Lee Awards.

Tristan Jones Returns to the Sewers in

Tristan Jones Returns to the Sewers in "Infestation 2: TMNT"

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tristan Jones, who wrote two previous incarnations of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," adds a third with "Infestation 2: TMNT." CBR News spoke with Jones about the title, plus exclusive art.

THE OWL SIGNAL: Snyder, Capullo & Marts On

THE OWL SIGNAL: Snyder, Capullo & Marts On "Batman's" New Event

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first part of a week-long exploration of the first crossover event of the New 52, the "Batman" creative team of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and editor Mike Marts reveals the secret origins of "Night of the Owls."

Gillen and Lanning

Gillen and Lanning "Exile" "New Mutants" & "Journey Into Mystery"

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' Next Big Thing extravaganza is back as Kieron Gillen and Andy Lanning gave details on "Exiled," a "Journey Into Mystery"/"New Mutants" crossover event.

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REVIEW: "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #6

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Chad Nevett gives "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #6 4 stars, saying the issue by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli delivers "the best of both worlds in storytelling."

Mark Siegel & Calista Brill on First Second in 2012

Mark Siegel & Calista Brill on First Second in 2012

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Editorial Director Mark Siegel and Senior Editor Calista Brill speak to the direction of First Second, web serialization, strong female heroines, Paul Pope's "Battling Boy" and exclusive preview pages of this year's titles.

Superman Split Down the Middle in Burnham's

Superman Split Down the Middle in Burnham's "Action Comics" #7 Variant Cover

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has revealed Chris Burnham's variant cover for "Action Comics" #7 written by Grant Morrison with art by Rags Morales and Rick Bryant. The issue hits stores March 7.

EXCLUSIVE: Evanier Writes

EXCLUSIVE: Evanier Writes "Garfield" for BOOM!

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mark Evanier spoke exclusively with CBR News about joining with "Garfield" newspaper strip artist Gary Barker to bring Jim Davis' fat cat to comic books this May, courtesy of BOOM! Studios' kids imprint KABOOM!

Does New Board Game Confirm Role of Skrulls in

Does New Board Game Confirm Role of Skrulls in "The Avengers?"

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

New images from Toy Fair 2012 of an "Avengers"-based board game may indicate the involvement of Marvel's alien shape-shifters. SPINOFF has the details.

"Batman: Earth One" Hits in July

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC releases full solicitation info with new details on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's "Batman: Earth One" original graphic novel. Batman's hunt for his parents' killer begins this July.

Covers of the Week -- February 8

Covers of the Week -- February 8

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kevin Melrose and Steve Sunu present an homage to "Star Wars," dueling barbarians, a shadowy thief and Frank Castle's final resting place as they pick CBR's Cover of the Week.

Miller Takes

Miller Takes "Smallville" to New Heights in Season 11

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Smallville" writer Bryan Q. Miller is set to expand Clark Kent's universe with a new digital-first series exploring the world of Superman, Lex Luthor, Chloe Sullivan and the rest of the cast following the TV series' conclusion.

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REVIEW: "PunisherMAX" #22

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Chad Nevett gives the final issue of Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon's "PunisherMAX" 4.5 stars, calling it "a fitting end to the series...a near-perfect final issue."

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 15, 2012

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 15, 2012

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, February 15, including "Army of Darkness" #1, "Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist" #3, "Vampirella" #14 and more.

Comics A.M. - Appeal in Superman Legal Fight; Brett Ewins Arraigned

Comics A.M. - Appeal in Superman Legal Fight; Brett Ewins Arraigned

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Judges hear appeal in Warner Bros.' lawsuit against Superman lawyer! Former Judge Dredd artist Brett Ewins arraigned! Creators comment on Marvel-Gary Friedrich case! Plus much more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Nightwing" #6

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Nightwing" #6 written by Kyle Higgins with art by Eddy Barrows and Geraldo Borges, in stores February 15.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics' Batman Solicitations for May, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics' Batman Solicitations for May, 2012

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive first look at the solicitations and covers for "Batman," "Nightwing," "Birds of Prey" and the rest of the Bat-family's May-shipping titles.

Tony Moore Claims

Tony Moore Claims "Deception" In "Walking Dead" Contracts

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After his lawsuit against former collaborator Robert Kirkman made waves in comics and Hollywood, Tony Moore gives his side of "The Walking Dead" rights battle to CBR, saying that the courts will reveal the truth of the comics creation.

"Quiet or Papa Spank!" and More of the Goofiest Comic Book Moments of All-Time!

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the goofiest comic book moments of all-time, like Batman's subtle way of silencing Catwoman or the classic Fantastic Four phrase, "“Not the Encephalo-Gun!”

Six Recent Comic Strips That Died an Untimely Death

Six Recent Comic Strips That Died an Untimely Death

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner pays tribute to six clever-but-canceled comic strips, from "Bo Nanas" by John Kovaleski to "Oh, Brother" by Jay Stephens and Bob Weber Jr.

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REVIEW: "Penguin: Pain & Prejudice" #5

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives the final issue of "Penguin: Pain & Prejudice" 4.5 stars, calling Gregg Hurwitz's villainous story "a great read all the way through."

CBR Week in Review: 2/6 - 2/12

CBR Week in Review: 2/6 - 2/12

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

New trailers for "The Avengers" and "Amazing Spider-Man," more creative shifts in the New 52, "AvX" cover reveals, "Ghost Rider" creator Gary Friedrich fined $17K by Marvel and more this week on CBR.

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REVIEW: "Conan the Barbarian" #1

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Conan the Barbarian" #1 4 stars calling writer Brian Wood, artist Becky Cloonan and colorist Dave Stewart "an exemplary creative team."

Abandoned Comic Book Storylines

Abandoned Comic Book Storylines

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories and ideas explained away by later writers. Come see the featured stories of Aunt May's death, Magneto disguising himself as Xorn and more!

Robert Kirkman Calls

Robert Kirkman Calls "Walking Dead" Lawsuit "Ridiculous"

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman calls the lawsuit filed against him by former "Walking Dead" collaborator Tony Moore "ridiculous," and insists the artist is being properly paid for his contributions to the series.

Your Mike Mignola Sequence

Your Mike Mignola Sequence

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Seneca examines a Mignola "Hellboy" sequence, noting, "A large part of what makes Mignola’s stories so wonderful is the way they behave like typical examples of action-adventure comics until they suddenly refuse to do so any longer."

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