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Wolfman on the Long Road to

Wolfman on the Long Road to "Teen Titans: Games"

Tue, September 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary comic book writer Marv Wolfman gives CBR News the scoop on his new DC Comics graphic novel, "The New Teen Titans: Games," after nearly thirty years of anticipation.

Spencer Mutates the World of

Spencer Mutates the World of "Ultimate Comics X-Men"

Tue, September 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the new series from Nick Spencer and Paco Medina, the X-Men must not only protect a world that hates and fears them, but survive it. Spencer discusses his plans for the title with CBR.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Uncanny X-Force," "Batman & Robin" & More

Tue, September 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review staff looked at over tow dozen new releases including the latest from DC Comics' New 52, "Uncanny X-Force," "Severed," Marvel's new John Carter title and more.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Darkness" #93, "Red Wing" #3, "Witch Doctor" #3

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR Presents exclusive previews of "The Darkness" #93, "The Red Wing" #3 and "Witch Doctor" #3. All three titles go on sale Wednesday, September 21.

POLL: What Was Your Favorite DC Comics New 52 Week 2 Title?

POLL: What Was Your Favorite DC Comics New 52 Week 2 Title?

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Love the long-awaited "Batwoman" or new-to-DC "Grifter?" Now's the time to sound off. CBR wants to know your thoughts on DC's New 52 Week 2 releases. Polls close Wednesday at midnight!

When Words Collide - 9/19/2011

When Words Collide - 9/19/2011

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a very special WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Tim answers reader questions about Kubrick and Kirby, Casanova and "Butcher Baker," "Hellblazer" and How these Columns Come to Be.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Optic Nerve" #12

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Kelly Thompson gives 5 stars to "Optic Nerve" #12 by Adrian Tomine, praising the single-issue series and calling it "exactly the kind of book the comics medium needs."

"Batman, Incorporated" Returns in December

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As part of its December solicitations, DC Comics officially announced the return of Grant Morrison's "Batman, Incorporated" with a special one-shot comic designed to wrap up the writer's first major story arc.

DC Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

DC Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product being released in December, 2011, including the latest from "Green Lantern," Justice League," the return of "Batman, Inc." and more.

Krul Replaced On

Krul Replaced On "Green Arrow" By Giffen

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After three issues, writer JT Krul will step down from DC's new "Green Arrow" monthly to be replaced by Keith Giffen who will now co-write with series artist Dan Jurgens.

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: Week 2

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: Week 2

Mon, September 19th, 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 latest batch of New 52 titles, including "Red Lanterns," "Superboy" and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Criminal: Last of the Innocent" #4

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan Lindsay says "Criminal: Last of the Innocent" "will certainly be ranked as one of the best comics of 2011" and gives the fourth issue of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Marvel Icon series 4.5 stars.

Storm, Mirage Clash with Valkyrie in

Storm, Mirage Clash with Valkyrie in "The Fearless"

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a second teaser for "Fear Itself: The Fearless," this time focusing on the X-Men involvement in the series with an image featuring Storm, Mirage and Valkyrie.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Soulfire" #4

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Aspen Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of J.T. Krul and Jason Fabok's "Soulfire" #4, set to hit stores Wednesday, September 21.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Comics Avengers, Shattered Heroes December Solicitations

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Comics Avengers, Shattered Heroes December Solicitations

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive advance look at the solicitation information and covers for December's Avengers and Shattered Heroes titles, including "The defenders" #1, ""Avengers: X-Sanction" #1 and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #1

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Chad Nevett gives "Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #1 4 stars, calling Jeff Lemire's new title "a high concept, entertaining comic with great looking art."

Edmondson Gets Physical with

Edmondson Gets Physical with "The Activity"

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson shines some light on the dark world of espionage with "The Activity." CBR News spoke with the writer about his and artist Mitch Gerads' December-debuting Image title.

Valkyrie, FF Take Center Stage in

Valkyrie, FF Take Center Stage in "Fearless" Teaser

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel is teasing "Fear Itself: The Fearless," debuting what appears to be Mike Deodato's variant cover for the series' first issue with the teaser statement "Defeat the FF, Save the World."

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Ziggy" Creator Passes Away; "The Chill" Wins Anthony Award

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Ziggy" creator Tom Wilson Sr. passes away. Vertigo's "The Chill," by Jason Star and Mick Bertilorenzi, wins Anthony Award! Interviews with Art Spiegelman, Terry Moore and Box Brown! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale September 21, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale September 21, 2011

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale September 21 including Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's "The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker" #3, Kevin Smith's "The Bionic Man" #

CSBG's Marvel and DC Comic Book Character Countdown Continues!

CSBG's Marvel and DC Comic Book Character Countdown Continues!

Sun, September 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We've now reached the Top 20 in our countdown of the most popular Marvel and DC comic book characters of all-time, as determined by your vote! Come see who has made the list so far!

Are Spoilers Spoiling Comics?

Are Spoilers Spoiling Comics?

Sun, September 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Michael May contemplates how spoilers affect the reading of a comic book and whether they let readers focus on other elements of the story besides plot.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics' December Batman Solicitations

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics' December Batman Solicitations

Sun, September 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at the publisher's Batman family solicitations for december, 2011 releasing issues, including "Batman," "Detective Comics," "Batwoman" and more.

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale September 21, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale September 21, 2011

Sat, September 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale September 21, including "Darkwing Duck" #16, "Planet of the Apes" #6, the final issue of "Stan Lee's Soldier Zero," and more!

How Many Leaguers Can Fit in the First Issue of a Justice League Comic?

How Many Leaguers Can Fit in the First Issue of a Justice League Comic?

Sat, September 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In light of the relaunch of DC's flagship team title, ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco revisits previous first issues of Justice League from the 1960s, 80s and 90s.

Six Stories That Changed How I Read (and Write) Comics

Six Stories That Changed How I Read (and Write) Comics

Sat, September 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime comic book writer Scott Beatty stops by CSBG to share his thoughts on the six most influential comic book stories on his life as a comic book reader - and later comic book writer.

Police Nab Suspect in Superman Theft, Return Collection to Owner

Police Nab Suspect in Superman Theft, Return Collection to Owner

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Police in Illinois have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 1,800 Superman comics and other memorabilia from a mentally disabled collector in St. Louis. ROBOT 6 has details.

CBR Readers Rank

CBR Readers Rank "Action," "Animal Man" Best New 52 Wave 1 Offerings

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics" narrowly edged out "Animal Man" #1 as the most enjoyed title in the first wave of DC Comics' New 52 according to you, the CBR readers. Check out the full rankings!

Pop! - 9/16/2011

Pop! - 9/16/2011

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the column's tradition of doing something different every time, for the 50th Pop! George did something he's never done before - working at a comic book store!

DC Comics Unveils Cover Art & More via Twitter

DC Comics Unveils Cover Art & More via Twitter

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics editor Chris Conroy spent the day sharing concept sketches, cover art and pages from upcoming New 52 releases via the publisher's official Twitter account. ROBOT 6 has the round-up.

"Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #1 Sets Digital Sales Record

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has announced that first day digital sales of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #1 have set a new record for the publisher's iTunes App.

Axel-In-Charge - 9/16/2011

Axel-In-Charge - 9/16/2011

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh from Marvel's latest all-star creative summit, Axel Alonso gives CBR a sneak peek inside the planning for the publisher's next big event, teases Cable's importance to 2012 and opines on DC's New 52 success.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Suicide Squad" #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" #1 4 stars, saying of the New 52 title, "I don’t see how I’m going to miss [the second issue]."

EXCLUSIVE TEASER:

EXCLUSIVE TEASER: "X-Men: Regenesis"

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Kieron Gillen and Billy Tan's "X-Men: Regenesis" one-shot, offering an early look at Storm's decision to stand with Cyclops over Wolverine.

Billy Tucci Forms Apostle Arts to Publish

Billy Tucci Forms Apostle Arts to Publish "A Child Is Born"

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Shi" creator and "Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion" writer Billy Tucci has formed a new publishing imprint to release "A Child is Born," his take on the Christmas story based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "A Game of Thrones" #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones," the official adaptation of Martin's epic fantasy novels featuring covers by Alex Ross.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Lantern Corps" #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin's "Green Lantern Corps" #1. Featuring a Doug Mahnke cover, GLC joins the New 52 on September 21.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Superman & Flash

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Superman & Flash

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Did Popeye really lead to a 33% increase in spinach consumption in the United States in the 1930s? Plus, legends involving the Comics Code, Superman and a young Geoffrey Johns!

Lepp Polishes

Lepp Polishes "Rust"

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Royden Lepp spoke with CBR about his newest book from Archaia, his experience as an old-school animator and his excitement over the upcoming "Rust" film.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Alpha Flight" #5

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Alpha Flight" #5. Taskmaster joins the battle in October courtesy of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Dale Eaglesham.

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