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THE OWL SIGNAL: Palmiotti & Gray Explore Owls in

THE OWL SIGNAL: Palmiotti & Gray Explore Owls in "All-Star Western"

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray delve into the Court of Owls in 1880s Gotham with Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham riding shotgun as "Night of the Owls" comes to "All-Star Western."

Image Expo Ticket designs Showcase

Image Expo Ticket designs Showcase "Experience Creativity" Campaign

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has released the ticket designs for its late-February Image Expo, showcasing the current "Experience Creativity" campaign through the use of series art and creator photos.

NYTF 2012: Hasbro Showcases

NYTF 2012: Hasbro Showcases "The Avengers," "Amazing Spider-Man" & More

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro revealed figures based on “The Avengers” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” as well as brand new entries in the Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe lines at New York Toy Fair 2012.

Sam Humphries Ascends to

Sam Humphries Ascends to "Higher Earth"

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Coming in May from BOOM! Studios, "Sacrifice" and "Our Love Is Real" writer Sam Humphries launches "Higher Earth," an ongoing series in which multiple Earths fall into a single empire.

COMIC BOOK EASTER EGGS: Simpsons, Spider-Man, Batman & Superman

COMIC BOOK EASTER EGGS: Simpsons, Spider-Man, Batman & Superman

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's weekly spotlight on comic in-jokes and hidden references takes a look at America's favorite cartoon family showing up in an issue of Spider-Man. Plus a sneaky cameo of Batman and Superman in "Avengers Forever."

Comics A.M. - Belgian Court Won't Ban

Comics A.M. - Belgian Court Won't Ban "Tintin in the Congo"

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Belgian court rules "Tintin in the Congo" doesn't violate anti-hate laws! DC's John Rood on the New 52 reader survey! Fifteen years of Oni Press! Bill Sienkiewicz’s 1980s run on "New Mutants"! Plus more!

Bunn Gets Visceral with

Bunn Gets Visceral with "Wolverine"

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new era begins in April for one of the Marvel U's most dangerous mutants as writer Cullen Bunn takes over "Wolverine." CBR News spoke with him about his plans for the series.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/15/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/15/2012

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | 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, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Alan Moore Elaborates His Stance on

Alan Moore Elaborates His Stance on "Before Watchmen"

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

"Watchmen" creator Alan Moore elaborates his negative opinion of DC's upcoming "Before Watchmen" prequel, calling the endeavor "desperate" and his original contract "creator-hostile."

Pipeline - 2/14/2012

Pipeline - 2/14/2012

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

IDW re-discovered Chuck Jones' lost comic strip and made a book. Augie likes the book, even if the strip isn't so good. Also, is "Comic Book Men' any worse than "Big Bang Theory?"

X-POSITION: Abnett & Lanning Move Forward With

X-POSITION: Abnett & Lanning Move Forward With "New Mutants"

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

"New Mutants" writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning discuss upcoming character developments and hint at something greater in light of a recent announcement. Plus exclusive art!

EXCLUSIVE: Camilla d'Errico Continues

EXCLUSIVE: Camilla d'Errico Continues "Tanpopo's" Journey at BOOM!

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

Camilla D'Errico spoke with CBR about the collected "Tanpopo" HC due in March from BOOM! Studios, featuring a previously-unseen installment melding classic literature with an original story.

Cloonan and Vasquez go

Cloonan and Vasquez go "Beyond the Fringe"

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

DC Comics has revealed Becky Cloonan and Jhonen Vasquez as the latest creators to join "Beyond the Fringe," the digital comic based on the J.J. Abrams' sci-fi drama "Fringe."

THE OWL SIGNAL: Higgins'

THE OWL SIGNAL: Higgins' "Nightwing" Faces "Night of the Owls"

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

"Nightwing" writer Kyle Higgins swoops by THE OWL SIGNAL to discuss his chapter of May's "Night of the Owls" crossover and the central role Dick Grayson plays in the event.

NYTF 2012: DC Direct Showcases

NYTF 2012: DC Direct Showcases "Watchmen," "Dark Knight Rises," "Arkham City" & More

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

DC's in-house collectible creators showed off all-new statues and action figures for "Watchmen," "Dark Knight Rises," "Arkham City," the New 52 and more at Toy Fair 2012.

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.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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.

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