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Friends, Fans Pay Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

Friends, Fans Pay Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

During Wednesday evening's Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie at Los Angeles' Golden Apple, the creator's friends Reggie Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Kevin Rubio bid the visionary writer a tearful farewell.

Rob Schrab Explains Why He Can't Do Anything Else

Rob Schrab Explains Why He Can't Do Anything Else

Writer, artist and director Rob Schrab spoke with CBR News about his upcoming one-shot from Image Comics "But I Can't Do Anything Else," which collects 10 years worth of the creator's sketches, pitch material and more.

The Buy Pile - 2/24/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/24/2011

Three titles make the trip home with Deadpool, Jake Ellis and Iron Man heading up an uncommonly good BUY PILE, with a bunch of new comics worth taking a look at and nothing genuinely bad on the racks.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Annihilators" #1

Courtesy of MArvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Annihilators" #1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Tan Eng Huat and Timothy Green II. The Marvel Universe gets cosmic again on Wednesday, March 2!

Revisiting McDuffie's

Revisiting McDuffie's "Six Degrees of St. Elsewhere"

As a special tribute to recently deceased writer Dwayne McDuffie, CBR is pleased to present one of the most well-known texts from his time writing about the art of comics in "Six Degrees of St. Elsewhere"

TEASER: X-Force Enters the Year of the X-Men

TEASER: X-Force Enters the Year of the X-Men

Today's Year of the X-Men teaser from Marvel focuses on "Uncanny X-Force," showing the black-ops mutants throwing down with other-dimensional versions of Magneto, Sabretooth, Nightcrawler and more.


REVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #655

Doug Zawisza gave "Amazing Spider-Man" #655 a 5 star review, declaring that Dan Slott and Marcos Martin's story "will be pointed back to with some frequency, much like the death of Ben Parker [and] Gwen Stacy."


Could "kaboom!" Blow Up In Court?

One obstacle that may lie in the way of BOOM! Studios relaunch of their kids comic line as kaboom! Comics is Rob Liefeld's trademark on "Kaboom," a teen superhero series he published through Awesome Entertainment.



Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive first look at "X-Factor" #216, written by Peter David with art by Emanuela Lupacchino. The issue, with a cover by David Yardin, hits stores on Wednesday, March 2.

The Line It Is Drawn: Presidential Team-Ups

The Line It Is Drawn: Presidential Team-Ups

In honor of President's Day, our artists drew your suggestions of U.S. Presidents teaming with comic book characters! Bill Clinton and Dazzler! Teddy Roosevelt and Hellboy! Wolverine and...Martin Van Buren?!

Rob Williams Takes Over

Rob Williams Takes Over "Dark Wolverine"

Marvel Comics has announced Rob Williams as the new writer of "Daken: Dark Wolverine" when he takes over the title from Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu with the release of May's special "Point One" issue.

CBR TV 2011: JT Krul on

CBR TV 2011: JT Krul on "Teen Titans," "Green Arrow, "Soulfire" & More

Writer JT Krul stopped by the CBR TV studios to discuss how he came to be a DC Comics exclusive creator, the differences between working on "Teen Titans" and "Green Arrow," remembering the late Michael Turner and more.

Yost has

Yost has "Spider-Man" Face the Fears of NYC

In Chris Yost and Mike McKone's "Fear Itself: Spider-Man," an overpowering fear worms it's way into the Big Apple and it's up to Spidey to save the city. CBR News spoke with Yost about the May-launching miniseries.


ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Uncanny X-Force" #6

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Uncanny X-Force" #6 by writer Rick Remender and artist Esad Ribic. The critically acclaimed series' Deathlok Nation saga continues on March 23!

Roberson Takes The Wheel On

Roberson Takes The Wheel On "Superman: Grounded"

"Superman" scripter Chris Roberson spoke with CBR about following in the storytelling steps of J. Michael Straczynski, his upcoming plans for the series and what to expect from his take on the Man of Steel.

"All Star" Interview: Sam Liu

"All Star Superman" director Sam Liu spoke with CBR News about his nervousness in adapting the critically acclaimed comic to animated movie, the scenes he wishes he could have included in the film and more.

SPINOFF: Lynda Carter Believes in Kelley's

SPINOFF: Lynda Carter Believes in Kelley's "Wonder Woman"

Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman for three seasons from 1975 to 1979, believes it’s time for a revival for the Amazonian princess and feels David E. Kelley will do the character justice.

Van Meter

Van Meter "Breaks the Skin" with Red Sonja

Writer Jen Van Meter gives CBR News the lowdown on her "Red Sonja: Break the Skin" one-shot and how a classic Robert E. Howard quote inspired her story -- all that plus an angry avatar of an ape-god.


TEASER: "X-Men: Legacy" MMXI

Marvel has released a new teaser for MMXI -- The Year of the X-Men, this time featuring characters from "X-Men: Legacy," mainly those with somewhat shady histories including Rogue, Magneto, Frenzy, Legion and more.

X-POSITION: Peter David

X-POSITION: Peter David

Fan favorite "X-Factor" writer Peter David joins X-POSITION this week to answer your questions about romantic entanglements and the team's place in Marvel's modern day X-Universe. Plus, exclusive art!


Read "Echoes" #1 For Free

With the third issue of Top Cow's critically acclaimed "Echoes" hitting stores this week, CBR and ROBOT 6 help bring those who haven't yet read the title up to speed by presenting the first issue online for free!

Pak (Silver) Surfs the Chaotic Waves of Earth

Pak (Silver) Surfs the Chaotic Waves of Earth

Greg Pak's "Silver Surfer" brings the title character to Earth, embroiling him in events that may have dire cosmic consequences for the entire Marvel Universe. We spoke with Pak about his plans for the series.

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Comics A.M. - "Hereville" Up for Nebula Award; Remembering McDuffie

Barry Deutsch’s "Hereville" nominated for Andre Norton Award! Remembrances of writer Dwayne McDuffie. Pricing policy leads some publishers to rethink Kindle! Poland pulps "vulgar" comic!


ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #38

Marvel has released an advance look at "Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #38, part one in John Layman and Lee Garbett's "Identity Wars" story, set to be continued in "Deadpool Annual" #1 featuring covers by Steve McNiven


KABOOM! Gets "Space Warped"

With their most recent teaser image, BOOM! Studios has announced what appears to be a new Star Wars parody comic titled "Space Warped" as part of their new kids-oriented imprint, KABOOM!

Parent Plans Kevin Keller's Return

Parent Plans Kevin Keller's Return

Archie Comics' first openly-gay teen returns in "Veronica" #205 before getting his own four-issue miniseries in June. We spoke with with Kevin Keller's creator Dan Parent about his plans for the wildly popular character.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/23/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/23/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 80 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Remembering Dwayne McDuffie

Remembering Dwayne McDuffie

After the sudden passing of acclaimed comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie earlier today, his friends and colleagues share their thoughts about the man, his life and work with CBR News. [UPDATED, Wed Feb 23]

Winick Reflects on

Winick Reflects on "Justice League: Generation Lost"

CBR News spoke with writer Judd Winick about the end of his bi-weekly epic "Justice League: Generation Lost," the happy accidents that occurred while writing the series and its lasting impact on the DC Universe.


FIRST LOOK: "X-Men Giant Size" #1

Marvel has released an advance look at May's "X-Men Giant Size" #1 by Christopher Yost, Paco Medina, and Dalibor Talijic, which kicks off the "X-Men: First to Last" storyline crossing over into the regular X-books.

Pipeline - 2/22/2011

Pipeline - 2/22/2011

Augie pulls triple-duty and reviews this week's issues of Image Comics' status quo-changing "Savage Dragon" and "The Mission,'" analyzes Morris' approach to art in "Lucky Luke" and runs down some lookalike logos.

Waid Spins

Waid Spins "The Traveler's" Mysteries

Writer Mark Waid shared his thoughts on mysteries and humor as well as suggesting scientific catchwords to watch in "Stan Lee's The Traveler," the BOOM! Studios superhero epic releasing its fourth issue this week.

Milestone Creator Dwayne McDuffie has Died

Milestone Creator Dwayne McDuffie has Died

Dwayne McDuffie, the acclaimed writer behind Milestone superheroes including "Static Shock" has passed away suddenly, just a day after the premier of his latest project, DC's "All Star Superman" DVD. [UPDATED 1:25 PM PST]


REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Force" #5

James Hunt reviews "Uncanny X-Force" #5 by Rick Remender and Esad Ribic, giving it four and a half stars and saying "if you’re an X-Men fan and you’re not reading this title, you’re missing out on something special."


TEASER: "New Mutants" MMXI

Marvel has released its first teaser image for MMXI—The Year of the X-Men, in which the New Mutants seemingly hunt down X-Man and Blink below a tag line stating, "We will get them, no matter what!"

CBR's Mattel Toy Fair Report

CBR's Mattel Toy Fair Report

CBR spent time with Mattel's Scott Neitlich during the 2011 New York Toy Fair and came away with news on CCI exclusives, the "Green Lantern" movie line, deluxe Ghostbusters figures, Legion of Super-Heroes and more.


Talking "Hopeless Savages"

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea discussed "Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits" with the artists involved with the stories in the collection, with Bryan Lee O'Malley, Christine Norrey and more talking about working on Jen Van Meter's creation.

Pak & Van Lente Unleash

Pak & Van Lente Unleash "Herc"

This April, Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente launch, "Herc," the follow-up to "Incredible Hercules." We spoke with the team about the book which finds mythological and mortal worlds colliding on the mean streets of Brooklyn.


PREVIEW: "Action Comics" #898

DC Comics has provided a five-page preview of "Action Comics" #898 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, which hits stores tomorrow. In "Black Ring" Part 9, Lex Luthor gets his rematch with Larfleeze!

Roger Langridge Comes to KABOOM!

Roger Langridge Comes to KABOOM!

Roger Langridge, the cartoonist behind BOOM! Studios' "The Muppet Show" and the writer of "Thor: The Mighty Avenger," returns with a new series titled "Snarked!" on the new KABOOM! kids imprint.