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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye" #6

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at "Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye" #6. The Autobot/Decepticon struggle continues on June 27.

PREVIEW: Valiant's

PREVIEW: Valiant's "Archer & Armstrong" #1

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant Entertainment has released a lettered preview for "Archer & Armstrong" #1 written by Fred Van Lente with art by Clayton Henry. The fourth title of Valiant's relaunch debuts August 8.

Post-

Post-"Captain America," Brubaker To Focus On Creator-Owned Work

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Architect Ed Brubaker revealed over the weekend that while he plans to stay on "Winter Soldier" after his "Captain America" run ends this year, he will shift most of his focus to creator-owned work.

EXCLUSIVE: Yang Continues

EXCLUSIVE: Yang Continues "Avatar: The Last Airbender" in "The Search"

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gene Yang spoke exclusively with CBR about Dark Horse's upcoming "Avatar: The Last Airbender" graphic novel series "The Search," what's coming at the end of "The Promise" and how it all leads to "Legend of Korra."

Covers of the Week -- June 20

Covers of the Week -- June 20

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week's group of nominees sees a glaring Victor von Doom, an anguished Casanova Quinn, a sun-bleached Henry Baltimore, a relaxing Will and a fragmented Banshee all vying for the title of Cover of the Week.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #10

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #10 by Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham. The Corps continue to clash on June 27.

Perez Recounts Frustration Over

Perez Recounts Frustration Over "Superman" Writing Experience

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

During the recent Superman Celebration event, acclaimed creator George Perez revealed he couldn't wait to leave the relaunched "Superman" citing frustrations over repeated rewrites and a lack of creative freedom.

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REVIEW: "Dark Avengers" #176

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives "Dark Avengers" #176 4 stars, calling the most recent issue by Jeff Parker and artist Kev Walker "a fun and gorgeous looking book."

TEASER: Avengers, Spider-Man To Declare War At Comic-Con International

TEASER: Avengers, Spider-Man To Declare War At Comic-Con International

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a teaser image featuring a shattered Mjolnir and the promise of more information at Amazing Spider-Man panel at Comic-Con International. UPDATED: A second, Wolverine-centric image has surfaced.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: AvX Continues In

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: AvX Continues In "Uncanny X-Men" #16

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the July 18-releasing "Uncanny X-Men" #16 as AvX and the Phoenix Five smash into Mr. Sinister's plans courtesy of Kieron Gillen and Daniel Acuña!

Comics A.M. - Comics Numbering (and Renumbering); the Problem With DRM

Comics A.M. - Comics Numbering (and Renumbering); the Problem With DRM

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The ridiculousness of comics numbering! The problem with digital rights management! Maryland couple renews vows to celebrate "Astonishing X-Men" #51! The 15 best creator duos! Plus much more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 27

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 27

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, June 27, including "Lord of the Jungle" #5, "Voltron" #6 and more.

"How did Storm and Black Panther Meet?" & More Abandoned Storylines

Sun, June 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned, then explained away by later writers. In the latest addition, a look at how the first meeting between Storm & Black Panther was later recalled quite differently.

So Long, Jeff and Ackbar

So Long, Jeff and Ackbar

Sun, June 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner reflects on the end of Matt Groening's "Life in Hell" comic strip and its impact on alt.weekly comic strips in general.

Johns' Sir Laser Lot Debuts in digital

Johns' Sir Laser Lot Debuts in digital "He-Man" Comic

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" comic, DC Comics releases a digital-first "Masters of the Universe," which features a character Geoff Johns created when he was eight.

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REVIEW: "Planet of the Apes" #15

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Planet of the Apes" #15 4.5 stars, saying "Carlos Magno's art is certain to amaze while Daryl Gregory's story convinces you that this is the right comic for excitement, adventure, wonder and awe."

The Greatest Stories Ever Told?

The Greatest Stories Ever Told?

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As CSBG counts down Spider-Man's greatest stories ever told, check out your past votes for the greatest stories ever told by fan-favorite characters and creators, including Batman, Ed Brubaker, Daredevil and Mark Waid.

The Resurrection of Paul Kirk, Manhunter

The Resurrection of Paul Kirk, Manhunter

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at Goodwin & Simonson’s well-regarded “Manhunter” run, calling it a book DC "should always have on hand, because it fits the publisher’s particular strengths so well."

CSBG JOINT REVIEW -

CSBG JOINT REVIEW - "Before Watchmen: Comedian" #1

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett continue their joint reviews of the "Before Watchmen" comics, this week taking a look at Brian Azzarello and J.G. Jones' "Comedian" #1.

Axel-In-Charge - 6/22/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 6/22/2012

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and his staff celebrate the wedding of Northstar in style in NYC while discussing artist changes and arc shortenings as Marvel moves to more than 12 issues a year.

Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose

Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose "Get Jiro" In July

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the release of their original Vertigo graphic novel fast approaching, co-writers Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose spoke with CBR about the comic's origins, influences and possible future installments.

Marvel & Mayor Michael Bloomberg Promote NYC's Marriage Opportunities

Marvel & Mayor Michael Bloomberg Promote NYC's Marriage Opportunities

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's much discussed same-sex wedding in "Astonishing X-Men" crossed paths with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, both on and off the page as the politician and publisher promoted marriage equality.

CBR Annotated Edition:

CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #1

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR contributor Alan Kistler delves deep into Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1, revealing the history and Easter Eggs behind the Man of Steel's first New 52 appearance.

James Stokoe Tackles Giant Monsters in

James Stokoe Tackles Giant Monsters in "Godzilla: The Half-Century War"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Orc Stain" creator James Stokoe talks about his love for Godzilla and his work as writer and artist of the IDW miniseries "Godzilla: The Half-Century War."

New DC Comics Nielsen Survey Explores the New 52

New DC Comics Nielsen Survey Explores the New 52

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has once again partnered with Nielsen National Research Group to explore print versus digital, the New 52's "Second Wave" and the popularity of titles both cancelled and with dwindling sales.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: Brubaker & Phillips'

EXCL. PREVIEWS: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale," Hickman's "Manhattan Projects"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive advance looks at two of next week's new Image Comics releases: Jonathan Hickman's "The Manhattan Projects" #4 and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #6!

Comic Book Legends Revealed -

Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Watchmen," Wonder Woman & Wertham

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, before "Watchmen," was Dave Gibbons a superhero!?!? Plus, did Wonder Woman creator William Marston intentionally have the Amazon princess mention sappho to irritate Fredric Wertham?

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "The Punisher" #12

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "The Punisher" #12 5 stars calling the issue by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto "a shining example of a great shared universe adventure."

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's HeroesCon; Civil Liberties Group Defends The Oatmeal Creator

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's HeroesCon; Civil Liberties Group Defends The Oatmeal Creator

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

HeroesCon kicks off today! Electronic Frontier Foundation to represent The Oatmeal creator in "bizarre lawsuit"! Learning from a failed Kickstarter campaign! Plus much more!

EXCLUSIVE: Constructing Haunt's Statue With McFarlane Toys

EXCLUSIVE: Constructing Haunt's Statue With McFarlane Toys

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

McFarlane Toys' founder Todd McFarlane and Prototype Development Director Michael Gulen discuss the creation of the all-new, limited edition Haunt statue, providing CBR with an exclusive first look at the final product.

National Organization for Marriage Grapples With

National Organization for Marriage Grapples With "Sanctity" of Gay Comic Wedding

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Taking a cue from One Million Moms, the president of the National Organization for Marriage has responded to "Astonishing X-Men" #51 with a fundraising message voicing concerns about "the sanctity of a comic book gay wedding."

The Phoenix Five Stand Triumphant In Kubert

The Phoenix Five Stand Triumphant In Kubert "AvX" Variant

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A Phoenix Force-powered Cyclops bears the weapons of the presumably fallen Captain America and Thor on Adam Kubert's just-released variant cover for Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #8.

The 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told Countdown Begins

The 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told Countdown Begins

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

You voted, and now you can your picks for the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told! The countdown begins with stories involving the Green Goblin, the Rhino and the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson!

Gillen Journeys Into the Mystery of the

Gillen Journeys Into the Mystery of the "Manchester Gods"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Loki" is the only hope for the war ravaged realm of Otherworld in "Journey Into Mystery's" latest "Manchester Gods" arc. CBR spoke with writer Kieron Gillen about his plans for the title.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 27, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale June 27, 2012

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "FF" #19, "Hit-Girl" #1, "Incredible Hulk" #10, "X-Men" #31 and many more.

Shelf Life - 6/21/2012

Shelf Life - 6/21/2012

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz answers a recurring question by sitting down with frequent "Green Lantern" collaborator Darryl Banks to find out what's been keeping the artist busy in recent years.

Valiant Execs Stand By

Valiant Execs Stand By "X-O" Sales Numbers

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a massive roundtable interview, Valiant Entertainment execs talk about high sales for "X-O Manowar" #1 revealing the true first printing number, explaining their full marketing plans and share exclusive art.

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REVIEW: "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6 by Jonathan Hickman and Olivier Coipel 4 stars saying, "AvX" "finally feels like an event with severe consequences awaiting both sides."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: AvX Continues In

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: AvX Continues In "Wolverine & The X-Men" #12

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Wolverine & The X-Men" #12. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo dive deep into the events of AvX on June 27.

The Buy Pile - 6/21/2012

The Buy Pile - 6/21/2012

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's not quite "independent's day," but there's strong storytelling from Matt Fraction, Bill Willingham, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen and David Hine as magic and madness combine.

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