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Loeb and McGuinness on

Loeb and McGuinness on "Avengers: X-Sanction"

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cable returns this December in "Avengers: X-Sanction" by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness. CBR News has all the updates from today's press conference call about the project.

POLL: What Was <i>Your</i> Favorite New 52 Launch Week Title?

POLL: What Was Your Favorite New 52 Launch Week Title?

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' New 52 relaunch titles flying off the shelves and the second wave set to hit stores tomorrow, CBR News wants to know which of the initial fourteen titles was your favorite!

DiDio on Wonder Woman, the Justice League's Collars & More

DiDio on Wonder Woman, the Justice League's Collars & More

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio spoke frankly with CBR News about the DC Relaunch, tackling topics from Wonder Woman's most recent reboot to the online controversy over Jim Lee's costume designs and more.

Gabrielle Bell Moves On After

Gabrielle Bell Moves On After "Mome"

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Gabrielle Bell discusses the final issue of "Mome," privacy in autobiographical comics and the struggle to craft the perfect short story.

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Up in August; CDC Looks to Motion Comics to Fight HIV

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Up in August; CDC Looks to Motion Comics to Fight HIV

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Direct market sales rise 15% in August! CDC commissions HIV-prevention motion comics! Chicago Tribune pulls this week's "Doonesbury"! Spotlight on Bluewater's political biographies! Plus more!

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After the first full week of comic shops sales, CBR talks to retailers across the country about DC Comics New 52 titles to see what the fan response was, what shop owners want to see next and what books beyond "Justice League" hit big.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Spider Island: Avengers," "The Boys" & More

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review team gave their opinions on over two dozen new releases including the latest issues of "The Boys," "X-23," "Atomic Robo," DC Comics' first wave of New 52 titles and more.

When Words Collide - 9/12/2011

When Words Collide - 9/12/2011

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim talks with Johnny Ryan about the new volume of "Prison Pit" and gets into the important questions about narrative and craft, Captain Bligh and "Powr Mastrs" and the benefits of improvisation.

Carey Prepares His Final

Carey Prepares His Final "Legacy"

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With "X-Men Legacy" #255 in stores now, writer Mike Carey's run inches closer to its finale. CBR News spoke with Carey about the plans he still has left for Rogue and the X-Men.

Segura and Parent Rock 'N Roll with

Segura and Parent Rock 'N Roll with "Archie Meets KISS"

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Riverdale gang will rock 'n roll all night beginning in November's "Archie" #627, kicking off the four-part "Archie Meets KISS" arc. CBR News spoke with writer Alex Segura and artist Dan Parent about the story.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Pigs," "27: Second Set"

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with exclusive looks at Nate Cosby and Ben McCool's "Pigs" #1 and Chalres Soule's "27: Second Set" #1, both of which hit stores Wednesday, September 14.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Moon Knight" #5

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Chad Nevett gives Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's "Moon Knight" #5 3.5 stars, calling it a rare example of a comic that's able to effectively exist midway between completely serious and totally goofy.

FIRST LOOK COVERS:

FIRST LOOK COVERS: "Justice League" #4, CBR EXCLUSIVE "Action Comics" #4

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released Jim Lee's cover for his and Geoff Johns' "Justice League" #4 while providing CBR with the exclusive debut of Rags Morales' cover for the Grant Morrison-scripted "Action Comics" #4.

Rood & Wayne: DC Sales Exceed Predictions

Rood & Wayne: DC Sales Exceed Predictions

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With over 200K copies for "Justice League" #1 and ten books rocketing past 100K in sales, DC's New 52 seems a major sales success as John Rood and Bob Wayne tell CBR how the company will adjust to demand and move forward.

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has released solicitation information and images for items shipping in December, 2011, including the debut of Guillero del Toro's "The Strain," "Buffy Season 9," "Angel & Faith," "The Goon" and more!

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Action Comics" #1

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James hunt has given "Action Comics" #1 5 stars calling Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' relaunch of Superman's long-running title "a complete success...it's tough to imagine a comic more worthy of the legacy."

Dynamite Comics On Sale September 14, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale September 14, 2011

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, September 14 including the final issue of Matt Wagner's "The Green Hornet: Year One" and more!

Marvel Teases Avengers Event in December

Marvel Teases Avengers Event in December

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an exceptionally cryptic Avengers-themed teaser image promoting a project to debut in December, with no creative teams or characters revealed. CBR will cover the announcement LIVE on September 14.

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52

Mon, September 12th, 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 this week's batch of New 52 comics.

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Captain Dale Dye Leads IDW's

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Captain Dale Dye Leads IDW's "Code Word: Geronimo" to Comics

Sun, September 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Film consultant, actor, novelist and now comic writer Captain Dale Dye joins at CCI to discuss IDWs "Code Word: Geronimo" about SEAL Team 6's assassination of Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden.

The Anti-Sequence: Steranko's

The Anti-Sequence: Steranko's "Frogs!"

Sun, September 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Matt Seneca revisits the decades-old "Frogs!" by Jim Steranko, a one-sheet comic that can be read top to bottom or sideways for a different story experience.

CSBG's Top 100 DC and Marvel Character Countdown Hits the Half-Way Mark!

CSBG's Top 100 DC and Marvel Character Countdown Hits the Half-Way Mark!

Sun, September 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We're now halfway through CSBG's countdown of your favorite Marvel and DC comic book characters of all-time! Come see who's made the list so far!

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale September 14, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale September 14, 2011

Sat, September 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale September 14, including "Ducktales" #4, "Hellraiser" #5, "Farscape" #23, and "Space Warped" #3!

Six Great Superhero Comics by Six Unlikely Cartoonists

Six Great Superhero Comics by Six Unlikely Cartoonists

Sat, September 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner lists six superhero tales he's enjoyed by six creators known for their indie comics, from Daniel Clowes' Death-Ray to John Simmons' very creepy Batman tale.

It's Silver Age September at CSBG!

It's Silver Age September at CSBG!

Sat, September 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

All September long, CSBG is celebrating the greatest comics of the Silver Age! Come see what's been featured so far!

Life Lessons Star Trek Taught Us

Life Lessons Star Trek Taught Us

Sat, September 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

SPINOFF celebrates this week's 45th anniversary of the debut of "Star Trek" by remembering some of the important things we've learned from the show.

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Image Comics'

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Image Comics' "Vescell"

Sat, September 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the trailer for "Vescell," a new sci-fi series by creators Enrique Carrion and John Upchurch.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #1

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Batman and Robin" #1, the first issue of the relaunched series by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Father and son team-up on September 14.

CBR's Publishers Roundtable: Sales & Strategy

CBR's Publishers Roundtable: Sales & Strategy

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the midst of soft sales, big media pushes by Marvel and the aggressive launch of DC's New 52, we spoke to the publishers of BOOM!, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW and Top Cow about making moves in a world dominated by the big two.

EXCL PREVIEW:

EXCL PREVIEW: "X-Men" #1: 20th Anniversary Edition

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive look at the remastered re-release of Chris Claremont and Jim Lee's "X-Men" #1, re-colored by Thomas Mason.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batwing" #1

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Batwing" #1 gets 3.5 stars from Doug Zawisza who says of Judd WInick and Ben Oliver's new title, "if you’re looking for a new DC book to latch onto, this one just might be what you’re looking for."

Perez tells Jim Henson's

Perez tells Jim Henson's "A Tale of Sand"

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ramón Perez gave CBR an artist's account of adapting the un-filmed '70s Jim Henson screenplay and how all readers will be able to relate to the upcoming graphic novel adaptation.

Lemire Cuts To The Heart Of

Lemire Cuts To The Heart Of "Animal Man"

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about his first issue of "Animal Man," explaining his goals for the title character, his family, the book's ties to Scott Snyder's "Swamp Thing" and more.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Little Orphan Annie Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Little Orphan Annie Edition

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Did Daddy Warbucks actually kill himself because he didn't want to live through a fourth FDR term? Learn the utterly bizarre truth in this special all-Little Orphan Annie edition of CBLR!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Punisher" #3

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's "Punisher" #3 4 stars, saying that the title "has risen to the top of my must-read pile."

Tr!ckster CosPlayer Photo Parade

Tr!ckster CosPlayer Photo Parade

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

During Comic-Con International, artist Kevin Knight set up a booth to document cosplayers who wandered through the inaugural Tr!ckster event, which took place just across the street from the Con.

Wolverine's Post-Schism Allies Stand Revealed

Wolverine's Post-Schism Allies Stand Revealed

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel wraps the week with the final reveals for Team Wolverine which include X-Factor's leader, Jamie Madrox, as well as Cyclops' alternate-universe daughter, Rachel Summers.

Marvel Comics On Sale September 14, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale September 14, 2011

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Daredevil" #3, "Ghost Rider" #3, "Herc" #7, "Uncanny X-Force" #15 and many more.

Blair Butler Slings

Blair Butler Slings "Fresh Ink" with "Heart"

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

G4 host Blair Butler moves from covering comics to writing them with November's "Heart" from Image Comics. CBR spoke with Butler about the four-issue series with art by Kevin Mellon.

Shelf Life - 9/8/2011

Shelf Life - 9/8/2011

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ron goes all the way back to his college days to discuss the journalism principles that inform his comics writing -- the 5 Ws -- and how they pertain especially to #1 issues.

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