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Millar Spins Red Mist's Origin In

Millar Spins Red Mist's Origin In "Hit-Girl"

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With its first issue in stores now, Mark Millar explains how his and John Romita, Jr.'s "Hit-Girl" will run solo from "Kick-Ass 2" in comics and film while filling in fans on the secret origin of Red Mist.

Spider-Man Gears Up For War In Latest Marvel Teaser

Spider-Man Gears Up For War In Latest Marvel Teaser

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man is recruited into this week's series of teaser images from Marvel, which is appropriate since the publisher promises to release details on its war-themed event at the wall-crawler's Sunday CCI panel.

Kaufman Contracts

Kaufman Contracts "Whore" For Zenescope

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic writer and defense attorney Jeffrey Kaufman discusses the origins of "Whore," his upcoming Zenescope graphic novel following the morally-bankrupt misadventures of gun-for-hire Jacob Mars.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #15

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Kieron Gillen and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny X-Men" #15. The newly-christened Phoenix Five clash with the recently reborn Mr. Sinister on July 4!

The Line It Is Drawn -

The Line It Is Drawn - "Community" Goes Comic Book

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists drew your suggestions for comic book mash-ups involving TV's "Community!" Annie and Britta as Batman and Robin? Jeff as Batman? Chang as Doctor Strange? The Dean as the Watcher?

Comics A.M. - Publisher Filip Sablik leaves Top Cow

Comics A.M. - Publisher Filip Sablik leaves Top Cow

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Publisher Filip Sablik exits Top Cow Productions! Library of Congress acquires works of seven cartoonists! Positive alternatives to "Waffles For Stephanie"! Dark Horse promotes Matt Parkinson! Plus much more!

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brian Wood on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brian Wood on "The Massive" #1

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Wood delves into "The Massive" #1, bringing commentary on crafting the story, the research involved in bringing about the end of the world and teases later events of the series.

The Many Origins of Spider-Man: A History

The Many Origins of Spider-Man: A History

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Alan Kistler looks at the many origin stories of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, from "Amazing Fantasy" to Japan to Broadway across the various medium's the webslinger has graced.

Napton Revives Frazetta's

Napton Revives Frazetta's "Thun'da"

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A modern jungle lord placed in a prehistoric world, Frank Frazetta's classic hero "Thun'da" returns in August, and Robert Napton explains how the master's first story impacts the Dynamite revival.

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REVIEW: "American Vampire" #28

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "American Vampire" #28 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque 4 stars, saying that by the end of the issue "Snyder and Albuquerque will have you right in the palm of their hands."

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PREVIEW: "Before Watchmen: Nite Owl" #1

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has released a three-page preview of "Before Watchmen: Nite Owl" #1 by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Andy Kubert. Discover the origins of Dan Dreiberg, the man who would become Nite Owl, on June 27.

Superman Lawyer Scores Minor Win Versus Warner Bros.

Superman Lawyer Scores Minor Win Versus Warner Bros.

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Toberoff, the lawyer representing the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the Superman rights legal brawl, has scored a minor win against Warner Bros. in his own legal battle against the studio.

Justin Jordan Forms DC's

Justin Jordan Forms DC's "Team 7"

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Characters from Dinah Lance to Amanda Waller to John Lynch cross paths in DC Comics' black ops superhero series "Team 7," and writer Justin Jordan promises an old school WildStorm feel for the New 52's latest recruits.

Shane Riches & 12 Gauge Are

Shane Riches & 12 Gauge Are "Afflicted"

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Shane Riches spoke with CBR about "Afflicted," 12-Gauge Comics' graphic novel about teenagers with superpowers, which launches the publisher's new digital initiative. Plus, an exclusive, extended preview.

READ THE FULL STORY: Judge Dredd's

READ THE FULL STORY: Judge Dredd's "The Body Sharks"

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

To prepare readers for "Dredd" slamming its way into theaters in September, 2000 AD has provided CBR with a complete tale of Mega City-One's top law enforcement officer by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Colin Wilson.

PREVIEW: The Origin of Spidey's Sidekick Alpha in

PREVIEW: The Origin of Spidey's Sidekick Alpha in "Amazing Spider-Man" #692

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following the announcement of Spidey's sidekick earlier this morning, Marvel has released a preview of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #692 featuring the first appearance and origin of Alpha.

Comics A.M. - MorrisonCon's $500 Tickets Already Sold Out

Comics A.M. - MorrisonCon's $500 Tickets Already Sold Out

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Least-expensive tickets sell out for September's MorrisonCon! Archie Comics hires industry veteran Jim “Ski” Sokolowski! Stan Lee reflects on Spider-Man's creation! Brian Wood looks back on final volume of "DMZ"!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The Spider-Man/Playboy Connection

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The Spider-Man/Playboy Connection

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest of CSBG's spotlight on Easter eggs in comic books, Spider-Man meets two stars from "Playboy" magazine! Plus, a tribute to Marshall Rogers from Kelley Jones.

Bloodied Iron Man Mask Dominates Latest Spider-Man

Bloodied Iron Man Mask Dominates Latest Spider-Man "War" Teaser

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Iron Man joins Marvel's Spider-Man related "War" teasers with a shot of Tony Stark's mask, blood dripping from what appears to be dents or holes caused by bullets catching the golden Avenger full in the face.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #11

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #11. Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty and cover artist Phil Noto take Buffy corporate on July 11!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/27/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/27/2012

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Spider-Man Gets Sidekick For 50th Anniversary

Spider-Man Gets Sidekick For 50th Anniversary

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced that as part of Spider-Man's 50th anniversary celebration, the world's favorite wall-crawler will take on a sidekick courtesy of Dan Slott and Humbert Ramos. UPDATE: Hi-res Alpha art added.

Dini To Write

Dini To Write "Very Personal" Batman Graphic Novel

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Dini announced today that he and DC Comics are in the final stages of negotiations for the acclaimed writer to return to Gotham City once more for a Batman tale he describes as "very personal."

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen's

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen's "Uncanny" Journey

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Uncanny X-Men" writer Kieron Gillen stops by X-POSITION on his way across the pond to answers e-mails about the Phoenix Five. Don't know what that is? You better read this!

Bedard Brings Beowulf To

Bedard Brings Beowulf To "Sword Of Sorcery"

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Blue Beetle" writer Tony Bedard speaks with CBR News about his Beowulf backup feature in the recently announced "Sword Of Sorcery" anthology, launching in September from DC Comics.

More Than 360 People Donate Funds For Robert Washington's Funeral

More Than 360 People Donate Funds For Robert Washington's Funeral

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Hero Initiative reports that over 360 people donated funds for original "Static" co-creator Robert L. Washington III's funeral, which took place on Monday, June 25.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Brian Wood's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Brian Wood's "The Massive" #2

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Brian Wood's "The Massive" #2. Wood, Kristian Donaldson and cover artists Rafael Grampa & John Paul Leon journey to the end of the world on July 11.

"Avengers" Topping $600M, But Can Whedon's Mightiest Heroes Topple Titanic?

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Disney has announced that "The Avengers" is set to cross the $600 million dollar mark in box office take today, putting it within striking distance of box office legend "Titanic."

Pipeline - 6/26/2012

Pipeline - 6/26/2012

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, IDW Publishing releases "David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil Born Again Artist's Edition." It's a giant book with a big legacy, and Augie likes what he sees. Really likes it.

Lobo Co-Creator Roger Slifer In Critical Condition After Hit And Run

Lobo Co-Creator Roger Slifer In Critical Condition After Hit And Run

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer is in a medically induced coma following after being struck by a car early Saturday in Santa Monica, California, in a hit and run.

Edward R. Pressman Brings Archaia's

Edward R. Pressman Brings Archaia's "Feeding Ground" to the Big Screen

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Producer Edward R. Pressman sheds light on the upcoming film adaptation of Archaia Entertainment's border-crossing werewolf story "Feeding Ground" while providing an update on the reboot of "The Crow" movie.

CBR Annotated Edition:

CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #2

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR contributor Alan Kistler explores the second issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics," discovering the history and Easter Eggs behind the Man of Steel's first New 52 storyarc.

When Did Batman First Vanish on Commissioner Gordon?

When Did Batman First Vanish on Commissioner Gordon?

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest examination of first appearances in comic book lore, CSBG examines the first time that Batman vanished from Commissioner Gordon's office without Gordon noticing and more.

Retro-Stuffed: Valiant's 1992

Retro-Stuffed: Valiant's 1992 "Harbinger" #0-7

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In CBR's inaugural edition of Retro-Stuffed, Andy Liegl heads back in time to Valiant's first universe, focusing on Jim Shooter and David Lapham's super-powered teens on the run in "Harbinger."

"This Is War" Teasers Continue With Captain America

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Captain America's shield features in the latest teaser from Marvel Comics depicting artifacts from the Marvel Universe with the words "This Is War" that promises more details to come at Comic-Con International 2012.

Comics A.M. - Comic Artist's Claims Against Songwriter Can Proceed

Comics A.M. - Comic Artist's Claims Against Songwriter Can Proceed

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Judge allows artist to pursue claims against songwriter over graphic novel biography! Archaia takes top honors in Foreword's Book of the Year Awards! Content versus container in digital comics! Plus much more!

Bourdain Slices Sushi Samurai-style in

Bourdain Slices Sushi Samurai-style in "Get Jiro"

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

World-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy-winning TV host Anthony Bourdain dished up a serving of gourmet goodness as he discussed his new Vertigo OGN "Get Jiro!" with CBR News.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Before Watchmen: Comedian," "AvX," "Saga"

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, the CBR reviews team looked at 24 releases including "Before Watchmen: Comedian" #1, "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6, "Saga" #4 and much more.

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REVIEW: "Wonder Woman" #10

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

Greg McElhatton gives "Wonder Woman" #10 4 stars, saying the issue by Brian Azzarello and Kano "continues the trend of strong comics for this series, both in writing and art."

When Words Collide - 6/25/2012

When Words Collide - 6/25/2012

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

Tim visits Heroes Con for the first time, sells a few books and learns four important lessons about the likes of Geof Darrow, David Marquez, Ben Marra, and "Adventure Time."

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