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EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

On top of DC Comics' top ten performance in January's print sales, executives John Rood and Bob Wayne share with CBR the top ten digital comics for the month, cover criticisms of DC's success and update "The Shade's" status.

Mike Raicht Terrorizes Cobra in

Mike Raicht Terrorizes Cobra in "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe"

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Stuff of Legend" writer Mike Raicht returns to G.I. Joe for a two-issue "Infestation 2" tie-in miniseries, shipping biweekly in March from IDW. CBR spoke with him about setting Cobra against Lovecraftian gods.

PREVIEW: Hickman's

PREVIEW: Hickman's "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #7

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a preview of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Ultimate Comic Ultimates" #7. The battle against Reed Richards continues February 29.

The Buy Pile - 2/6/2012

The Buy Pile - 2/6/2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Three comics demanded to be purchased in a winning week heralded by licensed surprises, history from Skywalker Ranch that didn't involve "Red Tails" and Spidey realizing Peter Parker's value.

Covers of the Week -- February 1

Covers of the Week -- February 1

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, a certain wall-crawler tries to turn back time, some angry apes go to war, a revenant seeks cold comfort, a reflection holds the key and a comic nears an explosive end.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Peanuts" #2

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" #2! The issue hits stores Wednesday, February 8.

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, February 8, including "The Ninjettes" #1, "Warlord of Mars" #15, "Red Sonja" #63 and more.

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic sales rise 27.5% over January 2011! British comics artist Mike White passes away. Random House to release "Garfield" collections as e-books! Jeff Parker and Erika Moen on the end of "Bucko"! Plus more!

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #6

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #6 by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli. Wrapped in a cover by J.G. Jones, the issue hits February 8.

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REVIEW: "The Boys" #63

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives Garth Ennis and Russ Braun's "The Boys" #63 4 stars, noting, "Everything 'The Boys' does well is showcased right here in one issue."

We’ve Come So Far: On

We’ve Come So Far: On "Before Watchmen" and Creators' Rights

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In response to DC's "Before Watchmen" announcement, Robot 6's Chris Mautner tosses aside arguments about diluting the original "Watchmen," where the characters originally came from and the creators working on the new stories.

"Batgirl & Wonder Woman fight for Batman's love" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the time Batgirl and Wonder Woman battled over the love of Batman!

CBR Week in Review: 1/29-2/5

CBR Week in Review: 1/29-2/5

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Everything comes up "Before Watchmen," "Amazing Spider-Man" teasers invade the internet and a whole host of 4-star reviews this week on CBR.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Ninjettes" #1

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "The Ninjettes" #1 by Al Ewing with art by Eman Casallos. Check out the "Jennifer Blood" spin-off February 8.

A Collection of Comic Book Easter Eggs

A Collection of Comic Book Easter Eggs

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines three different examples of in-jokes and references that comic book creators have hidden in their work. Come see the whole collection of classic "Easter Eggs!"

A Collection Mom Forgot to Throw Out

A Collection Mom Forgot to Throw Out

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robot 6's Shelf Porn feature returns with a look at the collection of Victor Liew in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who shows us his spinner racks, Star Wars toys, graphic novels, original art and more.

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REVIEW: "Stormwatch" #6

Sat, February 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda's "Stormwatch" #6 4 stars, saying of Cornell's final issue, "This is how a writer should end his stay on a book."

Axel-In-Charge - 2/3/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 2/3/2012

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief welcomes "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott as the two discuss the ins and outs of the next year of Spidey tales as things build towards Spidey's 50th anniversary.

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REVIEW: "Fatale" #2

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson has kind words for Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #2, giving the Image title 4.5 stars and calling it "prettier and cooler than any single comic has a right to be."

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FIRST LOOK: "Hellboy," "Lobster Johnson," "B.P.R.D." Covers

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive First Look at the covers for "Hellboy" Volume 5, "Lobster Johnson" #5 and "B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: O'Donnell"

EXCL. PREVIEW: John Byrne's

EXCL. PREVIEW: John Byrne's "Next Men: Aftermath" #40

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of John Byrne's "Next Men: Aftermath" #40! The issue hits stores Wednesday, February 8.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Lemire on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Lemire on "Animal Man" #6

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Animal Man" writer Jeff Lemire shared his insights and introspection with CBR's COMMENTARY TRACK, taking us behind the scenes of issue #6 and "Tights," the movie about Buddy Baker's life.

DC Reveals Creative Teams for

DC Reveals Creative Teams for "Deathstoke," "Grifter" & "The Savage Hawkman"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced the writers and artists joining "Deathstroke" writer/artist Rob Liefeld on "Grifter" and "The Savage Hawkman" with a glimpse at Liefeld's new cover art.

UFC Fanboy Fighter Goes for the Title

UFC Fanboy Fighter Goes for the Title

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With his championship bout hitting in a few short weeks, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Benson "Smooth" Henderson spoke with CBR about his love of comics and his run for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.

DC Sweeps Top Ten Comics Sold in January

DC Sweeps Top Ten Comics Sold in January

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

While Marvel edged out DC Comics in dollar share, DC took every spot on Diamond Comic Distributors' Top Ten Comics list for January 2012, with "Justice League" and the Bat-titles leading the way.

Digital Comic Resources:

Digital Comic Resources: "Strangers in Paradise" and Digital "Pearls"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Terry Moore takes "Strangers in Paradise" digital, Viz launches two potentially game-changing manga initiatives and "Pearls Before Swine" creator Alan Gardner redefines digital strip collections.

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REVIEW: "Punisher" #8

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's "Punisher" #8 4.5 stars, calling the series "some of the consistently best stuff that Marvel is putting on the new comics racks."

Hickman Gets Scientific with

Hickman Gets Scientific with "The Manhattan Projects"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Fantastic Four" and "Ultimates" writer Jonathan Hickman spoke to CBR News about his new alt-reality sci-fi series "The Manhattan Projects," his first ongoing at Image Comics.

Spidey's New Suit Revealed in

Spidey's New Suit Revealed in "Ends of the Earth" Teaser

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics wraps its week of "Amazing Spider-Man" teaser images with Spider-Man fully prepped for Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli's "Ends of the Earth" event.

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Discover the secret origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Does it involve Cerebus?! Plus, legends about Ken Griffey and...comic books? And what minor Marvel superhero was nearly Captain Marvel?!

Adam Hughes Reveals Frosty Cover Art for

Adam Hughes Reveals Frosty Cover Art for "Fairest" #3

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Hughes has revealed his Snow Queen-starring cover for the third issue of "Fairest," Vertigo’s upcoming "Fables" spinoff series that will spotlight such female characters as Rapunzel, Snow White and Rose Red.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: A

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: A "Slayer, Interrupted"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Andrew Chambliss joined us for another round of BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9, an in-depth look at the life-changing events of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9" thus far.

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PREVIEW: "The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week" #1

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a preview of its Superbowl Sunday-debuting digital comic "The Avengers: Fury's Big Week" #1. The first issue of the official prequel to the "Avengers" movie is free; later issues are 99 cents.

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TEASER: "Fear" Grips Kirkman and Adlard's "Walking Dead"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new "Walking Dead" teaser hints at a different kind of horror set to befall the characters of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's ongoing Image Comics zombie epic.

Comics A.M. - 30 Years of Diamond; Angoulême Memories

Comics A.M. - 30 Years of Diamond; Angoulême Memories

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Comic Distributors marks its 30th anniversary! Stan Sakai and Chris Pitzer on Angoulême International Comics Festival! Dark Horse's Mike Richardson to give ComicsPRO keynote! Plus much more!

Robinson Takes Vandal Savage To

Robinson Takes Vandal Savage To "DCU Presents"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "The Shade" and the upcoming "Earth 2" reinvents another DC Comics Golden Age villain with an FBI thriller in "DC Universe Presents" as James Robinson writes Vandal Savage for Bernard Chang.

Joe Keatinge Goes For The

Joe Keatinge Goes For The "Glory"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics PR guru turned writer Joe Keatinge discusses taking over "Glory" and creating his own superhero universe in "Hell Yeah" with exclusive art from "Hell Yeah" artist Andre Szymanowicz.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Thu, February 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Captain America" #8, "Deadpool" #50, "Scarlet Spider" #2, "X-Men" #24 and many more.

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Angel & Faith," "King Conan" & More

Thu, February 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive advance looks at new comics hitting stores Wednesday, February 29, including "Angel & Faith" #7, "Usagi Yojimbo" #144 and more.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brubaker on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brubaker on "Winter Soldier" #1

Thu, February 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice launched "Winter Soldier," examining the shadowy black-ops of Bucky Barnes. Brubaker joined CBR to examine "Winter Soldier" #1 to explain the direction of the series.

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