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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Dellec" #6

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

Aspen Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of "Dellec" #6, the final chapter of the action-adventure series' first volume. The issue hits stores September 14.

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REVIEW: "Batgirl" #1

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

Greg McElhatton gives "Batgirl" #1 3.5 stars, saying of Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf's re-introduction of Barbara Gordon to the Bat-family, "strong enough to make me want to read a second issue."

Archie Plans Its Digital Future

Archie Plans Its Digital Future

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

With a long-standing day-and-date policy, a wide range of platforms and digital-only exclusives, Archie Comics is on top of the digital comics game as CEO Jon Goldwater waits for the full promise to pay off.

J. Scott Campbell Covers

J. Scott Campbell Covers "The Infinite"

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

Image Comics has announced that J. Scott Campbell will provide a variant cover for the third issue of Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld's series "The Infinite," in stores in early October.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men: Schism" #5

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

Marvel has released an advance look at "X-Men: Schism" #5, the final chapter before Regenesis begins. The issue, by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert, hits stores on October 5.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #669

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

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Amazing Spider-Man" #669, the latest chapter in the Spider-Island saga by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos! The issue hits September 14.

The Buy Pile - 9/8/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/8/2011

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

It means "winning" when Virgil Hawkins and Casanova Quinn come back to light up your life even while David Zavimbi and Barbara Gordon disappoint in a week with big ideas vying for the spotlight.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself" #6

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

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive first look at "Fear Itself" #6. The penultimate issue of Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's event series hits stores September 14.

Marvel Teases Sibling Rivalry in

Marvel Teases Sibling Rivalry in "Alpha Flight"

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

Marvel Comics promises some explosive sibling rivalry in today's teaser for the newly ongoing "Alpha Flight" series from Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Dale Eaglesham.

The Line It Is Drawn - Super Villain Team-Up

The Line It Is Drawn - Super Villain Team-Up

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

This week, our artists drew your suggestions for offbeat super-villain team-ups. Trickster and Batroc versus Chuck Norris! Catwoman and Sabretooth have a tea party with Hello Kitty! Plus, more!

Ross, Edwards Celebrate

Ross, Edwards Celebrate "Turf" Collection, Discuss Potential Adaptation

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

Creators Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards celebrated the hardcover collection of "Turf" at a signing in London where they teased a sequel, discussed the possibility of a movie adaptation and more.

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Jeff Smith on

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Jeff Smith on "Bone," "RASL" & More

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

Jeff Smith spoke with CBR TV about twenty years of "Bone," the research and pseudo-science of "RASL," "The Monster Society of Evil" part two and much more.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Justice League" #1 Second Printing Allocated, Pushed Back

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

Retailers to receive 32 percent of their orders for second printing of "Justice League" #1! Artist Dave Hoover passes away. Michael Chabon on his new superhero children's book! Plus much more!

Marvel Unveils Cyclops' Full Roster

Marvel Unveils Cyclops' Full Roster

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

Marvel has finally un-silhouetted all of the teased mutants siding with Cyclops in the post-Schism X-Universe, revealing a team that includes at least one more surprise alliance.

Parker Walks the Line Between Heroism and Villainy in

Parker Walks the Line Between Heroism and Villainy in "Thunderbolts"

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

The cast of Marvel's "Thunderbolts" have split into two factions: one team has escaped into the past while the rest are dedicated to finding their fugitive comrades. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the book.

"Swamp Thing" Envelops Yanick Paquette

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Swamp Thing" artist Yanick Paquette spoke with CBR News about his and Scott Snyder's resurrection of the DC Universe's avatar of the Green, the book's horror roots and more.

New 52 Pickup - Week 2: Animal, Super & Bat-men

New 52 Pickup - Week 2: Animal, Super & Bat-men

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Sunu weighs in on the first full week of DC Comics' New 52 releases, cutting two titles outright from his pull list while three more find themselves sitting on the fence.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives Tony Daniel's "Detective Comics" #1 4 stars saying, "Daniel has brought his A-Game to 'Detective Comics,' and it's most definitely paid off."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Moon Knight" #6

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents and exclusive advance look at Brian Michael bendis and Alex Maleev's "Moon Knight" #6. The Fist of Konshu's battle for Los Angeles continues in October!

DC Comics Releases Van Sciver's

DC Comics Releases Van Sciver's "Action Comics" #2 Variant

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the first issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1 hitting stands today, DC Comics has released Ethan Van Sciver's variant cover for the second issue.

CSBG's Top DC & Marvel Character Countdown Continues

CSBG's Top DC & Marvel Character Countdown Continues

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We're roughly a third of the way into the countdown of your 100 favorite DC and Marvel characters of all-time! Come see who's made the list so far!

Nguyen and Co. Offer New Shades in

Nguyen and Co. Offer New Shades in "Carbon Grey Origins"

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creator Hoang Nguyen fleshes out his alternate-history universe with Khari Evans, Pop Mhan & others in "Carbon Grey Origins" from Image Comics.

COMMITTED: Male Super Heroes as Sex Objects

COMMITTED: Male Super Heroes as Sex Objects

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Sonia Harris turns the tables on the usual sexual objectification debate and discusses the growing trend of women viewing male super heroes as hearthrobs.

Wolverine Takes on Guardian in

Wolverine Takes on Guardian in "Alpha Flight"

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics celebrates the recent announcement that "Alpha Flight" has graduated to ongoing series status by siccing Avenger/X-Men Wolverine on Guardian in issue #5.

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives the new "Swamp Thing" #1 4.5 stars, calling Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's opening chapter of the new life of Alec Holland "an interesting take...disturbing and unnerving."

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