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When We First Met: Superhero Headquarters Edition

When We First Met: Superhero Headquarters Edition

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week in CSBG's spotlight on the first appearances of pieces of comic book lore, we look at the debut of the Legion Clubhouse, the Justice League Satellite and the Fantastic Four's Baxter Building!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Dancer" #2, "Invincible" #92

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive previews for Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim's "Secret" #2 and the first issue of "Creator-Owned Heroes" by Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon!

EXCLUSIVE: Hardman & Bechko Take Classic

EXCLUSIVE: Hardman & Bechko Take Classic "Planet of the Apes" Ongoing

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writers of BOOM!'s "movie era" "Planet of the Apes" comics go monthly in September, and Gabriel Hardman and Corrinna Bechko discuss getting their stinking paws on the world with Alex Ross in tow.

Platt Resurrects Sabretooth in

Platt Resurrects Sabretooth in "Wolverine" #310 Sketch Variant

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Stephen Platt's sketch variant cover for "Wolverine" #310 by Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi, opening the return of Sabretooth for "Sabretooth Reborn" on July 4.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Ryan K. Lindsay gives DC's digital-first "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1 by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire 5 stars, calling the introductory issue "extremely good and definitely memorable."

DC Cancels Three Titles After September's #0 Issues

DC Cancels Three Titles After September's #0 Issues

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Captain Atom," "Resurrection Man" and "Voodoo" will end with their September-releasing #0 issues, joining "Justice League International" in DC Comics’ second wave of New 52 cancellations. ROBOT 6 has the details.

"Green Lantern" #0 To Bring Arab Green Lantern to the DCU?

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released its Green Lantern group solicits featuring a new Green Lantern sporting an arabic tattoo, who was featured in the publisher's Free Comic Book Day 2012 issue.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Digital Rankings Lead May Sales Discussion

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Digital Rankings Lead May Sales Discussion

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss the surprises held in the May sales numbers for print and digital, "Animal Man's" hit status, the grand scheme of digital comics and Zero Month planning.

Covers of the Week -- June 6

Covers of the Week -- June 6

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Ali Baba relaxes, Nick Fury … doesn't, Polaris, Siryn and Wolfsbane hit the road, Nite Owl holds the key, and Jonathan Hickman gives us a hand. Or at least part of a finger.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel AR Translates Russian To English In

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel AR Translates Russian To English In "AVX: VS" #3

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Nick Lowe gives CBR an exclusive look behind the scenes of Marvel's latest Augmented Reality application which allows readers to follow Black Widow and Magik's banter in English and Russian "AVX: VS" #3.

UPDATED: AvX Stands Tall,

UPDATED: AvX Stands Tall, "Batman Inc" Opens Big In May Sales Rankings

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's mega AvX event grew in its performance while DC's "Batman Inc." debuted as a top ten finisher in the May, 2012 sales rankings with orders topping 100K. UPDATED with the Top 300 Comics rankings.

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 13

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 13

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, June 13, including "Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist" #5, "Vampirella" #18 and more.

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Why DC doesn't play to change its collections policy! Why piracy isn't the same as borrowing comics from a library! What New 52 titles might be on the chopping block! Plus much more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: King Arthur Joins

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: King Arthur Joins "Demon Knights" #10

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Paul Cornell and Diogenes Neves' "Demon Knights" #10, guest starring King Arthur! The issue goes on sale June 13.

The Speed of Fandom

The Speed of Fandom

Sun, June 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robot 6's Carla Hoffman wonders, "Can being a fan actually hamper you in enjoying the object of your own affection?" as she considers recent comments by Gail Simone and recent issues of Hulk.

"Is Ice a Goddess?" and More Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sun, June 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas that were abandoned and then explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, a look at the shifting origin of Justice League International's Ice.

CSBG's Nevett, Cronin Review

CSBG's Nevett, Cronin Review "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

Sun, June 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett kick off their new "Before Watchmen" joint-review column with a look at Darwyn Cooke's Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "KISS" #1

Sat, June 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Chris Ryall and Jamal Igle's "KISS" #1, the June 13-debuting all-new ongoing title starring the iconic, face-painted rock group.

"That Time Evil Angel Beat Up Iron Man" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Sat, June 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, the ORIGINAL "Avengers vs. X-Men" story, as Angel of the X-Men turns evil due to radiation and beats up Iron Man.

Alan Scott and Readers Through the Ages

Alan Scott and Readers Through the Ages

Sat, June 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the history and role of Alan Scott in the DC universe in light of the announcement that Earth 2's Green Lantern is gay.

Axel-In-Charge - 6/8/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 6/8/2012

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso digs into two hot topics - the "AvX" revelation of the "Phoenix Five" and the talk of readership outreach sparked by an article in the Wall Street Journal.

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REVIEW: "Harbinger" #1

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives "Harbinger" #1 4 stars saying the Valiant relaunch by Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans "brings something very smart and cool to the table" of superhero comics.

Lemire Makes Batman His Own in

Lemire Makes Batman His Own in "Legends of the Dark Knight"

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Jeff Lemire discusses his work with "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof on DC Comics' digital-first Batman comic, "Legends of the Dark Knight," sharing insight into their take on Gotham City's protector.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - J. Jonah Jameson, Dave Sim &

Comic Book Legends Revealed - J. Jonah Jameson, Dave Sim & "Fables"

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, learn whether the Black Cat was nearly killed early in her career - by J. Jonah Jameson!? Plus, a decade before Asterix, see Uderzo's art on "Captain Marvel Jr."! Plus, a legend about Dave Sim and "Fables!"

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REVIEW: "Creator Owned Heroes" #1

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives "Creator Owned Heroes" #1 4 stars saying the inaugural creator-owned initiative by Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray is "inspiring and exciting."

Loeb & Bianchi On

Loeb & Bianchi On "Sabretooth Reborn"

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi teased the latest details on their return to Marvel Comics' "Wolverine" with "Sabretooth Reborn" and the introduction of a brand new character to Wolverine's world.

Comics A.M. - New York Comic Con Three-Day Tickets Go On Sale

Comics A.M. - New York Comic Con Three-Day Tickets Go On Sale

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Three-day tickets go on sale for New York Comic Con! Christian comics publisher pledges no gay characters! A.J. Lieberman talks "Harvest!" Teenage inmates collaborate on graphic novel! Plus more!

DC's September Debuts Will Push Its Line Past 52 (At Least For Now)

DC's September Debuts Will Push Its Line Past 52 (At Least For Now)

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the addition in September of "Talon," "Sword of Sorcery, "The Phantom Stranger" and "Team Seven," DC Comics' core line will at least temporarily expand beyond its 52-title goal.

DiDio Reveals New 52 Zero-Issues in Sept. Plus Four New Series

DiDio Reveals New 52 Zero-Issues in Sept. Plus Four New Series

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics celebrates one year of the New 52 in September with "Zero Month," featuring origin #0 issues & new series starring the Phantom Stranger, Amethyst, Team Seven & "Night of the Owls" spinoff "Talon," Dan DiDio tells CBR.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 13, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale June 13, 2012

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "AvX: VS" #3, "Fantastic Four" #607, "Spider-Men" #1, "X-Men" #30, and many more.

Walt Simonson Spans DC History In

Walt Simonson Spans DC History In "The Judas Coin"

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Walter Simonson discusses his upcoming time-spanning DC Comics original graphic novel "The Judas Coin," his foray into manga and other art styles, and more.

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REVIEW: "Earth 2" #2

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Earth 2" #2 4 stars saying James Robinson and Nicola Scott "celebrate the building of the world, giving both long-term and new readers just cause and ample opportunity to join in along the way."

PREVIEW: Fraction & McKelvie's

PREVIEW: Fraction & McKelvie's "Defenders" #8

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Jamie McKelvie's interior pages for "The Defenders" #8 written by Matt Fraction. The Defenders' face-off against the Prince of Orphans begins July 11.

Rebranded iVerse Focuses on Growing Comics Audience

Rebranded iVerse Focuses on Growing Comics Audience

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In rebranding its ComicsPlus app, iVerse continues to focus on expanding the comics market by bringing in new readers and offering creators new opportunities. CEO Michael Murphy discusses the company's plans.

"Avengers Assemble" May Replace Disney XD's "Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes"

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new report indicates that Disney XD’s "Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes" will be canceled following its current season, to be replaced by "Avengers Assemble." SPINOFF has details.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Remender & Noto's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Remender & Noto's "Uncanny X-Force" #26

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Uncanny X-Force" #26, written by Rick Remender with art by Phil Noto. Meet the Omegas Wednesday, June 13.

The Buy Pile - 6/7/2012

The Buy Pile - 6/7/2012

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A lot of books, starring the Justice League to the Defenders, really tried to tank the week, but "Journey into Mystery" and another Bill Willingham-led all-star performance on "Fairest" saved the day.

The Strange Tale of Ray Bradbury and EC Comics

The Strange Tale of Ray Bradbury and EC Comics

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In this classic installment of Comic Book Legends revealed, learn the clever way the late Ray Bradbury handled EC Comics publishing unlicensed adaptations of his stories during the 1950s.

Palmiotti & Gray Go Pulp with

Palmiotti & Gray Go Pulp with "Phantom Lady"

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti spoke to CBR News about their new DC Comics miniseries "Phantom Lady" and revisiting the Freedom Fighters in the New 52 DC Universe.

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EXCL PREVIEW: "BPRD - Hell On Earth: The Devil's Engine" #2

Thu, June 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's "B.P.R.D. - Hell On Earth: The Devil's Engine" #2, on sale June 20 with art by Tyler Crooks and a Duncan Fegredo cover.

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