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McMillian and Nocenti Raise a Glass of

McMillian and Nocenti Raise a Glass of "True Blood"

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following three successful miniseries, IDW launches an ongoing "True Blood" series in May. CBR spoke with co-writers Ann Nocenti and Michael McMillian about the undying series.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 29, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale February 29, 2012

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man," #680 "Six Guns," #5 "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #7 and more.

Shelf Life - 2/23/2012

Shelf Life - 2/23/2012

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Prompted by Lego destruction, Ron Marz examines the challenge of playing with someone else's toys when doing work-for-hire, and the balance between reverence and innovation.

Spidey In Mysterio's Grasp For New

Spidey In Mysterio's Grasp For New "Ends of the Earth" Teaser

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man's rotation in the hands of the Sinister Six continues with a Mysterio "Ends of the Earth" teaser image by Gabrielle Dell'Otto.

Zircher & Brevoort Deliver a

Zircher & Brevoort Deliver a "Shock to the System" in "Captain America"

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Patrick Zircher joins writer Ed Brubaker in May for a new arc of "Captain America." CBR spoke with him and editor Tom Brevoort about the arc featuring Cap hunting for a murderer.

Indiana Pacers Forward Danny Granger Builds a Batcave

Indiana Pacers Forward Danny Granger Builds a Batcave

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Pacers' small forward Danny Granger began building a hidden cave under his Albuquerque, New Mexico home in 2009 with the intention to turn it into a Batcave inspired by the original film starring Michael Keaton.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "FF" #15

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "FF" #15. Guest starring Power Pack with covers by Mike Choi and original "Pack" artist June Brigman, the issue hits February 29.

The Buy Pile - 2/23/2012

The Buy Pile - 2/23/2012

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A quartet of comics jumped from the world of question marks to find their way home, with political tension with heavy metal, fishy things from the New 52, Hawkeye pushed too far before demons and plenty of drama.

The Secret History of Spider-Man's Parents

The Secret History of Spider-Man's Parents

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man is a household name, but what about his parents? With trailers for "The Amazing Spider-Man" hinting at ab expanded role in Spidey's origins, CBR examines the mysterious history of Mary and Richard Parker.

Introducing Archie's

Introducing Archie's "New Crusaders": The Shield

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a series on Archie's digital-first "New Crusaders," we explore the origins, powers and outlook of the original patriotic hero The Shield, reborn under the guidance of writer Ian Flynn and the Red Circle brain trust.

Dan Brereton Takes

Dan Brereton Takes "Vampirella" to "The Red Room"

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Nocturnals" creator Dan Brereton sits down with CBR News to discuss his upcoming "Vampirella" miniseries, "The Red Room," on sale in March from Dynamite Entertainment.

UPDATE: Arcana Acquires Part of Bluewater Fiction Library

UPDATE: Arcana Acquires Part of Bluewater Fiction Library

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Arcana Studios has acquired the rights to part of Bluewater Productions' library of fiction titles, including "10th Muse," "Legend of Isis," "Judo Girl" and more.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers" #23

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuña's "Avengers" #23. Featuring a cover by Renato Guedes, the issue crashes into stores February 29.

The Line It Is Drawn - We Will Rock You!

The Line It Is Drawn - We Will Rock You!

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Check out our gallery of reader-suggestion drawings consisting of comic book characters mashed-up with famous music albums, including Hellboy with Iron Maiden and AC/DC and Zatanna taking Alice Cooper's place!

Chris Weston on

Chris Weston on "The Twelve," "2000 AD" and Creator-Owned Plans

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"The Twelve" artist Chris Weston joins ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant for a Q&A on his current and past work in comics, movies and more.

Comics A.M. - Michael George Denied Retrial; DC to Close Forums

Comics A.M. - Michael George Denied Retrial; DC to Close Forums

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Judge denies retrial for Michael George! DC Comics to overhaul website, shut down message board! Protesters throw eggs at Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks! Plus much more!

CHEW ON THIS: Batter Up & Buttercup

CHEW ON THIS: Batter Up & Buttercup

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" writer John Layman is back on CBR to discuss the most recent, most brutal chapter of the "Major League Chew" arc, from Tony's captive torture to Colby's new Lion partner Buttercup and more.

Fraction Brings Things into Concordance in

Fraction Brings Things into Concordance in "Defenders"

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Matt Fraction has plunged the "Defenders" into an ancient mystery at the heart of the Marvel Universe, and CBR News spoke with him about the opening arc and his future plans. Plus, exclusive preview pages.

Spider-Man Faces Electro in Shocking

Spider-Man Faces Electro in Shocking "Ends of the Earth" Teaser Image

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spidey fights a losing battle against Electro in Marvel's newest Gabrielle Dell'Otto teaser for new "Amazing Spider-Man" arc "Ends of the Earth" written by Dan Slott with art by Stefano Caselli.

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Wolverine and...Justin Timberlake?

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Wolverine and...Justin Timberlake?

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest collection of in-jokes and hidden references see Justin Timberlake and N'Sync appear in "Wolverine!" Plus, Howard Chaykin's "American Flagg's" musical sound effects!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "American Vampire" #24

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "American Vampire" #24 4.5 stars, saying, "[Scott] Snyder breathes life into these characters, but [Rafael] Albuquerque teaches them how to walk, run and dance."

Marvel Promotes

Marvel Promotes "Ultimate Spider-Man" Cartoon with FCBD Comic

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics is promoting the debut of "Ultimate Spider-Man" on Disney XD with a "screen capture comic" to be released on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2012.

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant Launches Pullbox Variant Program

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant Launches Pullbox Variant Program

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first word on Valiant Comics' new Pullbox Exclusive Variants, a program the publisher hopes will strengthen the bond between retailers and customers. Plus, an exclusive look at new pages from "X-O Manowar" #1!

Comics A.M. - Not-Guilty Pleas in Death of Elderly Comic Collector

Comics A.M. - Not-Guilty Pleas in Death of Elderly Comic Collector

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Seven defendants plead not guilty to federal charges in comic collector's death. This weekend, it's Image Expo! Could attendees pay a "Comic-Con" tax? Reports from Indian Comic Con! Plus much more!

IDW Publishing Solicitations for May, 2012

IDW Publishing Solicitations for May, 2012

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in May 2012 including "Ghostbusters," "Transformers," "G.I. Joe," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and more.

X-POSITION: Gischler on

X-POSITION: Gischler on "X-Men" Vampires and Roster Rotation

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"X-Men" writer Victor Gischler answers questions on roster changes, vampires and all things Jubilee in the latest round of X-POSITION. Plus exclusive art!

Pipeline - 2/21/2012

Pipeline - 2/21/2012

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Augie surveys the state of con sketches today and has a hard time recommending artists remain complacent, saying it's not Chicken Little; it's good business practice. Plus, coloring and lettering tips!

She Has No Head: No, It's Not Equal

She Has No Head: No, It's Not Equal

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Kelly Thompson examines the depictions of women in comic books and explains why she feels the objectification of women is different from the portrayal of men in comics.

Spidey Battles Doc Ock in Dell'Otto's New

Spidey Battles Doc Ock in Dell'Otto's New "Ends of the Earth" Teaser Image

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a new teaser by Gabrielle Dell'Otto featuring Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man locked in combat for Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli's "Ends of the Earth" event beginning in "Amazing Spider-Man" #682.

Krul & Arcudi Prepare for

Krul & Arcudi Prepare for "G.I. Combat"

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"The War That Time Forgot" writer J.T. Krul and "Haunted Tank" scribe John Arcudi spoke with CBR News about their contributions to DC Comics' May-launching "G.I. Combat" anthology series.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Goon" #38

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Goon" #38. Creator Eric Powell revels the secret history of the Goon's Aunt Kizzie, the Iron Maiden, on March 7!

Jim McCann

Jim McCann "Minds the Gap"

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with Eisner-winning writer Jim McCann about "Mind the Gap," his upcoming foray into the world of ongoing creator-owned comics with artist Rodin Esquejo at Image Comics.

DC Reveals First Look at Frank's

DC Reveals First Look at Frank's "Justice League" #7 Variant

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a teaser image by Gary Frank for "Justice League" #7 written by Geoff Johns with art by Gene Ha featuring a shift from the past to the present.

Daniel's

Daniel's "Detective Comics" Joins "Night of the Owls"

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Despite statements to the contrary, "Detective Comics" #9 written by Tony S. Daniel with art by Daniel and Sandru Florea will be a part of the massive Bat-family "Night of the Owls" crossover in May.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for May, 2012

Marvel Comics Solicitations for May, 2012

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released its full solicitation information and cover art for titles shipping in May, 2012, including "Avengers Vs. X-Men," a new Marvel Zombies series, "Hulk Smash" and more.

Talking Comics with Kagan McCloud

Talking Comics with Kagan McCloud

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Infinite Kung Fu" creator Kagan McCloud about the critical acclaim McCloud has experienced upon the publication of his ten-year project and what he plans to do for a follow-up.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Order of the Stick" and the $1M Kickstarter Model

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

What makes some Kickstarter drives so successful? A survey of the editorial cartooning landscape! Do trademark rights mean copyrights never really expire? Plus much more!

UPDATE: DC Releases Jim Lee, Ivan Reis' Covers for

UPDATE: DC Releases Jim Lee, Ivan Reis' Covers for "Justice League" #6

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the final chapter of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's first arc hitting stores next week, DC Comics has revealed Lee's cover for "Justice League" #6, featuring a seemingly victorious Darkseid, and Ivan Reis' variant.

EXCLUSIVE: Image Comics Solicitations for May, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Image Comics Solicitations for May, 2012

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at May's solicitations, featuring solicit text and previews of "Mind the Gap," "Grim Leaper," "Epic Kill" and more.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/22/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/22/2012

Tue, February 21st, 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.

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