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"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.

PREVIEW: Hickman & Coipel's

PREVIEW: Hickman & Coipel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6

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

Marvel has released a first look at Olivier Coipel's interior artwork for "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #6 written by Jonathan Hickman. The battle for the Phoenix Force continues July 4.

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #10

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

Doug Zawisza gives "Swamp Thing" #10 by Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla 4.5 stars, saying Francavilla's art "takes control of Snyder's story and makes it his own."

Original

Original "Static" Co-Writer Robert Washington III Passes Away

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

Writer Robert L. Washington III, who with Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon introduced Static in 1993, passed away Wednesday at the age of 47 at Mount Sinai Queens in New York City after suffering multiple heart attacks.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Bendis & Bagley's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Bendis & Bagley's "Avengers Assemble" #4

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

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley's "Avengers Assemble" #4 Thanos throws down the (Infinity?) gauntlet on June 13!

The Line It Is Drawn - Cross-Company Team-Ups

The Line It Is Drawn - Cross-Company Team-Ups

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

In our latest reader-suggested gallery, our artists drew cross-company team-ups. Alan Scott meets Northstar (Twice!)! Archie Meets Vampirella! Hellboy Meets Hellblazer! Casper the Friendly Ghost Meets Deadman!

Comics A.M. - Alan Moore's

Comics A.M. - Alan Moore's "Neonomicon" Challenged in South Carolina

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

South Carolina library temporarily pulls Alan Moore's "Neonomicon" following challenge! Darwyn Cooke on why he agreed to "Before Watchmen"! In the kitchen with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction! Plus more!

Archie Execs Settle Bitter, Bizarre Legal Battle

Archie Execs Settle Bitter, Bizarre Legal Battle

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

The legal feud for control of Archie Comics has ended with a settlement restoring Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit to her position at the company, though co-founder John L. Goldwater's grandaughters have criticized the confidential deal.

EXCLUSIVE: Wear

EXCLUSIVE: Wear "The Walking Dead" On Your Wrist(watch)

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

CBR has the exclusive debut of Vannen Watches' new "Walkers 2.0" wrist watch autographed by Robert Kirkman's and featuring the undead "Walking Dead" art of Charlie Adlard. The watches go on sale online Friday.

How Comics Are Becoming Jazz

How Comics Are Becoming Jazz

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

One fan of two American art forms shares with CBR his take on why comics are becoming jazz from the "standards" of Superman and Batman to the idea of creators as musicians.

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REVIEW: "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

CBR Reviewer Greg McElhatton tackles the creative output of DC's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen," and decides Darwyn Cooke's first issue will "turn out to be one of the top-tier comics in the bunch."

DeConnick Flies High with

DeConnick Flies High with "Captain Marvel" & "Avenging Spider-Man"

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

We spoke with Kelly Sue DeConnick about Carol Danvers who soars into the spotlight this July as the title character of Marvel's new "Captain Marvel" series as well as being the featured guest star in "Avenging Spider-Man."

Jerwa Does Double Duty With

Jerwa Does Double Duty With "Pantha" & "Vampirella"

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Two of the horror comic pinup girls of the '70s continue their revival at Dynamite under the watch of Brandon Jerwa who promises weirdo superheroes in "Pantha" and major twists for "Vampirella."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Mignola's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Mignola's "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy" #1

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy" #1. The issue, featuring art by Ben Stenbeck, goes on sale June 20.

Ray Bradbury Passes Away at 91

Ray Bradbury Passes Away at 91

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ray Bradbury, award-winning author, screenwriter and science fiction legend, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 91 after a lengthy illness.

Marz Prophiles

Marz Prophiles "Prophecy's" Main Players, From Vampirella To Re-Animator

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Prophecy" architect Ron Marz runs down the cast of Dynamite's company-wide crossover epic, explaining how the worlds of Red Sonja, Vampirella, Sherlock Holmes and the Re-Animator fit together.

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