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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."

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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.

EXCLUSIVE: iVerse Rebrands ComicsPlus, Expands Publishing Tools

EXCLUSIVE: iVerse Rebrands ComicsPlus, Expands Publishing Tools

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

iVerse Media announces a rebranding of its Comics+ platform as ComicsPlus, bringing new tools, an expanded marketing gameplan and more along with the updated name.

"Astonishing X-Men" Same-Sex Marriage Originally Planned For "Alpha Flight" Says Eaglesham

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

UPDATE: Dale Eaglesham has retracted his earlier statement, explaining that he misunderstood the plans for Northstar's wedding to his boyfriend and that it was never intended to be an "Alpha Flight" storyline.

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To "Batman" #12

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

For a special one-shot coda to "Night of the Owls," writer Scott Snyder taps fan favorite artist Becky Cloonan to draw an electrifying story that will introduce a major new player to the cast of Gotham City characters in "Batman" #12.

The Phoenix Upends The Playing Field In

The Phoenix Upends The Playing Field In "AvX"

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

Marvel makes a splash with this week's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #5 as the series' first act wraps with a Phoenix Force twist, and the spoiler-filled tease gives new perspective on May's "No More Avengers" teaser.

Comics A.M. - Plan to Replace New York's Javits Center Falls Apart

Comics A.M. - Plan to Replace New York's Javits Center Falls Apart

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

Talks break down in bid to build $4 billion convention center! What does DC's Alan Scott announcement say about the state of the publisher, and the industry? How one retailer capitalized on Marvel's "The Avengers"!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Batman Anniversary Extravaganza!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Batman Anniversary Extravaganza!

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

In their latest examination of comic book Easter eggs, CSBG spotlights a single Batman anniversary story that has over thirty easter eggs in one issue!

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Fully Physically Educated

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Fully Physically Educated

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

Before today's "P. E." finale, catch up with Nick Spencer's thoughts on the deadly "Morning Glories" arc from what terrors can make Ike a believer to the tricky nature of Jun's new romance and more.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/6/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/6/2012

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

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Pipeline - 6/5/2012

Pipeline - 6/5/2012

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman" and "Justice League" are two of the most popular New 52 titles from DC Comics. This week, Augie looks at their first collections before weighing in on the latest "Before Watchmen" promotion.

X-POSITION: Christos Gage Remains Neutral in

X-POSITION: Christos Gage Remains Neutral in "AvX" Conflict

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage answers your questions on writing both sides of the AvX conflict, the status of Rogue and Magneto's relationship and "The First X-Men." Plus, exclusive AvX throwdown art from "X-Men Legacy" #269!

PREVIEW: Gerber & Nowlan's

PREVIEW: Gerber & Nowlan's "Infernal Man-Thing" #1

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a preview for "Infernal Man-Thing" #1, the final swamp monster story written by the late Steve Gerber with art by Kevin Nowlan and a cover by Arthur Adams. The issue hits July 4.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Garfield" #2

Tue, June 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Garfield" #2 by Mark Evanier and Gary Barker. The adventures of Jim Davis' famous creation continue June 6.

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