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Liefeld joins

Liefeld joins "Deathstroke," "Savage Hawkman" & "Grifter"

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following the cancellation of "Hawk and Dove," DC Comics announced Rob Liefeld will begin writing and illustrating "Deathstroke" and plotting "Grifter" and "The Savage Hawkman" in May.

CBR Forums' Top 50 Comics of 2011

CBR Forums' Top 50 Comics of 2011

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

All week long, CBR mod Brandon Hanvey has been tallying and posting the results of our forum members' votes for their Top 50 Comics of 2011, and today, the final ten have been announced!

EXCLUSIVE: Image Comics Solicitations for April, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Image Comics Solicitations for April, 2012

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at April's solicitations, featuring the debut of "America's Got Powers" and Jonathan Hickman's "Secret," the latest from "Fatale," "Saga" and more.

Is

Is "Justice League" #5 DC Comics' First New 52 Late Shipper?

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

According to Diamond Comics' shipping lists for the next two weeks, "Justice League" #5, originally set to hit stores January 18, no longer has a release date. ROBOT 6 has details.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Lord of the Jungle" #1

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Lord of the Jungle" #1. Edgar Rice Burroughs' most famous creation returns January 18 in a specially priced $1.00 debut issue.

Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey on

Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey on "Thunderbolts" Past and Present

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Wrapping up a week of press conference calls announcing new series and storylines, Marvel put Jeff Parker and artist Declan Shalvey front and center to shed some light on the upcoming "Thunderbolts vs. Thunderbolts."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superpup, Cerebus & Sabretooth

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superpup, Cerebus & Sabretooth

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, prepare yourself for the bizarre awesomeness that is - the "Adventures of Superpup!" Plus, legends involving Chris Claremont, Dave Sim, Cabretooth and John Byrne!

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EXCLUSIVE: "America's Got Powers" Does Double Duty In April

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The new Image series from Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch will ship both its first and second issue this April with variants from Dave Gibbons and Leinil Yu. CBR has the exclusive "America's Got Powers" scoop.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "The Shade" #4

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives James Robonson's "The Shade" #4 5 stars, calling the Darwyn Cooke/J. Bone-illustrated issue "a real gem..if only all comics were this good."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fatale" #2

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Fatale" #2 by the "Criminal" & "Incognito" team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. The epic horror noir continues February 1st.

Marvel Teases Original Thunderbolts Reunion

Marvel Teases Original Thunderbolts Reunion

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of today's Next Big Thing live call, Marvel has released a teaser image featuring Baron Zemo flanked by Moonstone and Meteorite as illustrated by original "Thunderbolts" artist Mark Bagley.

Vertigo's

Vertigo's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" GN Slated for November Release

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Vertigo's graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by writer Denise Mina and artist Leonardo Manco will be released in November 2012 with a cover by Lee Bermejo.

Liu & Perkins Characterize Their

Liu & Perkins Characterize Their "Astonishing X-Men" Run

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with incoming "Astonishing X-Men" writer Marjorie Liu and artist Mike Perkins about the characters in their run, plus exclusive character designs by Perkins.

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Allie Talks Buffy's Big Changes

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Allie Talks Buffy's Big Changes

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #5 featured a huge turning point in Buffy's life. Editor Scott Allie spoke exclusively with CBR News about this issue's events and the coming repercussions.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/12/2012

Tilting at Windmills - 1/12/2012

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs takes a look at the end-of-year sales charts and wonders openly about Marvel's backlist and the continuing problems he and other retailers have in keeping the publisher's collections in stock.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 18, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale January 18, 2012

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Daredevil" #8, "Generation Hope" #15, "Moon Knight" #9, "Venom" #12 and more.

Shelf Life - 1/12/2012

Shelf Life - 1/12/2012

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz kicks off 2012 by examining the sticky situation of branding, and whether creators are helped or hindered by their ability to deliver work across multiple genres.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing 2011's Sales, Trends

The Mayo Report: Analyzing 2011's Sales, Trends

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo gets into specific details about 2011's sales numbers, analyzing trends, measuring the impact of DC Comics' September relaunch and highlighting issues facing the direct market in 2012.

China Miéville Revives

China Miéville Revives "Dial H" for DC Comics

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Speaking exclusively with CBR, award-winning novelist China Miéville discussed "Dial H," teasing details about the opening arc, the book's role in the DCU and the significance of the dials in the New 52.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Dark Horse Presents" #8

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Dark Horse Presents" #8 featuring new "Beasts of Burden" and "B.P.R.D." stories and the debut of Brian Wood's "The Massive."

Greg Rucka and Mark Waid bring

Greg Rucka and Mark Waid bring "The Omega Effect"

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The latest in Marvel's series of Next Big Thing live press conference calls brought "Avenging Spider-Man," "Daredevil" and "Punisher" together for a major crossover called "The Omega Effect" written by Greg Rucka and Mark Waid.

The Buy Pile - 1/12/2012

The Buy Pile - 1/12/2012

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Spies and space travel, betrayal and blasters, it's a good week to love comic books even though Barbara Gordon's "miracle" smacks of midi-chlorians and Norman Osborn's got jokes.

Top 1000 Comics, Trades of 2011

Top 1000 Comics, Trades of 2011

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo returns with complete charts for the top 1000 selling comics and trades through Diamond Comics for 2011, with DC ruling the top ten but Marvel leading the overall market.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off "Nemesis 2" & "Hit-Girl"

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

2012 holds sequels and prequels for some of Mark Millar's biggest hits as the writer shares a look at the next phase of uber-villain Nemesis and the secret history of Hit-Girl's final mission with loads of exclusive art.

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REVIEW: "Wolverine & the X-Men" #4

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "Wolverine and the X-Men" #4 4.5 stars, saying, "[it's to] Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw's credit that [the issue] not only works, but that it's a pure joy to read."

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Avengers" #21, "Uncanny X-Men" #5

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents exclusive advance looks at Brian Bendis and Daniel Acuña's "Avengers" #21 and Kieron Gillen and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men" #5, in stores January 18!

The Line It Is Drawn - Paging Doctor Who

The Line It Is Drawn - Paging Doctor Who

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists draw your suggestions of team-ups between comic book and Doctor Who characters. Captain America and two Doctors, Amy Pond comes to Gotham and more!

Webs, Skull and Torn Daredevil Cowl Tease Marvel's Latest Next Big Thing

Webs, Skull and Torn Daredevil Cowl Tease Marvel's Latest Next Big Thing

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an intriguing teaser image featuring webs, a skull and the torn mask of Daredevil, Marvel Comics prepares fans for its Next Big Thing live press conference call later today.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Welcomes Back

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Welcomes Back "Batman Incorporated" In May

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Batman group editor Mike Marts spoke exclusively with CBR News about the return of Grant Morrison's "Batman Incorporated" and how it fits into the still-new DC Comics.

Bob Harras on DC Comics' New 52

Bob Harras on DC Comics' New 52 "Second Wave"

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras talks moving forward with the six new titles in the "Second Wave" of the New 52 and the six cancelled books from the initial launch.

Comics A.M. - How Digital Changed Geoff Johns' Approach to Writing

Comics A.M. - How Digital Changed Geoff Johns' Approach to Writing

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns on re-evaluating the medium for digital display! Marvel's backlist problem! Washington City Paper axes comic strips -- again! Houston welcomes "The Scarlet Spider"! Plus more!

Ted Naifeh's

Ted Naifeh's "Courtney Crumrin" Goes Color and Ongoing

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ted Naifeh spoke with CBR about the upcoming full-color hardcover edition of "Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things" and the new ongoing "Courtney Crumrin" series coming in April.

DC Comics Cancels Six Titles, Announces Six New Ongoings

DC Comics Cancels Six Titles, Announces Six New Ongoings

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In April, six of DC Comics' New 52 series will publish their final issues, followed by six new series launching in May, including Grant Morrison's "Batman Inc.," James Robinson's "Earth 2" and China Miéville's "Dial H."

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Quitely Create

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Quitely Create "Jupiter's Children"

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The superhero epic Mark Millar calls "my Star Wars" has a name as superstar artist Frank Quitely shares the first image from "Jupiter's Children."

Cullen Bunn on

Cullen Bunn on "Captain America & Hawkeye"

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's week of Next Big Thing press conference calls continued with the announcement of "Captain America & Hawkeye" CBR News was on hand with series writer Cullen Bunn for all the major details.

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REVIEW: "Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand" #1

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan Lindsay gives "Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand" #1 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tonci Zonjic 4 stars, saying, "with quality this good, you should definitely be supporting this book."

COMMENTARY TRACK: Jay Faerber on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Jay Faerber on "Near Death"

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jay Faerber joins us for a COMMENTARY TRACK covering the first four issues of his Image Comics ongoing series "Near Death," in which a a former assassin turns over a new leaf after realizing he's going to Hell.

Diamond Releases 2011's Top 500 Comics, Trades

Diamond Releases 2011's Top 500 Comics, Trades

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel was the number one publisher for 2011, but DC Comics' "Justice League" and Image's "Walking Dead" topped the sales charts for comics and trades, respectively.

Dynamite Launches

Dynamite Launches "Bionic Woman" Ongoing in March

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jaime Sommers comes to Dynamite in the "The Bionic Woman" ongoing series written by Paul Tobin. The series debuts in March and features art by Leno Carvalho with a Paul Renaud cover.

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for April, 2012

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for April, 2012

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has released solicitation information and images for items shipping in April, 2012, including the latest "Buffy," "Angel & Faith," "The Goon," "Groo Vs. Conan" and more!

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