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THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brigid Alverson weighs in on the current crop of comic book projects currently on Kickstarter, from the return of Kaz Kibushi's "Daisy Kutter" to Lea Hernandez's kiddie vampire saga, "The Garlicks" and more.

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics newest gay hero has been grabbing headlines, but Alan Scott's long journey to iconic status has many twists and turns from Mart Nodell's original mystic engineer to his relationship with his gay son Obsidian.

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REVIEW: "Incredible Hulk" #8

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Incredible Hulk" #8 by Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon 4.5 stars saying, "If you've got any interest in the character, now is a good time to start reading."

When Did Spider-Man First Thwip?

When Did Spider-Man First Thwip?

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's explores the comic book debuts of the first time Spider-Man's webshooters went "thwip," the appearance of the spider-tracer and the first time Spidey was called "the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man."

Parks Brings

Parks Brings "Witchblade: Demon Reborn" to Dynamite

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ande Parks spoke to CBR News about Top Cow's "Witchblade" returning to Dynamite Entertainment and the continuation of the original Mark Millar/Jae Lee "Demon" story.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Si Spurrier's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Si Spurrier's "Extermination" #1

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Si Spurrier and Jeffrey Edwards' "Extermination" #1. The series, with a special $1 intro price and an all-star line-up of cover artists, debuts June 6.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Monocyte" #4

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jorge Solis gives "Monocyte" #4 by Menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari 5 stars saying the issue "excels as a worthy endeavor in fantasy storytelling and artwork."

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following the temporary retreat from Facebook by the anti-gay One Million Moms, a pro-gay group - also calling itself One Million Moms - has sprung up the social-media site, hoping to capitalize on the original's absence.

Covers of the Week -- May 30, Plus Cover of the Month

Covers of the Week -- May 30, Plus Cover of the Month

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A return appearance by Loki, Peter Panzerfaust taking a break from the war, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim keeping watch over the city, the world's worst - or best - tailgater, and Hollywoodland's fastest-rising star.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Secret," "Creator-Owned Heroes"

Mon, June 4th, 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!

Comics A.M. Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Justiniano Case

Comics A.M. Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Justiniano Case

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Update in child-pornography case against artist Josue Rivera (aka Justiniano). John Reppion and Leah Moore take polite approach to addressing piracy! The secret of Anime North's success! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 6

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 6

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, June 6, including "Prophecy" #1, "The Boys" #67 and more.

"Before Watchmen" TV Commercial Debuts

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of its 30-second TV commercial for "Before Watchmen" that will debut Tuesday on BBC America, IFC and G4. "Minutemen #1" arrives Wednesday.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #10

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Green Arrow" #10. The stand-alone issue by Ann Nocenti and Oliver Nome lands in stores June 6.

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REVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #10

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Angel & Faith" #10 4.5 stars, calling the issue by Christos Gage and Chris Samnee "the perfect introduction to the comic series."

Aw Yeah,

Aw Yeah, "Superman Family Adventures!"

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

J. Caleb Mozzocco shares seven thoughts on the new kid-friendly Superman title, noting "Would I recommend it? Aw yeah."

"J. Jonah Jameson Goes Insane!" and More Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories that were later explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, a short-lived Spider-Man storyline where J. Jonah Jameson literally goes insane!

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Andrew Chambliss

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Andrew Chambliss

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Buffy" writer Andrew Chambliss joins CBR for another SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.

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REVIEW: "Animal Man Annual" #1

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Animal Man Annual" #1 4 stars, calling the annual issue by Jeff Lemire and Timothy Green II "a perfect case of a comic that both stands on its own as well as fits well into the greater picture of the series."

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robot 6's Brigid Alverson speaks to Rian Hughes about his redesign of the Valiant logo and cover elements for this year's new series including "X-O Manowar," "Harbinger" and more.

One Million Moms Drops Off Facebook After Green Lantern Post Backfires

One Million Moms Drops Off Facebook After Green Lantern Post Backfires

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

One Million Moms abruptly removed its Facebook page after a post warning followers about the reintroduction of Green Lantern Alan Scott as gay was inundated by comments supporting DC Comics.

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan notes the "strange, hypocritical and entirely arbitrary attitude" he has toward the shipping schedules of superhero books versus creator-owned comics. It may be ridiculous.

Behold: The Thanos-Copter!

Behold: The Thanos-Copter!

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With millions of fans around the world awaiting the next appearance of Thanos in the Marvel Avengers film franchise, spend your time marveling at the greatest moment in Thanos' history, the debut of...the Thanos-Copter!

Axel-In-Charge - 6/1/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 6/1/2012

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Back in action, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso looks at his history of gay heroes at Marvel from "Rawhide Kid" through "Astonishing X-Men's" wedding and hints at new developments in "AvX."

COMMENTARY TRACK: Seeley on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Seeley on "Witchblade: Rebirth"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the first TPB of his ongoing run on Top Cow's "Witchblade" hitting shops, Tim Seeley tells CBR what inspired the action of his "Rebirth" arc from Chicago clubs to "Akira" and more.

Who Are CSBG's Greatest Spider-Man Creators of All Time?

Who Are CSBG's Greatest Spider-Man Creators of All Time?

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

You voted and now the results are in! Who is CSBG's greatest Spider-Man writer and greatest Spider-Man artist of all-time?

Arcudi, Mignola Prepare The B.P.R.D. For

Arcudi, Mignola Prepare The B.P.R.D. For "The Return Of The Master"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Arcudi and Mike Mignola discuss "B.P.R.D. - Hell On Earth: The Return Of The Master," artist Tyler Crooks' stepping into Guy Davis' shoes and Cameron Stewart's upcoming "Hell On Earth: Exorcism" one-shot.

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ADVANCE REVIEW: "Spider-Men" #1

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Spider-Men" #1 4.5 stars, calling the inaugural issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli "technically excellent with well-judged pace and tone, it's everything a Spider-Man fan could want."

The Avengers Assembled In Mind-Boggling Charts

The Avengers Assembled In Mind-Boggling Charts

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

New York Times' Data Artist Jer Thorp spoke with CBR about his mind-bogglingly detailed data visualizations which track every issue of Marvel's "Avengers," providing a unique look at the history of the team and title.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Did Donald Duck appear in a comic years before he officially first appeared in a cartoon? Plus, legends about other funny animal comics, including "Bucky O'Hare" and Dave Sim's pitch for "Spider-Ham!"

PREVIEW: Peter Parker & Miles Morales Collide in

PREVIEW: Peter Parker & Miles Morales Collide in "Spider-Men" #2

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a first look at Sara Pichelli's interior art for "Spider-Men" #2 written by Brian Michael Bendis. The Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe continues the crossover June 27.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Garth Ennis'

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Garth Ennis' "The Boys" #67

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents an exclusive, extended preview of "The Boys" #67. The countdown to the final issue continues on June 6 courtesy of Garth Ennis, Russ Braun and Darick Robertson.

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REVIEW: "Superman Family Adventures" #1

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Superman Family Adventures" #1 4 stars, calling the issue by Art Baltazar and Franco "the ultimate example that true all-ages books exist and they are amazing."

Comics A.M. - Ailing Artist Oliver Nome’s Call for Help

Comics A.M. - Ailing Artist Oliver Nome’s Call for Help

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Oliver Nome is selling artwork to pay for brain tumor treatment, The Slate weighs in on the ethics of "Before Watchmen," and similarities between James Ellroy's writing and Brandon Graham's "Prophet" are examined.

Robinson Promises Another Gay Character In

Robinson Promises Another Gay Character In "Earth 2"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With word of Alan Scott's New 52 sexual orientation breaking today, "Earth 2" writer James Robinson has already made it clear Green Lantern won't be the only gay character in his and Nicola Scott's new series.

James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern

James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After hints of an iconic coming out, DC and James Robinson reveal original Green Lantern Alan Scott will be written as a gay hero in the pages of "Earth 2," as the writer shares word of GL's family history and future romance.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 6, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale June 6, 2012

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Defenders" #7, "Hulk" #53, "Invincible Iron Man" #518, "Winter Soldier" #6 and more.

Shelf Life - 5/31/2012

Shelf Life - 5/31/2012

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With this week's release of the final issue of "Magdalena," Ron Marz looks back at the character and her latest series, citing the ups and downs, strengths and weaknesses it had over the past 2 years of publication.

Remender & Bunn Unleash the

Remender & Bunn Unleash the "Savage Six" on "Venom"

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Venom" co-writers Rick Remender & Cullen Bunn's spoke to CBR News about their "Savage Six" story line in which the titular hero is outnumbered by six bloodthirsty villains.

The Line It Is Drawn - Ernie Chan Tribute

The Line It Is Drawn - Ernie Chan Tribute

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the late Ernie Chan, our artists drew your suggestions for Conan drawings, including the Cimmerian starring in his own Hostess fruit pie ad and, of course, his own talk show!

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