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POLL: Who is DC's New Gay Character?

POLL: Who is DC's New Gay Character?

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With speculation running wild about which established DC Comics character will be gay in the New 52, CBR invites you to vote for the most likely candidate. Results will be revealed Monday.

Cornell on New 52 Genre-Expansion, Writing Dark Stories

Cornell on New 52 Genre-Expansion, Writing Dark Stories

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Paul Cornell spoke with CBR News at Kapow Comic Convention about DC Comics' New 52 has allowed non-super hero titles the chance to find success in the marketplace, writing dark subject matter and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Inside

EXCLUSIVE: Inside "Astonishing X-Men's" Northstar Proposal

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Perkins and Marjorie Liu give readers a glimpse inside the most talked about moment of the week with alternate takes on Northstar's proposal to Kyle leading to the buzzed about wedding in "Astonishing X-Men" #51.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "B.P.R.D Hell on Earth: Exorcism" #1

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Eisner Award winners Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart's "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism" #1! The series debuts June 27.

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REVIEW: "Aquaman" #9

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Aquaman" #9 4.5 stars, saying the issue by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado is "a fine slice of what makes this series so very enjoyable, from story to characters to art."

Taylor Gives

Taylor Gives "Star Wars" Villain Darth Maul a "Death Sentence"

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Star Wars: Blood Ties" writer Tom Taylor returns to the galaxy far, far away with "Darth Maul - Death Sentence," set after the Sith Lord's return in "The Clone Wars" animated series. We spoke with Taylor about the series.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Evel Knievel & Captain America

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Evel Knievel & Captain America

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

How did Evel Knievel inadvertently lead to the creation of one of Marvel's goofiest comics of the late 1970s?! Plus, learn the amazing story of how the first issue of that comic was made!

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REVIEW: "Fables" #117

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jorge Solis gives "Fables" #117 4 stars calling the issue by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham "a superbly engaging fantasy adventure" that is "absolutely difficult to put down."

Comics A.M. - Bring Your ID to SDCC; Artist Turned Away at Border

Comics A.M. - Bring Your ID to SDCC; Artist Turned Away at Border

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con cracks down on counterfeit badges, illegal resales! Canadian artist turned away at U.S. border! The state of gay characters in mainstream comics! Plus much more!

THE BAT SIGNAL: Chip Kidd Discusses

THE BAT SIGNAL: Chip Kidd Discusses "Batman: Death by Design"

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Kidd discusses his upcoming graphic novel, "Batman: Death By Design," illustrated by Dave Taylor, which the acclaimed graphic designer describes as the 1930s' Batman movie that was never made.

Scottish Parliament Motion Acknowledges Marvel’s Same-Sex Wedding

Scottish Parliament Motion Acknowledges Marvel’s Same-Sex Wedding

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A motion has been introduced in Scottish Parliament to acknowledge the wedding Northstar and to declare that “same-sex marriage should not be restricted to the world of literature and fantasy."

CBR TV: Bermejo On

CBR TV: Bermejo On "Before Watchmen: Rorschach"

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Lee Bermejo discusses his and Brian Azzarello's "Before Watchmen: Rorschach," from the challenge of telling a story where the lead character's ending is already known to the controversy surrounding the project.

Marvel Comics On Sale May 30, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale May 30, 2012

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "FF" #18, "Incredible Hulk" #8, "Supercrooks" #3, "Wolverine" #307 and many more.

One Million Moms Targets DC, Marvel Over Gay Storylines

One Million Moms Targets DC, Marvel Over Gay Storylines

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The conservative Christian group One Million Moms is calling on DC Comics and Marvel to immediately cancel all plans involving "homosexual superhero characters."

EXCL. PREVIEW: Kidd & Taylor's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Kidd & Taylor's "Batman: Death by Design"

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor's "Batman: Death by Design" hardcover graphic novel, in stores May 30.

The Line It Is Drawn: Jonah Hex Tribute To Tony DeZuinga

The Line It Is Drawn: Jonah Hex Tribute To Tony DeZuinga

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, The Line It is Drawn depicted suggestions for Jonah Hex drawings in tribute to Hex's creator, the late Tony DeZuniga. Jonah and Hellboy, Jonah in Blazing Saddles and much more!

EXCLUSIVE: Williams Saddles Up for

EXCLUSIVE: Williams Saddles Up for "Ichabod Azrael 2: Manhunt"

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Rob Williams spoke to CBR News about the inspiration for his new "2000 AD" serial, a sequel to "The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael" with artists Dom Reardon, plus exclusive art.

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REVIEW: "The Flash" #9

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza give "The Flash" #9 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato 4 stars, calling the interior art by Manapul "stunning, jaw-dropping and beautiful."

Inside The Mind of Thanos, Marvel's Mad Titan

Inside The Mind of Thanos, Marvel's Mad Titan

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Thanos has taken many roles throughout the years, from diabolical villain to unlikely hero. With his recent return to the spotlight in Marvel Studios' "The Avengers," CBR looks inside the twisted mind of the Mad Titan.

The Buy Pile - 5/24/2012

The Buy Pile - 5/24/2012

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's more than giant robots and super-powered punching in a week that featured a dreadlocked Norse god, a child queen gone wrong, politics between magical tribes and Dr. Octopus' ego getting in the way of glory.

DC Unveils Two More Pages From

DC Unveils Two More Pages From "Superman: Earth One" Vol. 2

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

To celebrate its Superman Facebook page surpassing 2 million "likes," DC Comics has revealed two new pages by Shane Davis from the second volume of "Superman: Earth One."

Swierczynski Ressurects

Swierczynski Ressurects "Bloodshot"

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Duane Swierczynski expounds on the July relaunch of Valiant's "Bloodshot," merging his story with previously-established continuity and putting the character through the physical and emotional grinder.

Marvel Capitalizes On Gay Wedding Interest With

Marvel Capitalizes On Gay Wedding Interest With "Astonishing" Variant

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new variant for "Astonishing X-Men" #51 presents the wedding of Northstar and Kyle by Marko Djurdjevic as Marvel Comics takes its promotion to the general public.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Rebel Blood" #3

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jorge Solis gives "Rebel Blood" #3 5 stars, calling the penultimate issue by Alex Link and Riley Rossmo "an incredibly fast read with nonstop blazing horror action."

CSBG's 50 Greatest Spider-Man Creator Countdown Begins

CSBG's 50 Greatest Spider-Man Creator Countdown Begins

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The votes are in and today, COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD begins its countdown of your choices for the 50 greatest Spider-Man writers and artists of all time!

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "X-Men Legacy," "Ultimate Comics Ultimates"

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with exclusive previews of Christos Gage and Rafa Sandoval's "X-Men Legacy" #267 and Jonathan Hickman, Sam Humphries and Luke Ross' "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #11!

Comics A.M. - Phoenix Comicon Kicks Off; Daniel Clowes Talks Digital

Comics A.M. - Phoenix Comicon Kicks Off; Daniel Clowes Talks Digital

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Phoenix Comicon expected to draw 35,000 to 40,000 this weekend! Daniel Clowes on his aversion to digital! Marvel's hiring! Kelly Sue DeConnick talks Captain Marvel! Plus much more!

Jim Lee, Geoff Johns Discuss DC's Gay Icon, Television Adaptations

Jim Lee, Geoff Johns Discuss DC's Gay Icon, Television Adaptations

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At DC Entertainment's "Darkness & Light" charity art event, DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee and CCO Geoff Johns spoke about the publisher's as yet unidentified gay character and the importance of TV for the company.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Batman Incorporated" #1

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Batman Incorporated" #1 5 stars saying the inaugural issue by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham "feels like a gauntlet being thrown, reminding us how to kick off a new series."

Gage Introduces

Gage Introduces "The First X-Men"

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke to writer Christos Gage about "The First X-Men," a 5-issue miniseries debuting in August that examines the earliest battles for mutant rights with legendary artist Neal Adams.

Mat Johnson On Race, The Right Wing &

Mat Johnson On Race, The Right Wing & "Right State"

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mat Johnson spoke to CBR News about his new Vertigo graphic novel, "Right State," about an American militia group's plot to assassinate the second black President.

What's So Special About Marvel's Gay (Mutant) Wedding?

What's So Special About Marvel's Gay (Mutant) Wedding?

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the X-Man known as Northstar his boyfriend in June, Brett White asks, what does Marvel's latest plot development say about modern comics and American culture?

Marvel Bullpen Assembles to Help Mom and Her Hearing-Impaired Son

Marvel Bullpen Assembles to Help Mom and Her Hearing-Impaired Son

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

When a 4-year-old from New Hampshire didn’t want to wear his hearing aid, Hawkeye came to the rescue -- with a lot of help from the Marvel Bullpen. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Peter Weller Voices Batman in Animated

Peter Weller Voices Batman in Animated "Dark Knight Returns"

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Weller and "Modern Family‘s" Ariel Winter headline the voice cast of the DC Comics Premiere Movie "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," the animated adaptation of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson seminal story.

Marvel Reveals Noto's

Marvel Reveals Noto's "Astonishing X-Men" #51 Create Your Own Wedding Variant

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has revealed a new take on the get-a-sketch variant cover for "Astonishing X-Men" #51 where fans can add their own wedding portraits amongst the other many memorable Marvel marriages.

Rob Liefeld Takes Aim At

Rob Liefeld Takes Aim At "Youngblood" #71

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Rob Liefeld explains why he couldn't stay away from his original Image creation as he teams with "Black Swan" writer John McLaughlin and artist Jon Malin for a twisted team in "Youngblood" #71.

KAPOW: Peter Serafinowicz & Jock Team for

KAPOW: Peter Serafinowicz & Jock Team for "Nelson"

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a featured panel at Kapow Convention 2012, British comedian Peter Serafinowicz and "The Losers" artist Jock discussed their new creator-owned comic, "Nelson." CBR has details.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Bloodshot" #1

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive, 7-page preview of "Bloodshot" #1. Duane Swierczynski, Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi resurrect the most dangerous weapon in the world on July 11!

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con to Resell 5,000 One-Day Passes

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con to Resell 5,000 One-Day Passes

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con to resell 5,000 returned or canceled badges! Tom Batiuk, Jon Goldwater and Paige Braddock on tackling gay relationships in comics! Plus, Brian Michael Bendis continues his chat with Greg Rucka!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Marvel's Subliminal Advertising

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Marvel's Subliminal Advertising

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, check out the hidden advertisement in the pages of a Spider-Man comic, John Ostrander pays tribute to C.S. Lewis in the pages of "Martian Manhunter" and the Fantastic Four gives "I Love Lucy" a nod!

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