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REVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #6

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson weighs in on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #6 and gives the controversial issue 4 stars, saying of Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty's issue it's "a comic to be reckoned with."

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley On Sales, Pricing, DC & More

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley On Sales, Pricing, DC & More

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In part one of an exclusive two-part interview, Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley discusses the company's sales performance in 2011, takes January competition from DC head on, engages questions of pricing, double shipping and more.

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REVIEW: "Severed" #7

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives the final chapter of Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki's "Severed" 4.5 stars, calling the story "terrifying and unsettling...memorable and impressive."

Bendis, Bagley & Brevoort on

Bendis, Bagley & Brevoort on "Avengers Assemble"

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers Assemble" writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Mark Bagley and editor Tom Brevoort gathered together to reveal new details on the upcoming series in a special press conference call.

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Millar Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Millar Pictures "Kindergarten Heroes"

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" is taking his turn at kids books as Mark Millar teams with artist Curtis Tiegs for "Kindergarten Heroes," an early reader picture book focusing on super powered toddlers.

Scott McDaniel Responds to John Rozum's Comments on

Scott McDaniel Responds to John Rozum's Comments on "Static Shock"

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Static Shock" artist Scott McDaniel responds to writer John Rozum's comments on leaving the New 52 title due to creative differences after a handful of issues.

Aquafadas Offers Self-Publishers Digital Publishing Tools

Aquafadas Offers Self-Publishers Digital Publishing Tools

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With ComicComposer, software developer Aquafadas places the power of digital publishing in the hands of indy creators. CBR spoke with the company about what its new program offers publishers of all sizes.

Kirkman on

Kirkman on "Thief of Thieves," "Walking Dead" & Writer's Rooms

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman speaks with CBR about the launch of his new title "Thief of Thieves," Image Expo, "The Walking Dead," and the future of "The Infinite."

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PREVIEW: "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #1

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After months of anticipation, the first look at Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #1 has arrived! Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by John Romita Jr., the issue hits stores in April.

DeFilippis, Weir and Lewis Shout

DeFilippis, Weir and Lewis Shout "Play Ball"

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"New Mutants" and "Frenemy of the State" writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, along with newcomer Jackie Lewis, warm up in "Play Ball," a new graphic novel about sports, school and family.

Comics A.M. - James Sturm on Why He's Boycotting

Comics A.M. - James Sturm on Why He's Boycotting "The Avengers"

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

James Sturm boycotting "The Avengers" movie over Jack Kirby's "raw deal"! Michael Chabon on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's falling out! Jimmy Gownley on taking a break from "Amelia Rules"! Plus much more!

Buffy Makes Controversial Decision in Latest Issue

Buffy Makes Controversial Decision in Latest Issue

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In today's "Buffy: Season 9" #6, the Slayer deals with her pregnancy head on and confronts a topic readers have been debating since last issue’s big revelation: whether Buffy will have an abortion.

Scott Snyder Reintroduces Mr. Freeze In

Scott Snyder Reintroduces Mr. Freeze In "Batman Annual" #1

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the next phase of the New 52 from DC Comics, the relaunch of the publisher's Annuals reintroduces Mr. Freeze with "Batman Annual" #1 by Scott Snyder and Jay Fabok.

EXCLUSIVE: Pichelli's

EXCLUSIVE: Pichelli's "Avengers vs. X-Men" #3 Variant

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Sara Pichelli's variant cover to "Avengers vs. X-Men" #3 written by Ed Brubaker with art by John Romita Jr.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/8/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/8/2012

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

Pipeline - 2/7/2012

Pipeline - 2/7/2012

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week's Pipeline begins with a look at "Joe the Barbarian," a 200-page low-blood sugar attack. Plus, an alternate vision for the comics industry, and what can the Wiggles teach comic creators?

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu Says Farewell to

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu Says Farewell to "X-23," Hello "Astonishing X-Men"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marjorie Liu drops in on X-POSITION to bid farewell to "X-23," pique fan interest in her and Mike Perkins upcoming "Astonishing X-Men" and debut the cover for "Astonishing" #50!

DC Unveils First Look at Burnham's

DC Unveils First Look at Burnham's "Batman Incorporated" #1 Cover

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has revealed a first look at Chris Burnham's cover for "Batman, Incorporated" #1 written by Grant Morrison. The "Second Wave" book hits in May.

Brandon Thomas Explores

Brandon Thomas Explores "Voltron: Year One"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Voltron" ongoing series writer Brandon Thomas speaks to CBR about the origins of Voltron Force and the discovery of the robot lions that willd become the Defender of the Universe.

Garth Ennis Turns Children's Author on Kickstarter

Garth Ennis Turns Children's Author on Kickstarter

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Popular writer of mature readers comics from "Preacher" to "The Boys" Garth Ennis has taken to Kickstarter to fund a children's book, the evolutionary themed "ERF" drawn by Ricky Gervais collaborator Rob Steen.

Scott Allie On Making

Scott Allie On Making "Buffy" Bold

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As "Season 9" of Joss Whedon's franchise continues, Buffy the Vampire Slayer tackles new emotions through her pregnancy, new villains with "zompires" and new mysteries surrounding Spike, Willow and the gang.

Powell Tells the Story of

Powell Tells the Story of "The Silence of Our Friends"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Nate Powell, writer and artist of "Any Empire," discusses illustrating "The Silence of Our Friends," a story set in the racial hotbed of 1960s Houston, Texas, and the mythology-inspired "The Year of the Beasts."

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PREVIEW: "Age of Apocalypse" #1

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at "Age of Apocalypse" #1, David Lapham and Roberto De La Torre's new title. Spinning out of "Uncanny X-Force," the series debuts March 7.

DC Announces Annuals for Lemire's

DC Announces Annuals for Lemire's "Animal Man" and Lobdell's "Teen Titans"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Lobdell's "Teen Titans" and Jeff Lemire's "Animal Man" are the first of DC's New 52 to get the annual issue treatment this May.

Sales Estimates for January 2012 -

Sales Estimates for January 2012 - "Justice League" Remains on Top

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond has released its sales information for January, 2012, and John Mayo has crunched the numbers, with DC Comics continuing its domination of the charts led by a top ten sweep.

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Claremont Kills Wolverine?

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Claremont Kills Wolverine?

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Join CSBG in its examination of in-jokes and hidden references, as a certain Canadian X-Man meets his fate in "Aliens/Predators," Adam Hughes pays homage to his past and Clark and Lois crossing paths with Green Hornet.

Comics A.M. - Is Amazon Planning Its Own Brick-and-Mortar Chain?

Comics A.M. - Is Amazon Planning Its Own Brick-and-Mortar Chain?

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Amazon reportedly opening a store in Seattle to gauge profitability of a chain! Latest volume of "One Piece" gets 4 million-copy first printing! Last days of Toronto's Dragon Lady Comics! Plus much more!

Nocenti Goes Global with

Nocenti Goes Global with "Green Arrow"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Incoming writer Ann Nocenti speaks to CBR News about her opening arc of “Green Arrow,” creating legendary villains and the steampunk influences in “Green Arrow” #8.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Dark Horse Presents," "X-Factor"

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR reviewed nearly twenty new releases last week, including the latest issues of "Dark Horse Presents," "X-Factor," "Men of War," "Fatale," "Uncanny X-Men" and more!

When Words Collide - 2/6/2012

When Words Collide - 2/6/2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim begins a two-part conversation with artist Tom Scioli, discussing formative Masters of the Universe comics, astonishing Jack Kirby tales and the aesthetic origin of the "American Barbarian" creator.

Parker's

Parker's "Thunderbolts" Do the Time Warp

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News Spoke with "Thunderbolts" writer Jeff Parker about the team's trip through time which sees them confront the original villains pretending to be heroes incarnation of the team in April.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Artifacts" #14

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Artifacts" #14, Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic's now-ongoing series. The Top Cow Universe continues to be redefined February 8!

EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

On top of DC Comics' top ten performance in January's print sales, executives John Rood and Bob Wayne share with CBR the top ten digital comics for the month, cover criticisms of DC's success and update "The Shade's" status.

Mike Raicht Terrorizes Cobra in

Mike Raicht Terrorizes Cobra in "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe"

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Stuff of Legend" writer Mike Raicht returns to G.I. Joe for a two-issue "Infestation 2" tie-in miniseries, shipping biweekly in March from IDW. CBR spoke with him about setting Cobra against Lovecraftian gods.

PREVIEW: Hickman's

PREVIEW: Hickman's "Ultimate Comics Ultimates" #7

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a preview of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Ultimate Comic Ultimates" #7. The battle against Reed Richards continues February 29.

The Buy Pile - 2/6/2012

The Buy Pile - 2/6/2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Three comics demanded to be purchased in a winning week heralded by licensed surprises, history from Skywalker Ranch that didn't involve "Red Tails" and Spidey realizing Peter Parker's value.

Covers of the Week -- February 1

Covers of the Week -- February 1

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, a certain wall-crawler tries to turn back time, some angry apes go to war, a revenant seeks cold comfort, a reflection holds the key and a comic nears an explosive end.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Peanuts" #2

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" #2! The issue hits stores Wednesday, February 8.

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 8, 2012

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, February 8, including "The Ninjettes" #1, "Warlord of Mars" #15, "Red Sonja" #63 and more.

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Mon, February 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic sales rise 27.5% over January 2011! British comics artist Mike White passes away. Random House to release "Garfield" collections as e-books! Jeff Parker and Erika Moen on the end of "Bucko"! Plus more!

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