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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!

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

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.

5-STAR REVIEW:

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.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

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!

Mignola Transforms The Vampires of

Mignola Transforms The Vampires of "B.P.R.D."

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

As part of a new slate of comics from the "B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth" setting, Mike Mignola is tapping new writers, artists and ideas to bring vampires close to Hellboy in "The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell" while eying Abe Sapien.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/23/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/23/2012

Wed, May 23rd, 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.

Who is DC's New Gay Character?

Who is DC's New Gay Character?

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics announcement of the reveal of an established, iconic character as gay this June igniting debate and conjecture across the web, CBR weighs in with our theories on who may be coming out in the New 52.

Pipeline - 5/22/2012

Pipeline - 5/22/2012

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As Augie reminds himself of why he doesn't venture out into comic book message boards anymore, he ponders the idea of applying modern coloring techniques to older comics.

X-POSITION: Victor Gischler Bids

X-POSITION: Victor Gischler Bids "X-Men" Farewell

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Departing "X-Men" writer Victor Gischler answers reader questions in his final X-POSITION, including the timely topic of who would win in a fight between Cyclops and Captain America! Plus, exclusive art!

EXCLUSIVE: ChrisCross Covers

EXCLUSIVE: ChrisCross Covers "New Crusaders" #2

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive look at the second chapter of its digital-first "New Crusaders" series as well as the debut of ChrisCross' variant cover for issue #2's print edition!

KAPOW: Jimmy Carr Interviews

KAPOW: Jimmy Carr Interviews "CLiNT"'s Frankie Boyle

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Two of the UK's biggest comedians, Frankie Boyle and Jimmy Carr, enjoyed a chat at Kapow Comic Convention about "Rex Royd," insane British children's comics and a strong dislike of Tony Stark.

KAPOW 2012: An Audience With Warren Ellis

KAPOW 2012: An Audience With Warren Ellis

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

During the course of his Kapow Comic Convention panel, Warren Ellis spoke on comics boredom, going digital, his upcoming novel "Gun Machine" and co-writing with Joss Whedon.

Alonso, Liu & Perkins Invite You To An

Alonso, Liu & Perkins Invite You To An "Astonishing" Wedding

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Marvel EIC Axel Alonso and "Astonishing X-Men" creators Marjorie Liu & Mike Perkins about the history making proposal in #50 and the wedding of the year that follows in #51.

Comics A.M. - Marvel Answers Frustrated Mom's Call For Help

Comics A.M. - Marvel Answers Frustrated Mom's Call For Help

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel, and Hawkeye, lend a hand! Jody LeHeup joins Valiant! Brian Michael Bendis interviews Greg Rucka! Roger Langridge talks about his decision not to work for Marvel or DC! Plus more!

IDW Publishing Solicitations for August, 2012

IDW Publishing Solicitations for August, 2012

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in August 2012 including the latest from "Danger Girl/.I. Joe," "Locke & Key," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and more.

DC's New Gay Character:

DC's New Gay Character: "Major," "Iconic" - And Apparently Male

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following up on Co-Publisher Dan DiDio's comments over the weekend, DC Comics has stated that a major, iconic male character will be outed in June, which happens to be LGBT Pride Month.

EXCLUSIVE: Waid Writes the (Other) Avengers in

EXCLUSIVE: Waid Writes the (Other) Avengers in "Steed & Mrs. Peel"

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid spoke with CBR about what fans new and old can expect when he, Caleb Monroe and Steve Bryant bring back the original "Avengers" in BOOM! Studios' August-launching "Steed & Mrs. Peel."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Justice League," "AvX," "Dancer"

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, the CBR Reviews Staff looked at over 20 new releases including "Justice League" #9, "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #4, "Dancer" #1 and more!

When Words Collide - 5/21/2012

When Words Collide - 5/21/2012

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim concludes his talk with hot new artist Aaron Kuder as they discuss the importance of background details, the challenge of the Legion and a beloved superhero swine who just might appear by the end of the summer.

Kapow 2012: DC's New 52 Switches Things Up

Kapow 2012: DC's New 52 Switches Things Up

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio, Bob Wayne, Ian Churchill & Scott Snyder discuss DC Comics' New 52 one year later, dropping hints and revealing that one straight character pre-New 52 will now be gay.

READ THE FULL ISSUE:

READ THE FULL ISSUE: "The Hypernaturals" FCBD Issue

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents the full FCBD issue of "The Hypernaturals" by creators Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Brad Walker and Tom Derrenick. Read it before issue #1 debuts in July!

When We First Met - Comic Book Hangouts

When We First Met - Comic Book Hangouts

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest of CSBG's series spotlighting comic book firsts, see the first appearances of three famous comic book hangouts from the pages of Archie Comics, "Amazing Spider-Man" and X-Men!

KAPOW 2012: Marvel's

KAPOW 2012: Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" Panel

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Quesada, CB Cebulski and Kieron Gillen discuss Marvel's current crossover event, displaying exclusive art from future issues and reacting to the Agent Coulson/Vision rumours in the wake of "The Avengers."

DC Comics To Re-Introduce Established Character As Gay

DC Comics To Re-Introduce Established Character As Gay

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Less than a year after Dan DiDio indicated DC Comics wouldn’t alter the sexual orientations of existing characters in the New 52, the co-publisher revealed at the Kapow! Comic Convention that the position has changed.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Marvel's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Marvel's "Civil War" Novel

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive excerpt, writer Stuart Moore offers up a new prose take on the best-selling "Civil War" comic as first-time Avenger Spider-Man sees the devastation in Stamford, CT and weighs life as a single superhero.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Conan the Barbarian" #4

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives "Conan the Barbarian" #4 by Brian Wood and James Harren 4 stars calling the series "the perfect example of how to make great comics."

CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Dan Slott's

CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Dan Slott's "Amazing" Spider-Man Plans

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott discusses all things "Amazing Spider-Man" with CBR TV, from Spidey's new found penchant for variety in his wardrobe to traveling to the "Ends of the Earth" to battle Doc Ock's sinister plans and the big issue #700!

Kapow 2012: Millarworld

Kapow 2012: Millarworld

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely and Nacho Vigalondo discuss Millarworld projects, going curse-free for "Jupiter's Children," Frank Miller's secret identity and a "Supercrooks" dream cast at Kapow Comic Convention.

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