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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.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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."

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

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.

REVIEW:

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!

Comics A.M. - Teen Sentenced in Comics Burglary; Reuben Awards Adds Webcomics

Comics A.M. - Teen Sentenced in Comics Burglary; Reuben Awards Adds Webcomics

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

Teen sentenced to seven years in theft of elderly man's comics collection! Tom Richmond discusses Reuben Awards' new webcomics category! Who shoulders the blame for digital piracy? What makes a good all-ages comic? Plus more!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Spider-Man & Garfield in the 30th Century?

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Spider-Man & Garfield in the 30th Century?

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

CSBG continues its weekly look at comic book Easter eggs, from Spider-Man and Garfield making a cameo in the Legion of Super-Heroes and an unusual name for a gas company in the latest issue of "O.M.A.C."

X-POSITION: Way Kills Deadpool in

X-POSITION: Way Kills Deadpool in "Dead"

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

Do you have questions about "Dead," the upcoming "Deadpool" arc? Writer Daniel Way gives you the answers you're dying for. All this plus loads of exclusive art!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale 1/11/12

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale 1/11/12

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

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 80 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dynamite, BOOM! and more.

IDW Teases Two

IDW Teases Two "Transformers" Series

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing has released promo images for "Transformers: Autocracy," a born-digital series by Flint Dille, Chris Metzen & Livio Ramondelli, and "Transformers: More than Meets The Eye."

Pipeline - 1/10/2012

Pipeline - 1/10/2012

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Augie explains why 2012 will be the year of the creator with Image Comics set to be the publisher of the year. Also, "Rocketeer Adventures" is a great compilation of short stories by top comics talent.

Talking Comics with John Jackson Miller

Talking Comics with John Jackson Miller

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime "Star Wars" writer John Jackson Miller spoke with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea about working on titles in the "Knights of the Old Republic" saga and comic book circulation.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Inside

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Inside "The Secret Service"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar reveals the origins of cooking up the superspy story at the heart of Millarworld's "The Secret Service" with Matthew Vaughn as Dave Gibbons shows off color art from the project in a CBR exclusive.

Sales Estimates for December, 2011 - Marvel Edges Into Top Spot

Sales Estimates for December, 2011 - Marvel Edges Into Top Spot

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel took lead in number of comics sold and total dollar amount in December, edging out DC Comics for the final month of 2011, though DC maintained its hold on the top of the charts with eight of the top ten titles.

Bendis and Simonson Team for

Bendis and Simonson Team for "Avengers"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In Marvel's second press conference call of the week, Brian Michael Bendis and Walter Simonson were on hand to discuss a six-issue arc beginning in "Avengers" #25, part of the "Avengers vs. X-Men" crossover.

Brubaker On Lovecraft,

Brubaker On Lovecraft, "Criminal" and his Femme "Fatale"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker spoke with CBR about his and Sean Phillips' new crime/horror comic, "Fatale," as well as the recent deal to adapt "Criminal" to film.

The Mayo Report: Marvel, DC Comics' December Analysis

The Mayo Report: Marvel, DC Comics' December Analysis

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo digs into at December's sales numbers, which saw Marvel edging out DC Comics in total units sold, while DC topped Marvel in the top 300 titles. As John explains, naming a "winner" is a matter of perspective.

Gage Experiences Hybrid Moments in

Gage Experiences Hybrid Moments in "Avengers Academy"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new campus brings the "Avengers Academy" face to face with new students and a new menace in the form of the monstrous Hybrid. CBR spoke with writer Christos Gage about the book.

Name That Wolverine Artist!

Name That Wolverine Artist!

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD wants you to test your comic art knowledge by trying to identify four different Wolverine artists from a single panel of each of their work with the character!

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Rise By 3M Copies as Average Price Dips

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Rise By 3M Copies as Average Price Dips

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Average price of comics drops by nearly a dime in 2011! Fiona Staples responds to objection to breastfeeding depiction on "Saga" cover! Valiant inks deal with Diamond! Chris Onstad talks burnout and haters! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Joshua Luna's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Joshua Luna's "Whispers" #1

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an extended, nine-page preview of Joshua Luna's "Whispers" #1. The new series from the co-creator of "The Sword" and "Girls" hits January 11.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Animal Man," "Avengers: X-Sanction"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR reviewers opined on over twenty new releases, including "Avengers X-Sanction" #2, "Animal Man" #4, "X-23" #20, "Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes" #3 and more.

When Words Collide - 1/9/2012

When Words Collide - 1/9/2012

Mon, January 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim goes back to the early days of Marvel and provides a close look at the fractured psychology of Daredevil in a series of 'Notes on Being Mike Murdock.

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