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Millar Draws A Line On Digital Distribution

Millar Draws A Line On Digital Distribution

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the release of his latest "Kick-Ass" issue today, Mark Millar is taking a stance against day and date digital comics, and he tells CBR why print first is better for comics and retailers and how the series brings back Hit-Girl.

Familiar Face Returns in

Familiar Face Returns in "Fantastic Four" #600

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel's heavily hyped "Fantastic Four" #600 hitting stores today, the publisher has spilled the beans on some of what fans can expect from longtime FF architect Jonathan Hickman's landmark issue.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 11/23/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 11/23/2011

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite and more.

Taking Stock of Marvel's Monthly Line

Taking Stock of Marvel's Monthly Line

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After a wave of cancellations and changes, CBR News looks at Marvel Comics' monthly lineup as it enters 2012, examining why the cancelled titles were cut to what strategies will shape the future of the Marvel U.

Pipeline - 11/22/2011

Pipeline - 11/22/2011

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie recommends "Reed Gunther," a comic book about a bear-riding cowboy. Also, how to completely misread a press event, why Augie waits for the trade and more digital thoughts.

The Line It Is Drawn Call for Artists

The Line It Is Drawn Call for Artists

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Line it is Drawn is saying goodbye to three of our artists, meaning we need fresh blood! If you're interested in joining the coolest weekly gallery of comic book art around, click and see how you can try out!

X-POSITION: Abnett & Lanning Straddle the

X-POSITION: Abnett & Lanning Straddle the "Schism" in "New Mutants"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the writers of Marvel's "New Mutants," answer your questions about playing both sides of the fence and upcoming guest stars. All this, plus exclusive art.

Lance Briggs Suits Up For Pilot Season With

Lance Briggs Suits Up For Pilot Season With "Seraph"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Lifelong comic book fan and Chicago Bear linebacker Lance Briggs breaks into comics through the 2011 Top Cow Pilot Season program, with some help from writer Phil Hester and artist Jose Luis.

Brandon Seifert Resuscitates

Brandon Seifert Resuscitates "Witch Doctor"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brandon Seifert spoke with CBR News about his and artist Lukas Ketner's original "Witch Doctor" miniseries, the "Resuscitation" one-shot and being discovered by Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint.

CBR TV 2011: Nathan Edmondson on

CBR TV 2011: Nathan Edmondson on "Grifter," "Who is Jake Ellis?" & More

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Nathan Edmondson spoke with CBR TV about his work at DC Comics, introducing Grifter to the new DCU as well as his and artist Tonci Zonjic's plans for more "Who Is Jake Ellis?" comics.

DC & Amazon Deal In Digital And Print

DC & Amazon Deal In Digital And Print

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As DC Comics' offering of digital trades and graphic novels goes live on Kindle Fire, Hank Kanalz explains the benefits of sticking with online giant Amazon from pricing to cross-promotion and what could come next.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Secret Avengers" #20

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at Warren Ellis' next issue of "Secret Avengers," featuring art by Alex Maleev. The Black Widow takes center stage on December 28.

Kieron Gillen Has Sinister Plans for

Kieron Gillen Has Sinister Plans for "Uncanny X-Men"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the "Uncanny X-Men" #1, Cyclops' new Extinction Team of X-Men underwent a baptism of fire as they went up against his old foe Mister Sinister. We spoke with writer Kieron Gillen about his plans for the series.

Comics A.M. - The Case Against, and For, Sales Estimates

Comics A.M. - The Case Against, and For, Sales Estimates

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The problems with, and need for, comics-sales analysis! "Habibi" among finalists for Prix De La Critique! Creators sell art to benefit sick child! Interviews with Alan Moore and Eduardo Risso! Plus more!

Palmiotti & Gray Shed Light On

Palmiotti & Gray Shed Light On "The Ray"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writing duo Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray spoke with CBR News about December's "The Ray" miniseries, including their past with the hero and goals for brand new character Lucien Gates.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Legion of Monsters," "Blue Beetle" & More

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR reviewers gave their thoughts and opinions on over two-dozen new releases, including but not limited to the latest issues of "Blue Beetle," "Mudman," "Venom" and "Nightwing."

Image Comics Announces Image Expo in February

Image Comics Announces Image Expo in February

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics will hold the inaugural Image Expo in Oakland in February, a three-day event featuring signings, panels and more with Robert Kirkman, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and other Image creators, past and present.

When Words Collide - 11/21/2011

When Words Collide - 11/21/2011

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim tackles three big questions on the topics of Genre Avoidance, the Most Overlooked Influential Creator and Darwyn Cooke's Possible "Watchmen" sequel.

Lobdell Builds Up Gay Teen With

Lobdell Builds Up Gay Teen With "Titans" Bunker

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the much discussed, more flamboyant gay teen superhero Bunker debuting this week in DC Comics "Teen Titans" #3, writer Scott Lobdell discusses the metaphorical underpinnings of a series that turns young heroes into outlaws.

Venom Variants Infect Marvel in January

Venom Variants Infect Marvel in January

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In anticipation of February's weekly Venom-themed crossover series, "Venom: Circle of four," Marvel is covering January's releases with Venom variants, including "Secret Avengers, "X-Men" and more.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men" #3

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver's "The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men" #3, in stores November 23.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Severed" #4

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki's "Severed" #4 4.5 stars and says the period horror series is "a phenomenal read."

Comic Studies: Autobiographical Comics and Trauma

Comic Studies: Autobiographical Comics and Trauma

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

For this week's Comic Studies class, Laura Sneddon read and weighs in on the autobiographical "Epileptic" and "Stitches," coming away with very different feelings for both works.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for February, 2012

Marvel Comics Solicitations for February, 2012

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released solicitation information and cover art for titles shipping in February, 2012, including the upcoming "Venom" event, "Winter Soldier," "The Twelve," "Defenders" and more.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "The Ray" #1

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "The Ray" #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Jamal Igle. The series, reimagining the classic character in the New 52, debuts December 14.

CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Terry Moore on

CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Terry Moore on "Rachel Rising," Self-Publishing & More

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Terry Moore spoke with CBR TV at NYCC about the special challenges of self-publishing, his plan to eventually dovetail all of his creator-owned work together, his almost-rock star turn and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Punisher" #5

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "The Punisher" #5 4.5 stars, praising Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto, calling them "the perfect creative team, perfectly suited to this character."

Comics A.M. - Alvin Schwartz Passes Away; Marcos Martin to Exit

Comics A.M. - Alvin Schwartz Passes Away; Marcos Martin to Exit "Daredevil"

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Alvin Schwartz passes away. Mark Waid confirms Marcos Martin is leaving "Daredevil"! "Out" spotlights new Teen Titan Bunker! Texas Library Association names its “2012 Maverick Graphic Novel List"!

Dynamite Comics On Sale November 23, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale November 23, 2011

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, November 23, including "The Last Phantom" #10," "Red Sonja" #59 and more!

More of the Greatest Comic Book Stories Ever Told!

More of the Greatest Comic Book Stories Ever Told!

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG continues their Greatest Stories Ever Told month by revealing your choices for the greatest stories starring Catwoman, Luke Cage and the Martian Manhunter! Plus, the Greatest Neal Adams Stories Ever Told!

Should Heroes Use Lethal Force?

Should Heroes Use Lethal Force?

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Caleb Mozzocco brings up the age-old fan debate, "Should heroes kill?" after reading the latest issues of "Justice League," "Aquaman" and "Green Lantern."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Vescell" #4

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Vescell" #4. Enrique Carrion and John Upchurch's series continues November 23.

Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to former "Incredible Hulk" writer Greg Pak about the influence Bill Mantlo has had on his writing, as well as Pak's efforts to bring attention to Mantlo's heartbreaking health condition.

Do You Prefer Spidey Married or Single?

Do You Prefer Spidey Married or Single?

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the four-year anniversary of Brand New Day soon upon us, CSBG wants to hear your thoughts - do you like Spider-Man single or did you prefer him in wedded bliss?

Marvel Bringing

Marvel Bringing "Daken: Dark Wolverine" To An End

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics today revealed to CBR News that the Rob Williams-penned "Daken: Dark Wolverine" series will be coming to a conclusion, though the specific end date is as yet unknown.

Axel-In-Charge - 11/18/2011

Axel-In-Charge - 11/18/2011

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From digital moves impacting the entire line to strategies behind sister titles like "Venom" and "FF," Axel Alonso expounds on how to make Marvel's supporting cast hit bigger while announcing the coming finale of another series.

Digital Comic Resources -Marvel Season One, Alan Moore & More

Digital Comic Resources -Marvel Season One, Alan Moore & More

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week in digital comics, Marvel ups the download ante with Season One, Top Shelf takes Alan Moore and the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" digital, Viz's "Shonen Jump" leaps into the future and more!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "New Mutants" #35

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early preview of "New Mutants" #35, by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and David Lopez. The search for Blink continues December 21!

Batgirl Joins

Batgirl Joins "Birds of Prey" Full Time

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In next month's "Birds of Prey" #4, former Oracle Barbara Gordon will return to the team he helped start as Duane Swierczynski makes cloak and dagger plans for Batgirl and the rest of the on the run cast.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK:

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: "The Fearless" #7

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine faces off against Crossbones in an exclusive preview of Marvel's January-shipping "The Fearless" #7, featuring art by series co-artist Mark Bagley.

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