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Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Donkey Kong & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Donkey Kong & More

Fri, July 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Was Donkey Kong originally a Popeye game? Did a decimal error really lead to Popeye using spinach for strength? And what's the link between Terry Austin and Popeye?

Larry Young on the Return of First Comics

Larry Young on the Return of First Comics

Fri, July 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Larry Young spoke with ROBOT 6 about the coming rebirth of '80s comics publisher First Comics as revealed yesterday in the release of Comic-Con International's Thursday panel schedule.

Hawkins Talks Top Cow

Hawkins Talks Top Cow

Fri, July 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow's President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Hawkins spoke with CBR about their place in the industry, keeping their universe managable and what fans can expect from the Cow at Comic-Con International.

Marvel Teases

Marvel Teases "Epic" Loeb-McGuinness Reunion

Fri, July 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an especially enigmatic teaser this morning promoting a new project from the "Hulk" and "Superman/Batman" team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness to be announced at CCI.

Marvel Comics On Sale July 13, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale July 13, 2011

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Captain America" #1, "Ghost Rider" #1, "Mystery Men" #3, "Ultimate Fallout" #1 and more.

Rucka Pulls

Rucka Pulls "Punisher" Into the Marvel U

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning writer Greg Rucka tells CBR first about how Frank Castle does and doesn't fit in the Marvel Universe and the conflicts that creates for him, the mob and the Avengers.

Kazu Kibuisihi Takes a Final

Kazu Kibuisihi Takes a Final "Flight"

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the final volume on sale this week, CBR News spoke with the cartoonist about editing the influential, long running anthology, plus details on his Scholastic series "Amulet."

Kirkman, Liefeld Tease

Kirkman, Liefeld Tease "Infinite" Possibilities

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has released a teaser for Robert Kirkman and Rob Lifeld's "The Infinite," asking a question about the main character Bowen's time traveling motivation.

Sony Discontinues PSP Digital Comic Service

Sony Discontinues PSP Digital Comic Service

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Sony's portable digital comic readers are finding out that the company has announced plans to discontinue their store and service as of this week.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "FF" #6

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "FF" #6 by Jonathan Hickman and Greg Tocchini. Black Bolt returns from the grave next week!

The Line It Is Drawn: You'd Never Think You'd See...

The Line It Is Drawn: You'd Never Think You'd See...

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Hulk reading a book! Professor X using a comb! Charlie Brown kicking the football! This week, our artists draw your suggestions for things you'd never think you'd see!

DC Comics Releases Comic-Con International Schedule

DC Comics Releases Comic-Con International Schedule

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With Comic-Con International just around the corner, DC Comics has released its schedule for the show with heavy emphasis on the coming 52 September relaunch. ROBOT 6 has the full schedule.

The Buy Pile - 7/7/2011

The Buy Pile - 7/7/2011

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Everything will be fine as Thomas Wayne and a short-skirted bodyguard lead the week's purchases, joining Gail Simone's masterpiece while crossovers from the Big Two flail around aimlessly.

Joe Casey Reinvents

Joe Casey Reinvents "Haunt"

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Slated to take over writing chores on "Haunt" with #19, Joe Casey spoke with CBR News about what makes the brothers Kilgore tick and what he's got planned for the Image Comics title.

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REVIEWS: "Fear Itself" #4, "Flashpoint" #3

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It was a big week for comic book releases, and CBR reviewer Doug Zawisza weighs in with his thoughts on "Fear Itself" #4 and "Flashpoint" #3!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "New Avengers" #14

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at "New Avengers" #14 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato. "Fear Itself" pits teammate against teammates next week!

Comics A.M. - ICv2 Conference Returns to San Diego; Surviving CCI

Comics A.M. - ICv2 Conference Returns to San Diego; Surviving CCI

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ICv2's Comics, Media, and Digital Conference set for July 20! Comic-Con releases floor map and exhibitor list! Tips on surviving the convention! Jim Shooter talks "G.I. Joe"! Brandon Graham talks collaboration, world-building!

CBR TV @ WC 2011: Francis Manapul on Artistic Growth, Cultural Heritage & More

CBR TV @ WC 2011: Francis Manapul on Artistic Growth, Cultural Heritage & More

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"The Flash" writer and artist Francis Manapul spoke with CBR TV about expanding his world on a creative level, his experience working with Geoff Johns, making the jump from artist to writer and more.

"Savage Dragon" to Resurrect Osama bin Laden

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Erik Larsen will bring al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden back to life as a giant green monster bent on destroying America in October's "Savage Dragon" #177. ROBOT 6 has details.

X-POSITION: Daniel Way on

X-POSITION: Daniel Way on "Deadpool," "Astonishing X-Men"

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of two X-books, Daniel Way discusses monsters, art, pop culture and Deadpool's rules for being a successful mercenary. You don't wanna miss this!

Where The Hell Am I - 7/6/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 7/6/2011

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jason kicks things into interview mode this week as he has a conversation with "The Sixth Gun" creator Cullen Bunn about his recent transition into the world of full-time freelance comic book writing.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Killing Yourself To Live

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Killing Yourself To Live

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In one of the strangest, most shocking issues of the hit Image series yet, writer Nick Spencer takes CBR's Morning Glory Days inside the topsy turvy dream world of Jade from hangings to apocalyptic landscapes in "Morning Glories" #10.

Marvel Teases Epic Brawl in

Marvel Teases Epic Brawl in "Fear Itself" #5

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a new pair of teasers for "Fear Itself" #5 promising one of the biggest throwdowns the Marvel Universe has ever seen as Hulk, Thing and Thor collide!

Women, Comics & Superheroes

Women, Comics & Superheroes

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson reflects on recent conversations about the lack of female creators working in comics, focusing on the superhero genre, what publishers could learn from shonen manga and more.

Fawkes Employs 18 Characters to Create

Fawkes Employs 18 Characters to Create "One Soul"

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Ray Fawkes discusses "One Soul," his wildly ambitious Oni Press graphic novel detailing the lives of 18 people throughout history, from birth to death.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Kirkman & Liefeld's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Kirkman & Liefeld's "The Infinite" #1

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld's "The Infinite" #1!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Lady Mechanika" #2

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Aspen Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the second issue of Joe Benitez's "Lady Mechanika" featuring covers by Benitez and Alé Garza. The issue hits July 13.

CBR TV @ WC 2011: James Robinson on Justice League, Alex Toth, The Shade & More

CBR TV @ WC 2011: James Robinson on Justice League, Alex Toth, The Shade & More

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson spoke with CBR TV about his current Eclipso storyline in "JLA," plans for his 12-issue Shade series, creating an all new character for the Flashpoint universe and much more.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger" #1

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger" #1 by the creative team of Nick Spencer and Emma Rios, on sale August 24.

Comics A.M. - DC's

Comics A.M. - DC's "Flashpoint"-"New 52" Link; Borders Warns Off Investors

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC says "Flashpoint" lays the foundation for September relaunch! In wake of opening bid, bankrupt Borders warns investors against buying stock! Steve Bissette, Tom Neely, Jillian Tamaki and more!

Niles'

Niles' "30 Days of Night" Ongoing Announced

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

IDW has announced a new, ongoing "30 Days of Night" series by creator Steve Niles and artist Sam Keith, the opening arc of which debuts in October and shifts venues from Alaska to Los Angeles.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 7/6/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 7/6/2011

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | 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 Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite and more!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Jonah Hex," "Superboy"

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents exclusive previews of the Jeff Lemire-written "Superboy" #9 and "Jonah Hex" #69 illustrated by Lemire and written by the team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Lobdell Gets Angsty with

Lobdell Gets Angsty with "Teen Titans" & "Superboy"

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Scott Lobdell discusses about his relaunched "Teen Titans" and "Superboy" series for DC Comics, as well as his views on modern comic book storytelling.

Pipeline - 7/5/2011

Pipeline - 7/5/2011

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie focuses in on DC Comics' relaunch once more, reviews Image's "Shinku" and "Rodd Racer" and looks at iTunes' comics sales charts.

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EXCLUSIVE: "Batman: Gates of Gotham" #4 Variant

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive look at Dustin Nguyen's variant cover for "Batman: Gates of Gotham" #4, Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins look at the history of the Dark Knight's city.

When Words Collide - 7/5/2011

When Words Collide - 7/5/2011

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim comes back from some time away with the New Mutants to share the life lessons he takes from the 100 issues of the original series, by the likes of Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz and Rob Liefeld.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Hellboy: The Fury" #2

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's "Hellboy: The Fury" #2, in stores July 13.

Captain Marvel (Variant) Covers

Captain Marvel (Variant) Covers "Flashpoint" #4

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released Rags Morales' variant cover for the August 3 shipping "Flashpoint" #4 featuring the alternate reality's version of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family.

Talking Comics with Jimmy Palmiotti

Talking Comics with Jimmy Palmiotti

Tue, July 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with Jimmy Palmiotti about the writer's upcoming "Trailblazer" one-shot from Image Comics, his and Justin Gray's run on "Jonah Hex," the DC Comics Relaunch and more.

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