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REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Ray" #1

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Jamal Igle's "The Ray" #1 4 stars, calling the title "one of the most racially diverse DC books I’ve read in a while now, which is a welcome thing indeed."

Talking Comics With Bob Pendarvis

Talking Comics With Bob Pendarvis

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Former SCAD Professor Bob Pendarvis talks about gender diversity, the all-female anthology "Sugar Ninjas," and his Kickstarter-funded "A Girl Called Ana Teaches Kittens How to Draw."

CSBG: A Month of Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

CSBG: A Month of Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We're examining comic book stories and ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers. Check out the tales that have been featured so far, like Aunt May's death and Ben Reilly being the real Spider-Man!

Fan-Made

Fan-Made "Calvin & Hobbes" Holiday Tribute Video

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Prepare for the holidays with a wonderful fan-made short film called "A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas" that pays homage to those fondly remembered strips and delivers a touching message to their creator.

CBR's Comic Shop Locator

CBR's Comic Shop Locator

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

There's only one shopping week left, so let CBR's constantly updating Comic Shop Locator help find your closest store so you can properly gift your favorite comic-lover this holiday season!

Axel-In-Charge - 12/16/2011

Axel-In-Charge - 12/16/2011

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

For his last full column of 2012, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso looks back at the biggest challenges of his first year on the job and looks forward to how "Avengers Vs. X-Men" will change the whole Marvel line.

Marvel Announces Full Slate of

Marvel Announces Full Slate of "Season One" Wave Two Titles

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released its full slate of second wave "Season One" title, with Hulk, Doctor Strange and Ant-Man's origins receiving the hardcover graphic novel treatment in 2012.

Danny Fingeroth Explores

Danny Fingeroth Explores "The Stan Lee Universe"

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime Marvel writer and editor Danny Fingeroth spoke with CBR News about "The Stan Lee Universe," his and Roy Thomas' new book which takes reader behind the scenes of the life of Stan Lee.

Digital Comic Resources: What's Old is New Again

Digital Comic Resources: What's Old is New Again

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

IDW moves to comiXology, manga creator Ken Akamatsu offers out-of-print manga for free, research shows that people go to bookstores to buy e-books and Eddie Campbell goes digital.

Krul Uncovers the Origin of

Krul Uncovers the Origin of "Captain Atom"

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Captain Atom" delves into the nuclear-powered hero's origin in #7, and CBR spoke with writer J.T. Krul about his reimagined powers in the New 52 and what to expect for the future.

Elliott Serrano Raises a New

Elliott Serrano Raises a New "Army of Darkness"

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The new "Army of Darkness" ongoing series with mutant alien deadites, a female Ash and new evil forces surrounding the Necronomicon hits in February. Writer Elliott Serrano gives CBR News the details.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Iron Eclipse" #1

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives John Ostrander's "Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Iron Eclipse" #1 5 stars, saying "intense fans of the brand will be hearing a John Williams score in their heads" as they read the issue.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Red Sonja & Catwoman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Red Sonja & Catwoman

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, learn about the complicated legal history of Red Sonja and the surprising history of her metal bikini! Also, the strange and amusing story of how "Catwoman's" Holly Robinson was brought back to life!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Jim Henson's Tale of Sand"

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives Ramon Perez's adaptation of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl's "Tale of Sand" screenplay 4.5 stars, saying fans "should study this book if you have any deep interest in comics and their creation."

EXCLUSIVE: Van Lente & Fowler Get Smashtastic in

EXCLUSIVE: Van Lente & Fowler Get Smashtastic in "Hulk: Season One"

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Tom Fowler update the Huk's origin and examine the character's early days in September's "Hulk: Season One" OGN. CBR has the exclusive first word on the project.

Comics A.M. - Wizard Tries to

Comics A.M. - Wizard Tries to "Reach Out"; Image Expo Adds Creators

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Post-Gareb Shamus, Wizard World looks to mend fences! Image Expo adds more creators to February convention lineup! Brian Wood talks "Channel Zero" and "The Massive"! Plus much more!

Elder Gods Meet Steampunk Cybertronians in Dixon's

Elder Gods Meet Steampunk Cybertronians in Dixon's "Infestation 2: Transformers"

Fri, December 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cthulhu rises in turn-of-the-20th-century America, and only the Robots in Disguise can stand against the Old Ones. CBR News spoke with writer Chuck Dixon about IDW's "Infestation 2: Transformers."

Tilting at Windmills - 12/15/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 12/15/2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines the idea that comics can turn the corner and find a greater audience, as well as the problem of "waiting for the trade" from the perspective of retailers and publishers.

Marvel Comics On Sale December 21, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale December 21, 2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Daredevil" #7, "Generation Hope" #15, "Incredible Hulk" #3, "Venom" #11 and more.

Snyder Bites Back in

Snyder Bites Back in "American Vampire's" '50s "Death Race"

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After WWII's vampire war, Scott Snyder prepares "American Vampire" for the 1950s with a teenage Rockabilly Van Helsing testing the cast and teases another miniseries.

Shelf Life - 12/15/2011

Shelf Life - 12/15/2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz opines about the desk at his home office, the comfort it provides, and the many other places he's had to write, as well as why they're all beneficial to the process.

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2012

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2012

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March, 2012, including the debuts of "Saga," "Bloodstrike," "Hell Yeah" and more.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost" #3

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Star Wars: Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost" #3 by Mike Richardson and Paul Gulacy. The issue hits December 28.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Uncanny X-Force" #18 with Rick Remender

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In this installment of CBR's COMMENTARY TRACK, writer Rick Remender joins us for some insight into the key scenes of the epic final chapter of the latest "Uncanny X-Force" arc, "The Dark Angel Saga."

The Buy Pile - 12/15/2011

The Buy Pile - 12/15/2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A shocker win this week as Dark Horse delivers a "Star Wars" comic so good it practically Force chokes you, the holiday spirit holds sway over Asgard and to all, a good night.

Longtime

Longtime "Teen Titans" Artist Eduardo Barreto Has Died

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Eduardo Barreto, best known by fans for his work on DC Comics' "The New Teen Titans," has passed away at age 57. Updated 1:40 p.m. PT

Jason Aaron Wraps Up His

Jason Aaron Wraps Up His "Wolverine" Run

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel tops off a week of press conference calls with Jason Aaron discussing upcoming events in Wolverine's life, beginning with issue #300 which kicks off Aaron's final arc on the title.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Avengers," "Fantastic Four"

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents exclusive advance looks at Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuña's "Avengers" #20 and Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's "Fantastic Four" #601!

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator  Joe Simon

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator Joe Simon

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has learned that Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America and a wealth of other characters, comics and genres, has died leaving behind a legacy as a writer, artist, editor and historian from his 98 years. [UPDATED]

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Batwoman" #4

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's "Batwoman" #4 5 stars, calling the DC Comics series "the best one at the company."

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Force" #18

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Uncanny X-Force" #18 5 stars calling Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña's "Dark Angel Saga" finale "the most singularly brilliant and affecting issue of anything I’ve read in a long time."

Comics A.M. - More on Occupy Comics; New 52's Relative Rankings

Comics A.M. - More on Occupy Comics; New 52's Relative Rankings

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Pizzolo talks Occupy Comics! Looking at the relative positions of DC's New 52 titles! DC backs off digital debuts! Jim Zubkavich on writing "Skullkickers"! Ramon Perez on adapting Jim Henson's "Tale of Sand"! Plus more!

CSBG's 2011 Comics Advent Calendar

CSBG's 2011 Comics Advent Calendar

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Celebrate this winter's Christmas holiday with COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's annual Comics Advent Calendar!

TRADE WAITING: Carey & Gross on

TRADE WAITING: Carey & Gross on "Unwritten" Vol. 4 and Beyond

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Carey and Peter Gross discuss the fourth collection of "The Unwritten," the goal of the title's new .5 issues and what lies ahead for Tom Taylor and his pals.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tomasi On Damian, Dogs &

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tomasi On Damian, Dogs & "Batman And Robin"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Peter Tomasi spoke with THE BAT SIGNAL about NoBody's past, digs into his approach to writing Damian Wayne and outlined his take on "Batman and Robin" in DC Comics' New 52.

Sowa Reflects on Poland, Politics and Pain in

Sowa Reflects on Poland, Politics and Pain in "Marzi"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Marzi" creator and writer Marzena Sowa spoke to CBR News about her graphic novel autobiography, the fallout from Chernobyl, and growing up in the last days of Communist Poland.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness' "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1 4 stars, calling the first chapter of Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" prelude series "big, loud and most importantly, fun."

David Lapham Returns to

David Lapham Returns to "Age of Apocalypse"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel continues its week of revelations with its newest book spinning out of the pages of "Uncanny X-Force." CBR News was on hand with writer David Lapham for all the upcoming details.

Marz and Seeley are the Bearers of the

Marz and Seeley are the Bearers of the "Witchblade"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Ron Marz and Tim Seeley team up to discuss the building blocks of "Witchblade" with CBR, dealing with the cheesecake tag and building the Top Cow Universe while sharing exclusive pages from issue #150

Barbiere and Radl Don

Barbiere and Radl Don "White Suits"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Up-and-coming creators Frank J. Barbiere and Luke Radl spoke with CBR about "The White Suits," their gritty crime drama set in 1980s Moscow kicking off in April's "Dark Horse Presents" #11.

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