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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.

IDW Moves from iVerse to comiXology, Goes Same Day Digital

IDW Moves from iVerse to comiXology, Goes Same Day Digital

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

IDW Publishing announces the expansion of its partnership with comiXology and same-day digital across their entire library of titles.

Sam Humphries Prepares a

Sam Humphries Prepares a "Sacrifice"

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

Sam Humphries, whose self-published "Our Love is Real" was a breakout hit, returns with the six-issue Aztec adventure, "Sacrifice." CBR spoke with Humphries about the series and DIY comics.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Strain" #1

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

Ryan Lindsay gives the first chapter of David Lapham and Mike Huddleston's adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" 3.5 stars, describing it as "cerebral horror with a dark, beastly side."

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Heroes Solicitations for March, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Heroes Solicitations for March, 2012

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

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive advance look at its March 2012 solicitations for the Marvel Heroes corner of the MU, featuring "Captain America," "Winter Soldier," "Hulk" and more.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Stuck in the Middle" to Remain in School Library

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

Committee recommends "Stuck in the Middle" remain in Maine middle-school library following complaint! A look at the new Comic Reader! Interviews with Jack Davis, Larry Gonick and Nathan Schreiber! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #5

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

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Angel and Faith" #5 featuring the return of Harmony! Christos Gage is joined by guest artist Phil Noto on Wednesday, December 28.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/14/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/14/2011

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

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 90 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite, Archie, Archaia and more.

Pipeline - 12/13/2011

Pipeline - 12/13/2011

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie has an idea that would keep comic prices down, promote regular creative teams and save publishing companies money. Also, a look back at Rob Liefeld's first issues of "New Mutants."

X-POSITION: Pak's

X-POSITION: Pak's "Astonishing X-Men" Brings Back Storm's Mohawk

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week "Astonishing X-Men" scribe Greg Pak answers CBR reader emails ranging from Storm's hairstyle to Phoenix Eggs and more. Plus exclusive art!

Jim Lee Brings Justice League to Free Comic Book Day T-Shirt

Jim Lee Brings Justice League to Free Comic Book Day T-Shirt

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment and Diamond Book Distributors pull back the curtain on Jim Lee's "Justice League" t-shirt design for Free Comic Book Day 2012 with an homage image to a classic piece of JLA art.

Comic Studies: Dave Sim and Seth

Comic Studies: Dave Sim and Seth

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Laura Sneddon returns to wrap her first semester of Comic Studies, taking a look at the very different works of Seth and Dave Sim in "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" and "Cerebus."

Slott Takes Spidey to the

Slott Takes Spidey to the "Ends of the Earth"

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel continues its week of reveals with Dan Slott's "Ends of the Earth" storyarc for "Amazing Spider-Man's" 50th Anniversary. CBR News was on hand for all the details.

Frank Cho Covers

Frank Cho Covers "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #0

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released Frank Cho's cover for March's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #0, Brian Michael Bendis and Cho's prologue to 2012's 12-issue crossover battle between the Marvel Universe's most powerful teams.

Abnett and Lanning Live On in

Abnett and Lanning Live On in "Resurrection Man"

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning spoke with CBR News about reimaging "Resurrection Man" for DC's New 52 and the upcoming trade paperback collection of their 1990s iteration of the series.

Valentino Casts a Shadowline at Image

Valentino Casts a Shadowline at Image

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Image Comics founder and former Image Central Publisher Jim Valentino about the early days of Image, his Shadowline publishing imprint, "Morning Glories" and more.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Andy Kubert's

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Andy Kubert's "Justice League" Variant

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with the exclusive debut of Andy Kubert's variant cover for "Justice League" #4, Kubert's first published work since "Flashpoint" concluded in August.

Sales Estimates for November, 2011 - DC, Marvel Gap Closes

Sales Estimates for November, 2011 - DC, Marvel Gap Closes

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Justice League" remains on top of the sales chart while Marvel increases it's position over October in both units and dollars, significantly closing the gap between it and DC.

Igle Shines a Light on His Past and

Igle Shines a Light on His Past and "The Ray"

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran artist Jamal Igle discusses his life and career in comics with CBR News and offers a behind-the-scenes look at DC Comics' "The Ray" #1, on sale tomorrow.

Comics A.M. - Archie-Valerie Romance Rekindled; Editorial Cartoonist Resigns

Comics A.M. - Archie-Valerie Romance Rekindled; Editorial Cartoonist Resigns

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Valerie returns to Riverdale for "the most romantic story in Archie history"! Editorial cartoonist resigns amid plagiarism accusations! Jim Shooter calls his "Avengers" #200 story "a travesty"! Plus much more!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "The Shade" #3

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview for "The Shade" #3, the latest issue of the critically acclaimed series by James Robinson and Cully Hamner. The issue hits stores December 14 with covers by Tony Harris and Hamner

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review staff looked at over two dozen new releases, weighing in with their thoughts on "Venom" #10, "Hellblazer Annual 2011," "Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes" #2 and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Moon Knight" #8

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's "Moon Knight" #8 receives a 4-star review from Chad Nevett who calls the issue "tight, entertaining...possibly the best of the series to date."

EXCLUSIVE: Brian K. Vaughan Starts His

EXCLUSIVE: Brian K. Vaughan Starts His "Saga"

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Brian K. Vaughan shared an exclusive exclusive four page lettered preview and details about "Saga," his March-debuting Image Comics title written by Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples.

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