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Reports are circulating that Peter Jackson is in negotiations to return to Middle Earth once more, replacing Guillermo del Toro as the director on the two-movie adaptation of "The Hobbit." SPINOFF has the details.
Marvel Comics has released an advance preview for "Heroic Age: Prince of Power" #3 by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Reilly Brown with a cover by Carlo Pagulayan. The issue hits stores July 21.
Doug Zawisza called "Justice League: Generation Lost" #4 "the most enticing issue of this series to date," giving the Judd Winick-scripted issue 3.5 stars and saying, "[the] story seems ready to start really rolling."
Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Gotham City Sirens" #13 by the creative team of Tony Bedard, Peter Nguyen and Andres Guinaldo. The issue hits stores next Wednesday, June 30.
Dark Horse shares a look at sketch pages and other extras in the "Beasts of Burden" hardcover, in stores now, and we also caught up with writer Evan Dorkin and artist Jill Thompson for a few words on the collection.
In this week edition of COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, learn which New God Thanos was originally based on! Also, marvel at the strange story of the would-be X-Men villain, Metoxo! Plus, more!!
With his first issue on stands now, Judd Winick explained to CBR how a mix of humor, action and pathos is the key to establishing Karen Starr as her own heroine with her own unique voice and villains in "Power Girl."
Reviewer Chad Nevett gave Marvel's "Ultimate Comics Avengers 2" #4 three stars, saying of the Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu collaboration, "All in all, this continues to be an entertaining series."
Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive 11-page preview of Nick Spencer's "Morning Glories," featuring artwork by Joe Eisma and a cover by Rodin Esquejo. The 48 page debut issue hits stores on August 11.
Study finds Comic-Con pours $163 million into San Diego economy! SuicideGirls banned from Comic-Con? (Apparently not.) More on digital royalties! Torpedo Comics closes down! Plus, interviews with Mignola, Lark and Wilson!
Last night, Marvel Comics revealed that October will see the return of the Prince of Power, Hercules, along with the formation of an all-new God Squad in a 5-issue miniseries titles "Chaos War." ROBOT 6 has details.
In the first comics project from his Before The Door Pictures for Archaia, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto enlists "True Blood" actor Michael McMillian for a spy-fi magic tale set in an alternate version of America.
Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an advance look at new comics on sale next Wednesday, June 30, including "Captain America" #607, "Death of Dracula" #1, "New Avengers: Luke Cage" #3, "Thor" #611 and more.
Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Dr. Solar, Man of the Atom" #1 by the legendary Jim Shooter and artist Dennis Calero! The classic character returns to comic shops on July 11.
Adam Beechen, the writer behind DC's in-universe relaunch of "Batman Beyond," explains his history with the Dark Knight, from comics to cartoons and how the two play off each other, from Terry McGinnis to Zur-En-Arrh.
In this new feature at CSBG examining plotlines that were abandoned and explained away, see how quickly - and awkwardly - Marvel wrote off the ending of Steve Englehart's 1970s "Doctor Strange" run!
Greg McElhatton reviewed "Fantastic Four" #580, giving the Jonathan Hickman written, Neil Edwards & Andrew Currie drawn issue 4 stars saying, "now's a great time to check it out and see what you've been missing."
Marvel Comics has released an advance preview of "New Mutants" #15, the first chapter of "Fall of the New Mutants" by Zeb Wells and Leonard Kirk, rolling out of the events of "Second Coming" on July 21.
Sterling Gates spoke with CBR News about taking the series off on its own following the "War of the Supermen" crossover and his plans to build up both Kara Zor-El's civilian identity and rogues gallery.
Yesterday, Marvel brass responded via Twitter to DC Comics' claims of being the first to offer royalties on digital sales with comments indicating DC erred in their statement. ROBOT 6 tries to piece the puzzle together.
Things go badly as the Buy Pile records something all new - a week where no new comics were worth buying. Oh, there's a good reprint, sure, but things kind of stank overall with rough going all around.
Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive look at "Angelus" #4, a lead-in to the upcoming "Artifacts" storyline, written by Ron MArz with art and cover by Stjepan Sejic. The issue goes on sale June 30.
CBR News talks with the Xeric Grant winner and Eisner Nominee Nathan Schreiber about his serialized webcomic "Power Out," the act-i-vate anthology and what will happen if he wins the Eisner for Best Digital Comic.
Chad Nevett really enjoyed "The Return of Bruce Wayne" #3, giving the issue 4 stars and saying of the Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette crafted comic, "The story here is the strongest of the series to date."
Marvel Comics has released images from their upcoming "Women of Marvel" variant cover initiative running throughout the month of August, featuring art by Stuart Immonen, Salvador LaRocca, Sara Pichelli and more.
Are DC and Marvel killing digital comics ... already? Toronto bookstore at risk of closing! Malaysia bans comics by popular political cartoonist! "Case Closed" linked to brutal crime! Plus, sidekicks, classic ads and more!
Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Secret Avengers" #2 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato. The second issue of the new hit series lands in stores next Wednesday, June 30.
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have released the first preview clip from the upcoming "Batman: Under the Red Hood." The feature, written by Judd Winick, hits stores July 27 on DVD and Blu-ray.
Veteran superhero writer Ron Marz spoke with CBR News about taking the helm for Dynamite and Liquid Comics' new all-ages title, "Ani-Max," which tells the story of a boy with the powers of the animal kingdom.
In light of today's DC Comics digital comics announcement, CBR asks you: what are your digital comics buying habits, both now and further down the line?
Roger Stern kicks off August's "Captain America: Forever Allies," a four issue miniseries which unfolds in the past and the present, focusing on Bucky Barnes and his WWII era teammates, the original Young Allies.
It's a PIPELINE: EXTRA as Augie comments on today's big digital comics news, namely DC's digital initiative, which features a sliding price point, day-and-date comics and other aspects Augie gives a thumbs up to.
Marvel has released a second preview of "Amazing Spider-Man" #638, the first chapter of "One Moment In Time" by Joe Quesada and Paolo Rivera, featuring the untold tale of Peter Parker and MJ's wedding day.
Ron Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik spoke with CBR News about the Blood Sword, one of thirteen key items that will be seen in the 13-issue "Artifacts" limited series launching this July.
In response to their surprise day-and-date plans for their digital comics move, DC Comics has let retailers know that the already ordered copies of the bi-weekly "Justice League" series affected will be returnable.
"Snakes on a Plane" writer John Heffernan goes from the air to the streets in a whole new kind of story set in the Louisiana backwoods with a solid background of voodoo and necromancy.
Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Darkwing Duck" #2 by Ian Brill and James Silvani with covers by Silvani, Magic Eye Studios and Jake Myler. The issue quacks into stores July 28.
PSP users are also getting the DC Comics digital comic book treatment today, offering traditional DC and gaming-oriented titles to millions of PlayStation Network members. ROBOT 6 has details.
Initial reactions to the DC Comics app! Mark Waid joins The Hero Initiative board! Remembering Adrienne Colan. Spotlight on Zenescope! Summer reading for kids and teens! Plus, "City police step up dinosaur patrols"?
As part of his new arc on DC's eponymous Superman title, all-star writer J. Michael Straczynski told us his plan for fans to write in and see their town included in the story where Superman walks across America.