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Lobdell Unleashes

Lobdell Unleashes "The Scourge"

Scott Lobdell spoke exclusively with CBR about his new Aspen Comicsseries, how John McClane defined the modern day action hero and influenced the new title and his hope of someday returning to the Age of Apocalypse.

Sam Rockwell's Supervillain Study

Sam Rockwell's Supervillain Study

The man behind "Iron Man 2's" Justin Hammer tells CBR what it takes to make a villain stand out from playing off anti-hero Tony Stark to drawing inspiration from the great screen supervillains of the past.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Harlan Ellison, digital-pirate hunter? Is Comic-Con worth all the fuss? Disneyland Resort begins selling Marvel merchandise! Major cuts at Upper Deck! Previews of Toronto Comics Art Festival! Plus much more!

The Phantom Returns at Dynamite

The Phantom Returns at Dynamite

The creative team of Alex Ross, Scott Beatty and Eduardo Ferigato bring the Ghost who Walks to Dynamite Entertainment with "The Last Phantom," a dramatic re-imagining of the character coming out this summer.

Yost Wraps His

Yost Wraps His "Red Robin" Run

Writer Christopher Yost shared his thoughts with CBR about the stunning conclusion of his year-long "Red Robin" storyline, the development of the character of Tim Drake and his own departure from the series.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #12

Greg McElhatton gave Grant Morrison and Andy Clarke's "Batman and Robin" #12 a 4 star review this week, describing the issue as "a perfect example of how to make reading a monthly comic an absolutely necessary event."

Marvel Comics On Sale May 12, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale May 12, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an advance look at new comics on sale next Wednesday, May 12, including "Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis" #1, "Incredible Hulk" #609, "New Avengers Finale," "Siege" #4 and more.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Abe's

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Abe's "Abyssal Plain"

The solo life of B.P.R.D. mainstay Abe Sapien is under the spotlight as Mike Mignola returns to CBR to explore the origins of June's "The Abyssal Plain" miniseries and shares exclusively Dave Johnson's cover to issue #2.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman" #699

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman" #699 from the creative team of writer Tony Daniel and artist Guillem March with a cover by Daniel. The issue hits stores next Wednesday, May 12.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "War of the Supermen" #1

Doug Zawisza enjoyed "War of the Supermen" #1, giving it 4 stars and saying "it appears as though [writers James] Robinson and [Sterling] Gates intend to deliver a few surprises as the '100 Minute War' proceeds."

THE IRON MANUAL: War Machine

THE IRON MANUAL: War Machine

In "Iron Man 2" Tony Stark's friend and ally James "Rhodey" Rhodes will don the black & silver armor that transforms him into War Machine. CBR examines the character in today's installment of THE IRON MANUAL.

The Buy Pile - 5/6/2010

The Buy Pile - 5/6/2010

Hannibal Tabu left the comic shop with a happy look on his face this week and the latest issues of "Secret Six," "Astro City," "The Great Ten" and "OIOTMU: The Avengers" all joining him and THE BUY PILE for the ride home.

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #36

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents Jo Chen's cover for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" #36 featuring the return of both creator Joss Whedon and Spike.

Niles Sinks His Teeth Into

Niles Sinks His Teeth Into "X-Files/30 Days of Night"

Steve Niles spoke with CBR News about his upcoming IDW/Wildstorm title which will cross over his popular vampire franchise with the Emmy Award television winning series.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #1

Doug Zawisza gave the Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi written "Brightest Day" #1 4.5 stars, calling the comic "one of the best bets that DC has ever spun out of an event" while declaring that "DC has a surefire hit on their hands."

Paolo Parente Wages

Paolo Parente Wages "Dust Wars"

The "Dust" creator and his collaborators Christopher "Mink" Morrison and David Fabbri discuss "Dust Wars," a new miniseries depicting a WW II landscape filled with alien technology, beautiful women and more.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Thunderbolts" #144

Marvel Comics has just released an advance preview of "Thunderbolts" #144. The Heroic Age dawns in comic stores everywhere on May 26 courtesy of the creative team of Jeff Parker and Kev Walker.

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PREVIEW: "The Return of Bruce Wayne" #1

DC Comics has released Chris Sprouse and Karl Story's first four completed pages from the upcoming Grant Morrison scripted Dark Knight time-travel epic, teasing at how caveman Batman is born.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Haven and BOOM! expand distribution deal! Details on price hike for Comic-Con exhibitor badges! Previews of Toronto Comics Art Festival! Tips for self-publishing! A guide to superhero facial hair! Plus much more!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Avengers Academy" #1

Marvel Comics has just released an advance look at "Avengers Academy" #1. The new series, written by Christos Gage and featuring art by Mike McKone, will be debuting in comic stores June 3, 2010.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Siege" #4

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Siege" #4, the final issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel's Avengers epic in stores next Wednesday, May 12.

Comics Piracy Site Shut Down

Comics Piracy Site Shut Down

HTMLComics.com, a hub for illegally downloaded comics, has been shut down with the help of a consortium of comics publishers and the FBI. ROBOT 6 has the details.

DAYBREAK: Tomasi & Johns on

DAYBREAK: Tomasi & Johns on "Brightest Day"

CBR kicks off a new monthly feature called DAYBREAK with Peter Tomasi, co-writer of the 26-issue series joining us for this installment and Geoff Johns, Tomasi's' co-writer, who talked about the rebirth of Aquaman.

David Glanzer Narrows Down CCI's Options

David Glanzer Narrows Down CCI's Options

With the aggressive battle for Comic-Con International growing to a fever pitch amongst the candidate cities, the convention's Marketing and PR Director David Glanzer updates CBR on the potential future of CCI.

Marc Guggenheim Shares His Shelf Porn

Marc Guggenheim Shares His Shelf Porn

It's another special celebrity edition of ROBOT 6's Shelf Porn, as Marc Guggenheim, writer of "Amazing Spider-Man," "Resurrection" and more shares his collections of comics, movies and Captain Marvel figures.

POLL: What Do You Think About CCI Moving To Los Angeles?

POLL: What Do You Think About CCI Moving To Los Angeles?

In light of yesterday's new details regarding LA Inc's pitch to bring Comic-Con International to Los Angeles in 2013, CBR asks you what your thoughts are on the subject!

Waid Begins His Second

Waid Begins His Second "Irredeemable" Year

"Irredeemable" #13 hit stores today, revealing just what happened the day the Plutonian fell from grace and destroyed Sky City. We spoke with Mark Waid about the issue's grim scenes and unsettling revelation

"Witchblade" Walks The Road To "Artifacts"

Writer Ron Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik spoke with CBR about Sara Pezzini, the wielder of the Witchblade and one of the central figures in the 13-issue "Artifacts" limited series launching this July.

The Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told

The votes are in and COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD has compiled the results - now see what you, the readers, have decided are the Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told!

THE IRON MANUAL: Black Widow

THE IRON MANUAL: Black Widow

Today, THE IRON MANUAL looks at the history of the Black Widow, Marvel's former Russian spy, femme fatale and Avenger who will be introduced to the world this weekend in "Iron Man 2" by actress Scarlett Johansson.

CBR TV @ C2E2: Geoff Johns

CBR TV @ C2E2: Geoff Johns

DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns joined CBR TV at C2E2 to discuss his new position, Aquaman as an A-List character, working with Peter Tomasi, his drive to grow as a creator, "Brightest Day" and more.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

"Modesty Blaise" creator Peter O'Donnell passes away! More on Zuda changes! Marvel signs children's publishing deals! Interviews with Alex Ross, Berkeley Breathed and more! Plus, the poorest characters in comics!

Joe Kubert Talks

Joe Kubert Talks "Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965"

The legendary co-creator of Sgt. Rock tells the true story of twelve Special Forces soldiers stationed fifty-five miles outside of Saigon in a new original graphic novel from DC Comics, “Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965.”

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has over sixty previews of titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and more!

X-POSITION: Louise Simonson

X-POSITION: Louise Simonson

The writer of "X-Factor Forever," Louise Simonson, answered fans' questions about revisiting the past while also giving an idea of what readers can look forward to. Plus, an exclusive look at art from issue #3!

Pipeline - 5/4/2010

Pipeline - 5/4/2010

Augie finds common interests with Blu-ray fans who want newer and better editions of their favorite material, even if it doesn't exist. Also, did a new Dark Horse book break a rule of photography, and does it matter?

CBR TV @ C2E2: Lance Briggs

CBR TV @ C2E2: Lance Briggs

Chicago Bears linebacker and lifelong comic book fan Lance Briggs joined CBR TV during the inaugural C2E2 show to discuss his love of the medium, ethnic diversity in comics, his involvement with Top Cow and much more.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Nemesis: The Imposters" #3

Courtesy of DC comics, CBR presents an exclusive 5 page preview of "Nemesis: The Imposters" #3 by Ivan Brandon and Cliff Richards with a cover by Daniel Luvisi. It hits stores tomorrow, May 5.

LA Inc Speaks On Their Comic-Con Pitch

LA Inc Speaks On Their Comic-Con Pitch

CBR News talks first to Michael Krouse - the Senior Vice President of LA Inc and the Los Angeles Convention Center - about his company's bid to bring Comic-Con International to the City of Angels in 2013.

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Fantastic Four" #579

Marvel Comics has given CBR an exclusive new teaser page from "Fantastic Four" # 579, along with the statement "The future of man is not here... it is out there." The issue hits stores May 26, 2010.

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