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REVIEW: "O.M.A.C." #3

Mon, November 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ched Nevett gives "O.M.A.C." #3 4 stars, calling the Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen-orchestrated superhero slugfest "compelling and entertaining."

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Tops $40 Million in October

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Tops $40 Million in October

Mon, November 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Overall orders top $40 million for first time since September 2009! Author Les Daniels passes away. Grant Morrison talks Superman! Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang talk Wonder Woman! Andrew Chambliss talks Buffy! Plus more!

Rood & Wayne Unpack DC's New 52 Sales Success

Rood & Wayne Unpack DC's New 52 Sales Success

Mon, November 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After an October where DC Comics conquered market share in units and dollars, the publisher's sales executives discuss long term plans, preparing for the book market and why beating Marvel doesn't matter.

Check Out the Greatest Stories Ever Told!

Check Out the Greatest Stories Ever Told!

Sun, November 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

All November, CSBG will features your votes for the Greatest Stories written by your favorite creators and starring your favorite characters! So far, we've had lists for Daredevil, Joe Casey, Red Robin & more!

Why Do You Talk About Comics?

Why Do You Talk About Comics?

Sun, November 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, ROBOT 6's Michael May wraps up a three-part series on comics criticism, jumping into the reasons people participate in criticism in the first place.

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REVIEW: "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" #2

Sat, November 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" #2 4.5 stars, calling Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore's Image Comics title "a gory, awesome, nasty, gripping, crazy, fun comic."

The Challenge of the Silver Age

The Challenge of the Silver Age

Sat, November 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant discusses the persistence Silver Age in DC Comics' line-up through the lens of a Silver Age team that wasn't revived as part of the new 52, the Challengers of the Unknown.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Garth Ennis' Jennifer Blood" #6

Sat, November 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at "Garth Ennis' Jennifer Blood" #6, the grand finale of the title's first storyline. The issue hits stores November 9.

CSBG Challenges You to Name That Artist!

CSBG Challenges You to Name That Artist!

Sat, November 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Every day this month, CSBG will have a new challenge where you will have to identify comic book artists by single panels featuring famous comic book characters. Come test your artist identification skills!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Defenders" #1

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR News with an exclusive, four-page, lettered preview of December's "Defenders" #1 by Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

Axel-In-Charge - 11/4/2011

Axel-In-Charge - 11/4/2011

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso is back to cover the publisher's big news of the week including their move to same day digital sales, the revamp of the X-Men's line and the new "Winter Soldier" series.

Raven Gregory Accompanies Alice Back to

Raven Gregory Accompanies Alice Back to "Wonderland"

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Raven Gregory takes readers back down the rabbit hole for the escapades of the original Wonderland heroine in Zenescope's newest Grimm Fairy Tales installment, "Alice in Wonderland."

NYCC 2011 Photo Parade: Saturday, Sunday

NYCC 2011 Photo Parade: Saturday, Sunday

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's intrepid photog was on the New York Comic Con floor Saturday and Sunday as well, catching comics pros, Hollywood celebs and scads of cosplayers in their natural habitat!

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REVIEW: "New Mutants" #33

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"New Mutants" #33 gets 4 stars from CBR's Doug Zawisza who says DnA's story provides "chuckle-worthy, spot-on characterization that helps define...characters for any new readers."

Marvel Cancels

Marvel Cancels "Victor Von Doom" Before Its Debut

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has cancelled its "Victor Von Doom" miniseries before the first issue's publication. The story of a teenaged Doom, by Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan, was set to debut in mid-November.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batgirl" #3

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Batgirl" #3, written by Gail Simone with art by Ardian Syaf with an Adam Hughes cover. The issues swoops into stores November 9.

DC Comics Dominates October Sales

DC Comics Dominates October Sales

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

According to Diamond Comics' numbers, DC Comics increased its market and dollar share in October, accounting for half of all books ordered by retailers. UPDATE: The Top 100 has been released with DC taking 17 of the Top 20.

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REVIEW: "Heart" #1

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Blair Butler's comic book writing debut, "Heart," 4 stars calling the Image Comics collaboration with artist Kevin Mellon "a compelling story with a very human protagonist."

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PREVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #2

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an early look at "Uncanny X-Men" #2 by Kieron Gillen and Carlos Pacheco. Mr. Sinister's plans continue to move forward on November 30.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superman, Spock & Mr. Mind

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superman, Spock & Mr. Mind

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Did Superman inspire the Vulcan nerve pinch? Was famed Captain Marvel villain Mister Mind always meant to be a worm? Find out in this week's CBLR!

Comics A.M. - Susie Cagle Arrested at Occupy Oakland More on Steve Rude

Comics A.M. - Susie Cagle Arrested at Occupy Oakland More on Steve Rude

Fri, November 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Susie Cagle arrested while covering Occupy Oakland protests! Steve Rude's wife offers details of his arrest! Assistant Editor Rex Ogle leaves DC for Scholastic! Plus much more!

Marvel Comics On Sale November 9, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale November 9, 2011

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Avenging Spider-Man" #1, "Ghost Rider" #5, "Point One" #1, "Uncanny X-Force"# 17 and more.

Kevin Huizenga Returns to

Kevin Huizenga Returns to "Ganges"

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with critically-acclaimed cartoonist Kevin Huizenga about the fourth and latest issue of his ongoing Fantagraphics series about everyman Glenn Ganges.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Crawl to Me" #4

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Alan Robert's "Crawl To Me" #4. The miniseries' final, horror-filled issue hits November 9.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #4

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #4. Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli continue the origin of Miles Morales as Spidey on November 9.

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REVIEW: "Action Comics" #3

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Greg McElhatton gives "Action Comics" #3 4 stars, saying Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and Gene Ha have created his "favorite issue of the [series] to date."

Brubaker Warms Up

Brubaker Warms Up "Winter Soldier"

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel held its latest "Next Big Thing" press conference this afternoon, revealing more details on Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice's "Winter Soldier," announced in "Fear Itself" 7.1."

Marvel Goes Day And Date Digital

Marvel Goes Day And Date Digital

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a long-awaited move, Marvel Comics will be bringing its line of superhero comics to digital devices the same day as they're available in print with the exception of licensed and mature readers titles.

Brandon Thomas Re-Commissions

Brandon Thomas Re-Commissions "Voltron"

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brandon Thomas spoke with CBR News about his take on Lion Force for Dynamite Entertainment and his plans to combine nostalgia with modern storytelling to form a brand new "Voltron."

The Buy Pile - 11/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 11/3/2011

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The week washes out as only one book, a mean-spirited extra-human deconstruction from Image, proves solid enough to buy and only one, a post-script event title, is bad enough to loathe, with everyone else idling.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Buffy Enters

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Buffy Enters "Freefall"

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's inside look at Joss Whedon's comic continuation of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" is back for Season Nine as Scott Allie speaks out on the new villain, the strange new slayer and more from issues #1 and 2.

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REVIEW: "Fear Itself" #7.1

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice's "Fear Itself" #7.1 4.5 stars saying Marvel's big event epilogue one-shot "answers questions that maybe you didn’t know you even wanted to ask"

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself" #7.2

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Fear Itself" #7.2, Matt Fraction and Adam Kubert's epilogue to the epic crossover, exploring the fate of Thor! The issue hits stores November 9.

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PREVIEW: "Wolverine" #19

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at "Wolverine" #19 by the creative team of Jason Aaron and Ron Garney. Logan finds trouble in San Francisco's Chinatown on November 30!

Comics A.M. - Comics Market on Verge of Turnaround?

Comics A.M. - Comics Market on Verge of Turnaround?

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Comics market poised for turnaround, but graphic-novel picture is more complex! Kieron Gillen reflects on "Generation Hope"! The pitch process! Matt Murdock enters 21st Century! Plus more!

The Line It Is Drawn - Disney Mash-Ups

The Line It Is Drawn - Disney Mash-Ups

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Comics meet the mouse this week as our artists draw your suggestions for team-ups and mash-ups of comic book characters and Disney characters. X-Babies of the Caribbean! Snow Poison Ivy! More!

CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Greg Rucka on

CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Greg Rucka on "Lady Sabre," "Punisher" & More

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka spoke with CBR TV at New York Comic Con about his and Rick Burchett's "Lady Sabre" webcomic, Hollywood's relationship with superhero movies, his current run on Marvel's "Punisher" and more.

SPIDER-ISLAND HOPPING: Pyle on

SPIDER-ISLAND HOPPING: Pyle on "Amazing Spider-Man" #672

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In today's SPIDER-ISLAND HOPPING, our look at each issue of the event with the creators involved, CBR chats with Assistant Editor Ellie Pyle about part six, "Amazing Spider-Man" #672.

de Campi & Broxton's

de Campi & Broxton's "Ashes" Rises from Kickstarter

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Alex de Campi and James Broxton spoke with CBR about their new project "Ashes," which they've turned to Kickstarter to fund, selling off publishing and film rights as well. Plus, an exclusive look at the book!

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PREVIEW: "X-Club" #1

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at "X-Club" #1, the December-launching miniseries spotlighting the X-Men's supreme scientists written by Simon Spurrier.

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