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REVIEW: "Captain America" #606

CBR's Chad Nevett liked this week's "Captain America" #606, giving the issue 4 stars, saying "the addition of Butch Guice to the art gives it a fresh feeling...while Ed Brubaker’s character work is, as always, stellar."

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "Thor: For Asgard"

In anticipation of their next summer blockbuster, Marvel has announced another special "Thor" series, this one courtesy of Robert Rodi and Simone Bianchi who shares five pages of advance interior art.

Beatty Resurrects

Beatty Resurrects "The Last Phantom"

Writer Scott Beatty spoke with CBR News about his role in Dynamite Entertainment's series "The Last Phantom," letting fans know what to expect from Kit Walker in this new take on The Ghost Who Walks.

Bryan J.L. Glass Brings the (God of) Thunder

Bryan J.L. Glass Brings the (God of) Thunder

Writer Bryan J.L. Glass retrofits Thor's origin for the modern day in "Thor: First Thunder," highlighting the Agardians first year on Earth and re-defining his relationships with the Marvel Universe.


REVIEW: "Secret Six" #22

Greg McElhatton reviewed DC Comics' "Secret Six" #22 and gave the issue 4 stars, saying that Gail Simone and J. Calafiore's story "should be the template for the right way" for creators to do a dark and grim comic.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Forgetless" #5

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive extended preview for "Forgetless" #5 by creator Nick Spencer and artists W. Scott Forbes and Marley Zarcone. The series finale hits stores on Wednesday, June 16.

New Aqualad Hits Comics And Cartoons

New Aqualad Hits Comics And Cartoons

Already teased as part of Cartoon Network's incoming "Young Justice" cartoon, a brand new Aqualad makes his debut in the tenth issue of "Brightest Day," and ROBOT 6 has the first look with art by David Finch.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler On Digital

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler On Digital

In part two of our chat on the state of manga, Yen Press' Kurt Hassler discusses the reasoning behind moving the publisher's "Yen Plus" magazine online and gives an in depth rundown on their upcoming titles.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's installment of COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, did DC Comics actually once plan on giving Robin AIDS? Plus, you don't want to miss the zombie origins of...the Smurfs?!?!


REVIEW: "S.H.I.E.L.D." #2

Timothy Callahan has reviewed "S.H.I.E.L.D." #2, giving the Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver created series 4.5 stars and saying, "'S.H.I.E.L.D.' #1 was an impressive debut. This second issue may be even better."

Pak Teams Up The

Pak Teams Up The "Incredible Hulks"

In September, a new era kicks off for Bruce Banner and company under Greg Pak's pen as the retitled "Incredible Hulk" embarks on a familial throwdown between Earth's gamma giants and the "Dark Son" that is Hiro-Kala.

"Evil Seduces" Again in New X-Men Teaser

Marvel has released a second teaser featuring a vamped-out X-Man baring fangs and preparing to feast upon a teammate in promotion of Victor Gischler and Paco Medina's "X-Men" #1, due to hit stores on July 8.

Hine Guides Eisner's

Hine Guides Eisner's "Spirit"

David Hine takes on the Spirit, looking to continue the noir style storytelling that made the character a comic book icon as new writer of the character's ongoing series serving as part of DC's First Wave Universe.


REVIEW: "Avengers Academy" #1

Doug Zawisza gave Marvel's "Avengers Academy" #1 a 3 star review saying, "[Christos] Gage sets the table quite nicely" and "[Mike] McKone is a masterful artist who handles a wide range of characters to great effect."

Marvel Comics On Sale June 16, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale June 16, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an advance look at new comics on sale next Wednesday, June 16, including "Amazing Spider-Man" #634, "Atlas" #2, "Incredible Hulk #610, "New Avengers" #1, and many more.



Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Magdalena" #2 by writer Ron Marz, artist Nelson Blake II and cover artist Ryan Sook. This issue hits stores Wednesday, June 16.

The Dark Secret of

The Dark Secret of "Avengers Academy"

In the final pages of "Avengers Academy" #1, writer Christos Gage and artist Mike McKone dropped a bombshell about what's really going on. We spoke with Gage and editor Bill Rosemann about the shocking revelation.

Shadowland: Has Daredevil Gone Evil?

Shadowland: Has Daredevil Gone Evil?

Marvel Comics has released their latest "Shadowland" teaser ad, featuring a rather evil looking Daredevil with the tagline "The Birth of the Marvel Universe's Greatest Villain."

IDW on

IDW on "Bone" for PSP and More

IDW brings Jeff Smith's "Bone" and "Rasl" to the Sony PSP this month, and we spoke with Director of ePublishing Jeff Webber to find out more about format, price point and what other devices may soon feature IDW titles.


PREVIEW: "New Avengers" #1

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents a preview of "New Avengers" #1 from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen with covers by Immonen and Marko Djurdjevic. The new series debuts June 16.

Heinberg Leads The

Heinberg Leads The "Children's Crusade"

Acclaimed writer Allan Heinberg opens up about the long-awaited return of the Young Avengers in July's "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" in Marvel's latest "Next Big Thing" conference call with all-new art from Jim Cheung.

The Buy Pile - 6/10/2010

The Buy Pile - 6/10/2010

A very small dose of problematic publications gives cause for celebration in a winning week that has a powerful Amadeus Cho, Catman gone wild, combat magicians, the JLI and Pepper Potts getting feisty. Let's go!


ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Wolverine" #1

Marvel Comics has released a special advance look at "Wolverine" #1 by writer Jason Aaron and artist Renato Guedes with a cover by Jae Lee . The new series, featuring Wolverine in Hell, debuts in September.

Paul Brings the

Paul Brings the "Ides of Blood"

Comic book newcomer Stuart C. Paul spoke with CBR about "Ides of Bood," a new series mixing history, myth and vampirism as a slave turned warrior tracks down a serial killer in the waning days of the Roman Republic.


REVIEW: "Batman" #700

Chad Nevett reviewed DC Comics' milestone "Batman" #700, enjoying the issue's main feature, calling the Grant Morrison penned time-jumping tale "an entertaining story at its heart with a fun gimmick."


SPINOFF: WB Plans "Supernatural" Anime

Madhouse, the acclaimed anime studio behind "Death Note," "Paprika" and segments of "Batman: Gotham Knight," is producing 22 episodes that cover the first two seasons of the live-action CW series "Supernatural."

Swierczynski & Garcia Get Caught In

Swierczynski & Garcia Get Caught In "Black Widow's" Web

This September, the new "Black Widow" creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Manuel Garcia begin their run with on the titular super spy's title. CBR News spoke with the team about their plans.

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

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

"The Beano" publisher cuts 350 jobs! What really caused CMX to fail? Japan Basketball Assocation will honor "Slam Dunk" creator! Kate Beaton talks humor, history and fame! George Perez's Top 10 comics runs! Plus more!

Marvel Releases Vampiric New

Marvel Releases Vampiric New "X-Men" Teaser

Marvel has just released a brand-new teaser image for Victor Gischler and Paco Medina's "X-Men" #1 featuring a Mike Mayhew-illustrated shot of a vampiric member of the X-Men preparing to feast upon a teammate.

X-POSITION: Craig Kyle & Chris Yost

X-POSITION: Craig Kyle & Chris Yost

Craig Kyle & Chris Yost, the departing writing team behind "X-Force" joined X-POSITION and spoke about "Second Coming," regrets and mutants that should die. All this, plus exclusive "X-Force: Sex and Violence" art!

The Glacier Stone Freezes The Road To

The Glacier Stone Freezes The Road To "Artifacts"

Ron Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik spoke with CBR about Michael Finnegan, the wielder of the Glacier Stone and one of the key figures in the 13-issue "Artifacts" limited series launching this July.


PREVIEW: "Icons: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee"

Courtesy of Titan Books, CBR presents an exclusive sneak peek at pages from the publisher's upcoming "Art of Jim Lee" hardcover focusing on the artist's Wildstorm and DC Comics work.

Dysart Takes Readers to

Dysart Takes Readers to "Greendale"

Joshua Dysart spoke with CBR about teaming with legendary musician Neil Young and artist Cliff Chiang to adapt the songwriter's 2003 concept album into the all-new graphic novel hitting comic store shelves today.

Exploring Ted McKeever's

Exploring Ted McKeever's "Meta 4"

CBR spoke with the writer-artist about his new Image miniseries centered on an amnesiac astronaut, an overly muscled woman named Gasolina and issues of interpretation and memory. The first issue is currently on sale.

Waid Explores Spidey's

Waid Explores Spidey's "Origin of the Species"

In September's "Amazing Spider-Man," Spidey must protect Menace, who's about to give birth to a baby with "Goblin Blood," and protect mother and child from a horde of villains out to spoil the blessed event.

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

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

SPINOFF: Mysterious

SPINOFF: Mysterious "Mortal Kombat" Trailer

A "Mortal Kombat" short hit the net today with little in the way of explanation but a lot in the way of production value and star power, featuring Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan in a dramatic take on the classic game.

DC Teams with Adidas and Dwight Howard to Create Superman Apparel

DC Teams with Adidas and Dwight Howard to Create Superman Apparel

DC Comics has announced a deal with official NBA uniform provider Adidas and NBA Superstar Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic to create apparel and footwear inspired by Superman.

CUP O' JOE: From CCO To Day-And-Date Digital Releases

CUP O' JOE: From CCO To Day-And-Date Digital Releases

Marvel's now multi-titled Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada is back with his first interview since being named CCO, discussing Marvel's high-profile digital release and teasing a brand new project with the help of Mark Millar.

Pipeline - 6/8/2010

Pipeline - 6/8/2010

Is Marvel's day-and-date "Invincible Iron Man Annual" release a good test of digital delivery? Should Marvel buy Comixology next? And what are the craziest retailer reactions to the news? Augie rounds it all up.