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How Many Leaguers Can Fit in the First Issue of a Justice League Comic?

How Many Leaguers Can Fit in the First Issue of a Justice League Comic?

Sat, September 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In light of the relaunch of DC's flagship team title, ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco revisits previous first issues of Justice League from the 1960s, 80s and 90s.

Six Stories That Changed How I Read (and Write) Comics

Six Stories That Changed How I Read (and Write) Comics

Sat, September 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime comic book writer Scott Beatty stops by CSBG to share his thoughts on the six most influential comic book stories on his life as a comic book reader - and later comic book writer.

Police Nab Suspect in Superman Theft, Return Collection to Owner

Police Nab Suspect in Superman Theft, Return Collection to Owner

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Police in Illinois have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 1,800 Superman comics and other memorabilia from a mentally disabled collector in St. Louis. ROBOT 6 has details.

CBR Readers Rank

CBR Readers Rank "Action," "Animal Man" Best New 52 Wave 1 Offerings

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics" narrowly edged out "Animal Man" #1 as the most enjoyed title in the first wave of DC Comics' New 52 according to you, the CBR readers. Check out the full rankings!

Pop! - 9/16/2011

Pop! - 9/16/2011

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the column's tradition of doing something different every time, for the 50th Pop! George did something he's never done before - working at a comic book store!

DC Comics Unveils Cover Art & More via Twitter

DC Comics Unveils Cover Art & More via Twitter

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics editor Chris Conroy spent the day sharing concept sketches, cover art and pages from upcoming New 52 releases via the publisher's official Twitter account. ROBOT 6 has the round-up.

"Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #1 Sets Digital Sales Record

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has announced that first day digital sales of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #1 have set a new record for the publisher's iTunes App.

Axel-In-Charge - 9/16/2011

Axel-In-Charge - 9/16/2011

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh from Marvel's latest all-star creative summit, Axel Alonso gives CBR a sneak peek inside the planning for the publisher's next big event, teases Cable's importance to 2012 and opines on DC's New 52 success.

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REVIEW: "Suicide Squad" #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" #1 4 stars, saying of the New 52 title, "I don’t see how I’m going to miss [the second issue]."

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EXCLUSIVE TEASER: "X-Men: Regenesis"

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Kieron Gillen and Billy Tan's "X-Men: Regenesis" one-shot, offering an early look at Storm's decision to stand with Cyclops over Wolverine.

Billy Tucci Forms Apostle Arts to Publish

Billy Tucci Forms Apostle Arts to Publish "A Child Is Born"

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Shi" creator and "Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion" writer Billy Tucci has formed a new publishing imprint to release "A Child is Born," his take on the Christmas story based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "A Game of Thrones" #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones," the official adaptation of Martin's epic fantasy novels featuring covers by Alex Ross.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Lantern Corps" #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin's "Green Lantern Corps" #1. Featuring a Doug Mahnke cover, GLC joins the New 52 on September 21.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Superman & Flash

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Superman & Flash

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Did Popeye really lead to a 33% increase in spinach consumption in the United States in the 1930s? Plus, legends involving the Comics Code, Superman and a young Geoffrey Johns!

Lepp Polishes

Lepp Polishes "Rust"

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Royden Lepp spoke with CBR about his newest book from Archaia, his experience as an old-school animator and his excitement over the upcoming "Rust" film.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Alpha Flight" #5

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Alpha Flight" #5. Taskmaster joins the battle in October courtesy of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Dale Eaglesham.

Marvel Releases Intriguing

Marvel Releases Intriguing "FF" #13 Cover Art

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released covers for "Fantastic Four" #601 and "FF #13 with the latter featuring an intriguing shot of Doctor Doom and Franklin Richards. Both Jonathan Hickman titles hit in December.

Comics A.M. - Reeve Carney Extends

Comics A.M. - Reeve Carney Extends "Spider-Man" Musical Contract

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Reeve Carney will star in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" through at least May! Norway to celebrate cartoonists on postage stamps! How "Star Wars" saved the comics industry! Plus much more!

Image Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Image Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in December 2011, including new issues of "The Walking Dead," "The Infinite," "Chew," "Morning Glories," the Madman anniversary HC and more!

EXCLUSIVE Spider-Island Teaser

EXCLUSIVE Spider-Island Teaser

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive teaser image promoting "Amazing Spider-Man" #673, the November-shipping epilogue to the current Spider-Island storyline.

Marvel Comics On Sale September 21, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale September 21, 2011

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Captain America" #3, "Daredevil" #4, "Hulk" #41, "Ultimate Comics Hawkeye" #2 and more.

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REVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #1

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Kelly Thompson gives "Buffy: Season 9" #1 4.5 stars, saying creator Joss Whedon "has upset the apple cart in the Buffyverse yet again, and is clearly enjoying the fallout."

Rozum Exits

Rozum Exits "Static Shock"

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With only one issue on the stands, the co-writer of DC's relaunch of the iconic teen superhero "Static Shock" has opted to step off the book saying "My issues for leaving had nothing to do with the character or with DC Comics." UPDATED

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Tom Morello's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Tom Morello's "Orchid" #1

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Orchid" #1. Written and created by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, the series debuts on Wednesday, October 12.

The Buy Pile - 9/15/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/15/2011

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

September starts with a bang as five comics made the jump and Michael Holt steps up big time for a week that wins in a major way alongside Mephisto, Cobra, Riley Richards, Slade Wilson and the Monkey King.

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EXCL PREVIEW: "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" #7

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" #7. The issue, from the creative team of Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, hits stores on September 21.

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REVIEW: "Batwoman" #1

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's long-awaited "Batwoman" #1 4.5 stars, stating, "it's very clear that 'Batwoman' is in excellent hands."

Another New 52 Casualty: Amanda Waller’s Weight

Another New 52 Casualty: Amanda Waller’s Weight

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Among the many changes to hit the characters of the DCU in the wake of "Flashpoint" and the launch of the New 52, one most fans didn't see coming was Amanda Waller's dramatic weight loss. ROBOT 6 has the details.

2011: A Banner Year for SPX

2011: A Banner Year for SPX

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The down economy didn't have much effect in Bethesda, MD as the 2011 Small Press Expo broke recent attendance records with Craig Thompson making his first appearance at the show in years.

The Line It Is Drawn - Super-Mike Week!

The Line It Is Drawn - Super-Mike Week!

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's a special edition of The Line it is Drawn this week as our artists all drew Superman drawings for Super-fan Mike Meyer, the fan who recently lost his entire Superman collection to a scam-artist.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Avengers" #17

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Avengers" #17. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by John Romita Jr. and an Alan Davis cover, the issue hits stores September 21.

Marvel's Mighty Assemble in

Marvel's Mighty Assemble in "Fear Itself" #7

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released the full, un-silhouetted line-up of The Mighty, the powered-up group of heroes set to tackle the Serpent's Worthy in October's final issue of "Fear Itself."

Comics A.M. - Dragon*Con Co-Founder Arrested; Michael George Trial Begins

Comics A.M. - Dragon*Con Co-Founder Arrested; Michael George Trial Begins

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dragon*Con co-founder Edward Kramer charged with reckless endangerment of a child. Opening arguments presented in Michael George murder trial. A look at Wizard World's revenues. Plus much more!

Frank Cho Mixes

Frank Cho Mixes "Guns & Dinos"

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cho is a busy guy, but that hasn't stopped him from adding writing and drawing the upcoming "Guns & Dinos" miniseries at Image Comics. CBR spoke with Cho about the series.

Commentary Track: JH Williams III On

Commentary Track: JH Williams III On "Batwoman" #1

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

Co-writer and artist of the long-awaited "Batwoman" title from DC's New 52, JH Williams III goes in depth with CBR News on the building blocks of the heroine's first issue.

New 52 Pickup - Week 3: GL, Batwoman & More

New 52 Pickup - Week 3: GL, Batwoman & More

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

Three weeks into his New 52 experiment and Steve Sunu thins the field further. Which of this week's new releases will make the cut and which will find themselves out in the cold after a single issue?

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5-STAR REVIEW: "American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest" #4

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

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest"#4 5 stars saying Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's latest issue "shows you exactly how a horror comic can also be a damn well written comic."

Cully Hamner's

Cully Hamner's "The Shade" #1 Variant Cover

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

DC Comics has released Cully Hamner's variant cover for "The Shade" #1, written by James Robinson with art by Hamner and a standard cover by Tony Harris. The series debuts in October.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Deadpool" #45

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

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Daniel Way and Salvador Espin's "Evil Deadpool!" The story kicks off in October's "Deadpool" #45.

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REVIEW: "Green Lantern" #1

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

Doug Zawisza calls Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's "Green Lantern" #1 "enjoyable, entertaining, and fast-paced...everything that a comic book should be," and gives the issue a 4 stars review.

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