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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.

Marriage Next For Archie's Kevin Keller

Marriage Next For Archie's Kevin Keller

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

In their latest "ready of the headlines" story line, Archie Comics is sending newly launched gay character Kevin Keller to its "Life With Archie" universe for a wedding first in Riverdale and mainstream comics.

Lemire Revives

Lemire Revives "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E."

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

"Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." writer Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about the series he calls a "black comedy," promising to explore the history of the seven-foot tall green monster.

DC Comics Promises Major

DC Comics Promises Major "Birds of Prey" Twist

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

With the appearance of Batgirl in December's "Birds of Prey" #4, DC Comics and series writer Duane Swierczynski promise readers a "status quo-altering revelation" while unveiling Dave Finch's cover for the issue.

Sales Estimates for August, 2011,

Sales Estimates for August, 2011, "Justice League" on Top

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

"Fear Itself" and "Spider-Island" continue to perform for Marvel while DC Comics took the top two sales positions in August with the final issue of "Flashpoint" and the debut of the New 52 with "Justice League" #1.

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REVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #1

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

James Hunt gives Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli's "Ultimate Spider-Man" #1 4.5 stars, calling the first issue of the Miles Morales era of Spider-Man "exactly what it should be."

Comics A.M. - SPX Attendance Up; More on

Comics A.M. - SPX Attendance Up; More on "Justice League" #1 Sales

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

Small Press Expo attendance rises 10 to 15 percent! Opening statements expected today in Michael George murder trial! A closer look at sales of "Justice League" #1! Plus much more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 9/14/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 9/14/2011

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

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Boom!, Dynamite, Red 5 and more.

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu Plays Matchmaker with

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu Plays Matchmaker with "X-23"

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"X-23" writer Marjorie Liu stops by to answer emails on romance, "Schism" fallout, and... dragons? That's just a sample of what we have in store this week, plus exclusive art!

Pipeline - 9/13/2011

Pipeline - 9/13/2011

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie runs down 10 of last week's New 52 and asks questions about the necessity of a relaunch, the fussiness of costumes while backgrounds are lacking and the importance of a good last page reveal.

Loeb and McGuinness on

Loeb and McGuinness on "Avengers: X-Sanction"

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cable returns this December in "Avengers: X-Sanction" by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness. CBR News has all the updates from today's press conference call about the project.

POLL: What Was <i>Your</i> Favorite New 52 Launch Week Title?

POLL: What Was Your Favorite New 52 Launch Week Title?

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' New 52 relaunch titles flying off the shelves and the second wave set to hit stores tomorrow, CBR News wants to know which of the initial fourteen titles was your favorite!

DiDio on Wonder Woman, the Justice League's Collars & More

DiDio on Wonder Woman, the Justice League's Collars & More

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio spoke frankly with CBR News about the DC Relaunch, tackling topics from Wonder Woman's most recent reboot to the online controversy over Jim Lee's costume designs and more.

Gabrielle Bell Moves On After

Gabrielle Bell Moves On After "Mome"

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Gabrielle Bell discusses the final issue of "Mome," privacy in autobiographical comics and the struggle to craft the perfect short story.

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Up in August; CDC Looks to Motion Comics to Fight HIV

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Up in August; CDC Looks to Motion Comics to Fight HIV

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Direct market sales rise 15% in August! CDC commissions HIV-prevention motion comics! Chicago Tribune pulls this week's "Doonesbury"! Spotlight on Bluewater's political biographies! Plus more!

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After the first full week of comic shops sales, CBR talks to retailers across the country about DC Comics New 52 titles to see what the fan response was, what shop owners want to see next and what books beyond "Justice League" hit big.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Spider Island: Avengers," "The Boys" & More

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review team gave their opinions on over two dozen new releases including the latest issues of "The Boys," "X-23," "Atomic Robo," DC Comics' first wave of New 52 titles and more.

When Words Collide - 9/12/2011

When Words Collide - 9/12/2011

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim talks with Johnny Ryan about the new volume of "Prison Pit" and gets into the important questions about narrative and craft, Captain Bligh and "Powr Mastrs" and the benefits of improvisation.

Carey Prepares His Final

Carey Prepares His Final "Legacy"

Mon, September 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With "X-Men Legacy" #255 in stores now, writer Mike Carey's run inches closer to its finale. CBR News spoke with Carey about the plans he still has left for Rogue and the X-Men.

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