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Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

CCI spokesman David Glanzer talked about the conventions' plans to accommodate fans in the wake of a shrinking ticket pool, possibly expanding off-site programming and making WonderCon work on a holiday weekend.

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Diamond Comic Distributors have reached out to retailers serviced by their Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center to inform them a select quantity of Marvel Comics series on sale next week have been damaged in transit.

Lucas Marangon Raises “Hellcyon”

Lucas Marangon Raises “Hellcyon”

The artist of “Star Wars: Tag and Bink” presents his first creator-owned miniseries in April, courtesy of Dark Horse. Lucas Marangon spoke with CBR about “Hellcyon” and gave an exclusive first look at the cover to issue 2.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Siege" #2

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the second issue of their Avengers event epic "Siege" by the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel. The issue hits stores on February 3.

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

We have the most extensive analysis of the impact Apple's iPad will have on the burgeoning mobile comics space with Marvel, IDW and the biggest names in mobile comics sales speaking on how iPad comics change the game.

Flogging A Dead Horse - 1/27/2010

Flogging A Dead Horse - 1/27/2010

Paul Jenkins' latest installment of FLOGGING is lovingly dedicated to one of the world's most recognizable and beloved childrens characters - and marketing juggernauts - Thomas the (Anthropomorphic) Tank Engine!

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REVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Enemy" #1

CBR's Doug Zawisza has reviewed the first installment of Brian Michael Bendis and Rafa Sandoval's "Ultimate Comics Enemy" miniseries and given it 4 stars, calling the issue "high caliber comic book fun."

X-POSITION: Peter David

X-POSITION: Peter David

The writer of "X-Factor," Peter David stops by X-POSITION to answer reader questions about character relationships, the possible return of a speedster, guest-stars, crossover involvement and kissing – lots and lots of kissing.

Guggenheim

Guggenheim "Resurrects" The Black Hood

Writer Marc Guggenheim steps into DC's "The Web" to recreate the famed Red Circle vigilante The Black Hood. Meanwhile, he's also introducing President Clinton into the cast of his Oni sci-fi series "Resurrection."

Apple Unveils the iPad

Apple Unveils the iPad

Apple has unveiled its highly anticipated tablet computer, officially called the iPad. ROBOT 6 kept track of all the announcements that pertained to the device's relationship with the ebook and digital comic book markets.

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REVIEW: "Blackest Night: The Flash" #2

Benjamin Birdie reviewed "Blackest Night: The Flash"" #2 by Geoff Johns and Skot Kolins, giving it 4 stars and saying "Kolins' art is superb, Johns' story goes beyond the formula for a very good 'Flash' tie-in to "Blackest Night.'"

The State of Maberry's

The State of Maberry's "DoomWar"

In "DoomWar," the new miniseries kicking off next month, a band of Marvel's premier heroes must stop Doctor Doom and his global network of terror from seizing absolute power. We spoke with writer Jonathan Maberry about the series.

Kirkman Discusses

Kirkman Discusses "Image United: Interlude"

The "Image United" author spoke with CBR News about the upcoming "Interlude" issue, which will feature his own creation, Invincible, along with a number of assorted characters from across the Image Universe.

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

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

Xeric Foundation awards fall/winter grants! Borders Group CEO resigns! More criticism of Bluewater Productions! Grant Morrison talks villains and "Seasons 1 and 2" of "Batman and Robin"! Plus more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

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

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With "Avengers"

The publisher's post-Siege plans kick off with a reignited series for their biggest franchise featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor at the helm and Brian Michael Bendis in the writer's seat delivering stories filled with optimism.

DC Announces

DC Announces "Brightest Day" Ring Promotion

With "Brightest Day" set to break after "Blackest Night" wraps, DC has announced a follow-up to their recent rings promotion featuring a new Green Lantern ring as well as a Flash ring (costume not included). ROBOT 6 has details.

Braver and Bolder with J. Michael Straczynski

Braver and Bolder with J. Michael Straczynski

JMS spoke with CBR and teased some details on the secret weapon he has planned for "The Brave and The Bold" while also spilling on which superhero teams will be featured in upcoming issues of his critically acclaimed run.

Pipeline - 1/26/2010

Pipeline - 1/26/2010

Pipeline Retro goes all the way back to 1991 for "Silver Surfer," including an interview about the popular cosmic series with its writer, Ron Marz. What was the fun of the title? What memories does it bring back for Augie?

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Pilot Season: Demonic"

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Pilot Season: Demonic," in stores tomorrow, January 27, from the creative team of Robert Kirkman and Joe Benitez and featuring a cover by Marc Silvestri.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Teen Titans" #79 & "Supergirl" #49

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents a pair of exclusive previews for "Teen Titans" #79 and "Supergirl" #49, both of which will be hitting stores tomorrow, January 27.

Paul Tobin's Marvelous Adventures

Paul Tobin's Marvelous Adventures

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea interviewed Paul Tobin about the recently announced relaunch of Marvel's line of kid-friendly titles, revisiting Spider-Man's Secret Wars experiences, scripting the Black Widow's early adventures and more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers" #1

Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers" #1, in stores this week from writer/artist Nick Roche.

Millar Announces

Millar Announces "Nemesis" Benefit Auction

Creator Mark Millar is offering a lucky fan the opportunity to be immortalized in the pages of his and co-creator Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" through a benefit auction with all proceeds going to a special fund to help handicapped children.

Bendis Creates an

Bendis Creates an "Ultimate Enemy"

"Ultimate Comics Enemy" is in stores this week, kicking off a trilogy that will introduce a powerful new villain to the Ultimate Universe. CBR spoke with Brian Michael Bendis about the project. Updated with exclusive art!

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

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

Sentencing delayed in Handley case! Two men charged in Ponzi scheme involving comics and film rights! SPACE Prize winners announced! "Geek Monthly" magazine shuts down! Plus, much more!

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review staff looked at twenty different new releases including "Dark Wolverine" #82, "Incorruptible" #2, "Phantom Stranger" #42, "Spider-Woman" #5, "Green Lantern Corps" #44 and more.

COMMITTED: Comics Without Capes

COMMITTED: Comics Without Capes

COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's Sonia Harris looks back on her early comic book reading days and remembers what it was like when she first discovered the existence of super heroes in the latest installment of COMMITTED.

Kirkman and Silvestri's

Kirkman and Silvestri's "Demonic" Enters "Pilot Season"

The "Pilot Season" masterminds talk about their work on "Demonic," the second installment in Top Cow's ongoing competition that focuses on the nefarious relationship between man and demon.

When Words Collide - 1/25/2010

When Words Collide - 1/25/2010

This week, Tim considers Matt Fraction's twenty-six issue run on "Punisher War Journal," the writer's first foray into mainstream superheroics, and thinks about the series' unlikely convergence with Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Gotham City Sirens" #8

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Gotham City Sirens" #8 by the creative team of Guillem March and Marc Andreyko. The issue will be hitting stores this Wednesday, January 27.

Wallace Takes

Wallace Takes "Titans" Down A Dark Path

With Deathstroke set to lead an all-villain team, the new writer of DC's former graduated sidekick series draws up his battle plan for a book full of devious villains while explaining how history weighs heavy in their lives.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Vengeance of the Moon Knight" #5

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive advance preview of "Vengeance of the Moon Knight" #5, slated to hit stores February 10 with a story by Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome Opena.

Marvel Releases New

Marvel Releases New "Second Coming" Teaser

Marvel has released a new teaser image by Daniel Acuña featuring Cyclops standing over a freshly dug grave, framed by a stained glass border with the single statement that "One Will Die..." inscribed above the leader of the X-Men.

Sam Jackson, BOOM! Team for

Sam Jackson, BOOM! Team for "Cold Space"

Actor Samuel L. Jackson and BOOM! Studios will be teaming for an original miniseries titled "Cold Space" to be written by the acclaimed movie star. ROBOT 6 has all the details and an early teaser image for the comic.

Dynamite Entertainment Titles On Sale January 27

Dynamite Entertainment Titles On Sale January 27

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR brings you previews of "Robocop" #1, "Black Terror" #7, "Buck Rogers" #8, and "The Complete Alice in Wonderland" #2, all on sale this week.

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

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

"Twilight: The Graphic Novel" rockets up Amazon.com chart! "Alix" creator Jacques Martin passes away! Kieron Gillen talks about planning for the end of "S.W.O.R.D."! Ten graphic novels for the classroom! Plus more!

Slott Talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Slott Talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

In the current arc of “Amazing Spider-Man,” the machinations of Spidey's old foe Mysterio have put him in the middle of a gang war between the forces of Mister Negative and some not-so-undead mobsters.Dan Slott spoke with us about the arc.

Dark Horse Titles On Sale January 27, 2010

Dark Horse Titles On Sale January 27, 2010

Dark Horse has provided previews of titles on sale this week, including the conclusion of "Predator," a new "Star Wars" omnibus, "Star Wars: Legacy" #44, the first "Blade of the Immortal" Novel, and more!

A field trip to the ALA Midwinter

A field trip to the ALA Midwinter

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson attended the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting this past week, where numerous graphic novels were on display by companies like BOOM!, Viz, Random House, HarperCollins and more.

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