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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself" #7

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Fear Itself" #7, the final chapter in Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's epic storyline.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Marz and Sablik on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Marz and Sablik on "Artifacts" Vol. 2

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ron Marz and editor Filip Sablik, masterminds behind Top Cow's "Artifacts" series bring Witchblade, the Darkness and everyone else together for a universe-sweeping epic.

DC Comics Sells Over 5 Million Issues in Six Weeks

DC Comics Sells Over 5 Million Issues in Six Weeks

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced it has sold over five million comics since relaunching the DC Universe with the release of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's "Justice League" #1 in late August.

Graphicly Offers Digital Subscriptions to

Graphicly Offers Digital Subscriptions to "Walking Dead," More

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Digital distributor Graphicly today announced the launch of its subscription program for "The Walking Dead," "Irredeemable" and four more Image Comics titles through Apple's iOS5 Newsstand App.

The Line It Is Drawn - Classc Board Games

The Line It Is Drawn - Classc Board Games

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists draw your suggestions for comic book characters and board games! Darkseid invades Candyland! Mr. Mxyzptlk plays Scrabble! And more!

NYCC: Marc Bernardin Pumps New Energy into

NYCC: Marc Bernardin Pumps New Energy into "Static Shock"

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Today, DC Comics announced Marc Bernardin as the new writer of "Static Shock." CBR spoke with the incoming scribe about his big plans as Virgil Hawkins becomes acclimated to his new life in New York City.

New 52 Pickup - Week 7:

New 52 Pickup - Week 7: "Batgirl," "Batwoman" & More

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Sunu's New 52 experiment rolls into week seven as Steve weighs the pros and cons of heavy hitters like "Batwoman" and "Green Lantern" and quirkier titles like "Demon Knights" and "Resurrection Man!"

SPIDER-ISLAND HOPPING: Ramos on

SPIDER-ISLAND HOPPING: Ramos on "Amazing Spider-Man" #670

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In today's SPIDER-ISLAND HOPPING, CBR's in-depth look at each issue of the main event with the creators involved, we speak with artist Humberto Ramos about "Amazing Spider-Man" #670.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Magneto: Not A Hero" #1

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at Skottie Young and Clay Mann's November-debuting "Magneto: Not A Hero" #1, part of the current X-Men: Regenesis storyline event.

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Mike Costa, Jon Armstong Use Magic to Sell

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Mike Costa, Jon Armstong Use Magic to Sell "Smoke and Mirrors"

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mike Costa and magician Jon Armstrong use magic tricks to explain the plot of their upcoming collaboration from IDW Publishing, an original graphic novel titled "Smoke and Mirrors."

Books-A-Million Pulls DC Comics Titles over Amazon Fire Deal

Books-A-Million Pulls DC Comics Titles over Amazon Fire Deal

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Retail chain Books-A-Million is reportedly joining Barnes and Noble in pulling DC Comics titles from store shelves in response to the publisher's Amazon Kindle contract. ROBOT 6 has details.

Inside the Red Circle with Archie's

Inside the Red Circle with Archie's "New Crusaders"

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As the Red Circle superheroes return in an all-new digital format, CBR spoke with Archie Comics' "New Crusaders" brain trust and writer Ian Flynn about the launch, the stories and the future of all-ages superheroes.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing DC Comics' September Sales

The Mayo Report: Analyzing DC Comics' September Sales

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo crunches the numbers and analyzes what September's big relaunch means for DC Comics, comparing it to their last universe-wide reboot, One Year Later.

"Supernatural's" Adam Glass Commits "Suicide Squad"

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" #2 hits stores October 12th and CBR News spoke with writer Adam Glass about his plans for the U.S. government's team of super villains turned black ops agents.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "X-Men: Regenesis" #1

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "X-Men: Regenesis" 4 stars, saying of the Kieron Gillen written story "For a book that could’ve been all about the destination, it manages to make the journey substantially entertaining as well."

Comics A.M. - Sparkplug to Continue; Michael George in Jail

Comics A.M. - Sparkplug to Continue; Michael George in Jail

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Sparkplug Books to continue following Dylan Williams' death. Michael George's bail revoked after guilty verdict. Tunisian TV executive apologizes for airing "Persepolis." Plus much more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 10/12/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 10/12/2011

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW Publishing, BOOM!, Dynamite and more.

Joe Hill: A Scream Nominee

Joe Hill: A Scream Nominee

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As he reaches to the finale of his acclaimed IDW series "Locke & Key," Joe Hill reflects on comics in the modern horror landscape, plots the end of book with Charles Dickens in mind and has hopes for the life of the well-received pilot.

Pipeline - 10/11/2011

Pipeline - 10/11/2011

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Kubert's career is analyzed in a beautiful coffee table art book. Then, Fantagraphics begins reprinting the life's work of Carl Barks, including a story that hasn't appeared unedited in North America in 60 years.

Comics Retailer Michael George Found Guilty of Murder

Comics Retailer Michael George Found Guilty of Murder

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Comics retailer and convention organizer Michael George has been found guilty of murder in his second trial after the first jury's verdict was overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct. ROBOT 6 has details.

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen on

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen on "Uncanny X-Men," "Regenesis" & More

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind the ending (and beginning!) "Uncanny X-Men," Kieron Gillen answers all your questions about the upcoming X-team split, the timeline of recent Marvel events, the future of Hope and more.

Marvel Unveils

Marvel Unveils "Avengers: X-Sanction" Comic Shop Variants

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has unveiled its two comic shop variants by Bryan Hitch and Carlo Pagulayan for "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1. The battle to save the future comes to your front yard December 14.

The Hit List: Unproduced Screenplays that Could Become Hit Comic Books

The Hit List: Unproduced Screenplays that Could Become Hit Comic Books

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From Joss Whedon's "Wonder Woman" to John Milius' "Sgt. Rock," CBR runs down 22 screenplays that never moved beyond the written word, but could prove to be bona fide hits on comic shelves.

Talking Comics with Jamie S. Rich

Talking Comics with Jamie S. Rich

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea speaks with writer Jamie S. Rich about his work at Oni Press, collaborating with Joëlle Jones on "Spell Checkers," plans for the series' next volume and more.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Avengers Origins: Vision"

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview for "Avengers Origins: Vision" by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Stephane Perger. The one-shot hits in November.

Kubert, Bradshaw Cover Marvel's

Kubert, Bradshaw Cover Marvel's "Point One" One-Shot

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released Adam Kubert and Nick Bradshaw's variant covers for the publisher's "Point One" one-shot set to hit stores in mid-November.

Comic Studies: Pekar and Autobio Comix

Comic Studies: Pekar and Autobio Comix

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Laura Sneddon recounts her Comic Studies' graduate class' experience with autobiographical comix, focusing heavily on the master: Harvey Pekar.

Green & Johnson Crash Land With

Green & Johnson Crash Land With "Supergirl"

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Supergirl" co-writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson spoke with CBR about the series' first issue, plans for the first story arc and the fundamental differences and similarities between Kryptonians and Humans.

Meta-Messages - Doom Is No Deadbeat!

Meta-Messages - Doom Is No Deadbeat!

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The latest in CSBG's series about comic writers addressing the work of others in their stories, we see how Dwayne McDuffie explained away the infamous "Where's my money, honey?" Luke Cage/Doctor Doom confrontation.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Marjane Satrapi's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Marjane Satrapi's "The Sigh"

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Archaia Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Persepolis'" creator Marjane Satrapi's latest graphic novel, "The Sigh."

Marvel Releases Android App

Marvel Releases Android App

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has announced the debut of a dedicated app on the Android platform, developed and released through digital distributor comiXology.

DC Comics Dominates September's Sales

DC Comics Dominates September's Sales

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Batman and Frank Miller top the September sales charts as DC Comics dominates the Top 100 and Legendary Comics' "Holy Terror" takes the top spot in the trade paperback rankings.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Persepolis" Airing Sparks Protests in Tunisia

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Persepolis" protests lead to arrests in Tunisia! Warren Ellis on digital comics! More on direct-market sales in September! Interviews with Daniel Clowes, Dan DiDio and Dave Roman! Plus more!

Dynamite to Publish Comics Based on Literary Phenom Amanda Hocking's

Dynamite to Publish Comics Based on Literary Phenom Amanda Hocking's "Hollowland"

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has reached an agreement with author Amanda Hocking, whose 9 e-books sold over a million copies in 13 months, to publish comics based on her "Hollowland" series.

Vertigo Announces

Vertigo Announces "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Adaptation

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced an agreement to adapt Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy into graphic novel format through its Vertigo imprint in 2012, starting with "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Morning Glories," "Pigs," "City of Refuge," "Savage Dragon"

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents exclusive previews of "Morning Glories" #13, "Pigs" #2, "Pilot Season: City of Refuge" #1 and "Savage Dragon" #174, all on sale Oct. 12.

When Words Collide - 10/10/2011

When Words Collide - 10/10/2011

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim discusses his origins as a comic book reader and the two issues of "Uncanny X-Men" and "Justice League of America" that forever changed the direction of his life.

Is an Unproduced Screenplay the Next Great Comic Book?

Is an Unproduced Screenplay the Next Great Comic Book?

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After the success of "Kevin Smith's Green Hornet" and "Frank Miller's Robocop," are there more hit comics in Hollywood's recycle bin? CBR News investigates the most likely candidates.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Avengers 1959" #1

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Chad Nevett gives "Avengers 1959" written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin 3.5 stars, saying the "New Avengers" spinoff "delivers on everything that fans of Howard Chaykin would want."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness' "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1, set to crash into stores in December.

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