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Marvel Tops Overall December Sales while DC Dominates Top Ten

Marvel Tops Overall December Sales while DC Dominates Top Ten

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel tops the direct market's overall dollar and unit share numbers in December, while DC Comics' New 52 continue to dominate the top ten.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Snake Eyes" #9

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Snake Eyes" #9, part 2 of "Cobra Command" by Chuck Dixon and Alex Cal, on sale January 4.

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "AVX: Versus" tie-in for "Avengers vs. X-Men"

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel puts the "Versus" into "Avengers vs. X-Men" as the publisher announces its tie-in title to the summer event. CBR News was on hand with all the details.

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READ THE FULL ISSUE: "Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist" #1

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with the complete first issue of "Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist" by Eric Trautmann, Alex Ross and artist Daniel Indro. The series' first two issues are in stores now.

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REVIEW: "Wolverine & the X-Men: "Alpha & Omega" #1

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives Brian Wood's "Wolverine & the X-Men: Alpha and Omega" #1 4.5 stars, calling the miniseries' debut chapter "a great comic, the kind we need stacks and stacks of."

Mike Richardson Speaks On Dark Horse Digital

Mike Richardson Speaks On Dark Horse Digital

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson spoke with CBR about the company's digital comics strategies, maintaining strong relationships with brick and mortar stores, the initial confusion over same day digital pricing and more.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach, Batman & Hamlet

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach, Batman & Hamlet

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, learn the amazing story of what comic book character Alan Moore used as the basis for Rorschach's speech patterns! Plus, did DC almost do a Batman comic adapting "Hamlet?" Find out today!

EXCL. PREVIEW: Roger Langridge's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Roger Langridge's "Snarked" #4

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Roger Langridge's "Snarked" #4. The conclusion to the first arc hits stores January 11.

MorrisonCon Celebrates Grant Morrison in 2012

MorrisonCon Celebrates Grant Morrison in 2012

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind hits from "All-Star Superman" to "The Invisibles," Grant Morrison being honored with his own comic convention, though scant details yet exist for the 2012 MorrisonCon.

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Co-Founder Richard Alf Passes Away

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Co-Founder Richard Alf Passes Away

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con co-founder Richard Alf dies at age 59. MorrisonCon announced! Eisner Awards submissions open! Michael George request acquittal or new trial! Toronto’s Dragon Lady Comics to close! Plus more!

Talking Comics with Paige Braddock

Talking Comics with Paige Braddock

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Jane's World" creator Paige Braddock spoke with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea about working on BOOM! Studios' new "Peanuts" comic and the challenges in crafting new stories while capturing the spirit of Charles Schulz.

Fraction Plots Intrigue & Resurrection in

Fraction Plots Intrigue & Resurrection in "The Mighty Thor"

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As the Asgardian gods' greatest hero Thor has been replaced by the impostor Tanarus, they've also been targeted by a sinister conspiracy. We spoke with writer Matt Fraction about his plans for "The Mighty Thor." book.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 11, 2012

Marvel Comics On Sale January 11, 2012

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Captain America" #7, "New Avengers" #20, "Wolverine" #300, "X-Men Legacy" #260.1 and more.

Johns & Ha Build The Modern

Johns & Ha Build The Modern "Justice League"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new arc starting in "Justice League" #7, Geoff Johns and Gene Ha discuss team dynamics in the current DCU, hint at a new villain who attacks the core of the characters and discuss more about the industry's #1 title.

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "King Conan," Usagi Yojimbo" & More

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive previews of new comics hitting stores Wednesday, January 25, including "King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword" #1, "Usagi Yojimbo" #143 and more.

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REVIEW: "Action Comics" #5

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Grant Morrison's "Action Comics" #5 gets 4 stars from Greg McElhatton, who calls the Andy Kubert-illustrated origin story "fresh and different, but in a way that (theoretically) won't offend long-time readers."

DC Releases Pages from Straczynski & Davis'

DC Releases Pages from Straczynski & Davis' "Superman: Earth One" Vol. 2

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released preview art and confirmed a 2012 release date for J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis' "Superman: Earth One" Vol. Two.

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Scarlet Spider" #1, "Incredible Hulk" #4

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with exclusive first looks at the first issue of Christopher Yost and Ryan Stegman's "Scarlet Spider" and Jason Aaron and Whilce Portacio's "Incredible Hulk" #4!

Trina Robbins Discovers

Trina Robbins Discovers "Lily Renee"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Creator and historian Robbins spoke with CBR News about her new graphic novel "Lily Renee: Escape Artist," a biography of the Golden Age cartoonist's unbelievable childhood.

The Buy Pile - 1/5/2012

The Buy Pile - 1/5/2012

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

2012 gets a solid start with three comics declaring themselves so good that they must be purchased. Doctor Strange leads the way, The Midnighter can finish your sentences and Misty Knight blurs the lines.

Johns & Frank's

Johns & Frank's "Batman: Earth One" Hits in 2012

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics confirms a 2012 release for the highly anticipated, Geoff Johns-written "Batman: Earth One" original graphic novel with preview images from series artist Gary Frank.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Fatale" #1

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' highly-anticipated "Fatale" #1 5 stars, saying the award-winning team's mixture of gangsters, demons and noir is "what comics needs more of."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Brilliant" #2

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley's "Brilliant" #2. The Marvel Icon title continues January 11.

The Line It Is Drawn - Weekend at Hogwarts

The Line It Is Drawn - Weekend at Hogwarts

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

All right, you Muggles, get set for Harry Potter alumni teaming with your favorite comic book characters! Peter Parker's new Chemistry teacher...Severus Snape?!? Hermione teams up with Scarlet Witch and Zatanna!

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Justice League" #1 Sells 360K Copies in Four Months

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

First issue of DC's relaunched "Justice League" has sold 360,000 copies since August! Eagle Awards nominations open! Mike Gold on SOPA! Profiles of Paul Levitz and Mark Bagley! Plus much more!

CHEW ON THIS: Back In Action With

CHEW ON THIS: Back In Action With "Major League Chew"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman returns to CBR to reveal the secrets of "Chew" from the prognosticating powers that impacted Tony Chu's family on through the current murderous arc of baseball hijinx and more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Secret Avengers" #21

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen's "Secret Avengers" #21. The assault on O.N.E. continues January 11.

Gagné Restores Simon & Kirby's

Gagné Restores Simon & Kirby's "Young Romance"

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist and animator Michel Gagné spoke with CBR about "Young Romance: The Best of Simon and Kirby's Romance Comics," a volume of romance comics that he restored from the legendary team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #5

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's "Swamp Thing" #5 4.5 stars, calling the series "unlike anything DC has offered in the past decade...creepy comics with believable characters."

First Look at Chip Kidd & Dave Taylor's

First Look at Chip Kidd & Dave Taylor's "Batman: Death by Design"

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics reveals a first look at Dave Taylor's interior pages for "Batman: Death by Design," an original graphic novel written by Chip Kidd, set during the development and construction of Gotham City.

Commentary Track: Dynamite's

Commentary Track: Dynamite's "Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist"

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Eric Trautmann pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of Dynamite's new "Flash Gordon" series for CBR News, revealing Easter Eggs, links to the original comic strip and insight into the initial scripting process.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #6

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Angel & Faith" #6 by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs. Angel and Faith investigate Giles' past January 25th.

Collins Returns to

Collins Returns to "Perdition"

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer and filmmaker Max Allan Collins spoke with CBR about the final book in the "Perdition" saga, the future of "Ms. Tree" and his prose novels set in the world of 1950s comics.

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "Avengers vs. X-Men" Launch Parties

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel asks retailers to pick a side for "Avengers Vs. X-Men" launch parties, where fans can start celebrating the 2012 event one day early with special incentives, freebies and more.

Comics A.M. - Bandai Halts New Manga, Anime Releases

Comics A.M. - Bandai Halts New Manga, Anime Releases

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Bandai Entertainment stops new manga and anime releases! Nominees announced for Cybils YA literary awards! Brubaker and Phillips talk "Fatale"! Grist talks "Mudman"! Plus much more!

Comic Book Easter Eggs Returns!

Comic Book Easter Eggs Returns!

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a now ongoing feature, CSBG examines comic book "Easter Eggs," in-jokes and hidden messages within comics. This week, Lois and Clark meet the Amazing Spider-Friends and Green Lantern appears in a DC Romance comic!

X-POSITION: David Brings Havok Back to

X-POSITION: David Brings Havok Back to "X-Factor"

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

X-Factor writer Peter David discusses the impact of current events on his book, covering topics from team members to leadership! All this plus exclusive art!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/4/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/4/2012

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's the first New Comics Day of 2012 in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dynamite, Archie and more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Witchblade" #151

Tue, January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Witchblade #151, presenting outgoing writer Ron Marz and artist John Tyler Christopher's 5-page intro to new series writer Tim Seeley's debut issue.

EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Talk

EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Talk "America's Got Powers"

Tue, January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the origins of their new Image series to the fuel of the darker side of reality TV and superheroes, Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch describe the story behind "America's Got Powers" while sharing a look at issue #1.

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