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Wagner Makes “Madame Xanadu” Extra-Sensory

Wagner Makes “Madame Xanadu” Extra-Sensory

Writer Matt Wagner explores the mystical fringes of the DC Universe in "Madame Xanadu," and CBR caught up with him for a spell to talk about his newest story arc in the life of Vertigo's fortune-telling madame.

Sales Estimates for February, 2010

Sales Estimates for February, 2010

Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks in February 2010. Sales are down overall from last month, with DC Comics in both the top comic and TPB spots with "Blackest Night" and "Fables."

Image Comics Solicitations, June 2010

Image Comics Solicitations, June 2010

Image has provided CBR with a first look at cover artwork and solicitation information for new comics shipping in June, including "Haunt," "Invincible" and extended previews for "The Bulletproof Coffin" and "Dust Wars."

Carla Jablonski Joins The

Carla Jablonski Joins The "Resistance"

April sees the release of "Resistance" from First Second Books, exploring life in Nazi-occupied France through the eyes of three children. CBR News spoke with writer Carla Jablonski about the book, the first in a trilogy.

IDW Becomes A Diamond Premier Publisher

IDW Becomes A Diamond Premier Publisher

In an unprecedented move, Diamond Comic Distributors has named IDW a premier publisher – the first such announcement since 1996 – moving the comics house to the front of Previews with a slew of benefits.

Frazer Irving Heads To

Frazer Irving Heads To "Batman & Robin"

The artist behind "Seven Soldiers: Klarion The Witchboy" reteams with Grant Morrison for an arc with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne starting in June as DC announces the full artistic lineup for "The Return of Bruce Wayne."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #522

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an EXCLUSIVE first look at pages from next week's "Uncanny X-Men" #522 by Matt Fraction and Whilce Portacio, featuring the long-awaited return of Kitty Pryde.

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EXCLUSIVE: "Mass Effect: Redemption" #4 Preview

The chart-topping video game's comic adaptation zooms along with Dark Horse Comics providing CBR an exclusive first look at "Mass Effect: Redemption" #4 with Liara T'Soni's savage battle in the spotlight.

Albuquerque's

Albuquerque's "American Vampire" Tale

The artist behind Scott Snyder and Stephen King's new blood-sucking Vertigo monthly explains why he had to let his art grow up and what it takes to make vampires dirty, classy, bestial and sexy.

Jim Valentino Resurrects

Jim Valentino Resurrects "ShadowHawk"

The "ShadowHawk" creator spoke with CBR News about bringing back the original back breaker, Paul Johnstone, in a new ongoing series written by Dan Wickline and illustrated by Tone Rodriguez.

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

As Hope’s time-hopping travels come to an end, the writer of “Cable” joins X-POSITION to share a bit of what’s coming in “X- Men: Second Coming” and Nathan Summers's reunion with Deadpool in the series finale. Plus, exclusive art!

Winick And The Red Hood: Together Again

Winick And The Red Hood: Together Again

Just in time for the animated "Under The Hood" DVD, writer Judd Winick returns to the life of resurrected Robin Jason Todd with "The Red Hood: The Lost Days," a six-issue mini series.

Brandon Jerwa sets up

Brandon Jerwa sets up "Stargate: Vala Mal Doran"

Writer Brandon Jerwa creates his own "Stargate" Ocean’s Eleven in Dynamite’s upcoming miniseries, splitting time between a major heist and its unintended consequences.

Grappling With Keith Champagne

Grappling With Keith Champagne

CSBG's Chad Nevett enters the ring with the writer of Titan's "WWE Heroes" comic book series for a no hold's barred interview about heels, faces, action and wrestling's all time greats.

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REVIEW: "Siege" #3

CBR's Doug Zawisza awards the latest installment of Brian Bendis and Olivier Coipel's Asgard-storming event four stars calling it "a nice reset for event books: short, intense, and filled with great characters."

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

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

Retailers on the effects of recession, $3.99 cover prices and "event fatigue"! Manga sales see historic drop in Japan! More on C2E2 and Fantagraphics' manga line! Scott Snyder talks "American Vampire"! Plus more!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Millar & McNiven's Nemesis" #1

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an EXCLUSIVE first look preview at Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's next Icon series – the fast-paced, in your face supervillain thriller "Nemesis."

Dynamite Entertainment Acquires Vampirella

Dynamite Entertainment Acquires Vampirella

The publisher behind Red Sonja, The Green Hornet and other classic properties acquires the '70s vampire vixen lock, stock and barrel from its longtime home of Harris Publications with plans for future comics.

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 more than fifty previews of titles hitting stores today from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

Harlan Ellison On The Missing Green Hornet/Phantom Crossover

Harlan Ellison On The Missing Green Hornet/Phantom Crossover

Legendary science fiction author and dedicated comics buff Harlan Ellison tells the tale of how a complicated story for Moonstone's upcoming "Green Hornet Chronicles" prose anthology turned into an artistic mission statement.

ECCC: Man Of Action: Comics Into Media

ECCC: Man Of Action: Comics Into Media

Man of Action, the comics creative collective behind hit kids show "Ben 10," screened a preview of their new Cartoon Network animated series "Generator Rex" and discussed their Comic-Con origins.

Pipeline - 3/16/2010

Pipeline - 3/16/2010

Will digital comics hurt comic book conventions? Augie doesn't think so, and he makes his case this week. Also, it's Pipeline #666 and you know what that means! The Devil shows up.

ECCC: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way

ECCC: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way

In a panel this past weekend at Emerald City ComiCon, C.B. Cebulski, Colleen Coover, Jeff Parker and Christina Strain agreed: the easy way to a Marvel Comics career is to work really, really hard.

ECCC 2010: Sunday Conversation with Ian Sattler

ECCC 2010: Sunday Conversation with Ian Sattler

DC Comics Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler filled in for Dan Didio, leading Emerald City ComiCon attendees and writers Eric Trautmann and James Robinson in a wandering, freeform conversation.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Azrael" #6

Fabian Nicieza and Ramon Bachs put the bearer of the Suit of Sorrows through the paces as new Azrael Michael Lane confronts the memories of his predecessors as well as the Order of St. Dumas.

Brevoort Talks

Brevoort Talks "Captain America"

As Captain America confronts the crazy 1950s Cap, the "Heroic Age" beckons with Baron Zemo Vs. Bucky Barnes. CBR spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the future of the series with an EXCLUSIVE first look at issue #604.

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REVIEW: "American Vampire" #1

In an advanced review, CBR's Timothy Callahan awards the Scott Snyder/Stephen King/Rafael Albuquerque Vertigo launch four stars, saying "the first issue feels layered. It feels literary. And yet still wonderfully nasty."

ECCC: BOOM!’s Irredeemable One-Year Anniversary Panel

ECCC: BOOM!’s Irredeemable One-Year Anniversary Panel

At Emerald City ComiCon this past weekend, veteran writer and BOOM! EiC Mark Waid led a crowd in an unpredictable discussion extending beyond his hero-gone-bad series "irredeemable."

ECCC: Superman Goes to War Panel

ECCC: Superman Goes to War Panel

This weekend's Emerald City ComiCon, a panel of Superman all-stars including Geoff Johns, James Robinson, and Greg Rucka sent the hero off to war, and a key writer let slip about what lies ahead for the League.

Talking Comics with Tim: Jimmy Palmiotti

Talking Comics with Tim: Jimmy Palmiotti

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea sits down with writer Jimmy Palmiotti to talk about all things "Power Girl" and what takes place on the title before it switches creative teams, "Jonah Hex," "Random Acts of Violence" and more

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review staff tackled 23 newly released comics, including titles like "Justice League: The Rise & Fall Special" #1, "Punishermax" #5, "The Twelve: Spearhead" #1 and indie comics like Oni's "Ghost Projekt" #1.

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

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

Will "Twilight" graphic novel's debut today spark a new wave of phenomenon? "Flash Comics" #1 sells for $450,000! Thursday passes nearly sold out for Comic-Con! Checking in with C2E2 and Longbox! Plus more!

Vertigo Unleashes

Vertigo Unleashes "Vampire" Teases

While co-writers Stephen King and Scott Snyder embark on dueling interview tours (including here at CBR), the DC mature readers imprint unveils brand new Rafael Albuquerque pages from this week's "American Vampire."

Christos Gage Enrolls At

Christos Gage Enrolls At "Avengers Academy"

In the Marvel Universe, school won't be out for summer – it will be just starting as the new ongoing series “Avengers Academy” begins in June. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about his early plans for the series.

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for June, 2010

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for June, 2010

Dark Horse Comics has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in June, 2010 including the latest issue of "Buffy: Season 8, "Predators," "Abe Sapien" and much more!

ECCC: Kirby Krackle Concert

ECCC: Kirby Krackle Concert

To wrap the Emerald City ComiCon, Marvel Comics E-i-C Joe Quesada rocked out to songs about video games and comic books alongside the nerd rock duo, and CBR has a full photo parade!

ECCC: BOOM! Studios / BOOM! Kids Panel

ECCC: BOOM! Studios / BOOM! Kids Panel

Between Hitler Hunters, God’s leg-breaker and Darkwing Duck, BOOM! Studios set out to prove they had books for anyone and everyone under the sun at 2010's Emerald City ComiCon.

When Words Collide - 3/15/2010

When Words Collide - 3/15/2010

This week in WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Tim looks at fifteen must-have collected editions--a healthy mix of classic, modern, and indies--and reveals his own spoils of last weekend's Amazon pricing glitch.

Jack Kirby's Heirs Sue Marvel & Disney

Jack Kirby's Heirs Sue Marvel & Disney

In the latest turn of events for an already complex legal story, Jack Kirby's heirs have filed sued Marvel and Disney to terminate the copyrights on and share in the profits of his most popular co-creations.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Transformers: Nefarious" #1

IDW has provided CBR with an EXCLUSIVE first look at Simon Furman and Carlos Magno's comics sequel to "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" featuring Soundwave and Ravage.

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