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Archie Plans Its Digital Future

Archie Plans Its Digital Future

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With a long-standing day-and-date policy, a wide range of platforms and digital-only exclusives, Archie Comics is on top of the digital comics game as CEO Jon Goldwater waits for the full promise to pay off.

J. Scott Campbell Covers

J. Scott Campbell Covers "The Infinite"

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has announced that J. Scott Campbell will provide a variant cover for the third issue of Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld's series "The Infinite," in stores in early October.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men: Schism" #5

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "X-Men: Schism" #5, the final chapter before Regenesis begins. The issue, by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert, hits stores on October 5.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #669

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Amazing Spider-Man" #669, the latest chapter in the Spider-Island saga by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos! The issue hits September 14.

The Buy Pile - 9/8/2011

The Buy Pile - 9/8/2011

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It means "winning" when Virgil Hawkins and Casanova Quinn come back to light up your life even while David Zavimbi and Barbara Gordon disappoint in a week with big ideas vying for the spotlight.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself" #6

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive first look at "Fear Itself" #6. The penultimate issue of Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's event series hits stores September 14.

Marvel Teases Sibling Rivalry in

Marvel Teases Sibling Rivalry in "Alpha Flight"

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics promises some explosive sibling rivalry in today's teaser for the newly ongoing "Alpha Flight" series from Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Dale Eaglesham.

The Line It Is Drawn - Super Villain Team-Up

The Line It Is Drawn - Super Villain Team-Up

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists drew your suggestions for offbeat super-villain team-ups. Trickster and Batroc versus Chuck Norris! Catwoman and Sabretooth have a tea party with Hello Kitty! Plus, more!

Ross, Edwards Celebrate

Ross, Edwards Celebrate "Turf" Collection, Discuss Potential Adaptation

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards celebrated the hardcover collection of "Turf" at a signing in London where they teased a sequel, discussed the possibility of a movie adaptation and more.

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Jeff Smith on

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Jeff Smith on "Bone," "RASL" & More

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Smith spoke with CBR TV about twenty years of "Bone," the research and pseudo-science of "RASL," "The Monster Society of Evil" part two and much more.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Justice League" #1 Second Printing Allocated, Pushed Back

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Retailers to receive 32 percent of their orders for second printing of "Justice League" #1! Artist Dave Hoover passes away. Michael Chabon on his new superhero children's book! Plus much more!

Marvel Unveils Cyclops' Full Roster

Marvel Unveils Cyclops' Full Roster

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has finally un-silhouetted all of the teased mutants siding with Cyclops in the post-Schism X-Universe, revealing a team that includes at least one more surprise alliance.

Parker Walks the Line Between Heroism and Villainy in

Parker Walks the Line Between Heroism and Villainy in "Thunderbolts"

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The cast of Marvel's "Thunderbolts" have split into two factions: one team has escaped into the past while the rest are dedicated to finding their fugitive comrades. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the book.

"Swamp Thing" Envelops Yanick Paquette

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Swamp Thing" artist Yanick Paquette spoke with CBR News about his and Scott Snyder's resurrection of the DC Universe's avatar of the Green, the book's horror roots and more.

New 52 Pickup - Week 2: Animal, Super & Bat-men

New 52 Pickup - Week 2: Animal, Super & Bat-men

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Sunu weighs in on the first full week of DC Comics' New 52 releases, cutting two titles outright from his pull list while three more find themselves sitting on the fence.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gives Tony Daniel's "Detective Comics" #1 4 stars saying, "Daniel has brought his A-Game to 'Detective Comics,' and it's most definitely paid off."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Moon Knight" #6

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents and exclusive advance look at Brian Michael bendis and Alex Maleev's "Moon Knight" #6. The Fist of Konshu's battle for Los Angeles continues in October!

DC Comics Releases Van Sciver's

DC Comics Releases Van Sciver's "Action Comics" #2 Variant

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the first issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1 hitting stands today, DC Comics has released Ethan Van Sciver's variant cover for the second issue.

CSBG's Top DC & Marvel Character Countdown Continues

CSBG's Top DC & Marvel Character Countdown Continues

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We're roughly a third of the way into the countdown of your 100 favorite DC and Marvel characters of all-time! Come see who's made the list so far!

Nguyen and Co. Offer New Shades in

Nguyen and Co. Offer New Shades in "Carbon Grey Origins"

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creator Hoang Nguyen fleshes out his alternate-history universe with Khari Evans, Pop Mhan & others in "Carbon Grey Origins" from Image Comics.

COMMITTED: Male Super Heroes as Sex Objects

COMMITTED: Male Super Heroes as Sex Objects

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Sonia Harris turns the tables on the usual sexual objectification debate and discusses the growing trend of women viewing male super heroes as hearthrobs.

Wolverine Takes on Guardian in

Wolverine Takes on Guardian in "Alpha Flight"

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics celebrates the recent announcement that "Alpha Flight" has graduated to ongoing series status by siccing Avenger/X-Men Wolverine on Guardian in issue #5.

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives the new "Swamp Thing" #1 4.5 stars, calling Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's opening chapter of the new life of Alec Holland "an interesting take...disturbing and unnerving."

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Killing Fathers & Kissing Teachers

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Killing Fathers & Kissing Teachers

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer is back on CBR to explore the cast of his hit Image series "Morning Glories," as murdering party boy Ike takes the spotlight ahead of this week's new issue #12.

Comics A.M. - Jury Selection Begins in Michael George Murder Trial

Comics A.M. - Jury Selection Begins in Michael George Murder Trial

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jury selection starts today in second trial of retailer Michael George! Sales bump has retailer optimistic about DC relaunch! Atlanta's Criminal Records may close! Brian K. Vaughan, J.H. Williams III and more!

Wolverine Gains Surprising Allies in Latest X-Teaser

Wolverine Gains Surprising Allies in Latest X-Teaser

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's X-Men team reveals continue as at least two surprising mutants side with Logan in "Wolverine and the X-Men," standing against Cyclops on the post-Schism landscape.

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Dark Horse's Mike Richardson on Digital Comics,

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Dark Horse's Mike Richardson on Digital Comics, "Orchid" & More

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson lays out the company's digital plans, discusses new high-profile projects including Tom Morello's "Orchid." Plus details on more "Umbrella Academy."

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 9/7/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 9/7/2011

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Boom!, Dynamite, Red 5 and more.

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron Tackles

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron Tackles "Wolverine," Beards & More

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Schism" and "Wolverine" writer Jason Aaron takes a break from the X-event shaking mutantkind to its core to answer readers' questions and stroke his beard. Plus exclusive art!

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REVIEW: "Casanova: Avaritia" #1

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives the first issue of Matt Fraction and Gabriel Ba's "Casanova: Avaritia" 3.5 stars, calling the new series' debut "a good issue...with some very fun ticks."

Pipeline - 9/6/2011

Pipeline - 9/6/2011

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a turn looking at "Justice League" #1 and likes it for many of the reasons others didn't. Plus, "Green Lantern" sports a new copy protection format, a college football uniform controversy and more

Talking Comics with Elizabeth Breitweiser

Talking Comics with Elizabeth Breitweiser

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser about the biggest misconceptions people have about a colorist's job, the challenge of doing the job well and much more.

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REVIEW: "New Avengers Annual" #1

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "New Avengers Annual" #1 3.5 stars, saying Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell'Otto's story is "a whole stack of fun...an unabashed superhero comic."

Simone Adds

Simone Adds "Batgirl," "Fury of Firestorm" to DC's New 52

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gail Simone spoke with CBR News about her plans for the new "Batgirl" and "The Fury Of The Firestorm" series, as well as her reservations and hopes for DC Comics' New 52.

Rich, Hitori De and Jones Re-cast

Rich, Hitori De and Jones Re-cast "Spell Checkers"

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Jamie S. Rich, Nicolas Hitori de and Joëlle Jones discuss Vol. 2 of their "Mean Girls" with magic book, what's changed since Vol. 1 and what's in store next for their protagonists.

When Words Collide - 9/6/2011

When Words Collide - 9/6/2011

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim reunites with Chad Nevett for a special conversation about Flashpoint, the DC Comics relaunch, the new Justice League and what looks worth reading from DC's New 52.

Fraction Plots Inter-Dimensional Intrigue in

Fraction Plots Inter-Dimensional Intrigue in "Casanova: Avaritia"

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

On September 7, Matt Fraction and Gabriel Ba kick off "Casanova: Avaritia," the latest chapter in their creator-owned psychedelic, sci-fi, spy title. We spoke with Fraction about the new series.

Psylocke & More Mutants Emerge For

Psylocke & More Mutants Emerge For "X-Men Regenesis"

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The ninja mutant known as Psylocke, Dani Moonstar and more form rank on Cyclops' side of the X-Men's Schism in Marvel Comics latest unveiled teaser for the fall's new mutant teams.

Comics A.M. - Kids Comic Store Opens; Questioning DC's Digital Sales Claims

Comics A.M. - Kids Comic Store Opens; Questioning DC's Digital Sales Claims

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Toronto's The Beguiling opens kids comics store! A call for DC to release digital sales figures! More on DC's New 52! What makes a good first issue! Matt Fraction talks "Casanova"! Plus much more!

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Lauren Montgomery, Sam Liu Animate

CBR TV @ CCI 2011: Lauren Montgomery, Sam Liu Animate "Batman: Year One"

Tue, September 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Animation directors Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu boarded the CBR Yacht at CCI to discuss the perils of adapting "Batman: Year One" and the burden of fan expectations.

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