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The year in digital and webcomics

The year in digital and webcomics

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson takes a look back at the highlights of the year for digital comics and webcomics, noting "While the rest of the world went to hell in a handbasket, webcomics did pretty well in 2009."

Mariah Huehner Discusses Girl Comics

Mariah Huehner Discusses Girl Comics

COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's Kelly Thompson spoke with IDW's Mariah Huehner about "Girl Comics," the defunct MINX imprint, what female comic fans want, what comic book publishers give them and much more.

Comic College: Robert Crumb

Comic College: Robert Crumb

ROBOT 6 returns to class with an introductory look at the comix and career of Robert Crumb, providing an overview of where to start reading if you have never experienced the work of the underground legend.

Happy Holidays from CBR!

Happy Holidays from CBR!

All of us here at CBR would like to wish our readers a safe and happy holiday season! We'll be taking the day off Friday, but we'll be back to half-strength on Saturday and full strength Monday morning! Merry Christmas, everybody!

The Buy Pile - 12/24/2009

The Buy Pile - 12/24/2009

The Great Sadness takes hold for the holidays as an inexpensive week is overwhelmed by comics that barely manage to whelm, with event comics, commentary tracks and other business taking center stage.

Greg Tocchini's

Greg Tocchini's "Last Days"

The artist of Radical Comic's "The Last Days of American Crime" spoke with CBR News about the concept behind his and Rick Remender's new comics series, the challenges he faced in developing a new art style and more.

The Many Faces of

The Many Faces of "Legion"

Moviegoers will believe in (evil) angels next month as they see "Legion," but IDW's prequel comic provides background on the divine invasion and those who would try to stop it. CBR spoke with Tom Waltz about "Legion: Prophets."

"Blackest Night" #6 Leaks

Though not available for purchase until next week, some copies of the highly anticipated DC Comics series have worked their way out of retailers hands and onto the internet, as Geoff Johns responds to early spoilers.

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Christmas arrives early with a new COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED! Find out the secret origins of P. Craig Russell's "Robin 3000," Stephen King's "Cycle of the Werewolf" and Steve Ditko's "Dragon Lord!"

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Zorro: Matanzas" #1

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR presents an exclusive preview of their new series, "Zorro: Matanzas" #1, written by Don McGregor and featuring covers and interior art by Mike Mayhew, hitting stores in February 2010.

Vertigo's Marquee Sneak Peek

Vertigo's Marquee Sneak Peek

DC's Mature Reader imprint wraps the year with a pair of cover reveals for two of their 2010 offerings including the new series co-written by Stephen King and the OGN inspired by singer Neil Young

Permanent Damage - 12/23/2009

Permanent Damage - 12/23/2009

Steven looks at the artists he has most enjoyed working with - and those he'd love to work with in a perfect word. Plus, we present the year end MEGA-Comics Cover Challenge, and have a few special messages to Permanent Damage fans.

To The Batcave With Grant Morrison

To The Batcave With Grant Morrison

In the second of a two-part interview, Morrison spoke about "Batman and Robin," "The Return of Bruce Wayne," how long he plans to stay on "Batman and Robin" and when we'll find out what's going on with Bruce Wayne's skull.

VIDEO:

VIDEO: "Kick-Ass" Hit-Girl Red Band Trailer

Lionsgate has released an uncensored, adults-only red band teaser trailer for "Kick-Ass" featuring none other than Hit-Girl in all her hyper-violent super heroine glory as portrayed by actress Chloe Moretz.

Ennis'

Ennis' "The Boys" Tackle "The Innocents"

The Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson superhero satire series moves into its next phase as genuine heroes hit the world of the supers and Wee Hughie's romance with Starlight moves into a new and potentially dangerous phase.

Diamond Releases FCBD Silver Title Checklist

Diamond Releases FCBD Silver Title Checklist

Diamond Comics has released the second half of their Free Comic Book Day titles, including "Atomic Robo," "Green Hornet," "Irredeemable," and more. ROBOT 6 has the list, complete with cover images.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Image United" #2

Series writer Robert Kirkman and "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane join forces to provide CBR readers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation process for the second issue of the highly anticipated "Image United."

CBR TV: Rick Remender

CBR TV: Rick Remender

CBR TV spoke with Rick Remender about his early indie comic days, his work at Marvel on "Punisher" and "Doctor Voodoo," his new series "The Last Days of American Crime" from Radical Comics, the "Fear Agent" movie and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield"

James Hunt reviews "Who Will Wield the Shield" and gives it a 5-star review, saying that the comic "knows what it wants to say about Captain America, and it does it with flair and brilliantly refined craft."

Shanower's

Shanower's "Little Adventures in Oz"

"Little Adventures in Oz," collecting Eric Shanower's original Oz stories, arrives in January from IDW. We spoke with the creator about his adventures on the yellow brick road, including his current excursion with Marvel.

Superman & Muhammad Ali Step Back In The Ring

Superman & Muhammad Ali Step Back In The Ring

The classic 1978 Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams comic that sees the Man of Steel team up with the Greatest emerges from rights limbo for two new editions in 2010 including a treasury-sized hardcover

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

The writer of "Cable" joins X-POSITION to answer your queries about "X-Men: Second Coming" while developing the perfect post-apocalyptic buddy comedy and providing a recipe for a tasty holiday treat!

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2010

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2010

Image has released cover art and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March, 2010, including "Image United: Interlude" #1, "Fade To Black" #1, "Chew" #10, "Elephantmen" #26 and much more.

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

It's New Comics Day here in the USA, and CBR has over fifty previews of books on sale today from Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics and more.

The Most Variant of

The Most Variant of "Siege" Variants

We received a very special gift from Marvel at CBR Global Conglomerated Industries Headquarters in Hollywood, CA today -- a "Siege Advance Screening Variant" #1 and we've got the scans to prove it!

EXCLUSIVE:

EXCLUSIVE: "Colt Noble and the Megalords" Vintage Commercial

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive look at this recently unearthed vintage commercial for the "Colt Noble and the Megalords" action figures based on the comic created by Tim Seeley.

THE GREEN ZONE: Paul Pelletier

THE GREEN ZONE: Paul Pelletier

The incoming artist for "Incredible Hulk" describes the free wheeling feel of his latest gig, explains how he landed on "Hulk" after his "War of Kings" assignment and gives us an exclusive look at "Fall of the Hulks" art.

Pipeline - 12/22/2009

Pipeline - 12/22/2009

Forget the ten best comics of the year or even of the last decade - this week, Augie is looking at 1,000 comics that he's glad to have read over the course of the last twenty years. Read the first half of his massive list today!

EXCLUSIVE: Ape Entertainment Brings Dreamworks To Comics

EXCLUSIVE: Ape Entertainment Brings Dreamworks To Comics

With plans for "Shrek" and "Penguins of Madagascar" comic series as well as the teen superhero "Mecha-Nation," indie publisher Ape Entertainment sets its sights on kids publishing in 2010 with their new KiZoic imprint.

Bunn and Hurtt Spin A

Bunn and Hurtt Spin A "Christmas Yarn"

ROBOT 6's Tim O' Shea spoke with Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt about their holiday prose/sequential art tale, "The Sixth Gun Short Story, Them What Ails Ya: A Christmas Yarn" which is currently available online through Oni Press.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "The Last Days of American Crime" #1

Courtesy of Radical Comics, CBR presents a 15 page preview of Rick Remender's "The Last Days of American Crime" #1, which hits stores tomorrow, December 23.

Grant Morrison's

Grant Morrison's "Barbarian"

In this, the first part of a two-part interview with comics superstar Grant Morrison, CBR News spoke with the writer who shed some light on the darkness surrounding his new creator-owned series from Vertigo Comics, "Joe the Barbarian."

"Project Superpowers" Makes War With A God

Dynamite's superhero epic races into its second storyline with a battle against the mighty Zeus in the offing and incentives for fans looking to jump on board with a $10 trade and more. We spoke with Krueger & Hester.

The CSBG Advent Calendar Is Almost Complete

The CSBG Advent Calendar Is Almost Complete

Christmas is almost upon us, and that means that almost all of the doors on the COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD Advent Calendar for 2009 have been opened - click on over today to see what Christmas comics have been featured already!

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review staff covered two dozen new comics, including "Amazing Spider-Man" #615, "Batman" #694, "Incorruptible" #1, "Green Lantern Corps" #43, "Gødland" #30, "Astonishing X-Men" #33 and more.

Marvel Comics Solicitations for March 2010

Marvel Comics Solicitations for March 2010

Marvel has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March 2010, including "Siege," "Fall of the Hulks," "DoomWar," "Realm of Kings," "Second Coming," and more.

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

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

Wallace & Gromit e-comic scores a half-million downloads! Marvel giving away digital subscriptions to service members! The growth of manga in Europe! Another "Death Note" incident! Plus much more!

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Green Hornet" #1

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents this exclusive first look at comic book superstar J. Scott Campbell's cover illustration for "Green Hornet" #1 written by fan-favorite writer Kevin Smith.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Redefines Its Co-Feature Program

EXCLUSIVE: DC Redefines Its Co-Feature Program

Dan Didio spoke with CBR about the many changes in store for DC Comics' back-up stories, from which serials will end (with a drop to $2.99 pricing), to which books will pick up new stories, to how they will be collected and more.

When Words Collide - 12/21/2009

When Words Collide - 12/21/2009

The year is coming to a close so it's only appropriate that Tim takes some time this week to talk about "Batman and Robin," "Scalped," "Scott Pilgrim" and other titles as he runs through his choices for the Ten Best Comics of 2009.

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