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Diamond Announces New Retailer Event in 2010

Diamond Announces New Retailer Event in 2010

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that the company will be holding a new retailer's summit on April 15-16, 2010, in association with Reed Exhibition's first Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Blackest Night: Flash" #1

CBR's Doug Zawisza reviews "Blackest Night: Flash"#1 and gives it a 4-star rating, saying that the first issue of the Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins crafted mini "adds depth to the titular character and the event this series ties into."

Stradley Incites

Stradley Incites "AVP: Three World War"

Randy Stradley dives back into the franchise he helped to create with "Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War," a six issue miniseries launching in January. CBR spoke with the writer, who also wrote the original "AVP" miniseries in 1990.

STORMING HEAVEN:

STORMING HEAVEN: "Siege: The Cabal"

In the first installment of STORMING HEAVEN, CBR enlists writer Brian Michael Bendis to provide a commentary track for and insight into "Siege: The Cabal," the one-shot prologue which sets up 2010's Avengers event.

Marvel Comics On Sale December 9th, 2009

Marvel Comics On Sale December 9th, 2009

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this coming Thursday including "New Avengers Annual" #3, "S.W.O.R.D." #2, "War Machine" #12, "Invincible Iron Man" #21, & plenty more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Incredible Hulk" #605

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Incredible Hulk" #605 by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Ariel Olivetti, Paul Pelletier and Michael Ryan, in stores next Wednesday, December 9.

Dynamite Acquires Dabel Brothers Titles

Dynamite Acquires Dabel Brothers Titles

Dynamite Entertainment will be adding to it's classic character-driven line of series in 2010 after purchasing a wave of titles adapted from the works of Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher and more from Dabel Brothers Publishing.

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Project Superpowers" Variants

Dynamite Entertainment has given CBR an exclusive first look at 4 different variant covers for upcoming issues of their "Project Superpowers: Chapter 2" series by Mark Texiera, Stephen Segovia and Jonathan Lau.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Siege: The Cabal"

Chad Nevett enjoys the opening chapter of Norman Osborn's downfall, giving "Siege: The Cabal" a 4 star rating, stating that the comic provides a good start to the "Siege" event with a "[Doctor] Doom at his arrogant, entitled best."

Josh Howard On

Josh Howard On "Dead @ 17: Afterbirth"

Howard, the writer/artist/creator of "Dead@17" spoke with CBR News about his recently concluded miniseries "Afterbirth," which arrives in stores today in collected from, hints about the next series, "The Witch Queen," and more.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "New Avengers Annual" #3

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 6-page preview of "New Avengers Annual" #3, from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Mayhew, in stores next Wednesday.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Days Missing" #5

Courtesy of Archaia, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Days Missing" #5, the final chapter of the mini-series. This issue features a story by Phil Hester, art by Frazer Irving, a Dale Keown cover and is in stores next week.

Is Obama

Is Obama "Buffy's" Twilight?

Yesterday, we learned that "Buffy Season 8" villain Twilight's identity would be revealed in issue #33. Later, a cover image identifying Twilight as President Obama surfaced. We spoke with editor Scott Allie for the real story.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Siege" #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents a 6-page preview of the first issue of next year's Avengers event, "Siege," by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Olivier Coipel. The mini-series debuts in stores on January 6, 2010.

50 Kills for

50 Kills for "Jonah Hex" #50

The team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray discuss the semicentennial issue of "Jonah Hex" and the way they chose to celebrate - with the death of 50 men by the hands of the man blessed with the mark of a demon.

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

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

Judge refuses to order shutdown of OpenBitTorrent! Call for Eisner submissions! Tokyopop considers fan translators for some titles! More best comics of the year! Biography delves into Patricia Highsmith's comics career! Plus 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 and Image Comics.

CBR, Golden Apple to Host All-Star Holiday Spectacular

CBR, Golden Apple to Host All-Star Holiday Spectacular

On December 12, Comic Book Resources will join forces with Golden Apple Comics to host the All-Star Holiday Spectacular, featuring creator signings, free giveaways, a Publisher Showcase & more.

UPDATED: Twilight Unmasked in

UPDATED: Twilight Unmasked in "Buffy" #33

UPDATED: CBR News has received new cover art for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8" #33 that reveals none other than President Obama as the secret identity of the series' main villain, Twilight.

Permanent Damage - 12/2/2009

Permanent Damage - 12/2/2009

This Week: The final word on narrative and what it means to the future of the graphic novel; comics books for Xmas 2009 - our recommendations; plus Wonder Woman, Rupert Murdoch, gays in Uganda, bankers with guns and lots of other notes.

Beechen Recruits For

Beechen Recruits For "WildCats"

In preparation for a new beginning for the WildStorm Universe, writer Adam Beechen assembles a line-up of nearly every super hero in the universe's history to combat dueling alien invasions in a post-apocalyptic world.

Marvel & Disney Set Merger Date

Marvel & Disney Set Merger Date

The stockholder vote to finalize the proposed $4 billion deal between the media giants has been scheduled to take place by the end of the year, with the expected result making the House of Ideas a part of the House of Mouse.

Talking Gods With Brunswick & Edmondson

Talking Gods With Brunswick & Edmondson

CBR News presents a conversation between the writer of "Jersey Gods" and the scribe behind "Olympus" about their individual creative processes, the influences of mythology, family and literature upon their works and much more.

Sikoryak Unveils His

Sikoryak Unveils His "Masterpiece"

CBR spoke with Robert Sikoryak about the writer/artist's collection of parody comics, "Masterpiece Comics," how he got his start in the industry, where his ideas for classic literature and comic strip mash-ups come from and more.

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

The CBR Review staff covered more than twenty different comics last week, including "Fantastic Four" #573, "Chew" #6, "Detective Comics" #859, "Criminal: The Sinners" #2, "Image United" #1 and more.

VIDEO: Animating the

VIDEO: Animating the "Astonishing X-Men"

Marvel Comics has released a special behind the scenes video featuring Neal Adams and "Astonishing X-Men" series artist John Cassaday showing exactly what it takes to transform the printed page into motion comics.

Bendis Unleashes An

Bendis Unleashes An "Ultimate Enemy"

CBR spoke with Brian Michael Bendis about "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" and "Ultimate Comics Enemy," a mini-series that will introduce a powerful new villain into the Ultimate Universe. Plus, an exclusive look at art from both titles.

Oni Press Titles On Sale December 3, 2009

Oni Press Titles On Sale December 3, 2009

Oni Press has provided CBR with advance looks at two new graphic novels on sale this week, including a 16 page preview of "The Return of King Doug" and a complete short story from Lars Brown's "North World: Other Sagas."

X-POSITION: Mike Carey

X-POSITION: Mike Carey

The writer of “X-Men: Legacy” swings by X-POSITION to discuss X-people’s powers, romantic entanglements, and future premonitions for mutantkind. Plus an exclusive look at art from "X-Men: Legacy" #230 and 231!

Top 75 Most Iconic DC Comics Covers

Top 75 Most Iconic DC Comics Covers

The votes are in, the results have been tallied and today, COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD has begun to reveal the winners of their Top 75 Most Iconic DC Comics Covers of All Time poll as determined by you, the readers!

Pipeline - 12/1/2009

Pipeline - 12/1/2009

This week, Augie runs down some of the current comic book happenings across the internet, "Chickenhare" turns webcomic, a suggestion for Marvel regarding hardcover collections of Todd McFarlane's "Spider-Man" run and plenty more!

Cooke Heads West with

Cooke Heads West with "Jonah Hex"

The Eisner Award winning comic creator is back in the saddle again this week as the artist on "Jonah Hex" #50. Cooke shared his passion for the character and also provided an update on the next book in the "Parker" series, "The Outfit."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Hellboy: The Bride of Hell"

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Hellboy: The Bride of Hell," a new one-shot from creator/writer Mike Mignola and artist Richard Corben, in stores December 23.

CBR TV: Jimmy Palmiotti

CBR TV: Jimmy Palmiotti

CBR spoke with Jimmy Palmiotti about switching from the role as an inker to that of a writer, his new Radical Comics series "Time Bomb," the "Jonah Hex" movie and comic, Power Girl's costume, working with Amanda Conner and more.

Titan Publishing To Launch WWE Comics

Titan Publishing To Launch WWE Comics

The UK comics publisher and the longtime professional wrestling powerhouse team up in 2010 for a new line of comics starring wrestlers from Triple H to Matt Hardy in an action hero setting

Higgins and Siegel Enter the

Higgins and Siegel Enter the "Theater of War"

The filmmakers behind the short film "The League" make their comic debut in "Captain America: Theater of War: Prisoners of Duty." We spoke with the writers about the one-shot, which finds a captured Steve Rogers with a dilemma on his hands.

Dynamite Comics On Sale December 3, 2009

Dynamite Comics On Sale December 3, 2009

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale this week, including "Athena" #3, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" #6 and "The Boys" #37 which reveals the origin of The Frenchman!

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

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

Thai basketball comic wins "Nobel Prize of manga"! Cartoonist Don Addis passes away! How long before a major newspaper gets rid of comics? What, philosophically speaking, makes a superhero? Plus more!

Edginton Ignites

Edginton Ignites "Aladdin's" Lamp

Comics writer Ian Edginton talked with CBR News about uniting a pair of classic heroes in "Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost," the inspiration behind their pairing and the unique challenges involved in developing Radical's newest project.

CBR TV: Jeff Katz & Christopher Daniels

CBR TV: Jeff Katz & Christopher Daniels

Jeff Katz and The Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, stopped by CBR TV to talk about Katz's new American Original label, the company's origins and goals, the intersection of the comic book and wrestling worlds and much more.

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