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Tilting at Windmills - 12/15/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 12/15/2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines the idea that comics can turn the corner and find a greater audience, as well as the problem of "waiting for the trade" from the perspective of retailers and publishers.

Marvel Comics On Sale December 21, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale December 21, 2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Daredevil" #7, "Generation Hope" #15, "Incredible Hulk" #3, "Venom" #11 and more.

Snyder Bites Back in

Snyder Bites Back in "American Vampire's" '50s "Death Race"

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After WWII's vampire war, Scott Snyder prepares "American Vampire" for the 1950s with a teenage Rockabilly Van Helsing testing the cast and teases another miniseries.

Shelf Life - 12/15/2011

Shelf Life - 12/15/2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz opines about the desk at his home office, the comfort it provides, and the many other places he's had to write, as well as why they're all beneficial to the process.

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2012

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2012

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March, 2012, including the debuts of "Saga," "Bloodstrike," "Hell Yeah" and more.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost" #3

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Star Wars: Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost" #3 by Mike Richardson and Paul Gulacy. The issue hits December 28.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Uncanny X-Force" #18 with Rick Remender

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In this installment of CBR's COMMENTARY TRACK, writer Rick Remender joins us for some insight into the key scenes of the epic final chapter of the latest "Uncanny X-Force" arc, "The Dark Angel Saga."

The Buy Pile - 12/15/2011

The Buy Pile - 12/15/2011

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A shocker win this week as Dark Horse delivers a "Star Wars" comic so good it practically Force chokes you, the holiday spirit holds sway over Asgard and to all, a good night.

Longtime

Longtime "Teen Titans" Artist Eduardo Barreto Has Died

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Eduardo Barreto, best known by fans for his work on DC Comics' "The New Teen Titans," has passed away at age 57. Updated 1:40 p.m. PT

Jason Aaron Wraps Up His

Jason Aaron Wraps Up His "Wolverine" Run

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel tops off a week of press conference calls with Jason Aaron discussing upcoming events in Wolverine's life, beginning with issue #300 which kicks off Aaron's final arc on the title.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Avengers," "Fantastic Four"

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents exclusive advance looks at Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuña's "Avengers" #20 and Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's "Fantastic Four" #601!

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator  Joe Simon

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator Joe Simon

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has learned that Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America and a wealth of other characters, comics and genres, has died leaving behind a legacy as a writer, artist, editor and historian from his 98 years. [UPDATED]

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Batwoman" #4

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's "Batwoman" #4 5 stars, calling the DC Comics series "the best one at the company."

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Force" #18

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Uncanny X-Force" #18 5 stars calling Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña's "Dark Angel Saga" finale "the most singularly brilliant and affecting issue of anything I’ve read in a long time."

Comics A.M. - More on Occupy Comics; New 52's Relative Rankings

Comics A.M. - More on Occupy Comics; New 52's Relative Rankings

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Pizzolo talks Occupy Comics! Looking at the relative positions of DC's New 52 titles! DC backs off digital debuts! Jim Zubkavich on writing "Skullkickers"! Ramon Perez on adapting Jim Henson's "Tale of Sand"! Plus more!

CSBG's 2011 Comics Advent Calendar

CSBG's 2011 Comics Advent Calendar

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Celebrate this winter's Christmas holiday with COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's annual Comics Advent Calendar!

TRADE WAITING: Carey & Gross on

TRADE WAITING: Carey & Gross on "Unwritten" Vol. 4 and Beyond

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Carey and Peter Gross discuss the fourth collection of "The Unwritten," the goal of the title's new .5 issues and what lies ahead for Tom Taylor and his pals.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tomasi On Damian, Dogs &

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tomasi On Damian, Dogs & "Batman And Robin"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Peter Tomasi spoke with THE BAT SIGNAL about NoBody's past, digs into his approach to writing Damian Wayne and outlined his take on "Batman and Robin" in DC Comics' New 52.

Sowa Reflects on Poland, Politics and Pain in

Sowa Reflects on Poland, Politics and Pain in "Marzi"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Marzi" creator and writer Marzena Sowa spoke to CBR News about her graphic novel autobiography, the fallout from Chernobyl, and growing up in the last days of Communist Poland.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness' "Avengers: X-Sanction" #1 4 stars, calling the first chapter of Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" prelude series "big, loud and most importantly, fun."

David Lapham Returns to

David Lapham Returns to "Age of Apocalypse"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel continues its week of revelations with its newest book spinning out of the pages of "Uncanny X-Force." CBR News was on hand with writer David Lapham for all the upcoming details.

Marz and Seeley are the Bearers of the

Marz and Seeley are the Bearers of the "Witchblade"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Ron Marz and Tim Seeley team up to discuss the building blocks of "Witchblade" with CBR, dealing with the cheesecake tag and building the Top Cow Universe while sharing exclusive pages from issue #150

Barbiere and Radl Don

Barbiere and Radl Don "White Suits"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Up-and-coming creators Frank J. Barbiere and Luke Radl spoke with CBR about "The White Suits," their gritty crime drama set in 1980s Moscow kicking off in April's "Dark Horse Presents" #11.

IDW Moves from iVerse to comiXology, Goes Same Day Digital

IDW Moves from iVerse to comiXology, Goes Same Day Digital

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing announces the expansion of its partnership with comiXology and same-day digital across their entire library of titles.

Sam Humphries Prepares a

Sam Humphries Prepares a "Sacrifice"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Humphries, whose self-published "Our Love is Real" was a breakout hit, returns with the six-issue Aztec adventure, "Sacrifice." CBR spoke with Humphries about the series and DIY comics.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Strain" #1

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Ryan Lindsay gives the first chapter of David Lapham and Mike Huddleston's adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" 3.5 stars, describing it as "cerebral horror with a dark, beastly side."

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Heroes Solicitations for March, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Heroes Solicitations for March, 2012

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive advance look at its March 2012 solicitations for the Marvel Heroes corner of the MU, featuring "Captain America," "Winter Soldier," "Hulk" and more.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Stuck in the Middle" to Remain in School Library

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Committee recommends "Stuck in the Middle" remain in Maine middle-school library following complaint! A look at the new Comic Reader! Interviews with Jack Davis, Larry Gonick and Nathan Schreiber! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #5

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Angel and Faith" #5 featuring the return of Harmony! Christos Gage is joined by guest artist Phil Noto on Wednesday, December 28.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/14/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/14/2011

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 90 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite, Archie, Archaia and more.

Pipeline - 12/13/2011

Pipeline - 12/13/2011

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie has an idea that would keep comic prices down, promote regular creative teams and save publishing companies money. Also, a look back at Rob Liefeld's first issues of "New Mutants."

X-POSITION: Pak's

X-POSITION: Pak's "Astonishing X-Men" Brings Back Storm's Mohawk

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week "Astonishing X-Men" scribe Greg Pak answers CBR reader emails ranging from Storm's hairstyle to Phoenix Eggs and more. Plus exclusive art!

Jim Lee Brings Justice League to Free Comic Book Day T-Shirt

Jim Lee Brings Justice League to Free Comic Book Day T-Shirt

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment and Diamond Book Distributors pull back the curtain on Jim Lee's "Justice League" t-shirt design for Free Comic Book Day 2012 with an homage image to a classic piece of JLA art.

Comic Studies: Dave Sim and Seth

Comic Studies: Dave Sim and Seth

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Laura Sneddon returns to wrap her first semester of Comic Studies, taking a look at the very different works of Seth and Dave Sim in "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" and "Cerebus."

Slott Takes Spidey to the

Slott Takes Spidey to the "Ends of the Earth"

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel continues its week of reveals with Dan Slott's "Ends of the Earth" storyarc for "Amazing Spider-Man's" 50th Anniversary. CBR News was on hand for all the details.

Frank Cho Covers

Frank Cho Covers "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #0

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released Frank Cho's cover for March's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #0, Brian Michael Bendis and Cho's prologue to 2012's 12-issue crossover battle between the Marvel Universe's most powerful teams.

Abnett and Lanning Live On in

Abnett and Lanning Live On in "Resurrection Man"

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning spoke with CBR News about reimaging "Resurrection Man" for DC's New 52 and the upcoming trade paperback collection of their 1990s iteration of the series.

Valentino Casts a Shadowline at Image

Valentino Casts a Shadowline at Image

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Image Comics founder and former Image Central Publisher Jim Valentino about the early days of Image, his Shadowline publishing imprint, "Morning Glories" and more.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Andy Kubert's

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Andy Kubert's "Justice League" Variant

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with the exclusive debut of Andy Kubert's variant cover for "Justice League" #4, Kubert's first published work since "Flashpoint" concluded in August.

Sales Estimates for November, 2011 - DC, Marvel Gap Closes

Sales Estimates for November, 2011 - DC, Marvel Gap Closes

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Justice League" remains on top of the sales chart while Marvel increases it's position over October in both units and dollars, significantly closing the gap between it and DC.

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