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PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/4/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/4/2011

Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

X-POSITION: Gischler Takes a Bite Out of

X-POSITION: Gischler Takes a Bite Out of "X-Men"

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"X-Men" writer Victor Gischler swings by to answer all of your questions about the book's many guest stars, vampire threats and just how the X-Men will deal with "Fear Itself."

POLL: Where Do You Stand on Superman's US Citizenship?

POLL: Where Do You Stand on Superman's US Citizenship?

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With all the controversy surrounding the milestone issue, CBR News wants to know , what do you think about Superman's decision to renounce his US citizenship in "Action Comics" #900?

Pipeline - 5/3/2011

Pipeline - 5/3/2011

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie plays catch-up with "Invincible" and likes what he sees. Also, take a trip back twenty years to look at "Wizard" #1 all over again and a look at the past week's news items.

Layman Talks

Layman Talks "Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths"

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" scribe John Layman spoke with CBR about his upcoming Godzilla miniseries "Gangsters and Goliaths," which takes an Asian gangster movie approach to the Toho monsters. Issue #1 is on sale in June from IDW.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Secret Six" #33

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive look at "Secret Six" #33. The issue, written by Gail SImone with art by J. Calafiore and a cover by Daniel Luvisi, hits stores tomorrow, May 4.

Scott Snyder, Image Announce

Scott Snyder, Image Announce "Severed"

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Eisner-nominated writer Scott Snyder will team with writer Scott Tuft and New York Times best-selling artist Attila Futaki on "Severed," an Image Comics horror title debuting in August.

Marvel's

Marvel's "Ultimate Comics X-Men"

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's second "Ultimate Universe Reborn" call Tuesday afternoon revealed that Nick Spencer and Paco Medina will launch "Ultimate Comics X-Men" in September. Spencer was on hand to discuss the series and new status quo.

Talking Comics with Chris Roberson

Talking Comics with Chris Roberson

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim O'Shea spoke with writer Chris Roberson about his upcoming BOOM! Studios "Elric" series, launching this weekend with a Free Comic Book Day zero issue, his history with the Michael Moorcock character and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Captain America" #1

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Captain America" #1, the new Steve Rogers starring series by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven launching on July 13.

Comics A.M. - Green Lantern Light-Up Displays Pose Fire Hazard

Comics A.M. - Green Lantern Light-Up Displays Pose Fire Hazard

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC advises retailers to unplug $150 promotional signs! Losses mount for bankrupt Borders Group! Comings and goings at Wizard! Interviews with Mark Andrew Smith, Chester Brown and more!

Darwyn Cooke Discusses his Creator-Owned Digital Comic

Darwyn Cooke Discusses his Creator-Owned Digital Comic

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive interview at Boston Comic Con, Darwyn Cooke revealed some of the details of his first fully creator-owned work -- a digital graphic novel that's a love story with a twist.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's crack review team weighed in with their opinions on twenty new releases, including the latest from "Avengers," "Justice Society of America," "Ruse," "The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde" and more.

McCool Flexes his

McCool Flexes his "Cardiac" Muscle in "Fear Itself: The Home Front"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In June's "Fear Itself: The Home Front" #3 writer Ben McCool reintroduces readers to the scourge of the corporate underworld, Cardiac. CBR spoke exclusively with McCool about bringing back the '90s fan-favorite.

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REVIEW: "American Vampire" #14

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lindsay gives Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire" #14 4 stars and says the series is "going to become a definite cultural touchstone in comics for this period of history."

When Words Collide - 5/2/2011

When Words Collide - 5/2/2011

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim concludes his look at Jonathan Hickman's "Secret Warriors" by actually talking about what he thinks of the series, its literalism, its plot reversals and how it relates to Hickman's Image work.

What Does Bin Laden's Death Mean for Miller's

What Does Bin Laden's Death Mean for Miller's "Holy Terror?"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of death of Al Quaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, ROBOT 6 wonders what effect the news will have on Frank Miller’s long-gestating graphic novel "Holy Terror?"

Woodring Chronicles

Woodring Chronicles "Congress of the Animals"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Woodring spoke with CBR about "Congress of the Animals," his first full-length Frank adventure debuting in June, and why none of it was drawn with his famous seven-foot long steel nib pen Nibbus Maximus.

Marvel Announces

Marvel Announces "Ultimate Comics: Ultimates"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

During a Monday afternoon press conference, Marvel revealed details of "Ultimate Comics: Ultimates," a new ongoing series by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic following "Ultimate Fallout" and the "Death of Spider-Man."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Adventure Comics," "Doom Patrol"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with exclusive looks at "Adventure Comics" #526 featuring the conclusion of the "Legion Academy" arc and "Doom Patrol" #22, both hitting comic stores Wednesday, May 4.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Chew" #27

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 9-page preview of "Chew" #27 by the Eisner Award winning creative team of John Layman and Rob Guillory. UPDATED: The issue hits stores Wednesday, May 11.

Ostrander Bonds with

Ostrander Bonds with "Star Wars: Agent of the Empire"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer John Ostrander about his new Star Wars miniseries for Dark Horse, which examines whether a man can work for something as evil as the Empire without becoming evil himself.

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REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #536

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt gives "Uncanny X-Men" #536 4.5 stars, calling Kieron Gillen and Terry Dodson's follow-up to "Joss Whedon's X-story, "fun, interesting and original...you can’t ask for more than that from any superhero comic."

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 4, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 4, 2011

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, May 4 including Garth Ennis' "The Boys" #54 and "Jennifer Blood" #3, "Vampirella" #5 and more.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Duncan" Wins LA Times Book Prize; Wizard World Returns to LA

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Hines wins LA Times Book Prize for "Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One"! Wizard World announces Los Angeles show! Superman's history of "un-American activity"! Plus more!

Spencer Makes the

Spencer Makes the "Secret Avengers" Feel "Fear"

Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer's four issue run on "Secret Avengers" kicks off April 27th with #12.1. CBR News spoke with the writer about his plans for putting the team in the public eye and a "Fear Itself" tie-in.

Reassessing Top Cow

Reassessing Top Cow

Sun, May 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan reassesses his preconceived notions of Top Cow Productions and its comics after diving into "Witchblade," "The Darkness" and "Velocity."

The Ten Goofiest Moments of

The Ten Goofiest Moments of "Fantastic Four" #11-20

Sun, May 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics during the 1960s were a blast, but they were not without their goofy plot points. We examine the ten goofiest moments from "Fantastic Four" #11-20, including the appearance of a president.

BOOM! Studios Titles on Sale May 4, 2011 and FCBD

BOOM! Studios Titles on Sale May 4, 2011 and FCBD

Sat, April 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale May 4, including "Irredeemable" #25 and "Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers" #6, as well as "Elric: The Balance Lost," which arrives on Free Comic Book Day!

The Top 250 Comic Book Writers & Artists List is Complete!

The Top 250 Comic Book Writers & Artists List is Complete!

Sat, April 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

You all voted for your favorite comic book writers and artists of all-time and now the master list of your top 250 is complete! Check to see where your favorites ranked! Link Fixed

Kissing

Kissing "Brightest Day" Goodbye

Sat, April 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' "Brightest Day" now in the history books, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at both what happened and whether or not it worked as a cohesive story.

ROBOT 6: Kevin Keller - Archie’s openly gay Army brat

ROBOT 6: Kevin Keller - Archie’s openly gay Army brat

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

On the cover of "Kevin Keller" #2, Riverdale's first openly gay resident embraces his father, a three-star general, and proclaims, "Dad, you're my hero!" Is Archie now the most socially relevant publisher in comics?

Internet Explodes over Superman Renouncing America

Internet Explodes over Superman Renouncing America

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's John Parkin looks at reaction to Superman renouncing his US citizenship in "Action Comics" #900, from comic forum to Fox News. RELATED: Did Supes always fight for the American Way?

TALK TO THE HAT: Brevoort & Sankovitch Go Inside

TALK TO THE HAT: Brevoort & Sankovitch Go Inside "Fear Itself" & "FF"

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Editorial team behind big Marvel Comics from the "Fear Itself" event to "FF" explain the process of making big events, finishing "Secret Warriors" and relaunching "Captain America & Bucky."

FLASHPOINT FACTS: Milligan Assembles

FLASHPOINT FACTS: Milligan Assembles "Secret Seven"

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Milligan speaks exclusively with CBR about his upcoming miniseries, "Flashpoint: Secret Seven," reveals a new member and his take on Swamp Thing and Constantine returning to the DC Universe.

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REVIEW: "Batman Incorporated" #5

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR Reviewer Greg McElhatton gives Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette's "Batman Incorporated" #5 4 stars, saying the series "has kicked into high gear" with this latest installment.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered" #2

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the May 4th shipping "B.P.R.D: The Dead Remembered" #2 by writers Mike Mignola & Scott Allie, with art by Karl Moline.

Tom Waltz Unleashes “Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard”

Tom Waltz Unleashes “Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard”

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Right after his big gaming return in “Duke Nukem Forever,” Duke explodes into comics with “Glorious Bastard,” a four-issue miniseries from IDW. CBR News spoke with writer Tom Waltz about the series, who shared exclusive art!

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #876

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR Reviewer Kelly Thompson gives Snyder & Jock's "Detective Comics" #876 4.5 stars and says the series "has shot to the top of my must have list again." Read on to see why this series is receiving rave reviews.

FLASHPOINT FACTS: DnA Takes On “Lois Lane” and “Wonder Woman”

FLASHPOINT FACTS: DnA Takes On “Lois Lane” and “Wonder Woman”

Fri, April 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of CBR's exclusive coverage, writing duo Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning discuss international destruction in their two fighting female “Flashpoint” miniseries: “Lois Lane and the Resistance” and “Wonder Woman and the Furies.”

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