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PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/1/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/1/2011

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Details Emerge On DC's Relaunch

Details Emerge On DC's Relaunch

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News uncovers some of the biggest details behind DC Comics' September relaunch, revealing the full scope of new series in the works and asking the question "Will this work for retailers and readers?"

X-POSITION: Aaron Talks X-Men and Inner Turmoil

X-POSITION: Aaron Talks X-Men and Inner Turmoil

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron, the X-writer with beard-growing mutant powers, answers emails about the upcoming X-event, "Schism," and talks about crazy stories that could-have-been. Plus exclusive “Schism” art!

DC Announces Post-

DC Announces Post-"Flashpoint" Details, Relaunches All Titles

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of its "Flashpoint" event, DC Comics will re-number its entire superhero line, debuting more than 50 first issues in September to introduce "a more modern, diverse DC Universe." UPDATED

Pipeline - 5/31/2011

Pipeline - 5/31/2011

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Sometimes, a comic book stirs a lifetime of memories. This week, join Augie for the ride as he reads Nomi Kane's "Sugar Baby" and flashes back on his diabetic history.

Rise Of The Cons: SoCal's Three Cons

Rise Of The Cons: SoCal's Three Cons

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With announcements for Wizard World's latest LA Comic Con and Comikaze Expo hot on the heels of the establishment of Long Beach Comic Con, CBR News asks: Is there room in SoCal for three comic conventions?

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Fighting American"

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

To celebrate the release of their 200-page "Fighting American" collection, Titan Books has given CBR an exclusive and complete 8-page story by FA creators, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Williams Purifies

Williams Purifies "Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force"

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This July, "Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force" features an anti-superhuman terrorist group out for super heroic blood and only the titular team can stop them. We spoke with writer Rob Williams about the miniseries.

CBR Previews

CBR Previews "The Darkness II"

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News previewed 2K Games "The Darkness II," finding new developer Digital Extremes has created a worthy follow-up to the original, bestowing new and bloody tricks upon Jackie Estacado in the process.

When Words Collide - 5/31/2011

When Words Collide - 5/31/2011

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim concludes his discussion with Joe Casey as they get to the important questions, like, "What are some things that actually happen in 'Vengeance'" and "where does Butcher Baker fit in?"

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered" #3

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents and exclusive preview of "B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered" #3 by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie and Karl Moline. Sporting a Jo Chen cover, the issue hits June 1.

Kurt Busiek On Launching

Kurt Busiek On Launching "Kirby: Genesis"

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the recent #0 issue launching Dynamite's new Jack Kirby character universe, the writer behind "Kirby: Genesis" explains how he and Alex Ross turned the real life work of the King of Comics into cosmic fiction.

Marvel Releases New

Marvel Releases New "I Am Captain America" Variants

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released the art for eight more "I Am Captain America" variant covers, including the covers for "Wolverine" #12, "Iron Man 2.0" #7 and more. The variants will hit stores throughout July.

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PREVIEWS: "The Darkness" #91, "Turf" #5

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at "The Darkness" #91 and "Turf" #5, the final issue of Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards' vampire/alien/mob war! Both issues hit tomorrow, June 1.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Wolverine," "Super Dinosaur," & More

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's review staff looked at over twenty new releases last week, including the latest installments of "Kill Shakespeare," "Wolverine," "Super Dinosaur," "X-Men Legacy," "Xombi" and more!

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Adventure Comics," "Secret Six"

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with exclusive previews of "Adventure Comics" #527 and "Secret Six" #34. Both titles hit comic stores Wednesday, June 1.

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REVIEW: "Secret Avengers" #13

Mon, May 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Nick Spencer's debut on "Secret Avengers" gets 4 stars from CBR reviewer Greg McElhatton, who calls Spencer and artist Scot Eaton's "Fear Itself" tie-in "a good opportunity seized."

The Goofier Side of DC and Marvel's War Titles

The Goofier Side of DC and Marvel's War Titles

Mon, May 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This Memorial Day, CSBG takes us back for a look at some of the goofiest moments that occurred in Marvel and DC Comics' Silver Age war titles.

Talking Comics with Nick Dragotta

Talking Comics with Nick Dragotta

Mon, May 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 contributor Tim O'Shea chats with "Vengeance" artist Nick Dragotta about collaborating with writer Joe Casey on the upcoming Marvel miniseries, and his creator-owned "Howtoons."

Memorial Day Spotlight on Joe Kubert

Memorial Day Spotlight on Joe Kubert

Mon, May 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with legendary comic creator Joe Kubert about his storied career, the Kubert School, the death of Sgt. Rock and DC's publication of "Yossel" and "Jew Gangster" at DC Comics.

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REVIEW: "American Vampire" #15

Sun, May 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza weighs in on Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire" #15, giving the issue 4 stars and praising the team for continuing to make "the world that much scarier, especially in the dark."

Robin, The Flash, Changes And Rollbacks

Robin, The Flash, Changes And Rollbacks

Sun, May 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 contributor Tom Bondurant considers the significant status quo-altering shifts in DC Comics history, and the inherent impermanence of the "sidekick identity."

Celebrate the Goofiest Moments of the World's Finest Team-Up!

Celebrate the Goofiest Moments of the World's Finest Team-Up!

Sun, May 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Goofiest Moments Month continues with a look at some awesome Silver Age goofiness between Batman and Superman, including the infamous "slap heard 'round the internet!"

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale June 1, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale June 1, 2011

Sat, May 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale June 1, including "Irredeemable" #26, "Dracula: The Company of Monsters" #10, "Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers" #7, "Uncle Scrooge" #404, and "Walt Disney Comics" #719!

Stop Fussing About Wonder Woman and Just <em>Do</em>

Stop Fussing About Wonder Woman and Just Do

Sat, May 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Following recent remarks that Wonder Woman may be a cursed concept, ROBOT 6's Michael May ponders why so many writers tend to overthink DC's Amazonian Princess.

CSBG's Month of Goofiest Moments is Nearly Over

CSBG's Month of Goofiest Moments is Nearly Over

Sat, May 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

If you have missed any of them, check out CSBG's archive of all of this month's goofiest moments, including moments from Captain America, Fantastic Four and the Flash!

TALK TO THE HAT: The Great Renumbering Debate

TALK TO THE HAT: The Great Renumbering Debate

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh off a Marvel Creative Summit with Brian Michael Bendis and the rest of the Marvel Architects, Tom Brevoort digs into DC's rumored plans for renumbering and how Marvel views the double-edged sword of reboots.

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PREVIEW: "Flashpoint: Abin Sur - The Green Lantern" #1

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "Flashpoint: Abin Sur - The Green Lantern" #1 by Adam Schlagman and Felipe Massafera, which is set to crash land into stores on June 1.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #877

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives 4.5 stars to Scott Snyder and Jock's "Detective Comics" #877, summing her feelings up by saying "If you read comics and you’re not reading 'Detective Comics' right now, you’re screwing up."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Who Is Jake Ellis" #4

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Who Is Jake Ellis" #4. The issue, from the team of Nathan Edmondson and Tonci Zonjic, hits stores on June 1.

FLASHPOINT FACTS: Lemire Bolts Frankenstein into

FLASHPOINT FACTS: Lemire Bolts Frankenstein into "Flashpoint"

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR News and shed light on the deep, dark secret origins of his "Flashpoint" mini starring a monster squad originally pitched as "We3" meets Hellboy.

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REVIEW: "Planet of the Apes" #2

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Planet of the Apes" #2 4.5 stars saying Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno's vision of the future "continues to impress with its raw, robust connection to the now classic “Apes” films."

PREVIEW: World of Flashpoint

PREVIEW: World of Flashpoint" #1

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview for "Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint" #1. Written by Rex Ogle and featuring art by Paolo Siquiera and a cover by Brett Booth, the 3-issue miniseries debuts June 1!

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Hellboy: The Fury" #1

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Hellboy: The Fury" #1 by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo. The series, with covers by Mignola and Francesco Francavilla, hits June 1.

CBR TV 2011: Top Cow's Filip Sablik is Tattooed with

CBR TV 2011: Top Cow's Filip Sablik is Tattooed with "Last Mortal's" Emblem

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

At Top Cow's launch party for "Last Mortal," series co-writer Filip Sablik was tattooed with the title's emblem while "Return of the Dapper Men" writer Jim McCann got some ink of his own.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! Morrison, Woodring & More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! Morrison, Woodring & More!

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Learn how Star Comics was almost Care Bears, Droids and...Grant Morrison! Did Jim Woodring design Rubik the Amazing Cube? What Green Lantern/Green Arrow storyline was once a Captain America tale?

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PREVIEW: "Flashpoint: Secret Seven" #1

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released the first four pages from "Flashpoint: Secret Seven" #1 by Peter Milligan and George Perez. The three-issue mini debuts next Wednesday, June 1.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Captain America

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Captain America

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven answer the call to place Steve Rogers back in the red, white and blue uniform of "Captain America," and the pair join Tom Brevoort to talk old heroes, new villains and an arc that starts with a funeral.

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PREVIEW: "Flashpoint - Batman: Knight of Vengeance" #1

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC has released a preview for "Flashpoint - Batman: Knight of Vengeance" #1, next week's new miniseries by the "100 Bullets" team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "PC Weenies" Calls it Quits; Own a Piece of Tokyopop

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Webcomic "The PC Weenies" ends after 13 years! As Tokyopop shuts down publishing division, it's even selling its signs! Comic-Con offices lack a business license! Barbara Randall Kesel! Plus more!

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