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"Popgun" Takes A Fourth Shot

CBR News spoke with "Popgun" editor D.J. Kirkbride and creators Jeffrey Brown, Frank Stockton, Andy Ristiano, Amanda Becker and Janet Kim about the upcoming fourth installment of Image Comics' popular anthology series.

ROBOT 6 Talks With Indy Comics Week Planners

ROBOT 6 Talks With Indy Comics Week Planners

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with the planners of tomorrow's Indy Comics Week celebration, discussing the various challenges faced, responses received and lessons that have been learned in pulling off the inaugural event.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #100-76

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #100-76

Wrap up 2009 with CBR as we present the first 25 comics to crack our coveted Top 100 of the Year, including senses-shattering superheroes, hilarious, historical alt comics, wondrous webcomics and more!

Gene Colan is Still

Gene Colan is Still "Invincible"

In February, the Hero Initiative will publish "The Invincible Gene Colan", a retrospective covering the career of one of the legends of the comics industry. CBR News spoke with Colan about the project and the long career that led up to it.

Sebastian Jones is

Sebastian Jones is "Untamed"

CBR spoke with writer Sebastian Jones, who is launching an ambitious new line of shared-universe fantasy titles through his publishing company, Stranger Comics. The first series, "The Untamed," will debut in Spring 2010.

Van Lente Writes His Own

Van Lente Writes His Own "Legacy"

Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth travel into Marvel's leading futurist's past in the new ongoing "Iron Man: Legacy." CBR spoke with Van Lente about his plans for the series, which will tell stories from various points in Iron Man's history.

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review staff covered twenty-two new comics, including "Chew" #7, "Secret Warriors" #11, "Detective Comics" #860, "Avengers: The Initiative" #31, "Irredeemable" #9, "Blackest Night: JSA" #1 and many more.

When Words Collide - 12/28/2009

When Words Collide - 12/28/2009

What do "Batman: Year 100," "Planetary," "Walking Dead," "Immortal Iron Fist," and "The Human Target" all have in common? They're some of the Best Comics of the Decade, but they didn't quite make Tim's Top 10 list. The countdown begins!

Daniel Way Faces

Daniel Way Faces "Origins'" End

The third chapter in "Wolverine: Origins'" penultimate storyline, "7 the Hard Way," is in stores now, and CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way about both it and "Reckoning," the next and final arc of the series.

John Allison’s

John Allison’s "Bad Machinery"

Longtime web cartoonist John Allison talks about ending his long-running strip “Scary Go Round” and his new ongoing project “Bad Machinery,” featuring the unusual adventures of schoolchildren and footballers.

Allie on “MySpace Dark Horse Presents”

Allie on “MySpace Dark Horse Presents”

Dark Horse's web comics platform is over two years old, and the fourth trade paperback hit stores in December. CBR spoke with Scott Allie to discuss “MySpace Dark Horse Presents” and show an exclusive first look at a new strip.

Rahner Gets

Rahner Gets "Rotten"

Seattle Times columnist Mark Rahner examines current events through zombies and cowboys in "Rotten," an ongoing Moonstone series co-written with Robert Horton and drawn by Dan Dougherty. CBR News spoke with Rahner about the project.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Origins of Siege"

Courtesty of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of this week's free "Origins of Siege" prelude comic, plus a look at the 2010 Marvel calendar and free Avengers ID cards, available on Wednesday at your local comic shop.

The Complete Top 100 Storylines of All Time

The Complete Top 100 Storylines of All Time

You've seen which comic book stories settled in at #1 and #2, now check out COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's entire master list of the Top 100 Comic Book Storylines of All Time, as voted on by you, the readers!!

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 @ CCI 2009: Rick Remender

CBR TV @ CCI 2009: 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.

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