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CUP O' Q&A: DC Execs, Astonishing Ideas & Graphic Violence

CUP O' Q&A: DC Execs, Astonishing Ideas & Graphic Violence

Joe Quesada is back with a new Friday installment of Cup O' Joe where the Marvel E-i-C dives into the new management at the Distinguished Competition, his upcoming rock show and the future of the X-Men Universe.

Miller Strikes Back with

Miller Strikes Back with "Star Wars: Knight Errant"

With his new Star Wars series, "Knight Errant," expected from Dark Horse this fall, we spoke with John Jackson Miller about what it means to be a Jedi outside the Republic in a time and place where no other hope exists.

Gail Simone Leaves

Gail Simone Leaves "Wonder Woman"

The fan-favorite writer and passionate Wonder Woman fan steps aside from her roll in ushering the adventures of Princess Diana and rolls out two in depth farewells for fans including one for her Wonder of Wonders column.

Gail Simone on

Gail Simone on "Wonder Woman" Departure

WONDER OF WONDERS debuts today in it's new home at Comics Should Be Good, featuring an open letter from departing "Wonder Woman" writer Gail Simone to her fans in the wake of today's news.

Brian Wood

Brian Wood "DV8s" From the Norm

CBR News gets the lowdown on Brian Wood's WildStorm debut as the writer readies for the relaunch of "DV8" in the form of an 8-issue story designed to reintroduce the team to both new readers and longtime fans.

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

No holofoil covers for our 250th installment! Instead, just discover the super-secret origin of the Sentry! And is that an early appearance by Venom that we see or is it something much more sinister (or perhaps just sillier)?


REVIEW: "Underground" #5

Doug Zawisza looked at the final issue of Jeff Parker and Steve Leiber's "Underground," giving the finale 4.5 stars saying, "This issue, like the four before it, is a thing of beauty...this is how a comic should look."

Kirkman on the Past and Future of

Kirkman on the Past and Future of "Haunt"

We spoke with "Haunt" writer Robert Kirkman about the series' recently wrapped first arc, Daniel and Kurt Kilgore's future adventures and the simultaneous release of the title's first collection and sixth issue.

The Thing is a New Avenger

The Thing is a New Avenger

Aunt Petunia's favorite nephew, The Thing, joins the ranks of Marvel's "New Avengers" in June, as revealed in today's teaser image for the Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen helmed relaunch of the popular title.

David Alan Mack on

David Alan Mack on "Farscape: Scorpius"

Novelist David Alan Mack spoke with CBR News about his work on BOOM! Studios' new ongoing Scorpius series, working with "Farscape" creator Rockne O'Bannon and the essentials of writing a good bad guy.


BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Meltzer Talks "Twilight"

Brad Meltzer gives a behind the scenes look at how he built the various elements of "Buffy Season 8's" penultimate arc, from the real story behind Twilight to the hidden miseries awaiting Buffy and Giles.

Marvel Comics On Sale March 10, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale March 10, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale Wednesday, March 10, including "Cable" #24, "S.W.O.R.D." #5, "Dark X-Men" #5, "Punishermax" #5, "The Mystic Hands of Dr. Strange," and many more.



Join CSBG for a new feature about the most peculiar connections that comic book writers retroactively draw between disparate characters. Today, see a particularly interesting ret-con involving Spider-Man and Misty Knight!


PREVIEW: "Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton" #1

DC Comics has released a preview of "Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton" #1, co-written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Pete Woods and covers by Andy Kubert and Marcos Manz.

DnA Issue

DnA Issue "The Thanos Imperative"

Marvel's 6-issue "Thanos Imperative" begins in June and CBR spoke with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning about the project, which kicks off with a special May prologue issue, "The Thanos Imperative: Ignition."

Liatowitsch & Ocvirk Sing a

Liatowitsch & Ocvirk Sing a "Song of Saya"

CBR spoke with writers Daniel Liatowitsch and Todd Ocvirk about "Song of Saya," a surreal horror love story debuting last week from IDW Publishing, adapting an unusual Japanese videogame for English-speaking audiences.


FIRST LOOK: "The Green Hornet Strikes" #1

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR News with an exclusive First Look at Ariel Padilla's interior art for the Brett Matthews' scripted "The Green Hornet Strikes" #1, featuring a cover by John Cassaday.

Remender Readies

Remender Readies "FrankenCastle" for the Big Payback

CBR spoke with writer Rick Remender about his plans for "Punisher," which morphs into "FrankenCastle" with issue #17 and sees the Punisher use his skills, weapons, and new undead physical form to get his revenge.

The Buy Pile - 3/4/2010

The Buy Pile - 3/4/2010

Brace yourself: there was absolutely nothing awful about this week's new comic releases! That shocker aside, there's genuinely great stuff in a largely DC-dominated week full of characters that predominantly live in gray areas.


REVIEW: "First Wave" #1

Chad Nevett reviewed DC Comic's "First Wave" #1 and gave the Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales collaboration 3 stars, saying that "Morales is a good fit for Azzarello" and ultimately, "'First Wave' #1 is a good starting place."

Jessica Jones is a New Avenger

Jessica Jones is a New Avenger

Marvel's latest "New Avengers" announcement introduces Luke Cage's better half to the team as Jessica Jones, aka Jewel is revealed to be a part of the roster. The Brian Michale Bendis and Stuart Immonen series hits stores in June.

Palmiotti & Gray Commit

Palmiotti & Gray Commit "Random Acts of Violence"

The "Jonah Hex" and "Power Girl" writing duo join forces once more for a thrilling new Image Comics graphic novella about the horrors of fiction and creation. Plus, check out an exclusive preview from the book!


PREVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #10

DC Comics has released a 5-page preview of "Batman and Robin" #10, on sale next Wednesday, March 10, from the creative team of Grant Morrison and new artist Andy Clarke with covers by Frank Quitely and Clarke.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #8

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #8 by Brian Michael Bendis and Takeshi Miyazawa! The issue will hit stores next week on Wednesday, March 10.

Azzarello & Morales Ride DC's

Azzarello & Morales Ride DC's "First Wave"

Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales spoke with CBR News and shed some new light onto DC's new pulp-comic crossover title, "First Wave," which features Doc Savage, Will Eisner's Spirit and a different type of Batman.

Flogging A Dead Horse - 3/3/2010

Flogging A Dead Horse - 3/3/2010

Paul is back with his list of "Five Jobs I Narrowly Avoided," including near misses with becoming a wedding DJ, a ladies hairdresser and, perhaps the most frightening almost-job of all, a Bingo announcer in North London.

Hope Larson Explores the Mystery of

Hope Larson Explores the Mystery of "Mercury"

With her latest teen-oriented graphic novel, cartoonist Hope Larson tells the tale of two girls from different times connected by family strife, social pressures and the liquid metal used to hunt for gold.

Tischman Books Angel a Trip to

Tischman Books Angel a Trip to "Barbary Coast"

In "Barbary Coast," Angel visits 1906 San Francisco's seediest district in search of a cure for his troublesome soul. We spoke with David Tischman about filling in the gaps of Angel's undead life.

Kelly Prepares Spider-Man for a

Kelly Prepares Spider-Man for a "Grim Hunt"

"The Gauntlet" is over and the "Grim Hunt" begins in "Amazing Spider-Man" #634. CBR spoke with Joe Kelly about the arc, which finds the family of Kraven the Hunter poised and ready to take down a beaten and battered Spidey.


FIRST LOOK: "Fantastic Four" #577

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive First Look at Dale Eaglesham's issue-opening splash page from "Fantastic Four" #577, depicting the Inhumans in their one-time home in the Blue Area of the moon.

DC Reveals Cover for

DC Reveals Cover for "Blackest Night" #8

DC Comics has released the spoilerific cover for "Blackest Night" #8 by series artist Ivan Reis. The final issue of the Geoff Johns scripted event is scheduled to hit stores on Wednesday, March 31.

Hill & Levin Open

Hill & Levin Open "Pandora's Box" For Inspiration

The co-writers of Top Cow's currently running miniseries discuss the various comic books, films and other works of popular culture that inform their writing process on "Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box."

Wolverine Remains A

Wolverine Remains A "New Avenger"

Wolverine has been revealed as the latest member of Marvel's New Avengers, making the team three for three in returning members. The Brian Michael Bendis/Stuart Immonen helmed series will be launching in June.

Marvel Heroines Face A Cosmic Threat in

Marvel Heroines Face A Cosmic Threat in "Heralds"

Marvel Comics announced yesterday that Kathryn Immonen and Tonci Zonjic will be teaming up in June for "Heralds, a 5-issue weekly series featuring the company's biggest superheroine characters.

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

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

Handley's attorney speaks on obscenity law, guilty plea! More on "Incarnate" controversy (plus "Battle Angel" vs. "Elektra")! Cartoonists turn to Kickstarter! Plus interviews with Cruse, Robinson, Rugg, Yost and more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

It's New Comics Day here in the United States, and CBR has nearly fifty previews of titles hitting stores today from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

"S.W.O.R.D." writer Kieron Gillen joins this weeks X-POSITION to answer reader questions about the end of the series, what could have been, and...a Sloppy Joe eating contest!? All this, plus an exclusive look at the title's final issue!


Understanding "Incarnate" & Comic Book Plagiarism

In an industry rife with homages and swipes, what kind of legal action can be taken in the ongoing Nick Simmons controversy? CBR checks in with comics legal expert Michael Lovitz so find out of what's in play and at stake.

Pipeline - 3/2/2010

Pipeline - 3/2/2010

Augie sells some comics on eBay on learns some valuable lessons about timing, the open market, and auctioning techniques. Also, some thoughts on Nick Simmons' plagiarism, the iPad's censorship worries, and more.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Book of Grickle"

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Graham Annable's "The Book of Grickle," a new hardcover collection of the critically acclaimed comic, due to hit stores on April 7.