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REVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #657

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Amazing Spider-Man" #657 a rare 5 star review, calling writer Dan Slott's story, drawn by several artists, "fun, emotional, and memorable, worthy of reading, re-reading and sharing."

The Line It Is Drawn: The Oscar Goes To...

The Line It Is Drawn: The Oscar Goes To...

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, we head to the movies as our artists draw your suggestions of mash-ups of comic book characters and Oscar-winning films. The Joker Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? Ghost RIder in Ben-Hur? M.O.D.O.K. Gump?

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Heroes for Hire" #5

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Heroes for Hire" #5 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Robert Atkins. The Punisher crashes the H4H party on Wednesday, April 6.

The Buy Pile - 3/31/2011

The Buy Pile - 3/31/2011

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's a mediocre week overall with only Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' noirish "Incognito: Bad Influences" finale making The Buy Pile's final cut, leaving the rest of the new comics sitting on the racks.

Marz Stakes the Competition with

Marz Stakes the Competition with "Shinku"

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ron Marz and artist Lee Moder launch the brand new creator owned series from Image Comics "Shinku," which takes readers on a blood-filled gore tour of the underground world of samurai vampires.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #875

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan K. Lyndsay gives "Detective Comics" #875 4.5 stars, calling the Commissioner Gordon-centric story by Scott Snyder and Francesco Frankavilla, "Snyder’s strongest issue yet in Gotham City."

C2E2: Spotlight on Bill Willingham

C2E2: Spotlight on Bill Willingham

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Fables" creator and writer Bill Willingham spun tales of childhood revelations and talked about his favorite characters from the popular Vertigo comic series during his recent C2E2 spotlight panel.

Call for Questions: Cup O' Video

Call for Questions: Cup O' Video

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Have a query for Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada? Then head on over to the CBR Message Boards for a chance to have him reveal the secrets of comics, TV and movies on video at WonderCon.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Avengers: Children's Crusade" #5

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers: Children's Crusade" #5 from the acclaimed team of Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The hunt for the Scarlet Witch continues on April 6!

Comics A.M. - Four Indicted in Comic Collector's Death

Comics A.M. - Four Indicted in Comic Collector's Death

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Four men face life in prison in death of elderly comic collector! Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship winner announced! Erik Larsen partners in new comic store! Bomb squad called to comic shop!

Faerber Gets Close To

Faerber Gets Close To "Near Death"

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Noble Causes" and "Dynamo 5" creator Jay Faerber returns to Image Comics with "Near Death," a new series set in the world of crime and killers rather than one filled with capes and cowls.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Paul Cornell

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Paul Cornell

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "Action Comics" brings all his major threads home as Lex Luthor's quest collides with the attack of Superman's killer and Paul Cornell explains how his Man of Steel will take charge and stay human.

Bullock Roars the Return of

Bullock Roars the Return of "Lions, Tigers and Bears"

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mike Bullock gave CBR News the lion's share of info on the upcoming threequel that continues the story of a boy and his stuffed toys protecting children everywhere from the evil Beasties.

CBR TV @ C2E2 2011: Scott Snyder on

CBR TV @ C2E2 2011: Scott Snyder on "Detective Comics," "American Vampire" & More

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Scott Snyder spoke with CBR TV's Kiel Phegley at C2E2 about the upcoming WWII arc in his creator-owned "American Vampire" and its spinoff miniseries, the themes and future of "Detective Comics" and much more.

Hero Initiative's

Hero Initiative's "New Avengers" Gallery

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Hero Initiative has provided CBR with the complete gallery of their New Avengers-themed fundraiser featuring art from Alan Davis, Walt Simonson, John Byrne, Adam Kubert, Mike Deodato, Amanda Conner and more.

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PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #10

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview for "Green Arrow" #10 by the creative team of J.T. Krul and Diogenes Neves. Oliver Queen's world becomes even more complicated in the issue, hitting stores today.

McKeever Leads a

McKeever Leads a "Revolt" Against Fear

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This May, writer Sean McKeever and artist Mike Norton reunite several members of the Initiative program for "Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt." CBR News spoke with McKeever about his plans for the miniseries.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Captain America" #617

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "Captain America" #617, the start of a new arc by writer Ed Brubaker and artists Butch Guice, Mike Deodato and Chris Samnee. The new storyline begins Wednesday April 27.

Marvel Unleashes

Marvel Unleashes "Fear Itself" Trailer

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a trailer for "Fear Itself," the publishers upcoming universe-spanning event miniseries by Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen. The Marvel Universe will know fear next Wednesday, April 6.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Family Feud; WonderCon's Hollywood Appeal

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Daughter of "Asterix" co-creator seeks to have father declared incompetent! WonderCon attracting more films studios and TV networks! The strange tale of Rob Granito! Plus much more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/30/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 3/30/2011

Wed, March 30th, 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, IDW, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Bluewater and more!

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Marjorie Liu and Daniel Way stop in for their final tag team X-POSITION and spill on the secret of Daken's characterization and a potentially cool team-up! All this, plus exclusive art and a surprise guest!

Pipeline - 3/29/2011

Pipeline - 3/29/2011

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie enjoys another edition of the "Modern Master" series, this time dedicated to Jeff Smith. Then there are this week's disappointments, from "Mars Needs Moms" to "Wizard" to "The Mission."

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Gotham City Sirens" #21

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Gotham City Sirens" #21 by the creative team of Peter Calloway and Andres Guinaldo with a cover by Guillem March. Harley takes the spotlight on March 30.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Criminal: Last of the Innocent"

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' new ICON series, "Criminal: Last of the Innocent." The acclaimed creative team's new series hits stores in June.

CBR TV @ C2E2 2011: Jim Zubkavich on

CBR TV @ C2E2 2011: Jim Zubkavich on "Skull Kickers," & Cullen Bunn on "The Sixth Gun"

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Zubkavich speaks and drinks with Kiel Phegley, discussing the origins behind his current hit Image title, "Skull Kickers," while writer Cullen Bunn talks with Kiel about his current projects at Oni Press and Marvel

CSBG's March Madness: The Elite Eight

CSBG's March Madness: The Elite Eight

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Third Annual DC/Marvel Character Tournament is still running, and now they're down to the Elite Eight! Come vote to see who makes it past this round to move on to the Final Four!

TRADE WAITING: Carey & Gross Discuss

TRADE WAITING: Carey & Gross Discuss "Unwritten" Vol. 3

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The always candid creative team of Mike Carey and Peter Gross share their thoughts on why a great villain is crucial to a great story and discuss volume 3 of “The Unwritten,” out now from Vertigo.

Talking Comics with Nicola Scott

Talking Comics with Nicola Scott

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Teen Titans" artist Nicola Scott about this week's debut of new character Solstice, working with writers J.T Krul and Gail Simone, being a character-driven artist and more.

Dissecting

Dissecting "Hack/Slash" With Tim Seeley

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley spoke with CBR about the state of the Image Comics ongoing title, a grand unified theory for slashers, new back-up story "Hoax Hunters," the status of the movie projects and more.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR reviewers looked at over two dozen new releases, weighing in with their thoughts on "Daredevil Reborn" #3, "New York Five" #3, "Justice League: Generation Lost" #22 and more!

Gage Broods About

Gage Broods About "Astonishing X-Men"

Tue, March 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about his "Astonishing X-Men" story launching in May, his different take on the alien race known as the Brood, reuniting Kitty Pryde with Lockheed and much more.

"Witch Doctor" Comes For Kirkman's Skybound

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics superstar and his latest talent finds Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner explain the secrets of June's "Witch Doctor" which combines the cocky jerk archetype of medical dramas with the creeping monsters of horror.

When Words Collide - 3/28/2011

When Words Collide - 3/28/2011

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In preparation for this season's Marvel and DC crossover events, Tim and special guest Graeme McMillan discuss the glory days of event books from years past: "Legends," "Millennium" and "Invasion!"

"Fear Itself" Results In The American Panther

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has given CBR an exclusive look at what is presumably the Black Panther's next identity: American Panther. T'Challa will adopt the new look as a result of events stemming from "Fear Itself."

Glass Supernatural-izes the DCU in

Glass Supernatural-izes the DCU in "JLA 80-Page Giant"

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Supernatural" writer/producer Adam Glass spoke with CBR about writing the framing story for this spring's "JLA 80-Page Giant," his longtime love of the DCU, taking on the Legion of Doom in "Flashpoint" and more.

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REVIEW: "Wolverine & Jubilee" #3

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR reviewer Kelly Thompson gives "Wolverine and Jubilee" #3 4.5 stars calling the title by writer Kathryn Immonen and artist Phil Noto "the kind of miniseries that makes one wish it was an ongoing"

Hickman, Pitarra Introduce

Hickman, Pitarra Introduce "The Red Wing"

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jonathan Hickman teams with artist Nick Pitarra and Image Comics to return to the world of creator-owned comics with "The Red Wing," a futuristic new series set to debut in July 2011.

CBR TV 2011: Josh Fialkov on

CBR TV 2011: Josh Fialkov on "Tumor," His MTV Geek Projects & More

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of Top Cow's acclaimed horror title "Echoes," Josh Fialkov stopped by CBR TV to discuss his career, the role of Los Angeles in his creator-owned graphic novel "Tumor," his upcoming projects and more.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Venom" #2

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Venom" #2 by the creative team of Rick Remender and Tony Moore. The acclaimed new series continues Wednesday, April 27.

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