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THE GREEN ZONE: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

THE GREEN ZONE: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

The writers behind "Fall of the Hulks" return to explain the tumultuous events in the Marvel Universe that make this story essential for 2010 and delve into the expansive Hulk cast, from the Red Hulk to the role of Rick Jones.


REVIEW: "Phonogram" #5

Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie's Image Comics published "Phonogram" #5 receives a rare 5-star rating from James Hunt, who says that "'Phonogram 2' has shown Gillen & McKelvie are more than capable of using the comic form to its fullest."


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Tank Girl: Skidmarks" #2

Courtesy of Titan Books, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Tank Girl: Skidmarks" #2 by Tank Girl co-creator and writer Alan Martin with art by Rufus Dayglo. The issue hits stores December 23, 2010.

The Buy Pile - 12/10/2009

The Buy Pile - 12/10/2009

In this week's comics, bad people do good things worth being grateful for with a secretary, a Marine, a goth, a lunatic, a hybrid and a phonomancer making the week worthwhile, even with the ghosts of comics past stinking up the place.

Diamond Announces Free Comic Book Day Titles

Diamond Announces Free Comic Book Day Titles

The first list of "Gold Comics" from premier publishers like DC, Marvel and IDW hit for the annual event. UPDATED: Get a first look at the covers, including an EXCLUSIVE peek at IDW's new "G.I. Joe" continuation from Larry Hama!

DiDio Announces

DiDio Announces "Legacies"

DC Comics Executive Editor spoke with CBR News about the generational saga hitting the DC Universe in 2010 that will kick off with Len Wein and the Kuberts on the Crimson Avenger before picking up new artists for each new era.

Coloring Comics with Chris Sotomayor

Coloring Comics with Chris Sotomayor

Colorist Chris Sotomayor and Andy Schmidt of Comix Experience take CBR readers though a step-by-step look at the process behind computer coloring, from receiving the original inked art to the final, fully colored image.

Johnston Pursues His

Johnston Pursues His "Chase Variant"

"Watchmensch" writer and former CBR columnist Rich Johnston explores collection culture and existential themes in his latest comic book project, "Chase Variant One Shot (Is All I Need)," coming in February from Image Comics.

Marc Guggenheim To Write

Marc Guggenheim To Write "Action Comics"

The TV, film and comics writer picks up DC's legendary Superman title as the 2010 event "War of the Supermen" launches with plans for big action, new villains and name guest-stars

FIRST LOOK: Capullo's

FIRST LOOK: Capullo's "Image United" Variant Cover

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive first look at Greg Capullo's variant cover for "Image United" #2, featuring Omega Spawn taking on the best and brightest heroes the Image Universe has to offer.


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Captain America: Reborn" #5

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Captain America: Reborn" #5, the final chapter in Ed Brubaker, Bryan Hitch and Butch Guice's time-traveling mini-series.

Ryall vs.

Ryall vs. "Zombies vs. Robots Aventure"

A few apocalypses later, Chris Ryall's "Zombies vs. Robots" returns in the four-issue miniseries "Aventure," this time joined by three new artists. CBR spoke with Ryall about the February debuting series.

Permanent Damage - 12/9/2009

Permanent Damage - 12/9/2009

This week: the western art of Gil Kane, and why I'll never be publisher at Marvel; plus Gov. Ahnuld hell-bent for leather, Captain Action, the undisputed kings of copyright infringement, the weirdest Comics Cover Challenge of all and more.



Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Hulk" #18 written by Jeph Loeb and art by Whilce Portacio with covers by Portacio and original series artist Ed McGuinness.

CBR TV @ CCI 2009: Matt Wagner on

CBR TV @ CCI 2009: Matt Wagner on "Madame Xanadu," "Zorro" & More

Comic book legend Matt Wagner spoke with CBR TV about, the origins of his Vertigo series "Madame Xanadu," revamping "Zorro," the future of "Mage" and "Grendel," the possibility of putting together a comic book cookbook and more.

Andy Clarke Named New

Andy Clarke Named New "Batman and Robin" Artist

DC Comics has announced that artist Andy Clarke will be following Cameron Stewart in tackling the Dynamic Duo on the Grant Morrison written "Batman and Robin" series. ROBOT 6 has all the details.

Genre19 on

Genre19 on "Prodigal: Egg of First Light"

Geoff Thorne and Todd Harris unite under the monicker Genre19 to create "Prodigal: Egg of First Light," a miniseries of two giant-sized issues that brings together mercenary enforcers, a holy egg, ninjas, and more.


REVIEW: "Toy Story" #0

Doug Zawisza gives "Toy Story" #0 3.5 stars, stating that the comic by Jesse Blaze Snider and Nathan Watson contains "a story that has heart and brings soul to the plastic denizens" that populate Pixar's bedroom universe.

Process of the Artist: Omar Francia on

Process of the Artist: Omar Francia on "Mass Effect"

Artist Omar Francia walked CBR News through the artistic process he used to create the world of "Mass Effect: Redemption," Dark Horse's January-debuting mini-series based on the popular Bioware video game.

Mike Kunkel Covers

Mike Kunkel Covers "Scratch9"

Ape Entertainment has announced the second title from the publisher's kid-friendly KiZoic imprint. "Scratch9" comes from writer/creator Rob Worley and artist Jason T. Kruse and features covers by Eisner-winner Mike Kunkel.

Morrison Prepares For Bruce Wayne's Return

Morrison Prepares For Bruce Wayne's Return

The all-star writer teams with artists from Andy Kubert to Chris Sprouse for time- traveling epic "The Return of Bruce Wayne" – taking the original Dark Knight from caveman to pirate and beyond

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.

Top Cow Announces Golden Apple Signings,

Top Cow Announces Golden Apple Signings, "Angelus" Variant

Top Cow has announced its official line-up of creator signings for this weekend's CBR/GA All-Star Holiday Spectacular at Golden Apple Comics, as well as a special variant cover for "Angelus" #1, available only at the event.

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

The writer of "S.W.O.R.D." drops in on X-POSITION headquarters to answer your questions about alien invasions, cosmic calamities, mortals and gods and the almighty Unit! Plus, an exclusive look at art from issue #3!

Pipeline - 12/8/2009

Pipeline - 12/8/2009

He's a bit late to the party, but Augie really, really, really liked the "Chew" trade paperback for its humor, its world-building, and its art. Plus, are DC Comics graphic novels new? And what's the forgotten story of the decade?

ROBOT 6 Interviews Alex Robinson

ROBOT 6 Interviews Alex Robinson

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea interviewed the creator of "Box Office Poison," Alex Robinson, about the writer/artist's newest project, a graphic novel adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic Christmas story "A Kidnapped Santa Claus."

Flogging A Dead Horse - 12/8/2009

Flogging A Dead Horse - 12/8/2009

'Tis the holiday season, so naturally that means Paul is here to continue his tradition of sharing tales of his horrible sports injuries with FLOGGING readers. Plus: Paul does his level best to have his wife place him on the Naughty List.



Courtesy of Oni Press, CBR presents an exclusive 22-page preview of "Love Buzz," an original graphic novel by Len N. Wallace, Michelle Silva and Dave Tuney. "Love Buzz" hits stores tomorrow, December 9.

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Over the past week, CBR's review staff has covered 18 different comic titles, including "Strange" #2, "Jonah Hex" #50, "Sweet Tooth" #4, "Dark Avengers Annual" #1, "The Boys" #37 and more.

Daniel Way Bets on

Daniel Way Bets on "Deadpool"

CBR spoke with Daniel Way about "Deadpool" #18, which wraps up the story of the Merc's attempts to join the X-Men, and issue #19, which kicks off a new storyline featuring Spider-Man and Hitman Monkey! Plus, exclusive art!


FIRST LOOK: "The Complete Dracula" #5

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive first look at John Cassaday's cover for "The Complete Dracula" #5, the final issue of Leah Moore & John Reppion's series based on Bram Stoker's novel.

Shane Davis Lands On

Shane Davis Lands On "Earth One"

The artist of DC's incoming "Superman: Earth One" talks about the gig, making Clark less of a stereotype and why the graphic novel is the best format creatively – with EXCLUSIVE sketch material!



Courtesy of Radical Comics, CBR presents an exclusive seven-page preview of the final issue of Nick Simmons mini-series "Incarnate," which hits stores tomorrow, December 9, with a cover by Jo Chen.

"Astonishing X-Men: Gifted" Chapter 4 Trailer

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you the trailer for the fourth chapter of the "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted," motion comic based on the story by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, available soon from iTunes.

DC Declares

DC Declares "War of the Supermen"

The publisher's next major event earns its name and its launch date in the form of a Free Comic Book Day special slated for May by James Robinson and Eddy Barrows, but how far-reaching will the story become?

Zubkavich & Dogan Throw Down with

Zubkavich & Dogan Throw Down with "Street Fighter Legends"

CBR talked to Jim Zubkavich and Omar Dogan about "Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki" and take an exclusive look at the art from the first issue of the latest in UDON's line of comics based on Capcom's famous fighting series.

Portacio, Niles Signing at CBR/Golden Apple Holiday Spectacular

Portacio, Niles Signing at CBR/Golden Apple Holiday Spectacular

Comic book creators Steven Niles and Whilce Portacio have been announced as guests and will be signing at the CBR/Golden Apple All-Star Holiday Spectacular this Saturday, December 12.

Bradford and Hall's Lucky

Bradford and Hall's Lucky "Robot 13"

CBR News spoke with creators Daniel Bradford and Thomas Hall about their self-published mini-series "Robot 13," the influence of Mike Mignola on their work, mixing sci-fi elements with Greek mythology and more.

When Words Collide - 12/7/2009

When Words Collide - 12/7/2009

Tim thinks about all the new characters from the last several decades who haven't stuck around all that long, and explains why the likes of Wolverine, Deadpool, and the Endless managed to make an impact while others haven't.

Gates on

Gates on "World's Finest" and "Supergirl"

CBR News caught up with one of DC's rising stars, Sterling Gates, and talked about the writer's upcoming Dick Grayson/Kal-El team-up in "World's Finest," the impending death of Lana Lang in the pages of "Supergirl" and more.