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Gene Colan: Farewell to a Comic Book Great

Gene Colan: Farewell to a Comic Book Great

Sat, June 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's Greg Hatcher takes time this weekend to say farewell to the late, great Gene Colan.

TALK TO THE HAT: Variant Deaths & Pricing Pages

TALK TO THE HAT: Variant Deaths & Pricing Pages

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Brevoort gives twice the info on this week's shocking "Ultimate Spider-Man" #160 including the history of the story and of specialty variants while addressing fan questions on Marvel pricing and "Astonishing Captain America."

REVIEW: The Mighty Thor

REVIEW: The Mighty Thor" #3

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "The Mighty Thor" #3 4 stars, calling Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel's throwdown between the Asgardians and the SIlver Surfer "a fun summer read."

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Daredevil

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Daredevil

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Man Without Fear returns this July as Mark Waid, artist Paolo Rivera and Senior Editor Steve Wacker talk "Daredevil" #1 in the latest "Next Big Thing" Call, talking guest stars, romance and the legacy of Gene Colan.

COMMENTARY: Fans & Dead Superheroes

COMMENTARY: Fans & Dead Superheroes

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Comics commentator Colin Smith looks at superhero deaths, specifically Marvel's recent spate of heroic sacrifices, and asks what it is about them that keeps bringing fans back for more.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Sadie Hawkins Day, LoSH & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Sadie Hawkins Day, LoSH & More

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week, learn what "holiday" was invented by comics! Also, discover the man who stole over $100,000 from the government -- to buy comic books?!?! All this and more in this week's CBLR!

McLeod Shows a Mastery of

McLeod Shows a Mastery of "Infinite Kung Fu"

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning illustrator and cartoonist Kagan McLeod spoke with CBR about his years-in-the-making martial arts epic "Infinite Kung Fu," collected in its entirety this September.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself: FF"

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The FF face their Serpent-possessed teammate the Thing in this advance preview of Marvel Comics' August-releasing "Fear Itself: FF" #1.

Comics Lead to Child Porn Charges at Canadian Customs

Comics Lead to Child Porn Charges at Canadian Customs

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A U.S. citizen faces criminal charges of possession and importation of child pornography due to comics found by Canadian customs officers.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Flashpoint: Green Arrow Industries"

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, take an exclusive look inside the world of Flashpoint's Oliver Queen in this preview of next week's "Flashpoint: Green Arrow Industries" one-shot.

Locked & Loaded: Gray & Costa on the DCU Relaunch

Locked & Loaded: Gray & Costa on the DCU Relaunch

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News connected with Justin Gray and Mike Costa for a candid conversation where the two men shared their thoughts on everything from DC Comics' relaunch as a whole to which titles they consider must-buys

Remembering Gene Colan

Remembering Gene Colan

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

George Khoury looks back at the life, career and legacy of legendary artist Gene Colan, known to generations of fans for his work with Daredevil, Iron Man, Howard the Duck and more.

Gene Colan Dead at the Age of 84

Gene Colan Dead at the Age of 84

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A comics industry legend has passed away. Gene Colan, known best for his work on Daredevil and co-creating the character Blade, has died at the age of 84.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 29, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale June 29, 2011

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man" #664, "Fear Itself: Black Widow" #1, "The Iron Age" #1 and many more.

Cruse Returns with

Cruse Returns with "The Complete Wendel"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Howard Cruse spoke with CBR about the new collection of his 1980's comic strip "Wendel," last year's reissue of "Stuck Rubber Baby" and the current state of strip cartooning.

What Makes Wonder Woman Tick?

What Makes Wonder Woman Tick?

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Michael May looks at DC Comics' Amazonian princess throughout the decades in an effort to discern just what it is that makes Wonder Woman so wonderful.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself" #4

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the latest issue of Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's summer blockbuster, "Fear Itself" #4.

The Buy Pile - 6/23/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/23/2011

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A pleasant "Flashpoint" surprise and a typically strong trip to the world of Bill Willingham's "Fables" lead the way to a solid thumbs up for the week.

Cypress Revs Up

Cypress Revs Up "Rodd Racer"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Toby Cypress gives CBR readers an exclusive look at his futuristic, sci-fi "Rodd Racer" one-shot, spilling the dirt on the Thunder Valley Rally and the truth about Rodd himself.

The Line It Is Drawn: Marvel Number Ones

The Line It Is Drawn: Marvel Number Ones

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Line It Is Drawn already tackled DC Comics' number one issues, and now your suggestions and our artists turn their eyes to Marvel! "Hipsters for Hire!" "Spider-Man's Wife, Mary Jane!" And more!

IDW Turns Bin Laden's Death Into Graphic Novel

IDW Turns Bin Laden's Death Into Graphic Novel

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of the Navy SEAL mission to kill the infamous Osama Bin Laden, IDW has announced the graphic novel "Code Word: Geronimo" recounting bin Laden's final night to hit stores this September. UPDATED WITH ART.

DiDio & Giffen Transform

DiDio & Giffen Transform "OMAC"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and writer/artist Keith Giffen discuss their new "OMAC" series, Jack Kirby's influence and bringing action and surprise back to comics. Plus, exclusive art!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Superman" #712

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gave "Superman" #712 4 stars, calling the fill-in story by Kurt Busiek, Rick Leonardi and Jonathan SIbal "an excellent comic."

Patrick Powers Up

Patrick Powers Up "Green Arrow"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer James Patrick spoke with CBR news about street-level threats, Westboro Baptists, mech-suits, Geico and how these all connect in his "Green Arrow" story arc.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "FF" #5, "Uncanny X-Men" #539

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents exclusive first looks at "FF" #5 written by Jonathan Hickman and "Uncanny X-Men" #539, written by Kieron Gilen. Both titles hit stores next week.

Marvel Teaser: Alpha Strike Rises!

Marvel Teaser: Alpha Strike Rises!

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a teaser hinting at the threat to face Alpha Flight in issue #4 of their series as Alpha Strike rises to face Canada's super team this September!

Comics A.M. - Borders Gets More Time for Sale; Bud Plant to Retire

Comics A.M. - Borders Gets More Time for Sale; Bud Plant to Retire

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Judge loosens terms of Borders Group's bankruptcy loan! Bud Plant selling online business! Chris Claremont talks death, resurrection and changing industry! Plus much more!

Geary Recounts

Geary Recounts "The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Geary's latest "Treasury of XXth Century Murder" puts anarchist immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti on trial. CBR News spoke with the cartoonist about this case and how it differs from his other true-crime comics.

Abnett & Lanning Revive

Abnett & Lanning Revive "Resurrection Man"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writing duo Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, also known as DnA, spoke with CBR News about the return of their cult classic title "Resurrection Man," part of DC Comics' line-wide relaunch in September.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Ultimate Spider-Man" #160 5-Stars!

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

CBR's James Hunt gives "Ultimate Spider-Man" #160, the final chapter in "The Death of Spider-Man" saga, rare perfect marks -- five stars -- saying "This is Bendis at his indisputable best."

"Superman" #712 Changes Draw Questions On Content

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A last minute swap sees an unpublished Kurt Busiek tale replace the latest chapter in "Grounded," sparking debate over DC Comics' reasons for holding back an issue featuring a Muslim superhero and CBR has new details.

Milligan Taps Into His

Milligan Taps Into His "(Justice League) Dark" Side

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Milligan spoke with CBR News about what the "dark" in "Justice League Dark" really means while sharing an exclusive look at art by series artist Mikel Janin.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Witch Doctor" #1

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives Image Comics' "Witch Doctor" #1 4 stars, calling it "an original story about the creepy corners of comics that comic book readers so frequently ask to visit, but never really get to see."

Spears & Chuck BB Play

Spears & Chuck BB Play "Black Metal"

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with creators Rick Spears and Chuck BB about "Black Metal's" October return, when the Brothers Stronghand confront the craftier minions of Hell. Plus, an exclusive 25-page preview!

CBR TV 2011: Marvel Comics' Axel Alonso Discusses Event Comics, Digital vs. Print & More

CBR TV 2011: Marvel Comics' Axel Alonso Discusses Event Comics, Digital vs. Print & More

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso spoke with CBR TV about event comics, the current state of the comics industry, print comics and their digital counterparts and more.

The Mayo Report: May 2011

The Mayo Report: May 2011

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo analyzes the May sales estimates, which saw numbers drop across the board despite Marvel and DC Comics' summer events being in full swing, and looks ahead to DC's September linewide relaunch.

Gates Gets

Gates Gets "Lost" With Kid Flash

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The only teen who remembers the real DC Universe lands in a future not his own as writer Sterling Gates tells CBR how "Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost" series takes the Flash Family forward.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Hulk" #37

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at "Hulk" #37 featuring Red Hulk battling a Chosen Thing as "Fear Itself" crashes into the gamma-irradiated corner of the Marvel Universe on August 3.

Chaykin Assembles

Chaykin Assembles "Avengers 1959"

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Howard Chaykin kicks off the five issue "Avengers 1959" in October and spoke with CBR about Nick Fury's classic team that last appeared in "New Avengers."

Comics A.M. - B&N Has $74M Loss; Lew Sayre Schwartz Passes Away

Comics A.M. - B&N Has $74M Loss; Lew Sayre Schwartz Passes Away

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Barnes & Noble post $74 million loss! Lew Sayre Schwartz, one of Bob Kane's ghost artists, passes away. The plan to pay for San Diego Convention Center expansion! Tr!ckster! Plus more!

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