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Marvel Comics On Sale January 5, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale January 5, 2011

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Ant-Man & Wasp" #3, "Generation Hope" #3, "Ultimate Comics Captain America" #1 and many more.

CBR's Ten Best Comics Of 2010

CBR's Ten Best Comics Of 2010

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents the ten best comics of the year as voted on by our staff with choices that include in-depth character studies, over-the-top action serials, visionary takes on classic stories and more!

Shelf Life - 12/30/2010

Shelf Life - 12/30/2010

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Ron Marz looks at the current state of comics and it's over-reliance on super heroes, positing that for the industry to grow in the future, it needs to expand into and embrace a wider variety of genres.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Vampirella" #2

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Vampirella" #2 by Eric Trautmann, Wagner Reis and Fabiano Neves. The next issue of the new Vampi hits stand Wednesday, January 5, 2011

McGuinness, McNiven Cover

McGuinness, McNiven Cover "Death of Spider-Man"

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released cover art for "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153 and 154 by Ed McGuinness and Steve McNiven, part of the "Death of Spider-Man" story arc on sale in February, 2011.

The Buy Pile - 12/30/2010

The Buy Pile - 12/30/2010

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The last reviews of the year, huh? It's been quite a ride, and this ending is a happy one with three jumps to spark your Kwanzaa, from Nick Fury's liability to G.I. Joe's mainstay and the shame of the 25th century.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers Prime" #5

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers Prime" #5, written by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Alan Davis and covered by Davis and Arthur Adams. The epic concludes January 5, 2011.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010: #25 - 11

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010: #25 - 11

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010 countdown continues as a number of new hits and old favorites duke it out as we come closer to our top ten with showings from Jim McCann, Kieron Gillen, Nick Spencer and more.

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REVIEW: "Chaos War: X-Men" #1

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gave "Chaos War: X-Men" #1 4 stars, saying of the Louise Simonson, Chris Claremont and Doug Braithwaite created issue, "of all the “Chaos War” tie-ins, this one is by far the most enticing."

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Forward Momentum

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Forward Momentum

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer joins CBR for our latest monthly discussion of "Morning Glories," this time covering the first arc's conclusion and the evolution of several core characters and mysteries while hinting at what's to come.

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Magneto

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Magneto

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Next week CBR launches THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS, a feature where writer Mike Carey provides us with Henry Gyrich's thoughts on that world's last remaining mutants. Today we get an early look at Gyrich's assessment of Magneto.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Dilbert" Moves Syndicates, Final Days of "Brenda Starr"

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Dilbert" follows "Peanuts" to Universal UClick! Schmich and Brigman on the end of "Brenda Starr"! The last days of a Borders location! The Communist Manifesto, in comics form! Plus much more!

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REVIEW: "Flash" #8

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Reviewer Greg McElhatton gave "The Flash" #8 4 stars saying Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins tale of the Reverse-Flash gives readers a tale of "an extremely dangerous man, and one that is certainly mad to boot."

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Age of X: Alpha" #1

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "Age of X: Alpha" #1, the opening chapter "Age of X." Written by series architect Mike Carey with covers by Chris Bachalo and Olivier Coipel, the issue hits Wednesday, January 26.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #50 - 26

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #50 - 26

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The third installment of CBR's annual comics countdown rolls in with envelope-pushing genre comics and historical fiction both sweet and strange, a few webcomics and much more.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #872

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gave "Detective Comics" #872 a 4 star review, calling the second installments of Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla's first story arcs "from start to finish...an excellent comic."

POLL: What Was the Biggest Comics Business Story of 2010

POLL: What Was the Biggest Comics Business Story of 2010

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

2010 was a big year for comics, especially when it came to behind the scenes business dealings, but what was the biggest story? Was it DC's restructuring, $3.99, CCI staying put, IDW a premier publisher or something else? UPDATED

McCann Makes Widows and Attacks Blindspots

McCann Makes Widows and Attacks Blindspots

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Jim McCann and Duane Swierczynski's superhero espionage epic continues with the release of "Widowmaker" #2. We spoke with McCann about the series and it's coming follow-up, February's "Hawkeye: Blind Spot."

Chaykin

Chaykin "Marks" "Dark Horse Presents"

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has announced Howard Chaykin will join the list of A-list creators involved with the relaunch of "Dark Horse Presents" with "Marked Man," a story the acclaimed creator will write and illustrate.

Farmer on

Farmer on "Special Exits"

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Underground comics creator Joyce Farmer returns to comics with a full-length original graphic novel about her parents' death and gave CBR News the details on the project thirteen years in the making.

Milligan Sounds Constantine's (Wedding) Bells

Milligan Sounds Constantine's (Wedding) Bells

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Peter Milligan spoke with CBR News about January's upcoming "Hellblazer" #275 which features what was once considered completely unthinkable: the wedding of John Constantine!

The X-Men Face Their Past in May

The X-Men Face Their Past in May

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a new teaser image featuring the original X-Men team facing off against the current incarnation's core membership under the title of "X-Men: First to Last." UPDATED

Talking

Talking "Axe Cop" with Ethan Nicolle

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Axe Cop" co-creator Ethan Nicolle about working with his six year old brother Malachai on the webcomic, bringing their creation to print at Dark Horse, the future of their collaboration and more.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/29/2010

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/29/2010

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

It's the final New Comics Day of 2010 in the States, and CBR has more than 40 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Top Cow, and more!

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #75 - 51

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #75 - 51

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The countdown continues as the entire CBR team comes forces in order to bring you our picks of the very best comics of the year, from Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis, Jason, Garth Ennis, Hope Larson and more!

X-POSITION: Top X-Moments of 2010

X-POSITION: Top X-Moments of 2010

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

What were the top moments in the X-books according to you, X-POSITION's loyal readers? From the deaths of major characters to the returns of others and more, come inside and find out -- you may be surprised!

Pipeline - 12/28/2010

Pipeline - 12/28/2010

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Augie recaps 2010 as viewed through the lens of the Pipeline, taking a look back at the year in digital comics, "The Walking Dead" and an awful lot of reviews plus a look ahead at 2011's offerings from Cinebook.

POLL: Oddest Comics News of 2010

POLL: Oddest Comics News of 2010

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Every year has its share of off the wall news stories and 2010 was no exception. From the appearance of a disgraced Chicago governor at a Wizard convention to the Tea Party's rally against Captain America, what's your pick?

When Words Collide - 12/28/2010

When Words Collide - 12/28/2010

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Tim looks back on some of the important - and not-so-important - events of 2010, offering his perspective on everything from digital comics to "Shadowland" to "Brightest Day" to Frank Santoro's sense of Fusion.

Marvel Goes Day-And-Date For

Marvel Goes Day-And-Date For "Death of Spidey"

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

For the first time, the House of Ideas will release a highly-touted event series on its iPad and iPhone App – making for big questions about retailers and audiences for the Brian Bendis/Mark Millar story.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Gotham City Sirens" #18

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Gotham City Sirens" #18 by Peter Calloway, Andres Guinaldo and Bit with a cover by Guillem March. Zatanna and Talia al Ghul return on December 29.

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2011

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2011

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Image has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March, 2011, including new issues of "The Walking Dead," "Morning Glories," "Chew," "Who Is Jake Ellis" and more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "5 Ronin" - Punisher

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents an exclusive preview of Marvel's "5 Ronin," featuring a Punisher story by Peter Milligan and Laurence Campbell with covers by Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Aja. Frank Castle heads to feudal Japan in March.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Elephantmen" #29

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 9-page preview of "Elephantmen" #29 by creator Richard Starkings, Axel Medellin and Marian Churchland. With a cover by Camilla D'errico, the issue hits December 29.

THE BAT SIGNAL: David Finch

THE BAT SIGNAL: David Finch

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer/artist behind DC's latest ongoing Batman series, David Finch swings by CBR to uncover what obscure heroes help drive the supernatural tone of "The Dark Knight" plus an exclusive preview of the first issue.

Comics A.M. - Two Plead Guilty to Selling Fake Comic-Con Badges

Comics A.M. - Two Plead Guilty to Selling Fake Comic-Con Badges

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Two Los Angeles men placed on probation for selling phony Comic-Con badges! Diane Nelson's impact on technology in 2010? What would Bob Montana do? Best manga of the year! Plus more!

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's crack review staff looked at and weighed in on over twenty new releases, including "Usagi Yojimbo" #134, "Power Girl" #19, "The Traveler" #2, "Savage Sword" #1 and more.

Xerxes, Concrete Cover

Xerxes, Concrete Cover "Dark Horse Presents" #1

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has released covers for the first issue of "Dark Horse Presents." Launching in 2011, the first issue features the return of Paul Chadwick's Concrete and a look at Frank Miller's Xerxes. UPDATED with "Concrete" story pages.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #100 - 76

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #100 - 76

Mon, December 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

To mark the final week of 2010, the entire CBR team comes forces in order to bring you a countdown of the very best comics of the year, from monthlies to manga and from independents to the Big Two and beyond!

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REVIEW: "Zatanna" #8

Mon, December 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR reviewer Doug Zawiaza gave Paul DIni and Cliff Chiang's "Zatanna" #8 a 5 star review saying that as much as he's been a big fan and supporter of the series thus far, "with this issue, the bar has been raised."

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