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Tilting at Windmills - 4/17/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 4/17/2009

Following the 20th Anniversary of his store, Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs reflects back on what it's taken to survive all these years and how things have changes. Plus, a visit to NYC comic shops, the Amazon fiasco and more!

Ahearne Populates Nu-World with “Fantastic Force”

Ahearne Populates Nu-World with “Fantastic Force”

Veteran “Doctor Who” writer/director Joe Ahearne brings his mastery of sci fi to a miniseries spinning out of the pages of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s “Fantastic Four.”

At War with the Moon: Simon Roy on “Jan's Atomic Heart”

At War with the Moon: Simon Roy on “Jan's Atomic Heart”

Writer-Artist Simon Roy debuts in June with “Jan's Atomic Heart,” an original sociological sci-fi graphic novel from New Reliable Press. CBR News spoke with Roy about the project.

Overlord Triumphant. All hail Overlord.

Overlord Triumphant. All hail Overlord.

CBR News received today a second ominous teaser from Image Comics that makes it very clear that Overlord, the Savage Dragon's greatest enemy, is making a return to the pages of Erik Larsen's long-running series.

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: War Machine

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: War Machine

War Machine's quest to rid the world of dictators and genocidal mad men has attracted the attention of ultimate baddie Norman Osborn. CBR spoke with “War Machine” writer Greg Pak about his plans for James Rhodes. UPDATED with new art!

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

In designing "Kingdom "Come" villain Magog, was Alex Ross instructed to "come up with the most god-awful Rob Liefeld design" he could? Plus, new legends about Reptil and the inspirations for Batman.

Warner Bros. Animation Celebration

Warner Bros. Animation Celebration

Animators, celebrities and fans gathered in Burbank to celebrate the unveiling of the new Warner Bros. Animation mural featuring many fan-favorite DC Comics characters, and CBR News was there.

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

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

Pirate Bay administrators convicted on copyright charges! Vertigo cancels David Lapham's "Young Liars"! "MAD Magazine" tries to adapt to changing times! Plus, the shocking origins of the much-hated Comic Sans!

Marvel Comics On Sale April 22, 2009

Marvel Comics On Sale April 22, 2009

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "New Avengers" #52, "Astonishing X-Men" #29, "Dark Reign: Elektra" #2, "Fantastic Force" #1, "Thor" #601 and more.

Alex Ross First Named Guest of Honor at Inaugural C2E2

Alex Ross First Named Guest of Honor at Inaugural C2E2

Alex Ross has been named the official Guest of Honor at the inaugural Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo which will take place April 16 through 18 in downtown Chicago.

ReTales - 4/16/2009

ReTales - 4/16/2009

Customers come and go, but some of them quite simply remain in your memories forever, whether it's because they were huge spenders, notoriously thrifty, incredibly anal or, in the case of one of Jud's, just plain unforgettable.

Matt Fraction Talks Uncanny X-Men

Matt Fraction Talks Uncanny X-Men

The mysterious Red Queen has finally begun her full-scale assault on the X-Men. so CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what's next for "Uncanny X-Men," including the debut of the Dark X-Men.

The Buy Pile - 4/16/2009

The Buy Pile - 4/16/2009

Megatron leads of a solid set of singles with Frank Castle doing some damage, Doctor Sauniere hulking out, Chuckles going deep, Zack Overkill doing the same and more in a winning week of new comics.

VIDEO: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Uncanny Ties

VIDEO: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Uncanny Ties

Activision has provided CBR with a new behind-the-scenes video feature detailing the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" game designers' approach to the characters featured in the new title.

Dynamite Celebrates Five Years

Dynamite Celebrates Five Years

Dynamite Entertainment celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2009, and CBR News caught up with founder Nick Barrucci to talk about publishing “The Boys,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Lone Ranger,” and more.

REVIEW: 100 Bullets #100

REVIEW: 100 Bullets #100

CBR's Benjamin Birdie takes one last spoiler-filled look at Vertigo's "100 Bullets," saying "It's difficult to imagine a more perfectly executed finish" to Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso's ultra-violent opus.

EXCLUSIVE: Kick-Ass #6 Preview

EXCLUSIVE: Kick-Ass #6 Preview

Courtesy of Icon/Marvel Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "Kick-Ass" #6 by writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita, Jr., on sale Wednesday, April 22 in comics stores everywhere.

Process Junkie: Simmons on Comicbook Script Archive

Process Junkie: Simmons on Comicbook Script Archive

Webmaster Tim Simmons talks to CBR about The Comicbook Script Archive, a website designed to showcase the art of comics writing and featuring work by Ellis, Fraction, Bendis and more.

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

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

Previews of this weekend's Stumptown Comics Fest! Thoughts on publishers spoiling their own stories! Interviews with Brian Azzarello, Walt Simonson and Arvid Nelson! Plus, the return of the Superman musical?

WRITER VS. ARTIST: Jeff Parker Vs. Carlo Pagulayan

WRITER VS. ARTIST: Jeff Parker Vs. Carlo Pagulayan

Jeff Parker returns to CBR for a new edition of WRITER VS. ARTIST, this time featuring Carlo Pagulayan, Parker's collaborator on Marvel's hit "Agents of Atlas." The pair discuss their book, Pagulayan's artwork and more

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Hulk" #11

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR News brings you an exclusive first look at "Hulk" #11 by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuiness, in comic shops everywhere Wednesday, April 24th.

Permanent Damage - 4/15/2009

Permanent Damage - 4/15/2009

This week the return to the valley of the shadow of long form online comics; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; TV chatter, Wonder Woman, political updates and more in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.

Alan Moore’s Bestiary of Fictional Worlds, Part II

Alan Moore’s Bestiary of Fictional Worlds, Part II

We conclude our chat with Alan Moore with more on "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century," including what contemporary themes and characters may be showing up in the book, both real and fictional.

EXCLUSIVE: New Top Cow Covers

EXCLUSIVE: New Top Cow Covers

Top Cow Productions has provided CBR with some exclusive first looks at new covers for upcoming books, including "Witchblade," "Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer" and "Berserk." Check 'em out!

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

In this week's all-new X-POSITION, venerable X-Men editor Nick Lowe answers your questions about "Dark X-Men," "New Mutants," Wolverine, time-travel and more. Plus exclusive art.

When Words Collide - 4/15/2009

When Words Collide - 4/15/2009

This week, Tim examines the legacy of a seemingly forgotten comic book creator and looks to the intersections between Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and that oft-unmentioned herald of the Modern: Bernie Mireault.

Tony Fleecs Says

Tony Fleecs Says "Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here"

Writer Tony Fleecs talks to CBR about "Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here," based on the pornographic John Holmes character, and about the publisher's mustache contest that could win you a free copy.

Olmos Takes Batman to Barcelona

Olmos Takes Batman to Barcelona

Spanish artist Diego Olmos talks to CBR News about teaming up with Mark Waid for "Batman in Barcelona," an international Dark Knight event to be released in three countries. Plus a look at Jim Lee's brand new cover!

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Shannon Eric Denton

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Shannon Eric Denton

The WildStorm editor behind "Prototype," "Stormwatch," "'X-Files," 'Chuck" and "Gen13" opens the doors for new creator-owned titles while ramping up the future of the WildStorm Universe.

New York's Got A New Mayor!

New York's Got A New Mayor!

The Marvel Universe's New York, that is. Comics Should Be Good has the details on NYC's new chief executive, as revealed in this week's new issue of "Amazing Spider-Man." SPOILER WARNING!

ALL THE KINGS' MEN: Black Pawns

ALL THE KINGS' MEN: Black Pawns

CBR'S ALL THE KINGS' MEN feature comes to a close today as writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning join us one last time to help identify the pawns of Emperor Vulcan in the cosmic chess game that is “War of Kings.”

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

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

New Frank Quitely Batman art! Philippines bans hentai! The sorcery of Alan Moore! 100 Bullets! Sweden's comics scene! Sabrina, the Teenage Witch! Cory Walker returns to "Invincible!" And more.

Greg Pak & Keith Chow's

Greg Pak & Keith Chow's "Secret Identities" Revealed

With today's debut of the Asian American superhero anthology "Secret Identities," CBR sat down with editor Keith Chow and writer Greg Pak to discuss issues of race and identity in comic books.

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

It's new comics day in the USA, and CBR brings you previews of nearly fifty comics on sale right now from publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and Wildstorm.

Alan Moore’s Bestiary of Fictional Worlds

Alan Moore’s Bestiary of Fictional Worlds

In this first part of an incredibly in-depth and unique interview with Alan Moore, the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" writer talks to CBR about the new volume, "Century," and the relationship between fiction and reality.

Image Releases Final Order Cutoff Program Details

Image Releases Final Order Cutoff Program Details

Image Comics today released the details behind their highly anticipated Final Order Cutoff program set to debut this April, which will include all Image Central titles as well as books from their partner studios.

Pipeline - 4/14/2009

Pipeline - 4/14/2009

Deadpool has starred in at least three ongoing series at this point, but Augie's looking back at the first one, by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness. 12 years later, the humor holds up and the character is just as compelling.

MacPherson & Bond on

MacPherson & Bond on "American McGee’s Grimm"

Dwight MacPhersn and Grant Bond talk to CBR about IDW's comic book version of the popular video game "American McGee's Grimm," and why it's unlike any game-to-comic you've seen before.

Image Comics On Sale April 15, 2009

Image Comics On Sale April 15, 2009

Courtesy of Image, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this week including new issues of"The Walking Dead," "Gødland," "Johnny Monster," "Lillim," "Overlook," "Soul Kiss" and more.

FULL ISSUE: Super Zombies #1

FULL ISSUE: Super Zombies #1

With "Super Zombies' #2 in stores this week, Dynamite and CBR bring you the full issue of "Super Zombies" #1 written by Marc Guggenheim & Vince Gonzalez with artwork by Mel Rubi.

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