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James Robinson’s JLA Roll Call

James Robinson’s JLA Roll Call

The Eisner Award winning writer shares details about his roster in "Justice League of America" and why superheroes like Cave Carson, Doctor Mid-Nite, Plastic Man and The Flash may be taking their turns for monitor duty too.

The Buy Pile - 9/24/2009

The Buy Pile - 9/24/2009

Five comics participate in a meritocracy to make it home with Jessica Drew's soul searching, John Raymond broadcasting, Richard Ryder taking control, Amadeus Cho figuring it out and best of all ... Dog Brother Number One!

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REVIEW: "Giant Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan"

CBR's James Hunt gives the oversized final issue of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Old Man Logan" tale four stars, noting that the epic storyline has been the "comic book equivalent of an action movie."

Moore & Reppion Go Down the Rabbit Hole

Moore & Reppion Go Down the Rabbit Hole

CBR speaks with the writers behind Dynamite's upcoming 'Complete Alice In Wonderland' to talk mad tea parties, die-cut covers, classic illustration and befuddling poetry, along with an exclusive first look at the book's art.

Unpacking The Kirby Reclamation Case

Unpacking The Kirby Reclamation Case

Comic book legal expert Michael Lovitz reveals the issues surrounding the heirs of Jack Kirby's attempt to reclaim Marvel characters, from who created what to why it's different than the Siegel & Schuster suit over Superman.

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REVIEW: "Superman: Secret Origin" #1

CBR's Doug Zawisza reviews the first issue of the latest version of the Man of Steel's origin and states that, despite his initial misgivings, he's "definitely in for the full run here," giving the comic a four star rating.

Jeff Parker's “Agents of Atlas” Plans

Jeff Parker's “Agents of Atlas” Plans

The current volume of “Agents of Atlas” wrapped with issue #11, but the team isn't going anywhere. CBR spoke with Jeff Parker about his plans for the team which begin in a limited series with the X-Men and grow from there.

Whedon Confirms

Whedon Confirms "Buffy: Season Nine"

Joss Whedon's immensely popular Dark Horse published "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comic series will continue on as "Season 9" once the current "Season 8" wraps up in late 2010. ROBOT 6 has the details...

Advance Image Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

Advance Image Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

Image has provided CBR with a first look at cover artwork and solicitation information for new comics shipping in December, including ""God Complex" #1, "Tank Girl: Dark Nuggets" #1 and more.

Randolph and Mebberson talk

Randolph and Mebberson talk "Muppet Peter Pan"

Boom! Studios' "Muppet Peter Pan" #1 hits stores today, starring Kermit the Frog as the boy who refuses to grow up. CBR spoke with the creative team of Grace Randolph and Amy Mebberson about the four-issue miniseries.

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In Depth: "Surrogates'" Robert Venditti, Part 1

CBR News sits down with the comic's creator, Robert Venditti, for an in-depth conversation about the origins and journey of "The Surrogates," from conception to printed comic book to a movie starring Bruce Willis.

Phil Hester's Monthly Reign of

Phil Hester's Monthly Reign of "Terror"

Acclaimed writer, Phil Hester, takes control of the 'Project Superpowers' flagship hero and continues the character's adventures as "Black Terror" goes monthly, bringing new heroes and big villains along for the ride.

Permanent Damage - 9/23/2009

Permanent Damage - 9/23/2009

This week: the revenge of Jack Kirby, and why bad business practices of the '60s could make Marvel and Dsiney's lives interesting; mail; plus Massachusetts break-ins, lots of other notes and a new Comics Cover Challenge

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer" #2

Courtesy of Top Cow Entertainment, CBR brings you a exclusive first looks at "Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer" #2 by Mark Waid and Kenneth Rocafort, due in stores September 30.

WEDNESDAY COMICS: Paul Pope

WEDNESDAY COMICS: Paul Pope

Paul Pope, who wrote and illustrated an Adam Strange strip for the weekly series, explains how he channeled Steve Ditko and Carl Jung to tell his story, and Mark Chiarello joins us with some final thoughts on “Wednesday Comics.”

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REVIEW: "Dark Reign: The List - X-Men"

CBR's Timothy Callahan reviews the Matt Fraction scripted "Dark Reign: The List - X-Men" one-shot from Marvel and determines that "when you rely on the artistry of Alan Davis, it's hard to go wrong."

Cassaday Covers Unnamed Mark Waid Series

Cassaday Covers Unnamed Mark Waid Series

Boom! Studios has released a piece of cover art by John Cassaday, along with the information that it is for a new upcoming but as yet unnamed series to be written by the company's Editor-in-Chief, Mark Waid.

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REVIEW: "Underground" #1

CBR's Doug Zawisza gives the debut issue of Jeff Parker and Steve Lieber's "Underground" four stars, stating that it is a title that will "make you think, make you question and make you care."

Slashers, Secret Societies & Sidekicks: Seeley on “Hack/Slash

Slashers, Secret Societies & Sidekicks: Seeley on “Hack/Slash"

Cassie Hack and Vlad have just learned the truth about their war against Slashers in “Hack/Slash,” and CBR spoke with Tim Seeley about those revelations as well as what the future holds for the title.

Sturges and Williams II: All-Stars of the New JSA

Sturges and Williams II: All-Stars of the New JSA

CBR News catches up with Matthew Sturges and Freddie E. Williams II, the writer/artist team that will be bringing "JSA All-Stars" to comic books stores in December.

Allred & Keatinge Edit The

Allred & Keatinge Edit The "Nation"

The editors of "One Model Nation," the upcoming Image Comics graphic novel by writer C. Allbritton Taylor and artist Jim Rugg, discuss their involvement with the book and what fans can expect this October.

Thor, Watchmen, Priest: September 23rd Comic Reel

Thor, Watchmen, Priest: September 23rd Comic Reel

"Thor" adds two to its cast. "Watchmen" Ultimate Cut details. Actor seen in full "Priest" costume. All this, plus Rob Liefeld stoked for "Deadpool," "Xombie," and more.

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

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

Yaoi Press publisher arrested on federal fraud charges! Details on the Disney-Marvel negotiations! Who will be the new head of Walt Disney Studios? An SPX preview! Jason Aaron extends "Scalped" contract! Plus, more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

It's New Comics Day in the USA, and CBR brings you over 45 previews of books on sale today from Marvel, Vertigo, BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, DC Comics, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics.

Oni Press Titles On Sale September 23, 2009

Oni Press Titles On Sale September 23, 2009

Oni Press has provided CBR with looks at new comics on sale today, including "Labor Days Vol. 2: Just Another Damn Day" and an exclusive 25 page preview of "Salt Water Taffy Vol. 3: The Truth About Dr. True!"

Wonder of Wonders - 9/22/2009

Wonder of Wonders - 9/22/2009

In this installment of WONDER OF WONDERS, guest writer Robert Jones Jr. takes a look at "Secret Six" #13, it's imagery and underlying themes and what it all means when examined alongside Wonder Woman's mythology.

X-Position: Matt Fraction

X-Position: Matt Fraction

The X-Men have formed their own nation! Thankfully, Press Secretary Matt Fraction has embarked on a diplomatic mission in order to spend some time with X-Position to answer your inquiries about matters of the state.

Pipeline - 9/22/2009

Pipeline - 9/22/2009

Augie takes a look at 'Modern Masters: Chris Sprouse' and learns a lot about its subject. Plus, thoughts on The Kirby Estate's suit against Marvel, the most gratuitous Obama cameo yet, which publisher will sell out next, and more!

Frazer Irving Confirmed for “Batman and Robin”

Frazer Irving Confirmed for “Batman and Robin”

The British artist has confirmed he will be drawing “Batman and Robin” #10-12, following up preceding arcs by Frank Quitely, current artist Philip Tan and Cameron Stewart on the popular DC Comics title.

Kirby Heirs Seek Spider-Man Copyright

Kirby Heirs Seek Spider-Man Copyright

In a follow-up to our earlier story, ROBOT 6 has the details on the Kirby estate's efforts to regain the copyright to Spider-Man. But wait, didn't Ditko draw "Amazing Fantasy" #15? Read on.

Buck Rogers Flies Solo

Buck Rogers Flies Solo

A special done-in-one issue of Dynamiite's new "Buck Rogers" series blasts off to bring aboard new fans while classic villains, twisted timelines and antagonistic romance waits in the wings, explains writer Scott Beatty.

PREVIEW: Wasteland #26

PREVIEW: Wasteland #26

Courtesy of Oni Press, CBR brings you a preview of the the latest issue of "Wasteland," the critically acclaimed series by writer Antony Johnston and artist Christopher Mitten, featuring a cover by Ben Templesmith.

Johnston & Templesmith Talk “Dead Space: Extraction”

Johnston & Templesmith Talk “Dead Space: Extraction”

With the comic on shelves now and the video game coming this month, CBR caught up with Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith to get their thoughts about the "Dead Space" universe.

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

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

DC Comics drops lawsuit over "Batman" figurines! Ten "bad assumptions" about the Kirby-copyright situation! Capstone launches kids' nonfiction graphic-novel line! Plus, why do publishers keep pushing "untold tales" series?

Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

Marvel has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in December, 2009, including "Fall of the Hulks" and "Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield," plus the seeds begin to be sown for Siege...

CBR Poll: The Fate of Guy Gardner

CBR Poll: The Fate of Guy Gardner

DC Comics' December solicitations have revealed the fate of one of their most popular Green Lanterns and CBR wants to know what you think about what's going to happen to Guy Gardner during "Blackest Night!"

October is Zombie Month at Marvel

October is Zombie Month at Marvel

To celebrate Zombie Month at Marvel, the publisher will release special zombified variant covers for their titles in October. CBR has an exclusive first look at them, featuring art by Humberto Ramos, Greg Land and more.

When Words Collide - 9/21/2009

When Words Collide - 9/21/2009

After a pondering the mysteries of the European graphic album in America, Tim takes a look at Jacques Tardi's "West Coast Blues" and finds out what it has to say about Marxism, crime fiction, and the aesthetic of disenfranchisement.

DC Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

DC Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

DC Comics has released images and solicitations for new comics and products on sale in December 2009, including the latest from "Blackest Night," "Batgirl," "The Authority: The Lost Year," "Daytripper" and much more.

Endless Summer: Matthew Loux's “Salt Water Taffy”

Endless Summer: Matthew Loux's “Salt Water Taffy”

Summer vacation in Chowder Bay continues in “Salt Water Taffy: The Truth About Dr. True,” the third volume of Matthew Loux's all-ages graphic novels. We spoke with Loux about his new supernatural mystery story.

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