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Pipeline - 5/17/2011

Pipeline - 5/17/2011

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Augie dips into unread bookshelf for two cool trade paperbacks, one a fun space opera and the other featuring the best Humberto Ramos art of the artist's career!

Comics Sales Estimates for April, 2011

Comics Sales Estimates for April, 2011

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Fear Itself" gets off to a strong start, topping the April sales charts with an estimated 148K copies while the latest volume of Vertigo's "Fables" easily dominates trade paperback sales.

Who Will Betray Alpha Flight During

Who Will Betray Alpha Flight During "Fear Itself?"

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a "Fear Itself" teaser image asking the question: Who will betray the recently resurrected Alpha Flight during the company-wide crossover event?

Com.x Hurls a

Com.x Hurls a "BlueSpear"

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Japanese Super-S BlueSpear emerges from the pages of the critically-acclaimed "45" and writers Andi Ewington and Eddie Deighton and artist Cosmo White spoke to CBR News about the graphic novel.

On the Set of

On the Set of "Green Lantern"

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News shares an inside look at the filming of Warner Bros.' "Green Lantern" with an on-set visit, where cast and crew provided access to early test footage, the art department and a close encounter with a power ring

Page by Page with

Page by Page with "Flashpoint" #1

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Greg Burgas takes an in-depth look at the first issue of DC's new crossover event, "Flashpoint," examining and dissecting the miniseries' entire first issue, page by page!

Marvel Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

Marvel Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with covers and solicit information for product shipping August, 2011, including the latest from "FF," "Fear Itself," X-Men Schism, "Spider-Island" and more.

Kaare Andrews Covers Marvel's Ultimate Relaunch

Kaare Andrews Covers Marvel's Ultimate Relaunch

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released artist Kaare Andrews covers for the relaunch of the Ultimate Comics Universe, featuring Andrews' take on Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Hawkeye, Ultimate Spidey and the Ultimates!

Comics A.M. - Strong Debut For

Comics A.M. - Strong Debut For "Fear Itself"; is Borders Doomed?

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Do sales of "Fear Itself" #1 signal a good summer for event comics? Bankrupt Borders reportedly can't line up a buyer! Andy Schmidt leaves IDW for Hasbro! "Spider-Man" musical returns strong!

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "The Outsiders," "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents"

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with exclusive looks at "The Outsiders" #39 and "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" #7 featuring Mike Grell illustrating Nick Spencer's story. Both titles hit comic stores Wednesday, May 18.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Tue, May 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR reviewers gave their thoughts and opinions on over twenty new releases, including "Flashpoint" #1, "New Avengers" #12, "The Unwritten" #25, "The Lone Ranger" #25, "Chew" #27 and more!

DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in August 2011, including the latest chapters of the various "Flashpoint" series, a new "Fables" graphic novel and more.

When Words Collide - 5/16/2011

When Words Collide - 5/16/2011

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tim concludes his discussion with legendary "Thor" writer/artist Walt Simonson as they talk about alter-egos, teaching, the lessons of history and how to use reality to make better comics.

Image Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

Image Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in August 2011, including new issues of "The Walking Dead," "The Infinite," "Shinku," "Savage Dragon," "Skullkickers" and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men Legacy" #250

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "X-Men Legacy" #250. The oversize anniversary issue written by Mike Carey with art by Khoi Pham and Steve Kurth and a Mico Suayan cover arrives in stores on July 8.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Science Dog Special" #2

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents a preview of "Science Dog Special" #2, written by Robert Kirkman with art and cover by Cory Walker. The conclusion of the Science Dog saga hits stores Wednesday, May 18!

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Superman/Batman" #84

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Superman/Batman" #84. The issue, written by Cullen Bunn with art by ChrisCross and a Travel Foreman cover, hits stores on May 18.

Adam Kubert Variant Covers

Adam Kubert Variant Covers "X-Force" #12

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released Adam Kubert's variant cover for "Uncanny X-Force" #12, part two of Rick Remender and Mark Brook's "Dark Angel Saga" featuring a return to the Age of Apocalypse!

Blakely Plots

Blakely Plots "Kidnapping Kevin Smith"

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/Creator Chad Blakely turns a creator's nightmare into reality when two bitter geeks kidnap Kevin Smith and hold him hostage to write their screenplay. Plus, exclusive art and Mike Allred's cover pencils!

Azzarello Unmasks The Batman of

Azzarello Unmasks The Batman of "Flashpoint"

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Eisner Award winner Brian Azzarello spoke with CBR about his take on the Dark Knight in "Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of Vengeance" while hinting what's to come in his and Risso's next series for Vertigo, "Spaceman."

Touring

Touring "Screamland" with Sipe & Sebela

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela and artist Lee Leslie explore Hollywood's monstrous underbelly in the new, July-debuting ongoing "Screamland" series from Image Comics.

Bendis, DeConnick Script

Bendis, DeConnick Script "Richard Castle's Deadly Storm"

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick are joined by artist Lan Medina in creating "Richard Castle's Deadly Storm," an all-new graphic novel based on ABC's "Castle" TV series.

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Slide Slows;

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Slide Slows; "Thor" Press Kit Triggers Bomb Scare

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Overall direct market sales drop 6.5 percent in April! Discarded "Thor" movie media kit leads to bus terminal evacuation! San Diego mayor proposes new hotel tax! David Lloyd talks online storytelling!

Waid, Rivera & Martin Give the

Waid, Rivera & Martin Give the "Daredevil" His Due

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In July, Marvel's Man Without Fear returns in "Daredevil" #1 by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin. Marvel has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of the issue and we spoke with Waid and Rivera about it.

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale May 18, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale May 18, 2011

Sun, May 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale May 18, including "Stan Lee's Soldier Zero" #8, "28 Days Later" #23, "Malignant Man" #2, "Darkwing Duck" #12, and "Mickey Mouse" #308!

On Point with

On Point with "Flashpoint"

Sun, May 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant reviews "Flashpoint #1," and despite some reservations says "'Flashpoint' has a lot of potential, and right now it’s off to the best start of any of Geoff Johns’ recent big-event miniseries."

Ten Goofiest Plot Points in the First Ten Issues of Avengers

Ten Goofiest Plot Points in the First Ten Issues of Avengers

Sun, May 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As part of our Goofiest Moments month, CSBG is featuring the ten goofiest moments from the first ten issues of the original "Avengers!" Come check them out!

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A "Thorce" of Frustration

Sat, May 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Michael May discusses how Marvel's trades program makes it difficult for fans of the summer blockbuster "Thor" movie to follow up with comparable stories in the comics.

TALK TO THE HAT: The Amazing Spider-Franchise

TALK TO THE HAT: The Amazing Spider-Franchise

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Brevoort speaks on the current state of Spider-Man from the FCBD special kicking off "Spider-Island" to the difference between today and Brand New Day, while addressing current concerns over Marvel Comics page counts and more!

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Wolverine" #10

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "Wolverine" #10, written by Jason Aaron with art by Renato Guedes and a Jae Lee cover. Part one of "Wolverine's Revenge" slices its way onto shelves June 8!

UPDATED: DC Releases Advance

UPDATED: DC Releases Advance "Flashpoint" Covers, Solicits

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics is releasing advance looks at cover art and solicitation for August-shipping "Flashpoint" tie-ins, starting with the cover and solicit info for "Flashpoint" #4 and news on #5.

Wiseman Spills

Wiseman Spills "Samurai's Blood"

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This June, writer Owen Wiseman brings his blood-soaked, action-filled Japanese epic "Samurai Blood" to Image Comics. Wiseman spoke with CBR News about the inner workings of his samurai tale.

CBR TV @ WC 2011: Jason Aaron Dishes on

CBR TV @ WC 2011: Jason Aaron Dishes on "X-Men: Schism," "Scalped" and College Football

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron discusses fan and pro reaction to his CBR column "Where The Hell Am I," the amplified expectations for his first major event in "X-Men: Schism" and the longterm effects the story will have on the X-Universe.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fathom" Vol. 4, #0

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Aspen Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive look at "Fathom" #0, written by Scott Lobdell with art and covers by Alex Konat and variants by Fathom creator Michael Turner. The issue hits June 1.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batman Incorporated" #6

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

CBR Reviewer Doug Zawisza gives "Batman Incorporated" #6 4 stars saying of Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's latest issue, "this is a fun comic...completely welcoming of new readers."

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Friday the Thirteenth Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Friday the Thirteenth Edition

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Welcome to the 313th edition of CBLR! Discover the mark Superman's left upon the world of sign language, find out how Animal Safari Cards influenced Amazing Spider-Man and more!

Johnston Prepares His

Johnston Prepares His "Deadly Hands of Kung Fu" for "Spider-Island"

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In "Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu" Shang-Chi must unravel a mystery that could destroy New York City. CBR News spoke exclusively with writer Antony Johnston about the series.

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Darkness: Four Horsemen" #4

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Darkness: Four Horsemen" #4, written by David Hine with art and cover by Jeff Wamester. The issue descends upon stores May 18.

"Mystic" Returns at Marvel Comics

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In conjunction with Marvel's announcement, CBR News has the scoop on "Mystic," the latest Crossgen relaunch from writer G. Willow Wilson and artist David Lopez. CBR spoke with Wilson about the mini.

Marvel Comics On Sale May 18, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale May 18, 2011

Thu, May 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Hawkeye: Blind Spot" #4, "Silver Surfer" #4, "Thunderbolts" #157, "Uncanny X-Force" #10 and more.

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