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Check Out CBR's Iron Man Hub!

Check Out CBR's Iron Man Hub!

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

For those looking to brush up on your Iron Man history before hitting the theaters to see "Iron Man 2" this weekend or fans who want to spend some time reveling in news about their favorite hero, check out our Iron Man Hub!

CBR TV @ C2E2 2010: Jonathan Hickman

CBR TV @ C2E2 2010: Jonathan Hickman

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Jonathan Hickman spoke with CBR TV about his career's meteoric rise, his work on the critically acclaimed debut issue of "S.H.I.E.L.D.," his run on "Fantastic Four," what's coming up in "Secret Warriors" and more.

Permanent Damage - 5/7/2010

Permanent Damage - 5/7/2010

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Steven Grant surveys the L.A. Convention Center's pitch for Comic-Con International and has a few words to say in the interest of keeping the show where it's had it's roots for four decades. Plus: "Iron Man 2!"

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PREVIEW: "Hawkeye & Mockingbird" #1

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has just released an advance look at "Hawkeye & Mockingbird" #1, reuniting Jim McMann and David Lopez, the creative team from "New Avengers: The Reunion." The series debuts on June 3.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Kevin Smith's Kato" #1

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Kevin Smith's Kato" #1 by writer Ande Parks and artist Alé Garza based on Smith's "Green Hornet" screenplay.

THE IRON MANUAL: Iron Man

THE IRON MANUAL: Iron Man

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the Armored Avenger in "Iron Man 2" and CBR examines the success of the corporate super-hero born in the age of flower power in the final installment of THE IRON MANUAL.

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

What artist worked his editor into dozens of comic stories? Did Sergio Aragones take matters into his own hands with his "Mad" margin drawings? And how did Jack Kirby's Manhunter go from a new character to a revamp?

Lobdell Unleashes

Lobdell Unleashes "The Scourge"

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Lobdell spoke exclusively with CBR about his new Aspen Comicsseries, how John McClane defined the modern day action hero and influenced the new title and his hope of someday returning to the Age of Apocalypse.

Sam Rockwell's Supervillain Study

Sam Rockwell's Supervillain Study

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind "Iron Man 2's" Justin Hammer tells CBR what it takes to make a villain stand out from playing off anti-hero Tony Stark to drawing inspiration from the great screen supervillains of the past.

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

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

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Harlan Ellison, digital-pirate hunter? Is Comic-Con worth all the fuss? Disneyland Resort begins selling Marvel merchandise! Major cuts at Upper Deck! Previews of Toronto Comics Art Festival! Plus much more!

The Phantom Returns at Dynamite

The Phantom Returns at Dynamite

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The creative team of Alex Ross, Scott Beatty and Eduardo Ferigato bring the Ghost who Walks to Dynamite Entertainment with "The Last Phantom," a dramatic re-imagining of the character coming out this summer.

Yost Wraps His

Yost Wraps His "Red Robin" Run

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Christopher Yost shared his thoughts with CBR about the stunning conclusion of his year-long "Red Robin" storyline, the development of the character of Tim Drake and his own departure from the series.

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REVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #12

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gave Grant Morrison and Andy Clarke's "Batman and Robin" #12 a 4 star review this week, describing the issue as "a perfect example of how to make reading a monthly comic an absolutely necessary event."

Marvel Comics On Sale May 12, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale May 12, 2010

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an advance look at new comics on sale next Wednesday, May 12, including "Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis" #1, "Incredible Hulk" #609, "New Avengers Finale," "Siege" #4 and more.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Abe's

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Abe's "Abyssal Plain"

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The solo life of B.P.R.D. mainstay Abe Sapien is under the spotlight as Mike Mignola returns to CBR to explore the origins of June's "The Abyssal Plain" miniseries and shares exclusively Dave Johnson's cover to issue #2.

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PREVIEW: "Batman" #699

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman" #699 from the creative team of writer Tony Daniel and artist Guillem March with a cover by Daniel. The issue hits stores next Wednesday, May 12.

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REVIEW: "War of the Supermen" #1

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza enjoyed "War of the Supermen" #1, giving it 4 stars and saying "it appears as though [writers James] Robinson and [Sterling] Gates intend to deliver a few surprises as the '100 Minute War' proceeds."

THE IRON MANUAL: War Machine

THE IRON MANUAL: War Machine

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In "Iron Man 2" Tony Stark's friend and ally James "Rhodey" Rhodes will don the black & silver armor that transforms him into War Machine. CBR examines the character in today's installment of THE IRON MANUAL.

The Buy Pile - 5/6/2010

The Buy Pile - 5/6/2010

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Hannibal Tabu left the comic shop with a happy look on his face this week and the latest issues of "Secret Six," "Astro City," "The Great Ten" and "OIOTMU: The Avengers" all joining him and THE BUY PILE for the ride home.

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FIRST LOOK: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #36

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents Jo Chen's cover for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" #36 featuring the return of both creator Joss Whedon and Spike.

Niles Sinks His Teeth Into

Niles Sinks His Teeth Into "X-Files/30 Days of Night"

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Niles spoke with CBR News about his upcoming IDW/Wildstorm title which will cross over his popular vampire franchise with the Emmy Award television winning series.

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REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #1

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gave the Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi written "Brightest Day" #1 4.5 stars, calling the comic "one of the best bets that DC has ever spun out of an event" while declaring that "DC has a surefire hit on their hands."

Paolo Parente Wages

Paolo Parente Wages "Dust Wars"

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The "Dust" creator and his collaborators Christopher "Mink" Morrison and David Fabbri discuss "Dust Wars," a new miniseries depicting a WW II landscape filled with alien technology, beautiful women and more.

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PREVIEW: "Thunderbolts" #144

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has just released an advance preview of "Thunderbolts" #144. The Heroic Age dawns in comic stores everywhere on May 26 courtesy of the creative team of Jeff Parker and Kev Walker.

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PREVIEW: "The Return of Bruce Wayne" #1

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released Chris Sprouse and Karl Story's first four completed pages from the upcoming Grant Morrison scripted Dark Knight time-travel epic, teasing at how caveman Batman is born.

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

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

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Haven and BOOM! expand distribution deal! Details on price hike for Comic-Con exhibitor badges! Previews of Toronto Comics Art Festival! Tips for self-publishing! A guide to superhero facial hair! Plus much more!

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PREVIEW: "Avengers Academy" #1

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has just released an advance look at "Avengers Academy" #1. The new series, written by Christos Gage and featuring art by Mike McKone, will be debuting in comic stores June 3, 2010.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Siege" #4

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Siege" #4, the final issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel's Avengers epic in stores next Wednesday, May 12.

Comics Piracy Site Shut Down

Comics Piracy Site Shut Down

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

HTMLComics.com, a hub for illegally downloaded comics, has been shut down with the help of a consortium of comics publishers and the FBI. ROBOT 6 has the details.

DAYBREAK: Tomasi & Johns on

DAYBREAK: Tomasi & Johns on "Brightest Day"

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR kicks off a new monthly feature called DAYBREAK with Peter Tomasi, co-writer of the 26-issue series joining us for this installment and Geoff Johns, Tomasi's' co-writer, who talked about the rebirth of Aquaman.

David Glanzer Narrows Down CCI's Options

David Glanzer Narrows Down CCI's Options

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the aggressive battle for Comic-Con International growing to a fever pitch amongst the candidate cities, the convention's Marketing and PR Director David Glanzer updates CBR on the potential future of CCI.

Marc Guggenheim Shares His Shelf Porn

Marc Guggenheim Shares His Shelf Porn

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

It's another special celebrity edition of ROBOT 6's Shelf Porn, as Marc Guggenheim, writer of "Amazing Spider-Man," "Resurrection" and more shares his collections of comics, movies and Captain Marvel figures.

POLL: What Do You Think About CCI Moving To Los Angeles?

POLL: What Do You Think About CCI Moving To Los Angeles?

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In light of yesterday's new details regarding LA Inc's pitch to bring Comic-Con International to Los Angeles in 2013, CBR asks you what your thoughts are on the subject!

Waid Begins His Second

Waid Begins His Second "Irredeemable" Year

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Irredeemable" #13 hit stores today, revealing just what happened the day the Plutonian fell from grace and destroyed Sky City. We spoke with Mark Waid about the issue's grim scenes and unsettling revelation

"Witchblade" Walks The Road To "Artifacts"

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ron Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik spoke with CBR about Sara Pezzini, the wielder of the Witchblade and one of the central figures in the 13-issue "Artifacts" limited series launching this July.

The Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The votes are in and COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD has compiled the results - now see what you, the readers, have decided are the Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told!

THE IRON MANUAL: Black Widow

THE IRON MANUAL: Black Widow

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Today, THE IRON MANUAL looks at the history of the Black Widow, Marvel's former Russian spy, femme fatale and Avenger who will be introduced to the world this weekend in "Iron Man 2" by actress Scarlett Johansson.

CBR TV @ C2E2 2010: Geoff Johns

CBR TV @ C2E2 2010: Geoff Johns

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns joined CBR TV at C2E2 to discuss his new position, Aquaman as an A-List character, working with Peter Tomasi, his drive to grow as a creator, "Brightest Day" and more.

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

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

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Modesty Blaise" creator Peter O'Donnell passes away! More on Zuda changes! Marvel signs children's publishing deals! Interviews with Alex Ross, Berkeley Breathed and more! Plus, the poorest characters in comics!

Joe Kubert Talks

Joe Kubert Talks "Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965"

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary co-creator of Sgt. Rock tells the true story of twelve Special Forces soldiers stationed fifty-five miles outside of Saigon in a new original graphic novel from DC Comics, “Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965.”

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