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Immonen and Captain America's Lucky Number

Immonen and Captain America's Lucky Number "Thirteen"

Mon, February 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Updated with new art! With March's "Captain America and the First Thirteen" one-shot, writer Kathryn Immonen brings readers a tale of love and war starring Captain America and his first love, Peggy Carter.

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REVIEW: "Freedom Fighters" #6

Mon, February 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives DC Comics' "Freedom Fighters" #6 a 4 star review, calling the series by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Travis Moore, "unlike anything else on the stands today."

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 9, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 9, 2011

Mon, February 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, February 9, including "Green Hornet" #13, "Warlord of Mars" #4 and more.

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Passes Sell Out, Rep. John Lewis to Co-author GN

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Passes Sell Out, Rep. John Lewis to Co-author GN

Mon, February 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ticketing system frustrates as Comic-Con badges sell out! Civil-rights leader John Lewis signs deal with Top Shelf! Community wants homicide charges in comic collector's death! Plus more!

Congressman John Lewis Writes Graphic Novel

Congressman John Lewis Writes Graphic Novel

Mon, February 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Civil Rights leader & Congressman John Lewis, writer Andrew Aydin & Top Shelf Productions have inked a deal to publish a graphic novel called "March" to be released in 2012.

X-COMMUNICATED:

X-COMMUNICATED: "Age of X: Alpha"

Mon, February 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Age of X has begun and so has X-COMMUNICATED, CBR's new feature where writer Mike Carey provides us with commentary and inside info for every issue of the mutant event. Today we talk about the prologue "Age of X: Alpha"

CSBG Wants to Hear From <em>You</em>!

CSBG Wants to Hear From You!

Sun, February 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Every day this month, CSBG will post a comic book-related poll asking questions like, who is your all-time top Fantastic Four writer? Which of the current Avengers ongoings is your favorite? Click here to see our current polls!

"Flashpoint," "Time Masters" and Importance

Sun, February 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks at the recently completed " Time Masters: Vanishing Point" miniseries in the context of its ties to the upcoming "Flashpoint" series from DC Comics.

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale February 9, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale February 9, 2011

Sat, February 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale February 9, including "Stan Lee's Starborn" #3, "Amory Wars" #8, "Farscape" #16, and four new trade paperback collections!

The Creator-Owned

The Creator-Owned "Revolution"

Sat, February 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Michael May delves into the recent flurry of opinions and commentary about supporting creator-owned comics by Steve Niles, Eric Powell, Brian Clevinger and other creators.

Tim Drake: The First Fanboy Superhero

Tim Drake: The First Fanboy Superhero

Sat, February 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG takes a look at the origin of the third Robin, Tim Drake, and in the process discovers some interesting comparisons between the character and online comic book fans.

MARVEL'S TALK TO THE HAT: All Fan Friday

MARVEL'S TALK TO THE HAT: All Fan Friday

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With a creative summit having just rocked the halls of Marvel, Tom Brevoort digs into reader mail to share some of his craziest pitches, teases the fate of Wonder Man and asks for creative team suggestions.

DC Debuts

DC Debuts "Flashpoint" #1 Cover

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As a kicker to the week and their own "Flashpoint Friday" moves, DC Comics has let loose the first Andy Kubert cover for the incoming Geoff Johns-written event series.

Wolfer Takes

Wolfer Takes "Night of the Living Dead" West

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Wolfer returns for another "Night of the Living Dead" miniseries from Avatar, taking the zombie threat to Death Valley. We spoke with him about this plans for the series and an annual Wolfer is drawing himself.

McNiven Covers

McNiven Covers "Fear Itself" #1

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has unveiled the cover to "Fear Itself" #1 by superstar artist Steve McNiven. "Fear Itself," by Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen, overcomes the Marvel Universe in May, 2011.

Sturges Enchants

Sturges Enchants "Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life"

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A long-time fan of the iconic British character, writer Matthew Sturges tells CBR about his enthusiasm for writing the Doctor and what he has planned for the miniseries drawn by Kelly Yates.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Bryan Q. Miller

THE BAT SIGNAL: Bryan Q. Miller

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Bryan Q. Miller discussed plans for the ongoing "Batgirl" series, including the current year's major arc, increasing Stephanie's support network beyond Gotham and what the "Death of Oracle" means for Team Batgirl.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Bob Kane -- pop songwriter? Judd Winick -- Pulitzer Prize winner? Find out the truth in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, along with an interesting hidden message from the last issue of a Marvel Comics title!

"Oh, Brother!," it's Jay Stephens

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Jay Stephens spoke with CBR News about his move to the daily comics page with "Oh, Brother!," working in a new medium and the upcoming AdHouse collection of "Oddville."

"Captain America" Poster Debuts

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Evans sets out to "Avenge" in the first full theatrical poster for "Captain America: The First Avenger" – Marvel Studios' summer period action epic whose trailer will debut during the Superbowl.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Captain America" & Crossbones"

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an advance look March's "Captain America and Crossbones" one-shot, written by William Harms with art by Declan Shalvey and a Greg Tocchini cover.

Comics A.M. - Bad January for Direct Market; Online Piracy Helps Anime Sales?

Comics A.M. - Bad January for Direct Market; Online Piracy Helps Anime Sales?

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Sales plummet in January -- but is it because fewer comics shipped? Study concludes online piracy of anime increases DVD sales! "One Piece" breaks another record! Dark Horse at 25! More!

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REVIEW: "Sweet Tooth" #18

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

CBR reviewer Greg McElhatton gave "Sweet Tooth" #18 4 stars calling Jeff Lemire's experimental sideways children's book issue a "shift [which] fit the series overall both artistically and thematically."

DC Unveils Five

DC Unveils Five "Flashpoint" Icons

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As possible tie-ins to DC's 14 support mini series for Geoff Johns' next event, the alternate lives of heroes and villains from Cyborg to Deathstroke are hinted at in the latest "Flashpoint" icons.

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Cover Homages

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Cover Homages

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cover homages are the theme for this edition of our reader-suggestion art gallery! check out the mash-ups our artists drew based on your suggestions and be sure to subim your idea for next week's Valentine's-inspired theme

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PREVIEW: "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #7

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #7 by Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin with Rodolfo Migliari and Felipe Massafera on covers. The prelude to "War of the Green Lanterns" hits February 9.

TEASER: Bendis & Maleev's

TEASER: Bendis & Maleev's "Moon Knight"

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a teaser image for Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's "Moon Knight" series incorporating aspects of Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America and saying "All the Avengers You'll Ever Need."

The Hoebers Embark On

The Hoebers Embark On "The Mission"

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"RED" screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber make the leap to the paneled page with "The Mission," a new Image Comics and Collider Entertainment title about a man recruited to participate in the war between good and evil.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 9, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale February 9, 2011

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "New Avengers" #9, "Onslaught Unleashed" #1, "Ultimate Comics Captain America" #2 and many more.

Voting Opens For Stan Lee Awards

Voting Opens For Stan Lee Awards

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The cornerstone contest of Mark Millar's incoming Kapow! Comic-Con is open for voting, and ROBOT 6 has all the information on which creators, comics and movies are nominated for the Stan Lee Awards.

Aaron Hits the Bullseye In

Aaron Hits the Bullseye In "PunisherMAX"

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"PunisherMAX" returns from its hiatus with next week's release of issue #10, the penultimate issue of the current arc. We spoke with writer Jason Aaron about "Bullseye" and the next arc, a story simply titled "Frank."

"Chew" Goes Scratch N' Sniff For San Diego

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Rob Guillory's delectable Image Comics series will get an interactive twist come July as the pair announce Scratch N' Sniff variant cover for sale at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Wiebe Launches

Wiebe Launches "The Intrepids"

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We spoke with Kurtis J. Wiebe, writer of "The Intrepids," a new Image miniseries about a group of technologically-enhanced orphans that chase down mad scientists at the behest of their leader, an inventor named Dante.

Are Teasers Big Comics Pleasers?

Are Teasers Big Comics Pleasers?

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In light of the industry's increased use of teaser campaigns this past year, ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with several comic book marketing experts about the use and effectiveness of them in promoting comic book sales.

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker and Ayla Ranzz bring some of the biggest surprises in a week that also took us to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and played a board game, despite Invincible and Ultimate Panther embarrassing themselves.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153. Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli and David Lafuente present "Death of Spider-Man: Prelude" on February 9.

2010 Year End Sales Analysis

2010 Year End Sales Analysis

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo breaks down direct market comic book and graphic novel sales trends for 2010, with "Avengers" #1 leading the pack of monthly comics and "The Walking Dead" vol. 1 easily topping the trade paperback charts.

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REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #19

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Brightest Day" #19 4 stars, saying that the Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi scripted event series is consistently entertaining while providing wonderful art as the Aquawar kicks into high gear.

Williams Soars with

Williams Soars with "Captain America and Falcon"

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This March, Marvel will release a series of one-shots in honor of Captain America's 70th Anniversary. CBR caught up with Rob Williams about the book, Falcon's past and the character's homecoming.

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Registration Tips, Pledge for

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Registration Tips, Pledge for "a Strong Borders"

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Primer for Saturday's online registration for Comic-Con! Borders responds to bankruptcy reports! Marvel goes Chrome! Archie's Kevin Keller returns! Eric Powell removes video! Plus more!

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