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Animal Man R.I.P.? Gerry Conway Talks

Animal Man R.I.P.? Gerry Conway Talks

Gerry Conway, who famously scripted the death of Gwen Stacy, returns after a lengthy hiatus from comics to pen DC’s forthcoming six-issue miniseries “The Last Days of Animal Man.” CBR spoke with Conway about the book.

ROBOT 6 - Marvel ending their Unsolicited Submissions policy

ROBOT 6 - Marvel ending their Unsolicited Submissions policy

Marvel Comics has announced that, as of today, the company has canceled their acceptance of any and all unsolicited submissions while they review their general submissions policies.

Marvel Comics On Sale March 4th, 2009

Marvel Comics On Sale March 4th, 2009

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "New Avengers: The Reunion" #1, "Deadpool" #8, "Hulk: Broken Worlds" #1, "War of Kings" #1, "X-Men/Spider-Man" #4 and more.

The Buy Pile - 2/26/2009

The Buy Pile - 2/26/2009

Put this one in the "lose" column as the Justice Society jams in dumb elements, the Thor Clone's back (is "Clor" better than "Ragnarok?") and Mon-El's in reruns, plus, sadly, much more.

Permanent Damage - 2/26/2009

Permanent Damage - 2/26/2009

Against Interpretation - why symbolism is bad for comics and why we need it now; why do companies need editors anyway?; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; plus Marvel finances, radio and gadget news, lots of other notes and a new Comics Cover Challenge.

FIRST LOOK: Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk #3!

FIRST LOOK: Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk #3!

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you an exciting first look at "Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk" #3, the long awaited return of the hit miniseries by "Lost" creator Damon Lindelof and Leinil Francis Yu.

Extraordinary Gentleman: Kevin O'Neill on “Century: 1910”

Extraordinary Gentleman: Kevin O'Neill on “Century: 1910”

“League of Extraordinary Gentleman” moves to Top Shelf in April with the publication of “Century: 1910.” CBR News caught up with artist Kevin O'Neill to discuss the upcoming book, the first of the three-part Volume 3.

ReTales - 2/26/2009

ReTales - 2/26/2009

Jud and Earth-2 Comics have just seen an over 2 year journey come to fruition with the opening of the Penny Lane Resource Room for orphaned, needy and at-risk children, but that doesn't mean that the work is over just yet.

FULL ISSUE: Project Superpowers #1

FULL ISSUE: Project Superpowers #1

On sale now is the first hardcover volume of Alex Ross & Kim Krueger's "Project Superpowers." In support of that release, Dynamite is providing CBR readers with the complete first issue, right here.

CBR Reviews This Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews This Week's New Comics

CBR's reviews team takes a look at some of the week's new comics, including new issues of "Mister X: Condemned," 'New Avengers," "Youngblood," "Blue Beetle," "Mighty Avengers" and "Unknown Soldier."

Wizard Cuts Seven Staffers, Including Yanarella

Wizard Cuts Seven Staffers, Including Yanarella

In the latest blow to the beleaguered Wizard Magazine, CBR News learned the company has laid off seven more employees today, including staff writers and Sr. VP Operations Joe Yanarella.

Tim Leong on Comic Foundry's End

Tim Leong on Comic Foundry's End

CBR News talks to Tim Leong and Laura Hudson about bringing their short-lived but beloved comics lifestyle magazine to a close, and what if any effect the international economic crisis had on "Comic Foundry."

FIRST LOOK: Agents of Atlas #2

FIRST LOOK: Agents of Atlas #2

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you a first look at "Agents of Atlas" #2 by writer Jeff Parker and artists Carlo Pagulayan & Gabriel Hardman, on sale March 4 in finer comics stores everywhere.

Williamson Digs Up

Williamson Digs Up "Johnny Monster"

"Dear Dracula" writer Joshua Williamson's new miniseries "Johnny Monster" follows a heroic young boy who fights the monsters of beneath the Earth. The only problem is, those monsters raised him in the first place...

Niles & Lapham Talk 30 Days of Night

Niles & Lapham Talk 30 Days of Night

“30 Days til Death,” the latest in the “30 Days of Night” vampire saga, released its third issue this month from IDW Publishing. CBR caught up with creator Steve Niles and current writer-artist David Lapham to discuss the series.

CBR TV: Bill Hader & Seth Meyers

CBR TV: Bill Hader & Seth Meyers

Both co-stars and co-writers of “Saturday Night Live,” Bill Hader and Seth Meyers talk to CBR TV about their move to Marvel Comics and the humorous one-shot “Spider-Man: The Short Halloween.”

Giarrusso Talks “Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion”

Giarrusso Talks “Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion”

“Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion” is now on sale, featuring the adventures of tiny Marvel heroes fighting wee villains. CBR News caught up with cartoonist Chris Giarrusso to discuss the all-ages book.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Book!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Book!

Plume Books is publishing a collection of Brian Cronin's Comic Book Legends Revealed blogs from Comics Should Be Good under the name of "Was Superman A Spy?" The book goes on sale April 28.

Garth Ennis Talks Jim Lee,

Garth Ennis Talks Jim Lee, "The Boys"

Garth Ennis weighs in on his former publisher Jim Lee's contribution to Dynamite's "The Boys" series and the foul-mouthed midway point he and co- creator Darick Robertson will reach in May's issue #30.

When Words Collide - 2/25/2009

When Words Collide - 2/25/2009

The Teachings of Don Barthelme lead into an exploration of "Terror in the Classroom" this week as Tim explores the ever-expansive escalation of horror in Kazuo Umezu's best-known comics, "The Drifting Classroom."

REVIEW: Hulk #10

REVIEW: Hulk #10

CBR's Timothy Callahan turns in a four-star review of Marvel's "Hulk" #10 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines, saying the new issue is "probably the most pure fun you'll have with a comic book all month."

DC Comics On Sale February 25, 2009

DC Comics On Sale February 25, 2009

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this week including new issues of "Green Lantern," "Justice Society of America," "Superman," "Teen Titans," "Trinity" and "Wonder Woman."

Ivan Brandon Conquers Image with

Ivan Brandon Conquers Image with "Viking"

The writer of "The Cross Bronx," "NYC Mech" and the mastermind behind "24Seven," Ivan Brandon talks to CBR News about his and Nic Klein's buzzy new Image series, "Viking," and the period book's rooting in crime fiction.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Randy Stradley

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Randy Stradley

CBR's series of interviews with Dark Horse's editorial team continues this week with Star Wars line editor Randy Stradley, who discusses the early days of Dark Horse and what's coming next in a galaxy far, far away.

Sherlock Holmes is Back on the Case at Dynamite

Sherlock Holmes is Back on the Case at Dynamite

CBR brings you a first look at interior pages from "Sherlock Holmes" #1 by Leah Moore & John Reppion and Aaron Campbell with cover by John Cassaday. The title launches in May with the "Trial of Sherlock Holmes" storyline.

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

It's new comics day in the USA, and CBR brings you more than forty previews of new books on sale right now from publishers including Marvel, Dynamite, Dark Horse, Image, and BOOM!

Top Cow Solicitations, May 2009

Top Cow Solicitations, May 2009

Top Cow Productions has released solicitation information and images for new comics on sale in May of 2009, including "Fusion" #1, starring Cyberforce, Hunter- Killer, the Avengers and the Thunderbolts.

WHO PLAYS THE WATCHMEN? Billy Crudup & Matthew Goode

WHO PLAYS THE WATCHMEN? Billy Crudup & Matthew Goode

“Watchmen’s” Billy Crudup and Matthew Goode talk with CBR News about the challenges in playing the film’s prime movers, Doctor Manhattan and Ozymandias.

ROBOT 6: Marvel Confirms

ROBOT 6: Marvel Confirms "Thor," "Iron Man 2" Dates

Marvel held their fourth quarter/year-end earnings call this morning, where they discussed their financial performance for 2008 and gave a couple of updates for their upcoming film slate.

Pipeline - 2/24/2009

Pipeline - 2/24/2009

Marvel's doing it. NBM is still doing it. Devil's Due is giving it a go. First Second runs with it. French comics are the new black, but Augie still isn't happy with them. What more can he ask for? Read this week's Pipeline to find out!

X-POSITION: Matt Fraction

X-POSITION: Matt Fraction

The “Uncanny” Matt Fraction joins X-POSITION this week to answer your questions about the many X-relationships and developments of "Uncanny X- Men," crossover snowball fights and... Mammomax! Plus exclusive art!

Out of Cimmeria: Tim Truman on “Conan”

Out of Cimmeria: Tim Truman on “Conan”

“Conan the Cimmerian” ventures out of his titular homeland this week, as a new story arc begins in issue #8. Writer Tim Truman discusses with CBR the latest phase in Conan's life and gives hints as to what's coming further down the line.

Dynamite Titles On Sale February 25, 2009

Dynamite Titles On Sale February 25, 2009

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this week including "Terminator: Revolution" #3, "Garth Ennis' Battlefields: Dear Billy" #2 and the first hardcover volume of "Dan Dare."

ROBOT 6: Spidey Musical to Debut in 2010

ROBOT 6: Spidey Musical to Debut in 2010

Marvel has finally announced the opening date of February 18, 2010 and the official title of "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," the Broadway musical starring the web-slinger that will be produced at the Hilton Theatre in New York City.

Comics Should Be Good's Final Crisis FAQ

Comics Should Be Good's Final Crisis FAQ

Confused about the continuity of "Final Crisis?" Unsure about what exactly happened to Orion? Don't know to whom the hairy typewriting hand belonged? Check out Comics Should Be Good's FAQ for all things "Final Crisis."

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Ms. Marvel

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Ms. Marvel

With "Ms. Marvel" #36 in stores this week, CBR talks to Brian Reed about his plans now that Norman Osborn's Dark Reign is in full effect; plans which include a new title character who's an unrepentant supervillain!

FULL ISSUE: Battlestar Galactica -  The Cylon War #1

FULL ISSUE: Battlestar Galactica - The Cylon War #1

CBR brings you the complete first issue of "Battlestar Galactica: The Cylon War" by Joshua Ortega & Eric Nylund and Nigel Raynor, with 8 pages of production & script pages.

"Irredeemable" Trailer, Preview Pages Released

BOOM! Studios has released a special trailer and the first seven pages of Mark Waid's upcoming "Irredeemable" comic book, featuring art by Peter Krause with covers by John Cassaday and Barry Kitson

Aspen's WonderCon Exclusives

Aspen's WonderCon Exclusives

At next week's WonderCon, Aspen Comics launches its new series, "Executive Assistant: Iris," created by David Wohl and Michael Turner. We've got the WonderCon-exclusives covers for you right here.

Who Is the Next Sorcerer Supreme?

Who Is the Next Sorcerer Supreme?

"New Avengers" #51 kicks off a new storyline that will reveal the Marvel Universe's next Sorcerer Supreme, and series writer Brian Michael Bendis and editor Tom Brevoort join CBR to breakdown some of the candidates.

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