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REFLECTIONS: Frank Spotnitz

REFLECTIONS: Frank Spotnitz

"The X-Files" Executive producer Frank Spotnitz speaks to REFLECTIONS about penning the new Wildstorm title, fan and critical reaction of the second feature film, and the continued possibility of a third movie.

Wowio Creators Blow Whistle on Late Payments

Wowio Creators Blow Whistle on Late Payments

In the wake of its acquisition by Platinum Studios, digital comic and e-book distributor Wowio owes many creators back payments for Q2 of 2008, and CBR News spoke to some of the disgruntled.

PLANET SKAAR: Pak talks

PLANET SKAAR: Pak talks "Savage World of Sakaar"

Greg Pak and a host of artists illuminate the mysterious pasts of both the planet Sakaar and the Hulk's son in the September one-shot "Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar." We spoke with Pak about the book.

Lying In The Gutters - 9/2/2008

Lying In The Gutters - 9/2/2008

What's this about a new series called "DCU Elementary?" Rich has details and pictures. Plus, mining Amazon for upcoming collections, Millar challenges Bendis, an old "friend" is up to the same old tricks and much, much more. Updated

PREVIEW: Spooks - Omega Team #1

PREVIEW: Spooks - Omega Team #1

Courtesy of Devil's Due Publishing, CBR brings you an advance look at "Spooks: Omega Team" #1 by Larry Hama and Tim Seeley, on sale this week in finer comics stores everywhere.

EXCLUSIVE: Cable #7 Preview

EXCLUSIVE: Cable #7 Preview

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "Cable" #7 by Duane Swierczynski and Ariel Olivetti. On sale October 1, the issue finds Bishop in combat with X-Force.

Scott McCloud Creates Google Chrome Comic

Scott McCloud Creates Google Chrome Comic

"Understanding Comics" author and cartoonist Scott McCloud has contributed to Google Chrome by creating with engineers a nearly 40-page comic explaining the workings of the next generation web browser.

Dynamite Comics on sale September 4, 2008

Dynamite Comics on sale September 4, 2008

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this week including "The Boys" #22, "Savage Tales" #9, "Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero" #12 and "Army of Darkness: Home Sweet Hell" #12.

Meltzer Opens

Meltzer Opens "The Book of Lies"

Bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer talks about his latest novel, "The Book of Lies," and tells us what the world's oldest villain -- Cain -- and world's greatest superhero -- Superman -- have in common.

Comics Royalty Team-Up to Save Superman Creator's House

Comics Royalty Team-Up to Save Superman Creator's House

In commemoration of Superman's 70th birthday, bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer and The Siegel & Shuster Society have teamed up to launch a star-studded, comic industry-fueled auction to fund the restoration of Superman creator Jerry Siegel's boyhood home

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Noble Causes" #36

Image Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive look at "Noble Causes" #36, out this Thursday September 4th by writer Jay Faerber and artists Yildiray Cinar and Ryan Vera.

MYSPACING COMICS: Comics More Popular than John McCain?

MYSPACING COMICS: Comics More Popular than John McCain?

Fan favorite comics artist Siya and best selling novelist Brad Meltzer stop by to say hello while we check out the presidential candidates' MySpace profiles and how they rate against comics.

TRINGENUITY 13:

TRINGENUITY 13: "Trinity" Commentary

Superman and the Justice League continue a crushing battle against the Crime Syndicate, while Hawkman and Gangbuster ambush the Troika's henchmen. Brian and Justin examine this week's issue of "Trinity."

Marvel: Your Universe Panel Report

Marvel: Your Universe Panel Report

It's one last word from Fan Expo in Toronto as writer Dan Slott and the Marvel crew leads fans in a frank discussion on event fatigue, variant covers and Spider- Man riding in a pickup truck.

The Week in CBR Reviews

The Week in CBR Reviews

We take a look back at last week's crop of reviews which saw the CBR Reviews team look at books like "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds," "Family Dynamic," "Captain America" & much more.

Dale Eaglesham talks

Dale Eaglesham talks "JSA"

Award-winning illustrator Dale Eaglesham loves drawing Alex Ross's Kingdom Come Superman in "Justice Society of America" and can't wait to get his hands dirty with Black Adam. We spoke with the artist at Fan Expo.

COMMENTARY TRACK: The Martian Confederacy

COMMENTARY TRACK: The Martian Confederacy

Paige Braddock and Jason McNamara talk about their new graphic novel, "The Martian Confederacy," a Sergio Leone-stye sci-fi adventure about Latin American colonization, bad air and the Red Planet.

CBR TV: JG Jones

CBR TV: JG Jones

"Final Crisis" illustrator JG Jones stopped by the CBR Yacht at to discuss the success of "Wanted" and the possibility of a comic book sequel, as well as working with Millar, Morrison, Pacheco, and the graphic novel he'll write himself.

MacPherson an

MacPherson an "Interagent" for Chimaera

"Edgar Allan Poo" writer Dwight MacPherson leaves publisher Shadowline/Image to join upstart Chimaera Studios, for whom he created "Interagents," the story of American superheroes' debate to enter WWII.

Ennis & Robertson talk

Ennis & Robertson talk "The Boys"

Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson reveal to CBR their plans beyond the 9/11 shocker, unveil a peak at their uncanny new guest stars, and dive into the world of variant covers with John Cassaday and Howard Chaykin.

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed

The history of Peter David's "Aquaman" continues to reveal itself, with religious controversy nearly derailing the project altogether. Plus "Secret Wars" ghost artists and racist jokes in old Punisher books.

Marvel Comics On Sale September 3rd, 2008

Marvel Comics On Sale September 3rd, 2008

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Eternals" #4, "Ms. Marvel Annual" #1, "Punisher War Journal" #23, "X-Men: Manifest Destiny" #1 and more.

CBR TV: Mike Richardson

CBR TV: Mike Richardson

Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson stopped by the CBR Yacht at Comic-Con International to discuss the venerable publisher's humble origins, rise to Hollywood player and his own return to creating comics with "Star Wars: Crimson Empire."

J. Torres Brings the

J. Torres Brings the "Family Dynamic"

J. Torres gives CBR the story behind DC's latest all ages superhero series, from its connections to Torres' previous creator-owned works to Tim Levins' greatest artistic inspiration, Mike Wieiringo.

ReTales - 8/28/2008

ReTales - 8/28/2008

This week, Judd shares a story about true love, and how something as innocent and innocuous as Archie comic books managed to enrich at least one of his store's regular couple's lives in an extremely meaningful way.

Paramount to Create Mobile Comics Based on Films

Paramount to Create Mobile Comics Based on Films

Paramount's digital division has teamed with Singapore-based Omnitoons to create pay-per-download comics for mobile devices based on the studio's film properties.

The Buy Pile - 8/28/2008

The Buy Pile - 8/28/2008

DC dominates a week featuring five jumps as T'Challa breaks it down, Captain Cold lives up to his name, Braniac 5 "takes care of it," Matty gets more political and much more.

Carey on

Carey on "Manifest Destiny" and "X-Men Orgins: Beast"

Mike Carey talks to CBR about "X-Men: Manifest Destiny" #1, which depicts Iceman's journey to San Francisco, and "X-Men Origins: Beast," which looks at the O.G. X-Man's early days.

EXCLUSIVE - Body Bags: One Shot Preview

EXCLUSIVE - Body Bags: One Shot Preview

Courtesy of 12 Gauge and Image Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of the long awaited, much debated "Body Bags: One Shot" by Jason Pearson, on sale in November.

Bagley Looks Beyond Trinity

Bagley Looks Beyond Trinity

Only a quarter of the way home in his marathon run on "Trinity" and superstar artist Mark Bagley already knows his next project for DC Comics, giving CBR few cryptic hints and sharing the love for Stuart Immonen.

FIRST LOOK: Marvel Apes #1

FIRST LOOK: Marvel Apes #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you a first look at "Marvel Apes" #1 by Karl Kesel and Ramon Bachs with covers by Bachs and John Watson, on sale next week in comics stores everywhere.

Ross talks JSA, Kingdom Come & Project Superpowers

Ross talks JSA, Kingdom Come & Project Superpowers

Alex Ross talks to CBR about the thematic similarities between "Kingdom Come" and "Project Superpowers," as well as his first solo writing gig on "JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman."

Permanent Damage - 8/27/2008

Permanent Damage - 8/27/2008

How badly was Steve Ditko screwed?; whatever happened to Virgin Comics?; convention apathy and who's going to win in November; SPOOKS CODE 9, Olympics and DVD wrapups and gobs of other notes.

Zaambi Brain Buffet: Morgans talk

Zaambi Brain Buffet: Morgans talk "Zombie Tales"

CBR talks to “Wanted” screenwriter Chris Morgan and his brother Terry about BOOM!'s “Zombie Tales” #4, a story the writers say is like “Seven Samurai” meets “Night of the Living Dead.”

FAN EXPO: Talking with Brian Bolland

FAN EXPO: Talking with Brian Bolland

“The Killing Joke” artist extraordinaire Brian Bolland spins for us his worst convention experience, explains why he’s draws in digital, and reveals his next projects, including new Animal Man and Zatanna titles.

When Words Collide - 8/27/2008

When Words Collide - 8/27/2008

This week, Tim's practically drowning in anthologies and there's a definite dreamlike quality to what he discovers.  Join him for an exploration into "Comic Book Tattoo," "MySpace Dark Horse Presents," and "Mome."

Night Terrors: Creators talk PopGun's

Night Terrors: Creators talk PopGun's "Wide Awake"

CBR speaks to Brandon Jerwa, Eric S. Trautmann and Eric Messina, the creators of “Wide Awake,” about a woman whose nightmares are prelude to a demonic invasion of our world. The story appears in "PopGun" Vol. 2.

Van Sciver: The

Van Sciver: The "Rebirth" Of Cool

Superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver defends for CBR News the return of Barry Allen in "The Flash: Rebirth," shares his love of Jack Cole's Plastic Man, and discusses his fondness for DC's bearded King of the Sea.

Sarah Oleksyk Debuts at MySpace Dark Horse Presents

Sarah Oleksyk Debuts at MySpace Dark Horse Presents

Dark Horse hunted for new talent at Stumptown, and their first find is on MySpace Dark Horse Presents. We talk with Sarah Oleksyk about her ghost story parody, “Previously Possessed.”

SPIDER-GASM: Slott talks

SPIDER-GASM: Slott talks "New Ways To Die"

With "Amazing Spider-Man" #569 in stores now, CBR speaks with "New Ways to Die" writer Dan Slott about his plans for Spidey, Norman Osborn, and the "spider- gasm" he says readers can expect from his story.

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