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Cohen & Parsons talk

Cohen & Parsons talk "Marvel Comics Presents"

This week's "Marvel Comics Presents" #9 features a Hulk tale written by Mark Parsons & Tom Cohen and drawn by none other than Ed McGuinness. We spoke with the writers and took an EXCLUSIVE look at the art.

Hickman talks

Hickman talks "Pilot Season: Twilight Guardian"

Troy Hickman talks about the first installment in Top Cow's Pilot Season 2008 - whereby readers vote for one-shots they wish to see expanded to ongoing series - "Twilight Guardian," on sale now.

Young Avengers Presents Kevin Grevioux

Young Avengers Presents Kevin Grevioux

On sale this week, "Young Avengers Presents" #5 sees tragedy befall Cassie Lang, the hero known as Stature. CBR News spoke with series writer Kevin Grevioux about this special issue.

Lying In The Gutters - 5/27/2008

Lying In The Gutters - 5/27/2008

Rich has big news for "Doctor Who" fans: which critically acclaimed prose & comics author may be writing and episode? Rich has details, plus Speculation Corner, the Swipe file and more. Wait, what's that? The traffic lights are back! UPDATED

EXCLUSIVE: Hercules #2 Preview

EXCLUSIVE: Hercules #2 Preview

Courtesy of Radical Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" #2 by writer Steve Moore with artwork by Admira Wijaya and Imaginary Friends Studios, on sale this week.

REFLECTIONS: Dan Jurgens

REFLECTIONS: Dan Jurgens

Esteemed writer and artist Dan Jurgens stops by REFLECTIONS to speak with about his return to Tangent Comics, drawing DC's hit "Booster Gold," his Metamorpho origin story, and much more.

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EXCLUSIVE: "Buffy Season 8" #15 Preview

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8" #15 by writer Drew Goddard and artist Georges Jeanty with a cover by Jon Foster, on sale June 4.

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 29, 2008

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 29, 2008

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR brings you previews of new comics on sale this week including "New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero" #8, "Army Of Darkness/Xena: Why Not?" #3 and "Darkness Vs. Eva: Daughter of Dracula" #3.

Image Comics on Indie Radio

Image Comics on Indie Radio

Image Comics creators Rob Schrab, Joe Casey, Mark Sable along with cartoonist Lela Lee took to the airwaves in Los Angeles last week to judge music and talk comics on Jonsey's Jukebox Jury with host Dave Navarro.

This Week in CBR Columns & Reviews

This Week in CBR Columns & Reviews

It’s been busy here at CBR, which has seen the addition of a new column as well as two new reviewers. Which books received the highest praise last week? Come in to find out.

Image Comics on Sale May 29th, 2008

Image Comics on Sale May 29th, 2008

Courtesy of Image, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next week including exclusive looks at "Firebreather" #1 by Hester & Kuhn, "Studio Space" featuring Frank Miller & Mike Mignola and more.

GOLDEN AGE JAMES ROBINSON II: Superman

GOLDEN AGE JAMES ROBINSON II: Superman

In the second of a two-part series, writer James Robinson shares with CBR News details about his upcoming run on “Superman” and also reveals a Justice Society of America origin hardcover graphic novel.

One Fan's Opinion - 5/23/2008

One Fan's Opinion - 5/23/2008

This week, Erik Larsen shares his own memories of the recently departed Rory Root -- considered one of the great comics retailers and owner of Comic Relief: The Comic Bookstore -- and why his store is one of the finest in the nation.

Alex Robinson is

Alex Robinson is "Too Cool to be Forgotten"

"Box Office Poison" creator Alex Robinson returns with "Too Cool to be Forgotten," a time warp to the 1980s courtesy of Top Shelf. CBR News spoke with Robinson about the graphic novel and got a 10 page preview.

PREVIEW: Zombie Tales: The Series #1

PREVIEW: Zombie Tales: The Series #1

Boom! Studios has provided us with a preview of "Zombie Tales: The Series" #1 shipping next week and featuring stories by Steve Niles, Kim Krizan, Joe R. Lansdale, Eduardo Barreto, Daniel LaFrance and Jon Reed.

Leveling the Playing Field: Ellis talks

Leveling the Playing Field: Ellis talks "No Hero"

Warren Ellis re-teams with artist Juan Jose Ryp to introduce a new brand of superhuman in Avatar's "No Hero." CBR News talks to Ellis about the miniseries that asks, "How badly do you want to be a superhero?"

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #156

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #156

Did “Sandman” comics help actor Bill Hader’s career? Did a comics character inspire the word goon? And did Marvel once publish racy magazines? All that and more in this week’s Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed!

Marvel Comics On Sale May 29th, 2008

Marvel Comics On Sale May 29th, 2008

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at 21 new comics on sale next week including "Daredevil" #107, "New Avengers" #27, "Thor" #9, "X-Force" #4 and many more.

GOLDEN AGE JAMES ROBINSON I: Justice League

GOLDEN AGE JAMES ROBINSON I: Justice League

In the first of a two-part series, superstar writer James Robinson discusses his upcoming “Justice League” title and sheds some light on a new project featuring one of his beloved “Starman” characters.

WEEK OF THE DEAD IV: Image's Eric Stephenson

WEEK OF THE DEAD IV: Image's Eric Stephenson

As Image's “The Walking Dead” reaches it’s milestone fiftieth issue, Executive Director Eric Stephenson joins CBR to look back on the book’s origins, what has made it such an enduring series, and to look toward in its future.

MAYO REPORT: April, 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: April, 2008 Sales Analysis

John Mayo returns with an analysis of his estimated sales numbers for April, 2008, which saw “Secret Invasion” lead the pack. What’s it all mean? John has the answers.

The Buy Pile - 5/22/2008

The Buy Pile - 5/22/2008

Things don't go so well despite a jump when Spoiler, Reed Richards and the Twilight Guardian stink up the place like seven month old lunch meat.  Admittedly, Neela Archer doesn't do much to help ...

THE RETURN: Slott talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

THE RETURN: Slott talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

On sale now, “Amazing Spider-Man” #560 comes with huge implications for Peter Parker, and CBR News speaks with writer Dan Slott about just what the final page means. Plus exclusive art and MAJOR SPOILER WARNINGS!

Camilla d’Errico Feels the

Camilla d’Errico Feels the "Burn"

The busiest illustrator, video game & handbag designer you've never heard of, Camilla d’Errico has worked with everyone from Avril Lavigne to Grant Morrison. CBR spoke with her about her new mecha-horror project, "Burn."

X-MEN PREVIEWS:

X-MEN PREVIEWS: "Legacy" #212, "Uncanny" #498

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next week including "X-Men: Legacy" #212 by Carey & Eaton and "Uncanny X-Men" #498 by Brubaker & Choi.

X-POSITION: Aaron's on the Warpath with Wolverine

X-POSITION: Aaron's on the Warpath with Wolverine

Fresh off his "Get Mystique" arc, writer Jason Aaron stops by X-POSITION to discuss future "Wolverine" stories, as well as his contribution to "X-Force Special: Ain't No Dog," for which we have exclusive artwork.

WEEK OF THE DEAD III: The Walking Dead #50 Preview

WEEK OF THE DEAD III: The Walking Dead #50 Preview

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of the landmark fiftieth issue of "The Walking Dead" by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard.

Permanent Damage - 5/21/2008

Permanent Damage - 5/21/2008

This week: Crisis on infinite crossovers, a barrage of fan mail, and lots of notes from the death of Rory Root to the new return of Napster in Steven Grant's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
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Aaron talks “Ghost Rider” Revelations

Aaron talks “Ghost Rider” Revelations

A major figure of the Ghost Rider mythos returns in the pages of “Ghost Rider” #23, on sale now. CBR News spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the issue and what’s coming next. SPOILER ALERT!

CBR EXCLUSIVE: B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs #1 Preview

CBR EXCLUSIVE: B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs #1 Preview

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs" #1 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and legendary artist Herb Trimpe, on sale June 5.

Rebecca Donner talks

Rebecca Donner talks "Burnout" at Minx

The story of a teen girl in love with her mom's boyfriend's son, who happens to be an eco-terrorist, "Burnout" is the latest offering from Minx and author Rebecca Donner, who spoke with us about the graphic novel.

VIVA LAS VEGAS: Granov talks Iron Man

VIVA LAS VEGAS: Granov talks Iron Man

CBR News talks to superstar artist Adi Granov about his work on Marvel Studios' "Iron Man" movie as well as his collaboration with director Jon Favreau in the four-issue miniseries "Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas."

PREVIEW: Resurrection #5 by Guggenheim & Dumeer

PREVIEW: Resurrection #5 by Guggenheim & Dumeer

Courtesy of Oni Press, CBR brings you an advance look at "Resurrection" #5 by writer Marc Guggenheim and artist David Dumeer, on sale now in finer comics stores everywhere.

Bagley Bags Bizarro “Sports Illustrated” Cover

Bagley Bags Bizarro “Sports Illustrated” Cover

With the heavy schedule of weekly series “Trinity” ever present, superstar artist Mark Bagley managed to knock a “Sports Illustrated” cover out of the park this week and we've got the story behind the Bizarro cover. UPDATED

Moore Welcomes Moviegoers in

Moore Welcomes Moviegoers in "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D."

In this week’s “Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.” #29, Stuart Moore kicks off a four-issue stint as writer, and CBR News spoke with him about the new-reader- friendly arc, “With Iron Hands.”

WEEK OF THE DEAD II: Charlie Adlard

WEEK OF THE DEAD II: Charlie Adlard

With Image Comics’ “The Walking Dead” reaching a landmark fiftieth issue, series artist Charlie Adlard stops by CBR to talk about the book, from reading it, to drawing it, and how it has changed him over the last four years.

BOOM! PREVIEWS: Fall of Cthulhu, Salem: Queen of Thorns

BOOM! PREVIEWS: Fall of Cthulhu, Salem: Queen of Thorns

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics including "Fall of Cthulhu" #12 and "Salem: Queen of Thorns" #1, available this week in finer comics stores everywhere.

Pipeline - 5/20/2008

Pipeline - 5/20/2008

Marvel goes French! Augie takes a look at Marvel's first Soleil translation, "Sky Doll," to see what European comics can look like in an American format. Also, quick looks at three of this week's releases, and a glimpse into the art of Todd Nauck.

Beloved Retailer Rory Root Passes Away

Beloved Retailer Rory Root Passes Away

The comics industry is in mourning this week following the death of legendary Bay Area retailer Rory Root, owner of Comic Relief, The Comic Bookstore. CBR pays tribute to and shares memories of Root, an influential figure to say the least.

Sales Estimates for April, 2008 Books

Sales Estimates for April, 2008 Books

CBR's John Mayo works up the estimated sales figures for the Top 300 Comics & Top 100 Trades for April, 2008. As expected, "Secret Invasion" #1 takes the top prize with an estimated 250,000 copies, while the top TPB is "Secret Invasion: Infiltration."

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