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Tilting at Windmills - 12/16/2010

Tilting at Windmills - 12/16/2010

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs is at it again this month with a look at 2010 sales figures, an examination of "deconstructed" storytelling, the effect of event comics and rising prices on periodical sales and more.

Marvel Comics On Sale December 22, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale December 22, 2010

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Deadpool" #30, "Punisher: In the Blood" #2, "Secret Avengers" #8, "X-Men Legacy" #243 and more.

GEOFF JOHNS PRIME: Christmas Edition, Part 1

GEOFF JOHNS PRIME: Christmas Edition, Part 1

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the holiday edition of CBR's regular talks with Geoff Johns, he let us know where we'll see Aquawar unfold, who's featured in "War of the Green Lanterns," what to look forward to in the Green Lantern film and more.

Shelf Life - 12/16/2010

Shelf Life - 12/16/2010

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR is proud to welcome veteran comics scribe Ron Marz to our family of columnists with the debut of SHELF LIFE, in which he plans to offer insight and commentary on this industry we all love.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "5 Ronin" #1

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at Peter Milligan's "5 Ronin" #1, a new miniseries featuring Marvel heroes in feudal Japan. The first issue features art by Tomm Cokker with covers by John Cassaday and David Aja.

CBR TV @ NYCC 2010: Tony Daniel on

CBR TV @ NYCC 2010: Tony Daniel on "Batman," Grant Morrison & More

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Tony Daniel spoke with CBR TV about his role on "Batman," the differences between creating a book for DC Comics and a creator owned series, working alongside Grant Morrison, the medical scare that threatened his career and more.

DC WRITERS RELAY: Spencer On Cornell

DC WRITERS RELAY: Spencer On Cornell

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Part three of CBR's writer-on-writer interview series rolls on with Nick Spencer talking with Paul Cornell about characters, politics and faith as they discuss everything from "Action" to "Batman And Robin" and beyond.

The Buy Pile - 12/16/2010

The Buy Pile - 12/16/2010

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Two titles make the trip home, but the face of tragedy appears as The Man Without Income tanks a post-war scenario for New York City, Oracle makes new plans and Darwin steps up in a week that just couldn't win.

Doucet Has A

Doucet Has A "New New York Diary"

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Julie Doucet spoke with CBR News about her return to the world of cartooning with "My New New York Diary," the graphic novel result of her recent film collaboration with filmmaker Michel Gondry.

Roberson Brings Moorcock's Elric to BOOM!

Roberson Brings Moorcock's Elric to BOOM!

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Roberson is penning a new BOOM! Studios series based on Michael Moorcock's classic character. "Elric: The Balance Lost" will debut in May, 2011 with a Free Comic Book Day issue before the series launch in July.

Collecting Stokoe's

Collecting Stokoe's "Orc Stain"

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/illustrator James Stokoe spoke with CBR about the first arc of "Orc Stain," currently available in trade paperback, as well as the over 100 pages of free comic books he uploaded to his blog earlier this month.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Invincible Iron Man" #33

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Invincible Iron Man" #33 from the Eisner-winning team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. The issue crashes into stores Wednesday, December 22.

Comics A.M. - Spider-Man Musical Delayed Again? Tokyo Manga Restrictions

Comics A.M. - Spider-Man Musical Delayed Again? Tokyo Manga Restrictions

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Opening of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" likely pushed back! Reactions to new restrictions on manga sales in Tokyo! Is it time to revisit the "Kirkman Manifesto"? BOOM's digital plans! Plus more!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #16

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

CBR reviewer Doug Zawisza gave "Brightest Day" #16 4 stars, saying of the Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi helmed series as a whole, "it might be worthwhile to go back and re-read these first sixteen issues."

Marvel Announces CrossGen Imprint, Creative Teams

Marvel Announces CrossGen Imprint, Creative Teams

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has officially announced the launch of their CrossGen imprint with Mark Waid and Butch Guice returning to "Ruse" and Mike Carey and Leonard Kirk taking on "Sigil." ROBOT 6 has details.

Spencer Shifts Off

Spencer Shifts Off "Supergirl"

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced that the up-and-comer is moving away from his incoming run on the Made of Might's monthly series after one issue to focus on other work while writer James Peaty will replace him.

Will The Hulk's Greatest Fear Become A Reality?

Will The Hulk's Greatest Fear Become A Reality?

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Today's "fear" themed teaser from Marvel Comics focuses on the Hulk as the gamma-fueled hero stands over the lifeless bodies of the Avengers accompanied by the question, "Do you fear...losing control?"

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead"

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Mike Mignola and Scott Hampton's "Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead" #1, hitting stores on Wednesday, December 29.

Van Lente Buddies Up With

Van Lente Buddies Up With "Power Man & Iron Fist"

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In February, Fred Van Lente gives readers a new take on Marvel's classic buddy action book with the five issue "Power Man and Iron Fist." CBR News spoke with the writer about his plans for the miniseries.

New Sentinels Threaten

New Sentinels Threaten "Age of X"

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The X-Universe detectives on the CBR message boards have again uncovered a new teaser for Marvel's incoming "Age of X" event, this one focusing on new Exonim Sentinels that take down Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Where The Hell Am I - 12/15/2010

Where The Hell Am I - 12/15/2010

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Jason Aaron dips into the mailbag and answers the age old question: What the hell does a comic book editor do? The answer is, quite a lot, actually, from maintaining continuity to shaping stories and more.

Assessing CCI's Ticket Sales Trial Run

Assessing CCI's Ticket Sales Trial Run

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International's David Glanzer stops by CBR to unpack today's successful trial sale of 1,000 tickets to the event in San Diego and assure would-be attendees that all the available tickets will be released in the new year.

DC WRITERS RELAY: Lemire On Spencer

DC WRITERS RELAY: Lemire On Spencer

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Our week of DC Comics writer-on-writer interviews continues as Jeff Lemire talks to Nick Spencer about the parallels of their careers and the high concepts behind "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" and "Supergirl."

HELL(BOY) ON EARTH:

HELL(BOY) ON EARTH: "B.P.R.D." in 2011

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Agent Liz Sherman takes the spotlight, Witchfinder Edward Grey turns gunslinger, and the Bureau inducts a new member in 2011. "Hellboy" and "B.P.R.D." Mike Mignola spoke with CBR about all this and more.

McFarlane Hires Artist Robert Kirkman

McFarlane Hires Artist Robert Kirkman

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As part of January's "Spawn" #200, Todd McFarlane is tapping the "Walking Dead" creator to write and pencil a four-page Omega Spawn origin, plus an exclusive look at David Finch's cover process.

X-POSITION: Rick Remender

X-POSITION: Rick Remender

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Uncanny X-Force" writer Rick Remender shared some surprises about the members of his mercenary squad while revealing out the secret to wealth and fortune. All this plus exclusive "X-Force" art!

VIDEO:

VIDEO: "Invincible Iron Man" #500

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a special video trailer for "Invincible Iron Man" #500 from the Eisner-winning creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca. The anniversary issue hits stores January 19.

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for March, 2011

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for March, 2011

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March 2011 including the debut of "Dollhouse," "The Guild: TInk," "Usagi Yojimbo," "Axe Cop" and more.

What Is Captain America's Greatest Fear?

What Is Captain America's Greatest Fear?

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released a new fear-themed teaser image depicting a battered Captain America kneeling amongst wreckage, his shattered shield in front of him, punctuated by the question,"Do you fear...a loss of faith?"

Heinberg Continues the

Heinberg Continues the "Crusade"

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung raise the curtain on Act Two of "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" as #4 hits January 5, 2011 and CBR spoke with Heinberg about the search for the Scarlet Witch.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/15/2010

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/15/2010

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 50 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Top Cow, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

DC WRITERS RELAY: Snyder on Lemire

DC WRITERS RELAY: Snyder on Lemire

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a special four-part feature, CBR invited some of DC Comics' rising writer stars to interview each other, starting with Scott Snyder digging into the history of "Sweet Tooth" and "Superboy" with Jeff Lemire.

Pipeline - 12/14/2010

Pipeline - 12/14/2010

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Augie delves further into the work of European artist, Sergio Bleda, with "Vampire Dance" and "The Wednesday Conspiracy." Also, what should owners of original art do to better preserve their collections?

Marvel Debuts Spidey's Amazing Spider-Armor

Marvel Debuts Spidey's Amazing Spider-Armor

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released Marcos Martin's cover for "Amazing Spider-Man" #656 featuring the debut of the new Spider-Armor. The issue, written by Dan Slott with interiors by Martin, swings into stores in March.

Roberson is Flying High on

Roberson is Flying High on "Superman"

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Sci-fi veteran Chris Roberson spoke with CBR News about his life-long love of the Man of Steel as he prepares to finish J. Michael Straczynski's run on "Superman," beginning with February's issue #708.

Petersen Forges

Petersen Forges "The Black Axe"

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We spoke with "Mouse Guard" creator David Peterson who hinted at surprises in store in "The Black Axe," some familiar faces readers might see and a look at his organizational process, keeping it all in continuity.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Lantern Corps" #55

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Green Lantern Corps" #55. Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham's "Brightest Day" adventure on Qward continues Wednesday, December 22.

Millar Talks Kapows! Big Picture

Millar Talks Kapows! Big Picture

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a first wave of guests, events and special announcements under its belt, Mark Millar unveils his personal plan for recruiting new "CLiNT" talent at Kapow!, his inaugural London convention.

Parker & Hardman's

Parker & Hardman's "Hulk" Gets .1 Issue

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has announced Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman's "Hulk" series to be next in line for the publisher's new reader friendly .1 marketing initiative. "Hulk" #30.1, introducing General Fortean, hits in March.

Comics A.M. - Witness Testifies in George Case, Publishers Rebuke Apple

Comics A.M. - Witness Testifies in George Case, Publishers Rebuke Apple

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Key witness in Michael George murder case testifies! Japanese publishers take aim at Apple over digital piracy! Akihabara reopens to pedestrians! Mike Grell named EIC of Ardden! Plus much more!

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