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Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's CBLR, Find out the bizarre history of what happened when Stan Lee tried to ban exclamation points from Marvel Comics! Plus, two legends about Matt Fraction and Barry Kitson's "The Order."

Wonder of Wonders - 1/29/2010

Wonder of Wonders - 1/29/2010

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest WONDER OF WONDERS, Martin Gray tackles the topic of Wonder Woman's costume, which, while constantly revamped and redesigned over the years, always seems to snap back to something akin to it's original incarnation.

Aaron Takes The Punisher to the

Aaron Takes The Punisher to the "Max"

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"PunisherMax" writer Jason Aaron is setting the stage for an epic and brutal battle: Frank Castle vs. Wilson Fisk, the man who will become the Kingpin of the NYC underworld. We spoke with Aaron about his plans for the series.

Rafael Grampá Goes on a

Rafael Grampá Goes on a "Delivery"

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 spoke with acclaimed artist/writer Rafael Grampá about his upcoming Dark Horse-published graphic novel "Mesmo Delivery," his influences, graphic design and next project, "Furry Water and the Sons of the Insurrection."

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC dominates Diamond's Gem Awards! Borders Group cuts more corporate staff! Game Developers Conference honors "Penny Arcade"! What's wrong with "Her-Oes"? Plus, he's not a burglar -- he's Batman!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "DEMO" #1, "DMZ" #50

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Vertigo, CBR presents of the debut issue of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan's new volume of "DEMO" as well as a look at Jim Lee's art from the 50th milestone issue of Wood's "DMZ."

Marvel Comics On Sale February 3, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale February 3, 2010

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this coming Wednesday, February 3, including "Siege" #2, "Invincible Iron Man" #23, "Ultimate Comics X" #1, "Criminal" #4, and plenty more!

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REVIEW: "Green Lantern" #50

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Benjamin Birdie reviewed "Green Lantern" #50 and finds that Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's work is worthy of 4.5 stars and is "a fitting touchstone for...a book that surprised everyone by becoming the literal cornerstone of the DCU."

D'Orazio Double Taps the Punisher

D'Orazio Double Taps the Punisher

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In March, writer Valerie D'Orazio gives readers two very different Punisher tales - a brutal crime story in the MAX one-shot “Butterfly” and a short story in “Girl Comics” #1 set in the Marvel U. CBR spoke with her about both projects.

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REVIEW: "Kick Ass" #8

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

James Hunt reviews the final issue of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s "Kick Ass" miniseries and gives the issue 4-stars, stating that "this issue provides as satisfying a punchline to the joke as we could’ve hoped for."

The Buy Pile - 1/28/2010

The Buy Pile - 1/28/2010

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

There's not much to celebrate in a week of mediocrity, so while Kurt Busiek and Marvel's reference material shines, there's not a whole lot to say about the various big event comics that hit in the shadow of the iPad.

Taking

Taking "Green Hornet" From Words to Pictures

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Phil Hester and artist Jonathan Lau reveal the process by which they've brought Kevin Smith's reimagined action screenplay to comics including an exclusive first look at Hester's thumbnails and Lau's finished art!

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The 36th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival kicks off! Australian man pleads guilty to possessing cartoon porn! A guide to pearly families and dominoes in "Batman and Robin #7"! And much more!

Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CCI spokesman David Glanzer talked about the conventions' plans to accommodate fans in the wake of a shrinking ticket pool, possibly expanding off-site programming and making WonderCon work on a holiday weekend.

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Comic Distributors have reached out to retailers serviced by their Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center to inform them a select quantity of Marvel Comics series on sale next week have been damaged in transit.

Lucas Marangon Raises “Hellcyon”

Lucas Marangon Raises “Hellcyon”

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of “Star Wars: Tag and Bink” presents his first creator-owned miniseries in April, courtesy of Dark Horse. Lucas Marangon spoke with CBR about “Hellcyon” and gave an exclusive first look at the cover to issue 2.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Siege" #2

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the second issue of their Avengers event epic "Siege" by the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel. The issue hits stores on February 3.

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We have the most extensive analysis of the impact Apple's iPad will have on the burgeoning mobile comics space with Marvel, IDW and the biggest names in mobile comics sales speaking on how iPad comics change the game.

Flogging A Dead Horse - 1/27/2010

Flogging A Dead Horse - 1/27/2010

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Jenkins' latest installment of FLOGGING is lovingly dedicated to one of the world's most recognizable and beloved childrens characters - and marketing juggernauts - Thomas the (Anthropomorphic) Tank Engine!

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REVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Enemy" #1

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Doug Zawisza has reviewed the first installment of Brian Michael Bendis and Rafa Sandoval's "Ultimate Comics Enemy" miniseries and given it 4 stars, calling the issue "high caliber comic book fun."

X-POSITION: Peter David

X-POSITION: Peter David

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "X-Factor," Peter David stops by X-POSITION to answer reader questions about character relationships, the possible return of a speedster, guest-stars, crossover involvement and kissing – lots and lots of kissing.

Guggenheim

Guggenheim "Resurrects" The Black Hood

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Marc Guggenheim steps into DC's "The Web" to recreate the famed Red Circle vigilante The Black Hood. Meanwhile, he's also introducing President Clinton into the cast of his Oni sci-fi series "Resurrection."

Apple Unveils the iPad

Apple Unveils the iPad

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Apple has unveiled its highly anticipated tablet computer, officially called the iPad. ROBOT 6 kept track of all the announcements that pertained to the device's relationship with the ebook and digital comic book markets.

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REVIEW: "Blackest Night: The Flash" #2

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Benjamin Birdie reviewed "Blackest Night: The Flash"" #2 by Geoff Johns and Skot Kolins, giving it 4 stars and saying "Kolins' art is superb, Johns' story goes beyond the formula for a very good 'Flash' tie-in to "Blackest Night.'"

The State of Maberry's

The State of Maberry's "DoomWar"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In "DoomWar," the new miniseries kicking off next month, a band of Marvel's premier heroes must stop Doctor Doom and his global network of terror from seizing absolute power. We spoke with writer Jonathan Maberry about the series.

Kirkman Discusses

Kirkman Discusses "Image United: Interlude"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The "Image United" author spoke with CBR News about the upcoming "Interlude" issue, which will feature his own creation, Invincible, along with a number of assorted characters from across the Image Universe.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Xeric Foundation awards fall/winter grants! Borders Group CEO resigns! More criticism of Bluewater Productions! Grant Morrison talks villains and "Seasons 1 and 2" of "Batman and Robin"! Plus more!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day here in the United States, and CBR has over sixty previews of titles shipping today from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios and more!

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With "Avengers"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The publisher's post-Siege plans kick off with a reignited series for their biggest franchise featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor at the helm and Brian Michael Bendis in the writer's seat delivering stories filled with optimism.

DC Announces

DC Announces "Brightest Day" Ring Promotion

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With "Brightest Day" set to break after "Blackest Night" wraps, DC has announced a follow-up to their recent rings promotion featuring a new Green Lantern ring as well as a Flash ring (costume not included). ROBOT 6 has details.

Braver and Bolder with J. Michael Straczynski

Braver and Bolder with J. Michael Straczynski

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

JMS spoke with CBR and teased some details on the secret weapon he has planned for "The Brave and The Bold" while also spilling on which superhero teams will be featured in upcoming issues of his critically acclaimed run.

Pipeline - 1/26/2010

Pipeline - 1/26/2010

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Pipeline Retro goes all the way back to 1991 for "Silver Surfer," including an interview about the popular cosmic series with its writer, Ron Marz. What was the fun of the title? What memories does it bring back for Augie?

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Pilot Season: Demonic"

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Pilot Season: Demonic," in stores tomorrow, January 27, from the creative team of Robert Kirkman and Joe Benitez and featuring a cover by Marc Silvestri.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Teen Titans" #79 & "Supergirl" #49

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents a pair of exclusive previews for "Teen Titans" #79 and "Supergirl" #49, both of which will be hitting stores tomorrow, January 27.

Paul Tobin's Marvelous Adventures

Paul Tobin's Marvelous Adventures

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea interviewed Paul Tobin about the recently announced relaunch of Marvel's line of kid-friendly titles, revisiting Spider-Man's Secret Wars experiences, scripting the Black Widow's early adventures and more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers" #1

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers" #1, in stores this week from writer/artist Nick Roche.

Millar Announces

Millar Announces "Nemesis" Benefit Auction

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Mark Millar is offering a lucky fan the opportunity to be immortalized in the pages of his and co-creator Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" through a benefit auction with all proceeds going to a special fund to help handicapped children.

Bendis Creates an

Bendis Creates an "Ultimate Enemy"

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimate Comics Enemy" is in stores this week, kicking off a trilogy that will introduce a powerful new villain to the Ultimate Universe. CBR spoke with Brian Michael Bendis about the project. Updated with exclusive art!

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Sentencing delayed in Handley case! Two men charged in Ponzi scheme involving comics and film rights! SPACE Prize winners announced! "Geek Monthly" magazine shuts down! Plus, much more!

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's review staff looked at twenty different new releases including "Dark Wolverine" #82, "Incorruptible" #2, "Phantom Stranger" #42, "Spider-Woman" #5, "Green Lantern Corps" #44 and more.

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