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Sales Estimates for May 2012 - "AvX," "Batman" Top The Charts

Sales Estimates for May 2012 - "AvX," "Batman" Top The Charts

Marvel and DC continue to dominate the sales charts in May, with "AvX," "Batman" and related tie-ins and crossovers filling seven of the top ten slots while Johns and Lee's "Justice League" hardcover tops the trades.

PREVIEW: Robinson & Irving's "The Shade" #9

PREVIEW: Robinson & Irving's "The Shade" #9

DC has released a preview of "The Shade" #9 by James Robinson with art by Frazer Irving. The Shade returns to London for the final chapter of the miniseries on June 13.

The Dark Knight Descends Upon "Smallville: Season 11"

The Dark Knight Descends Upon "Smallville: Season 11"

The team-up "Smallville" fans clamored for for years but never saw due to legal hurdles finally occurs when Clark Kent meets Batman and Robin in the pages of DC Comics' digital-first "Smallville: Season 11" #5.

Women of the DCU Who Deserve Their Own Films

Women of the DCU Who Deserve Their Own Films

With Warner Bros. announcing plans to continue its development of the DC cinematic universe, CBR looks at the vast tapestry of the DC Universe's female heroes to see who could anchor their own franchise.

DC Comics Solicitations for September, 2012

DC Comics Solicitations for September, 2012

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product being released in September, 2012, including all of the publisher's Zero Issues, the latest from Before Watchmen, "American Vampire" and more.

5-STAR REVIEW: "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1

5-STAR REVIEW: "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1

Ryan K. Lindsay gives DC's digital-first "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1 by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire 5 stars, calling the introductory issue "extremely good and definitely memorable."

DC Cancels Three Titles After September's #0 Issues

DC Cancels Three Titles After September's #0 Issues

"Captain Atom," "Resurrection Man" and "Voodoo" will end with their September-releasing #0 issues, joining "Justice League International" in DC Comics’ second wave of New 52 cancellations. ROBOT 6 has the details.

"Green Lantern" #0 To Bring Arab Green Lantern to the DCU?

"Green Lantern" #0 To Bring Arab Green Lantern to the DCU?

DC Comics has released its Green Lantern group solicits featuring a new Green Lantern sporting an arabic tattoo, who was featured in the publisher's Free Comic Book Day 2012 issue.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Digital Rankings Lead May Sales Discussion

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Digital Rankings Lead May Sales Discussion

DC Comics Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss the surprises held in the May sales numbers for print and digital, "Animal Man's" hit status, the grand scheme of digital comics and Zero Month planning.

UPDATED: AvX Stands Tall, "Batman Inc" Opens Big In May Sales Rankings

UPDATED: AvX Stands Tall, "Batman Inc" Opens Big In May Sales Rankings

Marvel's mega AvX event grew in its performance while DC's "Batman Inc." debuted as a top ten finisher in the May, 2012 sales rankings with orders topping 100K. UPDATED with the Top 300 Comics rankings.

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Why DC doesn't play to change its collections policy! Why piracy isn't the same as borrowing comics from a library! What New 52 titles might be on the chopping block! Plus much more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: King Arthur Joins "Demon Knights" #10

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: King Arthur Joins "Demon Knights" #10

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Paul Cornell and Diogenes Neves' "Demon Knights" #10, guest starring King Arthur! The issue goes on sale June 13.

CSBG's Nevett, Cronin Review "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

CSBG's Nevett, Cronin Review "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett kick off their new "Before Watchmen" joint-review column with a look at Darwyn Cooke's Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

Alan Scott and Readers Through the Ages

Alan Scott and Readers Through the Ages

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the history and role of Alan Scott in the DC universe in light of the announcement that Earth 2's Green Lantern is gay.

Are We Inching Closer to Getting 1960s "Batman" on DVD?

Are We Inching Closer to Getting 1960s "Batman" on DVD?

With a deal having been struck between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Consumer Products will now be able to produce products based on the iconic 60s "Batman" TV series. Can DVDs be far behind?

Lemire Makes Batman His Own in "Legends of the Dark Knight"

Lemire Makes Batman His Own in "Legends of the Dark Knight"

Artist Jeff Lemire discusses his work with "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof on DC Comics' digital-first Batman comic, "Legends of the Dark Knight," sharing insight into their take on Gotham City's protector.

"Injustice: Gods Among Us" is Heroic Brawling in Action

"Injustice: Gods Among Us" is Heroic Brawling in Action

CBR gets a sneak peek at upcoming DC Universe fighting game "Injustice: Gods Among Us" from NetherRealm Studios, DC Entertainment and WB Games in 2013.

Warner Bros. Mulls "Green Lantern" Movie Relaunch

Warner Bros. Mulls "Green Lantern" Movie Relaunch

Following the disappointing box-office performance by 2011's "Green Lantern," Warner Bros. is still deciding whether to bring back star Ryan Reynolds for a sequel, or to reintroduce the superhero in some other way.

DC's September Debuts Will Push Its Line Past 52 (At Least For Now)

DC's September Debuts Will Push Its Line Past 52 (At Least For Now)

With the addition in September of "Talon," "Sword of Sorcery, "The Phantom Stranger" and "Team Seven," DC Comics' core line will at least temporarily expand beyond its 52-title goal.

DiDio Reveals New 52 Zero-Issues in Sept. Plus Four New Series

DiDio Reveals New 52 Zero-Issues in Sept. Plus Four New Series

DC Comics celebrates one year of the New 52 in September with "Zero Month," featuring origin #0 issues & new series starring the Phantom Stranger, Amethyst, Team Seven & "Night of the Owls" spinoff "Talon," Dan DiDio tells CBR.

Walt Simonson Spans DC History In "The Judas Coin"

Walt Simonson Spans DC History In "The Judas Coin"

Writer and artist Walter Simonson discusses his upcoming time-spanning DC Comics original graphic novel "The Judas Coin," his foray into manga and other art styles, and more.

REVIEW: "Earth 2" #2

REVIEW: "Earth 2" #2

Doug Zawisza gives "Earth 2" #2 4 stars saying James Robinson and Nicola Scott "celebrate the building of the world, giving both long-term and new readers just cause and ample opportunity to join in along the way."

Palmiotti & Gray Go Pulp with "Phantom Lady"

Palmiotti & Gray Go Pulp with "Phantom Lady"

Writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti spoke to CBR News about their new DC Comics miniseries "Phantom Lady" and revisiting the Freedom Fighters in the New 52 DC Universe.

REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #10

REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #10

Doug Zawisza gives "Swamp Thing" #10 by Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla 4.5 stars, saying Francavilla's art "takes control of Snyder's story and makes it his own."

REVIEW: "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

REVIEW: "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

CBR Reviewer Greg McElhatton tackles the creative output of DC's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen," and decides Darwyn Cooke's first issue will "turn out to be one of the top-tier comics in the bunch."

"Harry Potter" Screenwriter Signs On For WB's Wonder Woman Movie

"Harry Potter" Screenwriter Signs On For WB's Wonder Woman Movie

Warner Bros. has hired Michael Goldenberg, who adapted "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and rewrote "Green Lantern," to pen the script for the long-developing Wonder Woman movie.

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To "Batman" #12

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To "Batman" #12

For a special one-shot coda to "Night of the Owls," writer Scott Snyder taps fan favorite artist Becky Cloonan to draw an electrifying story that will introduce a major new player to the cast of Gotham City characters in "Batman" #12.

Comics A.M. - Plan to Replace New York's Javits Center Falls Apart

Comics A.M. - Plan to Replace New York's Javits Center Falls Apart

Talks break down in bid to build $4 billion convention center! What does DC's Alan Scott announcement say about the state of the publisher, and the industry? How one retailer capitalized on Marvel's "The Avengers"!

Warner Bros. Finds "Justice League" Screenplay Writer

Warner Bros. Finds "Justice League" Screenplay Writer

Warner Bros. has hired screenwriter Will Beall, who is already writing the studio's "Lethal Weapon" and "Logan's Run" reboots, to pen its big screen "Justice League" adaptation.

Pipeline - 6/5/2012

Pipeline - 6/5/2012

"Batman" and "Justice League" are two of the most popular New 52 titles from DC Comics. This week, Augie looks at their first collections before weighing in on the latest "Before Watchmen" promotion.

PRESS RELEASE: Warner Bros. Interactive Announces "Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition" for Wii U

New "Injustice: Gods Among Us" Images, Gameplay Video & Details

New "Injustice: Gods Among Us" Images, Gameplay Video & Details

More information on NetherRealm Studios' DC Universe brawler has surfaced at E3, including new images and a gameplay preview showing Harley Quinn, Superman and Batman and more in all their fighting glory.

PREVIEW: Darwyn Cooke's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

PREVIEW: Darwyn Cooke's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1

DC Comics and USA Today have released a preview of Darwyn Cooke's "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #1, the first chapter of the summer-long event. The issue, with a back-up story by Len Wein and John Higgins, hits stores June 6.

Comics A.M. - Eight Months in, New 52 Isn't Sales "Game-Changer"

Comics A.M. - Eight Months in, New 52 Isn't Sales "Game-Changer"

A look at “solid but not spectacular" sales of DC's New 52! The success of the "Pocket God" digital comic! Tacoma, Washington, comic store closes! Interviews with Stan Lee and Adam Warren! Plus more!

When Words Collide - 6/4/2012

When Words Collide - 6/4/2012

Tim looks at Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor's "Batman: Death by Design" and reflects on what works, what doesn't and how it relates back to Kidd's earlier novelistic efforts.

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

DC Comics newest gay hero has been grabbing headlines, but Alan Scott's long journey to iconic status has many twists and turns from Mart Nodell's original mystic engineer to his relationship with his gay son Obsidian.

"Dark Knight Rises" Debuts Trailer During MTV Movie Awards

"Dark Knight Rises" Debuts Trailer During MTV Movie Awards

During last night's MTV Movie Awards, director Christopher Nolan and the stars of "The Dark Knight Rises" introduced a new 90-second clip for "The Dark Knight Rises." SPINOFF has the details.

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Following the temporary retreat from Facebook by the anti-gay One Million Moms, a pro-gay group - also calling itself One Million Moms - has sprung up the social-media site, hoping to capitalize on the original's absence.

"Before Watchmen" TV Commercial Debuts

"Before Watchmen" TV Commercial Debuts

DC Comics has released a preview of its 30-second TV commercial for "Before Watchmen" that will debut Tuesday on BBC America, IFC and G4. "Minutemen #1" arrives Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #10

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #10

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Green Arrow" #10. The stand-alone issue by Ann Nocenti and Oliver Nome lands in stores June 6.

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