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With another newsworthy year complete, CBR looks back at the stories and trends that had the biggest impact on the comics industry in 2013.
This month Brian Hibbs gives some final thoughts on DC's Villains Month and the problematic theory that envisions potential comic book readers as water in buckets.
Three steps to make digital comics more successful! An introduction to digital! How many Villains Month issues did DC actually print? A century later, "Krazy Kat" is still radical! Plus more!
ROBOT 6's Michael May chats with retailer and blogger Mike Sterling about the highs and lows of event comics in general and DC Comics' recently concluded Villains Month in particular.
Despite the controversies surrounding DC Comics' Villains Month, the event, coupled with "Forever Evil" #1, drove the publisher to a commanding #1 position on September's sales charts.
Did DC Comics' Villains Month end with a bang or a whimper? ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco concludes four weeks of reviews with a look at the final titles, and their connections to "Forever Evil."
Brian Azzarello and ACO put the spotlight on the First Born in "Wonder Woman" #23.2, in "one of the real winners of Villains Month" that "clicks in with the rest of the series perfectly."
With DC Comics' Villains Month winding down, CBR spoke to a number of retailers across the U.S. for their take on how the initiative -- and those allocated 3D motion covers -- has performed at their stores.
Tony Bedard discusses his and co-writer Geoff Johns' DC Villains month one-shots starring Aquaman nemeses Black Manta and Ocean Master, the thought process behind fleshing out the character of Orm and more.
As Villains Month enters its final round, DC Comics has released a preview for "Justice League of America" #7.4 featuring the return of Black Adam. Written by Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates, the issue hits Sept. 25.
Tim chats with soon-to-be-superstar artist Aaron Kuder about what it's like to write and draw comics and how his upcoming "Superman: Parasite" Villains Month one-shot came to be. Plus, exclusive art!
DC Comics has released a preview of "Green Lantern" #23.4, the final Villains Month one-shot from the GL corner of the DCU. Matt Kindt and Dale Eaglesham reveal Sinestro's New 52 origin on Sept. 25.
Bane, the man who broke the Bat, has escaped Arkham Asylum during Villains Month! Courtesy of DC Comics, check out an exclusive preview of "Batman: Bane" #23.4 by Peter J. Tomasi & Graham Nolan.
Giving Black Hand's spotlight in "Green Lantern" #23.3 4 stars, Greg McElhatton says Charles Soule and Alberto Ponticelli provide readers with a Villains Month tale that's also an "old-fashioned horror story."
Veteran comic book creator Ann Nocenti, currently writing the monthly adventures of "Catwoman" and "Katana," discusses her DC Comics' Villains Month one-shots featuring the Joker's Daughter and The Creeper.
DC Comics' Villain's Month is winding down, and CBR wonders how you made out in your quest to get the special (and heavily allocated) 3-D covers from your local retailer!
"Batman and…" writer Peter Tomasi discusses his "Forever Evil: Arkham War" miniseries, handling three of DC Comics' Villains Month one-shots, Tom Hardy's Bane voice and more.
As Villains Month rolls on, DC Comics has released a preview of "The Flash: The Rogues" #23.3. Brian Buccellato and Patrick Zircher's one-shot starring the Scarlet Speedster's main nemeses hits stores Sept. 18.
Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Swamp Thing: Arcane" #23.1 by Charles Soule & Jesus Saiz. Explore Anton Arcane's prison and the return of Abigail Sep. 18!
ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco continues to surround himself with evil as he reviews each of DC Comics' "Villains Month" releases, including "The Riddler," "Black Manta" and more.
Marguerite Bennett and Ben Oliver's "Justice League" #23.2 serves as an introduction to the new Lobo, "a sleek, clean character who looks more like a metrosexual galactic version of Skinner Sweet than the clichéd biker ruffian."
Writer Scott Snyder spoke with CBR about his Golden Age inspiration for "Superman Unchained's" Wraith, the villains of "Zero Year" and what's next for his two-thirds of the DC Trinity.
Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes and Jeremy Haun bring a modern-day Riddler tale to Villains Month in "Batman" #23.2 in "a skillfully-built tale that is exemplary of what a standalone comic book story can and should be."
CBR's Albert Ching shares a look at the motion covers for two of this week's DC Comics' Villains Month one-shots starring Killer Frost and the Court of Owls.
Writer Sterling Gates tells CBR about his upcoming Villains Month issues with a focus on Killer Frost, Black Adam in "Justice League" and the mysterious Secret Society in "Justice League of America."
Villains Month continues as writers Scott Snyder & Ray Fawkes team with artist Jeremy Haun for "Batman: The Riddler" #23.2. Check out a preview of the DC Comics title on sale Sep. 11!
Notable news items in DC Comics' December 2013 solicitations include J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman originally listed as the writers of "Batwoman" #26. UPDATED with the new solicitation text.
Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Detective Comics: Harley Quinn" #23.2 by Matt Kindt & Neil Google. Witness Harleen Quinzel's first tango with the Joker on Sep. 11!
No Marvel titles, and only classic DC books, crack BookScan's Top 20 for August! Behind the scenes of DC's 3D covers! Interviews with Jules Feiffer, Gene Luen Yang and Chuck Ayers! Plus more!
"The Flash" co-writer Brian Buccellato speaks with CBR News about his Villains Month one-shots and "Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion," which explores the blue-collar bad guys' place in the DC Comics event.
DC's Villains Month kicks off for "Justice League of America" #7.1 with stories by Matt Kindt, Sami Basri and Carmen Carnero, who present "a nasty look into Deadshot's soul, and it's not a pretty place."
Andy Kubert discusses his "Damian: Son of Batman" miniseries with CBR, its place in or out of continuity and how he initially disliked the character while touching on his Villains Month one-shot starring the Joker.
To mark the launch on Wednesday of DC Comics’ Villains Month and "Forever Evil," the much-publicized event series by Geoff Johns and David Finch, DC has released a clip from "Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics."
Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Batman: The Joker" #23.1 by Andy Kubert & Andy Clarke. The Joker's path to villainy in the New 52 is revealed September 4.
"Superman" scribe Scott Lobdell spoke with CBR News about bringing back H'El for Villains Month, heading in to "Krypton Returns," his approach to storytelling structure and more.
With the controversial redesign of Lobo hitting online this week, a previously-released but mostly overlooked page from "Justice League" #23.2 by artist Ben Oliver gives a more accurate glimpse at the Main Man's new look.
"Mind MGMT" writer Matt Kindt discusses his very busy fall season at DC Comics, between "Suicide Squad," "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." and four "Villains Month" one-shots.
DC Comics has introduced a younger, slicker "Villains Month" version of Lobo, retconning over the Rob Liefeld version who made his New 52 debut in the pages of "Deathstroke."
"Justice League" steward and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns spoke with CBR about the publisher's upcoming "Forever Evil" event, Lex Luthor's role in the DCU, and the allure of super villains.
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con kicks into full gear! The problem with DC allocating 3D covers! Mark Millar on "Kick-Ass 2" and "The Authority"! Are colorists undervalued? Plus much more!