lunedì 28 dicembre 2009

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CBR Review: Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Fool?s Gold, issue 1

This issue is mostly mediocre except for the writing and art of Odo, the only character that the writers and artist seem to understand.

George Gladir is given the Bill Finger Award

CBR Review: Criminal: The Sinners , issue 3

Tracy Lawless gets further trapped inside the web of crime, but he's always in control.

When Words Collide - Monday, Dec 28th

What do "Batman: Year 100," "Planetary," "Walking Dead," "Immortal Iron Fist," and "The Human Target" all have in common? They're some of the Best Comics of the Decade, but they didn't quite make Tim's Top 10 list. The countdown begins!

NOVEMBER '09 Comichron Report: Comics Sales Gain Ground

Sales at Diamond gained a little ground in November, but 2009 is still tracking to be down from 2008 overall

Lying In The Gutters ? December 28th

So what’s been happening this week?
In Doctor Who coverage, we warned you not to go up against Noel Clarke on Twitter (T-shirt on the way), hosted some salutations from David Tennant and looked at a ...

Talking Comics with Tim: Indy Comic Book Week Planners

As you may have heard, Diamond's not shipping comics this week. Hopefully you may have also heard that some independent creators banded together to help fill the void this week with Indy Comic Book Week (ICBW). As defined at the website: "Diamond Comic Distributors announced they will not ship any new comics for the last [...]

PREVIEW: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold"

Cartoon Network has provided CBR with clips and pics from the next episode of "The Brave and the Bold," airing this Friday and featuring the Challengers of the Unknown, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner and the Green Lantern Corps!

Readers' Favorites of 2009 Tourney: WRITER Final Round

The Finals are here. It's Grant Morrison vs. Geoff Johns for all the marbles.

Strangeways - Winter Solstice (3)

Merry post-Christmas, everybody! Busy weeks here at the Maxwell ranch. Trying to write while the kids pound on their new discombobulators and aim their transmogrifiers at the family dog in an effort to make him "even cooler". It's kinda distracting.
Here's part 3 of the STRANGEWAYS Christmas special. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is [...]

Growing Up Heroes: A symphony of plastic masks and superhero Underoos

My earliest Halloween memories involve a Superman costume and a Batman costume my brother and I, respectively, wore one year. I kept the costume for years after that, wearing it around the house as long as it would fit, then eventually passing it down to my youngest brother. I had one of those cheap plastic [...]

Comics Cavalcade: Holiday leftovers

The Little Fir Tree by Walt Kelly

Huckleberry Hound for President by Harvey Eisenberg

Santa and the White Rose by Noel Sickles and Sigrid Arne

The Root of Evil by Bill Ward (?)

Incredible Pal-Ul-Don by Russ Manning

Two from Battlefront 44

All True Romance 14

The Humbug Run by Len Wein, Neal Adams, and Dick Giordano

The Dancing Cat by Steve [...]

Indy Comic Book Week preview: Cownt Tales

Here's another Indy Comic Book Week preview for you, this one for a comic written by our own Michael May. Here's his pitch:

CBR Review: Wonder Woman , issue 39

The "Warkiller" storyline ends here, as one god plays out his hand and another reveals that he has more than a few tricks left up his sleeve. Poor Diana.

The Buy Pile - Thursday, Dec 24th

The Great Sadness takes hold for the holidays as an inexpensive week is
overwhelmed by comics that barely manage to whelm, with event comics,
commentary tracks and other business taking center stage.

John Allison?s "Bad Machinery"

Longtime web cartoonist John Allison talks about ending his long-running strip “Scary Go Round” and his new ongoing project “Bad Machinery,” featuring the unusual adventures of schoolchildren and footballers.

Exclusive Marvel 1st Look: HOLIDAY SPECIAL: HOLIDAY HEAT

Few comics will be in stores this week, but there are new digital exclusives online! We have your first look at "Holiday Heat" here

Writer J.T. Krul Targets RED & GREEN ARROW In March

Roy Harper and Oliver Queen will be pit through the wringer in 2010, and writer J.T. Krul will be the guy putting them through it

'Avatar' Scores Again!

Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes set a new Christmas weekend box office debut record, but it wasn't enough.

Buck Rogers 1: Future Shock

Rebooting classic science fiction hero Buck Rogers, this graphic novel collects the first Future Shock story arc from the monthly comic series. Starting at the beginning, with the experimental test flight that takes the present-day Rogers and blasts him into the future, the book contains all the classic characters that fans of previous incarnations will [...]

Late Angoul�me Founder?s Comics Collection Found? In The Street

Claude Moliterni, co-founder of Angoulême, the largest comics convention in the world, as well as the equally-famous Lucca comics festival died last January, the day before the 2009 event. One of the greatest names in ...

A review a day: One Model Nation

It's Jim Rugg! And late-1970s German politics! That's pure gold, right?

One Model Nation is a new graphic novel by C. Allbritton Taylor (who's listed as "writer"), Donovan Leitch (who's credited as "historian"), Jim Rugg (who draws most of it), and Cary Porter (who draws the framing sequences). It's colored by Jon Fell [...]

Cool things to bookmark: What Things Do

What if three really talented alt-cartoonists -- let's say for the sake of argument: Jordan Crane, Ted May and Sammy Harkham -- decided to make a kick-ass site where they posted their comics on a regular basis? Well, thankfully, we don't have to wonder anymore as the site -- What Things Do -- is up [...]

Indy Comic Book Week preview: Omnitarium

Jamie Gambell, writer of the four-issue horror mini series, Omnitarium, sent us word that issue one of the series is being released in conjunction with Indy Comic Book Week.
With art by J.C. Grande, Omnitarium is "a black and white period tale, set in a Victorian prison in which a long-dead black magician is attempting to [...]

Straight for the art | Chris Ware originals

Looking for something to cleanse the palate after all that ham and Christmas cookies? How about this: A rather lengthy and impressive collection of original art by Chris Ware, courtesy of the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago. Just the thing to use all that money you got from your aunt on.

Win a copy of Hope Larson's new book

It's not out until April, but you can get your hot little hands on Hope Larson's upcoming graphic novel Mercury in a matter of days! At her LiveJournal, Larson has announced a contest for eager readers to win a copy of the book. In keeping with what I think is the book's storyline, all you [...]


I’ve been wanting to talk about Batwoman/Detective Comics since I first started writing this column and I’d been resisting because I’d already written about Greg Rucka’s Stumptown.  However, I realized this week that it’s silly to punish Greg Rucka for doing TWO great things.  He should be rewarded, not punished.
I L-O-V-E Detective Comics.  If I [...]

Robot 6's holiday haul

The holidays are a time for family, food, fun and, of course, the spirit of giving. I thought I'd check in with the members of the Robot 6 crew to see what comic-related gifts they received this year, along with any they gave as presents. Feel free to share anything comic-related you gave or got [...]

Movies - Animation Exclusive: SHS Thor (Marvel)

Take a look at some exclusive production art of the hammer–wielding God of Thunder himself, Thor!

Does this mean David Gabriel gets to boss around Nick Fury?

The big news we can take from the Comic Book Resources preview isn't that Marvel's Origins of Siege contains a 2010 calendar or retellings of the backstories of Spider-Man and Iron Man.
No, it's that David Gabriel, senior vice president of sales and circulation publishing, apparently is an expert on matters of national security and foreign [...]

Geoff Johns reveals first post-Blackest Night Green Lantern storyline

One of our first (quasi-)official glimpses of the DC Universe after Blackest Night emerged this past holiday weekend from an increasingly common source for this sort of thing: a Twitter feed.
Responding to reader praise for the most recent issue of Green Lantern, Blackest Night writer Geoff Johns teased the shape of things to [...]

A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 361

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
With the year almost over, we're going to spend five days on finales of long-running comic books. Spoilers are most certainly [...]

A roundup of best-of-the-year pieces

• The Oregonian's Steve Duin names his Top 10 comics of 2009, including Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza, Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth, and Adam Rapp and George O'Connor's Ball Peen Hammer.
• Joe Gross of the Austin American-Statesman lists his Top 13 comics of the year, including The Incredible Hercules, by Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak [...]

A View From My Local Comics Shop: Best of 2009 and More (Blog@Newsarama)

In the spirit of Newsarama’s own Readers’ Favorites of 2009 Tourney, I thought I’d get a view from my local comics shop and see what my friend in comics, Chris Ureta Casos, the long-time buyer for Comics Dungeon, here in Seattle, had to say about comics in 2009 and much more. Blog@Newsarama: Chris, with Newsarama’s Readers’ [...]

Happy 87th birthday, Stan Lee!

Stan Lee, writer, Marvel Universe co-founder, actor and Twitter superstar, was born on this day in 1922 in New York City. Excelsior!
(The above Sex Pistols-inspired T-shirt is still available from Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles.)