domenica 28 febbraio 2010

'Shutter Island' Repeats

Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island dropped just 46% and took the box office crown for the second week in a row.

Review of 'The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia' TP

Review of The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia trade paperback by Phil Jimenez and John Wells, published by Del Rey.

DVD Round Up: Week of March 2nd

Thanks to the release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo, “Anime” is the strongest category this week.

Radical Pulls 'Incarnate'

Radical has stopped sales of Incarnate, by Nick Simmons, in the wake of growing accusations of plagiarism.

Superman, Marvel and Winnie the Pooh (Blog@Newsarama)

Folks who’ve read the

CBR Review: Wonder Woman, issue 41

Power Girl guest stars in this issue as she and Wonder Woman fight "like thoughtless badgers in the sky for all to see."

IDW Announces New "Doctor Who" Projects

IDW announced a number of new "Doctor Who' projects at Gallifrey One on Sunday, including the first ever United States annual, the final adventures featuring David Tennant and what the future holds for Matt Smith.

Betelgeuse 1: The Survivors

LEO’s Aldebaran series started off on an incredible high, then petered off towards the end. This was arguably because it didn’t finish – while the characters resolved their conflicts, the over-arching mystery surrounding the Mantris, and the unusual flora and fauna of Aldebaran, remained well and truly up in the air (and out to sea).
What [...]

IDW Materializes At Gallifrey One

Doctor Who comic book writer Tony Lee and artist Matthew Dow Smith pose with their editor at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles where they announced the end of the ongoing Doctor Who series with issue 16 to regenerate with a new number one, and a new Doctor, this December! For more news on [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 59

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

MSH: What The--?! Winter Games: Day 16

It's day 16 of the 2010 Winter Games and the stars of "Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!" are on hand to provide full coverage of the festivities! Today, it's time for the Bobsled event! Can the underdog team from Wakanda pull off a major upset? Watch and find out!


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WTF, vampires?!?!?

COMMITTED: Issues with Back Issues

Spend some time with Sonia as she shares the first of a two-part exploration of her childhood comic book collection. This week, she spotlights her superhero comics from 1981-1995, featuring "JLI, "Iron Man" and more!

Image Comics Titles on Sale March 3, 2010

Image Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale March 3, including "God Complex" #4, "Chew" #9, and an exclusive preview of the concluding chapter of "Underground!"

Rapidshare Banned From Distributing Pirated Comic Books

So how do comic books get pirated? I mean apart from the scan, filter, fix and upload aspects.
There are two main methods of distribution. Fileshare, where direct links to a copy of the file in ...

Review: Almost Silent (Blog@Newsarama)

The many virtues of one-named Norwegian cartoonist Jason’s work are well documented, but one of the less talked-about pleasures of Fantagraphics’ publication of it is how nice the books themselves look as objects. Individually, the slim, 10-by-7-inch-ish volumes are all well designed and attractive looking, but all lined up next to one another on a shelf? [...]

Killer Creates Comic About His Crime

Yesterday, I ran a story about how a man who stalked a woman before shooting him, has left behind a disturbing graphic novel.
Today there’s news about how another killer has written a comic book about ...

Korean Comics And Propaganda? Grium?N'Gritty?

We’ve covered American and European propaganda through comic books – now it seems the eye is on Korea.
American-Korean literature professor at the State University Of New York, Heinz Insu Fenkl, is promoting the use of ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 58

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

Sunday Runaround ? Killing Batman To Kicking Out Xena

Quote of The Day: “Last year I got to kill Batman, which was kind of fun. Everybody should kill Batman once.” – Neil Gaiman, Naperville Reads 2010.
LegalWatch: Blog@Newsarama reports on DC firing their legal team ...

sabato 27 febbraio 2010

DC fires lawyers in Siegel Superman case (Blog@Newsarama)

In a move that indicates DC is moving toward a courtroom showdown in the Siegel lawsuits, the company has replaced its local outside counsel with Los Angeles “Super Lawyer” Daniel Petrocelli. Petrocelli is perhaps best known for his work in several high-profile trials, including a major intellectual property case involving a cartoon character. [...]

CBR Review: Batman and Robin, issue 9

Grant Morrison continues his straight-ahead action adventure and Cameron Stewart concludes his great-looking run.

‘Robotech’ RPG Gets Two Titles

Two new titles for the Robotech RPG, a new core book and a new sourcebook, are scheduled for release this summer

Neal Adams To Work On New Wolverine Comic For Marvel

I understand contracts were signed last week for Neal Adams, one of the most influential comic book creators in superhero comics, to work on a new Wolverine title for Marvel Comics.
Adams, famed for defining the ...

FREE Full Issue: Michael Turner's SOULFIRE V.2 #1

Read the ENTIRE first issue of Soulfire Vol. 2 for free, right here on Newsarama!

"True Blood" Author Charlaine Harris is Bluewater's Next "Female Force"

Titan Publishing Releases "Transformers" for iPhone in UK and Eire

Preview: Irredeemable Special

BOOM! Studios' first look at Howard Chaykin's art for the April-shipping "Irredeemable Special!"

Weekend reading; Comics Previews, Beanworld, Nightcrawler, Mondo Urbano

MONDO URBANO by Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco and Rafael Albuquerque. coming from Oni.

“NIghtcrawler” by G. Willow Wilson, Ming Doyle, Cris Peter and Kathleen Marinaccio. Coming in GRIL COMICS #1 next week.

Beanworld by Larry Marder:

CSBG: Ten Women of "Fables"

Kelly celebrates Bill Willingham's impressive female cast of "Fables" by calling out her top ten favorite female characters that populate the acclaimed Vertigo series in this week's installment of SHE HAS NO HEAD!

To do today: VA — Act-i-Vate Signing


Flippin' through Previews - March 2010

Yes, it's that time of the month again for Previews! You know you want to!

Dark Horse:
I've never read a Janet Evanovich book, so I have no idea if Troublemaker, her graphic novel debut (page 28), will be any good, but Joëlle Jones is drawing it, and as you know, Joëlle Jones is pretty awesome. [...]

Dark Horse Titles On Sale March 3, 2010

Dark Horse has provided previews of titles on sale this week, including "Age of Reptiles" #3, "Conan the Cimmerian" 19, and "Mass Effect: Redemption" #3!

James Kochalka talks "SuperF*ckers"

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to James Kochalka about the collected "SuperF*ckers" from Top Shelf that arrives next month, as well as his new video game/graphic novel project "Glorkian Warrior."

Underwire UPDATE 02/27/2010

Jennifer Hayden updated Underwire.


Preview Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk #2, Spider-man Noir: Eyes #4, & Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way #1, in stores Mar 3, 2010

Preview: Mondo Urbano from Oni Press

This new graphic novel scheduled for May from Oni Press, is a collection of Brazilian mini-comics, originally PowerTrio, Overdose, Cabaret, Encore and a new Bonus Track.  Mondo Urbano drawn by Blue Beetle’s  Rafael Albuquerque, is ...

The Many Worlds Of Alasdair Stuart ? A Very English Armageddon #2 ? Russell T Davies? Dark Season

Two facts about me: I’ve used rucksacks since I was about 12. I used to have this really cool one, mid-sized, army green, padded back, a ton of pockets. These days I’ve got a chunkier ...

Comics Are Awesome #900

Advanced numbering's the cool new thing to do, right?

Subtitles for the visually impaired: This is a comic book in which Rex the Wonder Dog, the world's smartest, most capable canine, battles a pink Tyrannosaurus Rex during what appears to be a nuclear explosion. It is the most awesome image ever conceived by man.

Is This The First Graphic Novelist Killer?

Jed Waits of Ellensburg, Washington was shot and killed by police yesterday morning after the shooting of Tacoma teacher Jennifer Paulson on her way in to work. This tragedy was the accumulation of stalking behaviour ...

Saturday Runaround: Millar Vs Tacos

Quote Of Last Year: If you steal my artwork, you will pay. In cash. Spank you very much and good night - Nick Simmons.
MillarWatch: In a story for Latino Review about a rumoured remake of ...

venerdì 26 febbraio 2010

The Final Ring

DC Comics has announced that it will release a White Lantern Promotional Ring.

CBR Review: Iron Man vs. Whiplash , issue 4

A straightforward superhero slugfest, but is it a satisfying ending?

Friday's Not-So-Idle Speculation

I really don't want to beat this Captain America/Tea Party thing into the ground, but I keep thinking of stuff that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere....
It's not the controversy, you understand, it's Marvel's apology.
Let's recap. In the course of telling a story in the pages of Captain America, Ed Brubaker wrote a scene with [...]

CBR Review: Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! , issue 13

Mike Norton joins Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, bringing a style that is all kinds of comic book cool. Readers needing a SHAZAM! fix really should check this out.

Kitty?s Back And You?re Gonna Be In Trouble?

As Marvel announce the return of Kitty Pryde in Uncanny X-Men 522, last seen saving the Earth by permanently phasing herself and the massive bullet she was trapped inside so it passed through the Earth ...

DAMN DIRTY GODS 3: Captain America's Quick Change

What, you thought there'd only be Zombies today? No way, it's time for the gods of Marvel's Norse Pantheon to get it too!

CBR TV: Samuel L. Jackson - Part 1

Samuel L. Jackson stopped by CBR TV to discuss his upcoming comic book, "Cold Space," which will be published later this year by BOOM! Studios. He spoke about the project's origins, what fans can expect from the story and more.

DAMN DIRTY ZOMBIES 18: "Destiny Awaits"

Yowza! 8 titles recapped, and a huge development in Blackest Night! Get your Spoileriffic summaries right here!

Events this weekend, East Coast: Desert Island, WW3, etc

Despite the snow, the show is going on all around New York:

Desert Island 2-year anniversary!

Friday, February 26th < our 2-year anniversary > featuring a 15% discount on all books and a comic signing with Brea and Zane Grant for their historical Zombie comic We Will Bury You #1 7 – 9 PM

Also on FRIDAY:
World [...]

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 vol. 6 TPB: Retreat

Buffy Season Eight Volume 6 showcases the first retreat of the Slayer legion. Vampires have solid footing at the top of the totem and Slayers have been crushed to the bottom-in short, no one likes Buffy anymore . . . least of all this season's mysterious Big Bad, Twilight, who is hot on her magical trail! Now that it's the world against Slayers, Buffy must find a way to return the status quo to . . . status quo-and keep her girls alive long enough to do it! Enter Oz, the only person/werewolf Buffy knows who is down with the suppression of magic, and can take the Slayer army off of Twilight's magic-specific radar. With Oz's assistance, the Slayers and Wiccans try to become 'normal' through meditation and hard labor-although, not everyone sees the advantage of being magicless, namely, Willow, Giles, and Andrew. And they could be right. After all, is a peaceful life for a Slayer even possible? o Oz appears in Buffy Season Eight! o Collects issues 26-#30 of the ongoing series. o The first three volumes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight have combined to sell over 220,000 copies!

The CBR Review: "Cop Out"

Warner Bros.' "Cop Out," in theaters today, offers moments of funny in a generally bland cop story of missing cards, cars, and women. While the leads are watchable, the film's overall shortcomings fall on director Kevin Smith.

Global Freezing Strip 0074 (Blog@Newsarama)

Find out more about Global Freezing here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or at

FIRST WAVE editor Joey Cavalieri&#8217;s ever-growing To-Do list&#8230;

Just got off the phone with Brian. He’s gotta make a few simple adjustments on the next FIRST WAVE script.
• Gotta call Rags Morales. Let him know everybody in the office is slapping me on the back for the looks of the first issue, as if I drew it. Might as well ring him up [...]

Sanderson Rides the "Wheel of Time"

Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, tasked with completing the epic "Wheel of Time" series of novels, spoke with CBR about finishing Robert Jordan's saga and his feelings on Dynamite Entertainment's upcoming adaptation.

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Learn the history behind Barry Windsor-Smith's unpublished Hulk project and what major story it may have influenced! Plus, learn the truth behind a Watchmen mystery and see a profane protest from comic book legend Mike Sekowsky!


Preview Age of Reptiles #3, Conan the Cimmerian 19, and Mass Effect #3, shipping from Dark Horse March 3, 2010


It's time for the turn based strategy game to return with new modes, new tools, new multiplayer, and more.

REVIEW: "Fantastic Four" #576

Timothy Callahan reviews "Fantastic Four" 576 and gives the Jonathan Hickman/Dale Eaglesham comic 4 stars, saying of the team that "they're not only doing the Fantastic Four right, they're doing superhero comics right."

BOOM! Studio's CODEBREAKERS: "Nerds Being Badasses"

We speak with the writer of BOOM! Studio's new procedural title, about a team of cryptanalysts that take no prisoners

Four Million Comics For Sale, Six Cents Each, Free Shipping Worldwide

One day and four hours to go on this quite remarkable eBay listing. Four million comic books with a Buy It Now price of $240,000 for the lot. And they’re also throwing in twenty pallets ...

Kick-Ass Gets A ?15? Certificate For The UK, No Cuts, One C*nt

With the trailer showing eleven year old girls screaming the C-word, and scenes of extreme graphic violence, especially adult-on-child, Kick-Ass was expected to haver an interesting time with the censors. But the British Board of ...

Lee and Johns tweet it up

Its no secret that newly installed DC Copublisher Jim Lee and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns are two of the more charismatic and popular comics creators out there, and there is every reason to believe they will continue to be charismatic comics creators-turned-executives. Sean T. Collins has a round-up of Johns’ “charm offensive” twitter [...]

Looking at the Handley case

Whatever you do today, read these essays by Charles Brownstein, Jason Thompson and Carl Horn on the Christopher Handley case. Searching high and low, it is impossible to find an actual crime that has been committed…and yet a man is in jail for six months. “Thought crime” indeed.


While continuing with work at Vertigo (SWEET TOOTH), Canadian artist Jeff Lemire hasn’t forgotten his indie roots and has just announced a new graphic novel fro Top Shelf: THE UNDERWATER WLDER which is due later next year.

Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to [...]

A look at the covers to FIRST WAVE #3

If that lengthy preview this morning wasn’t enough for you, then we have another piece of lovely art to make Friday all the more fun.
Courtesy of cover artist extraordinaire J.G. Jones, here’s a peek at The Bat-Man, from the cover to FIRST WAVE #3. And for those of you that missed it the first time, [...]

Edmondson & Weldele Turn On "The Light"

"Olympus" writer Nathan Edmondson and "Surrogates" illustrator Brett Weldele spoke with CBR about "The Light," a horror miniseries debuting from Image in April, and provided exclusive teaser images from the book.

Disney Execs Become MARVEL Heroes in Fast Company Magazine

Fast Company Magazine is presenting Disney execs as Marvel Heroes in a special feature next month, we have a look here

Simmons swiping raises larger issues

Among may comments on the Nick Simmons plagiarism case, Chris Butcher has the strongest words for the connection between those who swipe art panels and those criticizing him who illegally scan and distribute manga and anime:

Here’s the thing: I’ve got infinitely more respect for obvious thief Nick Simmons than I do for the legions [...]

Is a Wanted 2 movie DOA? (Blog@Newsarama)

It’s no secret that one of the main draws for the Wanted film was Angelina Jolie — but /Film is reporting that that’s no longer in the cards. According to them, Jolie left the project to work with Children of Men’s Alfonso Cuarón on his upcoming space film, Gravity. Jolie will play the only survivor of [...]

Project Rooftop returns with some ?super? Ryan Ottley art (Blog@Newsarama)

[Via Press Release] As comic universes enter their own brightest days and heroic ages, the superhero fashion site Project: Rooftop returns in the new year with new work, a new site design, and new contributors. Earlier this week, P:R posted a collection of artwork by artist Cory Walker (Invincible) showcasing various interpretations of DC’s Supergirl character. Through several original [...]

Andrew Koenig dies in apparent suicide (Blog@Newsarama)

Normally, we probably would have let this sad news pass us by, since there’s no obvious comics connection here — but thanks to Topless Robot, there actually is: Andrew Koenig, who played the Joker in the above fan film “Batman: Dead End” as well as the son of Star Trek’s Walter “Chekov” Koenig, was found dead [...]


It's a wrap comics fans and the winner is MONSTERPLEX, the latest comic to join us at Zuda.

Chosen by you.

The Weekly Watcher: February 26, 2010

Alexa Mendez checks out Iron Man's new armor, the Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! 2010 Winter Games, and much more!


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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Kevin Smith's Green Hornet" #1

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive 7-page preview of "Kevin Smith's Green Hornet" #1, featuring a story by Smith and art by Jonathan Lau, in stores March 3.

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

Reactions to "Incarnate" plagiarism accusations! More on the record sale of "Detective Comics" 27! Comics in North Korea! McAlpin's efforts to get "Multiplex" into comic stores! NeilAlien's secret origin! Plus more!

Archaia Holds Free Comic Book Day Down at FRAGGLE ROCK

Archaia is hoping the cult following of Jim Henson's FRAGGLE ROCK is still alive and well, and shows up at Free Comic Book Day

What Would Josh Do? #9 by Josh Adams ? Scranton?s All-American

When hearing about John Krasinki being a casting choice for Steve Rogers my friend, Matt Bergin, defined the universal response by those who heard, “staring directly into the camera blankly.” However, after some thought ...

Preview: Kevin Smith&#039;s Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is back and Dynamite is the new home for the avenging hero and his faithful sidekick, Kato (and, the Black Beauty, ‘natch!)!

And we’re kicking things off with a BANG as we launch the first of a new series of adventures starting with the great Kevin Smith. And let’s get it out of the way, right here, right NOW – THE ENTIRE STORY IS IN! Every single chapter from BEGINNING TO END! All 10 issues to this first story arc! Joining Smith in bringing his unproduced screenplay to life is artist Jonathan (Black Terror) Lau as they present the one and only origin of the Green Hornet and Kato. This is the comic book version of Kevin Smith’s unproduced Green Hornet film and has not been seen or read ANYWHERE else! Dynamite is the only place to get in on the action – it all begins here! Pre-Order yours TODAY!

Apples to Apples, Auctions to Auctions, Batman to Superman (Blog@Newsarama)

With the first appearances of Batman and Superman selling for epic proportions this past week, hardcore fans are taking sides with a “who’s more lucrative” fight — the Dark Knight, or the Man of Steel? Well, it depends on how you look at it. (At least I didn’t say “depends on if Batman has prep time.”) Many [...]

giovedì 25 febbraio 2010

Bats Beats Supes

And in the second record sale of a key high quality Golden Age book this week, a CGC 8.0 copy of Detective 27, the first appearance of Batman, has sold for $1,075,500.

Doctor Who Premieres April 17th

BBC America has announced that the fifth season of Doctor Who will premiere in the U.S. on April 17th.


Preview Invincible Iron Man 24 and Mighty Avengers 34, in stores Mar 3, 2010


Preview Fall of the Hulks: Savage She-Hulk #1 and Girl Comics #1, in stores Mar 3, 2010

Power Out UPDATE 02/26/2010

Nathan Schreiber updated Power Out.

Army Launches 2nd Issue of America's Army - The Graphic Novel

IDW Launches Star Trek Movie Adaptation Comic

Christian Beranek?s Life of High Adventure #18: Lead Pipe Entertainment launches YouTube channel (Blog@Newsarama)

Your favorite CB runs Lead Pipe Entertainment, a production company that is working on projects for Disney, PopCult and other luminaries. In addition to creating content via comics, books and movies, Lead Pipe is launching a new YouTube channel with original videos. It will feature reality and sketch comedy shows run in 7 - 10 [...]

CBR Review: Ultimate Enemy, issue 2

Halfway through the mini-series, "Ultimate Enemy" needs to pick up the pace.

Coming Soon from Stan Lee Comics...

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Nihilarity UPDATE 02/25/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.

Review: Tim Burton?s Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Those of you unfortunate enough to experience the musicals Mamma Mia or We Will Rock You will be accustomed to the practice of forcing random song lyrics into a narrative. If not, the line “We’re ...

What I bought - 24 February 2010

One need only admit that public tranquility is in danger and any action finds a justification. (Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace)

Batman and Robin #9 ("Blackest Knight Part Three: Broken") by Grant "You'd read a Knight and Squire series if [...]

Discussing Comic-Con International's Future

With talk swirling over whether it will remain in San Diego, Comic-Con International's David Glanzer discussed which cities are in the running, the issues at stake and why no decision has been made yet.

Exclusive Marvel Preview - PRELUDE TO DEADPOOL CORPS #1

Lady Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool, and Deadpool himself get ready to gather, and we have an exclusive preview

Kudos to Radical Publishing!

In a time when people tend to take issue with how many comic book companies handle controversy, our hats are off to the quick and decisive manner in which Radical Publishing has handled the controversy around Nick Simmons' Incarnate (and the recent claims of plagiarism on his part).
From that above Robot 6 link, Radical [...]

Wanna see Gary Frank&#8217;s variant cover to SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #5?

Sounds like a plan to me, folks. Here it is, masterfully presented by Mr. Frank, who continues to amaze fans with his rendition of the Man of Steel in SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN.


Preview: Lenore: Wedgies

Return to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the cute little dead girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this second installment, beautifully and painstakingly recolor by Roman Dirge himself.

Peter David's "X-Factor:" Earth Moving, Star Shattering

The writer behind Marvel's mutant mystery serial, "X-Factor," reflects on the game-changing relationship between Shatterstar and Rictor and how it affected fans of the pair as well as his story.


Brian Wood had a big February at Vertigo, and we learn of his upcoming plans in our extensive talk with him.

Greg Berlanti To Direct THE FLASH?

IESB is reporting that Greg Berlanti, director of Broken Hearts Club and the upcoming Life As We Know It is the leading contender to run the movie adaptation of The Flash. Berlanti has already written ...



We've got some moving and a shaking going on up top as competitors in the Zuda February 2010 Competition vie for the top spot. Check it out!

Monsterplex -- Current Rank: 1 -- UP 1

Island, Alone -- Current Rank: 2 -- DOWN 1

Sci-fi Drive-by -- Current Rank: 3

Aliens vs. Ninja vs. Samurai -- Current Rank: 4

Fulcrum -- Current Rank: 5

Gelgun -- Current Rank: 6

Techno Insecto -- Current Rank: 7

Divided by Seven -- Current Rank: 8

New Morning -- Current Rank: 9

Hawkrider -- Current Rank: 10

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS - Vanessa Marshall Talks Wonder Woman

We talk with Vanessa Marshall about the power of Wonder Woman and the influence of underoos from the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE L.A. premiere


The Best Shots team has a whole bunch of pellet reviews covering many major releases on the week


Larry Hama continues his original & ground-breaking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the VERY NEXT ISSUE, 15 years later

Exclusive: Detective Comics #27 Breaks One Million Dollars ? New Most Expensive Comic Book Ever

That’s how much a copy of Detective Comics 27 just sold for, in a phone bid, at Heritage Auctions.
Bleeding Cool covered the planned auction of this comic featuring the first appearance of Batman, a few ...

Detective #27 goes for OVER $1 million

Rich Johnston has the exclusive news that this week’s record comics sale of $1 million has already been broken by a copy of Detective 27 which sold for $1,075,500. That issues, of course,reprints the first appearance of Batman. The Caped Crusader is topping the Man of Steel yet again.
Johnston observes:
What’s remarkable is [...]

The Buy Pile - Thursday, Feb 25th

Heroic efforts by William Gravel, Deadpool, Layla Miller, two old lovers and a mountain of comic book facts simply aren't enough to save this week from Thundercracker and Sinestro, the harbingers of The Great Sadness.

Archaia Returns to "Fraggle Rock"

Creators Heather White, Jeffery Brown and Katie Cook all dance their cares away and leave their worries for another day with CBR News as they discuss their involvement with Archaia's newest ongoing series, "Fraggle Rock."


Ronald Moore & David Eick and castmembers of ScyFy's new Battlestar Galactica sequel will be at Paley in March


Uncanny X-Men writer Matt Fraction discusses the return of Kitty, the exit of Hank, and the coming of Second Coming

Wild Storm Rising?

I’m told that yesterday evening a number of Wildstorm people were taken out for Big Meaningful Talks About The Future by members of The High Five and associates.
This could mean anything of course. The elevation ...

Image appears exclusively at ComicsPRO

With convention season revving up, retailer meeting season is also gathering steam. First up: the annual ComicsPRO meeting, this year in Memphis, TN, on March 24-27th. ComicsPRO is a trade organization for comic book retailers. This year, it was just announced, Image Comics will be making its only retailer show appearance at ComicsPRO with a [...]

So Super Duper! Page 109! Spying on some smooches! (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 33 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 33: “Inside Scoop” The night before I posted it, I completely redid the first panel of this strip. I came over to my fiance’s for dinner that night, and as she was preparing a lovely repast, I was furiously drawing a new panel on a scrap of copy [...]

Foglio on His Award-Winning "Genius"

Phil Foglio, the artist and co-writer of the Hugo Award-winning "Girl Genius," spoke with CBR about being halfway through the epic steampunk story and gives the acceptance speech he would have delivered at Worldcon.

Aspen 3-View: SOULFIRE: NWO #5, SOULFIRE #2, DELLEC #2

Take a look at two Aspen (Soulfire) issues out this week and one from next (Dellec)

Dark Horse Preview: Janet Evanovich's TROUBLEMAKER BOOK 1

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich brings her BARNABY series to comics via Dark Horse, and here is a preview of the June title

Swipe File: Elephantmen Vs The Spirit

Not a traditional swipe file this one. No lightboxes, no panel comparisons, nothing like that. More an… editorial similarity.


Cover by LADRÖNN

Co-feature written by Dennis O’Neil
Co-feature art by ...

Help out the Boom Effect this weekend (Blog@Newsarama)

Mike Luoma has sent an email our way about a charity auction this weekend for the Boom Effect! The Boom Effect, for those who don’t know, is a site that raises funds for the Morris family. Tee Morris (also known as Sonic Boom), described as one of the “founding fathers” of podcasters, is currently raising his [...]

Editor Rachel Gluckstern unveils a jaw-drapping SHIELD image

Check it out, DC Nation! Rising star Marco Rudy summoned up his inner Steranko and channeled it all into this fantastic double-page spread for the Shield #7. Awesomely inked by the Mighty Mick Gray and beautifully colored by the amazing Art Lyon, the powerful scene that the excellent Eric Trautmann wrote has been [...]

"Iron Man 2" Costumes, Props to be Auctioned at C2E2

Marvel Studios will be auctioning off costumes and props from "Iron Man 2" during a special event to be held on April 16 - 18 at Chicago's C2E2 show. Those unable to attend will still be able to bid via eBay.

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Image United" #0

Robert Kirkman offers CBR readers a behind-the-scenes look at the special "Image United" prelude story while "G-Man" creator Chris Giarrusso talks about his back up strip featured in the issue, "Image Untied."


We talk to writer Steve Niles about The Spectre, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, video games and upcoming teases.

DC Lantern Ring to take up 9th finger

A new retailer incentive ring, this one the elusive White Lantern, and this one lights up. “Lighty, brighty” — Rich J., you are really on to something!

Thor: Tales of Asgard concept art online (Blog@Newsarama)

As reported on MTV’s Splashpage, among other places, animation artist Phil Bourassa posted some character designs for Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Tales of Asgard direct-to-video movie to his DeviantArt page yesterday. Bourassa, who worked on the recent Planet Hulk and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths movies, posted several designs (plus commentary) to the site, making [...]

CBR Review: Blackest Night, issue 7

The White Lantern is revealed here. All will be well.

Cousin Corinne's Reminder Featuring Comix Block - by Dean Haspiel 02/25/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Cousin Corinne's Reminder Featuring Comix Block".

REVIEW: "Blackest Night" #7

Doug Zawisza reviews Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' "Blackest Night" #7, giving it 4 stars saying "Johns set out to make this story different...and change the DC Universe. With one issue to go, it's safe to say he has accomplished this."

Exclusive Marvel Preview - DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #895

Deadpool teams up with It! The Living Colossus. Need we say more? Check out this exclusive preview

Goyer To Create Film Based On John Byrne?s Superman, Byrne Hasn?t Heard A Thing, Mark Millar Gets Involved

The Latino Review reports, in an article partially confirmed by Variety, that Batman Begins writer David Goyer is writing a new Superman treatment, entitled Man Of Steel. And the source, Pinche Taco, also states it’s ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 55

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

Swipe File: Nick Simmons vs Bleach ? Radical Comics Respond

Rock musician Nick Simmons has been writing and drawing the comic Incarnate for Radical Comics. But some people have seen a few similarities between that book and the successful manga series, Bleach.
Here are a couple ...

Love & Zombies UPDATE 02/25/2010

Ryan Roman updated Love & Zombies.

mercoledì 24 febbraio 2010

More ‘Bella Sara’

Jakks Pacific plans to expand its line of Bella Sara offerings this spring.

George Lopez Does Speedy Gonzales

George Lopez will voice the title role and produce a CGI-live action feature of Speedy Gonzales.

'Captain America' Casting Underway

Casting for Marvel's Captain America feature, including screen tests, is underway.

Dynamite to Adapt ‘Harper Connelly’

Dynamite has announced that it will adapt Grave Sight, the first book in Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly series.

Comics Watch: The Year of the Rat

Caeyetano Garza writes to say that his Ignatz Award-winning webcomic The Year of the Rat is now available in book format. It’s a surreal comics adventure.

This volume collects Books I and II of the Ignatz Award winning series YEAR OF THE RAT which originally ran between 2008 and 2010 on
One morning, as Dingbat Cat [...]

Ben Templesmith and Ben McCool to Appear at Midtown Comics February 27

Dark Horse Announces "The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen"

Bluewater's Biography of "Twilight" Author Stephanie Meyer Gets Hardcover Treatment

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Returns May 8-9

CBR Review: Avengers: The Initiative , issue 33

The events of "Siege" #2 are seen from a different perspective, and the Hood takes a hit.

New Free Lantern Ring Promotion Necessitates Mutation In Human Genome

DC announced their new promotional giveaway, the White Lantern Ring, available in conjunction with Brightest Day #1.
Which means there are now nine Lantern giveaway rings – Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Indigo, Sapphire, Green, Black and ...

Afternoon Delight: 2/24/10

My motto's always been "when it's right, it's right."

ITEM! Chris Sims and Matthew Allen Smith reunite for The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2! And yes, it is a locked-room mystery involving the titular half-vampire skateboard champion private detective who is also a wizard, and his archrival, the werewolf BMX champion private investigator. And it's got [...]

Gotta Collect 'Em All - DC Announces White Lantern Ring Promotion

DC Comics has announced that they will be offering a White Lantern ring alongside the GL and Flash rings as part of their "Brightest Day" promotion. ROBOT 6 has the details.

A Captain American Workplace

Carry on. As you were.

David Goyer Rumored To Write Superman Film

With the film fate of the Man of Steel still in doubt with fans, the rumor mill continues to circle around the "Dark Knight" creative team with new word popping up that David Goyer will pen a Kryptonian-themed action flick.

Keaton Flashes into "Crisis on Two Earths"

Josh Keaton, who portrays Spidey on "Spectacular Spider-Man," brings his talents (and laser-quick tongue) to the DCU, voicing Flash for Warner Bros. Animation's recent release, "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths."

Could One Of These Men Play Captain America?

Casting for Joe Johnston's Marvel Studios picture "The First Avenger: Captain America" is officially underway with young actors from John Krasinski to Chace Crawford vying to portray Steve Rogers. CBR has a photo rundown.

The next step toward a great new Superman movie (Blog@Newsarama)

It was only two weeks ago that DC Entertainment first gave us signs that they were serious about doing a Superman movie right by bringing in Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, to serve as a mentor to this other A-list DC property. Well now another big piece of news courtesy of the oft-reliable [...]

Who will wield the (live action) shield? (Blog@Newsarama)

[Source: Heat Vision and pretty much the entire internet] Reports are coming in about the possible contenders for the role of Captain American in Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America. Apparently screen tests took place this past weekend and some interesting names came up. Of course Joe Johnson has said he had wanted to work [...]

Davis & Williams on "Judge Dredd"

American artist Guy Davis tackles Britain's most popular hero, infusing the Cursed Earth with a bit more monster madness. CBR News spoke with Davis and writer Rob Williams about their strip in March's "Judge Dredd Megazine."

Dynamite Entertainment MAY 2010 Solicitations

Take a look at Dynamite's Full May 2010 Solicits, with all the Green Hornet you can shake a stick at


We are very excited to announce that the exclusive first preview of AMERICAN VAMPIRE issue #1 will run on Monday March 15th with THE DAILY BEAST, the influential and popular news and arts website started by co-founder and editor-in-chief Tina Brown. And to accompany the preview, they will have an interview with the master of [...]

Add another Lantern ring to your collection

Have you all read BLACKEST NIGHT #7? I’d hope so. If not, step away from your computers and sit down with a copy. I don’t mind waiting.
Back? Ok, great. How awesome was that last page? Take a moment to collect your thoughts, because we’ve got a nice bit of news to go with that amazing [...]

Best Shots Extra: BLACKEST NIGHT #7

Brendan of Best Shots is here with a look at Blackest Night #7, and all the crazy happenings within

Presenting? The Disney Zombies

I bumped into a bunch of these folks at a recent MCM in London. There’s been a similar event in Telford and someone had a camcorder. Welcome folks, to the Disney Zombies.

Full FREE Issue: RETURN TO WONDERLAND #0-1 [Mature Readers]

As ALICE approaches the big screen, take a different dark journey to Wonderland for Free with Zenescope


Take a look at the first official clip from DC Showcase: The Spectre, the first animated short in a new series. The Spectre is included with Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, available now on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital Download.

The Art of Jaime Hernandez due in April

And we cannot wait!! Written by Todd Hignite, the book contains an intro by Alison Bechdel.

In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book, Love and Rockets, and “changed American cartooning forever” according to Publishers Weekly. More than twenty-five years later,
it is still being published to critical and commercial success.

Jaime Hernandez’s moving stories [...]

IDW&#8217;s Ted Adams talking comics and digital at ICv2

Innovative IDW head Ted Adams is interviewed at ICv2:Part 1 -Part 2, Part 3

On the comic book front, we’ve got in development literary projects with beloved, best-selling writers like James Patterson, Peter S. Beagle, Robert Bloch, and Mario Acevedo, as well as a second Richard Stark project by Darwyn Cooke. We’re working on a [...]

Want to see another great piece of Jim Lee artwork?

I wanted to follow the Co-Publisher’s blog with a more personal update of my own creative work. For fans of my art–fear not, drawing comic books is actually a part of my new job description, and I actually plan on increasing the frequency of which you will be seeing my work. It’s important [...]

Dynamite Announces "Grave Sights" Comic

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that they will be publishing a "Grave Sights" comic series based on the novels written by NYT best-selling author Charlaine Harris that inspired the hit HBO series, "True Blood."

PREVIEW: "Nemesis: The Imposters" #1

DC Comics has released a preview of their upcoming metahuman espionage-themed miniseries, "Nemesis: The Imposters" #1, written by Ivan Brandon with art by Cliff Richards. The series is scheduled to hit stores on March 3.

TRUE BLOOD Author HARRIS Brings New Series to DYNAMITE

The author of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels, Charlaine Harris, is writing a new series for Dynamite Entertainment

True Blood Creator Gets Bitten By Graphic Novels?

Charlaine Harris, author of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series (now known as True Blood in honour of the TV show they spawned) is to have her first comic book adaptation published by Dynamite, based on ...

Anaheim woos Comic-Con with rooms, room

While San Diego city officials have made their deep, long lasting love for the Comic-Con International known recently, Team Jacob, aka Anaheim, also has much to offer, including a big, roomy convention center and lots of places for tourists to eat food, and its bid for the Nerd Prom is getting mucho ink today

“We’re [...]

Best-selling True Blood author Charlaine Harris joins Dynamite

Via PR, another best-selling author goes the comics route, Charlaine Harris:
Acclaimed author Charlaine Harris, the writer of the Sookie Stackhouse series, is joining the Dynamite Entertainment family in 2010!  We are proud to announce that the first book of her hit Harper Connelly series, Grave Sight, will be adapted by Dynamite Entertainment in 2010. Her Sookie [...]

Committed: Issues with Back Issues, pt. 1

Last week, on my last day in London visiting the house I grew up in, I decided to tackle my comic book collection. This is a pretty sparse little pile of boxes, taking up some space in my dad’s office. I really wasn’t sure what state they’d be in, or how I’d be able to [...]

FIRST LOOK: "Boondock Saints: In Nomine Paris" #1

Courtesy of 12 Gauge Comics, CBR presents an exclusive First Look at some of the art for the publisher's "Boondock Saints" limited series, which is set for release in May, 2010.


Best Shots takes a look at Fred Van Lente's one-off issue featuring Morbius The Living Vampire

Marvelling Up Disney ? From Steve Jobs To Damon Lindelof

Fast Company Magazine will be running an article in its March issue looking at key Disney executives deal makers. And because of Disney’s recent acquisition, they are being illustrated as Marvel superheroes, courtesy of Kirk ...

TCAF early announcements

The eagerly awaited Toronto Comic Arts Festival hits May 8-9 and early information on the show is coming out. Headlining guests include Daniel Clowes, James Sturm, Dash Shaw and Jeff Lemire.

The Oscar-nominated Clowes will be on hand to launch his major new graphic novel Wilson from premier Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly. Clowes will [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 54

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

Doc Savage returns to the big screen (Blog@Newsarama)

Looks like the love for Doc Savage isn’t just with DC and its new First Wave series — the pulp hero is also making his return to the big screen. Columbia is bringing back the Man of Bronze, who was an influence on pretty much the entire comics way of life, particularly the Man of Steel [...]

?Sparta promises everything I love in a comic book? - first advance review of SPARTA USA #1

The first advance review of Sparta USA is in, and I couldn’t be happier. Aaron over at Battlemouth has given the series a great writeup, and seems to have enjoyed the first issue as much as I did. His summary of the premise is pretty spot-on, too:
The protagonist of the story is a character [...]

Take a peek at the cover to GREEN LANTERN CORPS #46

Things aren’t looking too relaxing for Guy, eh? Courtesy of GLC artist supreme Patrick Gleason.

Preview: Nemesis: The Imposters

For Thomas Andrew Tresser, aka Nemesis, the world of metahuman espionage is never what it seems. After his recent "reeducation" at the hands of the Global Peace Agency, Nemesis finds himself thrust back into the real world with enemies seemingly around every corner. Tasked with uncovering the truth about his mission and the true identities of those hoping to unleash a great evil on the world, Nemesis is forced to confront the fact that he may not be able to trust anybody in the universe – including himself.

martedì 23 febbraio 2010

Pipeline - Tuesday, Feb 23rd

Augie likes what he sees from Jason's "I Killed Adolf Hitler" OGN, vowing to read more of the creator's work. Plus, some thoughts on last week's DC reorganization, and an interview with Mark McKenna on his new kids book.

Being M.I.A. Can't Keep SHE-HULK Down on Her 30th BIRTHDAY

Peter David & Brian Reed talk about She-Hulk's 30th Birthday celebration in She-Hulk: Sensational #1

X-POSITION: Matt Fraction

"Uncanny X-Men" writer Matt Fraction dropped by to give X-POSITION our biggest installment to date, talking with us about character motivations, regrets, Night Ranger, and a giant freakin' bullet! Plus, exclusive preview art!!


We talk with Lauren Montgomery about co-directing and easter eggs from the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE L.A. premiere

The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen due from Dark Horse

Via pr, news of a collection of the art of agent/publisher/legend Denis Kitchen. Originally planned for publication 20 years ago, the book will now go on sale June 23rd. Neil Gaiman provides the intro, while Charles Brownstein contributes an essay on Kitchen’s career.

First announced for publication from his own Kitchen Sink Press over 20 years [...]

Review: Voice of the Fire (Blog@Newsarama)

Voice of the Fire Written by Alan Moore Photo Plates by Jose Villarubia Published by Top Shelf There’s a cliché in the rock world, stating that anytime the guitar player for a successful band goes out on his own, his first solo effort is characterized by noodley overplaying, muddy overdubbing and all-around excess at the expense of the [...]

Preview: Luke McBain

Luke McBain is pissed off and ready for blood. He just buried his best friend, and his scheming brother, Paul, is about to sell the family business and destroy the town. McBain's got a shotgun, a couple of knives and handguns -- and as much ammunition as he can carry -- crashing his truck through the big Mill gates to kick some ass and take care of business. But the cops are on the way, and it doesn't look good. McBain's going back to jail -- if he doesn't end up dead. It's all been building to this, as Luke McBain makes a final stand for what's right, while those in power stand in his way. Grab a cold one and stay down. This is going to get messy.


Courtesy of 12 Gauge Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 7-page preview of Trace Adkins and David Tischman's "Luke McBain" #4, by Tischman & Kody Chamberlain with a Brian Stelfreeze cover. It hits stores tomorrow.

Random Thoughts! (February 23, 2010)

Random Thought! Snow, no snow, snow, no snow, snow... pick one, nature! (I pick snow, by the way...) It's random thoughts time! Get excited!
Link Thought! Quickie Reviews (Feb. 17, 2010) (only two books in this week's post). High Road/Low Road on WWE NXT (featuring my favourite response to comments section yet as I trash the [...]

So Super Duper! Page 108! Memos, memos, memos! (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

Mistakes of a Past History

In his latest installment of Mistakes of a Past History, Brian Cronin takes a look at Jim Shooter's ill-fated attempt to bring "realistic horror" into Bruce Banner's life in a "Rampaging Hulk" story from the late 1970s.

Exclusive Marvel 1st Look: UNCANNY X-MEN #522 Brooks Variant

Mark Brooks is celebrating the return of Kitty Pryde with a variant cover that calls back to a classic piece of film imagery

Justice League: Gina Torres

Newsarama talks with Gina Torres about Superwoman, live-action Wonder Woman and Firefly.

Exclusive DC Preview: THE WEB #6

Preview The Web #6, as the Red Circle hero's adventures continue Wednesday, Feb 24 2010 from DC Comics

Scott's Classic Comics Corner: 1949 - A Year in Review Pt. 3

Here's the 3rd and final part in my overview of that wonderful, and surprisingly eventful, year: 1949

I'm not an Archive historian but, from what I can gather, 1949 was a pretty significant year for the company. The days of superheroes were long gone, and teen humour ruled. Two significant spin-offs were launched, Archie's Pal Jughead [...]

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 32 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 32: “…And Then I’m Gonna Kill ‘Im” I really thought I was firing on all cylinders with this strip, but the response far surpassed by expectations. This was by far one of the most popular episodes in the series’ run. There was a whole lot going on in [...]

Brian Traipses Around 2/17

Preview: PopGun, Vol. 4

POPGUN is back with another eclectic collection of established fan favorite creators and rising stars coming together for a new edition of the Harvey Award-winning graphic mix tape! From high-octane action to heart-tugging drama to laugh-out-loud comedy, this collection has comics you'll love: over 500 full color pages of them!

McDuffie Deals with a "Crisis on Two Earths"

Dwayne McDuffie reveals the changes made to "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" updating the story for a new audience, how the new leadership at DC may influence his future comics projects and more.

Image Previews for 2/24 + 23 Pages of "Popgun"

Image Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at nine new books on sale this week, including "Choker #1, "Walking Dead" 70 "Image United" #0 and an exclusive 23-page preview of PopGun Vol. 4!


Here's a 1st look at all 5 Dave Johnson-drawn covers to March's weekly series, individually and together

Kieron Gillen: A MARVELous Indie Success Story

Kieron Gillen is an indie success story, now writing plenty for Marvel Comics alongside his own work