martedì 12 gennaio 2010

Pipeline - Tuesday, Jan 12th

Augie feels dizzy from spinning on the Marvel/DC hamster wheel and he wants to get off, happy superhero comics be damned. Also: a samurai comic, a Pipeline video, a failed manga company, and a quick Spider-Man movie thought.

DCU IN 2010: Want a look at Jock’s take on Batwoman?

…and Batman? Sure you do. Here’s a double-page spread from DETECTIVE COMICS 861 from the acclaimed artist — pairing him with a certain Mr. Greg Rucka. The issue hits at the end of the month.

McCool & Templesmith's "Choker"

The writer / artist duo behind the upcoming Image miniseries spoke with CBR about the story of Johnny "Choker" Jackson and his hometown of Shotgun City, and also revealed six of their favorite panels from the first issue.

Random Thoughts! (January 12, 2010)

Random Thought! Fact: 2010? Better than 1910. It's random thoughts time! Get excited!
Random Thought! Links thought! High Road/Low Road on Jeff Hardy in TNA (one of those easier columns for me to take the low road since I'm not a Hardy fan). Wrestling 4Rs featuring my write-up of last Monday's TNA iMPACT!, which I did [...]



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So Super Duper - Page Ninety Seven! Jammies! (Blog@Newsarama)

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

"Spider-Man:" Who Will Play Peter Parker?

With Sam Raimi out and Sony officially rebooting the franchise with a high school cast, here are a few of CBR's picks for Peter, MJ, Gwen Stacy and their pals, some of whom could be more likely that you think...

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batgirl" #6, "R.E.B.E.L.S." #12

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of two new titles shipping to comic stores this week - "Batgirl" #6 and "R.E.B.E.L.S." 12!


Do we really have to elaborate? Don’t think so. From the ultra-talented pen of Andy Kubert.

DC Announces New Justice League Series

DC Comics has announced that they will be reuniting the popular JLI line-up in a 26 issue bi-weekly series titled "Justice League: Generation Lost," written by Keith Giffen and Judd Winick. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Preview: Batgirl

In "Core Requirements" part 2, Stephanie Brown finds herself teamed up with Damian Wayne! The new Batgirl and the new Robin must enter an area of Gotham City known to Gothamites as Devil's Square, but to the residents, it's called "Thunderdome"! Their mission: to save innocent civilians from being used in a real-life game of life and death!

Goldman Shows "Red Light Properties"

The artist behind acclaimed graphic novels "Shooting War" and "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail," Dan Goldman returns to webcomics with a brand new serialized story that appears every Tuesday on

Uncanny X-Men: Return of Kitty Pryde

Because You Demanded It! Kitty Pryde returns this March in Uncanny X-Men 522--but how? And what does this mean for the X-Men? Don't miss a single issue of Uncanny X-Men!

Spider-Man Musical Set For Fall 2010 Opening

The Spider-Man movie isn't the only non-comic version of the character making news today - the Broadway musical is still set to launch this year, despite it's own troubled history. ROBOT 6 has all the details.

Is The Return Of Justice League International Continued Evidence For Light?N'Brighty Comics

With a Michael Keaton swipe beaming out of DC’s The Source blog this morning, DC announced a 26 issue bi-weekly series, Justice League: Generation Lost by Keith Giffen and Judd Winick, coming out on opposing ...

Justice League International is back?but is Ted Kord? (Blog@Newsarama)

Looks like it, folks. DC announced today that Keith Giffen and Judd Winick will be resurrecting the Justice League International in a biweekly maxiseries called Justice League: Generation Lost. The cover by Tony Harris that was used by DC to promote the series, though, seems to feature more than they’re saying. With Booster Gold, Ice, [...]

Meta-Messages #2

This is the second in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) explaining the context behind, using reader danjack's term, "meta-messages." A meta-message is where a comic book writer comments on/references the work of another comic book in their comic. Each time around, I'll give you the context behind one such "meta-message."
Today we look [...]

Two SUPER books coming in March... Order them now!

For this month's catalog solicits, James Kochalka and Matt Kindt both have big releases available for pre-order, so they teamed up to produce this killer ad showcasing both of their books!

James Kochalka presents the long-awaited, vinyl-covered, rainbow-hued all-in-one collection of SUPERF*CKERS, the raunchiest and most hilarious super-book in human history! You get all four issues plus the all-new Jack Krak special, in a single super volume.

Matt Kindt, meanwhile, has been cooking up a super secret smorgasbord of spy stuff to follow up his Eisner-nominated breakthrough (and Wizard's Indy Book of the Year) Super Spy! Super Spy: The Lost Dossiers is a 96-page compendium of new stories, puzzles, codes, annotations, 3-D comics, and more!

Click on "[MORE]" to see the awesome tag-team poster in its full glory! And remember, talk to your local comic retailer and ask to pre-order these books by name!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "B.P.R.D.: King of Fear" #2

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "B.P.R.D.: King of Fear" #2 by the creative team of Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Guy Davis with a Mignola cover. The issue hits comic stores Wednesday, February 10.

Diamond Announces Full 2009 Year-End Data

Marvel and DC remained nearly unchanged, and IDW made some moves in 2009. Full charts inside

Movies: X-Men - Watch '90s X?Men Animated Ep. 38 for Free (Marvel)

Stream episodes from the "X–Men" animated series for free, every Tuesday on!

The "Spider-Man" Franchise: What's Next?

After yesterday's game-changing shift saw Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire leave the fabled superhero franchise, CBR divined the definite facts and possible futures surrounding how teen Spider-Man will swing into his next film.

Avatar Plug Of The Week ? Alan Moore And Jacen Burrows? Neonomicon

He is the greatest comic book writer that has ever lived. Watchmen, Swamp Thing, 1963, V For Vendetta, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Big Numbers, Lost Girls, Supreme, Mirror Of Love, Marvelman, The BoJeffries Saga, Halo ...


Keith Giffen (+ Judd Winick) returns to the Justice League International in a new bi-weekly DC series


Not a whole lot. But we’re gonna try anyway.
Keith Giffen.
Judd Winick.
Two writers with a knack for sharp wit, dialogue and compelling stories. Oh, and Giffen’s got a history with the Justice League, doesn’t he? And Winick’s got the snappy dialogue and a gift for the gab. Hm.
We can show the snazzy Tony [...]

Tim Burton Vinyl Figure--Toxic Boy

Working under the personal supervision of Tim Burton, we have
created a trio of large-size vinyl figures that reflect all of the
nuance and detail of our past smaller models.

Stain Boy led the way. This month we bring you Oyster Boy and Toxic
Boy, two extremely popular characters from Burtons The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.

Packaged in full-color window boxes, these figures are sure to
command a prominent place on the shelves of both serious toy
collectors and more casual Tim Burton fans.

* The original sculpts for our Tim Burton vinyl figures will be on
display at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC in November!

Downey drops ?Cowboys & Aliens? for ?Sherlock 2? (Blog@Newsarama)

According to Entertainment Weekly, Robert Downey Jr. has opted out of “Cowboys & Aliens” in order to make the sequel to the currently-running hit, “Sherlock Holmes”. You may recall that “Cowboys & Aliens” is based on the 2006 graphic novel from Platinum Studios. Platinum has had a string of movie related announcements in [...]

Comics: Marvel Heroes - SNEAK PEEK: Pet Avengers Unleashed #1 (Marvel)


VIDEO: Kitty Pryde Returns!

This morning Marvel Comics announced that in March's "Uncanny X-Men" 522, Kitty Pryde will be returning to the X-Men. To promote the popular character's highly anicipated return, they've released a special trailer.

Exclusive DC Preview: TITANS #21 - New Storyline

Take a look at Titans 21, as the team falls apart before the April relaunch. Ships Jan 13, 2009

Hickman Has More "Secret (Warriors)"

"Secret Warriors" writer Jonathan Hickman spoke with CBR about "Wake the Beast," a storyline that promises to answer many questions while escalating Nick Fury's war against the shadowy and secret forces of HYDRA and Leviathan.

Spider-Man, Cowboy & Aliens, Smallville: Jan 12th Comic Reel

"Spider-Man 4" implodes as a new Spider-Man begins. Robert Downey Jr. passes on "Cowboys." Checkmate moves in to "Smallville." Also, "Dune" to be respectful and more.

Avatar Plug Of The Week ? Christos Gage?s Absolution #6

Absolution #6 by Christos Gage and Roberto Viacava is the final issue of this supercop-turned-villain serial killer. Green Lantern meets Dexter, that sort of thing.
There’s a thing called the Hollywood ending. Where all the moral ...

No Hero Chapter One ? Free ? by Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp

The trade paperback of No Hero, by Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, is published by Avatar Press this week, out tomorrow in the US, Thursday in the UK. But to get you in the ...

Are the Authority prepared to go up against Midnighter: Used Car Salesman?

The title of this blog post isn’t a joke – that’s a legitimate concern for the Authority in issue #8 of The Authority: The Lost Year. This series bounces is all over the place – and I mean that entirely in a fun way.
If an alternate reality where the Midnighter is shilling junk cars isn’t [...]

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

"Blackest Night" #6 leads direct market in a weak December! Manga milestones that changed the comics industry! Unannounced creative-team changes! "GYAKUSHU!" goes online! Advice for new artists! Plus more!

Scott's Classic Comics Corner: Ned Kelly's Impact on Western Comics

After re-reading Peter Carey’s excellent, True Story of the Kelly Gang, I decided to look up Australia’s notorious 19th Century outlaw on Wikipedia. I learned that a new Batman villain, the Swagman has a design based on Kelly gang’s armor. That’s all fine and dandy, but we should not forget the earlier impact of the [...]

Dynamite Previews: GALACTICA 1980, GOOD/BAD/UGLY

Take a look at previews of GALACTICA: 1980 #4 & The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly #7, in stores Jan 13, 2010

IDW Teaser: SPIKE is NOT Twilight

With the spoilers now rampant as to the identity of "Twilight" in DARK HORSE's Buffy, IDW Released this goofy pic


Well, maybe not inside. More like the cover. But we have four — and they merge together to form a striking image. As you probably recall, the series was first announced last month in this very space. Now you’ve got some lovely art to look at, courtesy of cover artist Mike Mayhew.

But that’s not all, [...]

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review staff covered seventeen new comics, including "Suicide Squad" 67, "Stumptown" #2, "New Mutants" #9, "Proof" 25, "Blackest Night: Wonder Woman" #2 and more.

What Would Josh Do by Josh Adams #8 ? For The Good Of Our Industry

I know it has been a long time since I have contributed to and I have been busy.  Actually, writing this column had been a carrot that spurred me on for weeks ...

Whatever Happened To The Jim Shooter Lawsuit?

It’s been well over the mandated 120 days for the lodged lawsuit by Valiant Entertainment Inc against Jim Shooter to be served. And we’ve seen nary a hair of it.
Jim Shooter was being sued for ...


By Jason Starr
Martin Cleary, one of the main characters in my new graphic novel THE CHILL, has lived a difficult life. He’s an ex- Boston cop who has never been able to forget a traumatic event from his past in Ireland. His obsession has manifested as a nasty drinking habit, and when he comes to [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 11

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 [...]

Tuesday?s Museums, Films, TV And Theatre ? Getting Comics Cultured

MuseumWatch: The Victorian And Albert Museum in London is planning a Dundee franchise which will, amongst other things, celebrate and exhibit local comics. Dundee is a home to publishers such as DC Thomson, publishers of ...

Diamond?s Biggest Selling Comics And Graphic Novels Of The Year

Diamond Comics Distributors have released their end of year bestselling statistics… so what have we learned?

Attention Sony ? Brian Bendis Must Write Spider-Man 4

So Spider-Man 4 is being delayed, Sam Raimi junked and the franchise rebooted to a teenage Spider-Man – now who do we know who’s been remarkable adept at rebooting the Spider-Man franchise with a teenage ...

Batman: The Cult

Think of classic Batman stories and tales like The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke and Year One will undoubtedly spring to mind. What’s probably missing, unless you’re a real Bat-fan, could be The Cult.
In this seminal four-part mini-series, originally published in 1988, writer Jim Starlin and horror illustrator Bernie Wrightson take Batman on a [...]