mercoledì 13 gennaio 2010

IMAGE FIRSTS: $1 First Issues of 10 Popular Books

Image today announced 10 titles whose 1st issues will be reissued at only $1 a piece.

John Barber's Trip to "Nation X"

Issue #2 of the anthology miniseries "Nation X" is in stores today, and CBR News spoke with former Marvel editor turned writer John Barber about his story, featuring two characters from Grant Morrison's acclaimed "New X-Men" run.

TRANSFORMERS: War For Cybertron Trailer

Check out a brand new trailer for Activision's all-new original adventure for the robots in disguise, as the Autobots try to save their home planet... and the Decepticons try to take it.

Chris Ryall Takes On Buffy Gate ? Bill Willingham, Joss Whedon And Canon?

Chris Ryall is the publisher/editor-in-chief at IDW Publishing. He’s the man who edits the Angel series, currently written by Bill Willingham. And boy has the last week been busy.
He’s just finished a question-and-answer session at ...

Put an asterisk next to it, JJ!

Comics: Marvel Heroes - Famous Fanboys: Elliott Kalan (Marvel)

The Daily Show writer talks comics and compares his own meeting with Barack Obama to Spider–Man's!

Comics: Siege - No Second Printing For Siege #1 (Marvel)

After a quick sell out, Marvel will not go back to press on SIEGE #1.

Arthur Ranson Exhibition At Orbital Comics, London

From tomorrow, Orbital Comics in London, just off Leicester Square, is hiosting an exhibition of the work of Arthur Ranson.
An early photorealist artist in British comics, his work on the TV tie-in comic Look In ...

Download HUMAN TARGET #1 Now!

As mentioned in the Vertigo: Graphic Content post on October 12, on Sunday, January 17th (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will preview the new Warner Bros. television series HUMAN TARGET– a full-throttle action-drama centered on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, Fringe), a unique private contractor hired to protect, based on the DC Comics character created by Len [...]

Peter Milligan's "Army of Two"

Arriving alongside the highly anticipated "Army of Two: The 40th Day" game this week is the new "Army of Two" ongoing comic from IDW. Writer Peter Milligan gave CBR the lowdown on what fans can expect from the series.

DECEMBER '09 Comichron Report: 2009 Recession Resilience

Comichron looks back on both December 2009 and the full year of sales in the Direct Market comic book industry

Top Shelf Announces Capital Investment Deal



January 13, 2010 -- Atlanta/Portland/New York -- Co-Publishers Chris Staros and Brett Warnock of independent graphic novel and comic book publisher Top Shelf Productions ( announced today that it has entered into a capital investment deal with new media entrepreneur John S. Johnson, and independent film producer Anthony Bregman.

Johnson, and Likely Story, Bregman’s film production company, have purchased a 33% interest in Top Shelf Productions, Inc. Johnson will join the board of Top Shelf, and Likely Story will get a first-look deal for all new Top Shelf publications for possible film and TV development.

This deal represents a supportive investment in the company; one that leaves Chris Staros and Brett Warnock as majority stockholders (and firmly in control of the company), but also brings to bear the resources, skills and connections of John and Anthony in helping the company expand and grow over time.

Casey Reveals "Avengers: The Origin"

In the classic "Avengers" #1, fans saw how the original Avengers came together, but in the five issue mini-series "Avengers: The Origin," writer Joe Casey and artist Phil Noto tell the untold story of how they became a team.


The all-ages line from Marvel relaunches this April with new 1s from writer Paul Tobin


ARCHIE TEAMS WITH RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHER SERVICES TO EXPAND WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF GRAPHIC NOVELS AND TRADE PAPERBACKSArchie Comic Publications, Inc., a leading publisher of comic books in America has reached an agreement with Random House Publisher Services, a division...

Top Shelf Announces Investment Deal

Top Shelf has announced a capital investment deal with new media entrepreneur John S. Johnson, and independent film producer Anthony Bregman giving it's new partners a first look at developmental projects.

Exclusive First Look: REALM OF KINGS: SON OF HULK #1 Variant

We have a first look at the variant cover to the latest mini-series jumping into the cosmic fray, as the Son of Hulk returns to his roots

Committed: Byrne's Superman

In 1986, when John Byrne's revamp of Superman came out, I was so excited. I was a teenager, and I suppose my taste was pretty cheesy at times...

DCU IN 2010: THE FOX, by Michael Avon Oeming unveiled

Not long ago, we announced that — among a host of new stuff happening with the Red Circle characters — acclaimed writer/artist Michael Avon Oeming would be taking a stab at the street-level avenger known as The Fox with writer Brandon Jerwa. We showed off a sketch, but now we have a finished page to [...]

Exploring "Sky Pirates of Neo Terra" with Sean Megaw

The mastermind behind the Image Comics miniseries and upcoming video game spoke with CBR News about the world of Neo Terra, the concept's origins.

Diamond Retail Events And Wizard Comic Cons ? Back Together

With Diamond Comic Distributors choosing C2E2 and NYCC for trade-only retailer-based events, some industry observers (including me) had presumed that Diamond had made its choice, preferring Reed events over Wizard Comic Con events and that ...

GLAAD announces comic book picks of 2009 (Blog@Newsarama)

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, has announced their 21st annual Media Award nominees — and a bunch of solid comics are in close competition for the prize! The best comic book nominees are perhaps no surprise, as they all had strong, three-dimensional takes on gay and lesbian characters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer by [...]

Final "Ultimate X" Teaser Smashes Online

The full lineup for the new Ultimate Comics series by Jeph Loeb and Art Adams is revealed, featuring a look at some characters who may be familiar mutants or even new faces, as well as one Hulking hero

Will There Be Rainbows And Unicorns In Gail Simone?s Birds Of Prey?

I really hope I’m not reading too much into the Brightest Day banner. I mean no one, not anyone in any of the exclusive interviews that DC’s marketing department have been arranging with Newsarama, IGN ...

Word Balloon: JT KRUL Talks Green Arrow, Arsenal, More

The new writer behind the Arrow family chats with John Siuntres on his long-running comic interview podcast

I no longer carry Marvel Comics!

Chuck Dixon Joins "The A-Team"

With a new film on the horizon, the explosive action of "The A-Team" returns to comics in March, courtesy of IDW. CBR spoke with Chuck Dixon, writer of one of two biweekly miniseries, about his take on the classic '80s heroes.

Simone & Benes Reunite for "Birds of Prey"

DC Comics announced through The Source this morning that writer Gail Simone and artist Ed Benes will reunite in Spring 2010 to launch a new Birds of Prey series. ROBOT 6 has the details.

THE Q: Comic Book Pros React to SPIDER-MAN Movie News

In this addition of "The Q", we asked comic book pros (many former Spider-Man creators) for their thoughts on the Spidey movie news

Repugnant ? A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Definition

Bill Willingham wrote on CBR:
By intentionally allowing, encouraging in fact, the notion to exist among the comics reading public, that Whedon and Dark Horse are in any way steering, or influencing, the stories I help ...

Green Lantern, Spider-Man, Kick-Ass: Jan 13th Comic Reel

Another cast member for "Green Lantern." Spider-Man musical reschedules for a fall opening. "Kick-Ass" controversy begins? Also, new "Smallville" photos, "The Thing" prequel news, and more.

Who is the world’s most dangerous man? Find out in GARRISON

Jeff Mariotte and Francesco Francavilla’s new miniseries centers around Garrison, a mystery figure who may just be the most dangerous man in the world. The sweet Francavilla cover above doesn’t shed much light (or any at all, actually) on the mysterious Garrison - but doesn’t it make you want to open the book to find [...]

Best Shots Advance Review: LOGAN'S RUN: LAST DAY #1

Best Shots' Jamie Trecker takes an early look at a new book based on an old franchise

DC Preview - THE SHIELD #5

The Great Ten continue to guest-star in the pages of THE SHIELD and we have a preview of this week's issue


In the Vertigo Voices piece in THE UNWRITTEN #9 (see below in ital), on sale today, co-creators Mike Carey and Peter Gross ask:
Is there a story you read as a child that still has huge power and resonance for you now - and if so, what?
Answer it and who knows, maybe your fact will influence [...]

First Look: Images from THE SPECTRE Animated Short

Warner Home Video has released the first official images from the upcoming animated short starring the Spectre

BIRDS of PREY Returns with Gail Simone & Ed Benes

The Birds are back as part of DC's Brightest Day, and the teams, both creative and characters, are familiar


You’ve read about BRIGHTEST DAY and the titles that will be waving the banner starting in April, like THE FLASH, TITANS, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and the just announced GENERATION LOST. But that’s not all.
Starting this Spring, writer Gail Simone and artist Ed Benes will reunite to launch a new BIRDS OF PREY series. As [...]

Today @ Loviathan Continues! - by Mike Cavallaro 01/13/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Today @ Loviathan Continues!".

Loviathan UPDATE 01/13/2010

Mike Cavallaro updated Loviathan.

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

It's the New Comics Day here in the USA, and CBR has over forty previews of books on sale today from Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and more!

Global Freezing Strip 0055 (Blog@Newsarama)

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

From the Editor?s Desk: Mark Doyle on the cover of DMZ #49

“This issue changes everything…”
“After this nothing will be the same…”
“Everything you thought you knew about the DMZ changes now…”
You hear these kind of buzz statements all the time. But seriously? We mean it this time. It’s not just buzz. I remember when Brian first pitched this idea to us a year ago. He said, “okay, [...]

Kick-Ass: The Media Controversy Begins!

Because one just Mark Millar story wasn’t enough for today.
I saw Kick-Ass the other week. And am embargoed to comment on what I saw. But chatting with an employee of Universal Studios, distributing the film ...

Will Sam Raimi Or Guy Ritchie Direct Millar And McNiven?s Nemesis?

There’s no one quite like Mark Millar for hype. Then hyping the hype. Then spinning the hype around until suddenly there it is fully formed and self supporting. But this one may be his greatest ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 12

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 [...]

Everything?s Coming Up Justice League International

With the Source blog for the DC Universe grabbing all the Brightest headlines of late, feel sorry for the relatively-ignored-this-week Vertigo and Wildstorm variants.
Especially when Graphic Content will help you stalk DC editors and creators ...

Tuesday Targets And Servers

TVWatch: Comics books continue to play a leading role in the publicity for Fox’s Human Target TV series based on the DC Comic book (and graphic novel apparently)- especially the Peter Milligan run – while ...

Night & Fog

The creation of a genetically engineered super-soldier has been the dream of generals and the subject of science fiction stories for years. Night & Fog mixes in more than a little horror, however, as the serum a secret US army base is using to create their own super-soldier is leaked into the local environment. What’s [...]