lunedì 18 gennaio 2010


Zack Whedon, known to most comic book fans as the writer of "Dr. Horrible" comics and web-film, spoke with CBR News about his upcoming three-issue "Terminator" miniseries at Dark Horse, debuting in March.

Marvel Releases "Second Coming" Teaser

Marvel has released a new teaser image by Daniel Acuña featuring Emma Frost, Cyclops and Magneto framed by a stained glass border with the single statement that "One Will Lead..." inscribed above the trio.

Your year isn't complete without my "Best-of" lists, is it? IS IT????

Hey, I can compile a list of the best comics of the year, too!

I should point out that there is one caveat on this list: I don't have any manga. There are a few reasons for this: I don't read too much manga (I'm getting into more, though, because I always need to spend [...]

Super-Articulate: Mattel?s Q&A Answers for January (Blog@Newsarama)

Once again, the fine folks at Mattel answer five questions from us, and you. So, with an image of the currently shipping DC Universe Classics Wave 11 above, let’s go. Blog@Newsarama: What’s the process for deciding on the version of the particular representation of a character in the DCUC line? For example, Batman and [...]

Arriving 1/20/2010

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Beyond the Wall" & "Transformers: Bumblebee"

IDW Publishing has provided CBR with exclusive advance looks at two new titles that will be hitting stores this week: "Beyond the Wall" #3 and "Transformers: Bumblebee" #2!


Dale Keown is doing a cover for Image United #3? He sure is, and we have it right here.

Writer Paul Tobin Ready to Continue MARVEL ADVENTURES

Rumors of Marvel Adventures' demise were... exaggerated. Paul Tobin is continuing to tell all-ages tales, & we have the details here

DARWYN COOKE to Appear at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Darwyn Cooke is doing a reading and signing of THE HUNTER on Jan 30, 2010 at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Rob Liefeld To Draw Deadpool Corps Comic For Marvel

They are both Rob Liefeld’s finest creations.  And Deadpool especially is finding success, a film on the way and the character supporting four monthly mini-series. where once the character failed to keep even one going.
So ...

Jack Kirby’s Julius Caesar the Celestial

Via the Jack Kirby Museum, the tale of Jack Kirby’s foray at costume design for the stage:

In 1969, Sheldon Feldner contacted Marvel Comics, asking if one of Marvel’s artists would be interested in designing costumes for a production of William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar by the University Theatre Company at Santa Cruz at the newly-built [...]

San Diego: Friday falls!

And, sometime over the weekend, Friday joined Saturday as an official sell-out at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Ben 10 Original Art Charity Auction 4 Haiti - by Mike Cavallaro 01/18/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Ben 10 Original Art Charity Auction 4 Haiti".

TERMINATOR DAY: Artist Andy MacDonald

"The Terminator" returns to Dark Horse in March in a new post-apocalyptic adventure from writer Zack Whedon and artist Andy MacDonald. MacDonald spoke with CBR about the robotic killing machines.

Marvel Cancels "S.W.O.R.D."

Series writer Kieron Gillen this morning confirmed the weekend's rumors that Marvel will be canceling the X-Men spin-off title "S.W.O.R.D." after issue #5 is released in March. ROBOT 6 has all the details.

Marvel?s Her-Oes ? Teenage Female Superhero Comic Actually Written By A Woman

I know, it’s a surprise. A Marvel comic book featuring female teenage versions of Marvel superheroes, ostensibly aimed at a female teenage-or-younger market, and actually written by a woman. As opposed to a fat bearded ...

Gaiman profile in the New Yorker

Author Neil Gaiman gets the full New Yorker Profile treatment, and while there is much of interest we’ll just cut to the part most places are going to quote, where Gaiman makes a very rare public comment on growing up in a Scientologist household:

At times, Scientology proved awkward for the Gaiman children. According to Lizzy [...]

Movies - Animation Exclusive: SHS Mole Man (Marvel)

Get an exclusive look at the Super Hero Squad Show as we go underground to visit the Mole Man!

Movies: Hulk - Planet Hulk: Hulk Fights In The Arena (Marvel)

Check out two exclusive stills from the upcoming DVD "Planet Hulk!"

Comics: Hulk - FIRST LOOK: April 2010 Smashing Previews (Marvel)

Find out what's in store for Hulk, Hercules and other smash–happy heroes this April!

Comics: Avengers - Luke Cage: A Return to His Roots (Marvel)

The former Hero for Hire heads to Philadelphia in NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE, his own limited series by John Arcudi and Eric Canete!

1st Look - JOE QUESADA's Full Color SIEGE Poster

Here's a look at Marvel E-i-C Joe Quesada's poster for SIEGE in full color

To do 1/30: Darwyn Cooke at the Smithsonian

Darwyn Cook will be winning his acclaimed HUNTER graphic novel at the Smithsonian on Saturday January 30th. Comics just can’t stop being noticed in high places can they? PR below:

On Saturday, January 30th at 4 PM, award-winning creator Darwyn Cooke will read from his much-lauded graphic novel, The Hunter, which is based on the groundbreaking [...]

ALA awards includes graphic novel nods

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were handed out this morning, including the Newberry (won by Rebecca Stead for When You Reach Me) and the Caldecott (Jerry Pinkney for The Lion & the Mouse.) In addition many awards for books for younger readers were presented — you can see the entire list here [...]

Preview: Transformers: Bumblebee

“Things Fall Apart,” Part 2: BUMBLEBEE’s human-allied Skywatch team tracks down their latest target: the AUTOBOT BLURR. With this forced betrayal, the team’s morale takes a deep plunge until BUMBLEBEE and WHEELJACK devise a dangerous mission to free them all from the kill-switches that compel them to obey Col. Horiuchi’s commands.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1-to-1 ratio.

Advance X-Solicitations, April 2010

Marvel has released images and solicitation information for new X-Men comics on sale in April 2010, including new issues of "Deadpool & Cable," "New Mutants," "X-Force," "Uncanny X-Men," "Wolverine: Weapon X" and more.

Marvel Comics' APRIL 2010 SOLICITATIONS [Preview]

We got dozens of April 2010 solicitations previews from Marvel Comics, including all the IRON MAN titles


Take a peek at two Dynamite Previews of books shipping Jan 20, 2010: Battlefields #2, Project Superpowers: Ch 2 #6

Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh #33: Dumb Thrillers Keep Us Dumb

I already reviewed the HUMAN TARGET pilot back during the upfronts, but some thoughts lingered in my head, especially after Fox put it on with the premiere of the latest season of 24 on Sunday ...

She Has No Head! - Spotlight: Eleanor Davis

Thanks to being hopped up on cold medicine for the last few days you guys almost got an aggressive potentially polarizing article about objectification of women in comics and why I’m so sick of being told to ‘just accept it’.  Fortunately, cooler heads have prevailed, and though I’m sure I’ll someday post some version of [...]

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 01/18/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

Green Lantern, Kick-Ass, Predators: Jan 18th Comic Reel

Will it be "Emerald Dawn" for Hal Jordan? A new "Kick-Ass" poster keeps the pun alive! Photos from the set of "Predators!" Also, "Human Target" in review, "John Carter" filming and more.

EXCLUSIVE: "Her-Oes" Hit Marvel

The female members of the Avengers get a high school makeover courtesy of writer Grace Randolph and artist Craig Rosseau where teenage Janet Van Dyne and Jenny Walters team up to take on adolescent drama and superhero action

The Return Of Starman? In Blue

James Robinson talks to iFanboy podcast about the revived issue of his Starman series as part of Blackest Night out this week, how it’s basically a Shade project and how he is considering new Shade ...

CASSADAY Covers Dynamite Dynamically

John Cassaday is focusing on cover art and other non-comics projects in 2010, but we caught a quick couple of minutes with the artist

Haspiel 4 Haiti - by Dean Haspiel 01/18/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Haspiel 4 Haiti".

How Will Apple?s Tablet Affect Comics? Weasel, ComicZeal, Graphic.Ly, LongBox, Robot Comics and ComicRack Speak Out

The Apple iSlate/iTablet is expected to be announced later this week.
Jim Shelley has interviewed a number of movers and shakers in the emerging digital comic book field about the emergence of the device, its effect ...

Post Game TV Recap: CHUCK S3E1: Chuck vs. The Pink Slip

Chuck is back! And we've got your recap; 1 of 3 new episodes last week! Three!

Greg Capullo Takes Over "Haunt"

Ryan Ottley is leaving "Haunt" and layout artist Greg Capullo is assuming the role of the title's new full-time penciller. CBR News spoke with both artists, as well as Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane, about the change-up.

Marvel Spider Previews: 1602, SPIDER-WOMAN

Take a look at Spider-Man 1602 #4 & Spider-Woman #5, shipping Jan 20, 2010

The Montgomery Story ? Is This The Most Influential Comic Book In America?

The writer and artist are unknown but this fourteen page comic book published the Fellowship of Reconciliation tells the story of the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr, and includes a ...

Marvel Cosmic Previews: NOVA, INHUMANS

Take a look at NOVA 33 & REALM OF KINGS: INHUMANS #3, two cosmic titles shipping Jan 20, 2010

A very brief MLK day post

Martha Cornog round-ups From Aya to Zapt!: 24 Graphic Novels for African American History Month:

The past year has left tweens and teens with many more quality comics that increasingly depict engaging African American main characters. Plus, we have our Main Man himself, Mr. President, the comics geek–turned–comics hero. Forthcoming from Eureka: a Graphic Classics anthology [...]

Another side of Winsor McCay

This Golden Age Comic Book Stories post will blow your mind. (Via Douglas Wolk,

Lets go Jets!

With a pain-wracked history emblazoned with love-hate names like Richard Todd, Vinny Testaverde, Boomer Esiason, Rick Mirer, Chad Pennington, Brooks Bollinger, Brett Favre, Browning Nagle and, god help us, Rich Kotite (the head coach who managed to win four games in two seasons), finding a comic book with a New York Jet on the [...]

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Monday Morning Runaround

HaitiWatch: The Heroes4Haiti auctions continue apace.
AnalogyWatch: As she contemplates suicide, Charlotte Raven compares Huntington’s disease to something concocted by The Joker.
LocalWatch: Lafayette boy Kodie Chamberlain gets profiled by his hometown paper. He talks about getting ...

Swipe File: The Mask And? The Mask?

The Mask is a story who obtains a mysterious ancient tribal mask. Whenever he puts on the mask, Barnes experiences dream-like visions which become increasingly disturbing and violent. The visions begin to alter Barnes’ personality, ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 17

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 [...]

Newsarama Post 0057 (Blog@Newsarama)

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Chimpanzee Complex, The 1: Paradox

The Apollo 11 mission, which saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon, is drenched in conspiracy theories. Ranging from questions of Hollywood fakery to whether previous missions had landed before it, the suspicions of devoted conspiracy theorist know few bounds.
This concept of something fishy going on is hurled into the near future [...]

The Watchful Eye of David Levine: Interview by Gary Groth (Part Four of Six)

Levin: But with Kissinger, first of all the New York Review did not want to print that. They're fearful of things sexual. On one occasion I did a drawing of Philip Roth. In the scrap material he was wearing a turtleneck sweater. Back came word from Barbara E., why did I make him a penis?