venerdì 5 febbraio 2010

'Star Wars' Tops Toy Charts

 Licensed Star Wars toys claimed the top spot on the toy charts once again in 2009.

Thor Is an Avenger

Marvel’s latest teaser for the Avengers #1 reveals that Thor is a member of new team of Avengers.

Haiti Relief Total $178,900

DriveThruRPG has managed to raise a total $178,900 for Haitian earthquake relief.

Preview (Exclusive): The Flash 'Blackest Night' HeroClix Figure

Here's an exclusive preview of The Flash HeroClix figure from the upcoming DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game release.

Preview: The Muppet Show Comic Book (Ongoing)

Roger Langridge’s celebrated run on THE MUPPET SHOW continues with this first issue of the new ongoing series! With the theater in disarray after the events of PEG-LEG WILSON, the Muppet gang decides to take their show on the road! Is the world ready for traveling Muppet minstrels?

CBR Review: Marvel Heartbreakers, issue 1

Not everything in this comic is a masterpiece, but it's the best holiday-themed special I've read in years.

Global Freezing Strip 0065 (Blog@Newsarama)

Find out more about Global Freezing here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or at Also, check out Knights of the Dinner Table 158. My pals Don Thomas, James Burns, John McGuire and myself got to do a Heroes of the Hackleague back-up strip. Three pages of fun in one of my favorite comics! It was [...]

Preview: Jet Scott vol. 1

In the 1950s, when the world was faced with strange or anomalous threats, there was one man who was called on to set the situation right -- Jet Scott of the Office of Scientifact! Whether it was tracking down deadly Banthrax germs, uncovering the source of strange ocean creatures, or discovering the cause of spontaneously combusting pipelines in Saudi Arabia, Jet Scott was the adventurer who could get to the truth!

* Jerry Robinson is one of the best known of all the artists who have drawn Batman over the years and is often credited with creating the Joker, one of comics' greatest villains!

* Dark Horse Comics is proud to collect the Jet Scott comic strips, for the first time ever, which were originally published from 1953 to 1955 by the New York Herald Tribune!

One Fan's Opinion - Friday, Feb 5th

This week, Erik looks at the ramifications of Apple's recently-announced iPad for the worlds of both print and digital comics, and tries to put the divide between the two media into perspective.

DAMN DIRTY ZOMBIES 17: "Parallax Rebirth"

The Blackest Night shows no signs of slowing down, even as it approaches a new dawn. Recaps of all your BN tie-ins, right here!

Richard Pace May Confirm Existence Of Watchmen 2 Project

Getting people to go on the record about any possible Watchmen 2 plans is… problematic.
I ran the story two days ago after getting confirmation from a number of people that, yes, this was a plan ...

Contino leaves The Pulse; wither Comicon?

Only the other day a thread on asked Has Jen Contino left THE PULSE? noting that the prolific writer of Comicon’s Pulse newssite had been missing in action on the site, Facebook and Twitter for quite a while. An email to’s owner Rick Veitch confirmed that Contino and the Pulse had indeed parted [...]

DAMN DIRTY GODS 2: "Settle Down. Let it Happen..."

The SIEGE is in full steam ahead mode, and we have summaries of every tie-in right here for you!

End your week in a big way: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1 and #2 covers

I know, I know. We showed this cover not too long ago. But can you blame me for wanting to show it again? Especially when we have the second to show you? What, you say? The second? Yup. We figured it’d been a long week across the board, so we’d end on a high note. [...]

Geoff Johns On "Absolute Justice"

The writer behind DC Comics biggest stars brings the company's original superteam to "Smallville" tonight and shares with CBR the purpose of the Justice Society, the radness of the Star-Rocket Racer and the grand ambitions of DC Entertainment.

Newsarama Co-Presents Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS

Newsarama is co-presenting a special bi-coastal premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

TRAILER: The Last Airbender

Trailer for the upcoming movie, The Last Airbender

Jennifer Contino Leaves Comicon. Not Sure Where For. was one of the earliest big brand comic book websites, hosting both the likes of Newsarama and Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat, before both left for pastures new.
And for several years Jennifer Contino has been ...

Out of the Woods with ?Sweet Tooth?

CBR News caught up with Jeff Lemire at his home in Toronto, Canada to discuss “Sweet Tooth,” his critically acclaimed series for Vertigo Comics— and he tells us that Gus and Jepperd’s post-apocalyptic journey has just begun.

The Fiffe Files — Mark Badger Part 1

By MICHEL FIFFE for The Beat
[Editor's note: We're proud to continue running Michel Fiffe's series of interviews with some of the more  fascinating comics artists of the last few decades. This this time out: Mark Badger -- one of the most progressive comics artists who ever worked in mainstream comics.]
     I’ll admit that it took [...]

PREVIEW: "Batman" #696

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents a five page preview of "Batman" 696, written by Tony Daniel with art by Daniel and Sandu Florea. The issue arrives in stores February 17.

Smallville: Absolute Justice Full Trailer

See the Justice Society of America in full live-action glory on tonight's episode of Smallville, on the CW at 8/7 Central

The Weekly Watcher: February 5, 2010

Alexa Mendez forges her own destiny, discussing two new animated dvd's, Iron Man 2 game news, and more!


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UCLA Live Presents Neil Gaiman

The prolific creator of comics, novels, film, journalism and poetry spoke to a full house at UCLA Live's Royce Hall about his work on "Sandman," "Coraline," and more. CBR was there to get you the scoop.

Tonight to dos: Seth! Hanawalt! Wood & Cloonan!

The Secret Headquarters

Adam Baumgold Gallery


Jamie Cosley?s new strip: This Is How We Met (Blog@Newsarama)

Jamie Cosley, famed webcomic artist and writer of such hits as More Than Sparrows and Nobody Likes Tony Pony, is launching a brand-new comic strip on Valentine’s Day, but you can see samples here! “This Is How We Met” is a bizarre and yet somewhat random comic strip that centers around the life of a little [...]

Comics: Iron Man - Archrivals: Iron Man vs The Ghost (Marvel News)

Before he phases into Stark Disassembled, learn of the ghoulish Ghost's history with the Armored Avenger!

Preview: Batman

Batman at the mercy of Black Mask! While trapped in the crime lord's headquarters, The Dark Knight must find a way to escape before all of Gotham City falls prey to the Mask's lethal toxins. Guest-starring Catwoman, Penguin, Robin and the Reaper!

Comic Book Legends Revealed

What inventive use Barry Windsor-Smith get from a rejected issue of X-Men? Which member of the Howling Commandos was literally whitewashed? All this and more in this week's Comic Book Legends Revealed!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #246

Welcome to the two-hundred and forty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous two hundred and forty-five.
Comic Book Legends Revealed is part of the larger Legends Revealed series, where I look into legends about the worlds of entertainment [...]

Toys - Sideshow Makes Theirs Ms. Marvel (Marvel News)

Sideshow Collectibles immortalizes Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel, in their Premium Format Figure line! Details and images inside!

Movies: Hulk - Animation Exclusive: Planet Hulk Bugs & Soldiers (Marvel News)

Take a look at some exclusive character sketches from the "Planet Hulk" DVD/Blu–ray in stores NOW!

PREVIEW: "Batman: Brave and the Bold"

Cartoon Network has provided CBR with a trio of clips and over thirty new pics from this week's new episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," featuring Booster Gold, Firestorm, a ton of villains and three Batmen!

DC Bat-Preview Duo: BATMAN #696, BATGIRL #7

Preview a pair of bodacious bat books both premiering Feb 10, 2010 from DC Comics!

A Couple Of Joe Casey Interviews Cuttings Swept Up From The Floor

Yesterday, Joe Casey gave an illuminating interview into how comic book marketing works, regarding his recent Superman/Batman comic being an Our Worlds At War Aftermath title.
The piece suggests that “according to Casey, he wasn’t even ...

Batgirl and Robin play a risky game in BATGIRL #7

The situation is dire as Batgirl and Robin must venture into Devil’s Square in an attempt to save Batman before Roulette’s “most dangerous game” turns deadly, courtesy of writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett. BATGIRL #7 hits 2/10.

REVIEW: "Demo, vol. 2" #1

Chad Nevett reviews "Demo v.2" #1 by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan, giving the issue 4 stars and saying that, while not on par with volume 1, it's still "one of the better comics to come out this week."

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

Fox sues over pirated "Wolverine" DVDs! Google's digital-books plan hits another snag! "Absolute All-Star Superman" arriving in October? Reflecting on Milestone Comics! Plus much more!