martedì 9 febbraio 2010

Zendikar Magic Set Biggest Ever

Magic:  The Gathering:  Zendikar was the biggest release ever in the game’s seventeen year existence.

Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--On A Series of Unrelated Notes

This week, Steve Bennett gives us a potpourri of observations and comments.

No 'Pulse' at Comicon co-owner Rick Veitch announced the departure of Jen Contino, who’d been blogging at The Pulse for eight years.

Animation Studio Shuts Down

Imagi International Holdings has shut down its animation studios in Hong Kong.

Exclusive DC Preview - TITANS #22

An era of Titans essentially ends in this issue and we have an exclusive preview before you head to your comics shop

CBR Review: Marvel Boy: The Uranian, issue 2

Felix Ruiz is the best artist to hit Marvel in recent memory, and the story isn't too shabby, either.

CBR previews THE 120 DAYS OF SIMON!

CBR's Robot 6 blog will be taking a closer look at our Swedish Invasion books this week, giving you an advance look at some of these amazing stories that we'll debut in April (though you can pre-order them now in your local shop)!

First up, a scandalous excerpt from The 120 Days of Simon by Swedish cartoonist/rapper Simon Gärdenfors! The scene begins on Day 2 of the trip, with Simon meeting his second volunteer host. But she's awfully young... And you won't believe what they get up to in the day care center where she works! CLICK HERE to find out!

CBR Review: Strange, issue 4

That was a strange ending. No pun intended.

Scenes from a Box of Comics: Part the First

It's been quite a while, but it's time once again for the world's most behind-the-times comics reviews! We'll start with a couple of reviews that had been sitting in the "Drafts" folder for a few months, and then launch into some reviews that are considerably more up-to-date-- but not too up-to-date. I have a reputation [...]

Preview: Possessions vol. 1: Unclean Getaways

Meet Gurgazon the Unclean, the cuddliest little pit demon ever trapped in the Llewellyn-Vane House for Captured Spirits and Ghostly Curiosities! This pit demon may look just like a cute little 5-year old girl, but it isn't interested in playing checkers with other ghosts. The Gurgazon is determined to escape! Will the house contain it? Or will the world of peace and friendly bunnies come to an end as the Gurgazon exacts its revenge?

NY Comic Book Marketplace Brings Comics to the Armory Feb. 27


What's upcoming in "X-Men: Second Coming," and how will the Heroic Age affect heroes wearing the "X?" Join editors Nick Lowe and Jeanine Schaefer for the answers and check out some exclusive art while you're here!

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The: Volume 3 ? Century #1 (1910)

If Black Dossier had you fearing that Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen might be coming off the boil, Century: 1910 will set your mind at ease.
The first of three books spanning the fictional agents’ adventures in the 20th century – though Black Dossier falls into this camp too, of course – [...]

Art Attack: Cap’s Last Supper

Apropos of nothing — except why need a reason? Via Kevin Melrose and Ben Morse, who talks about artist Joe Simon here.

First look: Brian Wood covers

The reviews and features just keep coming. Here are a few highlights that you may have missed:
USA WEEKEND features an interview with Brian about all his monthly titles.
G4 TV/Fresh Ink reviews DEMO #1
And COMICS ALLIANCE and CBR feature interviews with Brian about DMZ 50.
And now, here’s an exclusive first look at some upcoming covers:
DMZ [...]

Iron Man 2: The Video Game to Feature Music by Heavy Metal Stars Lamb of God

Preview: Adventure Comics


Arriving 2/10/10

PREVIEW: "Adventure Comics" #7

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 5-page preview of "Adventure Comics" #7, written by Tony Bedard with art by Travis Moore and covers by Francis Manapul. The issue hits stores the Wednesday, February 10.

Millar's "Nemeis" Benefit Auction Launches

Exclusive Image Preview (Plus): COLT NOBLE & the MEGALORDS

We've got an exclusive preview of COLT NOBLE & the MEGALORDS one-shot, plus previews of the new HAUNT & PHONOGRAM 2

So Super Duper! Page 105! Major 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!

Wood's "DMZ" Turns 50

Series creator and writer Brian Wood takes CBR News through the creative process behind the stories in "DMZ's" milestone issue 50, featuring a veritable Who's-Who of artistic talent while giving fans a preview of things to come.

Casey, Syaf continue their SUPERMAN/BATMAN hot streak

The secret identity of a certain shape-shifting Durlan is revealed in this issue, courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artist Ardian Syaf.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN 69 hits 2/10.

Name Nemesis ? The Mark Millar Auction Kicks Up A Gear

The auction to name the hero character in Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s upcopming Marvel comic book Nemesis went for $8400, helping to fund Mark Millar’s brother’s attemps to buy a bus for disabled children.
Well ...

Second "Secret Avengers" Teaser Released

Marvel has released a second teaser image for Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato's upcoming "Secret Avengers" title, presenting the character in silhouetted form with the phrase "I strive for redemption" as the only clue to their identity.

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for May, 2010

Dark Horse has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in May, 2010 including the latest issue of "Buffy: Season 8, "The Guild" #3, NYT best-selling author Janet Evanovich's first graphic novel and more!

Christopher Nolan to oversee Superman reboot AND write Batman (Blog@Newsarama)

According to, Warner Bros. has tapped Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan to have a sort of hands-on/godfather role in the upcoming Superman reboot to “ensure The Man Of Steel gets off the ground”. There is doubt he would direct both the reboot and the next Batman flick, but knowing Nolan’s eye [...]

Pacificor buys Terminator rights (Blog@Newsarama)

Looks like the Terminator is unstoppable — even as it’s pushed away Sony and Lionsgate. io9 has a great article up about the hedge fund Pacificor snagging the rights for the Terminator franchise away from heavyweights like Sony and Lionsgate. What’s particularly interesting is that the current rightsholders, Halycon, has previously sued Pacificor for extortion — they [...]

Movies: X-Men - Watch '90s X?Men Animated Ep. 42 for Free (Marvel News)

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

Movies - Animation Exclusive: SHS Team Toxic (Marvel News)

Get an exclusive look at Team Toxic's premiere on the Super Hero Squad Show!

When in Rome: Italian Artist Sara Pichelli on X-MEN: PIXIE

The Rome (Italy) based artist was found during "Chesterquest". We speak with the artist of X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK

Christopher Nolan To Head "Superman" Reboot?

Word is out that the "Dark Knight" director has been tapped to oversee the Man of Steel's next foray into film as well as the fact that a third Batman picture is already in the works at Warner Brothers.

Cheryl Hines Saves the World on "Superhero Squad"

The voice behind Galactus' herald Stardust spoke with CBR about the animated show's upcoming season finale, the complexities of voiceover work and her thoughts on another season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Tim Robbins joins Green Lantern cast (Blog@Newsarama)

Wait a minute — Hector Hammond’s DAD appears in the Green Lantern movie? According to the Heat Vision Blog, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, with Tim Robbins playing the role of Senator Hammond, Hector’s disapproving father. Does this feel a little bit like overkill to you? Like, one of those reactions to Anthony Hopkins joining the [...]

Green Lantern, Deadpool, Robocop: Feb 9th Comic Reel

Tim Robbins joins the "Green Lantern" cast! "Deadpool" writers talk working with Ryan Reynolds. "Robocop" may have a chance of 3D reboot. Also TV actors audition for "Captain America," and more.

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

Dark Horse's "Troublemaker!" to get 100,000-copy first printing! Imagi shuts down animation studio! IDW to collect original run of "Fallen Angel"! Another look at Wizard World expansions! Plus much more!

Chris Nolan To Reboot New Superman Movie

Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming are reporting that Warner Bros is about to announce its Superman movie plans – and they’re giving them to Batman Begins/Dark Knight’s Chris Nolan to mentor. While he won’t make ...

WildStorm is proud to present the long-lost story “Mysterius and the Missing Diva”

From the introduction to the MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE trade paperback:
WildStorm is pleased to present MYSTERIUS AND THE MISSING DIVA, previously available only to those few whose grandparents had the good taste to subscribe to the pulp magazine Diabolic Tales. Our copy was incomplete due to a poorly maintained slate roof, but we believe the three [...]

Marvel Hotline: Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry discusses DOOMWAR #1, on sale February 17th, 2010, in this episode of Marvel Hotline!


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Cartoonist Kochalka Brings Crude Humor to Superheroics

James Kochalka's Superf*ckers brings his irreverent humor to superheroics this May from Top Shelf

DC Preview - JSA ALL-STARS #3

The new Justice Society off-shoot team gears up for their 3rd adventure and DC is previewing some pages

‘Constellations’ continues in JSA ALL STARS #3

Writer Matthew Sturges and artist Freddie E. Williams II lift the curtain on this issue, as the All-Stars are on the trail of the villains who’ve kidnapped one of their own while internal turmoil creates drama in the ranks. And after what went down in the JSA ANNUAL this month, can Magog have much time [...]

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review team looked at more than twenty new releases including "Siege" #2, "Criminal: The Sinners" #4, "Blackest Night: Wonder Woman" #3, and a rare 4.5 star review for "Scalped" 34.

Wizard World Mars announced

Wow, this is big news! Everyone was wondering when the Wizard World tour would leave the continent, but Gareb Shamus has done everyone one better by announcing that the Helium Super-Card Mini-Con will henceforth be known as the Mars Comic Con Wizard World Interplanetary convention. While everyone is bound to be excited by a show [...]

Erik Larsen on the iPad

The Image founder lays down somecommon sense:

The thing is–the comic book industry has seen this wave coming toward us for years and has known it was coming for years and has been absolutely baffled as to how to deal with it. Creators and publishers want to make a living, after all–and thus far most of [...]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 2/9/2009

§ WHAT IS KING? CONTENT? or FREE? While the debate rages, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

§ Benjamin Marra’s Traditional Comics has a trailer. We’re sold. [Via Nick Gazin]
§ At the NY Times, George Gene Gustines looks at sales of the most mainstream comics of all with the TWILIGHT manga, WATCHMEN [...]

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? - Episode 29 (Blog@Newsarama)

(Click the image above for a larger version of the strip.) WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 29: “Feeling the Heat” I was glad for an opportunity to shift the scene after the long mini-arc of “Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil….” Pastor still remains an enigmatic phantom to the Thrill-Seekers at this point, but [...]

Tuesday Runaround ? Diamond Down, Robbins Up, Love And Commerce In The Air

FilmWatch: Tim Robbins has been cast as Senator Hammond, Hal Jordan’s father in Green Lantern. Robbins’ previous comic-based film? Yes, that would be Howard The Duck.
DiamondWatch: Diamond Comics Distributor’s website went down yesterday, and a ...

Time to Burn Your Retinas, People!

Mike Sterling, of the always entertaining Progressive Ruin, has made the move from Blogger to WordPress and now has a new design for his site. It is really, really bright white.
I mention this only because, hey, it's an excuse to link to a fun comic book site, so why not, right?

Thoughts on the Latest Addition to Wizard's Family of Comic Cons

Don MacPherson has an interesting editorial up about the news that Wizard has purchased another convention to add to the 10 cons they already had in their Wizard World family of conventions.
Do you agree with Don's reservations?

Simpsons Classic Character #5: Comic Book Guy

Dark Horse is taking the Simpsons -- one of the modern eras most
iconic, if dysfunctional families -- and giving them our unique
Syroco-style treatment. We are excited to present the fifth release
of the group -- Comic Book Guy, the owner of The Androids Dungeon
& Baseball Card Shop.