mercoledì 17 febbraio 2010

Awww, yeah, it?s TINY TITANS time!

If there’s one book that just screams “fun,” it’s TINY TITANS. The book bristles with the pure energy and joy creators Art Balthazar and Franco pour into the book each month. This week’s issue 25 is no exception, especially with special guest writer Geoff Johns, who joins the TINY TITANS duo for a special tale [...]

Jerwa & Oeming: Return of the Fox

Brandon Jerwa and Michael Avon Oeming land on the same page to create a kung-fu kicking, Alex Toth-inspired version of the classic Red Circle vigilante the Fox in the co-feature pages of DC Comics' "The Shield" series. exclusive preview of GOD OF WAR #1 has an exclusive preview of God of War #1, written by Marv Wolfman. This is an excellent first look at Andrea Sorrentino’s moody interior art. I’m not sure where WildStorm finds artists like this - but I’m glad they do.
Check out IGN for a peek inside the first issue!



Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "DoomWar" #2 by the creative team of writer Jonathan Maberry and artist Scot Eaton with a cover by John Romita Jr. The issue hits stores March 17.


TURF will be appearing first in THE WALKING DEAD 70, with a full color preview to whet readers' appetites

Justice League: James Woods as Owlman

Newsarama talks with James Woods, the voice of Owlman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.

Advance Image Comics Solicitations, May 2010

Image has provided CBR with a first look at cover artwork and solicitation information for new comics shipping in May, including the first two issues of "Sam & Twitch: The Writer," "Shadowhawk" #1, "Image United" #5 and more

Top Cow to Exhibit at Spring Expo

Learn Animation Development from Pitch to Production at MoCCA This Thursday

A Week of JMS: Day 2 - BRAVE & THE BOLD and WORKING With DC

Our week of talks with J. Michael Straczynski continues with his DC series THE BRAVE and the BOLD in focus acquires iFanboy, a fairly new but bold player in the digital comics distribution field, has announced the acquisition of iFanboy, the popular comics news and information community. PR below:, the cutting-edge community and digital content delivery platform for comics and other forms of publishing, has acquired iFanboy, one of the leading communities, news and audio & [...]

Aphrodite IV Returns To "Witchblade"

"Witchblade" writer Ron Marz spoke with CBR News about his upcoming plans for Aphrodite IV, the green-haired android assassin that returns to Top Cow's flagship series for a three-issue arc starting is issue 134.

Best Shots Extra: UNCANNY X-MEN #521 Reviewed

David Pepose of Best Shots had mixed feelings about this issue, but says the last page is worth the price of admission

The conclusion of ?BLACKEST KNIGHT? is upon us

Writer Grant Morrison and artist Cameron Stewart conclude their epic tale, and with only months under his belt as Batman, will Dick Grayson faces perhaps the biggest threat of his life? In hopes of attaining his heart’s desire, has Dick instead unleashed a terror the likes of which the world has never seen?

Visiting BOOM! Town with Chip Mosher

ROBOT 6 spoke with marketing director Chip Mosher about BOOM! Studios' newest imprint, BOOM! Town, which will publish and market "literary comics," merchandise and selectively reissued acclaimed, out-of-print work.

MARK MILLAR Talks Origins of KICK-ASS Comic, Movie

Writer Mark Millar talks about the Kick-Ass comic and movie in conjunction with Titan Books, who are releasing the official companion book, "Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie" March 2010.

Brea and Zane Grant Will Bury You

Brea Grant, who played Daphne on "Heroes," and her brother Zane team up for their first comic book project, a zombie apocalypse set in the 1920s. CBR spoke with the writers about "We Will Bury You," which debuts today from IDW.

Kaare Andrews Draws a New ASTONISHING X-MEN

With Astonishing X-Men's relaunch comes a new artist with a unique take on the book. Hear about the plans & his other work here!

Graphic.Ly Buys iFanboy

A few months ago they were a start-up company in the North East of England, competing for grants investment fropm venture capital firms. Now they are making investments of their own.
The digital comics publishing company ...

Meta-Messages #4

This is the fourth 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 [...]

Losers pushed back to summer release (Blog@Newsarama)

It looks like the Losers are still going to be hitting audiences in 2010 — it’s just going to be some summer schooling, that’s all. MTV reports that the film adaptation of the Andy Diggle/Jock comic will be coming out in June, rather than April. This new release will pit the film directly against the Bradley [...]

Kaare Andrews Prepares To "Astonish"

The artist joins Warren Ellis for an "Astonishing X-Men" miniseries that mixes an expressive African setting with an intense scifi mystery while also preparing to share his feature film directorial debut with fans.

Archie And Austin

Fred Hembeck caught up with Terry Austin the other day. And Terry shared a few pages he’d inked for upcoming Archie comic, Archie New Series: My Father’s Betrayal.
Fred shared them with the internet. And now ...

Movies: Spider-Man - Watch Spider?Man (1994) Ep. 29 Now! (Marvel News)

Stream episodes of Spider–Man: The Animated Series right here!

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

Disney Book Group loses its U.S. publisher! A roundup of Steve Geppi lawsuits! Louisiana comic shop to close! Interviews with Azzarello, Benjamin, O'Neill and more! Plus, a glimpse behind the scenes of "Chew"!

Archie Comics First Looks: ARCHIE #606, PALS 'n' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #139 and TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #37


2010 Glyph Awards Announced (Blog@Newsarama)

The 2010 Glyph Awards have announced their nominees this year, and the competition is looking pretty awesome! Let’s see what the nominees are this year: Story of the Year - Luke Cage Noir; Mike Benson & Adam Glass, writers; Shawn Martinbrough, artist - The Original Johnson; Trevor von Eeden, writer and artist - Unknown Soldier 13-14; Joshua Dysart, writer, [...]

Tucker Manages To Read Some Comics

The Losers, Thor, Kick-Ass: Feb 17th Comic Reel

"Losers" shift release dates again! Anthony Hopkins opens up about Odin. A "Kick-Ass" featurette almost worthy of the pun. Plus, Peter Sarsgaard on "Green Lantern," "Tron Legacy" and more.

Star Trek Online Launch

Star Trek fans celebrate the launch of the Star Trek online video game and set a world record at the same time.

Guggenheim: Adapting & Expanding Stephen King's "N"

Marc Guggenheim is adapting Stephen King's "N"... again? This time, it's coming as a full mini-series, and the details are here

Fables? Mark Buckingham And Todd Klein Create ?E? Poster

Todd Klein continues his release of special prints in collaboration with some the biggest names in comics. Following on from Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, JH Williams III and Alex Ross, his next collaboration is with ...

The Authority - “Get To The Point”

One thing WS fans and reviewers alike responded to in our debut issue, Authority 18, was the pacing and the economy of space.  I was thrilled to hear it because in a book such as this that was one of the toughest challenges.
Our run is a major change of direction for both The [...]

Wizard Herd Reality Stars Around North America Like The Cattle They Are

So you sign up for a reality show. Maybe you’re an exhibitionist, maybe you reckon you might get a few media-friendly jobs out of it, maybe you’ll be able to marry a footballer or something. ...

Loviathan UPDATE 02/17/2010

Mike Cavallaro updated Loviathan.

Today@act-i-vate: Loviathan Continues! - by Mike Cavallaro 02/17/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Today@act-i-vate: Loviathan Continues!".

Avatar Plug Of The Week: Warren Ellis? Ignition City TPB

Ignition City by Warren Ellis and Gianluca Pagliarani is out in trade paperback this week, and you can tell this is a real labour of love for Warren.
A long time in the making, this is ...

Not Avatar Plug Of The Week: Chase Variant

I’ve got a new comic book out in the USA today, and in the UK tomorrow.
Comic shops stocking Chase Variant for the shelf are listed at and yes, I can’t believe the domain name ...

I, ZOMBIE Prequel

Last week I posted the cover to I, ZOMBIE issue #1 by Mike Allred here and the variant by Darwyn Cooke here.
And, if you recall, back in October we published THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN ANNUAL which included a 7 page prequel to the upcoming new series I, ZOMBIE. Well, that was a long time [...]

Gaze at Marcos Marz LAST STAND variant, and more…

Before ‘The 100-Minute War’ kicks off in THE WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates warm up the guns of war in THE LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON. What better way to warm up for the super-event than by taking a look at artist Marcos Marz’s variant for the first issue?

And, as [...]


In part three of STORMING HEAVEN, "Siege" writer Brian Michael Bendis joins CBR for page by page commentary on all the action, excitement, and carnage readers saw in issue #2 of the event mini-series.

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 47

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, [...]

DC Comics Makes First Six Brightest Day Issues Returnable

There has been a bit of fuss regarding the solicitations for DC’s new series Brightest Day. While the creative team is solid, no one is exactly sure what it’s all about. And without that knowledge, ...

LOST: The List of Jacob’s Messenger

Well, Lindelof and Cuse had teased a return of the numbers. And well…., let’s discuss it after the jump.
So, it appears some of the survivors are a bit more special than the rest. Jack (or might that be Christian or even Claire), Hurley, Sayid, Locke, Kwan (which one?) and Sawyer are one of Jacob’s very [...]

Montana family sues Geppi for $500 million

It’s been no secret over the last year that Steve Geppi, the owner of Diamond Comics Distribution, has had some money problems on his other business ventures, including Gemstone, his now-dormant publishing arm and the Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore. As we reported last year, he had a $373,000 lawsuit filed against him for money [...]

January numbers not so great

ICv@ released it’s January figures the other day — ICv2 – ‘Siege’ Tops the Charts BLACKEST NIGHT didn’t ship for Siege #1 was the top book followed by Green Lantern 50.The Walking Dead Vol. 11: Fear the Hunters topped the GN chart with a stellar estimated16,914 copies.
Other charts:
Dollar trends
Top 300 Comics
Top 100 Graphic Novels
The [...]

Gotta chart ‘em all!

The congrats on the new site (now with BLACK type!) continue to pour in, and we’re trilled by the support. So when we say we are still digging through the email and links and news tips, we mean we’re still spending a lot of time behind the scenes getting this thing up and running; two [...]

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today!

It's New Comics Day here in the United States, and CBR has over forty-five previews of titles hitting stores today from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios and more!

A Filthy Orphan by Nevs Coleman #3 ? No One is Innocent: Youngblood Totally Pwns Vertigo

No One is Innocent: Youngblood totally pwns Vertigo, Avatar, IDW, others.
Imagine this:
There you are, restocking your back issue section on a quiet day. You have your inventory set aside by publisher. A few dozen boxes ...

Wednesday Morning Runaround

CaptainAmerica602Watch: Keith Obermann takes on the Captain America 602 controversy and naturally finds it lacking.

Can you believe Liberality For All! got a mention on MSNBC?
CaptainAmerica602Watch: Chris Muir creates a… well, let’s go with interesting take ...