lunedì 22 febbraio 2010

Marvel Hotline: Daniel Ketchum

Editor Daniel Ketchum discusses BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY! #1, on sale March 10, 2010.


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PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics New Ultimates" #1

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents a preview of Jeph Loeb and Frank Cho's debut issue of "Ultimate Comics New Ultimates." The issue will hit stores on Wednesday, March 3.

Preview: Ultimate Comics New Ultimates

If only a few super heroes survived the Ultimatum -- who is left to become the next super powered team to be reckoned with? The NEW Ultimates! With Thor gone, Loki takes his revenge unleashing the worst of Asgard on Earth. Iron Man must gather the heroes for their biggest Ultimates adventure yet. But who has made the final cut? And who can’t be trusted? The Ultimates face evil once again and you’ll never guess the new enemies they’ll find…or should we say old friends? Superstar creators, JEPH LOEB and FRANK CHO (in his Ultimate Comics debut!) bring you the new face of the Ultimate line in NEW ULTIMATES: THOR REBORN! Parental Advisory

Exclusive DC Preview: TEEN TITANS #80

Static, Holocaust, explosions, fire, and lots of fighting in this issue of Teen Titans, on sale Feb 24, 2010

Go Back to YEAR ONE With GREEN HORNET, Wagner, & Campbell

While Kevin Smith tells the current stories of Green Hornet, Matt Wagner and Aaron Campbell go back to the beginning

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Transformers" #4

Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Transformers" #4 by Mike Costa and Don Figueroa. The issue, which reveals the fate of Thundercracker, hits stores this Wednesday, February 24.

Best Shots Reviews: GREEN LANTERN, MARVELS, Tons More!

The Best Shots crew is back with a gigantic variety of reviews of comics from last week.

Inflation strikes again! OR, The Recession is officially over! (Blog@Newsarama)

Sorry, no one ever accused me of being an economics scholar. Almost a year to the day after I shared an article with you about a copy of Action Comics #1 finding its way to the auction block, another one just got picked up for WAY MORE. *shocked expression* I guess someone just got their tax [...]

Bruce Timm Watches Over a "Crisis on Two Earths"

Groundbreaking animation producer Bruce Timm spoke with CBR about his thoughts on how "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" morphed (and how it didn't) from its original concept based and more.

Preview: The Guild

Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics, courtesy of series creator, writer, and star Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)!

Chronicling the hilarious on- and offline lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this three-issue miniseries. In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd's life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates. This storyline fills in details never before revealed on the web show, making it a delightful new chapter for existing fans as well as a perfect jumping-on point for new fans!

* The Guild is "perhaps the smartest (and definitely the funniest) webisodic series of the year."
-The Los Angeles Times

* The web series is the winner of three 2009 Streamy Awards: Best Comedy Web Series, Best Ensemble, and Best Actress for Felicia Day.

* See the web series at

*Go to MySpace Dark Horse Presents to read The Guild story in Issue 27!

The Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics!

Fight! Don Murphy vs Kevin O’Neill

In the Kevin O’Neill interview we linked to earlier, he made reference to the troubles surrounding LOEG: Black Dossier, which nearly didn’t get published by DC and arrived without a planned flexidisk due to legal concerns. According to O’Neill, even after the book had been vetted by DC’s lawyers, second thoughts arose:

And then all the [...]

She Has No Head! - Ten Women Of Fables

Fables is one of those million dollar ideas that you really really wish you’d thought of first (I know I do).  A concept so unique and rife with great stories waiting to be told that it almost feels like it can write itself.  Of course it doesn’t write itself…and in fact it’s thanks to Bill [...]

?Man of Valor? continues in SUPERMAN #697

Writer James Robinson teams with guest artist Bernard Chang to continue ‘Man of Valor,’ as the Legion of Super-Heroes members in the 21st century reveal themselves to Mon-El. What will the Man of Valor due with the knowledge the heroes impart?
SUPERMAN 697 hits 2/24.

James Sturm Heads to the "Market"

Sturm spoke with CBR about his latest Drawn & Quartery project, a graphic novel titled "Market Day," originally conceived as a childrens book before evolving into a story exploring the relationship between art and commerce.


HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE WITH THE SPECIAL 200th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF VERONICA! Veronica has traveled everywhere - Paris, New York, Rome, London... even the moon! Now, 200 issues later, what better way for everyone's favorite wealthy comic...

REVIEW: "Marvels: Eye of the Camera" #6

Greg McElhatton reviews Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern and Jay Anacleto's "Marvels: Eye of the Camera" #6 and gives it 4 stars, calling the issue "a strong conclusion to both this mini-series and 'Marvels' in general."

Arriving 2/24/2010


Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive 6-page preview of Felicia Day's "The Guild" #1, written by Day with art by Jim Rugg and covers by Cary Nord and Georges Jeanty. Issue #1 hits stores March 24.

Exclusive IDW Preview: SONG OF SAYA #1

The Japanese video game comes to comics, courtesy of IDW Publishing. Preview the adventure of Josh and Saya here


Dynamite Entertainment Titles On Sale February 24, 2010

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR brings you previews of "Black Terror" #8, "Buck Rogers" #9, "Project Superpowers Chapter 2" #7, and "Robocop" #2, all on sale this Wednesday.

Preview: Robocop

Dynamite’s Robocop series is the only sequel to the smash film any fan will ever need! Written with reverence and pure appreciation for the original film, Dynamite’s Robocop – under the writing hand of Rob Williams and artist Fabiano Neves – pulls no punches and spares no criminal! This is the Robocop you’ve been waiting for! This issue: OCP has unleashed the biggest and baddest ED-209 yet, one that even Robocop is gonna have a hard time putting down…. Suggested for mature readers.

Also available: “Spot Color” limited edition cover

Comic Critics #106!

Here is the latest installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first hundred and five strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.

Let us know what you think, either here [...]

Look! It Moves! #36: Filmmaking Is An Altered State

While typing with the BAFTA Awards in the background, I’m given to thinking about the exalted position Movies still hold, even as the medium and industry are in danger of becoming socially irrelevant due to ...

Wizard adds Nashville to tour

Another day, another press release — bring the Wizard/Shamus/Comic-Con slate to 12 shows. This time it’s a show in Nashville, TN, the new Nashville Comic Con Wizard World Convention, acquired from Marc Ballard’s Comic & Horror Festival . Ballard is also the owner of the Cincinnati show which recently joined the Wizard World [...]

Christian Beranek?s Life of High Adventure #17: Interview with filmmaker and comic artist Doug Lefler (Blog@Newsarama)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Life of High Adventure. This time around we interview Doug Lefler, a storyboard artist and director who has recently made the jump into comics with his new project Seven Extraordinary Things. Christian Beranek: You’ve had success as a director and storyboard artist in film and tv. What was [...]

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 02/22/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale February 24, 2010

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale February 24, including "28 Days Later" #7, "Irredeemable" #7, "Wall-E" #3, and more!

JANUARY '10 Comichron Report: 2010 Starts with 2% Bump

Comichron analyzes January 2010 Direct Market comic book sales and makes historical comparisons

INKWELL AWARDS to Be Live at New England Comic-Con

The Inkwell Awards will be presented live at New England Comic-Con this year. Details inside

The First Million Dollar Comic Book

The boys at GeekChicDaily were going gaga today of the likelihood of a copy of Detective Comics 27 going for a record breaking auction price of $300,000 later in the month. But while they were ...

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

San Diego tries to tempt Comic-Con to stay! More reactions to DC's new executive team! A report from Long Beach's first Comic Expo! Comic-book piracy! The mid-life crises of legendary artists! Plus more!

Green Lantern, Captain America, Tintin: Feb 22nd Comic Reel

Geoff Johns sees Sinestro's shadow on the set of "Green Lantern!" Could a "Captain America" casting rumor be right on the money? Spielberg talks "Tintin." Also, "Justice League" and more.

Jim Lee Covers "American Vampire"

DC's newly minted Co-Publisher pushes forward with his artistic endeavors providing a brand new variant for the March-debuting Vertigo series by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque.

Don Murphy Responds To Kevin O?Neill

Don Murphy is a movie producer, with films such as  Natural Born Killers, Apt Pupil, From Hell, LXG and Transformers under his belt, with Deadman, Grant Morrison’s WE3, Splice and Neil Gaiman’s directoral debut on ...

Jim Lee?s Variant Cover To Stephen King (And Scott Snyder?s) American Vampire

DC Comics’s Vertigo imprint have released the previouisly-unannounced Jim Lee cover to American Vampire, half written by Stephen King, half by Scott Synder, and all drawn by Rafael Alberquerque.
That should give the Final Cut-Off orders ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 52

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, [...]

Preview: Wall-E

Set before the events of the blockbuster feature film, we learn how the unlikely duo of a robot and a cockroach became fast friends! You won’t want to miss an issue of this new ongoing series based on the smash-hit film from BOOM Kids!

Wizard Makes It A Dozen ? Nashville Comic Con And On

Garev Shamus has bought the ten year old Nashville Comic & Horror Festival and has renamed it Nashville Comic Con Wizard World Convention for later this year.
This marks the twelth announced Wizard World branded Comic ...

Do you have a certain Zatanna in your life? How about a Harley Quinn? (Blog@Newsarama)

[art by Dustin Nguyen] Over at the Daily DC tumblr, there’s an interesting little note about comparing the numerous women in Batman’s life to the ladies you might have in yours. Examples - Zatanna: The life long friend who other people think you should date, but you two know better than to get involved. Sure, a kiss every [...]

Tom Mandrake guests on art in Victorian Undead #4

Issue #4 kicks off the second half of Victorian Undead with one hell of a bang. Bitter enemies over their entire careers, the consulting detective and his arch-nemesis fight to the death at the top of Riechenbach Falls. Who better to illustrate Holmes’ and Moriarty’s “final” battle than Tom Mandrake? His pencils positively drip with [...]

Exclusive DHC Preview: BUFFY SEASON 8 #33 "Twilight Pt 2"

Enjoy this exclusive preview of the next chapter of "Twilight" as the big band stands revealed to Buffy & her friends

LEGENDARY TALESPINNERS #1 "Director's Commentary"

Join writer James Kuhoric as he reveals the behind-the-scenes look at the first issue of Dynamite's new series

Speculator Corner ? What?s Hot To Trot?

This is a dangerous game. Looking at just published or just-about-to-be published books and making predictions for the speculator market as to what comics will go up in value. And which won’t. If anyone starts ...

Those Cry For Justice Double Page Spreads

DC’s The Source blog just put up a preview of this week’s issue of Justice League: Cry For Justice #7. But in doing so, cruelly split up two double page spreads…  well, here they are ...

AMERICAN VAMPIRE variant cover #1 by Jim Lee

Today, I’m ecstatic to reveal the variant cover of AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1. Not only is the story going to keep you captivated, so are all the covers. This is the first variant as the next 4 issues will also have variant covers by some of the top names in the industry.
I asked Jim Lee about [...]

Start your week with some pages from the end of CRY FOR JUSTICE

It ends now. If you thought the fifth and sixth issues of this action-packed mini-series left you surprised, you haven’t seen anything yet. Don’t flip to the last page, but be ready for your jaws to hit the floor, courtesy of James Robinson and artist Mauro Cascioli.

MoCCA Adult Education Resumes with Claremont, DeFalco, and O'Neill Master Classes

Tony Bedard Gets Green Light

CBR News checked in with Tony Bedard about his new assignment as writer of “Green Lantern Corps” and found that not only is he a long-time fan of Green Lantern character but he believes that there is no higher honor than serving in the GLC.

How DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee Saved The Black Dossier

Kevin O’Neill has given an extensive interview to Douglas Wolk at  The Comics Journal about his career. During which he talks about the issues with DC Comics and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen that led ...

Old Comics alert: Atomic Surgery

Atomic Surgery is another one of those blogs which posts crazy old comics stories; we haven’t previously linked to it but a story called We Were 20th Century Cavemen! (1959) provides a fine opportunity to do so, and reminds us of a time when pages and pages of people in torn clothing fighting prehistoric creatures [...]

Things to do in Brussels: Moomin exhibit

Comics historian and publisher Paul Gravett writes to alert us to a Belgian exhibit of art by Tove Jannson:

Popularised around the world through comic strips, the Moomin series is above all a rich and sensitive body of comic strip work, created by Tove Jansson (1914-2001), an essential Finnish illustrator and author. Initially published as [...]

Foreign MAD

On his blog, cartoonist Sam Henderson looks at some foreign editions of MAD Magazine. Some things do translate and a finger is one of them.

Stan Lee is doing something…still

J.K. Parkin and Rich Johnston analyze a new mystery ad campgin for some Sta Lee project with a simple black “Stan’s back!’ motto. Jesus, how many projects can one 87-year-old man have? He’s been pacting with Archie, POW!, Marvel, Viz and probably your cousin Mabel recently.
In his investigation, Johnston goes so far as to [...]

Monday Runaround ? Mark Millar?s Next Movie, Mark Strong?s Past TV

MillarWatch: Just in case you thought @Not_Mark_Millar was an exaggeration, Mark Millar tells us his latest plans with Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn.
VAUGHN AND I JUST DECIDED ON OUR NEW MOVIE. Details to follow. Am doing ...