giovedì 25 febbraio 2010

Bats Beats Supes

And in the second record sale of a key high quality Golden Age book this week, a CGC 8.0 copy of Detective 27, the first appearance of Batman, has sold for $1,075,500.

Doctor Who Premieres April 17th

BBC America has announced that the fifth season of Doctor Who will premiere in the U.S. on April 17th.


Preview Invincible Iron Man 24 and Mighty Avengers 34, in stores Mar 3, 2010


Preview Fall of the Hulks: Savage She-Hulk #1 and Girl Comics #1, in stores Mar 3, 2010

Power Out UPDATE 02/26/2010

Nathan Schreiber updated Power Out.

Army Launches 2nd Issue of America's Army - The Graphic Novel

IDW Launches Star Trek Movie Adaptation Comic

Christian Beranek?s Life of High Adventure #18: Lead Pipe Entertainment launches YouTube channel (Blog@Newsarama)

Your favorite CB runs Lead Pipe Entertainment, a production company that is working on projects for Disney, PopCult and other luminaries. In addition to creating content via comics, books and movies, Lead Pipe is launching a new YouTube channel with original videos. It will feature reality and sketch comedy shows run in 7 - 10 [...]

CBR Review: Ultimate Enemy, issue 2

Halfway through the mini-series, "Ultimate Enemy" needs to pick up the pace.

Coming Soon from Stan Lee Comics...

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Nihilarity UPDATE 02/25/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.

Review: Tim Burton?s Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Those of you unfortunate enough to experience the musicals Mamma Mia or We Will Rock You will be accustomed to the practice of forcing random song lyrics into a narrative. If not, the line “We’re ...

What I bought - 24 February 2010

One need only admit that public tranquility is in danger and any action finds a justification. (Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace)

Batman and Robin #9 ("Blackest Knight Part Three: Broken") by Grant "You'd read a Knight and Squire series if [...]

Discussing Comic-Con International's Future

With talk swirling over whether it will remain in San Diego, Comic-Con International's David Glanzer discussed which cities are in the running, the issues at stake and why no decision has been made yet.

Exclusive Marvel Preview - PRELUDE TO DEADPOOL CORPS #1

Lady Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool, and Deadpool himself get ready to gather, and we have an exclusive preview

Kudos to Radical Publishing!

In a time when people tend to take issue with how many comic book companies handle controversy, our hats are off to the quick and decisive manner in which Radical Publishing has handled the controversy around Nick Simmons' Incarnate (and the recent claims of plagiarism on his part).
From that above Robot 6 link, Radical [...]

Wanna see Gary Frank’s variant cover to SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #5?

Sounds like a plan to me, folks. Here it is, masterfully presented by Mr. Frank, who continues to amaze fans with his rendition of the Man of Steel in SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN.


Preview: Lenore: Wedgies

Return to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the cute little dead girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this second installment, beautifully and painstakingly recolor by Roman Dirge himself.

Peter David's "X-Factor:" Earth Moving, Star Shattering

The writer behind Marvel's mutant mystery serial, "X-Factor," reflects on the game-changing relationship between Shatterstar and Rictor and how it affected fans of the pair as well as his story.


Brian Wood had a big February at Vertigo, and we learn of his upcoming plans in our extensive talk with him.

Greg Berlanti To Direct THE FLASH?

IESB is reporting that Greg Berlanti, director of Broken Hearts Club and the upcoming Life As We Know It is the leading contender to run the movie adaptation of The Flash. Berlanti has already written ...



We've got some moving and a shaking going on up top as competitors in the Zuda February 2010 Competition vie for the top spot. Check it out!

Monsterplex -- Current Rank: 1 -- UP 1

Island, Alone -- Current Rank: 2 -- DOWN 1

Sci-fi Drive-by -- Current Rank: 3

Aliens vs. Ninja vs. Samurai -- Current Rank: 4

Fulcrum -- Current Rank: 5

Gelgun -- Current Rank: 6

Techno Insecto -- Current Rank: 7

Divided by Seven -- Current Rank: 8

New Morning -- Current Rank: 9

Hawkrider -- Current Rank: 10

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS - Vanessa Marshall Talks Wonder Woman

We talk with Vanessa Marshall about the power of Wonder Woman and the influence of underoos from the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE L.A. premiere


The Best Shots team has a whole bunch of pellet reviews covering many major releases on the week


Larry Hama continues his original & ground-breaking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the VERY NEXT ISSUE, 15 years later

Exclusive: Detective Comics #27 Breaks One Million Dollars ? New Most Expensive Comic Book Ever

That’s how much a copy of Detective Comics 27 just sold for, in a phone bid, at Heritage Auctions.
Bleeding Cool covered the planned auction of this comic featuring the first appearance of Batman, a few ...

Detective #27 goes for OVER $1 million

Rich Johnston has the exclusive news that this week’s record comics sale of $1 million has already been broken by a copy of Detective 27 which sold for $1,075,500. That issues, of course,reprints the first appearance of Batman. The Caped Crusader is topping the Man of Steel yet again.
Johnston observes:
What’s remarkable is [...]

The Buy Pile - Thursday, Feb 25th

Heroic efforts by William Gravel, Deadpool, Layla Miller, two old lovers and a mountain of comic book facts simply aren't enough to save this week from Thundercracker and Sinestro, the harbingers of The Great Sadness.

Archaia Returns to "Fraggle Rock"

Creators Heather White, Jeffery Brown and Katie Cook all dance their cares away and leave their worries for another day with CBR News as they discuss their involvement with Archaia's newest ongoing series, "Fraggle Rock."


Ronald Moore & David Eick and castmembers of ScyFy's new Battlestar Galactica sequel will be at Paley in March


Uncanny X-Men writer Matt Fraction discusses the return of Kitty, the exit of Hank, and the coming of Second Coming

Wild Storm Rising?

I’m told that yesterday evening a number of Wildstorm people were taken out for Big Meaningful Talks About The Future by members of The High Five and associates.
This could mean anything of course. The elevation ...

Image appears exclusively at ComicsPRO

With convention season revving up, retailer meeting season is also gathering steam. First up: the annual ComicsPRO meeting, this year in Memphis, TN, on March 24-27th. ComicsPRO is a trade organization for comic book retailers. This year, it was just announced, Image Comics will be making its only retailer show appearance at ComicsPRO with a [...]

So Super Duper! Page 109! Spying on some 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!

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 33 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 33: “Inside Scoop” The night before I posted it, I completely redid the first panel of this strip. I came over to my fiance’s for dinner that night, and as she was preparing a lovely repast, I was furiously drawing a new panel on a scrap of copy [...]

Foglio on His Award-Winning "Genius"

Phil Foglio, the artist and co-writer of the Hugo Award-winning "Girl Genius," spoke with CBR about being halfway through the epic steampunk story and gives the acceptance speech he would have delivered at Worldcon.

Aspen 3-View: SOULFIRE: NWO #5, SOULFIRE #2, DELLEC #2

Take a look at two Aspen (Soulfire) issues out this week and one from next (Dellec)

Dark Horse Preview: Janet Evanovich's TROUBLEMAKER BOOK 1

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich brings her BARNABY series to comics via Dark Horse, and here is a preview of the June title

Swipe File: Elephantmen Vs The Spirit

Not a traditional swipe file this one. No lightboxes, no panel comparisons, nothing like that. More an… editorial similarity.


Cover by LADRÖNN

Co-feature written by Dennis O’Neil
Co-feature art by ...

Help out the Boom Effect this weekend (Blog@Newsarama)

Mike Luoma has sent an email our way about a charity auction this weekend for the Boom Effect! The Boom Effect, for those who don’t know, is a site that raises funds for the Morris family. Tee Morris (also known as Sonic Boom), described as one of the “founding fathers” of podcasters, is currently raising his [...]

Editor Rachel Gluckstern unveils a jaw-drapping SHIELD image

Check it out, DC Nation! Rising star Marco Rudy summoned up his inner Steranko and channeled it all into this fantastic double-page spread for the Shield #7. Awesomely inked by the Mighty Mick Gray and beautifully colored by the amazing Art Lyon, the powerful scene that the excellent Eric Trautmann wrote has been [...]

"Iron Man 2" Costumes, Props to be Auctioned at C2E2

Marvel Studios will be auctioning off costumes and props from "Iron Man 2" during a special event to be held on April 16 - 18 at Chicago's C2E2 show. Those unable to attend will still be able to bid via eBay.

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Image United" #0

Robert Kirkman offers CBR readers a behind-the-scenes look at the special "Image United" prelude story while "G-Man" creator Chris Giarrusso talks about his back up strip featured in the issue, "Image Untied."


We talk to writer Steve Niles about The Spectre, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, video games and upcoming teases.

DC Lantern Ring to take up 9th finger

A new retailer incentive ring, this one the elusive White Lantern, and this one lights up. “Lighty, brighty” — Rich J., you are really on to something!

Thor: Tales of Asgard concept art online (Blog@Newsarama)

As reported on MTV’s Splashpage, among other places, animation artist Phil Bourassa posted some character designs for Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Tales of Asgard direct-to-video movie to his DeviantArt page yesterday. Bourassa, who worked on the recent Planet Hulk and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths movies, posted several designs (plus commentary) to the site, making [...]

CBR Review: Blackest Night, issue 7

The White Lantern is revealed here. All will be well.

Cousin Corinne's Reminder Featuring Comix Block - by Dean Haspiel 02/25/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Cousin Corinne's Reminder Featuring Comix Block".

REVIEW: "Blackest Night" #7

Doug Zawisza reviews Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' "Blackest Night" #7, giving it 4 stars saying "Johns set out to make this story different...and change the DC Universe. With one issue to go, it's safe to say he has accomplished this."

Exclusive Marvel Preview - DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #895

Deadpool teams up with It! The Living Colossus. Need we say more? Check out this exclusive preview

Goyer To Create Film Based On John Byrne?s Superman, Byrne Hasn?t Heard A Thing, Mark Millar Gets Involved

The Latino Review reports, in an article partially confirmed by Variety, that Batman Begins writer David Goyer is writing a new Superman treatment, entitled Man Of Steel. And the source, Pinche Taco, also states it’s ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 55

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 [...]

Swipe File: Nick Simmons vs Bleach ? Radical Comics Respond

Rock musician Nick Simmons has been writing and drawing the comic Incarnate for Radical Comics. But some people have seen a few similarities between that book and the successful manga series, Bleach.
Here are a couple ...

Love & Zombies UPDATE 02/25/2010

Ryan Roman updated Love & Zombies.