lunedì 8 marzo 2010

Comic Critics #108!

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 seven 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 [...]

NPH in 'Smurfs' Movie

Neil Patrick Harris has signed on for the key live-action role in the upcoming The Smurfs movie.

Pricing Glitch Puts GNs at the Top of Amazon's List

Over the weekend graphic novels suddenly moved en masse to the top of’s list of bestselling titles.

'Black Thursday' at Borders (Again)

The financially-troubled Borders bookstore chain instituted a second round of layoffs in 2010 last week.

Marvel Preps 4th 'Avengers' Title

Marvel has begun to release information on a fourth post-SIEGE Avengers title, Avengers Academy.

Home sweet, Homer

Sorry about that kids, but computer problems and travel plans conspired to silence The Beat. We’re back on the trail and have a few stories brewing that will blow your little minds.


Global Freezing Strip 0078 (Blog@Newsarama)

Find out more about Global Freezing here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or at

CBR Review: Robot 13, issue 3

Robots, gods, and monsters. What more could you ask for?

Fantagraphics To Launch Manga Line

Fantagraphics, publishers of the likes of Love And Rockets, Hate and Eightball, are launching a new manga line, starting with a short story anthology A Drunken Dream by Moto Hagio in December. Hagio is described as “the most ...

Lying In The Gutters ? March 8th 2009

Top Ten Most Read Posts This Week:
1. Matchstick Middle Earth Not only that, this link to a matchstick museum showing a matchstick rendition of one of the locations in Lord Of The Rings, has become ...

JMS a Mighty "Get" for DC Comics

The announcement that J. Michael Straczynski will be taking over both Superman AND Wonder Woman's ongoing titles is definitely exciting news for DC Comics.
JMS is one of the most acclaimed and popular comic book writers working in the comic book industry today, so with his addition to their writing stable, if you look at the [...]

CBR Review: Detective Comics , issue 682

The second part of “Cutter” is mostly filler with good art, while the Question second feature is a lot of fun.

CBR POLL: What Do You Think of the New "Iron Man 2" Trailer

Marvel Entertainment unveiled the new "Iron Man2" trailer last night, and CBR wants to know what you think of it! Whether you love it or hate it, vote in our poll and let us know!

Marvel Hotline: Duane Swiercyznski

Writer Duane Swiercyznski discusses CABLE 24, on sale March 10, 2010


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Immonen Summons Her "Heralds"

This June in the five issue weekly miniseries "Heralds," an all-star team of heroes must protect Earth from one of Galactus' resurrected and rampaging Heralds. We spoke with writer Kathryn Immonen about the project.

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- Arata: The Legend volume 1

I found Arata: The Legend to be an entertaining fantasy tale that allowed creator Yuu Watase to thoughtfully defy the conventional wisdom that shojo and shonen are distinct categories of Japanese comics.

The plot of Arata is both simple and engaging -- two teenage boys from different worlds, both named Arata, switch places and are forced [...]

Rank Update

NO CHANGES! in the March 2010 competition rank:

Will this month be just like last?!?!?!

That's all up to YOU!

Best Shots Comic Reviews: GIRL COMICS, GIRL COMICS, more

The Best Shots team has a bunch of reviews for you, including two very different takes on Girl Comics

DHC BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Teaser: "I think they're..."

The earth will shake when these two "titans come together" as is teased in this image from Dark Horse

Preview: FCBD: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom/Magnus, Robot Fighter

The dawn of a new age of superhero excitement begins on Free Comic Book Day 2010, as Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the return of two of the most legendary characters in the annals of comics—Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Magnus, Robot Fighter—reimagined for the twenty-first century by another comics legend, writer Jim Shooter! This FCBD extravaganza features all-new Solar and Magnus stories, with art by fan favorites Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir, X-Factor) and Bill Reinhold (The Punisher, Wolverine: Origins), leading up to two new series launching this summer.

When Words Collide - Monday, Mar 8th

For this week's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Tim spent some time chatting with Scott Snyder, the writer of the upcoming "American Vampire" and "Iron Man Noir," about literature, cinema, comics, and the art of teaching.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Solar/Magnus" FCBD Flip Book

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of the Free Comic Book Day "Solar, Man of the Atom/Magnus, Robot Fighter" flip book, by Jim Shooter, Dennis Calero and Bill Reinhold.

Preview: Walt Disney Comics and Stories

After the conclusion of the amazing superhero antics in Disney’s Ultraheroes, Mickey and the gang are back in a brand new, never before seen adventure. What sorts of hijinx will our favorite Disney characters get into next…? There’s only one place to find out! Walt Disney Comics and Stories, only from BOOM Kids!

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale March 10, 2010

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale this Wednesday, March 10, including "The Anchor" #6, "Farscape: D'Argo's Quest" #4, "The Muppet Show Comic Book" #3 and more!

Lapham travels to "Sparta: USA"

Acclaimed creator David Lapham spoke with CBR about bringing a different type of adventure story to comics with WildStorm's new series, "Sparta: USA," which features a dynamic spin on what it means to be American.

Exclusive DC Preview - R.E.B.E.L.S. #14

The finale in the war against the new Starro the Conqueror! Newsarama has an exclusive preview

The Official Emerald City ComicCon T-Shirt... starring OWLY!

<p>Hey folks, those of you in the Pacific Northwest should get ready for the <a href=" rel="external" target="_blank">Emerald City ComicCon</a> this weekend (March 13-14) in <strong>Seattle</strong>! We'll be there in full force all weekend, with Top Shelf superstars <strong><a href=" Kindt</a></strong> (<em>Super Spy</em>), <strong><a href=" Lemire</a></strong> (<em>Essex County</em>), and <strong><a href=" Runton</a></strong> (<em>Owly</em>) at the Top Shelf booth -- and Owly fans have an extra reason to go, as this year's official ECCC T-Shirts for both women and children feature an awesome "Owly in Seattle" design by Andy Runton!</p>
<p>See you in the Emerald City!

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 10, 2010

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, March 10 including "Army of Darkness" 26, "Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods" #2 and "The Complete Alice in Wonderland" #3.

Exclusive IDW Preview: WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #3

Take a look at the next chapter of the tabloid-inspired comic, from IDW Publishing Wed Mar 10, 2010.

She Has No Head! - Girl Comics: Not Quite Great, But Mostly Free Of Landmines

Girl Comics #1.  Devin Grayson, Trina Robbins, Colleen Coover, Lucy Knisley, Robin Furth, Valerie D'Orazio, G. Willow Wilson (writers).  Stephanie Buscema, Colleen Coover, Lucy Knisley, Agnes Garbowska, Nikki Cook, Ming Doyle (artists).  Colleen Coover, Lucy Knisley, Cris Peter, Stephanie Buscema, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Agnes Garbowska, and Barbara Ciardo (colors).  Marvel Comics.  $4.99
As many of you already [...]

Olivia Munn in Iron Man 2? (Blog@Newsarama)

Olivia Munn might be in Iron Man 2 — but as who? Techland and FanboyWEB are saying that Munn will be joining Tony Stark as the Scarlet Witch — although because she’s a mutant (and because of mutants’ ties to the X-Men franchise, currently controlled by Fox), I have to throw a challenge flag. AceShowbiz also has [...]

Preview: Jennifer Love Hewitt&#039;s Music Box

It’s the 1920s and a young girl is nearly starving on the streets of Chicago, hoping against hope she can ace an audition as a flapper in a popular night club. But when the manager tries to explain to this talent-less waif there's no such thing as a free lunch, the only thing on hand to defend her honor is a music box she uses as a bludgeon! But the music box is no more generous than the now dead manager—she's now talented, rich and famous... but at what price?

Marvel Opens "Avengers Academy" in June

Marvel has released a teaser image for their new "Avengers Academy" title featuring a new character named The Veil. The new series, helmed by the creative team of Christos Gage and Mike McKone, launches in June, 2010.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Deadpool Corps" #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 5-page preview of "Deadpool Corps" #1 by writer Victor Gischler and 'Pool's creator, artist Rob Liefeld. The issue hits stores on Wednesday, April 7.

Who's Attending AVENGERS ACADEMY - Day 1

After Tom Brevoort's subtle announcement of Avengers Academy, members of the cast are revealed this week

Check out Eric Canete?s blog (Blog@Newsarama)

If you thought you dug Eric Canete’s work on the Spidey vs. Deadpool issue of Amazing Spider-Man, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Canete has a smattering of art up on his blog, and it all looks amazing. Today is Eric’s last post for March, apparently, but you can see all of last month’s stuff on his [...]

Straczynski on Superman and Wonder Woman = AWWWW YEAH (Blog@Newsarama)

For those of you who have been checking out the Mothership, you’ll see that J. Michael Straczynski has been announced as the new writer for — wait for it — Superman AND Wonder Woman. My reaction: In all seriousness, this gets me excited about Supes and Wondy in a big way — JMS is one of [...]

No limits: J. Michael Straczynski on SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN

One of my very earliest memories as a child is of watching one of the Superman cartoons created by Max Fleischer. In particular, a scene where Superman puts his cape around Lois Lane to protect her from an incoming tide of molten metal. I imprinted on that image like a baby duck, and [...]

Golden Age AIRBOY Gets a 2nd Resurrection in Anthology

Airboy and the Airfighters are flying again courtesy of Moonstone Publishing and some familiar creators

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

Anaheim, California, is becoming a "fan festival hub"! Staff cuts at Diamond Book Distributors! Debate continues over scanlations! Plus, interviews with Annable, Azzarello, Sava, Smith and more!

Suitcase Armor, Fighting War Machine in IRON MAN 2 Trailer

Check out the new 2nd full trailer for Iron Man 2, the film coming to theaters May 7, 2010.

SPIDER-GIRL Lives Again in a New Series in May

The comic book/character that refuses to go down without a fight returns in May. We talk with writer Tom DeFalco

J. Michael Straczynski To Write Action Comics And Wonder Woman Ongoing Series, Will Grant Morrison?s Wonder Woman Be A Graphic Novel

DC’s The Source has announced that Joe Straczynski will be talking over the Superman ongoing series Action Comics from issue 701 and Wonder Woman from issue 601.
JMS, better known today for works such as Babylon ...


MAY BRINGS HOT COMPETITIONS AND ROCKIN' ROMANCE AT ARCHIE COMICS! With the exposure of Archie and Valerie's not-so-secret romance during The Archies/Josie & the Pussycats concert tour and Betty and Archie competing against each other for the high school...


MAY BRINGS HOT COMPETITIONS AND ROCKIN' ROMANCE AT ARCHIE COMICS! With the exposure of Archie and Valerie's not-so-secret romance during The Archies/Josie & the Pussycats concert tour and Betty and Archie competing against each other for the high school...


MAY BRINGS HOT COMPETITIONS AND ROCKIN' ROMANCE AT ARCHIE COMICS! With the exposure of Archie and Valerie's not-so-secret romance during The Archies/Josie & the Pussycats concert tour and Betty and Archie competing against each other for the high school...


MAY BRINGS HOT COMPETITIONS AND ROCKIN' ROMANCE AT ARCHIE COMICS! With the exposure of Archie and Valerie's not-so-secret romance during The Archies/Josie & the Pussycats concert tour and Betty and Archie competing against each other for the high school...

Gail Simone on the return of TRANQUILITY

Those of you who keep up with The Source as well as The Bleed probably read Gail Simone’s touching blog post on leaving Wonder Woman. Fans of her work can rejoice knowing that she’ll be keeping herself busy writing several regular monthly titles - including a couple that have been absent from comic shelves for [...]

Strczynski Steps Up For "Superman" & "Wonder Woman"

On top of his upcoming "Earth One" graphic novel, JMS enlists for writing duties on the monthly marquee DC comics "Superman" and "Wonder Woman" with a double shot of post-milestone issues slated for July.


The new writer for Superman and the new writer for Wonder Woman are the same guy, J. Michael Straczynski. More inside

Amazon Stats: What Bleeding Cool Readers Ordered? So Far

During the few posts I made on the Day Of The Amazon Glitch, I linked to a number of Amazon listings.
And those who followed those links and ordered something, had their orders recorded. Which has ...

J. Michael Straczynski to write SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, starting in July

It’s go time, folks.
Starting in July with SUPERMAN 701 and WONDER WOMAN 601, superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski — a man who’s created layered and compelling characters and worlds on the big screen, on television and across the comic book spectrum — dives head-first into the DC Universe by taking the ongoing writing reins for [...]

Exclusive Emerald City Comicon print unveilbed

Via Blog@Newsarama this cute exclusive print by Jeremy and Kelly Dale uniting classic and ultimate Marvel.

Comics Grinder: Girls! Girls! Girls! (Blog@Newsarama)

With the news of Gail Simone stepping down from writing “Wonder Woman” still fresh on my mind, I got to thinking about Marvel’s attempt to celebrate women in comics with its new limited series, “Girl Comics.” I have to give Marvel credit for trying this with all the potential for it to be a flop. [...]

Monday Runaround ? The Colour Of Nemesis

McNivenWatch: The colour of Nemesis…

SciverWatch: Ethan Van Sciver gives us a look at an upcoming Riddler-on-cover.

PastWatch: Rick Veitch shares a Scott McCloud drawing after the Creators Bill Of Rights Summit back in ‘86. How many ...

Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh #38: Oscar Non-Fever

I’ve always found Oscar Night a surreal affair in America. It’s a combination of a national prom night, the Queen’s Speech, an annual Royal Wedding, and the World Cup for non-sporty people, all rolled ...

So Who Got Lucky With Amazon?

Not everyone has been totally displeased with the Amazon Cancellation letters. Such as Bleeding Cool poster llamachameleon who has been told that Amazon will honour the order of one copy of the Complete Invincible Library, ...

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 03/8/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

After The Oscars? The New Iron Man 2 Trailer

New suits, new explosions, new fight scenes… and Samuel L Jackson’s telling stare…
Yeah, okay, I think probably want to see this.

New Iron Man 2 Trailer #2 released

After the Oscars, we got to see the second IRON MAN 2 trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel…or YouTube. More Iron Man, more War Machine, More Black Widow, MORE Whiplash and MORE RDJr in the Official Marvel Research Scene Wife Beater™. Wonder if this movie is going to make any money?