giovedì 1 aprile 2010

Exclusive Marvel Preview - AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #1

Joe Casey & Phil Noto tell the expanded origin of the Avengers and Newsarama has a preview of the 1st issue

Nihilarity UPDATE 04/1/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.


By Geoff Johns

How about that gatefold spread?
So you probably understand why we couldn’t exactly talk about BRIGHTEST DAY in great detail until now, right? Before I get into BRIGHTEST DAY, I wanted to say thank you from all of us ­ from me, Ivan Reis, Eddie Berganza and everyone else who worked on this series [...]

Brainiac ups the ante in LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2

Writers James Robinson and artist Pete Woods present a bleak scenario for the Kryptonians as Brainiac reveals his trump card for destroying the planet, leaving Zod grasping at straws as to how to defend his people. But Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes have made it aboard Brainiac’s ship, determined to stop the tyrant at [...]

Nicieza Returns to Tim Drake in "Red Robin"

Fabian Nicieza is joining forces once more with Tim Drake as the industry veteran will be replacing Chris Yost as the writer of "Red Robin" beginning with June's 13. CBR spoke with Nicieza about his new Gotham gig.

Ron Marz Has Patience For "Magdalena"

"Witchblade" scribe Ron Marz spoke with CBR News about "Magdalena," his newest ongoing series from Top Cow, which will be illustrated by Nelson Blake II with cover art from Ryan Sook.

Best Shots Rapid Reviews: JLA #43, DARK WOLVERINE #84, More

Check out Comic Reviews from DC, Marvel, Dynamite, IDW, Boom!, and Top Cow, brought to you by Best Shots' David Pepose

So Super Duper! Page 115! I?m Totally? (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

Completley uninformed speculation and emotional reactions to what I assume happened in this week?s Blackest Night #8 (Blog@Newsarama)

Hey, did you read Blackest Night #8, the exciting conclusion to DC’s long-running Blackest Night event, which writer Geoff Johns has been teasing and building toward for at least five years now? I didn’t*. But I did see the spoileriffic David Finch cover to Brightest Day #0 that was posted on DC’s The Source blog today (below [...]

The Buy Pile - Thursday, Apr 1st

The worst week of comic books of 2010, so far anyway, heralded by a "dark" light and attempts at humor that just don't work.  April Fool's?  Not so fast -- there's nothing funny about things going this badly.

"Fringe" Reveals The Secrets Of "Peter"

The mysterious origins of Peter Bishop are revealed on an all-new episode of "Fringe" and we spoke with John Noble (Walter Bishop) about how the revelation affects his character's relationship with the rest of the cast.

Please pay for this man to get a Bat Symbol shaved into his hair

Thirty hours to go to raise $2500 so Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago will get a Bat Symbol shaved into his hair at the Cartoon Art Museum party on Friday night.
Please, think of the children. And the cartoonists. And the hair. It’s for a good cause!

We’ve got about 30 hours left in the [...]

Fred Van Lente Spins ?Web of Spider-Man?

This Spring, “Web of Spider-Man” begins a new direction with its first multi-part story arc, “The Extremist.” CBR News spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about the storyline and his plans for the series.

Cartoonist/Journalist Going Back to Afghanistan W/ Your Help

Cartoonist and Journalist Ted Rall needs help going back to Afghanistan, and is using to get it

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of "Iron Man 2: The Game"

SEGA has released a brand new behind-the-scenes video for their "Iron Man 2" video game, featuring footage of Ultimo and the Crimson Dynamo in action.

A Twisted April Fool's Day Treat From Paolo Rivera...

Remember how I was just telling you about Paolo Rivera's "Wacky References" series on his blog, The Self-Absorbing Man? About how he goes to great lengths to get just the right photos to use as reference for his (really awesome) artwork?
Well, today, in honor of April Fool's Day, Paolo shares with us something that is [...]

Welcome to the future: Marvel jumps on iPad launch

Andy Ihnatko gets a review iPad (lucky bastard) and discovers ComixOlogy’s Marvel iPad appready and waiting to change the world.

If you’re a purist who needs to see the whole page at once, you can hold the iPad in portrait mode and flip through the story as you would with a paper comic. You can zoom [...]

DC Month-to-Month Sales: February 2010

by Marc-Oliver Frisch
February was a black month for two of DC’s major imprints.
Average direct-market sales for both Vertigo and WildStorm comic books hit their lowest levels in history, with 9,256 and 5,692 units, respectively, and dollar sales to match. In Vertigo’s case, there’s a pretty good excuse, at least, because Fables and Jack of Fables, [...]

Preview: Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine

THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! Spider-Man and Wolverine! Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking web-spinner and ferocious furball come together in their first major series ever! The super-star creative team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X, PUNISHERMAX) and Adam Kubert (ULT. FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN) send Spidey and Wolvie to the edges of the Marvel Universe as they face such awful beings as The Czar, Big Murder and Doom the Living Planet! But who is the major Marvel villain pulling the strings? And can Spidey & Wolvie refrain from killing one another long enough to find out? Rated T …$3.99

BOOM! Studios Blasts Wondercon, More

BOOM! Studios brings Guests, signings, and more to Wondercon, and announces their full convention schedule


Marvel Comics Thursday released a first look at the 1st title in their new ASTONISHING line - SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE

Chris Sims did this awesome April Fools Joke so I didn’t have to do one

Top Shelf Announces ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1988.

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 90

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 [...]


Well, that was an epic ride, wasn’t it? BLACKEST NIGHT #8 brought the massively popular series to a close, but not without opening some doors for the future.
But, let me cut right to the chase: Do not read any further if you haven’t gone to your comic shop and picked up BLACKEST NIGHT #8 yet. [...]

PREVIEW: "Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine" #1

Marvel Comics has released a 5-page preview of "Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine" #1 by writer Jason Aaron and artist Adam Kubert. The new series launched next month on Wednesday, May 5.

ASPEN Makes Wondercon First Stop on 2010 Convention Tour

Aspen Entertainment has Wondercon plans that include exclusive covers and art portfolio reviews

Better living through technology at Stark Expo 2010 (Blog@Newsarama)

The crew behind Iron Man 2 have created this new viral marketing site called Stark Expo 2010, and it is a beaut. There’s lots of fun nods to the Iron Man universe, including a booth for Stark Industries and Stark-Fujikawa — and be sure to check out the ’70s-era message from Howard Stark while you’re [...]

Tim Seeley?s WildCats character designs: Kid Backlash

[Editor’s Note: Artist Tim Seeley shares his approach to drawing WSU characters for his current run on WildCATS.]
I always liked the design of this character going back to the early Stormwatch appearances. My only gripe was that maybe he was a little too bulky for what I kinda thought was a slick, stealthy character. Having [...]


Steve Rogers meets the Black Panther of the 1940's for the first time, in FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS. Here's a preview

VIDEO: "Brave and the Bold" Featuring Captain Marvel

Cartoon Network has provided CBR with clips and pics from this week's new episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," featuring guest star Captain Marvel and his arch-villains, Dr. Sivana and Black Adam!

Is Joss Whedon on the Avengers short list? (Blog@Newsarama)

Rumor mill — assemble! April Fool’s is a tough day to cover news, but IESB is adamant that Joss Whedon is on the short list for directors for the upcoming Avengers film. Whedon obviously has a bit of a fan following (y’know, there’s only a small site that bears his name), and he’s been well-known for his [...]

Max Brooks Wins "Hearts and Minds"

"World War Z" author Max Brooks spoke with CBR about his new G.I. Joe miniseries, "Hearts and Minds," featuring art by Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso. A preview edition is on sale this weekend at WonderCon, with the first issue arriving in May from IDW.

Malware Concerns At Newsarama Addressed

Over the past few months, there have been a number of concerns from users visiting the long-standing Newsarama site that their browsers have been warning them of virus attacks. But in the last few days ...

Felicia Day Signing at Golden Apple

Dark Horse Weekend, hosted by Golden Apple Comics Hollywood and CBR, begins this Saturday, April 2, with Felicia Day holding a Guild Comic Book Event, cocktail party and signing! Cocktails and LARPing provided.

The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Buck Rogers: Apr 1st Comic Reel

Joss Whedon to assemble "The Avengers"? "Terminator" begins with Robert Rodriguez? "Iron Man 2" director holding a suitcase? What is fact and what is fiction on this April Fool's Day?

Comics' and Books' Finest Hate BRAD MELTZER

Brad Meltzer brings the worlds of comics & books together; in their mutual hatred for the writer.

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Robin Williams digs DMZ, wants daughter to option it (Blog@Newsarama)

I’m not quite sure how such a line of questioning came to be, but USA Today asked Robin Williams what his favorite comic was. His response was something I wholeheartedly approve of: DMZ. According to the hirsute humorist, his daughter may actually be trying to option the series for a film. Warner Bros. and Vertigo, are [...]

Review: It Was the War of the Trenches (Blog@Newsarama)

It Was the War of the Trenches Written & Illustrated by Jacques Tardi Translated by Kim Thompson Published by Fantagraphics There are two types of war stories: war as the great human drama, man accomplishing amazing feats in the most horrible of circumstances, or war as the great human tragedy, the ultimate loss of life without any rhyme or [...]

Make the iPad's MARVEL... And Netflix... And Hulu?

Apple iPad is going to be stacked with Apps from Marvel, Netflix, and more with its launch this weekend

WonderCon news and notes


Image Comics, featuring Jonathan Ross!

The Hero Initiative willl have a party and a print benefitting Ed Hannigan. Info in the link.
Top Cow
Flesk Publications, which is bringing Mark Schultz, Manual Auad and proverbial others.

Bernard Chang and Sean Chen will be there, but we don’t know the booth number.

Meet Richard Starkings, Moritat, JG [...]

WonderCon Party Poop

Well, there is a LOT going on,and if we’ve missed anything, let us know. Last Gasp, Comix Experience, Isotope, Jonah Hex….it’s gonna be a busy weekend.
The eople of the Comic Book
Thursday, April 1, 2010,
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets),
San Francisco, CA 94103
Admission: Free [...]

The Swedish Invasion Begins April 9th!

<p>Come meet and party with Simon Gärdenfors (THE 120 DAYS OF SIMON), Mats Jonsson (HEY PRINCESS), Kolbeinn Karlsson (THE TROLL KING), Niklas Asker (SECOND THOUGHTS), Fredrik Strömberg (SWEDISH COMICS HISTORY), as well as Chris Staros, Leigh Walton, Johannes Klenell, and many of the contributors to the Swedish Anthology FROM THE SHADOW OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS at:</p>
FRI, APRIL 9TH, 8:00PM</strong><br />
<p><strong>THE MoCCA ARTS FESTIVAL<br />
SAT &#038; SUN, APRIL 10TH &#038; 11TH </strong><br />
<p>(And they’ll also be at C2E2, the CHICAGO COMIC &#038; ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (FRI - SUN, APR 16TH-18TH) and at the Nerd City/Top Shelf Swedish Invasion Party on SAT APR 17TH at the famed Chicago nightclub, the Double Door.)</p>

THE UNWRITTEN Vol. 1 Winners

Thank you all for entering. I really enjoyed reading which literary figures some of you would have liked as parents. I have to say that I too am intrigued by Edgar Allan Poe—though I’m not sure as a parent. Maybe I’ll go visit his cottage in the Bronx so I can see the last place [...]


“To all things there is an end.”
A pretty basic conceit. One that BLACKEST NIGHT pretty much focused on. It was the driving force of our main baddie, Neckron. He wanted to return everything back to the black void, before there was light.
And now, while Nekron has been defeated, Black Hand lives and the Blackest Night [...]

PREVIEW: "World War Hulks" #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "World War Hulks" #1, an anthology featuring work by Jeff Parker, Terry Austin, Paul Tobin and others. This Hulk sized anthology ships April 7th.

Dash Shaw on tour and in conversation

Via Comics Comics, Shaw is touring to promote Bodyworld, which if you haven’t seen the printed copies is absolutely gorgeous.
April 10th and 11th
MoCCA Festival, New York
Saturday 12:45 to 1:30pm, panel with Frank Santoro and Bill Kartalopoulos.
Tuesday, April 13th
The Strand
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
7pm event with Chip Kidd.
Thursday, April 15th
Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan, Brooklyn, [...]

Kibbles &#8216;n&#8217; Bits &#8211; 4/1/10

This got delayed quite a while because of other things, but we’d rather lend a link than not.
§ Noah Berlatsky reviews Twilight: The Graphic Novel

Twilight the graphic novel is more like the book than the movie. Indeed, reading it, it’s hard to escape the impression that Twilight should have started out as a manga-fied [...]

Never Forget, Never Forgive Tpb Now Available! - by Mike Cavallaro 04/1/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Never Forget, Never Forgive Tpb Now Available!".

Preview: World War Hulks

After the jaw-dropping conclusion of FALL OF THE HULKS, secrets, mysteries and surprises galore are revealed in this giant-sized, bone-crushing, gamma-irradiated special featuring key players of the biggest Hulk-saga ever told: A-BOMB, COSMIC HULK, RED SHE-HULK, DOC SAMSON and DEADPOOL! What is the heart-breaking decision that Rick Jones must make? Is there a hero left in the dark abyss of Leonard Samson’s distorted mind? Whose appearance will shock the wild Red She-Hulk to her core? Can an ancient alien technology spell certain apocalypse to the world? Don’t miss out on this essential assembly of startling secrets in one of the greatest conspiracies in the history of the Marvel Universe!!! Rated T …$3.99