mercoledì 7 aprile 2010

CBR Review: Black Panther/Captain America: Flags of Our Fathers , issue 1

Adolf Hitler, Baron von Strucker, Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos –--and that’s just within the first ten pages!

The X-Women Of Milo Manara

Newsarama ran the first colour comics pages of the long awaited X-Men project by Chris Claremont and Milo Manara.
We run them below, as well as other pages of this project we ran a while back ...

Quick Reviews of Every Issue of Steve Ditko's Doctor Strange Run

Commenter trajan23 did quick reviews of every issue of Steve Ditko's Doctor Strange run in the comments to my Year of Cool Comics post on the run and I figured he put in way too much effort for it not to be shared with everyone else.
So enjoy (but beware, there are some four-decades-old spoilers mixed [...]


The writer of Marvel's "New Mutants" answers your questions about mutant powers, whispered secrets and more, all while sharing little-known facts about dying. Plus exclusive art from issue 12, a "Second Coming" tie-in!

Win 2 Tix to KICK-ASS Burlesque

CBR is proud to offer you a chance at a pair of tickets to KICK-ASS Burlesque, a very unique event in Los Angeles this Saturday night that mixes burlesque with comic book ass kicking goodness!

ComiXolgy, Marvel & the iPad: Can Comic Shops Co-Exist?

We talk with the president of ComiXology about the possible impact of the iPad on comic book stores

Stark Expo 2010: Accutech

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Tales Of The Uncanny, Steve Bissette 1963-Spinoff From About Comics Previewed This Weekend

In 1992, Image Comics published the six-issue comic series 1963, by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch and friends.
Creating a sixties backstory for the Image Comics Universe, the trio riffed on the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/Steve ...

Con Report Part 2: Chicago is Hotel-mas!

For several years the ordeal known as Hoteloween has been one of the the signature terrors of attending the San Diego Comic-Con — namely, the frustration of trying to get a decent room while competing against 50,000 other people trying to get online at the exact same time as you. Good hotel rooms are secreted [...]

Exclusive Top Cow First Look: MAGDALENA #1

Magdalena finally gets her own ongoing series this month, and we have some unlettered preview pages for you.

Con Report Part 1: Wizard to double number of shows?

The Wizard Toronto Comic-Con must have been a blazing success, because as this widely circulated pull quote indicates, Wizard con organizer Gareb Shamus is planning to ramp up his show schedule even more:
…Gareb Shamus, the CEO of Wizard, said Monday that the reach and duration of the 12-city schedule is alluring to publishers, studios and [...]

BATMAN REDRAWN, part 1 — with Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

Today, the first collected volume of Grant Morrison’s epic BATMAN AND ROBIN series hits comic shops in the form of BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN REBORN, the Deluxe Edition. To commemorate the event, we’re spotlighting the series this week with comments and artwork from the creators that made the collection possible — Morrison and artist Frank [...]

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: "Hellboy: The Storm"

Mike Mignola announces the next two miniseries in his and artist Duncan Fegredo's ongoing run of Hellboy stories, bringing that series to a conclusion and expanding upon the book's use of mythological resources.

Is iPad a Content Creation Device? JIM LEE Shows it Is!

DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee put on a clinic via twitter today, showing how to make Wonder Woman on the iPad

WC10: David Finch

David Finch joined WonderCon attendees to discuss his recent move from Marvel to DC Comics, hold an impromptu art critique with his tiniest fan, reveal his dream inter-company character team-up and more.

The CSBG Character Tourney Crowns a Winner

Does Batman repeat last year's victory? Did Spidey manage to upset the caped crusader? After over 4,000 votes, find out who was the winner of the 2010 DC/Marvel Character Tournament!

Send us your MoCCCA debuts!

The show season rolls on this weekend with the MoCCA Festival here in scenic New York. Although it’’s a hot summer day in the 80s today, it’s expected to be in the 50s by the weekend, so sweat looks to be at a minimum.
Send us your news and debuts at comicsbeat at gmail dot [...]

Kung-Fu Superheroes: LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA (Blog@Newsarama)

When discussing the classic Kung-Fu films of Shaw Brothers studios, two directors always come to the forefront; Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-Lang. Both filmmakers are prolific and highly influential, both have their own distinct sensibility and both have made at least one film that connessieurs have dubbed “The best kung fu film of all time”. [...]

WC10: Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran was joined at her WonderCon panel by writer Derek McCulloch to discuss their upcoming graphic novel "Gone to Amerikay," as well as the ending to "A Distant Soil" and the possibility of an ADS movie.

Vertigo's SWEET TOOTH Feeds Indie Stories to the Masses

Writer/artist Jeff Lemire continues his ongoing Vertigo series, SWEET TOOTH, with a new issue out today and a trade coming soon.

REVIEW: "S.H.I.E.L.D." #1

Greg McElhatton reviews the debut issue of Marvel's "S.H.I.E.L.D." and gives it 5 stars, noting that Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver's new series "is a top-notch debut, and I wish all superhero comics were this good."

James Sturm To Quit Internet ? How Many Of You Will Follow?

Well here’s at least one man who won’t be reading comics on the Apple iPad.
James Sturm, creator of a number of my favourite comics including The Golem’s Mighty Swing and Unstable Molecules with Market Day ...

Hope Larson & Raina Telgemeier

This weekend before MoCCA will be the second Drink & Draw Like a Lady, hosted by Hope Larson & Raina Telgemeier. Both ladies also have new YA graphic novels out this spring, creating a synergy that demanded an interview this week!
What are your new books about?
HL: Mercury is the story of two girls living in [...]

I Can't Even Really Say "I Told You So" Regarding the Beast as Secret Avenger...

Because it was just THAT obvious.

(Click to enlarge the proof of my rightness)
(NOTE: I was also right about War Machine, but no one really debated that one, so it's not as cool).
4 Comments At April 7, 2010, Eric wrote:
As soon as I heard, I came here to see you gloat. Because it WAS obviously Beast.

Good [...]

WC10: Axel Alonso

Marvel's recently promoted vice president-executive editor discussedall things Marvel at WonderCon, including event fatigue, "Second Coming," Marvel's movie slate, the Disney buyout and, of course, Deadpool.

Marvel Reveals Two Secret Avengers

Marvel's new comics released this week include a pair of ads that reveal the some of the members of Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato's Secret Avengers line-up. The new series debuts in May.

These aren’t your dad’s horny Manara X-women

CBR has a piece on “X-Women”, the X-comic written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Italian eroto-comics master Milo Manara.

For his part though, Claremont had more to focus on than the female figures at hand – namely building a world and characters that were of a piece with the X-Men yet still fitting for [...]

FIRST WAVE #2 cover by J.G. Jones

Been enjoying FIRST WAVE, writer Brian Azzarello and artist Rags Morales’ neo-noir adventure featuring Doc Savage, the Spirit and the Bat-Man? Good to hear. The second issue of the mini-series hits later this month, but why wait for some new art? Here’s a first look at the cover to the second issue, from superstar artist [...]

SECRET AVENGERS Revealed: Beast, War Machine

The Secret Avengers are slowly becoming not-so-secret, with the silhouettes gone and the characters at last revealed.

James Sturm on the seductive lure of internet attention disorder

Over at Slate, cartoonist James Sturm quits the internet due to the ADD that all of us feel. If quitting the net means he can draw more cute cartoons like those accompanying the article and more utstanding graphic novels like MArket Day, we’re all for it.

But essential online communication has given way to hours [...]

Big Bang cast lives out secret feminine wishes

EW reports that next week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory will feature the cast dressing up as superheroines, something which has made the internet improbably excited.

Committed: Wondercon and self-restraint

Last week, I looked at my schedule and thought I was sorted. With Wondercon finishing just a couple of days before my article was due, I'd obviously have tons to write about.
As it turns out, there was a lot to write about, but instead of pacing myself, I went a little crazy. Remember that article [...]

Boston tech support worker creates cybernetic Jarvis (Blog@Newsarama)

While a cyborg butler is still many moons away, the Boston Globe has a crazy article up about a tech support worker named Chad Barraford who has created his own Jarvis program. The program — which according to the article, is based on Robert Downey Jr.’s persnickety online program in the 2008 Iron Man film — [...]

VIDEO: "Brave and the Bold" Featuring Dr. Thomas Wayne

Cartoon Network has provided clips and pics from this week's new episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," featuring The Spectre, Phantom Stranger and Batman's father, Dr. Thomas Wayne!

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 96

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 [...]

Garrison #1 preview in this week’s comics

This week’s WildStorm comics have a nice surprise hidden in the backmatter: a new preview of Jeff Mariotte & Francesco Francavilla’s GARRISON #1. These pages haven’t been shown before. If you’re looking to find out just who the mystery man known as Garrison is, you’ll have to pick up the issue. This preview isn’t giving [...]

Best Shots Extra: DEADPOOL CORPS #1 Reviewed!

Best Shots' Russ Burlingame takes a look at the first issue of DEADPOOL CORPS and found a pleasant surprise

Green Lantern, Thor, Doc Savage: Apr 7th Comic Reel

Abin Sur's ship crashes in New Orleans while Mark Strong talks Sinestro. Kat Dennings dispels "Thor" tension rumors. Producer Neal Moritz talks "Doc Savage." Also, "Tron 3" already in the works and more.

Jaime Hernandez Presents Las Primas in "MDHP"

"Love and Rockets" co-creator Jaime Hernandez spoke with CBR about his "MySpace Dark Horse Presents" debut, a quirky superhero adventure. Read it here exclusively a week before it goes live on the "MDHP" site!

The Man Who Broke Amazon

This is Dave Mac’s desk. He, like many people, took advantage of the Amazon glitch “sale”. He, like many people, discovered his orders for all these omnibus books at either $14.99 or $8.27, were cancelled ...


ARCHIE COMICS ROCKS OUT TO NEW ROMANCE New York, NY (April 7, 2010): Archie Comics, home of world famous comic book bands The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats, is about to rock the world of romance! On April...

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

Could Wizard World expand to 25 shows by next year? Archie Comics artist Henry Scarpelli passes away! UK's "virtual child porn" law takes effect! WonderCon reports! Paul Pope added to Stumptown lineup! Plus more!

Writer Hickman Reveals the History of Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jonathan Hickman is taking a tour of Marvel’s secret history – from Da Vinci fighting Galactus to Iron Man’s Dad and Nathaniel Richards.

Seth Kushner's Culture Pop Coming 4/12 - by Dean Haspiel 04/7/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Seth Kushner's Culture Pop Coming 4/12".

Loviathan UPDATE 04/7/2010

Mike Cavallaro updated Loviathan.

Mike Meyer On The Apple iPad

Mike Meyer is a multi-media Renaissance man working out of West Hollywood. He creates animation, apps and all sorts of digital devices. He also published the comic book series Dirtbag and The X-Flies back in ...

Exclusive DC SOLO Previews: JONAH HEX #54, THE WARLORD #13

More exclusive previews of this week's DC titles, including JONAH HEX 54 and THE WARLORD 13



From the editor’s desk: Jonathan Vankin talks AREA 10 and head injuries

As an editor, sometimes you find writers who you just know are your type of, uh, writer.
You know because you can throw any weird idea at them, and they come back with, “I think I’ve got something on that.” And then they actually do.
That’s what happened with Christos Gage when, a few years back, [...]

Claremont Unveils "X-Women"

The long-awaited Italian X-Men project from the legendary writer and artist Milo Manara is finally on its way to the U.S., and Chris Claremont tells CBR how he made the female-centric project both classic and accessible to new fans.