Following up on their column about hype, Joe & Matt salute those retailers who have to sort through all that hype to place their orders. But how can publishers help retailers more in this information overload era where publishers hold back as much as they can?
It's the great disappearing pirated footage for Johnny Blaze, while we get more looks at Metropolis from down under, Shellie and Marv call it a comeback, we spoil tons of "Smallville" details for you, get a young Angel out in Westchester and David Cronenberg says, "What graphic novel?"
Sunday night, right here at CBR, writers Nunzio DeFillippis and Christina Weir hung out with fans in the CBR Chat Room and answered questions they had about "New Mutants," New X-Men," their upcoming Oni Press work and pretty much everything else you can think of. We've got a lengthy transcript for those of you who couldn't make it to the chat.
CBR News has learned that Sal Abbinanti will begin self-publishing his creator-owned series "Atomika" starting this November, removing the title from Speakeasy's line-up. We caught up with Abbinanti to find out why this decision was made and what the future holds for the title.
What kind of announcements might you hear in Chicago later this week? Rich has something of a preview. Plus, how will "House of M" and "Infinite Crisis" ultimately affect the Marvel & DC Universe's respectively? Look inside for hints. Plus, how did the London bombings affect the comics retailers in the city?
Coming in early 2006 is a new Vertigo series by newcomer Simon Oliver and artist Tony Moore about what happens when the bugs, well, take over and The Exterminators are our own defense. We spoke with Oliver about the series.
"True Story Swear To God" creator Tom Beland takes on a more serious tone with next week's issue #14. We talk with Beland about the story he tells, plus find out about one of his dreams coming to-- getting the chance to write a Spider-Man story for Marvel Comics.
With Comic-Con International coming to a close almost two weeks ago, CBR News caught up with David Glanzer, CCI's Director of Marketing & Public Relations, to discuss the show, find out how many people actually stopped by and what kind of planning went in to this, their biggest convention ever.
Alas, poor Aleph, we barely knew ye ... the death knell for the most popular TV show never aired, plus Larry Young looks like he's gonna get a huge check, Frank Miller's ancient Greeks may be poised to march into multiplexes with a new director, we check out the Metropolis Museum, Jennifer Garner says she and her hubby may suit up for Marvel again, plus so much more in the week's last look at links, legends and lies.
In "The Looking Glass Wars," writer Frank Beddor gives us his take on the classic "Alice in Wonderland" story. This November, Beddor expands on the books with the Image mini-series "Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars" with Ben Templesmith. We spoke with Beddor to get the low down on the new series.
Aspen Comics has provided CBR News with previews of the Wizard World Chicago debuting series "Soulfire: Dying of the Light" #1 as well as "Fathom" #3.
"Pryde" goeth before a fall as Xavier gets his Shadowcat, MTV finds a story to sink their teeth into, Clark Kent is all wet with fresh spoilers from his hit show, Thomas Haden Church rules out "Man with 1000 Chins" and "The Period" as villains he would play, plus more.
The 13th issue of Raven Gregory's "The Gift" hits comic shop shelves at the end of September and is sure to shock readers according. In this issue, the Ancient One bequeaths a gift unto a small child who doesn't exactly use it for good. We spoke with Gregory to get the skinny and a preview of this issue.
"JSA Classified" #1, which presents the long awaited origin of Power Girl, has sold out at DC Comics and will be reprined with a new pencil version of the cover by Adam Hughes.