Reality in the Marvel Universe has been spun on its head. Mutants are now the dominant species on earth, mumans are treated like second class citizens and Magneto is the most influential person on the planet. This is the setting of "House of M" by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Copiel. CBR News spoke to Bendis about the series, plus a preview of issue #3.
When Dave Richards was a young boy his mother bought him several comics as a way of encouraging a love of reading. She was successful in her endeavor, but she also created a lifelong comics fan. In the early 2000s he began writing about comics for CBR shortly after earning his journalism degree from the University of Michigan’s Dearbon campus, and in 2005 he took over the site’s Marvel Comics beat and continues to write about their books to this day. He’s also a frequent contributor to Macmillan Publishing’s crime fiction blog, Criminal Element, where he frequently writes about comics and the other areas of pop culture they inspire.
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This August readers will be taken to a time when the high seas were ruled by blood thirsty buccaneers in the mini series "Dead Men Tell No Tales." CBR News spoke to writer Dwight MacPherson about the series, which has three of history's most notorious pirates searching for fabled mystical treasure.
Batman was not always the grim guardian of Gotham, but then something happened. Beginning this August, Andrew Helfer and Tan Eng Huat will show readers how Batman became the Dark Knight in "Batman: Journey Into Knight," a new 12 issue maxi series. Helfer spoke to CBR News about the dark transforming road that Batman took.
The cast of Marvel's "New Thunderbolts" are trying really hard to be heroic, but the path of the superhero is proving to be difficult for these former villains. We spoke with writer Fabian Nicieza about what other perils and hardships lay ahead for the Thunderbolts.
In a parallel world where magic and sorcery are the corner stones of society, a bizarre murder involving "science" occurs, leaving it up to an LA homicide detective to solve. Writer Christos Gage transports readers to this world in "Paradox" this October. CBR News spoke to Gage about the Arcana Studios release.
This Wednesday the "Nightcrawler" ongoing series by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Darick Robertson returns to stores after a three-month hiatus. CBR news spoke to Sacasa about the series, which has the X-Men's teleporter using his mutant power to explore some of the darker places in the Marvel Universe.
When Daredevil dethroned the Kingpin and declared himself the new lord of New York's underworld, it set off a bloody Mob power struggle and set him on a head on collision with the Punisher. The full story will be revealed starting this July in the pages of "Daredevil Vs. Punisher," by "Stray Bullets" creator David Lapham. CBR News spoke to Lapham about the series.
This July, John Layman and Scott Eaton introduce readers to the new guardians of Latveria in the pages of Marvel's "Fantastic Four: House of M." On Wednesday of this week, the final issue of Layman's other Marvel comic, "Gambit," is released. Layman spoke to CBR News about both series.
This July Salvador Vázquez and Daniel Perez take readers south of the border and into a dark futuristic world in "El Arsenal: Unknown Enemy," a world filled with heavily armed mercenaries who are regulated and recruited by an underground organization called The System. We spoke with Vázquez about the Arcana Studios series.
Hal Jordan may be back, but that doesn't mean the Guardians of the Universe can rest any easier. Interstellar war is shaking up the cosmos and powerful, unknown threats lurk in the stygian depths of space. This September the darkness of space is once again lit by emerald light with "Green Lantern Corps: Recharge" at DC. Writer Dave Gibbons spoke to CBR News about the mini-series.
This July, a new dangerous era for the G.I. Joe team begins in the specially priced $.25 cent issue #0 of the new monthly book "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" by Joe Casey and Stefano Casseli. Casey provided CBR News with an intelligence report on the title.
In January of 2006, legendary artist Joe Kubert returns to writing and drawing one of the characters with whom he's most closely associated, in "Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy," a six-issue mini-series. The story takes Rock and Easy Company into the Russian Front in a desperate mission that just might shorten the war. Kubert spoke to CBR News about the project.
Many think that their inevitable death will offer the answers to all of life's mysteries. When Brandon Cayce dies, he discovers the opposite is true: His death is the beginning of a whole new mystery. Cayce is the star of "Deadman," a new ongoing series from Vertigo by writer Bruce Jones and artist John Watkiss coming in 2006. CBR News spoke to Jones about the series.
Geoff Johns has announced he'll be taking a short break from DC's "JSA" title with inker Keith Champagne stepping in to handle the writing chores of "JSA" #78 - 80.
On July 8th the characters that ushered in the Marvel Age of comics, The Fantastic Four, finally burst onto the silver screen. CBR News spoke with Michael France, co-writer of the "Fantastic Four" film, about the movie and what it's like adapting the adventures of some of his favorite comic characters for the big screen.
This August in a special two-part storyline of "Teen Titans," Gail Simone and Rob Liefeld revive one of the DCU's heroic legacies, Hawk and Dove. Simone spoke with CBR News about the new duo, fufilling the dream of writing The Titans and working with a controversial artist like Liefeld.
The long wait for the fans of the cancelled cult sci-fi western series "Firefly" is almost over. This September, the feature film "Serenity" hits theaters and in July, Dark Horse will release a three-issue "Serenity" mini-series that bridges the gap between the TV series and film, co-written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews. CBR News spoke with Matthews about book.
In June, Pocket Books will release "Superman: The Never-Ending Battle," the latest entry in their JLA series of original novels. CBR News spoke with writer Roger Stern about the novel, which not only pushes Superman and the JLA to their limits, but forces the Man of Steel to answer some difficult questions about freedom and security.
Snake-Eyes is one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters, but his past is still something of a mystery. This August, Brandon Jerwa and Emiliano Santalucia give readers the definitive origin of Snake-Eyes in "Snake-Eyes: Declassified" from Devils Due. Jerwa briefed CBR News on the project.
This June, Marc Sumerak and Carlo Barberi take readers on an action packed adventure across Egypt as they reveal the exploits of the young girl who would become the X-Men member Storm in "Ororo: Before the Storm." Sumerak gave CBR News the scoop on the series.