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WWC, Day 3 - Marvel's Spider-Man Panel

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On the last day of Wizard World Chicago 2005, Marvel held the "Spider-Man: The Other" panel, giving fans the latest update on the upcoming Spider-Man arc with new preview images.

The Editor's Editor: The Sub-Genius of Bob (Schreck)

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[Bob Schreck Interview]CBR's Michael Thomas sits down with Bat-editor Bob Schreck to talk about, well, pretty much everything! A look at the road traveled by Schreck to get him here and the life he lived along the way, the current status of the Bat books, 'Green Lantern' and 'Green Arrow,' why he always edits and never writes, plus much more.

The First Suit Cuts the Deepest: Kieron Dwyer Interview

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[Kieron Dwyer Interview]'Avengers' artist Kieron Dwyer talks at length with CBR on a variety of subjects: on growing up with John Byrne, his lawsuit with Starbucks and how it affected his approach to his 'LCD' comic, landing the 'Avengers' gig and what that's been like, plus the characters he loves and would like to work on the most.

A Touch of Image: An interview with Jim Valentino

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[Jim Valentino Interview]As Image Comics celebrates its 10th Anniversary CBR sat down with Image Publisher Jim Valentino to discuss the company, its history, where it is today and where it's going next. Plus we talk with Jim about his own Image creations like "A Touch of Silver" and "Shadowhawk."

Diana Schutz Interview

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[Diana Schutz Interview]In this indepth interview Dark Horse Comics senior editor Diana Schutz discusses her career and the last 12 years with Dark Horse. From working with Frank Miller, Matt Wagner and Will Eisner to her four days as an "X-Men" editor, Schutz talks candidly about her career and the industry she works in.

A conversation with the irascible Erik Larsen

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[Erik Larsen Interview]The "Savage Dragon" creator chats with CBR contributing writer Michael David Thomas in an extensive interview. Learn more about Erik's feelings on the comic industry, what his current health status is following his bout with Pneumonia, what excites him about doing "Savage Dragon" and a number of other subjects in this very candid interview.

To the Extreme: A conversation with Rob Liefeld

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[Rob Liefeld Interview]Love him or hate him, you know his name and you know his story. Or at least part of it. In this extensive interview with the controversial creator, Rob Liefeld lays it all out for you. From his early days at Marvel, to the formation and separation from Image to what he's going to do next, Rob talks candidly and at length. You've never seen this side of Rob Liefeld before.

Bill Sienkiewicz Interview

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[Bill Sienkiewicz Interview]Michael Thomas chats with graphic illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz about his career in comics, his take on artistic creation, a career in commercial art and how many different ways people have screwed up his name in an extensive interview for CBR.

The Devil You Know…: An interview with Todd McFarlane - Part 2

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In the second part of this two-part interview, Todd McFarlane talks about Joe Quesada's open letter to him and why it won't happen in the near future, confirming why Rob Liefeld will never get out more than 12 issues in one year consecutively, and why at the end of the day, it's only comic books and it just doesn't matter in the larger scheme of things.

The Devil You Know…: An interview with Todd McFarlane

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Controversial? Yes. Outspoken? Definitely. Todd McFarlane has built himself a publishing and toy empire from the ground up and he talks in depth with CBR's Michael Thomas about publishing, the Miracleman issue, Brian Michael Bendis and much more.

A Valiant effort without much Acclaim: Jim Perham Interview

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Acclaim/Valiant head man Jim Perham talks about the publishing nightmares faced by the company. Jim takes an honest look at his company, answers questions raised by Jim Shooter in a previous interview here at CBR and what's next on the Acclaim/Valiant plate. All you old time Valiant fans won't want to miss this.

Jim Shooter Interview: Part 2

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In the conclusion to our feature length interview with Jim Shooter he discusses with Michael David Thomas working at the age of 13 on the Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics, universe building at Valiant and what he's up to these days.

Jim Shooter Interview: Part 1

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In the first of a two part interview, the always controversial Jim Shooter engages in a lengthy chat with Michael David Thomas about his days at Marvel, what went wrong with the New Universe, the creation of Valiant and why some in this industry have such negative feelings for him.

John Byrne: The Hidden Answers

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In this extensive interview with John Byrne, Michael Thomas asks the hard questions on Byrne's past projects and discusses his work on legendary characters like Superman, Spider-Man and the X-Men. Plus, Byrne discusses what he's got coming next.

Jim Starlin Interview

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Discover what veteran creator Jim Starlin is currently working on and what's coming in the future. Plus take a look back with him at his almost 30 year long career in the comics industy in this interview with CBR Contributing Writer Michael Thomas.