The Week in CBR Reviews, Site Updates

The CBR Reviews team was certainly busy last week, reviewing a wide variety of books. We thought we'd share with you some of the highlights of this past week and share with you some other site updates you may not be aware of.

We begin with the lone five star review of this past week, earned by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' "Criminal" Vol. 2, #5. CBR Reviewer Timothy Callahan said of the series, "If you're not reading 'Criminal,' you should be. It's a dark, twisted, glorious descent into the world of crime from two creators reveling in their work. I can't recommend this book highly enough."

While "Criminal" may have been the only book in the last week to receive a five star review, that doesn't mean there weren't other books worth checking out. "Jonah Hex" #35 received 4.5 stars, while the debut issue of Ron Marz's "The Dragon Prince" and "Manhunter" #34 each received four stars. The week's biggest release, "Secret Invasion" #6 received a 3.5 star review. The looser of the week? Well, it wasn't pretty for "Rama, The Legend," which received a single star review.

All these and more reviews can be found daily in the CBR Reviews section of this Web site.

While we have you, we'd like to talk about some minor upgrades we've deployed this past week on the site. Most of the changes were cosmetic, with layout fixes for the headers of articles (you may notice things are a bit tighter up at the top of the article) and for the footers or articles (the keywords are now bigger, and the Related Stories section now really pops), layout fixes for the Latest Reviews and Latest News boxes to your right, some layout fixes and tightening up of things on the front page of the Web site (including a new layout for the various blogs we host -- see the second column, about a page down. We now have nifty listings for all of our blogs.), layout fixes for our video section, layout fixes for our Polls (answer our latest poll, "Has the rising cost of gas affected your comics purchases?") and new nav layout at the top of the page that now lists Video as a top level category. In addition, we've built an all new landing page for the News section of the Web site. If you want to avoid everything else on the front page, and just want to see the news, you can simply go to www.comicbookresources.com/news.

Last week we highlighted CBR's Comic Shop Locator, which can be easily found by visiting www.comicshops.us. In the coming weeks we'll publish new tools that will allow comic shop owners to add or edit listings, and we'll also have tools that allow you to review your favorite comic shop. For those of you who'd like to make changes or add a listing before those tools are ready, simply e-mail the Webmaster and we'll add them for you.

And finally, for you Twitter fans, don't forget you can follow CBR via our Twitter feed at twitter.com/cbr.

See you all next week!

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