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Women, Men, and Grant Morrison in 'Wonder Woman: Earth One'

Wonder Woman, you often hear, is complicated. Batman and Superman, the other two corners of DC's "Trinity," are generally discussed as if there are …

James Kochalka's 'SuperF*ckers' Is Returning From IDW

Way back in 2005, James Kochalka launched <i>SuperF*ckers</i> at Top Shelf as a four-issue miniseries, and it was fantastic. If you've never read it, it's …

Comics

ECCC: DC Launching "Young Animal" Imprint with Gerard Way; New "Doom Patrol," "Shade" Titles

Upon joining the DC Entertainment panel at Emerald City Comic Con, Gerard Way announced that he’s getting his own imprint at the publisher, called …

Graphic Novels

'Riverdale' Set Photos Reveal Sinister Pop's Chock'lit Shop

I'm not sure how they're doing it --- heck, I'm not sure how it's even <i>possible</i> --- but somehow, the CW's upcoming <i>Riverdale</i> TV show just keeps getting …

Comics

Up Past Midnighter: Why Can’t I Stay?

We all have our self-insert characters, either in our fiction or in others’. Characters that, in many ways, are us—but with different colored hair, a …

Comics

How Do Artists Keep Characters Consistent?

<i>Once a month, Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, stops by Panels for a minicolumn on art, process, and how he</i> …

Time I

WonderCon: DC Unveils its "Rebirth" Creative Teams

CBR has your full rundown on all the upcoming titles from<p>” one-shot written by DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and drawn by Gary Frank, Ivan …

Comic Books

Prism Comics 2016 Queer Press Award Recipients Named

This weekend at WonderCon saw the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant awarded at a panel celebrating ten years of the grant, which assists creators who …

Batman with a Ukulele Battles Superman with Bagpipes

This Friday, we will finally see the superhero throwdown we’ve been waiting for since we realized we wanted to see superheroes fight each other –</i> …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Up a Pull List

I’ve talked before about how to set up a pull list (traditionally, a subscription service for comics that your local comic shop handles for you). In …

Graphic Novels

Visit Chris Pratt On 'Guardians' Set, Help Fund A Youth Center!

Hey all you lovely fans and friends!<br>I think there’s no better time to put some positivity back in the world, so we’re going to do just that right …

Comics

Karl Kerschl's 'Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy' Cover

This week's most exciting news was undoubtedly the announcement of the <i>Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy</i> crossover, coming in June from Chynna …

Gotham

"Jughead" Follows Through with Zdarsky's Promise, Identifies as Asexual in Issue #4

At New York Comic Con 2015, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson revealed that Jughead is asexual, and now — in a scene from this week’s “Jughead” #4 — …

Comics

The Bleakness + The Delight in 'Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl'

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are probably now best known for their Image series <i>The Wicked + The Divine,</i> set in a world where popstars are gods. …

Press Gang Announces 'Sun Bakery' By Corey Lewis

I don't want to call it a comeback, but Corey Lewis is set to have a pretty interesting year. Not only is he providing art for IDW's <i>GI Joe: …

Grant Gustin's Flash to Guest Star on "Supergirl" in March

It’s official: Grant Gustin will appear as The Flash on the March 28 episode of “Supergirl,” as announced Wednesday by CBS. Details on the episode — …

Comic Books

Marvel, Perlmutter, And Why Corporations Aren't Your Friend

Late last week, word broke that the CEO of Marvel Entertainment donated $1 million to a charity connected to Donald Trump, a political figure of… <i>some</i> …

Noelle Stevenson Covers Ryan North's 'Romeo And/Or Juliet'

Back when Ryan North launched his Kickstarter to publish <i>To Be Or Not To Be</i>, a chooseable-path version of William Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i>, he made the …

William Shakespeare

"Justice League" Turns 50 In DC Comics' April 2016 Solicitations, Harley's Presence Grows & More

<b>Check out highlights from DC Comics’ April 2016 solicitations!</b><p>DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products …

Marvel's April 2016 Solicitations Introduce "Black Panther," "Gwenpool" & More

<b>Road to “Civil War II” Continues, Gaiman & Buckingham’s New “Miracleman” Story Arrives in April</b><p>Marvel Comics has provided CBR with covers and solicit …

Comics

Annotating The Secret History of 'Abe Sapien' #30

Since 2013, the <i>Abe Sapien</i> solo series has been relating the adventures of its titular hero in his time since going AWOL from the BPRD in order to …

Time I

4 Noir Comics You Should Check Out

I love film noir. That term can have wide meaning, but I use it to describe films like Humphrey Bogart’s <i>The Big Sleep</i> and <i>The Maltese Falcon</i>, two …

Graphic Novels

Kelly Thompson, Ben Caldwell Join "A-Force" as New Creative Team

“Jem and the Holograms” scribe Kelly Thompson is back at Marvel following her stint on “Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps,” and this time she’s …

Comics

Inside Marvel's meeting to kill major character

Cackling like a cabal of super villains, a group of 50 shady characters recently met in a Manhattan conference room to secretly plot the demise of a …

Fox Taps 'Gravity Falls' Creator Alex Hirsch for New Animated Series

“Gravity Falls” creator Alex Hirsch has struck a deal Fox and 20th Century Fox TV to develop a new animated series. Variety reports Hirsch will …

Comic Books

Alors! Florence Cestac says Franck Bondoux is “un crétin total.”

Whooooo-ah! This whole Angoulême-gate thing got out of hand FAST. In just 24 hours it went from an angry petition to the world's best cartoonists …

Civil Rights

BOOM! Launches Teen Detective Series "Goldie Vance" By Larson & Williams

Starting this April, a teen detective will be on the hunt for clues in a new limited series. The LA Times has announced the latest title in BOOM! …

Comic Books

Angouleme to add women creators to list of Grand Prix nominees

Reacting to a growing boycott, organizers of the Angouleme International Comics Festival announced they'll include female creators on the 2016 Grand …

Comic Books

Angouleme Grand Prix’s male-only long list sparks call for boycott

Not a single female creator is among the 30 candidates for the Angouleme International Comics Festival's 2016 lifetime achievement award.

Comic Books

Spurrier and Kelly Unleash the Wolves of War for 'Cry Havoc'

Si Spurrier and Ryan Kelly return to Image in 2016 for a new ongoing series called <i>Cry Havoc</i>. Mixing modern-day warfare with mythological monsters, …