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Conversing on Comics with Derf Backderf

The celebrated author of "My Friend Dahmer" discusses the decline of alt weeklies, European popularity, his new graphic novel “Trashed” and more.

5 Kree Aliens for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"

Now that we finally know the race of the blue tube guy, here are five Marvel Comics Kree aliens that we want to see appear on the ABC TV drama.

The Debut of Every Version of Ultron and More Comic Book Firsts!

CSBG has a collection of comic book debuts, like the first time readers saw each incarnation of the Avengers villain Ultron!

Talk It Up On the CBR Community!

Fire up those keyboards and join the conversation on the new and improved CBR Community. Comment on news, share stories and more with fellow fans.

CR Sunday Interview: Andrew Farago

I've known Andrew Farago for several years. He's Curator at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, and has authored a variety of comics, ranging from self-directed mini-comics/webcomics series to gigs at Marvel. He's also an effective...Show More Summary

John Ostrander: Reading Myself

I recently received my comp copies of the second trade paperback (TPB) collection of The Spectre, dubbed Wrath of God, and took advantage of it to re-read the stories Tom Mandrake and I created back in the Nineties. The character was originally created back in the 30s by Jerry Siegel who also co-created Superman. Jim […]

EXCL. PREVIEW: Marz, Rodriguez & Baldeon's "Skylanders" #2

Best-selling video game "Skylanders" continues its comic book adventures at IDW in a new issue by Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez and David Baldeon.

When We First Met – Every Incarnation of Ultron!

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!’” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the […]

With nobody left to eat them, their victory will be bittersweet

Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Julia Wertz's Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection Julia Wertz's Fart Party has been a beloved webcomic for a decade. Check out the complete collection, including never-before-published...Show More Summary

FFF Results Post #401 -- Howard, The Lists

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Things About Howard The Duck That Can Be Organized Into A Cohesive List." This is how they responded. Tom Spurgeon 1. Val Mayerik 2. Frank Brunner 3. Gene Colan 4. Juan Bobillo 5. Joe Quinones Five Artists Affiliated With The Howard The Duck Character Oliver Ristau 1. Show More Summary

The Comics Reporter Video Parade

The Art Of Richard Thompson Two Promotional Videos From The Great Publisher Canicola Jim Borgman In 2007 Talking About His Creative Process Profile Of Jiraiya Profile Of Harry Bliss Zunar: Cartoonists Are Not Criminals Never Posted This: Stan Lee's New Heroes Sketch From Key & Peele

MUTTS ADO ABOUT ‘NOTHING’: Patrick McDonnell gives the gift of warmth in wonderful ‘Mutts’ musical’s Kennedy Center world premiere

TWO OF THE GREATEST gifts a cartoonist can possess are timing, and the power of enormous noticing — an ear for the “when” and an eye for “what’s that?” So it is professionally reflexive when Patrick McDonnell tunes in to those gifts and quickly, like a conductor raising a baton for some perfect harmonic convergence, raises a finger pointing skyward. Read full article >>

BEST OF 2014: Comic Riffs’ Top 10 graphic novels and superhero comics

ED. NOTE: As Comic Riffs has discussed with most every recent editor of the Best American Comics anthologies, culling even a single judge’s favorites from a year down to just 10 picks is a bit of a fool’s errand — but one motivated by a fan’s passion. Show More Summary

Year of the Artist, Day 326: Erik Larsen, Part 3 – Doom Patrol #8 and #13

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issues are Doom Patrol #8 and 13, which were published by DC and are cover dated May and October 1988. Enjoy! Larsen took over Doom Patrol on issue #6 and drew it […]

High Scorin' Shelf Porn

In this week's edition of SHELF PORN, Tom shows off not only his original art and statues, but also his custom-built arcade game. Also find out how you can submit your shelves to ROBOT 6!

Sucksgiving Day Soundtrack

Yesterday was so miserable and unpleasant I was feeling like that Joe Bftsplk guy in Li’l Abner that had the rain cloud over him all the time. Then I remembered– it was Sucksgiving Eve. So of course it would be a crappy day. Sucksgiving is a holiday– more properly, an anti-holiday– created years ago right […]

EXCL. PREVIEW: Gibson & Dreistadt Hunt "Capture Creatures" at BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Capture Creatures" #1 from acclaimed creators Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt.

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