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Siegels Try New Strategy In Superman Legal Battle

Siegels Try New Strategy In Superman Legal Battle

Despite a January appeals court decision that seemed to signal an end to the nearly decade-long battle for ownership of Superman, the family of co-creator Jerry Siegel still holds out hope for victory over DC Comics.

CHEAT SHEET: From

CHEAT SHEET: From "Age of Ultron" To Toronto ComiCon

In the debut CHEAT SHEET, Robot 6 looks back on the week that was with the top ECCC stories while looking ahead to this week's biggest events and releases, including Toronto ComiCon, Marvel's "Age of Ultron" #1 & more.

"Avengers Arena," or how to kill kids the Marvel way

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman looks at the death of children in comics in the context of "Avengers Arena," noting the book's worst sin "is that it’s actually really good."

Shelf Porn: This one takes the (wedding) cake

Shelf Porn: This one takes the (wedding) cake

James Gubicza shares his collection of comics, graphic novels, statues and action figures in the latest edition of ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN!

Grumpy Old Fan: Robin is Perpetual

Grumpy Old Fan: Robin is Perpetual

From Dick Grayson to Stephanie Brown and the late Damian Wayne, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at the history of Robin and the role of sidekicks throughout the history of Batman stories.

Peter David

Peter David "Is Making Steady Progress" 10 Weeks After Stroke

Ten weeks after suffering a stroke, Peter David "is making steady progress," able to take a train into New York City for a meeting -- and even return to bowling.

ROBOT 6: By The Numbers - Round Robin...of Death!

ROBOT 6: By The Numbers - Round Robin...of Death!

Today, ROBOT 6 introduces its new weekly feature “By the Numbers,” which takes a look back at the events of the past five days -- in numbers! Kicking things off is a look back at the week in Robin news.

Appeals Court Rejects Artist's Lawsuit Against NBC's

Appeals Court Rejects Artist's Lawsuit Against NBC's "Heroes"

The Ninth Circuit rejected comic creator Jazan Wild’s $60-million claim against NBC Universal and the producers of the television series "Heroes," determining there was no evidence of copyright infringement.

Meet Your 2013 Guardians of the Galaxy

Meet Your 2013 Guardians of the Galaxy

With "Guardians of the Galaxy" slated to be the next Marvel team to get a tent-pole movie, ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco provides a thorough introduction to the current crop of Guardians.

The Slow Death of Superhero Deaths

The Slow Death of Superhero Deaths

Superhero deaths and their inevitable resurrections have been a staple of comics for decades thanks to the sales bump they get from press coverage, but is the giddy acceptance of the trope starting to crack?

Steve Jobs Gets Manga-tized In Biographical Adaptation

Steve Jobs Gets Manga-tized In Biographical Adaptation

Japanese publishing giant Kodansha will debut a serialized manga adaptation of "Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography" illustrated by Mari Yamazaki in the May issue of "Kiss" magazine, out March 25.

DC Comics May Exclude

DC Comics May Exclude "WTF Certified" Logo From April Covers

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio reportedly told attendees at last week’s ComicsPRO annual meeting that the “WTF Certified” logo won't appear on any of the comics released in April. ROBOT 6 has details.

Some Thoughts On The Future of Damian Wayne

Some Thoughts On The Future of Damian Wayne

ROBOT 6 looks at the events unfolding in this week's "Batman, Incorporated" #8 and what they mean for Batman, Robin, Damian Wayne, the DCU as a whole and Grant Morrison moving forward.

Marvel Launching Poster Campaign for Hearing-Impaired Children

Marvel Launching Poster Campaign for Hearing-Impaired Children

Last year Marvel helped convinced a 4 year-old boy that superheroes do wear hearing aids, and now the publisher is taking the inspirational message wide with a new poster campaign.

"Lenore" Creator Roman Dirge Hospitalized After Being Struck By A Car

"Lenore" creator Roman Dirge has been hospitalized after being struck by an apparent drunken driver while crossing the street. ROBOT 6 has details.

Robot Roulette: Mark Waid

Robot Roulette: Mark Waid

The writer of "Daredevil," Indestructible Hulk," Insufferable" and more talks to ROBOT 6 about where he grew up, his early career and more.

Peer pressure leads to more Swiss Shelf Porn

Peer pressure leads to more Swiss Shelf Porn

At a friend's request, Daniel Broye shares his collection of comics, action figures, posters and more with ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN column.

Conversing On Comics With Joe Keatinge

Conversing On Comics With Joe Keatinge

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant speaks with Joe Keatinge about the writer's nine years in the comics industry, including his current "Morbius: The Living Vampire" series and his time in Image Comics marketing.

Alan Martin on

Alan Martin on "Everybody Loves Tank Girl," Reteaming with Jamie Hewlett

Writer Alan Martin spoke with ROBOT 6 about working with artist Jim Mahfood for "Everybody Loves Tank Girl" and reteaming with co-creator Jamie Hewlett on a new non-Tank Girl project.

Vertigo Announces

Vertigo Announces "The Unwritten" Original Graphic Novel

Vertigo expands upon Mike Carey and Peter Gross' acclaimed fantasy series "The Unwritten" in September with an original graphic novel called "The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor & the Ship That Sank Twice."

EXCLUSIVE TEASER: Humphries & Rose's

EXCLUSIVE TEASER: Humphries & Rose's "Sacrifice" #5

Sam Humphries & Dalton Rose have provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive sneak peek at "Sacrifice #5," the penultimate issue of their fantasy/adventure, on sale today in print and digital.

Orson Scott Card Superman Controversy Could Draw In

Orson Scott Card Superman Controversy Could Draw In "Ender's Game" Movie

The backlash to DC Comics hiring gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card for a Superman anthology could create ripples felt beyond the comics industry, affecting Summit Entertainment's "Ender's Game" promotions.

Have Comic Sales Hit a 20 Year High at $715 Million?

Have Comic Sales Hit a 20 Year High at $715 Million?

Numbers-cruncher John Jackson Miller estimates print sales of comic books and graphic novels in North America reached $715 million in 2012, a high not seen since 1993 or 1994. ROBOT 6 has details.

DragonCon issues statement on its connection to Ed Kramer

DragonCon issues statement on its connection to Ed Kramer

Noting that co-founder Ed Kramer is still “a stockholder despite our desires otherwise,” DragonCon issued a statement to address the “great deal of discussion” surrounding the accused child molester.

Disney's Not-So-Secret Shame

Disney's Not-So-Secret Shame

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake dissects the recently revealed unpublished epilogue to Don Rosa's autobiography, in which the legendary "duck comics" creator revealed why he retired.

Shelf Porn: A Galactus-sized collection of art and more

Shelf Porn: A Galactus-sized collection of art and more

Galactus and John Byrne fan Bill Roberge shows off his original art, statues, comics and more in the latest edition of ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN. Submit your collection today!

6 Ignored Daredevil Stories Worth Reading

6 Ignored Daredevil Stories Worth Reading

With his book "The Devil Is In The Details: Examining Matt Murdock And Daredevil" releasing soon, writer Ryan K. Lindsay spoke with ROBOT 6 on some of his favorite lesser-known stories starring the Marvel character.

Gay Sci-Fi Author Asks DC For Balance, Offers To Write Superman

Gay Sci-Fi Author Asks DC For Balance, Offers To Write Superman

In response to DC Comics' hiring of Orson Scott Card to write "Adventures of Superman," openly gay science fiction author David Gerrold has asked DC for balance -- and a job.

More Stores Decide Not To Stock Orson Scott Card's

More Stores Decide Not To Stock Orson Scott Card's "Adventures of Superman"

At least three more retailers have decided not to stock the first issue of the DC Comics anthology "Adventures of Superman," which features a story by sci-fi author and vocal gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card.

Conversing on Comics with Greg Capullo

Conversing on Comics with Greg Capullo

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with artist Greg Capullo about "Batman," his relationships with Scott Snyder & Todd McFarlane and the progression of his career from Marvel Comics to "Spawn" and beyond.

"Harry Potter" Books To Feature New Covers By Kazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi, the acclaimed creator of "Copper," "Daisy Kutter" and "Amulet," is the new cover artist for the new printings of Scholastic's "Harry Potter" books. ROBOT 6 has a look at his "Sorceror's Stone" cover.

DC Comics Responds To Orson Scott Card Backlash

DC Comics Responds To Orson Scott Card Backlash

DC Comics has issued an official response to the growing backlash over its hiring sci-fi author and vocal gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card to contribute to its "Adventures of Superman" anthology.

Don Rosa Explains Why He Quit Comics

Don Rosa Explains Why He Quit Comics

Don Rosa, who drew Disney's "Scrooge McDuck" and "Donald Duck" comics for many years, has written a lengthy and fascinating piece on why he gave up creating comics and did not pursue creator-owned work.

Conversing On Comics With Nate Bellegarde

Conversing On Comics With Nate Bellegarde

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with "Nowhere Men" artist Nate Bellegarde about the Image Comics series, working with Robert Kirkman on "Invincible," his love of world-building and more.

Robot Roulette: Fred Van Lente

Robot Roulette: Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente, the writer of Valiant's "Archer & Armstrong," steps up to the roulette wheel this week and answers questions about his hometown -- which he shares with a famous cartoonist -- music and more.

Shelf Porn Saturday: A collection at work

Shelf Porn Saturday: A collection at work

All work and no play isn't an issue for Alfred Day, who shares pictures from his office that include statues, comics and more. Also find out how you can submit your own collection!

Love Is In The Air: DC's

Love Is In The Air: DC's "Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine's Day Special" Reviewed

ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco speed dates each of the stories in DC's latest anthology, "Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine's Day Special" which includes the work of Andy Diggle, Simon Bisley, Sanford Greene and more.

How Much Does Thor's Hammer Weigh? Neil deGrasse Tyson Knows

How Much Does Thor's Hammer Weigh? Neil deGrasse Tyson Knows

After helping Superman to locate his homeworld of Krypton in "Action Comics" #14, astrophysicist, and science superstar, Neil deGrasse Tyson has moved on to a weightier question: Just how heavy is Thor’s hammer?

DC Certifies its

DC Certifies its "WTF" Status With April Cover Gimmick

In declaring April's comics "WTF Certified," DC Comics made itself an easy target for snide remarks. ROBOT 6's Caleb Mozzocco looks at the publisher's marketing campaign for its gatefold "surprise" covers.

ROBOT 6 EXCLUSIVE: STAPLE! Announces March Expo Lineup

ROBOT 6 EXCLUSIVE: STAPLE! Announces March Expo Lineup

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive first look at the details for their ninth annual event, held March 2-3 in Austin, Texas and featuring James O'Barr, Steve Niles and more.

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