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Grumpy Old Fan: Karen Berger, Super-Editor

Grumpy Old Fan: Karen Berger, Super-Editor

With the announcement that editor Karen Berger has left DC Comics, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at her pre-Vertigo career, including Alan Moore's "Swamp Thing" & George Perez's "Wonder Woman."

Conversing on Comics with Andy Diggle

Conversing on Comics with Andy Diggle

Writer Andy Diggle spoke with ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant about his decade and a half comics career, from his initial time at "2000 AD" to his Vertigo stint, to taking on Green Arrow, Daredevil and more..

Steve Ditko Pens Essays About Spider-Man's Creation

Steve Ditko Pens Essays About Spider-Man's Creation

Steve Ditko has written a series of essays discussing, among other things, Jack Kirby's take on Spider-Man before he was asked to come up with his own interpretation of Stan Lee’s idea for a spider-based hero.

Talking

Talking "Thunderbolts" With Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker dives into the world of the Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea, discussing the team's complicated past, its Marvel NOW! future and why he initially passed on the offer to write the series.

Vertigo Revives

Vertigo Revives "Time Warp" Sci-Fi Anthology in March

Adding to such recent revivals as "Strange Adventures," "Ghosts" and "Young Romance," Vertigo will publish the science-fiction anthology "Time Warp" #1 in March featuring work by Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire and more..

Robot Roulette: Kurt Busiek

Robot Roulette: Kurt Busiek

Kurt Busiek of "Astro City" and "Marvels" fame spins the virtual wheel in the latest edition of ROBOT ROULETTE, answering questions about where he grew up, scary movies and more.

Shelf Porn: Marvel mini busts in Wisconsin

Shelf Porn: Marvel mini busts in Wisconsin

Comic fan Chad Holloway shares his collection of Marvel mini busts in today's edition of ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN column. Check it out, and find out how you can submit your collection as well.

The Trouble With Adaptation Comics

The Trouble With Adaptation Comics

As comics continue to be adapted into film and TV shows, ROBOT 6's Corey Blake wonders why movies and TV shows adapted into comics "rarely garner the same kind of enthusiasm and attention."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Director Under Fire for Superhero Sex Article

A push has begun online to convince Marvel Studios to fire "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn over objections to a nearly two-year-old blog post many view as misogynistic and homophobic. ROBOT 6 has details.

ROBOT ROULETTE:

ROBOT ROULETTE: "Chew's" Rob Guillory

Rob Guillory, artist and co-creator of "Chew," stepped up to the ROBOT ROULETTE table to reveal the worst job he ever had, "He-Man" and "ThunderCats'" influence on his career and more.

Gaiman Foundation Donates $60,000 To CBLDF

Gaiman Foundation Donates $60,000 To CBLDF

Neil Gaiman's nonprofit corporation The Gaiman Foundation has donated $60,000 to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for the organization's education program. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Five Things in Comics to Be Thankful For This Year

Five Things in Comics to Be Thankful For This Year

For the holiday season, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan forgets the "best-of" list and instead considers five things in comics he's thankful for.

Some Shelf Porn to be Thankful for

Some Shelf Porn to be Thankful for

Daniel Gibson shares his collection of comics, action figures, art and more in ROBOT 6's regular Saturday feature. Also find out how you can submit your own collection!

Conversing On Comics With Ben Abernathy

Conversing On Comics With Ben Abernathy

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant talks with veteran editor Ben Abernathy about his work at digital publisher Madefire, on pushing the boundaries of comics and what led to the demise of the once red-hot WildStorm imprint.

13-Year-Old

13-Year-Old "Walking Dead" Fan Creates Animated Daryl Dixon Short

13-year-old Nick Mastrangelo took his affinity for "The Walking Dead's" Daryl Dixon, the crossbow-shooting, motorcycle-riding loner, and produced a bloody and original animated short.

Marvel Debuts Joe Quesada's

Marvel Debuts Joe Quesada's "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 Variant Cover

Marvel has revealed Joe Quesada’s variant cover for The Amazing Spider-Man #700, the final issue of the long-running series, which is ending as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative.

Hawkeye Runs Out of Arrows in

Hawkeye Runs Out of Arrows in "SNL" "Avengers" Spoof

"The Avengers" star Jeremy Renner hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, lampooning Hawkeye's contributions to Earth's Mightiest Heroes as the archer runs out of arrows at a crucial time during battle.

Talking Comics with Ethan Rilly

Talking Comics with Ethan Rilly

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with former Xeric Grant winner Ethan Rilly about his view on creating covers, his inclusion of the late, great Spalding Gray in his latest issue of "Pope Hats" and more.

Shelf Porn to make you green with envy

Shelf Porn to make you green with envy

Comic fan Lance shares his room filled with statues, replicas, GI Joe figures ... and long boxes! Also find out how you can submit your own Shelf Porn.

Is the Marvel NOW!

Is the Marvel NOW! "Fantastic Four" Series Still Fantastic?

ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco picks up "Fantastic Four" for the first time in years, noting the recent Marvel NOW! relaunch by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley is "decent but unremarkable."

Hostess, A Little Piece of Comics History, Is Going Out of Business

Hostess, A Little Piece of Comics History, Is Going Out of Business

Hostess Brands, the wholesale baker whose offbeat ads for Twinkies, CupCakes and Fruit Pies were a staple of American comics from 1975 to 1982, will close for good next week in the wake of a crippling strike.

DC, Marvel New Digital Releases Available Ahead of Print Editions

DC, Marvel New Digital Releases Available Ahead of Print Editions

Digital editions of this week's DC Comics titles were available as early as last night on some platforms, hours before their traditional release - and before most brick-and-mortar stores open for New Comics Day. Developing...

DC Comics Reignites

DC Comics Reignites "Young Romance" with Valentine’s Day One-shot

DC Comics is bringing back "Young Romance," the anthology that 65 years ago launched an entire genre, with a February one-shot featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batman, Apollo and Midnighter.

The Evolution of Barack Obama Comics

The Evolution of Barack Obama Comics

With President Barack Obama's reelection last Tuesday, ROBOT 6's Corey Blake remembers the Obama comic books of the last four years, finding potential for them to evolve into something useful.

Shelf Porn: A Video Tour from Australia

Shelf Porn: A Video Tour from Australia

Tim Barklay shares a video update of his awesome 'nerd room' in Moree, NSW, Australia, which includes comics, a Nintendo controller table and more. Also find out how to submit your collection!

Grumpy Old Fan: A League That Looks Like America

Grumpy Old Fan: A League That Looks Like America

With "demographics" becoming a hot topic after the U.S. elections last Tuesday, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks at the make-up of the Justice League over the decades.

"The Walking Dead" Cracks Diamond's Top Ten for October

"The Walking Dead" #103 landed at #9 on Diamond's October sales chart, marking the rare breakthrough into the Top 10 by an independent title. The question, though, is why. ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose explores possible reasons.

Conversing on Comics with Kelly Sue DeConnick

Conversing on Comics with Kelly Sue DeConnick

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick about overcoming creative roadblocks, looking back on the biggest year of her comics career to date, the importance of connecting to characters and more.

DiDio Assures Fans, DC is

DiDio Assures Fans, DC is "Supremely Proud" of Just-Canceled "Hellblazer"

"We’re supremely proud of Vertigo’s 'Hellblazer,'" DC Comics Co-publisher Dan DiDio said in a statement expressing aprecciation of the just-canceled one-time Vertigo flagship title.

Joe Harris Explores the

Joe Harris Explores the "Great Pacific"

ROBOT 6 spoke with Joe Harris about his and artist Martin Morazzo's "Great Pacific," which debuts November 14, exploring the series origins, the development of its main character and the title's roots in reality.

Comics' Craziest Fictional U.S. Presidents

Comics' Craziest Fictional U.S. Presidents

On the eve of the U.S. Presidential election, ROBOT 6 looks at six surprising presidents from the pages of your favorite comic books including Lex Luthor, Captain America, and Doom?

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Helps Superman Find Krypton

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Helps Superman Find Krypton

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is famed as host of PBS’s "NOVA scienceNOW" and as a frequent guest on "The Daily Show." But in "Action Comics" #14, he's also the man who located Krypton.

Bid on comic art to help hurricane victims

Bid on comic art to help hurricane victims

In an effort to raise money to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Art for Sandy Relief is auctioning off art by Paolo Rivera, Tommy Lee Edwards and more.

Grumpy Old Fan: 43 DC Comics in 43 Years

Grumpy Old Fan: 43 DC Comics in 43 Years

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant celebrates his 43rd birthday with a look back at a memorable DC comic book from each year he's been alive. Highlights include "The Flash" #241, "Watchmen" #1, "Young Justice" #50 and the New 52's "Batman" #12.

Shelf Porn: Chris from Canada makes his Marvel

Shelf Porn: Chris from Canada makes his Marvel

Today's Shelf Porn features a collection of Marvel statues, from Alpha Flight to the West Coast Avengers. Check it out on ROBOT 6 and find out how to submit your own shelves!

"Ghosts" & "Joe Kubert Presents" Feature Some of Kubert's Final Works

With the release of two comics featuring some of the last work by Joe Kubert, ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco remembers the recently passed comic book legend and his contributions to the art form.

Whedon Endorses Romney and His Vision for the Zombie Apocalypse

Whedon Endorses Romney and His Vision for the Zombie Apocalypse

Between prepping "The Avengers 2" and the "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series, Joss Whedon found time to endorse Mitt Romney for President, finding common, post-apocalyptic ground with the candidate.

The Fifth Color: The Finality of Now

The Fifth Color: The Finality of Now

ROBOT 6's Cara Hoffman reminisces the"final," pre-relaunch issues of "Captain America," "FF" and more, highlighting how this era's ending is ushering in a new beginning with Marvel NOW!

Shelf Porn: Comics and music collide in Canada

Shelf Porn: Comics and music collide in Canada

Shelf Porn goes to 11, as ROBOT 6 presents a collection from Canada that includes comics, toys and music-related items. Find out how to submit your shelves today!

Grumpy Old Fan: Relaunches, History &

Grumpy Old Fan: Relaunches, History & "Superman" #13

Through the lens of the character's rich history, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks at the "status quo" changes in "Superman" #13.

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