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Grumpy Old Fan Takes On

Grumpy Old Fan Takes On "Batman: Earth One"

ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan Tom Bondurant brings his commentary to "Batman: Earth One" by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, praising the characters and noting that it lays the groundwork for new readers.

DC Comics Launches

DC Comics Launches "Joe Kubert Presents" On Halloween

DC Comics celebrated America’s birthday by announcing "Joe Kubert Presents," a “far-ranging collection of stories from comics legend Joe Kubert.” The first issue of the six-issue anthology arrives on Halloween.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Natural Selection" creator passes away; is Tokyopop back?

Dr. Scott Henson, who treated Christopher Reeve after his fall and created "Natural Selection," passes away. Is Tokyopop poised for a comeback? Plus Paul Levitz, Brian Wood and more!

Talking Comics With Fred Van Lente

Talking Comics With Fred Van Lente

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea discusses the new incarnation of "Archer & Armstrong," Clayton Henry's art and rebuilding a superhero universe from the ground up with writer Fred Van Lente.

"Hit-Girl" #1 Sells Out Of Over 70,000 First & Second Print Copies

The first issue of the "Hit-Girl" miniseries starring the supporting character from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass has sold out its first printing, which according to Millar was over 70,000 copies.

Ed Brubaker isn't Walking Through that Door

Ed Brubaker isn't Walking Through that Door

Following the news that Ed Brubaker's "Captain America" run is coming to an end, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back the writer's work on "Gotham Central" and "Batman."

Conversing on Comics with Dustin Nguyen

Conversing on Comics with Dustin Nguyen

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant kicks off his weekly interview series by chatting with artist Dustin Nguyen about "Batman Beyond," Wildstorm, becoming a writer and much more.

Superman Lawyer Scores Minor Win Versus Warner Bros.

Superman Lawyer Scores Minor Win Versus Warner Bros.

Marc Toberoff, the lawyer representing the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the Superman rights legal brawl, has scored a minor win against Warner Bros. in his own legal battle against the studio.

More Than 360 People Donate Funds For Robert Washington's Funeral

More Than 360 People Donate Funds For Robert Washington's Funeral

The Hero Initiative reports that over 360 people donated funds for original "Static" co-creator Robert L. Washington III's funeral, which took place on Monday, June 25.

Lobo Co-Creator Roger Slifer In Critical Condition After Hit And Run

Lobo Co-Creator Roger Slifer In Critical Condition After Hit And Run

Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer is in a medically induced coma following after being struck by a car early Saturday in Santa Monica, California, in a hit and run.

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Post-"Captain America," Brubaker To Focus On Creator-Owned Work

Marvel Architect Ed Brubaker revealed over the weekend that while he plans to stay on "Winter Soldier" after his "Captain America" run ends this year, he will shift most of his focus to creator-owned work.

Perez Recounts Frustration Over

Perez Recounts Frustration Over "Superman" Writing Experience

During the recent Superman Celebration event, acclaimed creator George Perez revealed he couldn't wait to leave the relaunched "Superman" citing frustrations over repeated rewrites and a lack of creative freedom.

So Long, Jeff and Ackbar

So Long, Jeff and Ackbar

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner reflects on the end of Matt Groening's "Life in Hell" comic strip and its impact on alt.weekly comic strips in general.

Johns' Sir Laser Lot Debuts in digital

Johns' Sir Laser Lot Debuts in digital "He-Man" Comic

In advance of the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" comic, DC Comics releases a digital-first "Masters of the Universe," which features a character Geoff Johns created when he was eight.

The Resurrection of Paul Kirk, Manhunter

The Resurrection of Paul Kirk, Manhunter

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at Goodwin & Simonson’s well-regarded “Manhunter” run, calling it a book DC "should always have on hand, because it fits the publisher’s particular strengths so well."

National Organization for Marriage Grapples With

National Organization for Marriage Grapples With "Sanctity" of Gay Comic Wedding

Taking a cue from One Million Moms, the president of the National Organization for Marriage has responded to "Astonishing X-Men" #51 with a fundraising message voicing concerns about "the sanctity of a comic book gay wedding."

Madefire App Launches With Dave Gibbons Interactive Comics

Madefire App Launches With Dave Gibbons Interactive Comics

Madefire, the company Dave Gibbons mentioned in his recent ROBOT 6 interview, this morning launched a free iPad app with new motion comics by the "Watchmen" co-creator, Mike Carey, Liam Sharp and others.

Oh, My - George Takei Beams Into Archie Comics' Riverdale

Oh, My - George Takei Beams Into Archie Comics' Riverdale

"Star Trek" alum, and vocal gay-rights activist, actor George Takei is set to take a trip to Riverdale early next year in Archie Comics’ "Kevin Keller" #6.

Bryan Q. Miller Introduces Batman, Nightwing to

Bryan Q. Miller Introduces Batman, Nightwing to "Smallville"

Bryan Q. Miller shared his thoughts with CBR on Batman's arrival in Metropolis in the digital first series "Smallville: Season 11," Stephanie Brown taking on the role of Nightwing and changing the Dark Knight's costume.

"Walking Dead" #100 Gets One More Variant Cover

Participants in the Walking Dead Escape obstacle course taking over Petco Park during Comic-Con International will find themselves the owners of an exclusive variant cover edition of the comic's 100th issue.

Moore's Antichrist Is A Lot Like Harry Potter

Moore's Antichrist Is A Lot Like Harry Potter

The Antichrist arrives in this week's Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009," and he bears quite a few similarities to a certain boy magician. ROBOT 6 has details.

Lamenting the Demise of Earth's Mightiest Cartoon

Lamenting the Demise of Earth's Mightiest Cartoon

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman expresses her disappointment with the cancellation of "The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes," which had "no gimmicks, no CGI or special power suits, just quality adaptations of quality stories."

Greatest Comic of All Time: Daredevil #220

Greatest Comic of All Time: Daredevil #220

ROBOT 6's Matt Seneca dives into the longboxes again to declare 1985's Daredevil #220 by David Mazzucchelli, Christie Scheele, Denny O’Neil and Frank Miller the greatest comic of all time.

Stan Lee Settles POW! Entertainment Legal Feud

Stan Lee Settles POW! Entertainment Legal Feud

Stan Lee has reached a agreement ending a legal dispute with two former shareholders of POW! Entertainment that threatened the future of his company. The terms of the deal are confidential.

Stephanie Brown Joins Batman in

Stephanie Brown Joins Batman in "Smallville: Season 11"

Stephanie Brown will join the Dark Knight's first appearance in DC's digital-first "Smallville Season 11" #5 by Brian Q. Miller with art by ChrisCross.

Kirkman & Hyundai Devise a Zombie-Proof Car

Kirkman & Hyundai Devise a Zombie-Proof Car

As part of "The Walking Dead's" 100th issue celebration, Robert Kirkman's Skybound has teamed up with Hyundai to design a zombie-proof Elentra GT for the post-apocalyptic world.

Valiant Teases The Return Of Ninjak

Valiant Teases The Return Of Ninjak

Valiant Entertainment has unveiled a tantalizing, and bloody, image trumpeting the September return of Ninjak, the wildly popular ninja spy created by Mark Moretti and Joe Quesada.

The Dark Knight Descends Upon

The Dark Knight Descends Upon "Smallville: Season 11"

The team-up "Smallville" fans clamored for for years but never saw due to legal hurdles finally occurs when Clark Kent meets Batman and Robin in the pages of DC Comics' digital-first "Smallville: Season 11" #5.

DC Cancels Three Titles After September's #0 Issues

DC Cancels Three Titles After September's #0 Issues

"Captain Atom," "Resurrection Man" and "Voodoo" will end with their September-releasing #0 issues, joining "Justice League International" in DC Comics’ second wave of New 52 cancellations. ROBOT 6 has the details.

The Speed of Fandom

The Speed of Fandom

Robot 6's Carla Hoffman wonders, "Can being a fan actually hamper you in enjoying the object of your own affection?" as she considers recent comments by Gail Simone and recent issues of Hulk.

Alan Scott and Readers Through the Ages

Alan Scott and Readers Through the Ages

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the history and role of Alan Scott in the DC universe in light of the announcement that Earth 2's Green Lantern is gay.

"Astonishing X-Men" Same-Sex Marriage Originally Planned For "Alpha Flight" Says Eaglesham

UPDATE: Dale Eaglesham has retracted his earlier statement, explaining that he misunderstood the plans for Northstar's wedding to his boyfriend and that it was never intended to be an "Alpha Flight" storyline.

Aw Yeah,

Aw Yeah, "Superman Family Adventures!"

J. Caleb Mozzocco shares seven thoughts on the new kid-friendly Superman title, noting "Would I recommend it? Aw yeah."

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Robot 6's Brigid Alverson speaks to Rian Hughes about his redesign of the Valiant logo and cover elements for this year's new series including "X-O Manowar," "Harbinger" and more.

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan notes the "strange, hypocritical and entirely arbitrary attitude" he has toward the shipping schedules of superhero books versus creator-owned comics. It may be ridiculous.

Robinson Promises Another Gay Character In

Robinson Promises Another Gay Character In "Earth 2"

With word of Alan Scott's New 52 sexual orientation breaking today, "Earth 2" writer James Robinson has already made it clear Green Lantern won't be the only gay character in his and Nicola Scott's new series.

Eagle Awards To Continue In 2013

Eagle Awards To Continue In 2013

Confirming rumors of a behind-the-scenes struggle with London MCM Expo, the co-owner of the Eagle Awards dismissed Friday's announcement that this was the last year for the venerable U.K. fan awards. ROBOT 6 has details.

Mark Andrew Smith Kickstarts

Mark Andrew Smith Kickstarts "Sullivan's Sluggers"

Writer Mark Andrew Smith talks to ROBOT 6 about crowdfunding his baseball-meets-monsters graphic novel, "Sullivan's Sluggers," with artist James Stokoe.

Who Won the '80s at DC Comics?

Who Won the '80s at DC Comics?

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at the contributions of Alan Moore, Marv Wolfman and George Perez during the 1980s, both at DC in particular and to comics in general.

DC Unveils Two More Pages From

DC Unveils Two More Pages From "Superman: Earth One" Vol. 2

To celebrate its Superman Facebook page surpassing 2 million "likes," DC Comics has revealed two new pages by Shane Davis from the second volume of "Superman: Earth One."

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