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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."

Marvel Bullpen Assembles to Help Mom and Her Hearing-Impaired Son

Marvel Bullpen Assembles to Help Mom and Her Hearing-Impaired Son

When a 4-year-old from New Hampshire didn’t want to wear his hearing aid, Hawkeye came to the rescue -- with a lot of help from the Marvel Bullpen. ROBOT 6 has the details.

DC's New Gay Character:

DC's New Gay Character: "Major," "Iconic" - And Apparently Male

Following up on Co-Publisher Dan DiDio's comments over the weekend, DC Comics has stated that a major, iconic male character will be outed in June, which happens to be LGBT Pride Month.

DC Comics To Re-Introduce Established Character As Gay

DC Comics To Re-Introduce Established Character As Gay

Less than a year after Dan DiDio indicated DC Comics wouldn’t alter the sexual orientations of existing characters in the New 52, the co-publisher revealed at the Kapow! Comic Convention that the position has changed.

My Own Private Eisners

My Own Private Eisners

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson, who served as one of the six judges for the Eisner Awards this year, reveals some of her choices that didn't make it on the final list of nominees.

High Noon: DC in August

High Noon: DC in August

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks at DC Comics' solicitations for August, which marks the end of the New 52′s first year and ponders why the publisher chose to cancel "Justice League International."

DiDio Calls

DiDio Calls "Before Watchmen" "A Love Letter" To Moore & Gibbons' Creation

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio responds to Alan Moore's criticism of "Before Watchmen," calling the project "a love letter" to Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal 1986 miniseries.

iVerse CEO Discusses comiXology Exclusives

iVerse CEO Discusses comiXology Exclusives

iVerse CEO Michael Murphey spoke with Brigid Alverson about what effect comiXology's recent exclusive contracts will have on the publisher and what he feels the future of the digital comics' landscape will look like.

Talking Comics with Frank Marraffino

Talking Comics with Frank Marraffino

Tim O'Shea talks to Frank Marraffino about writing the newest Marvel Zombies miniseries, which features Howard the Duck, Dum-Dum Dugan and more teaming up to fight Nazi zombies.

Greatest Comic of All Time

Greatest Comic of All Time

Matt Seneca kicks off a new column at Robot 6 spotlighting "great comic books that don’t appear on the bestseller charts or canon lists," kicking things off with "Thor" #160.

Who Created The Dark Knight Detective?

Who Created The Dark Knight Detective?

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks at the tricky argument of how to properly credit Bob Kane and Bill Finger when discussing the creation of Batman, especially when viewed from the perspective of today's creators' rights debate.

Jonah Hex Co-Creator Tony DeZuniga Passes Away

Jonah Hex Co-Creator Tony DeZuniga Passes Away

Legendary comic artist Tony DeZuniga, co-creator of Jonah Hex and Black Orchid, passed away early Wednesday after suffering from a stroke, heart failure and brain damage.

Cullen Bunn Explores the Aftermath of

Cullen Bunn Explores the Aftermath of "The Fearless"

Cullen Bunn spoke with ROBOT 6's JK Parkin about the conclusion of "The Fearless," Marvel's Valkyrie-starring "Fear Itself" spinoff and his hopes and plans for the series' characters and unresolved story threads.

Ryan Ferrier brings ‘Rawr’-der to the Court with

Ryan Ferrier brings ‘Rawr’-der to the Court with "Tiger Lawyer"

Ryan Ferrier, creator of the talking tiger with a law degree, discusses "Tiger Lawyer's" origins, self-publishing and its upcoming run as a back-up strip in Image Comics' "Hell Yeah."

Why Are Artists Overlooked?

Why Are Artists Overlooked?

Chris Arrant at ROBOT 6 looks at how the contributions of artists to the comics they create are often overlooked by fans, publishers and the comics press.

DC Releases Jim Lee's 4-Page FCBD Gatefold Image

DC Releases Jim Lee's 4-Page FCBD Gatefold Image

In less than a day, you'll be able to get your hands on the full issue, but to whet your appetite, DC Comics has released Jim Lee's 4-page gatefold image from Geoff Johns' New 52 Free Comic Book Day Justice League story.

Stan Lee Embroiled in Legal Battle for POW! Entertainment

Stan Lee Embroiled in Legal Battle for POW! Entertainment

Legendary writer and editor Stan Lee, seemingly a magnet for lawsuits, has been drawn into yet another legal battle that could leave the future of his POW! Entertainment in question. ROBOT 6 has details.

Chris Roberson, Marketing and the Silver Age

Chris Roberson, Marketing and the Silver Age

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant connects the dots in his head between three seemingly unrelated events, including Chris Roberson's departure from DC Comics and comic book movies.

"Popeye" #1 Offers A Strong Case For More Popeye Comics

Does the world need more Popeye comics? ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco says the latest rendition of the character by Roger Langridge and Bruce Ozella, published by IDW, offers a strong case for them.

DC Reveals Best Look Yet At

DC Reveals Best Look Yet At "Before Watchmen" Artwork

While fans and retailers at C2E2 were given a first glimpse at interior art for DC Comics’ sprawling "Watchmen" prequels, today the publisher has raised the Internet's curtain on art and character designs for "Before Watchmen."

Talking Comics with Kevin Huizenga

Talking Comics with Kevin Huizenga

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea chats with "Ganges" creator Kevin Huizenga about the re-release of "Gloriana," blogging, the personal aspects of his comics and more.

Grandfathered Continuity in the New 52

Grandfathered Continuity in the New 52

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant tries to "suss out some specifics" of DC's New 52 timeline, focusing in particular on the histories of Green Lantern and Batman.

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