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This week, ROBOT 6's Michael May wraps up a three-part series on comics criticism, jumping into the reasons people participate in criticism in the first place.
ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant discusses the persistence Silver Age in DC Comics' line-up through the lens of a Silver Age team that wasn't revived as part of the new 52, the Challengers of the Unknown.
Marvel Comics has cancelled its "Victor Von Doom" miniseries before the first issue's publication. The story of a teenaged Doom, by Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan, was set to debut in mid-November.
Comics market poised for turnaround, but graphic-novel picture is more complex! Kieron Gillen reflects on "Generation Hope"! The pitch process! Matt Murdock enters 21st Century! Plus more!
DC Comics has announced that former "Birds of Prey" and "Teen Titans" artist Nicola Scott will step in for Jesus Merino on three issues of Superman, beginning with this month’s Issue 3. ROBOT 6 has details.
Spandexed heroes participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement in NYC on Halloween as part of an event called "Superheroes versus Economic Supervillains." ROBOT 6 has details and pics.
ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the fates of Wally West, Krypto and past Crisis events in respect to DC's New 52 relaunch, and wonders if we'll ever see a pre-reboot "Earth August" in the future.
ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to "Snarked" creator Roger Langridge about the kids series, "John Carter: A Princes of Mars" and "The Show Must Go On," BOOM!'s collection of his shorter works.
Announced at the New York Comic Con, Robot Chicken is working with DC COO Geoff Johns on an all-DC Comics episode of the popular show. Check out a (NSFW) preview featuring Green Lantern and Sinestro.
It's time to make some cuts as Steve Sunu adds a few surprises to his Drop List while allowing readers to once again vote on which of DC Comics' New 52 titles gets one more chance to win him over next month.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss Warner Bros.' lawsuit against the attorney representing the heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. ROBOT 6 has details.
Characterized by Matt Fraction as "the most important $412 dollars in comics history," the check written to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in part, for the rights to Superman, is set to be auctioned in November.
Robot 6's Michael May talks about criticism from both "real" critics and fans, authorial intent and how its applies to comics, and what makes a "fair" judgment of a piece of work.
Matt Seneca dives into a page from the latest from Jaime Hernandez, calling it "a slice of comics that flows like fine wine from panel to panel but stands rock solid as a full-page unit."
DC Comics has released the cover for J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis' follow-up to their best-selling "Superman: Earth One" graphic novel.
Writer Paul Cornell describes his and artist Ryan Kelly's new Vertigo ongoing series "Saucer Country," announced today at New York Comic Con, as "The West Wing" meets "X-Files."
Grant Morrison's long-rumored "Wonder Woman" series returned to the spotlight this week as the megastar writer described his work on the yet-to-be-officially-announced project as "the hardest project I've ever done."
In December, Mark Waid's "Irredeemable" and "Incorruptible" will cross over for the first time, pitting mortal enemies the Plutonian and Max Damage against each other for a four-issue storyline.
Steve Sunu's New 52 experiment rolls into week seven as Steve weighs the pros and cons of heavy hitters like "Batwoman" and "Green Lantern" and quirkier titles like "Demon Knights" and "Resurrection Man!"
Retail chain Books-A-Million is reportedly joining Barnes and Noble in pulling DC Comics titles from store shelves in response to the publisher's Amazon Kindle contract. ROBOT 6 has details.
Comics retailer and convention organizer Michael George has been found guilty of murder in his second trial after the first jury's verdict was overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct. ROBOT 6 has details.
ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea speaks with writer Jamie S. Rich about his work at Oni Press, collaborating with Joëlle Jones on "Spell Checkers," plans for the series' next volume and more.
ROBOT 6's Matt Seneca dives into a page from the classic Chris Claremont/Frank Miller "Wolverine" miniseries, noting "the directionality of this page is like a thesis on effective flow."
Although he finds Diamond's "Previews" catalog frustrating at times, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan ponders why it's still better than the internet at providing solicitation information for smaller publishers.
With "Batman" #1 leading the way, DC Comics took 17 of the top 20 sales spots in September's sales charts, with "Fear Itself" #6 the first Marvel title to chart, at the #8 position. ROBOT 6 has more.
In a statement provided to ROBOT 6, Haven Distributors director Lance Stahlberg confirmed the company's planned shutdown, but stated, "I do intend to come back."
Steve Sunu is six weeks into his competition pitting all 52 of DC Comics' series against each other, elimination-style! Half the field was eliminated last week -- which of this week's releases will make the cut?
ROBOT 6 has the story of a Superman fan so obsessed with the DC Comics icon that he's turned to multiple plastic surgeries since 1995 in order to resemble the Man of Steel as closely as possible.
ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with Rick Veitch about his latest comic project, "The Big Lie," a collaboration with artist Gary Erksine that examines the possibility that there's more to 9/11 than we realize.
Tom Bondurant, ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan, sifts through the final week of DC's New 52 premieres, and recommends "All-Star Western," "Aquaman," "The Fury of Firestorm" and "Justice League Dark."
ROBOT 6 contributor J. Caleb Mozzocco delves into Grant Morrison's "Supergods," a slightly confused, and occasionally frustrating, combination of autobiography and history of American superhero comics.
Reports say George Perez is stepping down as writer and breakdown artist on "Superman," to be replaced by Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens as of the seventh issue of the relaunched title.
With Amazon's entry into the world of tablet computing involving an exclusive contract with DC Comics, CBR Senior Editor Steve Gerding has some questions about what to expect when the Kindle Fire hits consumer hands in November.
Looking beyond across-the-board sellouts and critical reaction in gauging response to the New 52, DC Comics has hired Nielsen National Research Group to survey readers and retailers about the line-wide relaunch.
ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with creator Michael Kupperman about his new Fantagraphics book, "Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010, a humorous look at the last hundred years in the revered author's made-up life.
Two DC Comics grabbed headlines this week for titillating scenes, and ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose rounds up reactions to the first issues of "Catwoman" and "Red Hood and the Outlaws."
ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco looks at DC's relaunched Wonder Woman title, noting " I liked this issue, and will happily read the next, but that doesn’t mean I can’t wish for an even better one."
In a week that sees the release of "Batman," "Wonder Woman" and "Catwoman" #1, Steve Sunu's New 52 Pickup culls more titles from his pull list as we approach the end of the first month of DC Comics' relaunch.
ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Major Bummer" co-creator John Arcudi about the return of his and Doug Mahnke's slacker superhero in a new collection from Dark Horse, the potential for future stories and more.
ROBOT 6's Michael May contemplates how spoilers affect the reading of a comic book and whether they let readers focus on other elements of the story besides plot.