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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.

Check That Bought Superman Rights Sells For $160,000

Check That Bought Superman Rights Sells For $160,000

The $412 check written in 1938 by Detective Comics to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the rights to Superman sold last night at auction for a whopping $160,000. ROBOT 6 has the details.

DC Comics Offers a First Look at

DC Comics Offers a First Look at "Before Watchmen" Pages

DC Comics has updated its New Frontiersman promotional website with a brief first look at interior pages from "Before Watchmen."

Zak Sally on

Zak Sally on "Sammy the Mouse" & Printing His Own Comics

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner talks to Zak Sally about his work on "Sammy the Mouse" and his recent decision to not only publish his own comics, but print them as well.

A Thousand-Piece Puzzle Without the Frame: McCann Talks

A Thousand-Piece Puzzle Without the Frame: McCann Talks "Mind the Gap"

Writer Jim McCann talks to ROBOT 6 about his upcoming preternatural mystery thriller, "Mind the Gap," as well as the next "Dapper Men" book and who'd win if Hawkeye fought Dazzler in "AvX."

"Walking Dead" #100 Cover Remembers the Fallen

ROBOT 6 has a hi-res copy of Charlie Adlard’s corpse-strewn cover for the 100th issue of "The Walking Dead," which depicts every prominent character who’s died in the acclaimed series - so far.

"Aquaman" Hero's Introduction, Death Sparks Open Letters to DC, Geoff Johns

The death of Kahina the Seer in the pages of "Aquaman" has led Iranian-American indy creator Dara Naraghi to pen an open letter expressing his disappointment to series writer Geoff Johns.

Matt Groening Finally Reveals Location of

Matt Groening Finally Reveals Location of "Simpsons'" Springfield

For nearly a quarter of a century, fans of "The Simpsons" have been been plagued by one nagging question: Where, oh where, is Springfield? Creator Matt Groening finally offers an answer.

Tom Scioli's

Tom Scioli's "American Barbarian" is Pretty Much the Best Thing Ever

J. Caleb Mozzocco looks at AdHouse's collection of Tom Scioli's "American Barbarian," saying he was "knocked on my ass, my head blown and second-guessing myself for being this impressed."

How

How "Buffy" Got Her Groove Back

Graeme McMillan looks at "Buffy: Season 9," noting "writer Andrew Chambliss manages to not only get the Whedon tone exactly right... but also makes it work in comic format in a way that the previous series didn't."

Talking Comics With Terry Moore

Talking Comics With Terry Moore

Terry Moore spoke with Robot 6's Tim O'Shea about his recent movie to digital comics, the "Rachel Rising" teaser in an upcoming issue of "The Walking Dead" and his hopes to someday release all of his work in color.

Comics College: Scott McCloud

Comics College: Scott McCloud

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner looks at the body of work of "Understanding Comics" author Scott McCloud, one of the industry's most restless and interesting inventors and theorists.

Talking Comics With Tim: Brian Churilla

Talking Comics With Tim: Brian Churilla

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea chats with Brian Churilla about his new series from Oni, "The Secret History of D.B. Cooper."

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