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Gary Friedrich Appeals Ghost Rider Ruling

Gary Friedrich Appeals Ghost Rider Ruling

Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich has appealed a 2011 court ruling that he gave up all claims to the fiery spirit of vengeance when he endorsed checks from Marvel’s predecessor 40 years ago. ROBOT 6 has details.

Conversing with Ryan Kelly

Conversing with Ryan Kelly

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant chats with "Saucer Country" Ryan Kelly about his work on the Vertigo series, his webcomic "Cocotte," being a foodie, what superheroes he'd like to draw and more.

Women of Action: Glory

Women of Action: Glory

ROBOT 6's Michael May takes a look at the relaunched "Glory" comic by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell, noting that in each issue, "Keatinge has introduced some twist or development that immediately made me crave the next issue."

DiDio Hints at DC Linewide Crossover in 2013

DiDio Hints at DC Linewide Crossover in 2013

DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio teases a possible line-wide crossover for the DCU coming in late 2013 with "better continuity developing through the line."

DC Comics Postpones Release of

DC Comics Postpones Release of "Batman, Incorporated" #3 Following Shootings

In the wake of Friday’s Aurora, Colorado shootings, DC Comics has delayed the release of "Batman, Inc" #3, originally set to go on sale Wednesday, citing "content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events."

Greatest Comic of All Time: Josh Simmons'

Greatest Comic of All Time: Josh Simmons' "Batman"

ROBOT 6's Matt Seneca looks back at "a limited-run bootleg print comic" starring the Dark Knight and created by Josh Simmons.

Sidekicks, Icons, Stephanie Brown & DC Public Relations

Sidekicks, Icons, Stephanie Brown & DC Public Relations

In light of DC's reactions to questions about Stephanie Brown's announced appearance in the Smallville comic, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at the history of Batman's sidekicks.

Six Favorite Moments From

Six Favorite Moments From "Love and Rockets"

In honor of the 30th anniversary of "Love and Rockets," ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner lists six of his favorite moments from Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez's groundbreaking series.

Marvel Investigates

Marvel Investigates "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Iron Man 3" Leaks

Marvel Studios has launched an investigation into a leak that resulted in its major CCI announcement, the development of a" Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, being revealed two weeks before the convention began.

Rush Limbaugh Spies Link Between

Rush Limbaugh Spies Link Between "Dark Knight Rises'" Bane, Mitt Romney's Bain Capital

When most comics fans see Bane, they think of the "Man Who Broke the Bat." But when conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh sees Bane, he thinks of a left-wing conspiracy.

CCI: DC's

CCI: DC's "Justice League Dark" Opens "Books Of Magic"

Ending speculation that began when Jeff Lemire teased that a Neil Gaiman character will be introduced into the New 52, DC Comics announced at CCI that Timothy Hunter of "Books of Magic" will appear in "Justice League Dark."

DC Unveils Seven New

DC Unveils Seven New "Before Watchmen" Variants By Steranko, Pope & More

In the midst of Comic-Con madness, DC Comics has unveiled variant covers for Before Watchmen by Jim Steranko, Steve Rude, Paul Pope, Tim Bradstreet, Jim Lee, Cliff Chiang and David Finch.

Keith Giffen Takes Over DC's

Keith Giffen Takes Over DC's "He-Man" with Issue #2

DC has announced Keith Giffen will take over from James Robinson as writer for "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" with issue #2 in September. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Rocksteady Developing

Rocksteady Developing "Batman" Prequel Game Featuring Justice League

Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind "Batman: Arkham Asylum" and "Arkham City," is believed to be developing a new installment of the video game series that will feature Superman, Wonder Woman and others.

Judge Dismisses Another Stan Lee Media Lawsuit Against Namesake

Judge Dismisses Another Stan Lee Media Lawsuit Against Namesake

In another legal blow to Stan Lee Media, a federal judge in California has dismissed its lawsuit against namesake and co-founder Stan Lee seeking billions in profits as well as ownership of the writer’s most famous co-creations.

Marvel Ending Nine Titles In October

Marvel Ending Nine Titles In October

Nine Marvel series will end in October even as the publisher debuts "Uncanny Avengers" #1, the first title in its sweeping Marvel NOW! initiative. ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose breaks down the details.

Florida Fundamentalist Group Targets Marvel, Retailers Over

Florida Fundamentalist Group Targets Marvel, Retailers Over "Astonishing X-Men"

Declaring Marvel has "crossed the line," a Florida fundamentalist group has launched an email campaign to convince the publisher, parent company Disney and retailers to pull from distribution "Astonishing X-Men" #51.

Conversing On Comics With David Macho

Conversing On Comics With David Macho

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant talks to artist agent David Macho about his 12 years of experience representing artists in a large segment of mainstream American comics including "Uncanny X-Men," "Action Comics" and more.

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.

Post-

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."

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