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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."

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.

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