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Warner Bros. Seeks Trial in Superman Rights Battle

Warner Bros. Seeks Trial in Superman Rights Battle

Warner Bros. filed a brief on Friday seeking to reverse a 2008 decision that granted the heirs of Jerry Siegel half the rights to the original Superman story, and to enforce a deal abandoned by the writer’s family.

Does Reading Comics On a Mobile Phone Break The Idea of Comics?

Does Reading Comics On a Mobile Phone Break The Idea of Comics?

Does guided view functionality fundamentally change or break the comics medium? Through an examination of a page of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," ROBOT 6 has the details.

Six by 6: The Essential Moebius

Six by 6: The Essential Moebius

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner is joined by comics critic Joe “Jog” McCulloch as they list six great books by legendary creator Moebius, who passed away earlier this month.

The Middle Ground: Reflecting on Judge Dredd's Return to America

The Middle Ground: Reflecting on Judge Dredd's Return to America

With the news that IDW has the American rights to produce original Judge Dredd material, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan reflects on previous attempts by American publishers to bring Dredd to the States.

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First "Walking Dead" Gameplay Trailer Debuts

The first trailer featuring gameplay footage from Telltale Games' "The Walking Dead" debuts, providing a new look at Charlie Adlard's character designs and a sense of the game's atmosphere.

Women of Action: Huntress

Women of Action: Huntress

Robot 6 looks at Paul Levitz's recent New 52 "Huntress" miniseries and considers the potential of the upcoming "Worlds' Finest," which teams her with Power Girl as both women fight to return to Earth 2.

Does Reading Comics on Mobile Phones Break the Concept?

Does Reading Comics on Mobile Phones Break the Concept?

ROBOT 6 examines the ways in which reading print-first comics on mobile devices inherently changes the reading experience, from negating the artist's choice of panel sizes to obscuring the page's "big picture."

"Batman Live" Hits the United States in September

U.S. fans who have been eagerly waiting for their chance to see "Batman Live" now have a date to circle on their calendars with Warner Bros. announcing a September 5 for the North American tour debut.

Telltale Debuts Chilling

Telltale Debuts Chilling "Walking Dead" Game Trailer

Telltale Games has premiered a creepy teaser trailer for "The Walking Dead" video game that lacks any gameplay footage but makes up for it with a sense of dread and helplessness reminiscent of the comic and TV show.

Archie's Jon Goldwater Discusses Cheryl Blossom's Cancer

Archie's Jon Goldwater Discusses Cheryl Blossom's Cancer

Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater spoke with ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson about the publisher's latest foray into real-world issues with the upcoming story arc dealing with Cheryl Blossom's breast cancer.

"Supurbia" & The Over-Analogued Superhero Industry

J. Caleb Mozzocco uses the release of "Supurbia #1" as an excuse to talk about superhero analogies, as he delves into analogues of popular superheroes and its place as a trope in comics.

Grumpy Old Fan: Multiverses and Marvels

Grumpy Old Fan: Multiverses and Marvels

With DC Comics set to bring back Earth 2 and Shazam! in the New 52, ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan Tom Bondurant takes a look at the history of both concepts.

Talking Comics with Karl Kesel

Talking Comics with Karl Kesel

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with writer/artist Karl Kesel about the recent decision to take his and Tom Grummett's "Section Zero' series online as a free-to-read webcomic.

Six Degrees of Superman

Six Degrees of Superman

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant "sat down with a list of DC’s current and upcoming superhero-universe comics, and rearranged it into a big chart" to see just how interconnected DC's New 52 has become.

Is 2012 The Year of Image Comics?

Is 2012 The Year of Image Comics?

Following last weekend's Image Expo announcements, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan discusses how the publisher has become "very definitely enmeshed in the center of the big conversations about the future of mainstream American comics."

McFarlane To Pay Gaiman $382,000 Following

McFarlane To Pay Gaiman $382,000 Following "Spawn" Settlement

Todd McFarlane will pay Neil Gaiman $382,000 in the wake of the settlement in January of their nearly decade-long legal battle over the rights to Medieval Spawn, Angela and other characters.

Kevin Keller Marriage Issue Sells Out

Kevin Keller Marriage Issue Sells Out

Archie Comics announced today via press release that Life With Archie #16, which features the marriage of Riverdale’s first gay character, has sold out. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Talking Comics with Stephanie Buscema

Talking Comics with Stephanie Buscema

Tim O'Shea spoke with cartoonist Stephanie Buscema about her new all-ages webcomic "The Little Tales of Otto & Olive," her not-so-secret desire to illustrate an "Adventure Time" story for the BOOM! comic and more.

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David Gaider brings "Dragon Age"to Dark Horse Digital

BioWare's David Gaider talks to ROBOT 6 about the direct-to-digital "Dragon Age" series that kicked off last Wednesday on Dark Horse's digital comics service.

Talking with

Talking with "Skullkickers" Writer Jim Zubkavich

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson speaks with "Skullkickers" writer Jim Zubkavich about releasing the fantasy-adventure as a webcomic and his new webcomic "Makeshift Miracle."

The Fifth Color: Justice Is Like Lightning

The Fifth Color: Justice Is Like Lightning

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman shows her appreciation for Jeff Parker and Kev Walker's "Thunderbolts," saying it is "fueled by a fantastic imagination and some amazing storytelling."

Alex Segura & Archie

Alex Segura & Archie "Occupy Riverdale"

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson spoke with writer Alex Segura about bringing the Occupy movement to Archie Comics, from the origins of the idea to the participation of artists Gisele Lagace and Jill Thompson on the project.

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Chris Weston on "The Twelve," "2000 AD" and Creator-Owned Plans

"The Twelve" artist Chris Weston joins ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant for a Q&A on his current and past work in comics, movies and more.

"Young Justice: Legacy" Comes to Gaming Consoles

Less than two weeks from the second-season premiere of "Young Justice", Little Orbit and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced a video game based on the Cartoon Network series. ROBOT 6 has details.

Talking Comics with Kagan McCloud

Talking Comics with Kagan McCloud

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Infinite Kung Fu" creator Kagan McCloud about the critical acclaim McCloud has experienced upon the publication of his ten-year project and what he plans to do for a follow-up.

Women of Action: Black Canary and the Birds of Prey

Women of Action: Black Canary and the Birds of Prey

ROBOT 6's Michael May continues his series of posts looking at superhero series starring and named after women, this time turning his focus on Black Canary and the Birds of Prey.

CBR Week in Review: 2/13 - 2/19

CBR Week in Review: 2/13 - 2/19

THE OWL SIGNAL takes over CBR in preparation for "Night of the Owls," news on Gary Friedrich continues and movie reviews abound on SPINOFF.

Your Joe Kubert Sequence

Your Joe Kubert Sequence

ROBOT 6's Matt Seneca explores a page of Hawkman drawn by the legendary Joe Kubert, a page with "one of comics’ greatest cartoonists breaking all the rules he can.

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Julie Taymor and "Spider-Man" Musical Producers Settle Royalties Feud

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" producers have settled with ousted director Julie Taymor, who will receive $9,750 a week in royalties as part of the settlement.

Are Marvel's Digital Bootlegs an Inside Job? UPDATED

Are Marvel's Digital Bootlegs an Inside Job? UPDATED

While new releases are digitally bootlegged within hours of their official release, evidence suggests indicating Marvel's pirates may reside inside the House of Ideas. UPDATED: The mystery has been solved!

Image Expo Ticket designs Showcase

Image Expo Ticket designs Showcase "Experience Creativity" Campaign

Image Comics has released the ticket designs for its late-February Image Expo, showcasing the current "Experience Creativity" campaign through the use of series art and creator photos.

Gary Friedrich Case Spurs Debate About Convention Sketches

Gary Friedrich Case Spurs Debate About Convention Sketches

In reaction to Marvel's dispute with Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich, comic book artists debate whether to continue offering convention sketches of Marvel or Disney characters.

Stan Lee Media Loses

Stan Lee Media Loses "Conan" Legal Battle

A federal judge has dismissed a bid by Stan Lee Media to reclaim the rights to Conan the Barbarian even as the company looks to move forward in its attempt to pursue the rights to Spider-Man, the Avengers and more.

Six Recent Comic Strips That Died an Untimely Death

Six Recent Comic Strips That Died an Untimely Death

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner pays tribute to six clever-but-canceled comic strips, from "Bo Nanas" by John Kovaleski to "Oh, Brother" by Jay Stephens and Bob Weber Jr.

CBR Week in Review: 2/6 - 2/12

CBR Week in Review: 2/6 - 2/12

New trailers for "The Avengers" and "Amazing Spider-Man," more creative shifts in the New 52, "AvX" cover reveals, "Ghost Rider" creator Gary Friedrich fined $17K by Marvel and more this week on CBR.

Your Mike Mignola Sequence

Your Mike Mignola Sequence

Matt Seneca examines a Mignola "Hellboy" sequence, noting, "A large part of what makes Mignola’s stories so wonderful is the way they behave like typical examples of action-adventure comics until they suddenly refuse to do so any longer."

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comic sales rise 27.5% over January 2011! British comics artist Mike White passes away. Random House to release "Garfield" collections as e-books! Jeff Parker and Erika Moen on the end of "Bucko"! Plus more!

We’ve Come So Far: On

We’ve Come So Far: On "Before Watchmen" and Creators' Rights

In response to DC's "Before Watchmen" announcement, Robot 6's Chris Mautner tosses aside arguments about diluting the original "Watchmen," where the characters originally came from and the creators working on the new stories.

CBR Week in Review: 1/29-2/5

CBR Week in Review: 1/29-2/5

Everything comes up "Before Watchmen," "Amazing Spider-Man" teasers invade the internet and a whole host of 4-star reviews this week on CBR.

A Collection Mom Forgot to Throw Out

A Collection Mom Forgot to Throw Out

Robot 6's Shelf Porn feature returns with a look at the collection of Victor Liew in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who shows us his spinner racks, Star Wars toys, graphic novels, original art and more.

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