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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."

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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."

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.

First

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."

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