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"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.

David Gaider brings

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.

Julie Taymor and

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.

Adam Hughes Reveals Frosty Cover Art for

Adam Hughes Reveals Frosty Cover Art for "Fairest" #3

Adam Hughes has revealed his Snow Queen-starring cover for the third issue of "Fairest," Vertigo’s upcoming "Fables" spinoff series that will spotlight such female characters as Rapunzel, Snow White and Rose Red.

Comics A.M. - 30 Years of Diamond; Angoulême Memories

Comics A.M. - 30 Years of Diamond; Angoulême Memories

Diamond Comic Distributors marks its 30th anniversary! Stan Sakai and Chris Pitzer on Angoulême International Comics Festival! Dark Horse's Mike Richardson to give ComicsPRO keynote! Plus much more!

JMS Addresses

JMS Addresses "Before Watchmen," "Babylon 5" Comparisons

Addressing one of the reactions to his involvement in DC Comics’ "Before Watchmen" project, J. Michael Straczynski has tackled the question, "How would you feel if Babylon 5 was being done without your permission?"

Comics A.M. - Batmobile Covered By Copyright; More on Archie Feud

Comics A.M. - Batmobile Covered By Copyright; More on Archie Feud

Judge declares Batmobile design is protected by copyright! Archie Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit says harassment claims are "completely untrue"! How to bring more female readers to comics! Plus more!

DC Releases All Eight

DC Releases All Eight "Before Watchmen" Covers

DC Comics has released hi-resolution images of all eight "Before Watchmen" covers, and ROBOT 6 has the full gallery for your Rorschach, Silk Spectre and Ozymandias viewing pleasure.

Comics A.M. - Thief Steals All 64 volumes of

Comics A.M. - Thief Steals All 64 volumes of "One Piece"

Thief takes all 64 volumes of "One Piece" from Japanese bookstore! Susie Cagle talks Occupy Oakland arrests! Jeff Parker and Erica Moen’s "Bucko" concludes! Act-I-Vate marks six years! Plus much more!

"Before Watchmen" Creators on Bold Moves, Alan Moore & More

In the wake of DC Comics' "Before Watchmen" announcement, ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose has a round-up of quotes from various creators involved in the prequels, from Brian Azzarello to Darwyn Cooke and more.

Comics A.M. - Neil Gaiman on End of

Comics A.M. - Neil Gaiman on End of "Spawn" Dispute

Neil Gaiman comments on settlement with Todd McFarlane! Susie Cagle has another brush with police! Comic-Con releases full list of special guests! Jim Zubkavich offers "Skullkickers" online update! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Guy Delisle, Jim Woodring Win Angoulême Honors

Comics A.M. - Guy Delisle, Jim Woodring Win Angoulême Honors

Guy Delisle's "Jerusalem" and Jim Woodring's "Congress of the Animals" win awards at Angoulême! Paul Hornschemeier receives graphic novel residency! New Orleans Comic Con! Plus much more!

Race in Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: “Lost in the Andes”

Race in Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: “Lost in the Andes”

ROBOT 6 breaks down Fantagraphics' "Complete Carl Barks Disney Library" and Disney's presentation of other cultures in "Donald Duck."

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