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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."

CBR Week in Review: 1/23-1/27

CBR Week in Review: 1/23-1/27

The Bat-Family dominates the news, SPINOFF covers "Spartacus: Vengeance" and a plethora of 4-star reviews this week on CBR.

Comics Field Trip: Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Comics Field Trip: Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Robot 6's Tim O'Shea takes a field trip to Heroes Aren't Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC for a consumer's eye view of the retail mainstay.

Can the New 52 Count On the Next Six's Earth-2?

Can the New 52 Count On the Next Six's Earth-2?

Robot 6's Grumpy Old Fan Tom Bondurant sets his sights on the "Second Wave" of DC's New 52 with some in-depth analysis on the replacement books.

Comics A.M. - Retailers Big on Timeliness, Readers on Pre-Ordering

Comics A.M. - Retailers Big on Timeliness, Readers on Pre-Ordering

Valiant's Atom! Freeman finds retailers' chief concern about new publishers is timely releases! Informal survey discovers majority of readers pre-order comics! R. Stevens on the free "Diesel Sweeties" e-book! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Angoulême Begins; Judges Come to Cartoonist’s Rescue

Comics A.M. - Angoulême Begins; Judges Come to Cartoonist’s Rescue

39th Angoulême International Comics Festival kicks off today! Judges step in after Botswana cartoonist prevented from sketching in court! More on piracy and comics creators! Frank Cho postpones "Guns & Dinos"! Plus more!

comics A.M. - San Diego Convention Center Plan Advances

comics A.M. - San Diego Convention Center Plan Advances

San Diego City Council approves financing plan for convention center expansion! Is piracy "singly responsible for ruining the comic book industry”? Interviews with Stan Lee and Brian Wood! Plus much more!

Talking Comics with Joe Infurnari & Glenn Eichler

Talking Comics with Joe Infurnari & Glenn Eichler

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "The Colbert Report" writer Glenn Eichler about his and artist Joe Infurnari's new book out from First Second, "Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues."

Comics A.M. - How to Save the Struggling Manga Industry

Comics A.M. - How to Save the Struggling Manga Industry

Jason Thompson on why the manga industry is in trouble -- and how to save it! Bram Stoker Awards releases preliminary ballot! Jim Rugg interviews Jason Karns! Caleb Melby talks "The Zen of Steve Jobs"! Plus much more!

John Rozum Explains His

John Rozum Explains His "Static Shock" Exit

"Xombi" writer/creator John Rozum explains why he left the recently canceled "Static Shock" after just 4 issues, saying he was "completely sidelined" when it came to contributing creatively to the DC Comics title.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Persepolis" Trial Resumes Amid Uproar in Tunisia

Tunisian TV network chief on trial for "Persepolis" broadcast! Stumptown Comics adds board members! First Graphic Novel award winner announced! Interviews with Brian Wood, Aaron McGruder and Tom Gauld! Plus much more!

DC in April: Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Forever

DC in April: Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Forever

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks forward to DC's April slate, noting what looks good and interesting from the publisher this spring.

Pre-Game Thoughts on ‘The Omega Effect’

Pre-Game Thoughts on ‘The Omega Effect’

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman conisders Marvel's upcoming crossover featuring Punisher, Daredevil, Spider-Man and the prize everyone wants, the Omega Drive.

Comics A.M. - FBI Shuts Down Megaupload File-Sharing Site

Comics A.M. - FBI Shuts Down Megaupload File-Sharing Site

FBI, Justice Department shut down Megaupload, arrest founder! J.M. DeMatteis talks comics piracy! Lynda Barry named artist in residence at University of Wisconsin-Madison! Avi Arad on his manga "The Innocent"! Plus more!

Fox Affiliate Targets DC Comics for

Fox Affiliate Targets DC Comics for "Sex and Violence"

Nearly five months after the debut of DC Comics’ New 52, the Washington, D.C., Fox affiliate has taken aim at the “edgy makeover," focusing on several titles' debut issues. ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose has details.

Comics A.M. - Creators, Publishers Speak Out Against SOPA, PIPA

Comics A.M. - Creators, Publishers Speak Out Against SOPA, PIPA

Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Peter David and Fantagraphics join in opposition to SOPA and PIPA! More on split of "Ashes" collaborators Alex de Campi and Jimmy Broxton! Dan DiDio and Jim Lee discuss DC relaunch! Plus more!

Spider-Man Musical Producers Sue Julie Taymor

Spider-Man Musical Producers Sue Julie Taymor

The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" struck back Tuesday against a lawsuit by Julie Taymor, countersuing the former director and stating she violated her own contract before she was fired in March.

Talking Comics with Chris Roberson & Rich Ellis

Talking Comics with Chris Roberson & Rich Ellis

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Memorial" writer Chris Roberson and artist Rich Ellis about the collaborative process behind their six-issue magical miniseries.

Comics A.M. - De Guzman Leaves SLG, Powell Joins Diamond

Comics A.M. - De Guzman Leaves SLG, Powell Joins Diamond

Jennifer de Guzman exits SLG Publishing after 10 years! Retailer Chris Powell joins Diamond Comic Distributors! Axel Alonso talks Miles Morales! Kevin Smith talks women and comic shops! Plus much more!

"Glory" #23: An Experiment in Liefeld Without Liefeld

ROBOT 6 contributor J. Caleb Mozzocco delves into Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell's new vision of Glory, the bad-girl clone of Wonder Woman created in the early '90s by Rob Liefeld.

Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan Talk

Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan Talk "Conan"

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson chats with Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan about reuniting for Dark Horse's "Conan," featuring a young Cimmerian as he meets his match on the high seas with the pirate queen Bêlit.

Is This Logo the New Look of DC Comics?

Is This Logo the New Look of DC Comics?

Less than seven years replacing its long-established "bullet" with a "swoosh," DC Comics has filed to trademark a new logo of a D peeling back to reveal the C beneath. ROBOT 6 has details.

Is

Is "Justice League" #5 DC Comics' First New 52 Late Shipper?

According to Diamond Comics' shipping lists for the next two weeks, "Justice League" #5, originally set to hit stores January 18, no longer has a release date. ROBOT 6 has details.

Comics A.M. - How Digital Changed Geoff Johns' Approach to Writing

Comics A.M. - How Digital Changed Geoff Johns' Approach to Writing

Geoff Johns on re-evaluating the medium for digital display! Marvel's backlist problem! Washington City Paper axes comic strips -- again! Houston welcomes "The Scarlet Spider"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Teen Sentenced in Comics Burglary; Reuben Awards Adds Webcomics

Comics A.M. - Teen Sentenced in Comics Burglary; Reuben Awards Adds Webcomics

Teen sentenced to seven years in theft of elderly man's comics collection! Tom Richmond discusses Reuben Awards' new webcomics category! Who shoulders the blame for digital piracy? What makes a good all-ages comic? Plus more!

Talking Comics with John Jackson Miller

Talking Comics with John Jackson Miller

Longtime "Star Wars" writer John Jackson Miller spoke with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea about working on titles in the "Knights of the Old Republic" saga and comic book circulation.

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Rise By 3M Copies as Average Price Dips

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Rise By 3M Copies as Average Price Dips

Average price of comics drops by nearly a dime in 2011! Fiona Staples responds to objection to breastfeeding depiction on "Saga" cover! Valiant inks deal with Diamond! Chris Onstad talks burnout and haters! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Comics Rebound in 2011 While Graphic Novels Slump

Comics A.M. - Comics Rebound in 2011 While Graphic Novels Slump

Weak graphic novel sales weigh down 2011 direct market! Alison Bechdel's new book to receive 100,000-copy first printing! Diamond Retailer Summit set for C2E2! Brian K. Vaughan talks "Saga"! Plus more!

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