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Comics A.M. - Occupy Miami diary, Bill Mantlo followup

Comics A.M. - Occupy Miami diary, Bill Mantlo followup

Sarah Glidden's Occupy Miami diary! More on Bill Mantlo. Jim Zubkavich on the Stop Online Piracy Act! Jennifer Hayden wins a Literary Death Match! The Grant Morrison Bingo Card! Plus more!

New 52 Pickup - And Eight Titles Remain...

New 52 Pickup - And Eight Titles Remain...

We're three months into Steve Sunu's New 52 culling, and in a 2-week stretch that included the latest from "I, Vampire," "Aquaman" and "Batman," he's cut his DC Comics purchases in December to eight titles.

Marvel: CrossGen Titles Delayed, Not Canceled

Marvel: CrossGen Titles Delayed, Not Canceled

While Marvel’s revivals of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Route 666" won’t debut in December and February as originally announced, the publisher assures ROBOT 6 that the titles are merely delayed, not canceled.

Comics A.M. - The Case Against, and For, Sales Estimates

Comics A.M. - The Case Against, and For, Sales Estimates

The problems with, and need for, comics-sales analysis! "Habibi" among finalists for Prix De La Critique! Creators sell art to benefit sick child! Interviews with Alan Moore and Eduardo Risso! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Alvin Schwartz Passes Away; Marcos Martin to Exit

Comics A.M. - Alvin Schwartz Passes Away; Marcos Martin to Exit "Daredevil"

Writer Alvin Schwartz passes away. Mark Waid confirms Marcos Martin is leaving "Daredevil"! "Out" spotlights new Teen Titan Bunker! Texas Library Association names its “2012 Maverick Graphic Novel List"!

Should Heroes Use Lethal Force?

Should Heroes Use Lethal Force?

ROBOT 6's Caleb Mozzocco brings up the age-old fan debate, "Should heroes kill?" after reading the latest issues of "Justice League," "Aquaman" and "Green Lantern."

Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to former "Incredible Hulk" writer Greg Pak about the influence Bill Mantlo has had on his writing, as well as Pak's efforts to bring attention to Mantlo's heartbreaking health condition.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "The Power Within" Creators Land on "Out's" "Out 100" List

Charles “Zan” Christensen and Mark Brill make the "Out 100" list! Kieron Gillen on "Uncanny X-Men" and accessibility! Charlaine Harris talks "Cemetery Girl"! Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs talk "Angel and Faith"! Plus more!

Marvel's

Marvel's "Black Panther" Wraps in February

On the heels of this morning's news about the cancellation of "Ghost Rider" comes word that Marvel's "Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive" will end with February's Issue 529. ROBOT 6 has details.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Death of Phoenix" Page Fetches $65K at Auction

Original page from "Uncanny X-Men" #137 sells for $65,000! A call for publishers to release digital sales figures! The definitive obituary for Bil Keane. Interviews with Max Allan Cullins and Scott Tuft! Plus more!

"PunisherMAX" Ends in February

Series writer Jason Aaron assures fans that the final issue of Marvel's "PunisherMAX" hitting in February is not the result of a cancellation but is instead the series finale he "always intended."

VIDEO: Neil Gaiman Visits

VIDEO: Neil Gaiman Visits "The Simpsons"

You may know Neil Gaiman from such works as "Sandman" and "Coraline," but the acclaimed writer is also set to guest star on this Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons." ROBOT 6 has details and a video clip.

Comics A.M. - $15,000 Comic Goes Missing; Donations for Bill Mantlo

Comics A.M. - $15,000 Comic Goes Missing; Donations for Bill Mantlo

Nebraska man says a copy of "Amazing Fantasy" #15 has disappeared from his home! Greg Pak solicits donations for Bill Mantlo! Stumptown Comics Fest names new officers! Plus much more!

Superman Thief Collects Six Year Prison Sentence

Superman Thief Collects Six Year Prison Sentence

Gerry Armbruster, who stole thousands of dollars worth of Superman memorabilia from a mentally disabled collector in late August, has been sentenced to six years in prison. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Millar Defends Miller Against Online Backlash

Millar Defends Miller Against Online Backlash

The decidedly left-leaning Mark Millar steps up in defense of Frank Miller's anti-OWS stance while ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose points out it may have been the tone more than the sentiment that riled up the comic industry.

Comics A.M. - Chris Claremont Donates Archives to Columbia

Comics A.M. - Chris Claremont Donates Archives to Columbia

Longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont donates papers to Columbia University! Cartoonist Susie Cagle and Nate Beeler on the Occupy movement! Viz's "Bleach" jumps ahead! Plus much more!

Frank Miller and Occupy Wall Street

Frank Miller and Occupy Wall Street

Frank Miller has entered the political arena, this past weekend raging against Occupy Wall Street, prompting strong reactions from comic book pros, fans and mainstream media outlets. Kevin Melrose breaks it down.

Comics A.M. - Fan/Pro Bill of Rights; Comics Used in Major Drug Ring

Comics A.M. - Fan/Pro Bill of Rights; Comics Used in Major Drug Ring

Peter David suggests a fan/pro Bill of Rights for conventions! Meth ring used comics to launder drug money! Comics-WWE parallels! Chester Brown talks "Louis Riel"! Retailers talk DC's New 52! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Jughead" #210

Archie Comics has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive preview of "Jughead" #210, continuing Craig Boldman's "Jughead leaves home" storyline Wednesday, November 16.

Wolfe & Higgins Bring Zombies to Camelot in

Wolfe & Higgins Bring Zombies to Camelot in "Knights of the Living Dead"

The "walking starvation" hits Camelot as King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the rest of the Round Table fight zombies in Dusty Higgins and Ron Wolfe's "Knights of the Living Dead."

ROBOT REVIEWS: Donald Duck:

ROBOT REVIEWS: Donald Duck: "Lost in the Andes"

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner takes a look at the first volume of Fantagraphics' Carl Barks collections, noting "In short, this is exactly the book that Barks fans and the curious have been waiting for."

"My Name is Bill Mantlo. I Want To Go Home"

A heartbreaking profile of Bill Mantlo, who wrote "Incredible Hulk," and other Marvel titles in the 80s, hit the web this week, detailing his struggles since he suffered a closed-head brain injury 20 years ago.

Comics A.M. - Archie Hits Nook Tablet; Stan Lee Gets Vanguard Award

Comics A.M. - Archie Hits Nook Tablet; Stan Lee Gets Vanguard Award

Archie Comics will be available on Barnes & Noble's new Nook Tablet! Producers Guild of America to honor Stan Lee! Cartoonist Susie Cagle talks about her Occupy Oakland arrest! Plus much more!

New 52 Pickup - Two Weeks in One

New 52 Pickup - Two Weeks in One

After taking a hiatus last week, Steve Sunu returns with a two-fer, looking at DC Comics' New 52 releases that have made it into Month Three, including "Action Comics," "Batwoman" and more!

Australian License Plates Feature Superman, Green Lantern

Australian License Plates Feature Superman, Green Lantern

Residents of Victoria, Australia will soon be able to sport license plates emblazoned with their favorite DC Comics characters, featuring classic versions of Green Lantern, Batman, Flash and more.

Why Do You Talk About Comics?

Why Do You Talk About Comics?

This week, ROBOT 6's Michael May wraps up a three-part series on comics criticism, jumping into the reasons people participate in criticism in the first place.

The Challenge of the Silver Age

The Challenge of the Silver Age

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant discusses the persistence Silver Age in DC Comics' line-up through the lens of a Silver Age team that wasn't revived as part of the new 52, the Challengers of the Unknown.

Marvel Cancels

Marvel Cancels "Victor Von Doom" Before Its Debut

Marvel Comics has cancelled its "Victor Von Doom" miniseries before the first issue's publication. The story of a teenaged Doom, by Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan, was set to debut in mid-November.

Comics A.M. - Comics Market on Verge of Turnaround?

Comics A.M. - Comics Market on Verge of Turnaround?

Comics market poised for turnaround, but graphic-novel picture is more complex! Kieron Gillen reflects on "Generation Hope"! The pitch process! Matt Murdock enters 21st Century! Plus more!

Nicola Scott Joins

Nicola Scott Joins "Superman" for Three Issues

DC Comics has announced that former "Birds of Prey" and "Teen Titans" artist Nicola Scott will step in for Jesus Merino on three issues of Superman, beginning with this month’s Issue 3. ROBOT 6 has details.

Superheroes Descend Upon Occupy Wall Street

Superheroes Descend Upon Occupy Wall Street

Spandexed heroes participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement in NYC on Halloween as part of an event called "Superheroes versus Economic Supervillains." ROBOT 6 has details and pics.

Will DC Comics' Past Catch Up With It?

Will DC Comics' Past Catch Up With It?

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the fates of Wally West, Krypto and past Crisis events in respect to DC's New 52 relaunch, and wonders if we'll ever see a pre-reboot "Earth August" in the future.

Talking Comics with Roger Langridge

Talking Comics with Roger Langridge

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to "Snarked" creator Roger Langridge about the kids series, "John Carter: A Princes of Mars" and "The Show Must Go On," BOOM!'s collection of his shorter works.

A NSFW Look at the Robot Chicken/DC Comics Special

A NSFW Look at the Robot Chicken/DC Comics Special

Announced at the New York Comic Con, Robot Chicken is working with DC COO Geoff Johns on an all-DC Comics episode of the popular show. Check out a (NSFW) preview featuring Green Lantern and Sinestro.

New 52 Pickup - Week 9: Decisions Are Made

New 52 Pickup - Week 9: Decisions Are Made

It's time to make some cuts as Steve Sunu adds a few surprises to his Drop List while allowing readers to once again vote on which of DC Comics' New 52 titles gets one more chance to win him over next month.

Warner Bros. Lawsuit Against Superman Attorney to Continue

Warner Bros. Lawsuit Against Superman Attorney to Continue

A federal judge has refused to dismiss Warner Bros.' lawsuit against the attorney representing the heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. ROBOT 6 has details.

Siegel & Shuster's DC Comics Check for Superman to be Auctioned

Siegel & Shuster's DC Comics Check for Superman to be Auctioned

Characterized by Matt Fraction as "the most important $412 dollars in comics history," the check written to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in part, for the rights to Superman, is set to be auctioned in November.

Everyone's a Critic, So Let's Be Good Ones

Everyone's a Critic, So Let's Be Good Ones

Robot 6's Michael May talks about criticism from both "real" critics and fans, authorial intent and how its applies to comics, and what makes a "fair" judgment of a piece of work.

Your Wednesday Sequence:

Your Wednesday Sequence: "Love & Rockets: New Stories" #4

Matt Seneca dives into a page from the latest from Jaime Hernandez, calling it "a slice of comics that flows like fine wine from panel to panel but stands rock solid as a full-page unit."

DC Comics Unveils Cover to

DC Comics Unveils Cover to "Superman: Earth One" Vol. 2

DC Comics has released the cover for J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis' follow-up to their best-selling "Superman: Earth One" graphic novel.

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