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In a special Christmas episode, Tom Bondurant considers the origin story of Superman in the context of the season, comparing him to both Jesus and Santa Claus.
'Tis the season, so ROBOT 6 asked comic pros for their favorite comic book-related holiday memories. Jeff Parker, Colleen Coover, Mike Allred, John Arcudi and many more were happy to share!
Center for Cartoon Studies finds new home for Schulz Library! Interviews with Bill Griffith, Fabio Moon, Paige Braddock, Craig Thompson and Ethan Rilly! Stan Sakai's "Mouse Guard Legends" process! Plus more!
Jeff Kinney, the author behind the $500 million "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" franchise, has sued Antarctic Press, accusing the comic publisher of violating trademark laws with its "Diary of a Zombie Kid" series.
CNN spotlights wedding of Archie Comics' Kevin Keller! Will "Tintin" movie audiences appreciate Herge's genius like his fans do? Interviews with Kurt Busiek, Fiona Staples and Kody Chamberlain! Plus much more!
Atomic Comics inventory to be sold at auction! The future of Sparkplug Comic Books! Analyzing 1940s comic sales figures! The growth of comiXology! Plus much more!
Publisher Eric Stephenson looks back at the year in Image Comics! Viz Media begins releasing titles on Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet! Interviews with Art Spiegelman and Tom Batiuk! Plus much more!
Maine newspaper praises decision to leave "Stuck in the Middle" on library shelves! Gareb Shamus to sell most of his Wizard World stock! Writer takes aim at photorealistic paintings of comic pages! Plus more!
ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan Tom Bondurant combs through DC's March solicitations, noting the lack of cancellations and "midseason replacements" and considering the likelihood of a New 52 crossover event.
Former SCAD Professor Bob Pendarvis talks about gender diversity, the all-female anthology "Sugar Ninjas," and his Kickstarter-funded "A Girl Called Ana Teaches Kittens How to Draw."
Prepare for the holidays with a wonderful fan-made short film called "A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas" that pays homage to those fondly remembered strips and delivers a touching message to their creator.
Post-Gareb Shamus, Wizard World looks to mend fences! Image Expo adds more creators to February convention lineup! Brian Wood talks "Channel Zero" and "The Massive"! Plus much more!
Matt Pizzolo talks Occupy Comics! Looking at the relative positions of DC's New 52 titles! DC backs off digital debuts! Jim Zubkavich on writing "Skullkickers"! Ramon Perez on adapting Jim Henson's "Tale of Sand"! Plus more!
Committee recommends "Stuck in the Middle" remain in Maine middle-school library following complaint! A look at the new Comic Reader! Interviews with Jack Davis, Larry Gonick and Nathan Schreiber! Plus more!
Valerie returns to Riverdale for "the most romantic story in Archie history"! Editorial cartoonist resigns amid plagiarism accusations! Jim Shooter calls his "Avengers" #200 story "a travesty"! Plus much more!
Direct market jumps 19% in November! IDW Publishing names Greg Goldstein as president! Ron Marz and Darwyn Cooke raising funds for charity! Jeff Lemire talks "Frankenstein"! Plus much more!
Robot 6's Matt Seneca dives arms first into a sequence by Amazing Spider-man artist John Romita, whose "muscular but glossy, dynamic but smooth" style gave Marvel its visual identity in the 1970s.
Robot 6's Caleb Mozzocco looks at IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles micro-series "Raphael," comparing it to the original "Raphael" from 1985.
Oakland police drop charges against cartoonist Susie Cagle! Funding plan approved for expansion of San Diego Convention Center! One comic store closes, another in peril! Female creators and characters at Marvel!
Veteran writer Marv Wolfman and artist Tom Mandrake return to the DC Universe with the March debut of "Night Force," a 7-issue miniseries updating Wolfman and Gene Colan's early-80s creation.
Retailer Brian Hibbs talks digital pricing! Stephen Colbert plugs "Mush! Sled Dogs with Issues"! Sam Humphries on "Sacrifice"! Joe Palooka, Mixed Martial Arts star? Plus much more!
Jim Zubkavich, working on a final answer for a Russian scanlator who approached the writer for access to original "Skullkickers" pages to translate and distribute online, shares his thoughts on the matter with ROBOT 6.
Angoulême International Comics Festival announces Official Selections! Columbus Dispatch suspends cartoonist Jeff Stahler! Artwork stolen from AdHouse publisher! Plus much more!
Matt Fraction and artist Nathan Fox have created a comic for "GQ" detailing the events of the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound that ultimately led to the terrorist leader's death. ROBOT 6 has details.
Marvel has been teasing fans with images of, and talk about, the Phoenix Force for months, and on Wednesday, the publisher will announce exactly what it's been so coy about. ROBOT 6 has details.
Alan Moore reacts to Frank Miller's recent remarks about Occupy movement! A report from Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival! Kieron Gillen talks Kickstarter and Indie Go Go! Plus much more!
ROBOT 6 wraps up their seasonal gift-giving guide, with gift suggestions from comics creators Christos Gage, Chris Roberson, Joey Weiser and more.
Tom Bondurant joins the chorus supporting DC's "The Shade," which writer James Robinson said has had low sales. ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan declares, "Save 'The Shade,' and enjoy some great comics while you’re at it."
ROBOT 6's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide continues, with comic book pros giving their ideas for that perfect present, with Mike Carey, Kelly Sue DeConnick and more joining the festivities!
In the second installment of its 2011 holiday gift guide, ROBOT 6 tapped another group of comics pros for their suggestions, featuring ideas from Jeff Parker, Tim Seeley, Ross Campbell and more.
CBLDF names Alex Cox as deputy director! Talent Coordinator Bon Alimagno exits Marvel! Angouleme International Comics Festival to include Art Spiegelman retrospective! Plus much more!
A near-mint copy of "Action Comics" #1 owned by actor Nicolas Cage sold at auction for a record $2.16 million making it the most expensive comic ever sold. ROBOT 6 has details.
ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "Scarlet Spider" artist Ryan Stegman about his time in Marvel's Artist's Training Program, merging digital and traditional illustration techniques and more.
'Tis the season, and ROBOT 6 is here to help with your 2011 gift giving, featuring suggestions from Jim comic book creators Jim McCann, Matt Kindt, Jim “Zub” Zubkavich and more!
Man finds $12,000 copy of "Amazing Fantasy" #15 in attic! Looking at 50 years of "Fantastic Four"! Alan Moore on his friendship with Harvey Pekar! Pulitzer Prize winner Mike Keefe accepts buyout! Plus more!
Advertising Age names DC among America's Hottest Brands! "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" now expected to turn a profit on Broadway! Alan Moore on the use of Guy Fawkes masks in protests! Plus much more!
Classes resume early following the Thanksgiving break as ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner provides an overview on the career and comics of one of comics' biggest stars, Grant Morrison.
ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant speculates on the future of the DC Comics line, specifically on various concepts that may be due for a New 52 revival.
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!
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.