Kevin Melrose

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How To Celebrate Jack Kirby's 96th Birthday

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Kirby, who, with Joe Simon, created the genre of romance comics before co-founding the Marvel U with the likes of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, would have turned 96 today. ROBOT 6 has suggestions on how to celebrate.

Lobo's New Look Might Not Be As "Twilight-y" As Fans Fear

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Writer Marguerite Bennett assures fans the lewd and violent interstellar bounty hunter “is much bigger, meaner and nastier” than the concept art DC Comics released for the new-look Lobo would lead them to believe.

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Ticket Sales Dip to Record Low

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" grossed a record-low $966,952 in ticket sales last week, the first time since performances began in November 2010 that the musical, the most expensive in Broadway history, dipped below $1M.

"Avengers" Animatics Reveal Glimpse of Wasp, Possibly Hint of "Age of Ultron"

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Newly released animatics from "The Avengers" reveal the Wasp participating in the fight against the Chitauri, a darker side of J.A.R.V.I.S., an earlier introduction for Iron Man and more.

DC's "Justice League of America" to Become "Justice League Canada"

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics is announcing today at Fan Expo Canada that "Justice League of America" will be renamed "Justice League Canada" next spring as the team relocates in the aftermath of Trinity War and "Forever Evil."

We Lost Out On The Amazing World of Superman Theme Park

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Metropolis, Illinois -- best known for its official designation of "Hometown of Superman" -- once had plans for a theme park called the Amazing World of Superman with concept art by Neal Adams.

"Arrow" Casts "Homeland" Threat As New Villain

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Navid Negahban, who played the terrorist Abu Nazir on Showtime's hit "Homeland," will debut as a new villain named Al-Owal in an episode of "Arrow" titled "The Demon's Head."

Final "Seaguy" Miniseries "Still a Long Way Off," Stewart Cautions

Wed, August 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A new profile of Grant Morrison closed with the promise of the third and final volume of Vertigo series "Seaguy" in 2014, but his collaborator Cameron Stewart cautions excited fans "it's still a long way off."

Thor and Asgard Arriving in Disneyland This Fall

Tue, August 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Disney announced it will bring more of the Marvel Universe to its theme parks this fall, when Disneyland guests will have a chance to visit Asgard and “come face-to-face” with Thor himself.

D.J. Caruso Still Attached to "Preacher," Hopes to Have "Good News" Soon

Tue, August 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Two and a half years after signing on to "Preacher," DJ Caruso says he's still attached to direct at adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comics series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

Latest "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Photos Tease Sinister Six

Mon, August 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Sony Pictures has released eight more "Amazing Spider-Man 2" images, including one photo that could hint at the villain -- or, rather, villains -- for the third installment of director Marc Webb’s rebooted franchise.

Dancer Injured During "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Performance

Fri, August 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," the Broadway musical that was plagued by accidents in the early months of its run, has claimed another victim, with dancer Daniel Curry seriously injured during a performance.

"300: Rise of an Empire" International Trailer Promises "Death and Destruction"

Thu, August 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The new international trailer for "300: Rise of an Empire" sets Greece and Persia on a collision course, as Rodrigo Santoro's god-king Xerxes pledges, "Nothing will stop the march of my empire."

Mark Wahlberg Wants a Shot at Marvel's "Iron Man" Franchise

Wed, August 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

While in the United Kingdom promoting "2 Guns," star Mark Wahlberg revealed he’d like to take over the role of Iron Man from Robert Downey Jr.

D23: Captain America Makes his Disney Debut

Fri, August 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Captain America appeared at Disney's D23 event to promote the new Avengers Academy kids’ area that’s being added Disney Cruise Line’s flagship Disney Magic as part of a “reimagineering” of the 15-year-old vessel.

Marvel Debuts Loki-Packed Trailer for "Thor: The Dark World"

Wed, August 7th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios has premiered a new trailer for director Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World" that hits upon that magic movie formula: widespread destruction, a touch of humor and lots of Tom Hiddleston's Loki.

"Young Justice: Legacy" Game Delayed Until November

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Developer Little Orbit has pushed back the release of its "Young Justice: Legacy" video game, saying it it will now be available for Wii and Nintendo 3DS in addition to the previously announced PlayStation 3, Xbox 36

Millar & Gibbons' "The Secret Service" Recruits Samuel L Jackson

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Samuel L. Jackson has been cast as the villain in "The Secret Service," director Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the Marvel/Icon miniseries by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

Layman and Guillory's "Chew" Takes Another Stab (Or Two) at Television

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

John Layman and Rob Guillory's hit Image Comics title "Chew" is getting another shot at television following Showtime's decision to pass on developing the comic into a live-action series.

Cosplay Photo Shoot Spooks Boca Raton Residents, Police

Thu, August 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

What began Saturday night in Boca Raton, Florida, as a seemingly harmless photo shoot for an upcoming comics convention, quickly turned into a tense confrontation with police. ROBOT 6 has the details.

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