Corey Blake

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Snyder, Lemire, Vaughan & More - Our Favorite Image Expo Announcements

Fri, January 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

From Brian K. Vaughan's new titles to Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire's collaboration and more, these are the Image Expo announcements that have us most excited.

Kirby vs. Marvel Settlement: The King’s Goal Fulfilled

Sun, October 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following the resolution of the 5-year-old copyright dispute, ROBOT 6 considers on what the settlement might mean to the King of Comics' legacy.

How About a "$1 Per" Campaign For The Hero Initiative?

Sun, September 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Drawing on the charity of Singaporean author Wayne Rée, ROBOT 6 proposes another way for creators, retailers, publishers & readers to give to the nonprofit.

Curse of the B-Listers, or What Went Wrong With the New Warriors

Sat, August 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following word that Marvel is canceling "New Warriors," ROBOT 6 considers why the property has never been able to regain its '90s glory.

For Batman's 75th, the Line Breaks Free of the New 52 Mold

Sun, August 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the big changes for "Batgirl" and the new Bat-titles, DC's books are branching out in different directions -- and reaching out for new readers.

After #FireRickRemender, Can We Have a Real Conversation?

Sun, July 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 reflects on the recent social-media firestorm, and wonders whether we’re capable of bypassing the name-calling to have a productive discussion.

The Completist Age is Over

Sat, June 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 reflects on a bygone era, when readers traveled from shop to shop to complete collections and it was possible to buy every new comic.

The Secret Art of Sketch Cards

Sat, June 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 considers the growing market for sketch cards, which offers affordable fan collectibles and is an extra source of revenue for creators.

Don't Fear The Silly

Sat, May 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following screenwriter David S. Goyer’s remarks about Martian Manhunter, ROBOT 6’s Corey Blake stands up for a dose of silliness in superhero comics.

After "Star Wars," Dark Horse Comics Rides Again

Sun, May 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Even with the loss of the “Star Wars” license looming, ROBOT 6 finds that Dark Horse is in good health, with a deep back catalog and an expanding market share.

A Tale of Two Novas

Sat, May 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the fate of Richard Rider set to be revealed in Marvel’s "Original Sin," ROBOT 6 looks back on the history of Nova, and wonders what the future holds.

Eyeing the Eisners: A Look at the 2014 Nominees

Sun, April 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

From the scarcity of superheroes to the spread of webcomics into other categories, ROBOT 6 runs down this year’s Eisner Award nomination surprises.

The Six Best Things From Emerald City Comicon

Sat, April 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 reflects on some of the best news to come out of last weekend’s convention, from the return of the goon to DC’s “Teen Titans: Earth One.”

Is the World Ready For... a Comics Truck?

Sun, March 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 contributor Corey Blake considers the possibilities of a comics truck that could help introduce comic books to new readers.

When It Comes to Comics, What is Real?

Sun, March 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson ruffled a few feathers with his ComicsPRO speech, leading ROBOT 6’s Corey Blake to consider what qualifies as “real.”

Patreon on the Rise for Crowdfunding Comics

Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 reexamines the crowdfunding sector of comics, and finds the fledgling Patreon is making inroads even as Kickstarter & Indiegogo have slowed.

In Defense of the B-List (or Less) Characters

Sat, February 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the impending debut of Marvel’s new volume of “New Warriors,” ROBOT 6’s Corey Blake reflects on what drew him to the original series.

The Five Best Announcements from Image Expo

Sun, January 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 runs down their favorite news from the Image Comics event, from the Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips deal to an avalanche of titles from Nick Spencer.

Crowd-Funded Comics Nearly 2% the Size of Direct Market

Sat, January 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 crunches the numbers and finds the comic book sector of crowd-funding sites Kickstarter & Indiegogo may be nearly 2% the size of the direct market.

EXCLUSIVE: DeConnick Adapts "Barbarella" For Humanoids

Wed, January 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Humanoid will release a new English-language edition of Jean-Claude Forest's racy sci-fi classic adapted by "Captain Marvel" writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.