Corey Blake

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Articles By Corey Blake

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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.

EXCLUSIVE: "After the Incal" and "Final Incal" to See U.S. Release

Tue, December 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 kicks off its fifth anniversary with official news from Humanoids of the long-awaited English-language editions of "After the Incal" and "Final Incal."

Trying to Be Optimistic About a "Sandman" Movie, But...

Sat, December 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With the news of Joseph Gordon-Levitt producing a “Sandman” movie, ROBOT 6’s Corey Blake wonders whether an adaptation of the landmark comic is a good idea.

The Historical Significance of "Miracleman"

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With a newly colored reprint on the way, ROBOT 6's Corey Blake delves into the historical context for "Miracleman" #1's original printing.

Farewell, PictureBox

Sat, December 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake reflects on the impact of indie publisher PictureBox, which will close at the end of the year.

Six Things in Comics To Be Thankful For

Sat, November 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake takes the long holiday weekend to reflect on six things in comics he's thankful for this year.

The Origins of Bitstrips, AKA Those Annoying Facebook Comics

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Comics are truly entering the mainstream, as evidenced by the popularity of the Bitstrips Facebook app.

Valiant, Thank You For Respecting Creators

Sat, October 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake praises the move by Valiant Comics to bring Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright back to the characters they created, "Quantom & Woody."

25 Years of the Eisner Awards

Sun, September 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake takes a look at a quarter-century's worth of Eisner Awards, sharing 25 fun facts about the comic book industry's version of the Oscars.

Sex & Violence in Comic Books: When is it Too Much?

Sun, August 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jumping off of recent comments from creators like Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., ROBOT 6's Corey Blake looks at violence, particularly sexual violence, in recent comic books.

The Leaders Aren't Leading

Sat, August 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake considers recent statements made by mainstream comic book creators, and how their mentality and philosophy reflects on the present state of the comic book industry and its target audience.

SDCC: Congressman John Lewis Debuts "March" at Comic-Con

Mon, August 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Congressman John Lewis and his collaborators, co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, held a panel to unveil his firsthand account of the civil rights movement as told in their graphic novel "March: Book One."

SDCC: Tom Gauld Teases New Book, Reveals Artistic Process

Fri, August 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Goliath" and "You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack" cartoonist Tom Gauld teased a his third book to be published by Drawn and Quarterly, while discussing process and influences during his SDCC spotlight panel.