Corey Blake

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STORE TOUR: Tazmanian Comics

Sun, June 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Store Tour" returns with a visit to the spacious Tazmanian Comics in Vancouver, British Columbia, whose origins can be traced back to a video-rental store.

STORE TOUR: Big Pete's Collectibles In North Vancouver

Sun, June 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week ROBOT 6 heads to North Vancouver, British Columbia, for a tour of Big Pete's Collectibles.

STORE TOUR: Comic Depot in Saratoga Springs, New York

Sun, June 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week ROBOT 6 checks in with Comic Depot, whose origins lie in a chance encounter shortly after owner Darren Carrara began reading comics again.

STORE TOUR: Rogues Gallery In Round Rock, Texas

Sun, May 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Store Tour pulls into Round Rock, Texas, for a look at Rogues Gallery Comics & Games, and a chat with owner Randy Lander.

STORE TOUR: Page 45 In Nottingham, England

Sun, May 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 heads across the Atlantic to visit the 20-year-old Page 45 in Nottingham, England, which is about to undergo a renovation.

STORE TOUR: Downtown Comics In St. John's, Newfoundland

Sun, May 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 continues its Store Tour with a stop at the easternmost comics shop in North America, Downtown Comics in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

STORE TOUR: Dragon's Lair In Austin, Texas

Sun, May 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 learns how Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy aims to be "a destination and an experience," and meets the store's two full-time cats.

STORE TOUR: Area 52 In Gainesville, Georgia

Sun, May 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week, ROBOT 6 shines a spotlight on Area 52 Comics and Games, and talks with manager (and cartoonist) Dean Trippe.

STORE TOUR: The Comic Room in Toronto

Sun, April 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

For its newest feature, ROBOT 6 checks in this week with Toronto's The Comic Room, learning about its layout, philosophy and customer base.

STORE TOUR: Escape Pod Comics In Huntington Village, New York

Sun, April 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 launches its new weekly feature with a peek inside Long Island, New York, store Escape Pod Comics.

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.

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