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Ben Katchor on

Ben Katchor on "The Cardboard Valise"

ROBOT 6 talks to “Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer” creator Ben Katchor about “making the impossible possible” in his upcoming release from Pantheon, “The Cardboard Valise.” The book is due on March 8.

Robot 6's favorite comics of 2010

Robot 6's favorite comics of 2010

Robot 6 closes the door on 2010 by looking back at their favorite comic books of the year, including “Parker: The Outfit,” “Acme Novelty Library,” “Batman & Robin,” “Thor the Mighty Avenger” and many more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, ROBOT 6 presents an exclusive preview of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40,” which wraps up the season eight storyline. The comic arrives Jan. 19, which is Buffy Summer’s birthday.

First Look: BOOM! covers for April, part 2

First Look: BOOM! covers for April, part 2

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, ROBOT 6 presents your exclusive first look at more April 2011-shipping covers, this time for “Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers #5,” “Darkwing Duck #11” and “Insurrection v3.6.”

Talking Comics with Dan Abnett

Talking Comics with Dan Abnett

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to writer Dan Abnett about coming back down to Earth and the gritty streets of the Marvel Universe in "Heroes for Hire.” The second issue comes out this Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Zito, Trov, Maybury blast off for

Zito, Trov, Maybury blast off for "D.O.G.S. of Mars"

Monsters, space-ploitation and mayhem reign in a new comic coming from comiXology this year. ROBOT 6 talks to the creative team of “D.O.G.S. of Mars” about their new project and show off exclusive artwork.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Thor the Mighy Avenger"

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, check out an exclusive preview of “Thor the Mighty Avenger #8,” the last issue of the title by writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee. It arrives in stores Jan. 12.

First Look: BOOM! covers for April, part 1

First Look: BOOM! covers for April, part 1

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, ROBOT 6 proudly presents your exclusive first look at the various covers for the Mark Waid-written “Irredeemable #24” and “Incorruptible #17.” Both comics ship in April 2011.

The year in digital comics

The year in digital comics

ROBOT 6’s Brigid Alverson looks back at digital comics in 2010, noting the introduction of the iPad, initiatives by publishers, day-and-date releases, marketing to a wider audience and piracy, among other topics.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Infestation #1"

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, ROBOT 6 presents a preview of “Infestation #1,” by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and David Messina. The zombie invasion into the worlds of Star Trek, Transformers, Ghostbusters and GI Joe starts here!

Exclusive: Fantagraphics to publish the complete Carl Barks

Exclusive: Fantagraphics to publish the complete Carl Barks

In an exclusive interview with ROBOT 6, Fantagraphics co-publisher Gary Groth reveals that the company has acquired the rights to reprint a definitive collection of Carl Barks’ Donald Duck comic stories.

Brecht Evens takes us to

Brecht Evens takes us to "The Wrong Place"

ROBOT 6 talks to cartoonist Brecht Evens about his English-language graphic-novel debut, “The Wrong Place,” a color-coded story of three mismatched twenty-somethings and their divergent night lives.

Matt Kindt conjures up

Matt Kindt conjures up "Super Natural"

The creator of “Revolver” talks with ROBOT 6 about “Super Natural,” the follow-up to his 2007 critically acclaimed graphic novel “Super Spy” that features the ghosts of Houdini, Amelia Earhart and more.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Possessions Vol. 2"

Courtesy of Oni Press, ROBOT 6 offers an exclusive preview of the second volume of Ray Fawkes’ “Possessions.” The all-ages book features the return of Gurgazon the Unclean, the cutest little pit demon ever.

Robot 6's second birthday bash

Robot 6's second birthday bash

Celebrating their second anniversary of blogging at Comic Book Resources, ROBOT 6 will be bringing you exclusive previews, news, interviews and more! Be sure to check the CBR home page all day for updates.

Comics College: Charles M. Schulz

Comics College: Charles M. Schulz

ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner looks back at the extraordinary career of the creator of "Peanuts," which he calls "one of the sharpest, funniest, achingly sorrowful and most moving comic strips ever produced."

BOOM! Titles on Sale January 6, 2011

BOOM! Titles on Sale January 6, 2011

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale January 6, including "Dracula: The Company of Monsters" #5, "Irredeemable" #21, "Uncle Scrooge" #399 and more!

2010 - A Year of Cool Comics!

2010 - A Year of Cool Comics!

The year of cool comics is now over, so spend the first day of 2011 checking out all 365 days worth of comics featured in 2010! See if your favorites are listed and maybe you'll even find a new favorite comic!

Happy New Year from CBR!

Happy New Year from CBR!

Comic Book Resources executive producer Jonah Weiland takes a moment to look back on 2010 and ahead to 2011, which starts this Sunday in earnest with Robot 6’s 2 Year Anniversary Celebration! Read on for more details!

Seasons Greetings From

Seasons Greetings From "The Incredible Change-Bots"

To wrap the holiday season, Top Shelf cartoonist Jeffrey Brown shares an EXCLUSIVE new strip featuring his soon to return Incredible Change-Bots inspired by the craziness of Christmas giving.

CBR's Top News Stories Of 2010

CBR's Top News Stories Of 2010

As the clock ticks down on 2010, CBR ranks the top ten stories that had readers, retailers and creators buzzing from the past 12 months from DC's restructuring to the advent of a major legal digital marketplace and more!

CBR TV 2010 Kazoo & Blooper Reel

CBR TV 2010 Kazoo & Blooper Reel

We look back at the year that was on CBR TV through incredible kazoo performances and more than a few hilarious screw ups, with appearances by LeVar Burton, Simon Pegg, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ross, Didio, Morrison, Bendis, & many more!

Richardson on the Return of

Richardson on the Return of "Dark Horse Presents"

Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson spoke with CBR News about the flagship anthology's April relaunch for #1 with names like Miller, Adams and Chadwick and shares the exclusive full lineup and art.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

With the end of the year here, CBLR is all about time! What cult classic comic book series was originally going to be the tale of Captain America in the future? Was Bishop originally intended to be the X-Traitor? Find out inside!

DAYBREAK: JT Krul

DAYBREAK: JT Krul

Writer JT Krul spoke with CBR News about his ongoing "Green Arrow" series, the title's upcoming arc tying into "Brightest Day" and what's to come for Oliver Queen once the Brightest Day ends enters it's twilight.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 5, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale January 5, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Ant-Man & Wasp" #3, "Generation Hope" #3, "Ultimate Comics Captain America" #1 and many more.

CBR's Ten Best Comics Of 2010

CBR's Ten Best Comics Of 2010

CBR presents the ten best comics of the year as voted on by our staff with choices that include in-depth character studies, over-the-top action serials, visionary takes on classic stories and more!

Shelf Life - 12/30/2010

Shelf Life - 12/30/2010

This week, Ron Marz looks at the current state of comics and it's over-reliance on super heroes, positing that for the industry to grow in the future, it needs to expand into and embrace a wider variety of genres.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Vampirella" #2

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Vampirella" #2 by Eric Trautmann, Wagner Reis and Fabiano Neves. The next issue of the new Vampi hits stand Wednesday, January 5, 2011

McGuinness, McNiven Cover

McGuinness, McNiven Cover "Death of Spider-Man"

Marvel Comics has released cover art for "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153 and 154 by Ed McGuinness and Steve McNiven, part of the "Death of Spider-Man" story arc on sale in February, 2011.

The Buy Pile - 12/30/2010

The Buy Pile - 12/30/2010

The last reviews of the year, huh? It's been quite a ride, and this ending is a happy one with three jumps to spark your Kwanzaa, from Nick Fury's liability to G.I. Joe's mainstay and the shame of the 25th century.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers Prime" #5

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers Prime" #5, written by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Alan Davis and covered by Davis and Arthur Adams. The epic concludes January 5, 2011.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010: #25 - 11

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010: #25 - 11

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010 countdown continues as a number of new hits and old favorites duke it out as we come closer to our top ten with showings from Jim McCann, Kieron Gillen, Nick Spencer and more.

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REVIEW: "Chaos War: X-Men" #1

Doug Zawisza gave "Chaos War: X-Men" #1 4 stars, saying of the Louise Simonson, Chris Claremont and Doug Braithwaite created issue, "of all the “Chaos War” tie-ins, this one is by far the most enticing."

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Forward Momentum

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Forward Momentum

Nick Spencer joins CBR for our latest monthly discussion of "Morning Glories," this time covering the first arc's conclusion and the evolution of several core characters and mysteries while hinting at what's to come.

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Magneto

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Magneto

Next week CBR launches THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS, a feature where writer Mike Carey provides us with Henry Gyrich's thoughts on that world's last remaining mutants. Today we get an early look at Gyrich's assessment of Magneto.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Dilbert" Moves Syndicates, Final Days of "Brenda Starr"

"Dilbert" follows "Peanuts" to Universal UClick! Schmich and Brigman on the end of "Brenda Starr"! The last days of a Borders location! The Communist Manifesto, in comics form! Plus much more!

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REVIEW: "Flash" #8

Reviewer Greg McElhatton gave "The Flash" #8 4 stars saying Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins tale of the Reverse-Flash gives readers a tale of "an extremely dangerous man, and one that is certainly mad to boot."

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Age of X: Alpha" #1

Marvel has released an advance look at "Age of X: Alpha" #1, the opening chapter "Age of X." Written by series architect Mike Carey with covers by Chris Bachalo and Olivier Coipel, the issue hits Wednesday, January 26.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #50 - 26

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010, #50 - 26

The third installment of CBR's annual comics countdown rolls in with envelope-pushing genre comics and historical fiction both sweet and strange, a few webcomics and much more.

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