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Comics A.M. - Borders Executives Resign, Manga Leads NYPL List

Comics A.M. - Borders Executives Resign, Manga Leads NYPL List

Two Borders Group executives step down! Top four YA books checked out from New York Public Library were manga! Longtime retailer Carl Tupper passes away. Child's Play raises $2.3 million! Plus more!

Top Cow Looks Back On 2010, Ahead At 2011

Top Cow Looks Back On 2010, Ahead At 2011

CBR spoke with Top Cow managing editor Phil Smith about the "Top Cow Holiday Special" he wrote alongside illustrator Alina Urusov, while keeping an eye towards the publisher's plans for the upcoming year.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review team weighed in on over a dozen new releases, including the latest issues of "Deadpool Team-Up," "Action Comics," "RED: Eyes Only," "Astonishing Spider-Man and WOlverine" and more!

Comic Creators Make Their 2011 Picks

Comic Creators Make Their 2011 Picks

To help ring in the New Year with a bang, CBR News reached out to some of the biggest names in comics from Warren Ellis to Robert Kirkman for a look at what the creators are looking forward to in 2011 in the first of a two-part blowout.

Bagley Returns for the

Bagley Returns for the "Death of Spider-Man"

This March, Mark Bagley returns to "Ultimate Spider-Man," not to praise Peter Parker, but to bury him. CBR spoke with the artist about the upcoming "Death of Spider-Man" storyline and his Marvel Comics future.

Murphy Takes

Murphy Takes "American Vampire" to War

Vertigo has announced that "Joe the Barbarian" artist Sean Murphy will join writer/creator Scott Snyder for an "American Vampire" miniseries set to coincide with a World War II story arc in the main title. ROBOT 6 has details.

When Words Collide - 1/3/2011

When Words Collide - 1/3/2011

In preparing to talk about Robert Kirkman's fascinating X-Men comics, Tim reflects on the way the Ultimate universe diverged from its original intent and how it has influenced mainstream Marvel comics today.

Milligan Writes

Milligan Writes "Red Lantern Corps"

The "Hellblazer" writer will bring his brand of high concept storytelling to the DC Universe again in 2011 with a "Red Lanterns" series described as looking into "the boiling brains of his napalm-blooded corps."

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PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #17

DC Comics has released a preview for "Brightest Day" #17, written by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi with art by Ivan Reis, Pat Gleason, Ardian Syaf and more. DC's event series continues Wednesday, January 5.

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PREVIEW: "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #6

DC Comics has released a preview for "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #6 by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin and Cam Smith. Red and Green continue their quest together next Wednesday, January 12.

CBR's Favorite Features Of 2010

CBR's Favorite Features Of 2010

From the "Watchmen" movie you didn't get a chance to see to the crossover conversations of the industries biggest talents, CBR News presents our own picks for the biggest, brightest and bestest features we published across 2010.

Robot 6's Second Anniversary Story Round-Up

Robot 6's Second Anniversary Story Round-Up

From Fantagraphics' Carl Barks library to the final issue of "Thor: The Mighty Avenger," here's a scorecard of ROBOT 6's exclusive announcements, previews and more from Sunday's CBR takeover!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Choker" #5

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive, 9-page preview of Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith's "Choker" #5. The issue hits stores this Wednesday, January 5.

Strickler Kickstarts Comics

Strickler Kickstarts Comics

One of the comics industry game-changers of 2010 was the discovery of the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler spoke with CBR News about his company's mission and philosophy.

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REVIEW: "Hulk" #28

CBR reviewer Doug Zawisza starts 2011 with a 4 star review for Marvel Comics' "Hulk" #28, saying that the creative team of writer Jeff Parker and artist Gabriel Hardman "continues to impress."

Didio & Lee Talk Letter Columns In 2011

Didio & Lee Talk Letter Columns In 2011

The fan forum at the back of DC Comics is back this year, and DC's Co-Publishers explain to CBR News exclusively how the move builds community, ties in with $2.99 and goes along with other big plans for 2011.

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 5, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 5, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR News with advance looks at new comics shipping this wednesday, January 5, including "Green Hornet" #12, "Vampirella" #2, "Raise the Dead 2" #2 and more.

Comics A.M. - Comiket Sets Attendance Record, Archie Challenges Indian Film

Comics A.M. - Comiket Sets Attendance Record, Archie Challenges Indian Film

Tokyo's winter Comiket draws 520,000 people! Archie threatens Indian film that swaps Riverdale for Delhi! "Troop 142" heading to print! Philadelphia Daily News ends comics column! Plus more!

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics Of 2010

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics Of 2010

As 2011 gets ready to take over the talk of the comics business, CBR News places its top 100 comics of last year together to crunch the numbers on the big critical winners of 2010 and prepare for what's next.

Comic pros weigh in on 2010/2011

Comic pros weigh in on 2010/2011

ROBOT 6 winds down their big birthday bash with a mammoth collection of thoughts and reflections from pros on the previous year and the coming one, as well as what they’ll be working on in 2011.

AdHouse looks back, looks forward

AdHouse looks back, looks forward

AdHouse publisher Chris Pitzer talks to ROBOT 6 about 2010 and looks forward to 2011, covering “Duncan the Wonder Dog,” “Afrodisiac,” AdDistro, upcoming work by Jay Stephens and Matt Howarth, and more.

What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Every Sunday ROBOT 6 asks, “What Are You Reading?” of its staff, readers and a special guest. In honor of their birthday, today they asked the staff at CBR and Comics Should Be Good! to play along.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Irredeemable #21

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Irredeemable #21

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, check out a 13-page preview of this week’s “Irredeemable #21” by Mark Waid and Peter Krause. The world is happier since aliens captured the Plutonian, but how long will it last?

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Wolverine and Jubilee"

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, check out an exclusive preview of “Wolverine and Jubilee #1,” the first issue of a new miniseries that teams Wolverine with his newly vamped out sidekick. It arrives in stores Jan. 19.

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First Look: "Priest: Purgatory" cover art

Courtesy of Tokyopop, ROBOT 6 offers an exclusive first look at the cover to the “Priest Purgatory,” a four-part graphic novel that will bridge the gap between the manhwa and the film based on it.

"Banter meets barbarians" in "Skullkickers"

Writer Jim Zubkavich shares hints about upcoming storylines, how he works with artist Edwin Huang and some awesome artwork as he talks to ROBOT 6 about the Image Comics series “Skullkickers.”

First Look: BOOM! covers for April, part 3

First Look: BOOM! covers for April, part 3

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, ROBOT 6 presents one last exclusive first look at the company’s April 2011-shipping covers, this time for their “Stan Lee Presents” titles – “Starborn,” “Soldier Zero” and “The Traveler.”

Archaia on

Archaia on "Dapper Men," "Mouse Guard" sellouts

What does it mean when a title sells out? ROBOT 6 talks to Archaia’s editor-in-chief and three creators about "Return of the Dapper Men" and "Mouse Guard" blowing through their first printings.

Ryan Cody takes flight with

Ryan Cody takes flight with "Icarus"

“Villians” artist Ryan Cody talks to ROBOT 6 about his new end-of-the-world superhero comic “Icarus,” his foray into self-publishing, making it available to fans and the status of the “Villains” film.

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.

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