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Grumpy Old Fan: Don't Blink! Sizing Up DC's Short Runs

Grumpy Old Fan: Don't Blink! Sizing Up DC's Short Runs

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at some short, yet significant creative-team runs on several series from DC Comics including "Action Comics," "Detective Comics" and "OMAC."

Derek Fridolfs Brings Shazam to "Justice League Beyond"

Derek Fridolfs Brings Shazam to "Justice League Beyond"

Writer Derek Fridolfs spoke with ROBOT 6 about introducing Golden Age character Shazam to the hi-tech future of "Justice League Beyond," while sharing an exclusive preview of the issue illustrated by Ben Caldwell.

Six Characters Who Deserve Their Own Marvel MAX Series

Six Characters Who Deserve Their Own Marvel MAX Series

While Marvel's mature readers MAX line is limited to "Fury" and "Wolverine MAX" these days, ROBOT 6 picks six characters who would do well with no shackles and make solid additions to the line.

"Civil War" Breaks Out Among Hollywoodâs Costumed Heroes

"Civil War" Breaks Out Among Hollywood’s Costumed Heroes

It's a case of life imitating art as Spider-Man and two Captain America came to blows on Hollywood Boulevard over a battle for costumed impersonator turf. ROBOT 6 has more details.

President Clinton Endorses "March," A New Graphic Novel by Rep. John Lewis

President Clinton Endorses "March," A New Graphic Novel by Rep. John Lewis

President Bill Clinton provides a cover blurb for Rep. John Lewis' debut graphic novel "March," the first of three books chronicling Lewis' real-life involvement in the American Civil RIghts movement.

Francavilla Goes Batploitation with "Batman 1972" Art Series

Francavilla Goes Batploitation with "Batman 1972" Art Series

Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla, best known for his pulp work, has given birth to a new 'Batploitation' art series, "Batman 1972," providing a very different look at the Dark Knight.

Once Critical, Kevin Maguire "Now Cool" with Valiant Entertainment

Once Critical, Kevin Maguire "Now Cool" with Valiant Entertainment

Artist Kevin Maguire, who voiced concerns over Valiant Entertainment's revival and treatment of original creators, revealed he is "now cool" with the publisher following discussions at Phoenix Comicon.

This Week's Other "Green" Book: "Green Team: Teen Trillionaires" #1

This Week's Other "Green" Book: "Green Team: Teen Trillionaires" #1

ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco looks at the first issue of the latest title from the "Tiny Titans" team of Art Baltazar and Franco, as they move into the DC Universe proper with "Green Team: Teen Trillionaires."

Comics, figures and more from Drama, Greece

Comics, figures and more from Drama, Greece

Theodoros in Greece shares his collection of action figures, HeroClix, graphic novels and more in ROBOT 6's weekly SHELF PORN feature. Also find out how to submit your own shelves!

Closing the Book of Oa on the Geoff Johns Era

Closing the Book of Oa on the Geoff Johns Era

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant reflects on "Green Lantern" #20, the final issue of Geoff Johns' epic run that lasted more than 100 issues and redefined the roles of Hal Jordan and Sinestro in the DC Universe.

Shuster Estate Urges Appeals Court to Reverse Superman Ruling

Shuster Estate Urges Appeals Court to Reverse Superman Ruling

The Joe Shuster estate's attorney has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling that the family was prevented from reclaiming the artist’s stake in Superman by a 20-year-old agreement with DC Comics.

Springfield Comes to Life in Universal Studios' new "Simpsons" Area

Springfield Comes to Life in Universal Studios' new "Simpsons" Area

Who needs the Kwik-e Mart? Universal Studios Orlando, which has announced plans for an expanded Simpsons-themed area at the park that’ll open this summer. ROBOT 6 has details.

This 4-Year-Old May Know More Marvel Trivia Than You

This 4-Year-Old May Know More Marvel Trivia Than You

Most Marvel Comics fans pride themselves in their encyclopedic knowledge of comic-book continuity, amassed over a lifetime of reading, but this 4-year-old girl just might put many of them to shame

ComiXology Pulls 56 Digital Comics from iOS App

ComiXology Pulls 56 Digital Comics from iOS App

ComiXology has removed 56 titles from its iOS app this week, ranging from "Angry Youth Comix" to "Sex" to "The Boys: Herogasm," to adhere to Apple App Store policies. They’re still available for purchase from comiXology.com.

Auction for "Action Comics" #1 Found in Wall of Old House Tops $100K

Auction for "Action Comics" #1 Found in Wall of Old House Tops $100K

A damaged copy of one of the rarest key comics in existence, "Action Comics" #1, was found inside the wall of an old house during renovation. The auction for the issue has topped $100K and continues to climb.

Andrew Garfield Shoots Hoops with Kids while Dressed as Spidey

Andrew Garfield Shoots Hoops with Kids while Dressed as Spidey

Taking a break from filming "Amazing Spider-Man 2" in New York City’s Chinatown, star Andrew Garfield headed to a nearby basketball court - in full costume - to take on two pint-sized opponents.

Jack Kirby's Grandson Launches Kickstarter to Fund Retrospective Book

Jack Kirby's Grandson Launches Kickstarter to Fund Retrospective Book

Jeremy Kirby has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fun "The Life and Times of Jack Kirby," a hardcover book looking back on the life and career of his legendary grandfather.

Artist Doug Mahnke Joins Geoff Johns on "Justice League of America"

Artist Doug Mahnke Joins Geoff Johns on "Justice League of America"

After teasing that he and his "Green Lantern" collaborator would reteam on "a new project later this year," Geoff Johns has made it official: Artist Doug Mahnke will join him on "Justice League of America."

Preschool Bans Kids from Playing Superheroes

Preschool Bans Kids from Playing Superheroes

A Philadelphia preschool has purportedly banned "wrestling, Super Hero play, and Monster games" due to the risk of injury. ROBOT 6 has all the details.

Warner Bros. & "Smallville" Creators Settle Multimillion-dollar Fight

Warner Bros. & "Smallville" Creators Settle Multimillion-dollar Fight

WB Television and "Smallville" co-creators Miles Millar & Alfred Gough have settled a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning profits from the long-running television series. ROBOT 6 has more details.

VIDEO: Fan-Made "Kingdom Come" Trailer Debuts Online

VIDEO: Fan-Made "Kingdom Come" Trailer Debuts Online

The result of an Indiegogo campaign, director/producer Andrew List's fan trailer for "Kingdom Come," based on the acclaimed 1996 miniseries by Alex Ross and Mark Waid, has been released online.

Conversing on Comics with Sean Murphy

Conversing on Comics with Sean Murphy

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with "Punk Rock Jesus" creator Sean Murphy about his work on "Batman Beyond," Scott Snyder's "The Wake" and offers advice for young creators.

Comics, statues and Star Wars Shelf Porn from Greece

Comics, statues and Star Wars Shelf Porn from Greece

Today’s SHELF PORN on ROBOT 6 comes from Chris Makro, a comic artist in Greece, who shows off his collection of Greek and American comics, statues, artwork and more.

Canceling the Future: DCâs August 2013 Solicits

Canceling the Future: DC’s August 2013 Solicits

In his weekly "Grumpy Old Fan" column, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks ahead at DC's plans for August, covering "Trinity War," "Batman Incorporated" and the cancellation of "Legion of Super-Heroes."

First Look at Snyder & Albuquerque's "American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell"

First Look at Snyder & Albuquerque's "American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell"

Vertigo has released a preview of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell" #1 one-shot available June 12, featuring the return of greaser vampire hunter Travis Kidd.

Liefeld Turns to Kickstarter for "Brigade" Revival

Liefeld Turns to Kickstarter for "Brigade" Revival

Borrowing a page from Top Cow’s 2012 resurrection of "Cyber Force," Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld has turned to Kickstarter to help relaunch his 1990s Image Comics series "Brigade."

The Not-So-"Brave" Makeover And Subtle Backpedaling

The Not-So-"Brave" Makeover And Subtle Backpedaling

Following Disney's redesign of "Brave's" protagonist Merida after her induction as the 11th Disney Princess, ROBOT 6's Corey Blake discusses why the redesign isn't true to the spirit of the character.

'Sexy' "Hawken" Prank Shifts Focus to Gender in Comics, Games

'Sexy' "Hawken" Prank Shifts Focus to Gender in Comics, Games

An anonymous employee's prank in the offices of "Hawken" video game developer Meteor Entertainment resulted in a commendation from CEO Mark Long and an open discussion about gender in comics and gaming.

Nebraska Library Refuses to Pull Moore & Bolland's "The Killing Joke"

Nebraska Library Refuses to Pull Moore & Bolland's "The Killing Joke"

A Nebraska public library has rejected a request to either remove Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s "Batman: The Killing Joke" from shelves or move the 1988 DC Comics one-shot out of the young-adult area.

It's A Gotham City Wedding For Two Nightwing & Batgirl Fans

It's A Gotham City Wedding For Two Nightwing & Batgirl Fans

What happens when a Nightwing fan and a Batgirl devotee meet and fall in love? They have a Batman-themed wedding, naturally. ROBOT 6 has the details on the superheroic event.

Reeder, Montclare Ignite "Rocket Girl" on Kickstarter

Reeder, Montclare Ignite "Rocket Girl" on Kickstarter

ROBOT 6 spoke with creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare about their Kickstarter project "Rocket Girl," a new series about a teenage cop from the future.

Shelf Porn from a fan in frosty Bangor, Maine

Shelf Porn from a fan in frosty Bangor, Maine

In today's edition of SHELF PORN, Kris from Maine shares "the culmination of about 12 years of trade paperback, graphic novel, hardcover and other random superhero collectible buying."

The Death of "Floppies" was a Premature Prediction

The Death of "Floppies" was a Premature Prediction

Reports of monthly print comic books, commonly referred to as "floppies," reaching their end were premature, says ROBOT 6's Corey Blake, who notes "the single issue is on the rebound and flourishing."

DC Sends off "Batman Incorporated" with One-Shot Special

DC Sends off "Batman Incorporated" with One-Shot Special

Though Grant Morrison draws down the curtain on "Batman Incorporated" in July, DC Comics will give the series a final hoorah in August with a one-shot anthology featuring work by Chris Burnham, Dan DiDio and others.

Artist Kris Anka On How to Draw 'Sexy' Without Being Sexist

Artist Kris Anka On How to Draw 'Sexy' Without Being Sexist

After CSBG's Kelly Thompson discussed several redesigned superheroine costumes, artist Kris Anka opened the floor to an interesting debate about the look of superheroes.

Conversing on Comics with Chris Roberson

Conversing on Comics with Chris Roberson

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with writer Chris Roberson about his upcoming sci-fi series with Image Comics titled "Reign," the publisher Monkeybrain Comics and much more.

A Comics Professor Shows us his Shelf Porn

A Comics Professor Shows us his Shelf Porn

Matt Silady, chair of the California College of the Arts’ MFA in Comics Program, shares his lending collection of graphic novels and trade paperbacks with Robot 6.

DC's "The Movement" is Subversive All Over

DC's "The Movement" is Subversive All Over

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant takes a look at DC Comics' newest title, "The Movement" #1 by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, noting it "succeeds by playing with familiar superhero tropes."

DC Debuts A "Dramatic New Look" for He-Man

DC Debuts A "Dramatic New Look" for He-Man

DC Comics has debuted Ed Benes’ cover for "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" #4, which reveals a radically new look for the hero of television, film and toyboxes.

Library Hopes to Raise $30K for Life-Size Hulk Statue, Comics

Library Hopes to Raise $30K for Life-Size Hulk Statue, Comics

A suburban Chicago library hopes to raise $30,000 through an Indiegogo campaign to purchase a 9-feet-tall statue of the Incredible Hulk, graphic novels and a comics-creation station. ROBOT 6 has details.

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