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Van Jensen Gives Nod to John Stewart Death Decree in "Green Lantern Corps"

Van Jensen Gives Nod to John Stewart Death Decree in "Green Lantern Corps"

"Green Lantern Corps" #21, the first issue of Van Jensen and Robert Venditti’s tenure, features an obvious wink and nod to the March controversy surrounding word that DC Comics had plans to kill off John Stewart.

"Batman: Arkham Origins" Crashes in with First Gameplay Trailer

"Batman: Arkham Origins" Crashes in with First Gameplay Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games Montreal have debuted the first gameplay trailer for "Batman: Arkham Origins," the prequel to the blockbuster video-game series.

The Fifth Color: The "Mighty" Overwhelming Avengers

The Fifth Color: The "Mighty" Overwhelming Avengers

With Marvel's announcement of writer Al Ewing & artist Greg Land's "Mighty Avengers" series starring Power Man, Black Panther and She-Hulk, Robot 6's Carla Hoffman ponders how many Avengers titles are too many?

Toys, art and Shatner highlight this design studio Shelf Porn

Toys, art and Shatner highlight this design studio Shelf Porn

Kevin Brennan shows ROBOT 6 the interior of his studio in Calgary, which is decorated with toys, graphic novels and more. Also find out how you can send in your SHELF PORN!

Grumpy Old Fan: The Obligatory Grumpy Old Superman Essay

Grumpy Old Fan: The Obligatory Grumpy Old Superman Essay

With the "Man of Steel" film and Scott Snyder & Jim Lee's "Superman: Unchained" #1 both releasing next week, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the lofty ideas Superman has come to represent.

DC Comics Resurrects "Batman: Black and White" in September

DC Comics Resurrects "Batman: Black and White" in September

DC Comics will resurrect its well-regarded anthology "Batman: Black and White" beginning in September with six double-sized issues.

Gerard Way Shares Art from his Unused Batman Pitch to Vertigo

Gerard Way Shares Art from his Unused Batman Pitch to Vertigo

Musician and comics writer Gerard Way once pitched a Batman miniseries to Vertigo titled "Kingdom of the Mad," and this weekend, the former lead singer of My Chemical Romance started sharing some of the concept art.

The Fifth Color: Demystifying Doctor Strange

The Fifth Color: Demystifying Doctor Strange

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman reexamines "Doctor Strange: The Oath" by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, noting that while re-reading she "instantly fell back in love with the Sorcerer Supreme."

Comics and Statues From Edmonton Highlight this Shelf Porn

Comics and Statues From Edmonton Highlight this Shelf Porn

Jeff in Edmonton, Canada shows ROBOT 6 his collection of comics, statues, action figures and more. Also find out how you can participate in SHELF PORN!

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.

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