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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.

Comics Writer Zachi Telesha Passes Away at Age 12

Comics Writer Zachi Telesha Passes Away at Age 12

In August 2008, age 7, Zachi Telesha was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Telesha set himself a series of personal goals, and he died this week, at age 12, a published comics writer.

Cornell & Kelly's "Saucer Country" May Return In Early 2014

Cornell & Kelly's "Saucer Country" May Return In Early 2014

Less than three weeks after Vertigo released the final issue of Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly's "Saucer Country," the writer teases the sci-fi thriller could be back on shelves as early as February.

AOL Shutters ComicsAlliance

AOL Shutters ComicsAlliance

ROBOT 6 has confirmed rumors that parent company AOL has shut down the comics news site ComicsAlliance. The move came Friday amid the abrupt closings of AOL Music and several music news and video sites.

Truth and Consequences in âAge of Ultronâ

Truth and Consequences in ‘Age of Ultron’

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman looks at the nature of time travel in comic books and how those 'rules' apply to 'Age of Ultron' #6.

Shelf Porn the Chicago Way

Shelf Porn the Chicago Way

Today’s SHELF PORN on ROBOT 6 comes from Bill on the outskirts of Chicago, who shows us his comics,statues, prints and more. Also find out how you can contribute!

DC Comics & Bridging the Fan/Professional Divide

DC Comics & Bridging the Fan/Professional Divide

After the cancellation of CBR's "B&B" column featuring DC Comics EiC Bob Harras & Editorial Director Bobbie Chase, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at DC's attempts at building a community with its fans.

Batman Fan Builds His Own $150,000 Batcave

Batman Fan Builds His Own $150,000 Batcave

Much like Wayne Manor, the real selling point of Chris Weir's home in Middletown, Delaware is what lies underground -- a $150,000 custom made Batcave setup, complete with a Batsuit and home movie theatre.

In Fight Over "Super Hero" Trademark, It's David VS Golaith(s)

In Fight Over "Super Hero" Trademark, It's David VS Golaith(s)

ROBOT 6 spotlights some interesting facts about Marvel and DC Comics' joint claim to the “super hero” trademark currently being challenged by small press publisher Ray Felix.

Watch Incredible Fan-Made "Man of Steel" Title Sequence

Watch Incredible Fan-Made "Man of Steel" Title Sequence

Production company Will & Tale have put together an impressive fan-made title sequence for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" created entirely in-house. ROBOT 6 has the full details.

Have the Eisner Awards Benched Superheroes?

Have the Eisner Awards Benched Superheroes?

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake looks at this year's Eisner Award nominees, noting what was included, what was left out and the limited number of superhero comics on the list from Marvel and DC.

Come for the Shelf Porn, stay for the massive âto readâ pile

Come for the Shelf Porn, stay for the massive “to read” pile

Illustrator Steve Tabala shares his home in today's edition of SHELF PORN, showing us his comics, graphic novels, art books, statues and more.

Grumpy Old Fan: Happy Anniversary Lois Lane!

Grumpy Old Fan: Happy Anniversary Lois Lane!

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at the history of Superman's girlfriend, wife and journalistic foil, Lois Lane, who in addition to the Man of Steel also made her debut 75 years ago this month.

Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/Marvel Pitch Comes to Life in Poster

Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/Marvel Pitch Comes to Life in Poster

Patton Oswalt's eight minute improvised pitch on "Parks and Recreation" for a Star Wars/Marvel movie crossover has inspired a mash-up poster for "Stars Wars: Episode VII -- The Gauntlet of Infinity."

Judge Rules DC Comics Owns Superboy Rights

Judge Rules DC Comics Owns Superboy Rights

A U.S. District Judge has granted summary judgment to DC Comics, declaring that a 2001 agreement with the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel included the rights to Superboy and more. ROBOT 6 has details.

CBR's ROBOT 6 Blog Nominated for Eisner Award

CBR's ROBOT 6 Blog Nominated for Eisner Award

Comic Book Resources ROBOT 6 blog has been nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award in the Best Comics-Related Publication/Journalism category.

Boston Comic Con Will Continue This Weekend as Planned

Boston Comic Con Will Continue This Weekend as Planned

Following the bombings Tuesday at the Boston Marathon, organizers of Boston Comic Con have confirmed the event will go on Saturday and Sunday as planned. ROBOT 6 has details.

Talking Comics with "The Black Beetle's" Francesco Francavilla

Talking Comics with "The Black Beetle's" Francesco Francavilla

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea discussed pulp-infused super heroes and experimental page layouts with "Black Beetle" creator Francesco Francavilla, who shared pages from his next issue.

A Parlor of Comics Highlights This Edition of Shelf Porn

A Parlor of Comics Highlights This Edition of Shelf Porn

In the latest edition of ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN column, Curt shares his collection of comics, statues and more, as well as his wife's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" collection!

July Brings DC Comics Solicits Heard 'Round the World

July Brings DC Comics Solicits Heard 'Round the World

With the Justice Leagues throwing down in "Trinity War" and Batman heading back to the 60s in "Batman '66," join ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant as he peruses through DC's July 2013 solicitations.

Comics dad shares his sonâs âThe Brave & the Boldâ room

Comics dad shares his son’s ‘The Brave & the Bold’ room

Keven Gardner, publisher of 12 Gauge Comics, shares the Batman-themed room he designed for his son with ROBOT 6.

200,000 More Passionate Readers or 20 Million Casual Ones?

200,000 More Passionate Readers or 20 Million Casual Ones?

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake ponders the upper limit of comic book readers, noting the industry's niche market status "doesn't eliminate the possibility of also attaining a larger readership."

Marvel Cancels "Winter Soldier"

Marvel Cancels "Winter Soldier"

Following the title's absence from Marvel's July solicitations, writer Jason Latour has confirmed the cancellation of "Winter Soldier" with #19. ROBOT 6 has details.

Marvel Heralds A Big (Purple) Appetite For "Age of Ultron #10 U.C"

Marvel Heralds A Big (Purple) Appetite For "Age of Ultron #10 U.C"

Hidden among this morning’s July solicitations, which included a mysterious “Classified” listing for a one-shot called "Age of Ultron #10 U.C.," Marvel has released a teaser that hints at the possible return of Galactus.

Taymor Settles "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Lawsuit

Taymor Settles "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Lawsuit

After a year of negotiations and aborted deals, the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and ousted director Julie Taymore announced today they have settled. ROBOT 6 has details.

Michael Kaluta on "Harry Palmer: Starstruck"

Michael Kaluta on "Harry Palmer: Starstruck"

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea speaks with "Harry Palmer: Starstruck" creator Michael Kaluta about the project's strong showing on Kickstarter, the plans for remastering the original pages and more.

Conversing On Comics With Gail Simone

Conversing On Comics With Gail Simone

Robot 6's Chris Arrant discusses comics with "Batgirl" writer Gail Simone about her upcoming work on "Red Sonja" and her Kickstarter project "Leaving Megalopolis" with Jim Califiore.

The Fifth Color: Marvelâs robot revival

The Fifth Color: Marvel’s robot revival

Are robots due for a comeback? ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman considers it, based on the announcement of "Avengers AI."

A pictureâs worth a thousand words in this Shelf Porn collection

A picture’s worth a thousand words in this Shelf Porn collection

ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN column this week features a man of few words, but many comics, graphic novels, toys and statues. Also, find out how you can submit your collection!

Why You Should Be Reading "Red She-Hulk"

Why You Should Be Reading "Red She-Hulk"

ROBOT 6's Michael May contends you should be reading Marvel Comics' "Red She-Hulk" by Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan -- not because of the title character, but because of Machine Man.

Morrison Provides Variant For Final Issue Of "Batman Incorporated"

Morrison Provides Variant For Final Issue Of "Batman Incorporated"

In addition to announcing July's "Batman Incorporated" #13 as the title's final issue, DC Comics' solicitations reveal that series writer Grant Morrison will also provide a variant cover for his grand finale.

Remembering Carmine Infantino

Remembering Carmine Infantino

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant reflects on the career and legacy of Carmine Infantino, one of the pillars of the Silver Age of comics whose unique art style came to define DC Comics' identity for a generation of fans.

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