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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.

Tom Strong Returns In July With Hogan and Sprouse's "Planet Of Peril"

Tom Strong Returns In July With Hogan and Sprouse's "Planet Of Peril"

Ahead of the release of its Vertigo solicitations, DC Comics has announced that Chris Sprouse and Peter Hogan's long-teased "Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril" will debut in July.

Stu Levy Responds to Chuck Austen's Advice To Toykopop Creators

Stu Levy Responds to Chuck Austen's Advice To Toykopop Creators

Tokyopop CEO Stu Levy has responded to "Boys of Summer" creator Chuck Austen's advice to Tokyopop creators to "move on" after their time with the publisher. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Zatanna Joins "Justice League," Gets New Retro Costume

Zatanna Joins "Justice League," Gets New Retro Costume

DC Comics' popular magic wielder and part-time stage magician Zatanna is making the move from "Justice League Dark" to "Justice League" with July’s Issue 22, and she’ll bring with her a new costume.

Talking Comics With The "Insufferable" Peter Krause

Talking Comics With The "Insufferable" Peter Krause

"Insufferable" artist Peter Krause discusses the return of his and Mark Waid's Thrillbent comic, the appeal of going digital and the way his approach to illustrating has adapted to accommodate the online format.

Talking Comics With Matt Kindt

Talking Comics With Matt Kindt

"Mind MGMT" creator Matt Kindt spoke with ROBT 6's Tim O'Shea about his hit series, his upcoming OGN "Red Handed" and his recent trip to see the St. Louis Cardinals during Spring Training.

Michael Chabon To Write "Casanova" Back-Up Stories

Michael Chabon To Write "Casanova" Back-Up Stories

When Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon reteam for the fourth volume of their acclaimed spy-fi series "Casanova," they’ll bring with them a literary heavy-hitter: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" Returns Under Vertigo Banner

Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" Returns Under Vertigo Banner

Less than a month after announcing that Astro City will return in June as part of “DC proper,” DC COmics has revealed Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's superhero series will actually be released under the Vertigo banner.

From "Robot Stories" to Jonathan Coulton: 6 Random Questions with Greg Pak

From "Robot Stories" to Jonathan Coulton: 6 Random Questions with Greg Pak

In the latest installment of ROBOT ROULETTE, "X-Treme X-Men" and upcoming "Batman/Superman" writer Greg Pak talks about his favorite musician, worst job ever and when he first felt like a comics pro.

"Miranda Mercury" Writer Shares His Shelf Porn

"Miranda Mercury" Writer Shares His Shelf Porn

Comics writer Brandon Thomas shares his collection with ROBOT 6 this week; check out his original art, "Star Wars" toys and much more. Also find out how you can contribute to SHELF PORN!

Tuning in with 2000AD's "Reprographics Droid"

Tuning in with 2000AD's "Reprographics Droid"

ROBOT 6's Mark Kardwell spoke with 2000AD staffer Kathryn Symes about behind the scenes aspects of making comics, and the publisher's efforts in bringing old material back to print.

Conversing on Comics with Chris Bachalo

Conversing on Comics with Chris Bachalo

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with "Uncanny X-Men" artist Chris Bachalo about his early days at Vertigo, his youthful aversion of X-Men comics and how experimental artists like Dave McKean influenced his work.

"Batman," "Justice League Beyond" Comics Get New Creative Teams

"Batman," "Justice League Beyond" Comics Get New Creative Teams

DC Comics announced Kyle Higgins & Thony Silas as the new "Batman Beyond" creative team, while Christos Gage & Iban Coello take over "Justice League Beyond" this summer. Plus, the future Batgirl makes her debut.

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Johnson's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 Variant

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Johnson's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 Variant

Image Comics has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive first look at Dave Johnson’s variant cover for the debut issue of "Jupiter’s Legacy," the Wagnerian superhero saga from Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.

Stan Lee Will Return to "The Simpsons" Next Season

Stan Lee Will Return to "The Simpsons" Next Season

Comics legend Stan Lee will pay another visit to Springfield next season, playing himself in an episode of Fox's "The Simpsons" in which he tries to aid Comic Book Guy's quest for romance.

"Necessary Evil" Documentary to Examine DC Comics' Villains

"Necessary Evil" Documentary to Examine DC Comics' Villains

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are focusing on the bad guys of the DC Universe in a new documentary called "Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics," narrated by legendary actor Christopher Lee.

Talking Comics with Paul Azaceta & Mark Sable

Talking Comics with Paul Azaceta & Mark Sable

"Graveyard of Empires" co-creators Paul Azaceta and Mark Sable reflect on the comic with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea, discuss Sable's current Kickstarter project, Azaceta's upcoming "Conan" work and more.

Steinbeck, Poe & Moench: 6 Questions with Greg Rucka

Steinbeck, Poe & Moench: 6 Questions with Greg Rucka

"Stumptown" and "Punisher" writer Greg Rucka answers six random questions on his "gateway" comics, growing up in Steinbeck country, the biggest "missed opportunity" of his career and more.

X-tremely X-cellent X-Men Shelf Porn

X-tremely X-cellent X-Men Shelf Porn

SHELF PORN gets its 'X' on today as Nicholas in Illinois shares his collection of X-Men movie collectibles, comics, statues and more. Also find out how you can submit your own shelves!

By the Numbers: Waiting for Marvelman

By the Numbers: Waiting for Marvelman

In “By the Numbers,” ROBOT 6 takes a look back at the events of the past five days … in numbers. This week the focus is on Angela, Marvelman, DC Comics' surprise departures, and "The Private Eye."

Grumpy Old Fan: Grant Morrison's Super-Symphony

Grumpy Old Fan: Grant Morrison's Super-Symphony

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant reflects on Morrison's newly-finished "Action Comics" run, saying "it draws from every era of Superman, blends the elements into a fine pureé and repositions the mix as a self-reflective epic."

Conversing on Comics with Pete Woods

Conversing on Comics with Pete Woods

"Justice League of America's Vibe" artist Pete Woods spoke with ROBOT 6 about his current work and abandoning the digital platform, going for a fresher, more organic style that's all done by hand.

Judge Confirms DC Comics' Superman Ownership

Judge Confirms DC Comics' Superman Ownership

A federal judge has confirmed that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished claims to the character in an agreement with DC Comics. However, it seems unlikely to end the nearly decade-long legal battle.

Phil Lamarr, Voice of John Stewart, Addresses Green Lantern Death Decree

Phil Lamarr, Voice of John Stewart, Addresses Green Lantern Death Decree

Veteran actor and comedian Phil LaMarr shares his reaction to DC Comics' editorial decree calling for the death of John Stewart, a character Lamarr brought to life for a generation of fans.

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