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Shelf Porn: An Australian Man Cave to be proud of

Shelf Porn: An Australian Man Cave to be proud of

In today's edition of SHELF PORN, Jamie from Australia shares his collection of action figures, comics, DVDs and much more. Also find out how you can share your collection!

By the Numbers: 52 Flavors of "Justice League of America"

By the Numbers: 52 Flavors of "Justice League of America"

In “By the Numbers,” ROBOT 6 takes a look back at the events of the past five days … in numbers. This week, we focus on the success of DC Comics’ 52-cover gimmick for "Justice League of America" #1.

Collect This Now! "Red Ketchup," Commie-Fighter and Penguin-Killer

Collect This Now! "Red Ketchup," Commie-Fighter and Penguin-Killer

ROBOT 6’s Chris Maunter calls on an English-language publisher to collect the insane adventures of Red Ketchup, the octopus-punching FBI agent with a love for democracy and a hatred of penguins.

Chicago Public Schools Told Not To Remove "Persepolis" From Libraries

Chicago Public Schools Told Not To Remove "Persepolis" From Libraries

Chicago Public Schools have been told to disregard an order to remove Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic novel "Persepolis." The autobiography will no longer be taught to seventh-graders, though it will remain in libraries.

"Persepolis" Reportedly Removed From Chicago Public Schools

"Persepolis" Reportedly Removed From Chicago Public Schools

Reports began circulating last night that Chicago Public Schools has instituted a ban on Marjane Satrapi's 2000 graphic novel "Persepolis." ROBOT 6 has the details.

Talking Comics with Ann Nocenti

Talking Comics with Ann Nocenti

Ann Nocenti discusses the decision of basing her recently launched "Katana" in San Francisco, exploring the nuances and complexity of comic book violence, building the character's supporting cast and more.

Jerry Ordway, Pandora and The Future

Jerry Ordway, Pandora and The Future

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant adds his voice to the chorus of folks asking DC to give Jerry Ordway work, noting his "multiversal background" would make him perfect for the new universe-building "Pandora" comic.

Itâs some work, all play in this Shelf Porn office

It’s some work, all play in this Shelf Porn office

In ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN column, Tom shares his home office, where he displays his action figures, trades, toys and more. Plus, find out how you can submit your own shelves!

ROBOT 6: By the Numbers -- Million and Millions of Comics

ROBOT 6: By the Numbers -- Million and Millions of Comics

ROBOT 6's new weekly feature "By the Numbers" looks back at the news from the past five days, in numbers -- from the release of the latest volume of "One Piece" to record orders for Free Comic Book Day!

Why You Should Be Reading "FF"

Why You Should Be Reading "FF"

ROBOT 6's Michael May makes the case for why you should be reading Matt Fraction and Michael Allred's "FF" -- and his case is Darla Deering, the aptly named "Miss Thing."

Mike and Laura Allred's Home Ransacked, Computers Stolen

Mike and Laura Allred's Home Ransacked, Computers Stolen

"FF" artist and "Madman" creator Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred returned this morning from a trip to Arizona to find their home near Eugene, Oregon, burglarized.

You Won't Find Image Comics' "Sex" in Apple's App Store

You Won't Find Image Comics' "Sex" in Apple's App Store

It seems "Sex" doesn’t sell, at least through Apple. The new series by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalski debuted Wednesday in print and digital, but not via any Apple iOS apps. ROBOT 6 has the full story.

James Stokoe, Mark Andrew Smith Clash Over "Sullivan's Sluggers"

James Stokoe, Mark Andrew Smith Clash Over "Sullivan's Sluggers"

On the heels of a second Kickstarter campaign for "Sullivan's Sluggers," artist James Stokoe has asked that his name be removed from the graphic novel, triggering a pointed response from writer Mark Andrew Smith.

"Saturday Night Live" Takes Aim at "The Walking Dead"

"Saturday Night Live" Takes Aim at "The Walking Dead"

If its ratings didn't quite cement AMC's "The Walking Dead" as a pop-culture phenomenon, perhaps this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" parody will seal the deal. ROBOT 6 has the full skit.

Activision Announces New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Game with Trailer

Activision Announces New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Game with Trailer

Activision has announced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," a downloadable game inspired by Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated series. ROBOT 6 has details and the first trailer.

Talking Comics With Monkeybrain's Chris Roberson

Talking Comics With Monkeybrain's Chris Roberson

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with Monkeybrain co-publisher Chris Roberson about his and artist Dennis Culver's upcoming "Edison Rex," a series about a villain who decides he'd rather be a super hero.

Siegels Try New Strategy In Superman Legal Battle

Siegels Try New Strategy In Superman Legal Battle

Despite a January appeals court decision that seemed to signal an end to the nearly decade-long battle for ownership of Superman, the family of co-creator Jerry Siegel still holds out hope for victory over DC Comics.

CHEAT SHEET: From "Age of Ultron" To Toronto ComiCon

CHEAT SHEET: From "Age of Ultron" To Toronto ComiCon

In the debut CHEAT SHEET, Robot 6 looks back on the week that was with the top ECCC stories while looking ahead to this week's biggest events and releases, including Toronto ComiCon, Marvel's "Age of Ultron" #1 & more.

"Avengers Arena," or how to kill kids the Marvel way

"Avengers Arena," or how to kill kids the Marvel way

ROBOT 6's Carla Hoffman looks at the death of children in comics in the context of "Avengers Arena," noting the book's worst sin "is that it’s actually really good."

Shelf Porn: This one takes the (wedding) cake

Shelf Porn: This one takes the (wedding) cake

James Gubicza shares his collection of comics, graphic novels, statues and action figures in the latest edition of ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN!

Grumpy Old Fan: Robin is Perpetual

Grumpy Old Fan: Robin is Perpetual

From Dick Grayson to Stephanie Brown and the late Damian Wayne, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at the history of Robin and the role of sidekicks throughout the history of Batman stories.

Peter David "Is Making Steady Progress" 10 Weeks After Stroke

Peter David "Is Making Steady Progress" 10 Weeks After Stroke

Ten weeks after suffering a stroke, Peter David "is making steady progress," able to take a train into New York City for a meeting -- and even return to bowling.

ROBOT 6: By The Numbers - Round Robin...of Death!

ROBOT 6: By The Numbers - Round Robin...of Death!

Today, ROBOT 6 introduces its new weekly feature “By the Numbers,” which takes a look back at the events of the past five days -- in numbers! Kicking things off is a look back at the week in Robin news.

Appeals Court Rejects Artist's Lawsuit Against NBC's "Heroes"

Appeals Court Rejects Artist's Lawsuit Against NBC's "Heroes"

The Ninth Circuit rejected comic creator Jazan Wild’s $60-million claim against NBC Universal and the producers of the television series "Heroes," determining there was no evidence of copyright infringement.

Meet Your 2013 Guardians of the Galaxy

Meet Your 2013 Guardians of the Galaxy

With "Guardians of the Galaxy" slated to be the next Marvel team to get a tent-pole movie, ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco provides a thorough introduction to the current crop of Guardians.

The Slow Death of Superhero Deaths

The Slow Death of Superhero Deaths

Superhero deaths and their inevitable resurrections have been a staple of comics for decades thanks to the sales bump they get from press coverage, but is the giddy acceptance of the trope starting to crack?

Steve Jobs Gets Manga-tized In Biographical Adaptation

Steve Jobs Gets Manga-tized In Biographical Adaptation

Japanese publishing giant Kodansha will debut a serialized manga adaptation of "Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography" illustrated by Mari Yamazaki in the May issue of "Kiss" magazine, out March 25.

DC Comics May Exclude "WTF Certified" Logo From April Covers

DC Comics May Exclude "WTF Certified" Logo From April Covers

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio reportedly told attendees at last week’s ComicsPRO annual meeting that the “WTF Certified” logo won't appear on any of the comics released in April. ROBOT 6 has details.

Some Thoughts On The Future of Damian Wayne

Some Thoughts On The Future of Damian Wayne

ROBOT 6 looks at the events unfolding in this week's "Batman, Incorporated" #8 and what they mean for Batman, Robin, Damian Wayne, the DCU as a whole and Grant Morrison moving forward.

Marvel Launching Poster Campaign for Hearing-Impaired Children

Marvel Launching Poster Campaign for Hearing-Impaired Children

Last year Marvel helped convinced a 4 year-old boy that superheroes do wear hearing aids, and now the publisher is taking the inspirational message wide with a new poster campaign.

"Lenore" Creator Roman Dirge Hospitalized After Being Struck By A Car

"Lenore" Creator Roman Dirge Hospitalized After Being Struck By A Car

"Lenore" creator Roman Dirge has been hospitalized after being struck by an apparent drunken driver while crossing the street. ROBOT 6 has details.

Robot Roulette: Mark Waid

Robot Roulette: Mark Waid

The writer of "Daredevil," Indestructible Hulk," Insufferable" and more talks to ROBOT 6 about where he grew up, his early career and more.

Peer pressure leads to more Swiss Shelf Porn

Peer pressure leads to more Swiss Shelf Porn

At a friend's request, Daniel Broye shares his collection of comics, action figures, posters and more with ROBOT 6's SHELF PORN column.

Conversing On Comics With Joe Keatinge

Conversing On Comics With Joe Keatinge

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant speaks with Joe Keatinge about the writer's nine years in the comics industry, including his current "Morbius: The Living Vampire" series and his time in Image Comics marketing.

Alan Martin on "Everybody Loves Tank Girl," Reteaming with Jamie Hewlett

Alan Martin on "Everybody Loves Tank Girl," Reteaming with Jamie Hewlett

Writer Alan Martin spoke with ROBOT 6 about working with artist Jim Mahfood for "Everybody Loves Tank Girl" and reteaming with co-creator Jamie Hewlett on a new non-Tank Girl project.

Vertigo Announces "The Unwritten" Original Graphic Novel

Vertigo Announces "The Unwritten" Original Graphic Novel

Vertigo expands upon Mike Carey and Peter Gross' acclaimed fantasy series "The Unwritten" in September with an original graphic novel called "The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor & the Ship That Sank Twice."

EXCLUSIVE TEASER: Humphries & Rose's "Sacrifice" #5

EXCLUSIVE TEASER: Humphries & Rose's "Sacrifice" #5

Sam Humphries & Dalton Rose have provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive sneak peek at "Sacrifice #5," the penultimate issue of their fantasy/adventure, on sale today in print and digital.

Orson Scott Card Superman Controversy Could Draw In "Ender's Game" Movie

Orson Scott Card Superman Controversy Could Draw In "Ender's Game" Movie

The backlash to DC Comics hiring gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card for a Superman anthology could create ripples felt beyond the comics industry, affecting Summit Entertainment's "Ender's Game" promotions.

Have Comic Sales Hit a 20 Year High at $715 Million?

Have Comic Sales Hit a 20 Year High at $715 Million?

Numbers-cruncher John Jackson Miller estimates print sales of comic books and graphic novels in North America reached $715 million in 2012, a high not seen since 1993 or 1994. ROBOT 6 has details.

DragonCon issues statement on its connection to Ed Kramer

DragonCon issues statement on its connection to Ed Kramer

Noting that co-founder Ed Kramer is still “a stockholder despite our desires otherwise,” DragonCon issued a statement to address the “great deal of discussion” surrounding the accused child molester.

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