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"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.

Nick Spencer Reflects on His Aborted "Supergirl" Plans

Nick Spencer Reflects on His Aborted "Supergirl" Plans

In the wake of Andy Diggle's "Action Comics" exit and Joshua Hale Fialkov leaving his "Green Lantern" titles, writer Nick Spencer recalled his similarly aborted plans for "Supergirl" in 2010.

"Itâs a Bird⦠It's a Planeâ¦" It's the Musical Revival's Superman

"It’s a Bird… It's a Plane…" It's the Musical Revival's Superman

The first photo has surfaced of Edward Watts as a rather old-school Man of Steel in the Encores! revival of "It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It's Superman," which opens tonight for a five day run at New York City Center.

Talking Comics with "Green Arrow's " Andrea Sorrentino

Talking Comics with "Green Arrow's " Andrea Sorrentino

"Green Arrow" artist Andrea Sorrentino spoke with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea about the unique approach the artist is utilizing to tell the tale of DC Comics' emerald archer with writer Jeff Lemire. Plus, exclusive art!

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Dispute Heads Back To Court

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Dispute Heads Back To Court

Despite a glimmer of hope in late January, Julie Taymor and the producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" are still unable to agree on settlement terms, leading to a trial date being set for May 28.

Chuck Austen's Advice To Tokyopop Creators: "Move On"

Chuck Austen's Advice To Tokyopop Creators: "Move On"

Veteran comics pro Chuck Austen has advise for his fellow Tokypop creators who, like him, have been adversely affected by the publisher's refusal to negotiate for the release of properties they created.

New Beginnings in DCâs June Solicitations

New Beginnings in DC’s June Solicitations

ROBOT 6’s own Gumpy Old Fan, Tom Bondurant, combs through DC Comics’ solicitations for June, from the welcome return of "Astro City" to the debuts of "Batman/Superman" and "Superman Unchained."

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.

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