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Ride into a galaxy far, far away with a sweet “Star Wars” Corvette

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If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan and have a bit of disposable income, this is most definitely the car you’re looking for.

Ebay user easternvette has listed a used 1974 Corvette with a custom airbrushed Star Wars theme–with the current bid at $8,100.

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Amazing Arkham Knight costume looks like it stepped out of game

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That impressive 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Origins suit may have met its match in this incredible Arkham Knight cosplay.

Based on the costume of the title villain from the recently released video game, it’s the work of cosplay Crimson Coscrafts, with 3D printing by Graphix Monster. To make the effect complete, he turned to Lucas Ambrosio Photography for photos that look as if they were pulled from the game.

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First taste is free with ‘Cartozia Tales’

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A portion of the map of Cartozia

Cartozia Tales is a collaborative comic drawn by a roster of talented indie creators, including Sarah Becan and Lucy Bellwood, that’s a cartographic twist on the notion of an exquisite corpse: The comic is set in an imaginary world that is divided into nine different regions, and each contributor takes a different region in every issue. The result is a lively comic with a variety of different styles and stories, knit together by geography.

The comic is all-ages, in the sense that there isn’t anything that would disturb a 6-year-old, but it’s plenty sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy. Guest contributors include James Kochalka, Dylan Horrocks and Evan Dahm.

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That’s no moon! This Death Star Mood Light is operational

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While it isn’t a warm-and-fuzzy Baymax lamp, under no circumstances should it be mistaken for a moon. It’s a Death Star Mood Light, designed to destroy darkness, rather than planets, and emit a soothing glow.

Had that been the intent of the Empire’s battle station, the original Star Wars trilogy might’ve played out a lot differently.

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These Marvel Minions mash-ups are bananas

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Clearly Indonesian artist Soegimitro really likes the inescapable little yellow animated stars of Minions. He is, after all, the guy who mashed them up with Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” a couple of years ago. After countless other curious crossovers that saw the henchmen paired with characters from Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy and more, Soegimitro has produced what are perhaps his best mash-ups yet.

Presented as posters for Ant-Man — excuse me, Ant-Minion — the series provides a look at a who’s who of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Minion form, and even offers an early look at Spider-Man. Or is that Spider-Minion?

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First look at ‘Boruto: Naruto the Movie’ one-shot by Masashi Kishimoto

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Fans have received their first peek at a new manga one-shot by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto that will be given away next month in Japan during screenings Boruto: Naruto the Movie.

Japanese website Comic Natalie has posted a preview of “The Day Naruto Became a Hokage,” which depicts Kakashi presenting Naruto Uzumaki as the Seventh Hokage. The story is part of an official book that also includes a reprint of the final chapter of Naruto, in full color. Two million copies will be distributed.

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Comics A.M. | Despite ban, ‘Death Note’ is still big in China

Light Yagami, from "Death Note"

Light Yagami, from “Death Note”

Censorship | China may have banned 38 manga and anime series, including Attack on Titan and Death Note, but fans are still finding ways to read and watch them — and Death Note is one of the most popular topics on the social media service Sina Weibo. “Chinese authorities are used to a certain degree of permeability in their various bans and directives,” says Jonathan Clements, author of Anime: A History. “The issue with a lot of Chinese censorship isn’t about a blanket ban that keeps 100% of material out. It’s about making life as difficult as possible for people who actually want it. A ban like this is about restricting casual access.” [BBC News]

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Cleveland Heights honors late writer with Harvey Pekar Park

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Photo by Derf Backderf

The late writer Harvey Pekar, often called Cleveland’s unofficial poet laureate, was celebrated Saturday in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with the dedication of a park in his name.

Located at the northwest corner Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard, Harvey Pekar Park was welcomed with a comic festival, jazz music, storytelling and an outdoor screening of American Splendor, featuring an introduction by the writer’s widow Joyce Brabner.

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Store Tour | OK Comics in Leeds, England

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is England’s OK Comics, located at 19 Thornton’s Arcade in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We spoke with owner and manager Jared Myland.

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‘Black Lightning’ creator Tony Isabella & DC Comics reconcile

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In an era where the creator’s rights conversation is as loud as its ever been in comics, this week saw some surprising news quietly slip out onto the web: Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella and DC Comics have taken the first steps towards reconciling a very contentious relationship.

The writer has long contended he’s the sole creator of DC’s first black superhero to star in a solo series as the character wasn’t introduced under a work-for-hire agreement but rather a partnership between he and DC. It was only after Isabella sought to buy out the publisher’s interest in the character following the cancellation of that first series in 1978 that he says DC declared artist Trevor Von Eeden as Black Lightning’s co-creator.

While Isabella did some later work with the publisher — most notably the first nine issues of a 13-issue Black Lightning revival in 1995 — he’s spent the majority of the past two decades being very vocal about his discontent with the publisher and their treatment of him. Most recently, the writer spoke out against DC’s choice to revive and redesign the hero as part of the New 52 initiative.

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Shelf Porn | An office filled with statues, comics and more

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn, where one fan invites us over to check out at their stuff. Today Rob shows us his office, where he keeps his action figures, statues, comics and more.

If you’d like to see your collection right here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions at the end of this post.

And now here’s Rob!

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With water, this Lamborghini turns into Captain America’s ride

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German graffiti artist Rene Turrek, who last month showed us how to unleash an angry Hulk from within a BMW X6 simply by adding water, has turned his attention to another of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Captain America.

Using a thermochromic paint layer applied over his original artwork, he’s transformed a Lamborghini Gallardo into what he’s dubbed “The First Avenger.” Exposed to warm water, the car’s seemingly standard paint job gives way to Captain America and an appropriately star-spangled motif.

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Darth Vader hot air balloon riiiiises in New Jersey sky

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A Jedi Master or Sith Lord might use the Force  to levitate themselves, but this weekend, they’ll just need a little hot air.

The 33rd annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is under way, and this year’s special balloon designs include a pair of Star Wars-themed entries, with Yoda and Darth Vader vying for bragging rights as the show’s most popular.

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Paul Lee LEGO-izes classic movie posters for Brick Fiesta

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For this weekend’s Brick Fiesta convention in Austin, Texas, comic artist and brick enthusiast Paul Lee created LEGO-ized versions of six classic movie posters, which will be given away as vinyl stickers to attendees.

While you may quibble whether Jurassic World has reached the level of a “classic,” there’s little arguing about the others: Amelie, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Ghostbusters and Jaws.

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Dean Haspiel and Gregory Benton on Hang Dai and Seth Kushner

BWT_DeanHaspielHang Dai Editions is the imprint of Hang Dai Studio, the Brooklyn collective formed by Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, Josh Neufeld and the late Seth Kushner. All of them were already well known, Haspiel as a prolific independent cartoonist as well as the artist for Archie Comics’ The Fox, Benton as the creator of B+F, which won the MoCCA Festival award last year, Neufeld as the creator of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and the artist for The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, and Kushner, who died in May, as a talented photographer and writer whose works included Leaping Tall Buildings, for which he photographed many prominent comics creators, and Schmuck.

The first titles to be published by Hang Dai were minicomics that the creators hand-sold at shows, but recently the collective announced a slate of comics that will be distributed to a wider audience this fall through Alternative Comics.

In an interview with ROBOT 6, Haspiel and Benton talk about the evolution of Hang Dai, the new fall line and the loss of Kushner. They also shared some art from their upcoming books Beef With Tomato (Haspiel) and Smoke (Benton).

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