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Contrary to popular belief, we weren’t eaten by anyone, nor did we run off to the woods to learn to play the banjo and write a manifesto. Nope, we’ve spent the last few weeks working with Jonah Weiland and the fine folks here at Comic Book Resources to bring you a new blog, here on a new site, with a new name, look and outlook. Unfortunately, you’re still stuck with the same old me, but I guess you can’t have everything.
So what the heck is a Robot 6? You’ll have to ask Kevin Melrose, who came up with our cool new name. Although I’d be hard pressed to tell you what happened to Robots 1-5, I can share what I do know: Robot 6 is a new comics blog by many of the folks from the old Blog@Newsarama. In addition to Kevin and me, you’ll also find Lisa Fortuner, Tom Bondurant, Michael May, Melissa Krause, Stephanie Chan, Tim O’Shea and Chris Mautner here. You’ll also find a couple of people whose names you might recognize from the comics industry – Jennifer de Guzman from SLG Publishing and Larry Young of AiT/Planet Lar fame. And no doubt there will be some other folks popping up from time to time as well … what’s life without a few surprises?
We’ll be bringing you our unique take on the comics world every day, and hopefully complementing the great work being done by CBR’s editorial staff, its many columnists, and our friends and fellow bloggers at Comics Should Be Good!
I want to thank Jonah for his support over the last month. When we left Newsarama, we didn’t know where we were going to land, we only knew we wanted to keep the band together. Jonah made it really easy to decide to set up our new home here at Comic Book Resources. It’s been a blast working with Jonah so far, and I look forward to seeing what we can do together in the future.
I also want to thank Stephen Gerding, who has been instrumental in getting us up and running. He set up the site, did the visual design and created our kick-ass new logo. Two weeks ago we didn’t have any of that stuff, but he managed to bring it all together in record time.
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t thank our official sponsor. In case you hadn’t noticed, IDW Publishing is helping to make this all possible. Between this and all the support Scott Dunbier has put toward our auctions for our injured friend Carla Hoffman, I probably owe someone over there my first born. Or at least my dog.
Although our official launch isn’t until Monday, be sure to check back over the weekend … it’s been too long since we had the chance to talk about comics like this, and we don’t plan on waiting. So add us to your RSS reader, subscribe to our Twitter feed (which
should be up before Monday is up right now) and say hello in our comments section.
We’re back. Let’s have some fun.