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Jeffrey Brown bids Darth Vader ‘Goodnight’

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Following the massively successful Darth Vader and Son and Darth Vader’s Little Princess, cartoonist Jeffrey Brown will return to the Star Wars universe in July with a new book titled Goodnight Darth Vader. To promote its release, Brown shared this wonderful trailer, featuring — you guessed it — various Star Wars characters catching some shuteye everywhere from Dagobah to the Cloud City. The young Luke and Leia, though, have other things in mind while dad sleeps.

Check out the trailer below. The book arrives July 22.

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Finger gets cover credit on re-release of ‘Detective Comics’ #27

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It may not seem like much — or enough, to be frank — but it’s noteworthy that when DC Comics releases a new, free version of the original Detective Comics #27 on “Batman Day” July 23, it’ll include a cover credit for “the uncredited, unrecognized and unsung creative force” behind Batman, Bill Finger.

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Truly great Shelf Porn from a true-crime author

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn. Today’s collection comes from true-crime author and journalist Sean, who shares his and his wife’s love of comics, art and professional wrestling.

If you’d like to see your collection on Robot 6, you can find all the necessary details at the end of this post.

And now here is Sean!

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Fire and Snow collide in Rich Ellis’ ‘Game of Thrones’ print

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Artist Rich Ellis (Memorial, Superior Foes of Spider-Man) has been sharing “process” posts on this one on his Tumblr, and now he’s done — creating a pretty awesome rendition of the two A Game of Thrones characters I think should hook up at some point, Stark bastard Jon Snow and the Queen of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen.

(Hey, why not? They both like animals …)

Ellis says he’ll have prints available at the Rose City Comicon in September, so start saving your coppers now.

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Pastis confirms Watterson drew ‘Pearls Before Swine’ this week

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To answer a question that many people have been speculating on: Yes, Bill Watterson did contribute to Pearls Before Swine this week.

The creator of the comic strip, Stephan Pastis, confirmed on his blog what many people have been speculating — the Calvin & Hobbes creator did indeed return to the comic strip page and teamed with Pastis on three strips this week.

Comparing the experience to searching for Bigfoot, Pastis describes how the collaboration came about. It started with a comic strip tribute to Watterson (see above) and Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, who worked with Watterson on The Art of Richard Thompson, giving Pastis Watterson’s email address. Pastis didn’t think he’d get a response.

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Best of 7 | BEA, ‘The Star Wars’ and more

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Welcome to Best of 7, where we talk about “The best in comics from the last seven days” — which could be anything from an exciting piece of news to something great fans are doing to an awesome comic that came out. So let’s get to it …

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‘Supernatural’ actor Osric Chau guest stars in ‘Red Sonja’ #10

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Fans of The CW’s Supernatural television series will recognize Osric Chau as Kevin Tran, the honor student turned prophet of God who helped Sam and Dean translate various tablets of significant importance and had to deal with an overprotective mom.

Now the actor, who also appeared in The Man with the Iron Fists and Fun Size, is making the jump from the screen to the printed page, as his likeness will be used for a character in Red Sonja #10.

Red Sonja writer Gail Simone shared some artwork from the comic on her Tumblr, showing Chau in action as “the greatest swordsman in the entire world”:

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An over-the-top collection from Down Under

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today Oliver in New Zealand shares his collection of graphic novels, board games and more, which resides on two shelves at two different houses.

If you’d like to see your collection featured on Robot 6, you can find all the info you need to make it happen at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Oliver …

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Little Dragon steps inside a comic for free concert in L.A.

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What’s cooler than seeing your favorite band in a small venue? How about seeing your favorite band and getting a comic featuring them at that same show?

As a part of Tumblr IRL (“In Real Life), Swedish synthpop band Little Dragon performed a free “pop-up” show for fans Friday in Los Angeles, and with them was artist Brian Butler. Butler is a friend of the band and the creator of Nabuma Comics, a limited-edition comic that features the band members getting stuck inside a strange world that exists in their keyboardist’s beard.

And what a beard it is:

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‘Non Sequitur’ creator Wiley Miller wins 2014 Reuben Award

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Non Sequitur creator Wiley Miller on Saturday took home the 2014, Reuben Award, presented by the National Cartoonists Society to the outstanding cartoonist of the year.

In addition, the NCS presented awards in 15 other categories during the ceremony in San Diego. Isabella Bannerman’s Six Chix was named best newspaper strip and Speed Bump by Dave Coverly won for best newspaper panels. Sergio Aragones Funnies, published by Bongo, won for best comic book, while The Fifth Beatle by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker won for best graphic novel. Jeff Smith’s Tuki won for long-form webcomic, while Ryan Pageow’s Buni took home the award for short-form webcomic.

You can find a list of the other award winners below.

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Travel back to the 1960s in this week’s Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look into the home of one collector. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Bruce Button in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who shares his collection of 1960s TV memorabilia, as well books, comics and more.

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

And now let’s hear from Bruce …

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Best of 7 | Kids comics, ‘The Flash’ and more

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Welcome to Best of 7, where we talk about “The best in comics from the last seven days” — which could be anything from an exciting piece of news to something great fans are doing to an awesome comic that came out. So let’s get to it …

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Comics, comics and comics! in this week’s Shelf Porn

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection features a few trades but mostly comic books, as Brian prefers to collect single issues. “There’s something about the hunt that really gets my heart going. An there’s a lot of things NOT collected,” he said.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find details at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Brian.

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Original art for first Wolverine appearance sells for $657,250

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The original art for the very first appearance of Wolverine sold for $657,250 on Friday — tying the highest price ever for a single piece of American comic art.

The final page of Incredible Hulk #180, as drawn by Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel, featured a final panel that saw Wolverine crashing a fight between the Hulk and the villainous Wendigo. The page sold to an anonymous collector through Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

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Esposito and Moore kickstart more hardboiled Bigfoot tales

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In 2011, writer Joey Esposito and artist Jonathan Moore kickstarted Footprints, a four-issue, hard-boiled detective comic that followed Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil and other cryptids as they investigated the death of a Yeti. Now the duo has returned to that world — and to Kickstarter — for a one-shot subtitled “Bad Luck Charm.”

“The one-shot features two new tales — one set before the events of Vol. 1 and one set after,” Esposito told ROBOT 6. “The first story, given away for free on the Kickstarter campaign, features the oafish Jersey Devil and Vol. 1′s big bad, Motheresa, heading to 1962 to Las Vegas to try their luck. The second story will catch up with Foot, Nessy, Devil and Choop as they investigate a new cryptid emerging in the swamps of South Carolina, the Lizard Man.”

Esposito provided ROBOT 6 with that first story, which is posted in its entirety below. If you’d like to see the second one (and get your hands on a digital copy of the first Footprints collection, which is included at every reward level above $15), check out the Kickstarter campaign.

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