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‘Agents of the Realm’: She is the one named Sailor Norah

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  • Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

The Americanization of Japanese properties isn’t a new thing — in fact, it’s a time-honored tradition. Ever since Raymond Burr was inserted into the original Godzilla, there’s a history of cultural sharing on both sides of the Pacific. Perhaps someone’s mixing the Japanese series Super Sentai to form a popular new show about teenagers with […]

Cunningham delivers a message of hope after unexpected tragedy

[Editor’s note: Each Sunday, Robot 6 contributors discuss the best in comics from the last seven days — from news and announcements to a great comic that came out to something cool creators or fans have done.] The unexpected death of Robin Williams was shocking enough, but the news that it was suicide was a […]

Dawson initiates larger constructive discussion

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  • Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 9:00 AM EST

[Editor’s note: Each Sunday, Robot 6 contributors discuss the best in comics from the last seven days — from news and announcements to a great comic that came out to something cool creators or fans have done.] When writer/artist Mike Dawson shared how weakly his graphic novels sold (as part of a larger self-examination of […]

You can read the first issue of ‘The Bunker’ for free

If you’re having trouble deciding whether to pick up the first volume of The Bunker, out this week from Oni Press, Boing Boing may make things a little easier: The website is playing host to the complete first issue of the acclaimed sci-fi mystery by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari — meaning you can […]

Comics A.M. | O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’ has strong bookstore debut

Publishing | Seconds, by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, had an impressive debut, landing at No. 2 and No. 5 on the BookScan chart of graphic novels sold in the book channel in July. The book had a standard edition and a Barnes & Nobles exclusive. ICv2 reckons if there had been a single […]

Youth in Decline’s Ryan Sands talks ‘Frontier’ and the future

Ryan Sands is no stranger to the world of comics. Many comics fans – especially those drawn to the strange and wacky – no doubt came across the Same Hat blog and Tumblr he created with Evan Hayden. In addition, he has worked as a translator on such marvelous manga as Tokyo Zombie and The […]

In a galaxy far, far away, Jeffrey Brown continues his ‘Star Wars’ saga

Among the bigger announcements to come out of Comic-Con International was that Marvel will resume publishing Star Wars comics after a nearly 30 years, 23 years of which the license called Dark Horse home. We’ve known it was happening for a while, of course, but this was the official unveiling of titles and creative teams. […]

SDCC, Day 0 | A roundup of the Image Expo announcements

Preview Night stopped being a leisurely affair several years ago, as Comic-Con International grew so large that four “official” days couldn’t contain all of the news. Heck, five days isn’t even enough, with more and more comics publishers rolling out major announcements before anyone even started packing their bags for San Diego (BOOM! Studios, Dark […]

SDCC | Mondo to preview ‘Iron Giant,’ Ninja Turtles toys

The folks at Mondo, the art boutique renowned for its limited-edition screen-printed movie posters, has been branching out, with VHS reissues, apparel, vinyl soundtracks and even a convention. However, they’re not stopping there: They’re moving into collectible toys, beginning with figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock, which will be […]

Celebrating ’75 Years’ of Batman and The Joker

Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this year, which may come as a surprise. I mean, look at that smooth, handsome face, or what little of it is visible beneath his cowl. Look at those ripped muscles, or the way he runs across rooftops and beats up criminals — why, Batman doesn’t look a day […]

SDCC | Highlights of the Sunday programming schedule

For its final day, Comic-Con International is keeping the focus on the kids. Today, the biggest con on the calendar revealed its Sunday programming slate, and the traditional kids day of the show lived up to its name. Publishers will roll out their best all-ages offerings in panels like Oni Press’ Monsterpalooza and IDW’s Kids […]

SDCC | Highlights of the Friday programming schedule

Comic-Con International organizers have rolled out the programming schedule for Friday, July 25, the second full day of the show. And what a full day it is, with comics adaptations like AMC’s The Walking Dead, The CW’s Arrow and iZombie, and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter all taking the stage. However, that’s […]

SDCC | Highlights of the Thursday programming schedule

The days of easing into Comic-Con International are but a distant memory, as the schedule for the first event’s official day, Thursday, July 27, oh so helpfully reminds us. As we’ve come to expect, the Thursday programming is a mix of comic books, television, toys and video games, with a smattering of film, plus several […]

SDCC | BOOM! Studios unveils convention exclusives

BOOM! Studios and its imprints KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box and Archaia are returning to Comic-Con International with a packed roster of creators — from David Petersen and Noelle Stevenson to Eric Powell and James Tynion IV — signing at the publisher’s booth (#2229). Of course, there’s also a long list of convention-exclusive variants, for the Cartoon […]

Talking Comics with Tim | Chris Roberson on ‘Edison Rex,’ ‘Aliens’

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  • Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST

Given that Monkeybrain Comics just celebrated its second anniversary, on the heels of Co-Publisher Allison Baker joining IDW, it struck me as the ideal time to quiz Co-Publisher Chris Roberson. In addition to discussing the new status quo for Monkeybrain (which surprisingly stays much the same as before, as Roberson explains), we also delve into Edison […]


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