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Hornschemeier, Pope, Rugg and more in Marvel anthology

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  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 2:15 PM EST

Because I was at WonderCon, I missed this past weekend’s MyCup ‘o Joe when it popped up on MySpace, but Paul Hornschemeier points out a question from a fan about Marvel’s upcoming “indie project,” for lack of a better name (and I’m sure there is one) that’ll feature stories by Hornschemeier, Jim Rugg, Stan Sakai, […]

Rugg provides artwork for Street Angel short film

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  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 AM EST

Earlier this month Kevin posted about a Street Angel short film, based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s acclaimed mini-series from SLG. Now MTV’s Splash Page posts some new art by Rugg, created for an animated sequence in the film. The director, Lucas Testro, told MTV that the animated sequence will reveal the origin story […]

We love the ’80s: ‘Jem and the Holograms’ #1 and ‘Miami Vice: Remix’ #1

As television shows go, Jem and the Holograms and Miami Vice couldn’t possibly be more different. The former, which aired from 1985 to 1988, was a children’s carton that also functioned as an extended ad campaign for an accompanying toy line, while the latter, which ran from 1984 to 1989, was an hour-long adult police […]

Comics A.M. | ‘Naruto’ spinoff miniseries to launch in April

Manga | Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto ended its weekly serialization in Shonen Jump magazine in November, but a spinoff miniseries, Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki (Naruto Spinoff: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month), will launch in the April 27 issue of Japanese Shonen Jump. The magazine teases, “”Urgent News: The story […]

‘Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Invasion’ cover debuts

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the cover for Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Invasion, the sixth prose novel expanding upon the universe of the long-running comics series. Written once again by Jay Bonansinga, the book follows the events of last fall’s Descent, with protagonist Lilly Caul struggling with a ragtag group of survivors struggling to carve […]

Grumpy Old Fan | DC in June strives with 45

March is the final full month of the New 52, so appropriately enough it also brings the solicitations for the first full month of … well, whatever we end up calling these books. (The Fine 49? The Diverse Curse-Reversers? The Too Few For 52 Redo?) Actually, this month it’s more like the Thrivin’ 45, because […]

Jason Dussault debuts comics-inspired mosaic artwork in New York City

Next week, mosaic artist Jason Dussault will present “Deconstructive/Constructive,” his body of comics-inspired artwork, at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in New York City. “Growing up in a small rural Canadian town in the late seventies and early eighties with young parents struggling to find their way, I spent much of my time alone, and the only access […]

Comics A.M. | SDCC parking moves to lottery system

Conventions | Ace Parking, which manages parking at the San Diego Convention Center and six other nearby lots, will move to a lottery system this year to assign permits for Comic-Con International (those lots are Hilton Garage, Petco Lots, Padres Parkade, Diamond View Tower, Horton Plaza and Gaslamp City Square). For a shot at one […]

Yoshihiro Tatsumi, father of the gekiga style of manga, dead at age 79

Yoshihiro Tatsumi, known as the creator and grandmaster of the darker gekiga style of Japanese manga, has passed away at the age of 79. News of Tatsumi’s passing comes from a message posted by London-based comic book journalist Paul Gravett on his website. “The news came through to me in a short email [from director Eric Khoo] […]

Shelf Porn | Come hang out in ‘daddy’s room’

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  • Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 12:57 PM EST

Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly visit into the home of a fan. Today’s shelves comes from Chad, who shows off his graphic novels, action figures, original art, Star Wars stuff and more. If you’d like to see your shelves here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so […]

This ‘Legend of Korra’/’Parks & Rec’ mashup is awesomesauce

One television series followed a young woman as she struggled to bring balance to a world beset by political and spiritual unrest, while the other chronicled the efforts of a slightly older woman as the fought for better parks to a town beset by political unrest and occasional cravings for waffles. It was only a […]

Grumpy Old Fan | Snow-day comics

Winter finally caught up with the Memphis suburbs over the past couple of weeks, bringing nasty bouts with freezing rain and (currently) a little snow. Digging out from under the ice has been more tedious than anything else, but the persistent cold kept us all housebound for a little while. Of course, compared to folks […]

Design student creates functional Batsuit

While some students play video games or merely hang out in their spare time, Philadelphia University’s Jackson Gordon always has bigger things in mind, including the designs for the functional Batsuit he debuted two weeks ago at Katsucon. Gordon, an industrial design student, told USA Today his suit can handle anything short of a bullet: […]

Shawn Martinbrough ranks his Top 10 ‘Thief of Thieves’ covers

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  • Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 12:03 PM EST

Next week will be big for Thief of Thieves artist Shawn Martinbrough on two fronts, as not only does Thief of Thieves #26 go on sale Feb. 25, but on the following day he’ll discuss his career and his noir-influenced approach to storytelling as part of the Society of Illustrators’ celebration of Black History Month. He’ll […]

Comics A.M. | Six GNs up for Children’s Choice Book Awards

Awards | Six graphic novels are finalists for the eighth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, Happy Birthday Babymouse, Sisters, The Dumbest Idea Ever, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl and El Deafo. This is the largest number of graphic novels to make the cut; the previous high was three. […]


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