Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Return of the Beat Menace!


Robot-13 returns to battle a Phoenix and
continue his journey of self-discovery in R-13 #2!

BUTLER, NJ (November, 2009) –

“Fantastic. Phenomenal. Best book I’ve read all year. I’m not just blowing smoke, now: this is, seriously, the best series I’ve read all year.” - Jeff Marsick, Newsarama

“’Robot 13’ continues to trek forward with the same original vigor and excitement that was set into motion in the first issue. Hall and Bradford allow themselves full liberty in borrowing from Greek mythology, providing a buffet for the imagination.” - Steven Surman, Comics News.Info

“This self-published series is just as impressive as the adventures of ‘Hellboy,’ and does deserve just as wide an audience. I can sum up this series in two words: must buy.” - Kris Bather, Broken Frontier

One of the most talked-about indy comics of the year is back with the release of R-13 #2 (aka ROBOT 13) by Blacklist Studios. The second issue of this acclaimed series is also being released in the digital format for the Apple and Google mobile market via a special arrangement with Robot Comics.

The story of a skull-headed robot with an irresistible instinct to battle mythological creatures has captured the imaginations of comic book fans the world over. The widespread reaction has gone well beyond the expectations of its co-creators, writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford.

“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” said Hall. “We have been interviewed by reporters from websites in Germany and Australia, seen our book raved about by Spanish and Portuguese comic reviewers and magazines in Canada and the UK have done pieces on Robot 13.”

The comic has also become a favorite among some famous folks in the realm of fantasy.

“We have gotten feedback from world renowned authors, top Hollywood executives and established comic book artists alike and all of it has been pretty positive,” added Hall.

Now, R13 returns with a second thrilling issue, packed with even more action and intrigue!

The print edition of R-13 #2 can be ordered directly from Blacklist Studios ( The 32-page, full color comic retails for $3.99 US. Distributors and retailers are encouraged to contact Blacklist Studios for wholesale rates.

R-13 #2 can also be ordered in a digital edition from Robot Comics ( for iPhone, iPod and Android mobiles in late 2009. R-13 #1 will be offered for free with subsequent issues priced at $0.99 each.

In “Colossus Part 2,” Robot 13’s quest to discover who he is goes on as he continues his journey with the fishermen who found him. Seeing only fragments of his past, the robot warrior desperately tries to remember where he came from and why he feels compelled to battle mythological creatures of destruction. With R13 aboard, you can be sure there’s rough sailing ahead… and this time, it’s in the form of a Phoenix! This ravaging battle provides just a taste of what’s ahead for our intrepid hero, as a diabolical figure watches from the shadows… and isn’t happy that monsters keep dying!

Writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford continue the saga of their creation, and as an added bonus for their fans, this issue includes pulse-pounding pin-ups from fan-favorite artists Tom “Cemetery Blues” Boatwright, A.P. “Heavy Metal” Furtado, Daniel “Monster Commute” Davis and Todd “Robot Frank’s Life” Webb. Also included are not one but two covers – the front cover by Daniel Bradford and a bonus fully-painted back cover by Jeff “Mecha Manga Bible Heroes” Slemons!

About Robot Comics
Robot Comics publishes mobile comics for hand-helds such as Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, Google's Android mobiles, Nintendo DSi and Amazon's Kindle. It is one of first and few mobile comic publishers who offer titles specifically designed and formatted to be read on e-devices. For more information contact:

About Blacklist Studios
Blacklist Studios publishes the comics Robot 13 and KING (coming soon). Visit their official website at or the ROBOT-13 MySpace page at Follow writer Thomas Hall’s blog at and check out more of Daniel Bradford’s art at


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