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Swipe File: Mitch Gerard’s Punisher… And Everyone Else’s

Punisher artist Mitch Gerads seems to really like his fellow artists on the title. So much so that he has integrated their work – into his! Whether its the character of Rachel Cole-Alves drawn by Marco Checchetto or Electro by …

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We Be Geeks Episode 98: What The Hell Is A Shmoo?

Bleeding Cool welcomes back We Be Geeks, hosting a variety of guests and covering a wide range of geek topics. They say: This week, Mike, Marty and Julz of We Be Geeks along with guest Bryan Montana from the Well …

In One Week, In Two Weeks… I’ve Got The Power!

Next week sees the release of the third annual Bleeding Cool Power List, with Bleeding Cool Magazine #13, looking at the movers and the shakers in the comic book industry right now. It’s joined by the release of Alan Moore‘s …

Archie’s Black Hood Enters Marvel MAX And DC Vertigo Territory

This is a panel from a Marvel MAX comic. This is a panel from a DC Vertigo comic. In February, Archie Comics are launching Black Hood. I am told that the title will veer into Marvel MAX and Vertigo territory, …

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Swipe File: Conan The Barbarian And Sorcerer Hennet

Here is Conan from the upcoming Conan/Red Sonja series from Dark Horse Comics. And here is Sorcerer Hennet from the D&D 3rd Edition. Is it me or have they been to the same tailor? In Swipe File we present two or more …

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Writer To Writer – Frank Barbiere Talks With Peter Milligan About Terminal Hero

Frank Barbiere, writer of Solar: Man of the Atom #7, talks with Peter Milligan about Terminal Hero #4, both on sale now. FRANK BARBIERE: In Terminal Hero, you use a lot of shocking, horrific imagery in the story. What is …

And Finally – Your Choice Of Pinup Covers For February’s Holy F*ck

From Action Lab’s Holy F*ck #3, out in February, a choice of covers. Will you ally yourself with naked Jesus or with naked Satan? Or will you split the difference and buy both?

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Things To Do In Richmond This Weekend If You Like Comics

The VA Comicon is this weekend in Richmond and they have quite a nice line up including Jeffrey Vaughn, Senior Editor of the Overstreet Price Guide that is debuting their 3rd edition of the Official Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics. …

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Bernard Derriman Talks Bob’s Burgers Comics And Show

Here are the Reddit AMA highlights from yesterday’s AMA with Bernard Derriman, the Supervising Director of the Show. Derriman has also done a lot of work on the Dynamite comic series as well. The interview touches on both and is pretty insightful. …

So… Who Is The Spider-Verse’s Scion?

We know that the three central totems of the Spider-Verse are The Other, The Bride and The Scion. As Ezekiel told us. We know The Other is Kane. We know The Bride is Silk. But who is The Scion? Literally, …

Maxx’s Super Awesome Comic Review Show – Spider-Woman, Multiversity, Deadly Class, Saga, And More!

Maxx’s Super Awesome Comic Review Show returns to Bleeding Cool, recorded at the one and only Astro-Zombies Comic Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by Maxx MacLennan. They say: Bringing you discussions of all the new exciting books in comicdom. …

The Bleed Episode 12: Reading Blacksad: Amarillo With Colorist Nathan Fairbairn

By Joseph Kyle Schmidt The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors Joseph Schmidt and Sam Morse. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss news, the latest comics, creator interviews and the pick of the week. This week we …

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A Steampunk Extravaganza Of Comics And Literature At Clockwork Couture In Burbank

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Clockwork Couture, a Burbank-based steampunk shop, hosted “a steampunk extravaganza of comics and literature” as well as holiday craft faire last Saturday afternoon. There were several vendors were set up outside …

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Open Access ‘Electricosmos’ Is In Development – Electricomics Panel Highlights From Thought Bubble

I was particularly interested in attending the Electricomics panel at Thought Bubble this year, and extremely grateful that members of the Electricomics team even made time in their busy schedule to do some interviews with me (forthcoming on Bleeding Cool). …

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Godkiller And Rat Queens Top The Advance Reorders Chart This Week

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where …

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Imperium And Divinity Debuts In Valiant’s Complete Solicitations For February 2015

Valiant has released their solicitations for February 2015 and they include two new series from their Valiant Next program: Imperium by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite and Divinity by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine. IMPERIUM #1 [VALIANT NEXT] Written by …

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Darby Pop Announces Script Contest Winner For One-Shot Story

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent After receiving an overwhelming response to their recent writing contest to come up with the best one-shot story about Indestructible character Stingray, Darby Pop has announced their winner. The IDW-distributed publishing …

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Dynamite Buys The Atlas Comics Trademark From Jeffrey Stevens

A few folk have been after the Atlas Comics trademark it seems. The second name of the company that would become Marvel Comics. Marvel’s founder Martin Goodman revived the name in 1974 after selling Marvel. The line soon folded. And …

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Josh Boone Says Stephen King’s The Stand Will Be Four Movies

On the Babble-On podcast Josh Boone, the director of The Fault In Our Stars, told Kevin Smith that he was working on adapting Stephen King’s 1168 page epic The Stand. Others have tried to boil the tale of good vs …

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Shock Waves – The Movie That Introduced Nazi Zombies…’Nuff Said

By Octavio Karbank Meet the film that birthed Nazi zombies! Released in 1977, despite its completion a couple years earlier, zombie movies were by no means new to popular culture. But Nazi zombies? That was a completely different matter. With …

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The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: A Special Interview With Radio Dramatist Casey Wolfe Of Earbud Theater

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror …

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Is Felicity A Material Girl? Recapping This Week’s Arrow: ‘Draw Back Your Bow’

By Rich Epstein Last week, Arrow closed with the mysterious Cupid (Amy Gumenick) taking out the villain of the week, Isaac Stanzler, despite the fact that he was already in police custody.  This week’s episode opens with her backstory. Luckily, …

Guardians Of The Galaxy – How It Should Have Ended

Guardians of the Galaxy is now accessible through a few different means and that was enough for the folks at How It Should Have Ended to do their thing. Though they usually focus more on the glaring plot holes in …

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Chris Pratt Joins Cowboy Ninja Viking

Chris Pratt tweeted out what appears to be confirmation that he is joining the upcoming film: Cowboy Ninja Viking.   “@jbkelly80: @prattprattpratt pic.twitter.com/lNR1NYxT56” YES! But who is our director? That is the question. Who do u think it should be? …

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Images And Teasers From The Flash And Arrow Crossover

The big crossover event for The Flash and Arrow is coming on December 2nd and the CW is promoting it like crazy already. We have a bunch of photos from the episodes, a teaser trailer that ran with this week’s …

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Benedict Cumberbatch Avoids The Doctor Strange Question

It’s the question that is lingering out there. Since Deadline announced that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be Doctor Strange there has been no other rumors… nothing to suggest they were wrong. But no official announcement has come from Marvel. …

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Merrin Dungey Brings Something From Under The Sea To Once Upon A Time

ABC’s Once Upon A Time seems to be stocking up on the villains. We already have Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) this season. Now they are going to add Merrin Dungey (Alias) to the …

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Marvel Narrows Down Their Choices For Luke Cage And Jessica Jones

Deadline is reporting that Marvel has narrowed down their search for both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. There were originally four names, though a fifth has been added to the report, in line to play the former heroine turned private …

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Lego Batman 3 And Marvel Unlimited Plus Lure Fans With Toy Giveaways

By Brian Goldberg November 11, 2014 marked the release date of the Lego Batman 3 video game.  I’m more of a toy collector than a gamer, so I was actually more excited by the pre order incentives that came with …

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Attack On Titan Announces Its Live Action Cast

The live-action film version of Attack On Titan has announced its cast with shots below. Note that the characters with Japanese names are not in the manga or anime, so liberties are being taken with the script, especially considering that …

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WWE Survivor Series 2014 – The Worst “Big Four” Event Of The Year

By Dan Lloyd As we near a close on the 2014 Pay Per View calendar for the WWE, we have one last event worthy of the “Big Four” status. The fabled big four events in the WWE have always been …

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Fantasy Flight Games And Asmodee Group Merger Approved By Shareholders

By Christopher Helton Board game and tabletop roleplaying game publisher Fantasy Flight Games announced that they will be merging with the Asmodee Group (who we had previously reported had acquired Ticket To Ride publisher Days of Wonder). In addition to …

Cupid, Draws Back Her Bow Tonight On Arrow

Tonight on Arrow, we get an episode that focuses on Cupid (Amy Gumenik) after she appeared in the background of a few scenes last week and ended up killing Wildcat’s former sidekick. Cupid is one of the more recently created Green …

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The Alien Race On Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD Have Been Named

In what most people expected, the blue alien race that popped up in season one and is the driving force behind season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD are The Kree. During an interview with TVGuide, executive producer Jeffrey Bell …

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American Dad Is Coming Back For More

TBS has ordered a new 22 episode season from the animated series American Dad!. The series, created by Seth McFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, has been doing extremely well in the ratings since moving over from Fox. Each episode …

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The Following Casts Its Next Villain And He’s Almost Human

Fox has found its villain for the third season of The Following. The first season of the Kevin Bacon lead thriller focused on serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) with the second season expanding out from there but still involving …