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Top Cow’s Journey Of Discovery – And The Launch Of The Tithe And The Daily GORB

Top Cow Comics have a history of publicly attracting new creators. Their Talent Hunt initiatives have published thirty writers and artists new to comic books. Top Cow President Marc Silvestri is known to personally scour DeviantArt and Facebook looking for …

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The Temple Of Art’s Serious Star Power – McKean, Sienkiewicz, Mack, Morrison, And More At San Diego Comic Con

The Temple of Art is both a book and a documentary, and brought out a stellar group of panelists. John Shnepp hosted. Jason Shawn Alexander, Dave McKean, Kent Williams, David Mack, Bill Sienkiewicz, Grant Morrison, Stephanie Inagaki, Barron Storey, and …

Aspen At San Diego Comic Con – Cosplayer Cards, Hannial Tabu And Kids Fathom Comics

Announced at yesterday’s Aspen panel at San Diego Comic Con… Aspen’s  2014 series Lola XOXO returns in 2015 with  Lola XOXO: Volume 2 by creator Siya Oum, as well as an all new spin-off mini-series Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam written …

Does San Diego Comic Con Mean The End Of The Direct Market? Chuck Rozanski Speaks

Chuck Rozanski, owner of Mile High Comics is exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con. And he has something to say. He writes, from his store’s newsletter, Every year, I work to compose daily reports from the San Diego Comic-Con International. In …

Learning How To Make Star Wars Origami At San Diego Comic Con

By Jeremy Konrad Kicking off Friday’s Star Wars programing was a panel that most people were not in the room for, but eventually were won over by the fun and engaging process known as origami. Moderated by author Chris Alexander, …

Booze Geek Special: Locke And Key Special Brew At San Diego Comic Con… Is Delicious

By Jeremy Konrad with Joe Glass After 7 long hours of panels today, the batteries needed a recharge. Myself and my colleague Joe decided to stop into a local tavern Karl Strauss Brewing Company for some food. Luckily, they had …

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SDCC 2014 Catch Up: How Afterlife With Archie Is Stealing Con Week So Far, Plus Ben Affleck, Princess Leia, And Ultron

The week of San Diego Comic Con never fails to produce interesting analytics, usually with a few surprises.  But this one’s more of a surprise than most, so far.  There was a new dynamic in the pr pattern for the …

‘For Black People, The Past Is Painful, The Present Precarious, But The Future Is Free’

Two years ago at the Dark Horse panel in San Diego, Erika Alexander, co-creator of Concrete Park, told the audience what she had been told by a major Hollywood producer. That science fiction wasn’t popular with black audiences because they …

Whilce Portacio To Launch A New Philippine Studio For The Comic Book Industry

Over the last few decades, the comic creator studios that grew out of the nineties boom have faded away. South American studios also have less of a presence. But talking to Whilce Portacio at Artists Alley in San Diego Comic …

“Sonja’s Sort Of The Original Bad Girl Character” – Frank Tieri Talks Red Sonja: The Black Tower

In the first mini-series since Gail Simone relaunched Red Sonja for Dynamite, Frank Tieri takes the She-devil with a Sword to the Black Tower. Byron Brewer caught up with the writer to discuss his turn with the red-headed warrior. BYRON …

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New Batman: Arkham Asylum and Mr. Punch Editions – Dave McKean SDCC Panel

Peter S. Svensson writes for Bleeding Cool with the refreshing power of Gatorade. Dave McKean had a spotlight panel at Comic Con, where he showed off many old projects and one new one. McKean introduced his manager/partner Allan Spiegel as …

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An Eisner Award Photogallery At San Diego Comic Con

It was a surprising and energizing night at the Eisner Awards in San Diego Friday, with an interesting pattern of honoring the younger generation of rising stars and also looking back with appreciation on many comics greats. For a full …

A Comic­Con Party With A Difference At Rich’s Bar

By Joe Glass Wednesday night, preview night of Comic­Con International 2014, and San Diego night life begins to come alive with the early parties of the convention. If you could manage to make the trip out to Hillcrest, however, you …

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SDCC: The Chip Kidd Panel With Michael Cho

Peter Earnest Sailer writes for Bleeding Cool: “Chip Kidd will beatbox and I will freestyle rap.” Cho said before the panel             Chip Kidd started beatboxing and I almost got it on tape. Illo Magazine …

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Live: The Eisner Awards 2014 – The Shortest Eisners Ever Storm Saga, Hawkeye, Dean Mullaney (UPDATE)

Welcome to the Eisner Awards 2014, announced at San Diego Comic Con. Here are the nominations… every time one gets announced, we will highlight the winner in bold…. Jackie Estrada celebrated the comics of Comic Con, opening the awards for …

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Free On Bleeding Cool – The Boys #1

Continuing their SDCC free comic weekend, Dynamite has given us The Boys #1 from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. And as part of their 10th Anniversary special, Dynamite has a special deal: In celebration of Dynamite Entertainment’s tenth anniversary, we …

Gene Luen Yang Talks The Shadow Hero, And God, With Scott McCloud

Peter S. Svensson drinks Gatorade while writing for Bleeding Cool. Gene Luen Yang is a fantastically talented graphic novelist. His “Boxers and Saints” duo of interlocking graphic novels were among the most critically acclaimed books last year. Here was his …

Geoff Johns, Meredith Finch, Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Nicola Scott and Charles Soule, DC’s Champions Of Justice!

By Will Romine Hello Friends! Will Romine here, reporting live from the DC Comics: Champions of Justice panel at SDCC. Last night, I got the most coveted exclusive at SDCC, a full night’s sleep.  I’m raring to go, so let’s …

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The Game Of Thrones Swag That’s Worth Starting A War Over

From Ray Flook, who I want to behead right now to steal his swag, the goodies given out to everyone who attended the Game of Thrones Hall H panel. Oh, the jealousy…

SDCC 2014: Stephen Colbert Is In The New Hobbit Movie, And Is Moderating The Hobbit Panel In Lake-Town Costume

Stephen Colbert, massive Hobbit fan… After a montage of both the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series, a video of Stephen Colbert‘s cameo in the film played. The lights come on, and out comes Colbert, clad in his peasant-spy …

Batman v Superman Comic Con Footage Quick Description

From Joseph Schmidt’s liveblog… it all does seem to be channeling Batman: Dark Knight Returns, doesn’t it? Batman is standing on a rainy rooftop, clad in heavy armor and a visor that makes his eyes glow. He turns on the …

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New Doctor Who Season 8 Teaser

Rich would write something very insightful about the upcoming season of Doctor Who here, if he weren’t off Comiconning. But instead you have me, so… sorry Doctor Who fans, I’m not up to speed on the “listen” reference, but I …

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First Look At Wonder Woman In Batman v Superman From Comic Con [Update Official Hi Res High Quality]

Updating rapidly here, but here’s how Wonder Woman looks…

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SDCC 2014: Warner Bros Studios Panel

Joseph Schmidt is updating live from Hall H: For you, precious Bleeders, there is little we will not do. Today, we are braving Hall H to bring you the latest news from Warner Bros. Pictures. While tonight DC Entertainment is …

The Thing About That Fantastic Four Movie Thing Production Pic That Popped Up Last Night

You might have seen this Thing bust pic, purportedly from Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four film in production, that started going viral last night. Since it did indeed go viral, and was nicely timed right before the day during which WB/DC …

“Batman, Superman, Green Lantern… Everyone Eventually Will Come Together” – Guillermo del Toro Gives Us A Glimpse Of The DC Plan

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard too much about Guillermo del Toro‘s DC Comics film project Dark Universe, which will feature Deadman, Swamp Thing, Constantine, and Zatana among others.   But of course, Pacific Rim has become a franchise, and …

That Giant Avengers: Age Of Ultron Poster Image Is Now Complete (With Added Hulk And Thor)

And here we are, finally, the complete Avengers: Age of Ultron poster image from San Diego Comic Con 2014.  Well, that was fun.  Maybe we’ll do it again next year.

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6,500 Sing Happy Birthday To Daniel Radcliffe

Frazer Brown writes for Bleeding Cool Daniel Radcliffe turned 25 this week (feeling old yet?) he was in Hall H promoting his upcoming movie, Horns, which looks amazing and a radical departure for the former master potter. Horns is based on …

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Shout Factory Announces New DVD/Blu-ray Releases Including UHF, Mad Max And The Facts Of Life

Peter S. Svensson downs Gatorade to write for Bleeding Cool. Shout Factory releases the best nostalgic DVDs with exceptional bonus features. GI Joe and Transformers, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Freaks and Geeks. Power Rangers (a subject dear to my …

More Potential Guardians Of The Galaxy Sequel Tidbits From James Gunn

As we told you last night, it would appear that Guardians of the Galaxy is so good that they’re already getting comfortable talking about Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  And now here’s more from James Gunn himself, who told Film …

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Bee And Puppycat Get Comic-Con Panel

Peter S. Svensson, animated by Gatorade, writes for Bleeding Cool. Bee and Puppycat. Internet animation sensation slash Boom Studios comic, had a panel on Thursday evening of Comic Con. First off, if you don’t know what Bee and Puppycat is, …

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“iZombie Less Noir Than Veronica Mars” – SDCC’s iZombie Panel

Abigail Raney writes for Bleeding Cool: There’s a sense that the new series from Rob Thomas is “Veronica Mars as a zombie” – and Thomas isn’t necessarily discouraging the comparison. “Tonally, we live in that world,” he says of himself …

Trailer For New WGN Series Manhattan

We’ve got the trailer for the new WGN America series Manhattan that looks at the lives of the scientists pulled together to build the first atomic bomb. The show stars: John Benjamin Hickey, Rachel Brosnahan and Katja Herbers and premiers this Sunday at …

Kevin Smith’s Tusk Trailer And Poster

“When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Mr. Howe, his best friend and girlfriend team with an ex-cop to look for him.” Starring Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, …

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Sam Raimi Drops Bombshell At Comic-Con About Possible Evil Dead TV Series

According to Empire, during a surprise visit to Comic-Con today to talk about the movie adaptation of The Last Of Us, producer Sam Raimi surprised everyone again by saying he is writing an Evil Dead TV show with his brother …

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“Edgar Wright Was Right” – Who Will Join The Lone Ant Man Protester At Comic Con?

It’s tough being an Ant Man fan, sometimes. He’s a great character with a rich history in the Marvel Universe, done by an array of distinguished creators, seemingly right on the cusp of mainstream movie glory as part of the Marvel …