Author Archives: Mark Seifert

The State Of The DC TV Universe: The Flash/Arrow Crossover Event, Keeping The DC Film And TV Universes Separate, And More

Some pretty interesting DC Comics-related tv news has been spinning out of the Television Critics Association press tour today.  TV Guide has a consise rundown of events: “Episodes 8 of both shows, Arrow and Flash, are going to be a two-hour crossover event,” …

San Diego Comic Con Tease: Marvel Announces Release Dates For 5 New Films 2017-2019

This’ll keep the rumors flying from now until Marvel’s Hall H presentation next Saturday — and possibly beyond: Marvel Studios has just announced release dates for 5 previously-unannounced films.  Now, staking out a claim on a date well in advance …

Superior Iron Man And The Avengers NOW! Initiative From Marvel

  Well then… judging by how much the Bleeding Cool team has been glued to their computer screens ’round the clock over the past few days, you’d think it was con week already. Moments after confirming the new Captain America …

Twelve Percent Of A Plan: New Guardians of the Galaxy Extended Trailer

A good look at the chemistry that makes this cast of characters work…

New Flash Featurette Puts The Focus On Speed, Speed, Speed

I’ve studiously avoided watching the leaked Flash footage, but from what I have seen, it would appear that DC/WB is nailing this one.  Setting the right tone for the visual of various aspects and consequences of his abilities was obviously …

“Crazy’s Sounding Pretty Good Right Now” – Jessica Alba Sets The Scene In This Snippy Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Clip

This clip immediately takes me back to… wow, 20+ years ago now, 1993, eagerly picking up the second storyline in Frank Miller‘s Sin City saga as it came out from Dark Horse.   Take it away, Jessica Alba…

A Brooding Henry Cavill Gives Us Our First Look At Superman In Superman v Batman: Dawn Of Justice

This is about what you expected, I imagine, but the tone of it is interesting nonetheless, and I think it will put well-read comic fans in mind of some of the history behind that “v” in the title more than …

A Little Look Into The Big World Of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Remember that time in 2010 when Brendon posted a set pic showing a motion capture suit for Rise the Planet of the Apes, and then we got C&D’d for it, and then Rich drew what it looked like instead? Maybe …

Behold! I Am Groot, The Invincible! Who Dares To [UPDATE] Me??

Groot was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, but I know you know that. And this is a pretty cool new poster, gotta say:   And because it is Monday so I missed these earlier, here are two more …

Robots, Rogues, And Rare Paper — The Almost-Secret Origins Of Popular Fiction In America

“They already amount to several hundred separate publications, and circulate to the extent of many hundred thousands. This need hardly be stated to any one who is in the way of casting his eye on the counter of any railway …

Happy Birthday, Blue Beetle: Today Is The 75th Anniversary Of His First Appearance In Mystery Men Comics #1

75 years ago today, on June 15, 1939 according to the Library of Congress Copyright Office’s date of publication records, Mystery Men Comics #1 hit the newsstands.  It’s the first appearance of the original Blue Beetle, drawn by Charles Nicholas …

Hulk Smashes Record: Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 Sells For $320,000

Even for a vintage comics market in which six-figure sales have become increasingly more frequent, this one stands out: vintage comics seller and auction house ComicConnect has just sold an Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 for $320,000.  That’s a new …

“Oh… Yeah” — Guardians Of The Galaxy Gets A Second Teaser Trailer

As James Gunn just said on twitter, “You might consider a 2ND teaser for our trailer overkill. But overkill is what Guardians of the Galaxy is all about.” And if you missed it earlier, here’s the first teaser trailer.

First Appearance Of Wolverine Original Art By Herb Trimpe Sells For Record $657,250

The original art for the final page of Incredible Hulk #180, which features the first published appearance of Wolverine, has just sold at Heritage Auctions for $657,250. This 1974 Marvel comics page was drawn by Herb Trimpe, inked by Jack …

Something You Don’t See Every Day: Amazing Spider-Man #20 Original Art By Steve Ditko, Complete Story

Here’s something you don’t see every day, just acquired by original art Dealer/Collector Mike Burkey for his personal collection — the complete Spider-Man story from Amazing Spider-Man #20.  The 1964 issue features the first appearance of the Scorpion, written by …

Official: Justice League Movie Directed By Zack Snyder Will Follow Batman/Superman – And Shazam, Metal Men, 100 Bullets, Fables Planned

The Wall Street Journal has just broken some news which has been generally expected, but is still interesting to contemplate now that it’s official: Zack Snyder will follow Batman/Superman with Justice League: First came “Man of Steel.” Next up is “Batman vs. Superman.” And …

IDW Announces John Buscema Silver Surfer, Walt Simonson Manhunter Artist’s Editions, Stephen King & Simonson Lawnmower Man Portfolio

Joshua Stone reports from Wondercon: IDW has announced their third Artist’s Edition featuring art by Walt Simonson, Manhunter and Other Stories, to be released in September. It will include the Manhunter story from the classic 1973 Detective Comics backups, along with Simonson Batman, Dr. …

Best Copy Of First Appearance Of Original Guardians Of The Galaxy In Marvel Super-Heroes #18 Hits $19,000

When we flagged Marvel Super-Heroes #18 for your attention in the Vintage Paper section of Bleeding Cool Magazine #1 in fall 2012, the top sale of any copy was $1800.  What a difference 18 months of movie hype makes. The …