Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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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, …

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 …

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?

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, …

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 …

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 …

Swipe File: Laff Vs. Thibert Over Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade And The Flash

A Little Bleeder writes in to comment on a recent edition of CNN’s Bleacher Report, which ran a piece on the artwork of Alberto “Laff” Berroa, Jr., who recently did a series of illustrations of NBA players as their nicknames. Miami Heat basketball player …

The Second Chapter Of Garth Ennis’ First Crossed Webcomic Is Up – And It’s A Doozy

Last week, we had our first glimpse of the new Crossed webcomic Dead Or Alive, the first webcomic written by Garth Ennis, with art from Daniel Gete. And we were introduced to a character who encountered the Crossed plague in …

If You Only Order One Comic For February…

…then you’re really not much of a comic book fan are you? But you should consider adding this to your pull list, as Meanwhile #1 is now going to be distributed to US stores through Diamond Comic Distributors (some UK …

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 …

Ryan Adams To Create Comic Book For IDW?

There are lots of ways I hear about upcoming projects. Most of them very private indeed. And then there are some that are very public. Such as singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is working on a comic book. Slowly. Another day, another …

Jock’s Ad For Gotham, Appearing In Next Month’s DC Comics Titles…

We’ve seen the penguin umbrella ad for Gotham in the current DC titles. But isn’t there an option that’s a bit more… comicky? Yes. From next month’s DC comics, by Jock.

The Venom Hoodie They Really Should Make

There are plenty of Venom hoodies for sale. Some official. Some less so. But in today’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, we see Flash Thompson walking around an alien planet with his Venom suit doing the job that it does for …

Bone Comics From Kate Beaton, Kazu Kibuishi, Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier, Doug TenNapel, Craig Thompson And Dan Santa In February

Jeff Smith‘s Bone has now been published for ten years in colour from Scholastic, who created their imprint Graphix especially to publish the book. Now in February, they will be publishing a ten year “tribute edition” of the first collection, …

Nightcrawler Cancelled In March 2015?

Chris Claremont posted on Facebook about his battles with international flights, whereupon he was asked, and replied, Danny Occhipinti Write a post about what are our thoughts on the newest Nightcrawler!! I liked it!! Lol. (Claremont easter eggs!!) Chris Claremont Danny – …

Brian K Vaughan’s Panel Syndicate Publishes Universe! by Albert Monteys

PanelSyndicate.com is the DRM-free pay-what-you-feel-it’s-worth digital comic book distributor that just publishes Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin‘s The Private Eye.   Until now. Because they will now also publish Universe! by Spanish creator Albert Monteys. Bleeding Cool readers may recall …

The Image Writers At Thought Bubble #TBF14 – Where’s The Beef?

The Image Comics Writers panel was held right after the Artists Panel. Or it was in theory. Because Eric Stephenson was there. And Jason Aaron was there. But everyone else was… missing. What can we say, there was a lot …