Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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Comic Book Artists: The Next Generation

Do you remember when folks used to put out those videos of comic creators talking about their work back in the eighties and nineties? Well someone else does… Stephen Christy of Archaia has produced Comic Book Artists: The Next Generation, a …

Anthony Horowitz Writing A Victorian Superhero Film For Disney

Anthony Horowitz is known for his Alex Rider, Diamond Brothers and Power Of Five novels, and now the new Moriarty novel and new James Bond novels, as well as creating TV shows Foyle’s War, Collision and Injustice. And he’s also …

Amy Mebberson Goes From Disney Fanfic To Official Ongoing Frozen Comic Strip From Joe Books

To accompany the release of a number of Disney licence comic books, including Frozen, Pixar and the Disney Princesses, Joe Books is publishing a series of Disney digital comic strips delivered to your digital device with a monthly subscription. They …

Today’s Batman Delivers Punishment Beatings And Can Bring Down Helicopters With His Fists

Okay. So in Arkham Manor #1, we understand that Bruce Wayne may be a little annoyed that Wayne Manor has been compulsory purchased to be the new Arkham Asylum, with the city’s worst villains poised above his Batcave. But a) …

Joe Books To Collect All Of Boom! Studios’ Darkwing Duck

In January, Joe Books is publishing over 400 pages of Darkwing Duck comic books, as originally published by Boom! Studios, in one volume for $19.99 The Disney’s Darkwing Duck: Definitely Dangerous Edition is listed as (W) Aaron Sparrow, Pickup (A/CA) …

M.O.D.O.K. Just Got The All-Star Superman Origin Treatment

Beautiful. Remember the first page of All-Star Superman? Ales Kot and Michael Walsh on Secret Avengers definitely do, in what is rapidly becoming Marvel’s best title. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.  Following the release of In Real Life, soon to be published …

Do Ever The Creators Of These Marvel Event Images Know What They Are About?

As Marvel release the latest of their Summer Event teasers with Steve McNiven revisiting Old Man Logan, to accompany  Civil War, Age Of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies, Years of Future Past, Planet Hulk, Armor Wars, House of M and Infinity Gauntlet… …I’m told that not even the artists of …

Disney’s Frozen Graphic Novel Gets Over 100,000 Preorders

We reported that Joe Books had the rights to create a graphic novel based on Disney’s blockbuster, Frozen. In fact it’s technically known as a Cinebook, panels created directly from the frames of a movie, then lettered and composed like …

The Superhero Costumes Of Power Girl And Silk, Under Criticism From Their Own Comics

Two comics, two companies. Amazing Spider-Man and Harley Quinn, both big sellers, both out today, and both having female characters criticize the inappropriateness of the costumes of their female guest stars. In Power Girl’s case, herself. And Silk is standing …

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comics Tease The Return Of Someone The Whedonverse Will Lose Their Squee Over (FINAL PAGE SPOILERS)

Well now. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #8 is out. In stores, digitally, wherever you go. If you are a Buffy comics fan planning to read your copy, stop reading now. If you are a Buffy fan who doesn’t …

Today, DC Comics Says Batman Is Gay. Discuss.

Multiversity: The Just #1 is out today, by Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver. A couple of years ago, Grant Morrison told Playboy, He’s very plutonian in the sense that he’s wealthy and also in the sense that he’s sexually deviant. …

Brand New Big Hero 6 Comics To Be Published By Joe Books

Bleeding Cool has been following the rather intricate decisions that led Marvel Comics not to publish any new Big Hero 6 comics or reprint any of their Big Hero 6 comics ahead of the upcoming Disney movie loosely based on …

39 Thoughts About 39 Comics – Earth Two, Transformers (x2), Arkham Manor, Harley Quinn, My Little Pony, Rot & Ruin, Regular Show, Bee & Puppycat, GI Joe, Hellraiser, Lazarus, Judge Anderson, Buffy, The Wicked + The Divine, Zero, Father’s Day, Bionic Woman, Borderlands, Edward Scissorhands, Butterfly, Godzilla (x2), Dungeons & Dragons, Justice Inc, X-Files (x2), Nightbreed, Lady Zorro, Memetic, All-New X-Factor, Samurai Jack, Super Secret Crisis War, Starlight, Steampunk Battlestar Galactica, TMNT/Ghostbusters, Twilight Zone, Vampirella

From Earth 2: Worlds End #3, remember any scene set in London, you can always see Big Ben clock tower… The Wicked + The Divine #5 rejects that utterly. At least Twilight Zone #9 doesn’t go for a quite-so-obvious monument… …

Why You Need To Read Axis #3 And Deadpool #36 Together To Make Sense Of It All

Here’s a recommended reading order for today’s Axis-related titles. First All-New X-Factor #15. It happens independently of the other books, exploring a world destroyed by the Red Skull’s hate. And reminding us that President Obama is a fan of Conan …

Anna’s Letter To Carl In Today’s Walking Dead

Once of the criticisms that The Walking Dead is that it tends to forget the zombies. Today’s issue, #133,  proves that a) that most definitely isn’t true but b) it’s indicative of the fact that the comic isn’t actually about …

Matching Up Deathstroke, The Comics Version And The TV Version – FINAL PAGE SPOILERS

This is Slade Wilson in the comicss, from today’s Deathstroke #1.
And this is Slade Wilson as he appears in the Arrow TV series.

Is Johns And Romita’s Superman Meant To Be ‘Superman IV: The Quest For Peace’ Done Right?

It is the lowest point in the Superman film franchise and one that doomed the film series for years, until Superman Returns doomed it all over again. Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. A film in which Superman destroys the …

Superman And Spawn Take The Front And Back Of November’s Previews As Geoff Johns’ Work Inspires New DC Variants

The Johns/Romita/Janson Superman takes the back of November’s Diamond Previews catalogue in full-on explodo mode as Spawn takes the front, with a well deserved sit down after 250 issues. And it’s Geoff Johns’ work that will be inspiring a new …