Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Time Heist

So, I’ve just seen Doctor Who: Time Heist. 1. I Stole A TARDIS And Ran Away. I’ve Been Running Ever Since… The Doctor left Gallifrey as a thief, and has nicked a fair few things over the years, from parts …

Reality Not Included Volume 2

Contributors: Chelsea Back, James Bourne, Chris Hayes, Morgan Gibbons, Joey Majdali, Kevin Merriman, Stephanie Merriman, Jed Henry, Matthew S. Armstrong, Aaron Austin, Audrey Bagley, Andrea Ballestaero, Markham Carroll, Sarah Cotton, Kendall Hale, Spencer Hawkes, Shane Hunt, Cheryl Johnson, Kienan Lafferty, …

Why Dave Sim Is Wrong About His Next Comic Book

Dave Sim has been releasing his latest update, as he struggles with internet access. In which he tells us the funeral home that he has arranged his death rites at, is closing, so it will be moved to Westmount Memorial …

Fetch: An Odyssey, More Fulfilling Than Potato Salad

Fetch: An Odyssey. Created and Written By: Evie Dunn. Co-Written and Inked By: Martin Dunn. Co-Written and Pencilled By: Derrick Fish. Colored By: Gab Contreras. On Kickstarter now ,project Ends October 11th, 2014.  Created by 7-year-old Evie Dunn FETCH is the epic story of a young …

Avengers Omnibuses For 2015 – Uncanny, Volume 2, Perez And Busiek…

Three Avengers Omnibuses of different flavours on the way… Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers gets an Omnibus,  collecting Uncanny Avengers #1-25, #8AU  and Annual #1. After Professor X’s death, Captain America creates a new Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants …

The Excavation Of Michael Zulli And Stephen Murphy’s Puma Blues

It is quite possible we are about to become Dover Books biggest fans. We’ve called them the excavators of the eighties, after their plans to remaster and reprint A Sailor’s Story and The Bozz Chronicles, both with new unseen material …

Hawkeye Slips Its Notch Again…

Put it this way. When it’s finished it’s finished. Eeking out the final numbers just delays that inevitable day. I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet but looks like Hawkeye #21 & #22 are once again delayed. Hawkeye #21 …

The Moral Maze: Commission And Be Damned

One of the industry’s best artists, Sean Gordon Murphy tweets; Got a colorist asking for hi-res files that he/she can color, then sell as prints while I get nothing. What is wrong w/ some people? — Sean Gordon Murphy (@Sean_G_Murphy) …

Canadian Campaign To Build A Wolverine Statue In Edmonton’s City Hall

Well, I’ve just signed. Fresh from the Kickstartered Robocop statue in Detroit, comes an appeal for the Mayor of Edmonton in Canada to commission a statue of Wolverine. Even though it might be about to be a memorial… To: City Council/Mayor …

After 22 Years, Brian Bendis Closes The Bendis Board

I was a member from the mid nineties. It was where I met uber-Marvel source Felicia. And, naturally where I got in an online fight or two. The Bendis Board, or Jinxworld, in its various forms, was one of the …

DC Comics Has Twice As Many $2.99 Comics In December Than Everyone Else Put Together

The DC Non-3D Motion Cover comics are $2.99 in comic stores. But $3.99 on US news stands…. a bit like Marvel’s used to be. You know, when they were on news stands. But it is worth applauding DC Comics for …

Glenn Fabry’s Take On The Blaze Brothers, For IDW

  Out next month (and probably hitting Final Order Cut-Off pretty shortly) is Glenn Fabry’s cover for Blaze Brothers, the new comic from IDW. As you can see, it’s was prepared some time ago, but gets seen by everyone else …

In One Week, In Two Weeks – The Dragon And The Butterfly

In one week… we get launches for GI Joe, Roche Limit, Aliens: Fire And Stone, A Voice In The Dark, Future Proof,  Town Called Dragon and Butterfly… as wel as plenty of DC 3D Motion covers. And in two weeks, …

Scamwatch: James L Shipman II And Outlaw Press

On June 3rd, a small indie role playing game company called Rarr I’m A Monster Publishing posted a a new RPG book, Monster Menagerie, for sale here. It featured the over art of one Jon Towers. On September 8th, the publisher …

Working With Quentin Tarantino On The Django Unchained Sequel, Django/Zorro

Grendel creator Matt Wagner has been talking with Diamond Comics, and a recent interview posted on their retailer-only website over the upcoming Django/Zorro comic from Dynamite Entertainment had a few interesting points of exactly how such a collaborative venture with …

The Only New Comics In Comic Shops On New Years’ Eve

As usual, it looks as if Diamond Comic Distributors won’t be making a delivery to comic stores at the very end of the year, with New Comics Wednesday falling on New Year’s Eve. Instead, publishers will be picking a few …

How Will Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. And Agent Carter Cross Over?

The other day I recalled a conversation I had with someone at Marvel at San Diego Comic Con. And then realised that I didn’t actually write about it. Shame on me. Next year, Agent Carter will debut from Marvel, a …

Crisis On Infinite Merlins In Green Arrow

Mark Bristow writes for Bleeding Cool, This is Tommy Merlyn, in Green Arrow #0. Based on the CW version, he’s Oliver’s best friend and comes from a famly of archers. He gets burned up and forgotten about five years ago …