Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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Have You Got Your Free Digital Thing From Joshua Hale Fialkov And Kody Chamberlain?

Did you read the solicits for Punks: The Comic #4 from Image? There might me something waiting for you in there…  PUNKS: THE COMIC #4 STORY: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV ART / COVER: KODY CHAMBERLAIN COVER B: JOEY INFURNARI JANUARY 14 …

The Lost Art Of The Mini-Comic

Eon Quest 5.5’’ Action Figure Line Kickstarter from Jon Wesley Huff. Close Date: November 14. Publish Date: ASAP This article is aimed at looking at the lost art of the mini-comic, a staple of the 80s that has fallen by the wayside, but …

Jorge Corona’s Feathers Takes Flight In January

You wait for ages for comic books about birdlike people then two come along at one. Marvel has already announced the Max Ride series adapting the genetically altered avian-ish teenagers of the Maximum Ride novels. And now Archaia are publishing …

Neal Adams Takes A Class Action To The Printers

Class Action is a comic book written by Neal Adams and drawn by Mikael Bergvist (Amikael), that has been published digitally but is now coming to print, from Ardden Deadline. Debuting at NYCC in print, it should be in comic …

Alan Moore Comes To Leeds To Show Off His Show Pieces

Thought Bubble, Britain’s biggest comics art festival, runs from the 9th to the 16th of November in Leeds But the Leeds International Film Festival runs from the 5th to the 20th of November. And where they intersect, that’s where Alan …

294 Shots From The Comics Village At MCM London Comic Con 2014

At today’s MCM London Comic Con, the Comics Village section was probably bigger than ever. Originally developed by Emma Vieceli, I hope she sees what it has become, growing from its original collection of tables, to stretching from one side …

From One Side Of MCM London Comic Con 2014 To The Other (VIDEO)

From one side of MCM London Comic Con 2014 to the other…. and then again for the second half of the show…

86 Cosplay Shots From MCM London Comic Con 2014

From getting the tube in, to getting the Docklands Light Railway out, from Homestuck, to attacked Titans to lady Lokis, to stiltwalkers to Iron Men, MCM London Expo 2014 was full of cosplay. And this was the light day. I’ll …

Amazon Glitchwatch: Chris Ware’s Building Stories Is Now £4.99

It’s one of the greatest comic books of the decade. Building Stories by Chris Ware. Currently this massive comics about buildings and the way humans live in and around them, that breaks the comic book format into creating separate items …

Top Cow’s Family Affair Has Already Been Turned Into A TV Show Before We’d Even Heard Of The Comic

The Hollywood Reporter reports that US showrunner Shane Brennan has got a script commitment from CBS to a new show based on the upcoming Top Cow Productions comic book Family Affair by Lavin, Damiani and Matt Hawkins. Top Cow topper Marc Silvestri and Hawkins will serve as …

Benedict Cumberbatch – No Comment To Star Trek 3, No To Star Wars 7 And, Finally, ‘Penguin’.

From the Graham Norton Show on BBC 1 tonight, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Miranda Hart and Timothy Spall. So for Benedict, more Sherlock in 2015. No comment on being in the next Star Trek. But no he’s not in Star Wars …

Squirrel Girl Sings Her Own Theme To The Tune Of Sixties Spider-Man Cartoon

From the Axel Alonso regular interview on CBR, a two page preview of the upcoming Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl comic by Erica Henderson and Ryan North. And it’s brilliant. Get a certain sixties cartoon theme tune in your head all ready… Anyone …

Is This The End Of The Ultimate Universe?

Or is this another one of those alternate world event comics that seem to be tying into Secret Wars? Ultimate Universe: The End #1… There is only one Ultimate book left now after all…  

Joel Schumacher To Revisit Batman Forever, Batman & Robin And Batman Triumphant In Year-Long Comic With Dustin Nguyen

Everyone hates the Joel Schumacher Batman movies. Batman Forever less so, maybe, but definitely Batman And Robin, for which he has apologised. George Clooney said, “I just thought the last one had been successful, so I thought I was just …

The Importance Of Factoring In Foreign Sales When Doing The Creator Owned Sums

Mark Millar has been trying to work out the biggest comics market outside of the US and Japan (it’s France). But he did give us a breakdown of his foreign sales on Kick Ass. US and UK comic creators often …

Two Tim Sale Pages From The Thought Bubble Anthology 2014 From Image Comics

Out next week is the Thought Bubble Comic Anthology 2014, ahead of the Leeds comic convention from which it gets its name. Bleeding Cool will be there, with me, Rich Johnston returning to the city in which I found my first …

Did You Pick Up The Daredevil And Punisher SK Energy Variants? You Might Need A Drink.

There were meant to be huge amounts of SK Energy shot drinks with Daredevil and Punisher livery handed out at New York Comic Con. Well, there seem to have been a few but not exactly what you’d call a strong …

Karen Berger Says That He’s ‘Not The Real Constantine’.

We haven’t heard too much from Karen Berger since she left DC Comics, where she had worked for decades, running the Vertigo imprint and forming it in her own image. And she had been at the birth of John Constantine …