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Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 20th April 2014 – Batman Beats Spider-Man. Twice.

This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait to the weekend …

Crowdfunding Comics Is Broken

Julian Darius writes, I’m an academic. I’m trained to overanalyze. And in planning my Kickstarter, I had to take a hard look at how crowdfunding for comics works. And my conclusion is that, too often, crowdfunding for comics is broken. …

Wondercon: Dark Horse To Publish The Art of The Venture Bros

  We ran the news of a Venture Bros art book from Dark Horse Comics back in San Diego Comic Con last year. Dark Horse described it as a rumour. But it’s a rumour that they’ve now decided, at Wondercon, …

Another Day, Another Hugo Controversy

You may remember how, when the UK’s biggest chatshow host Jonathan Ross was asked and agreed to host the Hugo Awards for free, certain people were up in arms. Charges of sexism, of bullying, of being outside of the fan …

X-Files The Prequel From IDW Comics – An Origin Story In The 1940s With Bing And Millie, Instead Of Mulder And Scully

IDW has published X-Files: Season 10, continuing the story if the successful sci-fi TV show and films with the producers of the show, in comics form. Now they are doing the same for before the show began, with Year Zero, …

Big Changes In The New 52 When DC Comics Move To Burbank

Joining the dots. Dan DiDio says that all three weeklies will be coming to an end (or in Batman Eternal‘s case, going on hiatus) at the end of March 2015. We knew this about Futures End but didn’t realise it. …

The French Free Comic Book… Two Days

France does Free Comic Book Day differently. Firstly, they do it two weeks later, because they are lazy. Then they take two whole days to do it in. And they only give away eight free comics. See, it’s that lack …

Eternity Can Wait – DC Weeklies Will Run Until March 2015

Dan DiDio, co-Publisher of DC Comics, has been laying out the schedules for the three announced weekly titles so far, on Facebook. Unlike 52 and Countdown before them, they will not last a year. Though it seems that Batman Eternal …

Baby Predator Wins All Known Cosplay At Wondercon

Wondercon is full of cosplay. But there is one cosplayer that got the internet a-twitter. And that would be Baby Predator. Appearing with cosplaying parents as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, this miniscule purveyor of death under a strict moral code …

Free Comic Book Day Preview: Ducks, Smurfs And Buck Rogers

Another few previews of comics coming up for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May the third. And here are some classic kids comics – even if some of them have never been published in the US before. Don Rosa’s …

Get Agent Coulson To Read Your Kids The Story Of Beauty And The Beast

You’re going to want to start from 9:20 in. Hail Hydra.

The Journey Of Magika Begins On Free Comic Book Day

Here’s another preview from the four-bundle of free comics for Free Comic Book Day from Red Giant Entertainment. This time Magika #0 from Giant-Size Adventure #0… Spinning off from the upcoming fully-animated feature film JOURNEY TO MAGIKA, GIANT-SIZE ADVENTURE’s MAGIKA …

Todd McFarlane Is A Six Year Old Child – Video Proof

Courtesy of Todd McFarlane. And A Rabbids Plunger Gun…

That Batman Beyond/Batman Adventures Short They Just Saw At Wondercon…

Here you go folks… and you can thank Darwyn Cooke when you’re finished.

‘Batman’s Greatest Villain Is His Humanity’ – Kevin Smith, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Kevin Conroy Talk Batty At Wondercon

The Batman 75th Anniversary Panel at Wondercon approached San Diego Hall H impossibility to get to, as folk packed the previous DC Panel to get into this one. And no one left… well, it is Batman Day in July, the …

Wondercon: Captain Marvel Crossing Over With The Guardians Of The Galaxy?

When she’s not fighting flerken cats, Captain Marvel is whizzing around the galaxy lickety split at the moment. And at Kelly Sue DeConnick‘s panel at Wondercon, the question was asked as to whether a  certain Carol Danvers might find herself …

The Pot Luck Of Dynamic Forces’ $88.88 Spider-Man Daily Special

A few years ago, I appeared on QVC in the UK on behalf of Dynamic Forces. Its boss man Nick Barrucci asked, so I did it, partly for the narcissm, but mostly for the experience, as it wasn’t like I was …

Wondercon: Six Thousand Green Lanterns Left To Show

From the DC New 52 panel going on at Wondercon right now… As the Green Lantern books begin their Uprising crossover, continuing into July, the Green Lantern Corps comic will be expanding the cast. Quite a lot. Bernard Chang lays …