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The Second Appearance Of Rocket Raccoon Just Sold For $1250

As you read this, I am probably coming out of the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie with my eldest daughter. We’ll tell you what we think in a moment, But it’s probably a lot will revolve around Rocket Raccoon. Now, …

The Walking Dead Escape: When Bleeding Ain’t Cool For Four Reporters

When Bleeding Ain’t Cool By Aaron B. Hale While attending the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, myself and three fellow Bleeding Cool contributors were given the opportunity to participate as a team in Skybound’s The Walking Dead Escape. As a fan …

In One Week, In Two Weeks – Miracleman Birth-In-A-Bag

Launching next week are Genius, Imperial and Nightworld from Image, Strangers In Paradise Kids #1, Terminal Hero and Sixth Gun: Day Of The Dead#1, the Miracleman birth issue and the end of Kick Ass. And the week after? We find …

IDW Trademarks Micro Fun Packs, After Selling Half A Million Of Them

Bleeding Cool was first to tell you about a plan from IDW to distribute “micro comic fun packs” containing mini-comics and a few stickers in mainstream children’s shopping areas, such as Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R’ Us and Gamestop. Well it seems …

The Wicked + The Divine Tops Advance Reorders, Courtesy Of Stephanie Hans

The Stephanie Hans variant cover above, promoted for Final Order Cut-Off date certainly helped. But the increase in advance orders for The Wicked + The Divine #3 over any other comic does give the impression that things have done rather well …

Exactly What Credits Scenes And Cameos You Can Expect In The General Release Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

I’ve just seen The Guardians Of The Galaxy on general release with my eldest daughter. First she loved it, and loved Groot most of all (much more than Rocket to my surprise). And now I have lots of seventies and …

19 San Diego Comic Panels In Audio – And The Eisner Awards!

Jamie Colville, the human recorder, delivers another stunning runaround San Diego Comic Con. As he puts it, 19 panels in audio and summary as well as the Eisner Awards and a stack of photos for both. As ever, we are …

Marvel Trademarks Squirrel Girl – Cartoon, TV Or Film Appearance On The Way?

Marvel Comics usually registers trademarks to protect TV and film rights rather than comic book rights, unless there’s a specific threat. Which is why its trademark registry is full of Age Of Ultron, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon, Agent …

Looking At The Villains Of Guardians Of The Galaxy By Looking At The Comics

Ian Melton writes: The anticipation for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy is getting a bit crazy as the movie prepares to open in the US at the end of this week.  A lot of the plot has actually been …

There’s A ‘T’ In Equality: San Diego Comic Con’s First Ever Transgender Issues In Media Panel

Liz Hey reports from San Diego Comic Con 2014 Amidst the exclusive movie trailers and big announcements this past weekend, history was made in an entirely different way. This year’s San Diego Comic Con was the first ever to hold …

Speculator Corner: Avengers #30, Your First Female Thor

So, we know that Thor is being recreated as a woman, wielding the hammer Mjolnir. And that whatever there was of the original Thor, no longer worthy to wield the hammer, also survives. But how long will the new character …

Geoff Johns Announces… The Darkseid War

This was the scene from today’s Justice League, a peek at the future to come by looking at Power Ring’s past. And combined with Geoff John’s tweet. Justice League #33 out today! Lex Luthor’s run at joining the team continues, …

Cosplay ≠ Consent

Comic-Con International have been asked to make their any harassment policies more explicit rather then the general catch-all language they use at San Diego Comic Con. “Code of Conduct Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, …

Adventure Time #30 Banned In The UK – We Have The Offending Art!

Adventure Time is Boom! Studios’ best selling comic book, measuring all lines of revenue. Based on the cartoon, it’s won plenty of awards, and I came home from San Diego with plenty of copies for my girls. And me, obviously. Including …

Regular Show, Written By A Regular Voiceover

Actors on long running shows sometimes start to get ideas above their station. They start to believe that they know the character more than the writers do, after lived in the character’s shoes for so long. Before you know it, …

So… Who Exactly Is Charles Xavier’s Widow? (SPOILERS)

In a recent issue of All-New X-Men, we saw Moira MacTaggart giving birth to the future Charles Xavier Jr.

Niles Caulder, In Today’s Justice League, Remains A Complete Arse

From today’s Justice League, Niles Caulder, the Chief, leader of the newly relaunched and recreated Doom Patrol, established his reputation as a but of a git to Robot Man. Basically giving himself a superhero team by blackmail and threat. But …

How Hawkeye #19 Portrays The World Of A Deaf Superhero To A Hearing Audience, For Next Year’s Eisner Awards

Hawkeye #19 by Matt Fraction and David Aja is published today and already it’s a shoo-in for next year’s favourite single issue, just as Hawkeye #11 just won this year. Because this is the deaf issue. The sign language issue. …