Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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Kim Kardashian And Supertemporal

Supertemporal – written by Howard M. Shum, art by Simone Arena. 144-page trade paperback. Will be published April 2015. Kickstarter end date December 4, 2014. Supertemporal is an action-adventure comic book. Three scientists who have built a time machine must find …

Ian Brill Takes On Joe Books Over Darkwing Duck Collection

Recently, Bleeding Cool reported on new Canadian publisher Joe Books’ plans to republish the Boom! Studios Darkwing Duck comics in a cheap collected format as The Definitely Dangerous Edition. Lots of people were very very happy. But not everyone. Former …

If You Had The Power To Change History, Would You? The Legend Of Novo Book 2 Kickstarter Campaign Needs Your Support To Make History

Amir Avitzur writes, Hello All, My name is Amir Avitzur and I am the creator and writer of the Legend Of Novo time traveling comic book series. Last year, Bleeding Cool was generous to let me tell you about my …

Midtown Comics To Launch Connecting Variant Covers By Mark Brooks For Star Wars, Darth Vader And Princess Leia From Marvel

Midtown Comics is offering a 3 part vertical connecting variant cover set by Mark Brooks for the release of Marvel’s Star Wars #1, Darth Vader #1, and Princess Leia #1. Available in color and black & white. Below is the …

Amazon Glitchwatch: Batman Eternal Vol 1 On UK Kindle

The first collected volume of Batman Eternal is released next month. In the US it is priced at $29.99, in print and digital, and Amazon.com is selling it for a little less. In the UK, the print price is at …

Rat Queens Artist Leaves Title Over Allegations Of Domestic Abuse

Three days ago, Bleeding Cool reported the news that John Upchurch, better known as comic book artist Roc Upchurch, co-creator of Rat Queens, had been arrested on a battery misdemeanor charge. His ex-wife published a long description of the event …

Swipe File: Gamora And A Stranger In Hell

  On the left, an 1971 Esteban Maroto illustration from Eerie #38, a story called “A Stranger In Hell. And on the right from a couple of years later when Jim Starlin’s Gamora for the Warlock comic series… Maybe they share …

From The Artist Of Sex Criminals – A New Ongoing Howard The Duck From Marvel This Spring

You put him at the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy, you’d better have plans for him. And Marvel does. A new Howard The Duck series by Joe Quinones and Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky…. Entertainment Weekly were handed the scoop …

Wytche Swytches?

These are the two connecting Wytches #2 and #3 variant covers from Third Eye Comics in Maryland, nicely timed to coincide with a Scott Snyder signing next year… So you too can make the Image comic look like it reads …

Joe Ollmann To Create Covers And Comic Book Introductions For William Seabrook’s Books Brought Back Into Print…

Joe Ollmann is working on an over-300 page graphic novel on the life and times and notorious travel journalist William Seabrook. Seabrook was the man who introduced to concept of the “zombie” to Western culture, through his book The Magic …

Swipe File: Mitch Gerard’s Punisher… And Everyone Else’s

Punisher artist Mitch Gerads seems to really like his fellow artists on the title. So much so that he has integrated their work – into his! Whether its the character of Rachel Cole-Alves drawn by Marco Checchetto or Electro by …

In One Week, In Two Weeks… I’ve Got The Power!

Next week sees the release of the third annual Bleeding Cool Power List, with Bleeding Cool Magazine #13, looking at the movers and the shakers in the comic book industry right now. It’s joined by the release of Alan Moore‘s …

Archie’s Black Hood Enters Marvel MAX And DC Vertigo Territory

This is a panel from a Marvel MAX comic. This is a panel from a DC Vertigo comic. In February, Archie Comics are launching Black Hood. I am told that the title will veer into Marvel MAX and Vertigo territory, …

Swipe File: Conan The Barbarian And Sorcerer Hennet

Here is Conan from the upcoming Conan/Red Sonja series from Dark Horse Comics. And here is Sorcerer Hennet from the D&D 3rd Edition. Is it me or have they been to the same tailor? In Swipe File we present two or more …

And Finally – Your Choice Of Pinup Covers For February’s Holy F*ck

From Action Lab’s Holy F*ck #3, out in February, a choice of covers. Will you ally yourself with naked Jesus or with naked Satan? Or will you split the difference and buy both?

So… Who Is The Spider-Verse’s Scion?

We know that the three central totems of the Spider-Verse are The Other, The Bride and The Scion. As Ezekiel told us. We know The Other is Kane. We know The Bride is Silk. But who is The Scion? Literally, …

Godkiller And Rat Queens Top The Advance Reorders Chart This Week

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where …

Dynamite Buys The Atlas Comics Trademark From Jeffrey Stevens

A few folk have been after the Atlas Comics trademark it seems. The second name of the company that would become Marvel Comics. Marvel’s founder Martin Goodman revived the name in 1974 after selling Marvel. The line soon folded. And …