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Rocket Raccoon And Groot Get Their Own Team-Up In July – Lots Of Pictures And Variant Covers

Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted is a new one shot from Marvel for July by Will Corona Pilgrim and Andrea Di Votti, starring Rocket Raccoon and Groot. It also comes with a reprint Thor #314, featuring Drax. It will accompany the …

A Black Kiss Christmas Special…. In July

Looks like we may have another fight with UK Customs on our hands! Image Comics are putting out a new Black Kiss Christmas Special by Howard Chaykin…in July. Because… comics. Falalalala lalalala….

Amazon Glitchwatch – Annotated Sandman Vol 3 61% Off Six Months Before It Goes On Sale

This probably won’t be up for long. Not at this price. But the Annotated Sandman Vol. 3 is currently listed on Amazon for $19.71, compared to the $49.99 cover price. That’s 61% off. Published in October 2014, this is far cheaper than …

Dynamite To Publish Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Comic

Dynamite are announcing today that they are serialising the previously-published Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes graphic novel, into a four issue mini-series, starting in July. Set between the Conviction and Blacklist games, the comic was created by Nathan Edmondson and …

Free Comic Book Day: Bleeding Cool Magazine, Previews And Overstreet

Man does not live on comics alone. Sometimes he wants to read about comics. Bleeding Cool Magazine, Previews and Overstreet all have Free Comic Book Day versions out for the first Saturday in May, May the third. And here is …

Friday Morning Runaround – Hot McFarlane-On-Silvestri Action

MCFARLANE PICKS UP A PEN Marc Silvestri and Todd McFarlane‘s variant cover for Skybound’s Manifest Destiny. SPIDER-FAN Author of the UK Comic Book Babylon book (and Bleeding Cool alumni) Tim Pilcher talks Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Business Week. COMIXOLOCAUST Shaun …

Bryan Singer’s Accuser Holds Press Conference – Video (WONDERCON UPDATE)

UPDATE: Bryan Singer has now pulled out of scheduled appearances and interviews at this weekend’s Wondercon. Last night, court papers emerged showing serious sexual allegations made against X-Men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer, weeks before the movie’s release. Singer’s …

Pascal Campion Draws Coulson And The Cellist For Agents Of SHIELD: The Only Light In The Darkness – And Martin Hand Draws Thor 2

  The latest official accompanying art from Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which I don’t care what anyone says, I think is pretty damn fine) by Pascal Campion ahead of next week’s episode, The Only Light In The Darkness.   As …

The X-Men And Those Sexist Carl’s Jr And Hardee’s Burger Ads

We all know women are the weaker sex. Which means, when they are confronted with a large burger, such as the type that Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s serve, that they have no other choices but to put the burger down, …

TOLDJA: Third DC Weekly To Be Earth 2: World’s End

As Bleeding Cool told you back in January, DC Comics are publishing a new weekly series set in the alternative universe of Earth 2. And back last June, we told you that a planned Earth 2 second series with the …

Marvel Essentials Line To End, Replaced By Smaller, More Expensive, Colour Epic Collections (OR NOT…)

UPDATE: Marvel’s David Gabriel gets in touch to tell us that Comic Shop News misquoted him, and that he never said that the Essentials program was ending.  The original story follows below. The most recent issue of freebie comics newsletter …

Six Million Dollar Man #2 Writer Commentary by Jim Kuhoric

Six Million Dollar Man #2 Writer Commentary by Bleding Cool’s Jim Kuhoric P1 -2 Welcome back – Previously on The Six Million Dollar Man: we pick up with the cliffhanger from issue #1…the scientists of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center examine …

Matt Hawkins, On How To Pitch Him (And Anyone Else) A Comic Book

Comic convention season is well and truly upon us. Many take this opportunity to try and pitch comic books to comic book publishers. Matt Hawkins, editor-in-chief of Image Comics studio,Top Cow and writer of Think Tank, has some wisdom to …

Futures End Tops Advance Reorders

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 …

So What Is A Chaos Shard Anyway? And How Will It Bring Back Damian Wayne?

Last year, Bleeding Cool first reported that the character of Damian Wayne was returning to the living this summer. And that does certainly seem to be the case. The LA Times reported, “Robin Rises: Omega,” a one-shot by Tomasi and …

Satellite Sam’s Tijuana Bible Not For British Eyes

British comic book retailers have been told by Diamond UK that the Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible incentive will not be available within these shores. Image Comics had previously announced that a fictional “Tijuana bible”, based on the small press pornographic publications …

Warren Ellis Writes Project Superpowers Series For Dynamite

I remember back in the glory days of the Warren Ellis Forum that, every now and then Warren would ask what odd characters people would like him to write, and he’d get a bunch of suggestions, some public domain, some …

Free Comic Book Day Preview: Top Shelf Kids Club And Jellaby

Another couple of previews of comics coming up for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May the fourth. Two original comics for the kid and the kid at heart… Top Shelf Kids Club (W/A) Eric Orchard, Rob Harrell (CA) Eric …