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Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 20th July 2014 – Robin Rises To The Top

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 …

Loki, God Of Graffiti?

So I was just looking on BBC News, seeking inspiration for tomorrow’s Guido Fawkes cartoon, when this popped up. A BBC article about graffiti in churches dating from Medieval times. Possibly pagan, possibly with fertility symbols. But the first image …

Modern Polaxis – A Modern Augmented Reality Comic

Modern Polaxis, Augmented Reality Comic by Sutu, (sutu@nawlz.com, www.sutueatsflies.com) programmed by Lukasz Karluk. Close date: August 6, 2014 Modern Polaxis is a paranoid time traveller who keeps his secret journals hidden away in a layer of Augmented Reality. Can you read …

The Politics Of The Flash Preview In The New TV Guide

The new TV Guide has an exclusive Flash four page comic by TV show creators Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, and drawn by Scott Kolins. Sadly it won’t be available to anyone else. Unless they were to take photos …

101 Cosplay Shots In The Rain – Manchester Comic Con Gets Wet

This weekend has hosted the Manchester Comic Con. A city famed for its football, its music and… it’s weather. Welcome to a very wet cosplay gallery, courtesy of Darren McCabe.

Things To Do In San Diego This Week If You’re Not Going To Comic Con

Not everyone in San Diego can get tickets to San Diego Comic Con. It’s as much a lottery for them as anyone else. But thankfully there is so much else to do. Visit the Xbox Lounge in the Hyatt with …

Long Road Home Is Happening Now

Ryan Cody writes, Long Road Home is happening now. Passion. It makes the world go round. Without it, explorers would have never set boots onto boats and astronauts would not have ventured towards the stars. Literature would be nonexistent and …

Days Of Zuda Past – Bayou As Swamp Hulk

Chris Sims wrote an article on Comics Alliance looking at a pitched series that never happened by cartoonist Ramon Perez, called Big Barda & Mr Miracle that would have run on DC’s digital platform, Zuda. Imagine being the guy who …

Anthony Marques Quits DC As Superman Assistant Editor, To Draw A Dark Horse Comic

Anthony Marques is the assistant editor on the Superman books at DC Comics. For another month. I understand he resigned at DC Comics this week, to work for Dark Horse Comics. If he’d got a new editorial job, he’s have …

CB Cebulski – Talent Manager For DC Comics?

This is CB Cebulski, of Marvel Comics. The one on the left. Senior Vice President of Talent Co-ordination, he recently moved positions within the company to focus on international business development. But he’s still attending Boston Comic Con in his talent …

Grindhouse Zombie Comic Mashup!

Gilbert Deltres writes, In a world ravaged by an unknown virus which only infects males, mankind’s last hope lies in a genetically enhanced soldier. The inspiration behind Under The Flesh stems from my hardcore love of zombies, and the refusal …

The Terrible Old Micro-Budget

H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Terrible Old Man” Short Film Short Story by H.P. Lovecraft Screenplay/Director/Producer Ryan Smith Kickstarter End Date: August 13, 2014 Publishing date: July 14, 2014 Ryan Smith writes, I‘m Ryan Smith, the producer that has taken HP Lovecraft’s …

Tom Brevoort Makes $100 Bets That The New Captain America And Thor Won’t Revert To The Originals In Time For The Release Of Avengers: Age Of Ultron

So, Captain America is a black guy. Thor is a woman. And Iron Man is a bit mean. Right now, Marvel’s Tom Brevoort is answering a lot of idiocy on his Tumblr forum. But he is also putting his money …

Why Warren Ellis’ Moon Knight Is More Badass Than Batman, And It’s All Down To Nipples

Warren Ellis wrote in 2002: It occurs to me that an awful lot of trouble in Gotham City could have been averted a long time ago if Batman had just ripped the Joker’s nipples off. I mean, treatment doesn’t work, does …

The Party List For San Diego Comic Con 2014

The odds are that I’ll spend most of my nghts at San Diego Comic Con in a certain hotel bar from midnight on. But there’s so much to do before… Will most likely update this many a time between now …

Image Expo San Diego Comic Con 2014 Edition Sells Out In Just One Minute

Well, that was fast. Faster than San Diego Comic Con sells out in fact. One minute. All the tickets to Image Comics showing off their wares, live on stage with surprise appearances of creators and a bunch of new projects, …

Is This What Time Runs Out Is All About? – Bottle Earths!

DC and Marvel have often stepped alongside each other, through pure bloody minded coincidence. Swamp Thing and Man Thing, Doom Patrol and X-Men, and there was the time that both Batman and Captain America were killed by a magic gun …

This Is The Time To Buy Marvel’s John Carter Comics

Dynamite Entertainment now have the official license for the John Carter comics, courtesy of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ estate. But Marvel Comics, who had the license previously as part of Disney’s John Carter movie, published a number of series. But now …