Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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Let’s Face It, They’re Only Doing This To Make Storm Cry Lots, Right?

At the end of last month’s Wolverine & The X-Men did a thing.   So, yes, just before his impending death, Wolverine asks Ororo out on a date. Does it go well? You could say that, from today’s issue of …

What Wayward #1 Teaches Us About The Way We See The World

Wayward is the new comic by Jim Zubkavich, Steve Cummings and John Rauch, out today from Image Comics. And it may be a Buffy wannabe, a story of teenage women fighting supernatural creatures hiding beneath the streets of Tokyo, and …

DC Comics To Rush Out Gotham Central #1 In Time For The TV Show For A Dollar

With the new television series Gotham set to premiere on Fox on September 22nd, DC Entertainment have suddenly decided to publish a reprint of Gotham Central #1 as Gotham Central Special Edition for $1, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Michael …

Swipe File: RiptApparel T-Shirt Design Vs. Mark Brooks’ Voltron

  T-shirt design ‘Assembled’ for RiptApparel by Rabzilla. Artwork by Mark Brooks from 2002.   One on top of the other courtesy of Peter A DeLuca. Ensuing fuss! In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other …

So Who Is Under Superman’s Helmet In Futures End? (SPOILERS UPDATE)

Since the beginning of the Futures End weekly, DC Comics has been teasing as to the identity of the Five Years Later Superman. Wearing a helmet to hide his face – what exactly was he hiding? Disfigurement? Cyborgness? Identity? Two …

Genius #4 Has A Cliffhanger You Won’t Be Able To Wait Until For. Thankfully You Don’t Have To.

It was only a couple of weeks ago, that Bleeding Cool as able to run a piece about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, illustrated with panels from that week and the previous week’s issues of Genius, the series from Top …

When Catwoman Gets An Eyeful Of A Naked Superman And The Rest Of DC Comics Go Skinny Dipping

Okay, so we’ve seen quite a lot from a certain Italian artist drawing a certain female arachnid of late. And with such sexual exploitation, there needs to be an attempt to redress things. Taking a bunch of images from the …

Pete Woods Sketches Some New New Gods For Godhead

Today’s DC Comics give you a little look ahead at the Green Lanterns/New Gods crossover series Godhead running through the Lantern books in coming months. We know Bekka, daughter of Himon. We know Lightray. We know Metron. We are even …

Flipping Your LootCrate And NerdBlock In August

Subscripton collection boxes, they are all this rage! And this is what August’s LootCrate got you. An exclusive Groot Funko Pop, a TMNT toy, TMNT sunglasses and some other detritus. All for $20. But what if you were a mercenary soul …

Three Lawsuits From Female Ex-Employees Against Archie Comics

It can’t be a bad life for an Archie Comics lawyer. Lots of work. Lots and lots and lots. In recent years, there has been considerable legal back and forth in the courts with Archie Comics. Whether it was the …

The Astonishing Esad Ribic

Bleeding Cool told you last week that an Astonishing Avengers series by Rick Remender was on the cards, spinning out of Axis. Possibly to replace Uncanny Avengers… but who to draw it? Well, Esad Ribic is one of the more popular …

El Paso’s Mayhem Toyz & Games Points Blame At Los Angeles’ Frank And Son

This weekend, the Facebook page of El Paso comic store Mayhem Toyz & Games came under attack as a number of on-line artists discovered their private artwork was being sold as prints in the store. And some of their customers …

The Look Of Masaki Suda, Crossing Gender, For Live Action Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish is a manga comic written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura, first published in 2008. It was adapted into a one series anime in 2010 and now a live action adaptation is being filmed. The story focuses on housing complex in …

An Inhuman Number Of Variants On Their Way…

The future of comics starring Stan Lee and Jack Kirby‘s The Inhumans character at Marvel are very important to the publisher, which is why the big names of Matt Fraction and Joe Madueira were originally put on the Inhuman series. …

Marvel Comics’ The Avengers To Publish Its Final Issue With #44 In April 2015

November sees the publication of Avengers #38 with this listing. AVENGERS #38 JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A) Cover by BRANDON PETERSON ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT BY TBA IN 6 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 Six …

Chip Zdarsky’s Cover For Axis #1, Right Way Up And Upside Down

We mentioned this happening two weeks. Marvel Party promotion. Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1. Inversion Looper. Chip Zdarsky Deadpool cover. And here it is.   And to save you turning your computer screen, tablet or mobile phone around… Oh and …

Deodato Borges, “Mike Deodato Sr”, Dies, Aged 80

Yesterday, it was reported that Brazilian comic book creator Deodato Borges died, at the age of 80. He suffered a series of heart attacks, some time after being treated for cancer of the kidneys. His son, Mike Deodato, tweeted, O Flama …