Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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Who Will Magneto Murder In Avengers & X-Men: AXIS?

From the Amazon solicitation for the Avengers & X-Men: Axis hardcover out in March… The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles …

Has Brian Bendis Just Sold A Superhero Cartoon To Fox?

The other week we told you that Warners was pitching a Supergirl TV series to networks. We got a production detail wrong, naming the wrong producer, but thankfully the folk at Deadline helped correct us. And the story blew open. …

Judge Dredd Takes On the Scottish Referendum This Week

This is the cover of this week’s Judge Dredd Megazine. You might have noticed, there’s a Scottish referendum going on. The vote is Thursday. As Tharg says…. 2000AD has a long Scottish tradition. John Wagner, who grew up in Greenock …

72 Cosplay Shots From Oz Comic Con In Sydney

The Oz Comic Con is a comic convention that can’t sit still, moving from Australian city to city on subsequent weekend. Brisbane last weekend, Sydney at the weekend tat has just gone, Perth and Adelaide are next… Around 40,000 attended …

A Big Change For Doctor Strange (UPDATE)

We know that big changes in the status quo are coming for Captain America, Thor and Iron Man. But it looks as if Doctor Strange will be going through a few as well. The Amazon listing for Avengers: Time Runs Out …

Darwyn Cooke Returns To Draw Harley Quinn, As He Covers Everything In Sight

December is Darwyn Cooke Month at DC Comics. Not only is he drawing variant widescreen covers for much of the New 52… Including the standard cover for Star Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie… And DC Comics are remastering his …

The Time And Title Of Every New York Comic Con 2014 Panel #NYCC

Taken straight from the NYCC App… where you will also find details of every panel. Still, this should get you started. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Spider-Ham To Get His Own Single Slice

From the Amazon listing of the Spider-Verse hardcover… a little look at the contents reveals… AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 7-15, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 32-33, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) 1 (5 PAGE SPIDER-MAN STORY), SPIDER-VERSE 1, SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP 1-3, …

Lying In The Gutters – 15th September 2014 – War, Moore And Dr Martens

If Norman Rockwell drew the DC Universe… It has been a week of Twitter War, of Alan Moore Teasing, of Unstolen Batmobiles and of everything coming up Batgirl. Here’s what you’ve been reading this week… Top Twenty Traffic Of The …

May Your Destiny Be Dull, But Fun – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, This past week, the video games scene has been all about Destiny. It’s the biggest launch of a new original game franchise for ages, already making back its $500 million investment. Many people have been shocked at …

Prints Charming: Prometheus To Masterworks

Fire And Stone: Prometheus #1 and Rai #4 have both gone to second printings already. They are joined by The Legendary Star Lord #2 and #3. While over at Image, the launch issues of Copperhead and God Hates Astronauts have also burned through their …

Your Ten Page Uncorrected Preview Of The New-Look Yellow-Dr Martened Batgirl #35.

Today is the Final Order Cut-Off date for retailers to order the new-look Batgirl #35. Orders are up, DC have already discounted the price for retailers further and they are going for a final push to boost the numbers for …

The Return Of The Pre-52 Blue Beetle And Booster Gold – Respectfully, We Informed You Of This At A Previous Juncture

Over a month ago we told you, regarding the comic Justice League 3000, Bleeding Cool understands that issue # 12 will feature two folks from an earlier incarnation of the Justice League. A much earlier incarnation. My favourite incarnation, from …

Free Digital Comics – Oh, And Books And Music Too – From NoiseTrade

NoiseTrade Books is a platform designed to help authors & publishers build their audiences by distributing free eBooks, audiobooks and music in exchange for reader data (email & zip/postcodes). So, if you want free stuff in return for your personal data (and …

Doctor Who: Listen, By Way Of Nigel Auchterlounie

Nigel Auchterlounie is a cartoonist who writes and draws the Dennis And Gnasher strip in British kids weekly comic, The Beano. He also watches Doctor Who. Then writes and draws what he remembers of it… including Daleks in most episodes. …

When Don Simpson Was Offered An Image Comics Partnership

Megaton Man creator Don Simpson has been posting most entertainingly on Facebook about that project that never happened, the 1963 Annual, that would have topped off the Image Comics series by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch and more. To …

Marvel’s Star Wars #1 To Get Plenty Of Exclusive Retailer Covers

So, Marvel are going to want to launch Star Wars #1 with a bang. They will want it to be the best selling comic for January- by a long way. And here’s one reason why it will be. One way …

Jim Starlin’s Savage Hulk Vs. Thanos…

Marvel already cancelled the Axis series once, and resolicited it as Avengers & X-Men: Axis, a name change chosen to help increase sales. Last week, they also published a new Hyperion comic as Avengers #34.1 in an attempt to have …