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Landry Walker Is The New Writer On Red Lanterns As Charles Soule Leaves For Marvel

Charles Soule is enjoying his Marvel exclusive contract now (even if not everyone at Marvel or DC knew when this actually happened) so he must bid one of his remaining DC Comics titles. It appears that Red Lanterns will now …

The Look Of The Lakes, In The Windows Of Kendal

As they did last year, the Lakes Comic Arts Festival held in Kendal this weekend, saw the town transformed into comic books, with plenty of local shops joingin in Photos courtesy of Mike Collins, Alex Valente and the Westmoreland Gazette

The Return Of Damian Wayne As Super Robin – And Other Thoughts About DC Comics’ Solicitations For January 2015

A new year! And new changes! Damian appears to have returned – as if anyone expected that he wouldn’t – and appears to be coming back with superpowers in Batman And Robin #38. Bulletproof? The team of Batman and Robin …

Grant Morrison To Issue His Own Guide To Multiversity

I had a very nice chat in the pub a few weeks ago with Rian Hughes, the man who designed the Multiversity poster given away at San Diego Comic Con. In it, he told me some of the decisions he …

Ben Templesmith And Shane Pierce To Create A New Comic About Vikings

We’ve had a spate of Vikings in the media of late. Well, that means there’s always room for another one. And next year, we can expect a new one, courtesy of Ben Templesmith and Shane Pierce. That’s not it above, …

Lying In The Gutters – 20th October 2014 – He’s Dead, Wrapped In Adamantium

  Ho ho ho ho Logan… Top Twenty Traffic Stories Of The Week Can Cosplayers *Really* Pose Like Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman? Yes Folks, Sabretooth Is The New Wolverine Confirmation That Jena Malone Will Play The Carrie Kelley Robin Warner Bros …

DC Comics Creators Asked To Bring Their Stories To A Close Before The Band-Aid

I understand that a number of DC Comics creators are being instructed to bring their arcs, their plots, their storylines to a close before the Band-Aid, the not-Blood Moon, the possibly Convergence/War World/Joe Kalicki look-what-I-made-earlier two month event next year. …

Prints Charming – From Star Lord To Sabrina

Consider this an irregular feature looking at comic books that have gone to second prints or more. Now, it is worth remembering that some publishers plan second prints automatically, whether they are needed or not and will often just run …

The Invaders: Angie’s Blog, An All-Ages Science Fiction Webseries – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, One thing I like about NYCC is to walk around and stumble upon something completely new that I never heard of. That was how I was introduced to the booth for the all-ages webseries The Invaders: Angie’s …

Exactly How Superior Iron Man Will Change Daredevil… Forever? (SPOILERS)

I get the feeling that this will be hitting the wires soon. So you may want to get off the internet to avoid any Superior Iron Man/Daredevil spoilers from your favourite news providers.

iVerse To Take On ComiXology With App That Reads Pirated Comics Too

At New York Comic Con, I saw a rather interesting idea. Iverse are the company behind the Comics Plus app, which a few years ago was the big rival to ComiXology. Then ComiXology snapped up a bunch of exclusive comic …

And Now – A New House Of M From Marvel For Next Year

Courtesy of IGN, another of the Summer Event teasers from Marvel… …following Civil War, Years Of Future Past, Age Of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies and Planet Hulk, we have House Of M. Of course that also makes me think of …

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 20th October 2014 – Death Beats Justice

  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 …

Comica Begins Today In London, From Here To Comiket

Comica, London’s comics art festival begins today, right after The Lakes Comic Art Festival at the weekend in Kendal. Lots more smoke, noise and transport issues. But here’s a look at what’s coming up. Comica Comiket also returns to London …

Resident Alien Gets His Mod On

Both famed Alan Moore collaborators, Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien return for a new series from Dark Horse Comics, Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery. Our grey alien, still moonlighting as an American doctor and hunted by the FBI, discovers …

Dean Motter’s Mister X, Razed For Christmas

Running sporadically since 1983, Dark Horse will is bringing back Mister X in a new series by Dean Motter, Mister X: Razed, beginning in February next year with… a Christmas story. The intrigue in Radiant City never sleeps in this tale …

Itty Bitty Comics Moves To Grimmiss Island

Grimmiss Island is the latest to get Itty-Bittied at Dark Horse Comics, from Franco and Art Baltazar next March.   The Volcano Goddess threatens the Mama Woogees’ tiny island! What can their creation Grimmiss do to stop this terror? Between an …

Adventure Time Takes Marceline To Space

Adventure Time is getting a new spinoff series in January, Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift taking the half-demon/half-vampire character and vampire queen into space. And it’s all Princess Bubblegum’s fault. So she has to suit up and go and find her friend and occasional …