Category Archives: Comics

The Burning Dark: Talking With Sci-Fi Author Adam Christopher

By Alasdair Stuart Adam Christopher is one of the new wave of genre fiction authors currently sweeping across bookshelves, whether they’re made of print or electrons. His novels for Angry Robot; Empire State, Age Atomic, Seven Wonders and Hangwire have …

Everything That Is IDW’s Star Mage – J.C. De La Torre’s Podcast Tour

Sci-Fi author and now comics writer J.C. De La Torre hosts a podcast on science fiction, “Transmissions from Atlantis” and since his comic Star Mage has been recently released by IDW, his latest podcast functions as a kind of reader’s …

Awesome Con Founder Ben Penrod On Breaking World Records And Getting Big Names This Year

By Devon Sanders I first met Ben Penrod, founder of Awesome Con, two years ago. He came into Fantom Comics, the shop I managed at time, with this bold statement that Washington, DC-area geek culture had been underserved and he …

There Really Was Something For Everyone At The Debut Of Tidewater Comicon In Virginia

By Dorian “Spin Dash” Bell Whenever a new convention debuts it is always in the back of the coordinators mind if their endeavor will be a success or failure. Thankfully Mike Federali can put his mind at ease as his …

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 Beowulf Myth Is Reborn In A New Spanish Graphic Novel On Par With A Tarantino Film

By José Luis del Río Fortich Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest. Tolkien himself, who translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, called the story “laden with history, leading …

Exploring Comic Con Culture? There’s A Book About That – The Bleeding Cool Interview With Matthew J. Smith And Ben Bolling

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Dr. Matthew J. Smith, a Professor in the Department of Communications at Wittenberg University in Ohio, about a field study course, “The Experience At Comic Con“, that he runs at San Diego Comic-Con for …

Digging Into The Dresden Files With Mark Powers

Did Jim Butcher have any idea the juggernaut he was creating back in 2000 when he unleashed Harry Dresden on the world in the first novel Storm Front? Now fourteen novels later with number fifteen Skin Game coming out next …

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 …

Inside A Personal Apocalypse – Process On Abe Sapien #12 From Max Fiumara and Dave Stewart

Bleeding Cool spoke with co-writer on the series with Mike Mignola and EIC at Dark Horse, Scott Allie, last week about just how Abe Sapien #12, coming in May, is a very different book than readers might be expecting. It’s …

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 …

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 …

Chris Roberson’s Writers Commentary For The Shadow #24

Chris Roberson writes, PAGE 1 “I don’t get out much these days…” It was early in the outlining phase for this issue that I decided that this two-part story would be narrated by Burbank, the Shadow’s “operator” who acts as …