Category Archives: Recent Updates

Joe Harris Vs. Sodastream Over Great Pacific

SodaStream have a new campaign. As part of their aim to get people to stop buying soda bottles and buy their product instead, coincidentally reducing plastic use and pollution in the process. It’s called The Secret Continent, and its an …

Explore Virtual Table Top Gaming In Fantasy Grounds – Talking With Doug Davidson

By Christopher Helton With the increase of the ubiquity of the internet and the prices for internet connections with decent up and download speeds getting cheaper, technology is making it easier and easier for tabletop gamers to be able to …

Booze Geek – The Dogfather And The Godfather

By Dylan Gonzalez Beer: The Dogfather Brewery: Laughing Dog Brewing When I was perusing the liquor store for a brew to check out this week, I was having trouble finding one.  Luckily, I stumbled upon The Dogfather, an Imperial Stout, …

Crowdfunding Comics Is Broken

Julian Darius writes, I’m an academic. I’m trained to overanalyze. And in planning my Kickstarter, I had to take a hard look at how crowdfunding for comics works. And my conclusion is that, too often, crowdfunding for comics is broken. …

More Swag! Wondercon Edition

Lots of publishers represented here and some fine comics creators in that roster. Here’s Boom!, Archaia, Dark Horse, Valiant, Lions Forge, and indie (Love Machines) and a little print by Top Cow as well. That’s all pretty glorious but I …

The Best Easter Candy At Wondercon?

It’s Easter. It’s Wondercon. Staying in a hotel room means not much Easter basket joy. Until my reporters and I found this last night: A massive Jack Skellington candy apple. Best Easter candy of Wondercon? It could be. Rich Johnston …

The Science of Superheroes in Solar: Man Of The Atom – Plus Preview

Solar: Man of the Atom debuted this week from Dynamite Entertainment, written by the stellar Frank Barbiere with art by Joe Bennett. With it, Barbiere updates a Gold Key character and navigates bringing a classic hero into the modern era, with …

The French Free Comic Book… Two Days

France does Free Comic Book Day differently. Firstly, they do it two weeks later, because they are lazy. Then they take two whole days to do it in. And they only give away eight free comics. See, it’s that lack …

Eternity Can Wait – DC Weeklies Will Run Until March 2015

Dan DiDio, co-Publisher of DC Comics, has been laying out the schedules for the three announced weekly titles so far, on Facebook. Unlike 52 and Countdown before them, they will not last a year. Though it seems that Batman Eternal …

Free Comic Book Day Preview: Ducks, Smurfs And Buck Rogers

Another few previews of comics coming up for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May the third. And here are some classic kids comics – even if some of them have never been published in the US before. Don Rosa’s …

‘Batman’s Greatest Villain Is His Humanity’ – Kevin Smith, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Kevin Conroy Talk Batty At Wondercon

The Batman 75th Anniversary Panel at Wondercon approached San Diego Hall H impossibility to get to, as folk packed the previous DC Panel to get into this one. And no one left… well, it is Batman Day in July, the …

Flash Gordon #2, In Black And White

Dynamite are looking to up orders on Flash Gordon #2. And this is one way to do it. Retailers who increase their initial orders by 20% can then order additional copies on top of that, of the Flash Gordon #2 Rare …

The Castle of Horror Podcast’s Horror On Netflix Retrospective Presents: John Dies At The End

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror …

Pop Culture Hounding The Remains Of Cullen Bunn

By Chris Thompson Following on from last week’s chat with Iron Fist’s Kaare Andrews (which you can still listen to here) – this time around I catch up with prolific writer Cullen Bunn (Magneto, Sinestro, The Sixth Gun) to talk …

Why Cover Credits And Royalties For Colorists Should Matter – Rico Renzi Speaks Out

By Devon Sanders Recently, artist Yanick Paquette drew attention to the fact that certain publishers don’t pay any sort of royalty or give cover credits to some of comics’ most important and hardest working creative, its colorists, and we covered …

Getting DC All Access At Wondercon – From Jim Lee To Shelly Bond (UPDATE)

It was a full hall shortly after the opening of Wondercon and just as DC’s booth at the con is front and center, DC snagged one of the earliest opening panel times for the show as well in their “all …

Valiant Effort: Like This? You’ll Like That – X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong Edition

By Jared Cornelius In the summer of 2012 Valiant Comics returned from the grave, they rose not as shambling zombie, but as a glorious phoenix, but I didn’t know that.  At the time I had turned my nose up at X-O Manowar and Bloodshot, I scoffed at the idea that the …

ComiXology All Over The World – Superior Spider-Man Swings To Victory, And The Invisibles Takes China

Timothy Carson writes: With the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s no surprise that Peter Parker’s comic variation is flying off the shelves. Superior Spider-Man even managed to knock The Walking Dead down a few pegs, for according …