Editor-in-chief at Bleeding Cool, Means-Shannon started out as Senior NY correspondent, and fell in deep after drinking the Bleeding Koolaide. She was once a lowly English professor, but now writes Live From The Comic Shop reviews, and wrangles a host of Bleeding Cool columnists and contributors. Meanwhile, she concocts books about Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman for Sequart.org, and stalks the wilds of comic cons fueled by triple espressos. Do comment on her t-shirts, especially if you know what they mean.
The internet’s original and best-known comic book reporter, Johnston has been covering the industry since he started posting his column on rec.arts.comics in 1992. His trademark mix of hard news and salacious gossip went through a number of incarnations, including Rich’s Revelations on the Twist and Shout Comics website, All the Rage for Silver Bullet Comic Books, and Lying in the Gutters for Comic Book Resources. Rich is the founder and head writer of Bleeding Cool, and the primary contributor of the site’s comic book industry news stories. He has written comics such as Watchmensch, The Flying Friar, Holed Up and The Avengefuls.
Longtime teacher, maker, and blogger of things on film, Brendon is head writer and editor for the movie and TV industry content on Bleeding Cool. He created the FilmIck website and later blogged about the industry for Slashfilm. He was the weekly film news guy on CBS WJFK’s Movie Show with Kevin McCarthy and Josh Hilton, the weekly film reviews guy on JACK FM’s The Sunday Roast and has two weekly slots on Glide FM looking at new releases and Blu-ray and DVD titles.
Co-founder and Creative Director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press, Seifert was a longtime contributor to Wizard Magazine during their formative years. He blogs about recent developments in vintage comics, original art, comics history, and breaking news for Bleeding Cool.
One of the world’s greatest comic book writers, writing everything from The Authority to Transmetropolitan to X-Men. He is responsible for the comic behind the hit movie Red and is currently working on a series of novels.
His series of columns for Bleeding Cool are best sellers in book form. They will return soon.
A Batman editor for a decade, transforming the character from a sixties joke to the Dark Knight we know today.
He is now a tutor for the New York University, where he teaches comic book masterclasses, for which he writes and accompanying column when they are in session.
LA screenwriter and screen reader, Adi reads far more movie scripts than will ever get made, looking for the gems. He shares his insightful wisdom each week on Bleeding Cool.
Marvel’s The Watcher, and movie vlogger comes to Bleeding Cool with two epiosdes of Think About The Ink every week. Clever, insightful commentary on the comic book industry.
From the front line of comic retailer, at A Comic Shop in Florida. His specialist knowledge of the week’s upcoming comics, as well as his desire to sell that love to their customers has made him one of the best known retailers in the industry.
Co-founder of Milestone Comics and a current graphic novelist. He runs The Black Panel at San Diego Comic Con. And he now writes a weekly column for Bleeding Cool.
Chris Thompson is a writer, podcaster and speaker who spends his days at Orbital Comics and has appeared at conventions across three continents (currently aiming for four!) He loves comics and films in equal measure, and genuinely enjoys subtitled features (particularly French ones). Despite a constant desire to streamline his life and become less attached, he continues to collect old vinyl, classic cinema, and vintage comic books. When not indulging his passion for both, he’s working with them – clearly not the best work-life balance one could have. In the rare moments when he’s not working, Chris enjoys travel and is often headed to a festival or event of some kind (quite often as a guest speaker or host, so I guess that’s still sort of work really). You can find him online at popculturehound.com, follow him on Twitter @popculturehound, subscribe to the Pop Culture Hound podcast via iTunes, and feel free to buy him a drink if you see him around.
Responsible for the “Afterwards They Will Explode” video feature on Bleeding Cool. He’ll be traversing the halls of the convention center, shooting silly internet videos and likely suffering from severe dehydration. . You can watch his videos here.
Senior Cosplay Correspondent of Bleeding Cool. He’s a cosplayer that moonlights as a photographer. He treats convention cosplayers like a game of Pokemon…Gotta Catch ‘Em All. See his work at www.facebook.com/
Reviewer, commentator and the man behind the production of The Weekly Bleed on Bleeding Cool. No, he can not get you Toni or Yvette’s phone number or email address, please stop asking him.
As a research student, Elizabeth spent years studying the historic relationship between American public mentalities and classic comic book superheroes. Now she uses her academic eye to give her critical opinion on the latest titles, regardless of whether or not the main character wears a cape. Elizabeth is enrolled at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York City.
Comics retailer in Phoenix Arizona, Jesse James attends every comic con and loves them all. Never remoive his baseball cap.
Writer and college teacher in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. He is currently working on several projects, including a comic book series called African Odyssey, about a time-traveling history professor from future Africa. Whether he ever gets through the research stage remains to be seen. He loves comics, literature, film, history, and travel, and takes moderate pleasure in linguistics, martial arts, and describing himself in the third-person. Follow him on @brokenquiver
Creator and writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, along with co-writing on Welsh zombie horror-comedy, Stiffs. He has also been known to write for Gay Times magazine, Sidekickcast and Bleeding Cool. He’s generally a great big, fuzzy, laid back Welsh gay.
Although Michele’s dossier appears to be highly classified, some intel has gathered from our field operatives. Behind the cover of a 9 to 5 job, it has been leaked that she is really an independent media scholar who regularly writes about spies, espionage and James Bond. She has been spotted at cons and special events along the West Coast since 2006 and this year has been covering many of those events with articles and photography. She has been known to enjoy Pomegranate vodka and rum on occasion and blogs at Spyfi & Superspies.
Brandon Rucker is a freelance journalist, musician and aspiring comics creator. He worked comics retail during the boom-and-bust years of the 1990s. He is the published author of some questionable poetry, a dozen short stories and nearly a hundred articles. His past interviewees include legendary cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez and award-winning literary author Bob Thurber. He has also spent some time as an editor, and even compiled and edited the anthology called Local Heroes. He runs Comic Book Fetish, a new blog devoted to the love and glory of comics. He is considered at large and potentially dangerous…but only with the power of English and a keyboard at his fingertips. Twitter: @comicbookfetish
Drinks beer, talks about it.
Writer, researcher, Golden Age comic book enthusiast and superhero film critic.
Dirk Manning is a multiple-time published author through Image Comics/Shadowline who has also moonlighted as a comic journalist for many years on the side. He contributes occasional articles, essays and such to BLEEDING COOL when the stars enter their proper alignment. Google him or more about who he is and what he does… if you’re into that sort of thing.
José Luis del Río
José Luis del Río is a child of the seventies who grew up with comics and MSX. Then he moved to the Commodore Amiga, Twin Peaks and finally to Macintosh. In his nearly 40´s he keeps reading comics, playing computer games and reviewing series. He loves Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Zombies, Horror Movies and all those things that are not necessary in an apocalypse but we all love. He is @jldelriofortich and on Facebook.
Christopher Smith teaches composition at Columbus State Community College and has spent about two thirds of his life being obsessed with comics, music, and the strange, somewhat overlooked corners of pop culture. He lives with his wife, son, and two devious cats.
Alasdair Stuart is the host of Pseudopod, the award winning horror short fiction podcast. He also co-hosts Escape Pod its award-winning sister show. That technically makes him both Kolchak and Will Riker. He’s okay with that. When he isn’t there, or here, he’s a genre fiction journalist for Sci Fi Now, a pop science journalist for How It Works, reviews anime for Neo and writes RPG sourcebooks and adventures for the Doctor Who and Victoriana RPGs, where his latest project is the Official 10th Doctor Sourcebook. He blogs a www.alasdairstuart.com and is on Twitter a bunch at @AlasdairStuart
Jared Cornelius was kept out of really good schools because he spent his young life reading comics and playing video games. He’s previously been a garbage man, security guard, model, college recruiter, waiter, and prep chef, all in service of becoming a Bleeding Cool contributor writing about games and sometimes comics. After being told to stop sending submissions to Cat Fancy and Modern Bride he was found by Bleeding Cool EIC Hannah Means-Shannon who promptly put him to work. He’s commonly referred to as a hack by his family and friends and is regularly self-deprecating on his Twitter @John_Laryngitis. He can be found bobbing up and down in the Atlantic Ocean in his free time.
Phil Harris (@PhilipGHarris) is a games developer who is currently working with One Thumb Mobile on their MMORPG Celtic Heroes and with Pyre Studios on a number of their tabletop game projects. He also writes for Pixels for Breakfast.
Christopher Helton is a blogger, podcaster and tabletop RPG publisher who talks about games and other forms of geekery at the long-running Dorkland! blog. He is also the co-publisher at the ENnie Award winning Battlefield Press, Inc. You can find him on Twitter at @dorkland and on G+where he will talk your ear off about gaming and comics.
Gary Turner, creator of d20 comic Technically Magi, spends his days languishing in the middle of the Pacific (to be specific…Hawaii). If not for his day job of television production & animation he’d be off doing something completely frivolous. Rollin’ with the RPGers, and making mad sequential plots is how his nights are lost.
Chicago resident interviewer with the biggest contact list in comics. As comfortable talking to the small presses as he is to the biggest movie directors, Greg tracks down the most interesting of comic book life experiences.
This fifteen year old British-based comics fan is Bleeding Cool’s youngest regular correspondent, even if he uses language more expected of an eighteen year old. Full of enthusim, excitement and keen wit, he’s a popular new part of the site, though currently on an educational sabbatical.
Alex De Campi
Music video director and comic book writer, Alex De Campi writes Uncanny Valleygirl for Bleeding Cool, offering deep digital comic analysis.
British-based film journalist, Hannah has a keen eye for a story and the dogged determination to track it down. An essential new participant at Bleeding Cool
The Marvel Zombie setting out to review DC Comics with a rather rarified perspective. Controversial, for all the right reasons.
Respected contributor of TV and movie reviews and analysis. He likes a lot of things. Probably more than you.
Craig is an equal opportunities film lover. His Masters of Cinema Monthly column showcases his broad tastes, knowledge and keen eyes and ears for detail. If you’re particularly nice to him he might write more for us, so I’d recommend sending flowers.
Paul W Franklin
Bleeding Cool’s resident film extra, detailing his every experience on set.
Google Gourmand, when he’s not writing about food, he writes about comics minority issues in No More Mutants. Currently on secondment to Comics Alliance.
Burlesque performer, and appearing in Alan Moore’s upcoming film Jimmy’s End, Khandie is a recent recruit to geekdom but dived in with both feet.
The Panel 2 Panel Podcast Team:
Dorian Bell “Spin Dash”
The evil leader of Cobra an organization plotting to take over the comic world! Spin has been a fan of comics since his first one Masters of the Universe #1 when he was 3. The self-proclaimed world’s biggest Sonic the Hedgehog Comic and Howard the Duck fan, Spin hosts Panel 2 Panel and reads as many comics as he can.
Jason “Space Chief” Somers
Jason Somers, a.k.a. “The Space Chief” is a lifelong fan of geeky things like comic books, movies about comic books, television shows based on comic books, comic books based on comic books that were based on novels written about a television series that a comic book writer used to write and continued the series in a comic book after the series was cancelled, Science Fiction, Fantasy, you name it..also unchallenged ruler of The Moon. Writer of comic book reviews, co-host of the Panel 2 Panel podcast and whiny video ranter of YouTube. The “Space Chief” lives somewhere in Illinois with his lovely ”Space Wife” and a gang of dogs.
Superheroes came into Julz Hendricks’s life much later than she would have liked, so she is making up for it by surrounding her 2 kids with them every waking minute. She is a huge advocate for kids comics, and supports kids comic creators whole heartily. In her spare time, you will find her catching up on Hellboy, and raving about The Phantom Stranger. On the weekends you can catch her hanging out with the Panel 2 Panel team. She also cohosts an all-female podcast, Chickcast. You can find her on Twitter, @JulzHendricks rambling about Daredevil being the best Superhero movie, among other things!
Andrea “Yunie” McFall
Andrea “Yunie” McFall has been a cosplayer for well over a decade now. While quietly active in the cosplay community with her blog, Cosplay Blog with a Brain (yes, there’s a story there…), she also enjoys gaming, comics, movies, and just being an all-around nerd. And if there’s Elektra or Black Widow involved, she’s sure to be interested. Or zombies. Because who doesn’t love zombies?
Brazilian guy, living in São Paulo, who loves comic books, movies and series about comics,. Also has a fan blog about Deadpool in Portuguese. He wants him to be more popular in Brazil, so he brings news to non-English speakers about the Merc with a mouth. He also collects any kind of comics with an interesting story!
Sara “Rainbow Red Panda” Flowers
The youngest member of Panel2Panel and a self-proclaimed comic addict. She reads over 130 titles a month and features them on her weekly YouTube show Comic Time. Other interests include music, cartoons and pro wrestling.
Meghan Ashley is a lifelong geek and the official Mystique model for Marvel, having been on the cover of the Mystique comic books, prepped the actual Mystique Makeup and prosthetics for X-Men: First Class on her body, Sideshow Collectibles made a Mystique statue of her, and there are numerous poster, cardboard cutouts and painting of Meghan as Mystique. Currently Meghan is working in Los Angeles as an actress, model with the occasional stint as a fire breathing sideshow Carny to spice things up.