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.
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.
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His positions as an entertainment executive include: President & CEO of Motown Animation & Filmworks, President of Animation at Magic Johnson Entertainment, President of Publishing at Blackboard Entertainment, and Vice President, Director Of Talent, and Co-founder of Milestone Media. He’s created, written, illustrated, or produced original content for comics, television, radio, publishing, and reading programs as an independent producer. Alumni from his Bad Boy Studio mentor program are some of the most respected talents working in comics, television, and illustration today.
Current projects include graphic novels, The Underground from Dark Horse and Jackie Robinson Day 1, mainstream novels such as Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Black People But Were Afraid To Ask from Full Court Press, White Winter, Black Night Books 1-4 from Simon & Schuster. The Littlest Bitch from Sellers Publishing (with David Quinn) is in its third printing and currently in development for television.
Michael is also the creator and host of The Black Panel, a powerhouse forum that brings together some of the biggest names in the African American media space.
Among his honors and awards are Mentor Of The Year from Mentor Magazine 1995, The Michael Davis Auditorium named at The Gordon Parks Academy 1996, Renaissance Award from the Arizona Black Film Festival 2006, and The Inkpot Award at Comic Con International 2013.
He fully realizes his bio is now the longest and most corporate of the BC contributors, something his haters will no doubt consider just another way to talk about himself.
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.
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.
Jeremy Konrad is the Senior Star Wars correspondent for Bleeding Cool. He is also the co-host of The Dedicated Server, which can also be found here at BC. He currently works at a comic shop, and no, it is not glamorous at all. He would much rather be home with his little padawan, spending all of his time in a galaxy far, far away. Or hunting for toys, his favorite pastime. Talk with him about all things Star Wars or anything else really on Twitter @jeremyohio
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.
Christine Marie Vinciquarra
Christine Marie Vinciquarra is a writer and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. Some of her favorite things include: Batgirl, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Saga, Game of Thrones (the books and the show), Johnny Depp, and all things Disney. She spends her weekends feeding her competitive side while she plays tabletop and/or video games with her husband and friends. She is currently working on a series of young adult fantasy novels. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.
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.
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?