Tag Archives: 2013

More Comic Stores Open Than Close In 2013

You’ll often see news of a comic store closure on Bleeding Cool. But what’s the big picture? At last year’s ComicsPRO retailer summit, Diamond Comic Distributors stated that comics sales in 2012 increased 16% from 2011′s figures, graphic novels increased …

Marvel Takes 2013 Comics Marketshare Prize – But Not By Much

We tried to work out the top ten comics for 2013 sold to North America through Diamond Comic Distributors… and we got it fairly close. A few in the wrong order in the middle. Here’s the official chart below. Sales …

The Seventeen Best Of The Best Of The Comics For 2013 List

What happens if you take a bunch of Best Of Comics 2013 Lists from Amazon.com, Uproxx, Washington Post, Salon, Wired, AV Club, Time, Paste Magazine, CBR, Vice, io9, News OK, Digital Spy, Crave Online, Filth + Fabulations, Village Voice, Hollywood …

Plenty Of 2013′s Best Movie Posters

Here, in reverse chronological order, are a number of 2013′s more interesting posters. I selected these because I thought they communicated an interesting idea quickly or with great efficiency.

Lying In The Gutters – The Twenty Most Popular Posts Of 2013. And Then The Twenty Most Popular Comics Ones. Happy New Year From The UK.

Image courtesy of The Outhousers. It’s midnight here in the UK, where Head Comics Writer Rich Johnston and Head Film Writer Brendon Connelly are toasting your health. Richard has champagne from Fortnums, Brendon has Mountain Dew. But the principle is …

The Most Pirated Movies Of 2013 Vs. The Top Grossing Movies Of 2013 (In The US)

Well, I’m glad the box office is so healthy (at this level at least) even while so many are stealing movies.

The Ten Lowest Grossing Films Of 2013 – With UK And US Lists, Including All 20 Trailers

Twenty films, not many more than twenty customers. Some films found it hard to get a good crowd in during 2013. Here are the lowest grossing pictures of the year.

The 13th Annual Rumour Awards 2013 – Time To Nominate!

Lucky for some. Unlucky for everyone else. Okay, it’s another year, it’s another chance to nominate your favourites for the various different Rumour Awards categories. I’ll add my own, as will other Bleeding Cool contributors, and then come Boxing Day, …

Sixty-Three Cosplay Shots From New York Comic Con 2013 – Day One (UPDATE)

Courtesy of Endymion Mageto, the Senior Cosplay Correspondent for Bleeding Cool, sixty-three cosplay shots from New York Comic Con 2013 day one. Do you recognise yourself? A friend? Tell us!

The DC Comics Swapathon Of 2013

We’ve already heard that Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have left Flash for Detective Comics. And John Layman and Jay Fabok have moved on to… other DC projects. But no, not Catwoman. I understand there may be a lot of …

A Quick Runaround Marvel’s December 2013 Solicitations – What’s Up With Them Spider Titles?

So what have we learned from Marvel’s solicitations? Scarlet Spider ending so soon after Venom? Both titles had decent sales… something’s up. New Spider-related books for All-New Marvel Now in 2014? That’s what I’ve been hearing. • It’s over. Kaine …

“This Year Is Going To Be Totally F***ing Looney Tunes!” – Preparing For SPX 2013 With Executive Director Warren Bernard:

David Dissanayake, our Senior SPX Correspondent writes; Interviewing Small Press Expo’s executive director Warren Bernard made me more excited for SPX than I already was, and believe me, that is saying something. “This year is going to be totally f*^%ing …

Gendercrunching June 2013 by Tim Hanley – Marvel, DC And The Top 300

Tim Hanley writes; DC slipped down slightly while Marvel made a sizeable jump to retain the highest total of female creators yet again. We also take a look at the Top 300 comics from June and dig into how the …

Transformers, My Little Pony, GI Joe, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Maxx, Joe Hill, And Some New Things – IDW’s Solicitations For November 2013

I am a big fan of Sam Kieth’s The Maxx and I am so happy that it’s coming back from IDW. But it’s not just old stuff made anew that’s caught me eye this month in IDW’s solicitations, Joe Hill …

Ales Kot And Christopher Sebela Join Shadowman – Valiant Solicitations For November 2013

Co-writer of Captain Marvel and, as of yesterday, co-writer of Fantastic Four, Christopher Sebela is now also co-writing Shadowman with ex-writer of Suicide Squad, and a line of Image comics, Ales Kot. Issue #13 of Shadowman will also lead into …

Seven New Issue Ones From Image Comics In November

“Stan Lee grew up reading Superman and Batman comics, but he didn’t say, “When I get into comics, I’ve got the ultimate Batman story I want to write one day.” It was, “Hey, comics is an incredible place to make …

Harley Quinn #0 Launches – And Other November 2013 Solicitations From DC

The DC solicitations for November are eeking out. One interesting aspect of the Zero Year crossover is that by telling early character stories, it gets away from revealing what may have happened to lots of the superheroes after Forever Evil. …

Who Won San Diego Comic Con? We Have The Answer – And Everything Comic-Related Bleeding Cool Got Up To In One Massive Post

Data courtesy of Bleeding Cool’s Mark Seifert, based on some serious jigging around with Bleeding Cool page views. With the films and TV, Marvel won San Diego. Without them, it was an easy win for DC Comics. They say that …