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El Paso’s Mayhem Toyz & Games Points Blame At Los Angeles’ Frank And Son

This weekend, the Facebook page of El Paso comic store Mayhem Toyz & Games came under attack as a number of on-line artists discovered their private artwork was being sold as prints in the store. And some of their customers …

More Free ComiXology Comics – And A Hundred For Ten Bucks

Some have now expired, but there are new ones and more to pick up on the way. And to be redeemed right here, as long as you’ve reset your password. As well as the list from yesterday SXFABLES – DC’s …

Preaching On About Advertising and Comics – Some Strategies

By Rich Douek I write comics. I also write ads for one of the largest agencies in the world – so it wasn’t a huge surprise when Joe Mulvey called me to get my take on advertising and comics, for …

Preaching Outside The Choir: Why Comics Need To Advertise

Joe Mulvery writes for Bleeding Cool: My name is Joe Mulvey, and I love comics. I love reading them and making them, and I don’t care who knows it. In fact, I tell as many people as possible about comics. …

Listen To: Scam’s Radio Ad, Kevin O’Neill On Life And League And Anonymous Addresses The Nation

Here’s the thirty second radio ad for ComixTribe’s Kickstarter appeal for the SCAM: Ultimate Collection volume, currently running on the WFAN sports station in New York, KROQ in Los Angeles and WAAF and WKAG in Boston and more… And South …

Now We Get Charlie Adlard Faked Sketches With Forged Certificates Of Authenticity

We’ve covered the story of the sketch scammers of Detroit, who fakes a seris of sketches from Fiona Staples, Robert Kirkman, Rob Guillory and Norm Breyfogle, as well as signed products, backed them up with forged Certificates Of Authenticity and …

Sketch Scammers Return Stock To Stores After Seeing Their Faces On Bleeding Cool

For the last few days, we’ve been running stories on the sketch scammers of Detroit, con men selling and trading faked sketches and signed books, with forged Certifcates Of Authenticity exploiting the names of Robert Kirkman, Rob Guillory, Fiona Staples …

Josh Hoopes Continues To Scam People With Fake Todd McFarlane Sketches, As “Greg Garwood”

We ran a very similar story a few weeks ago. But he doesn’t seem to have stopped. Masquerading as one “Greg Garwood“, Josh Hoopes is continuing to approach dealers trying to sell sketches (below) purporting to be by Todd McFarlane. …

The Comic Book Retailer VISA Gift Card Scam

Several comic book retailers have reported lately being hit by a “Visa gift card scam”. Here’s one account from a retailer who wishes to remain anonymous. We recently were the victims of credit card fraud.  What happened was someone came …

Comics Conman Josh Hoopes Moves Wizard Scam To ConceptArt.Org

It was pulled from People Per Hour after Wizard Entertainment complained. Now it seems that Josh Hoopes has set up the same scam at ConceptArt.org, again posing as someone called Greg Garwood and providing an e-mail address too… Remember, this …

The Josh Hoopes E-Mails

Here are some emails, from Gary Madden who has been trying to recruit an artist to do some character design work and storyboards for his company. He has been approached by infamous comics scam merchant, Josh Hoopes, using his Joshua …

This Artist Has Been Scammed By Josh Hoopes. They Just Don’t Know It Yet. (UPDATE)

This is the artwork that a publisher, who had been scammed by Josh Hoopes, received. The problem is, we don’t know who actually drew it. Whoever it is, has not been paid for their work, and may be expecting someone …

The 48 Foot Las Vegas Strip Billboard For A Comic Book

Bleeding Cool first featured the micro-distributed comic book Scam from Comix Tribe at the beginning of the year. Since then it’s been picked up by Diamond and gone all macro-distributed and is available in many more shops in two weeks …

Finding Gossamyr To Micro-Distribute Retailer Variant Covers

  There has been a suspicion amongst some smaller publishers that Diamond, excellent at distribution same-day superhero comics across the US, Canada and the UK, may not be as efficient when it comes to distributing less high profile comics, given …

Before He Died, Thieves Tried To Steal Tony DeZuniga’s Identity

Warning. This is the kind of story that can sicken a grown man’s stomach. Earlier this year, Jonah Hex and Black Orchid co-creator Tony DeZuniga suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised, his family stretched trying to pay medical bills …

How Sainsbury’s Are Passing Off The 90s Captain America Movie As The More Recent One

Sneaky – but is this something they’re doing nationally?

Rick Olney Claims To Be Creating A Comic With Mort Todd And Joe Rubinstein

Rick Olney appears on the About Heroes East Coast Podcast. As of writing, the podcast has no comments. I think that may change shortly. He begins the podcast, perving on Scarlet Johannson, bemoaning the lack of solo male Doctor Who …

Can Sacramento’s Superheroes Catch Josh Hoopes?

Apologies to all Sacramentoans but Sacramento means one thing to me. The home of comics’ most nefarious villain, Josh Hoopes. Known for committing many acts of fraud against publishers and creators alike, from Art Adams to Joe Pruitt to TokyoPop, …