Tag Archives: wizard

Fake Wizard Spawn Sketches, Not By Todd McFarlane And Whilce Portacio

There have been a rash of very poorly executed “rough drafts” of the Wizard Magazine  #205 cover by Whilce Portacio and Todd McFarlane, with equally offensively bad McFarlane signatures on eBay. Firstly “sickbreed” sells one for $99. So why not …

Comic Panel Picks For Wizard World Chicago This Weekend

By Hannah Means-Shannon Recently, Wizard World Cons have been stepping up their panel presence, and much to the surprise of some con-goers, the expansion has mainly been into informative comic discussions since TV, film, and other areas of pop culture …

Mike Cotton Joins DC Comics As Editor

One familiar name who I was surprised to see in DC’s editorial credits for the most recent issue of Earth Two was Mike Cotton. As editor of the book. Ex-editor of Wizard Magazine who was there until almost its dying …

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 …

Josh Hoopes Tried The Wizard Scam Again, Posing As Greg G

The following piece was posted onto the Freelance site People Per Hour. Wizard Magazine seeking out new comic ideas for publication around Christmas As we are just starting to release info regarding this new event we won’t be advertising in …

John Macaluso Named Wizard World CEO

Appointed to the board of directors of Wizard World in May last year, John Macaluso was yesterday made CEO of Wizard World, the company that runs conventions across North America, maintains a pop culture website and, most famously, used to …

Get Ready for… Bleeding Cool Magazine!

Bleeding Cool, the premiere source for breaking news and gossip in the comic book industry (www.bleedingcool.com), will launch its own print magazine beginning in May 2012. Featuring editorial contributions from blog founder Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool Magazine will debut with …

Tribute Album Aims To Get Gareb Shamus His Old Job At Wizard Back

Something tells me that the expressed aims of this album may be a teensy tiny bit on the disogenuous side. But ex-Wizard staffer Chris Ward has recorded an album with the express aim of getting Gareb Shamus his position as …

Wizard Gives $100 Credit Back To Ex-Subscribers

It’s a story that Bleeding Cool first covered last year, when Wizard Magazine went to free digital – what about the subscribers, a number of whom had put down $100 or more in advance. When initially challenged, Wizard told Bleeding …

Gareb Shamus Resigns As Wizard World President, CEO And Director

Did you wonder why Gareb Shamus’ Wizard World blog, set up ostensibly to replace the Wizard World digital magazine, recently disappeared? This might be a reason. Pursuant to a letter of resignation dated December 1, 2011 (the “Resignation Letter”), Mr. …

Gareb Shamus Pursued Across Convention Floor To Get Wizard Magazine Subscription Answers (VIDEO)

Bleeding Cool used to have… let’s say… a working relationship with Wizard Magazine. I’d report on their shows if I could, even being flown out once to cover their first New York Wizard World Comic Con. And while I ran …

Mid-Ohio Con vs. Wizard World: Mid-Ohio Ohio: Who Won? (A Completely Subjective Analysis By Dirk Manning)

Dirk Manning writes for Bleeding Cool when he’s not doing a million other things. No one was sure what to expect last year when the news broke that Mid-Ohio Con, long seen as one of the most stable and consistent …

Wizard World Pulls Back In 2012

A PR piece purporting to announce a location change of Wizard World Toronto Comic Con to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for April 14th to 15th also managed to disguise a number of other changes to the 2012 Wizard World …

Bill Jemas Gets Into Bed With Wizard

There’s a name I hadn’t heard from in a while. Last seen retranslating the Bible and painting peace symbols onto the bodies of naked women, Bill Jemas used to be the President of Marvel Comics. He formed the Ultimate imprint, …

The Wizard Subscriptions That Vanished

I’ve been trying to get an answer on this from Wizard for months now. But Wizard people don’t pick up the phone any more, they won’t respond to phone messages left and they won’t respond to e-mails. When Wizard announced …

Wizard World Drops Out Of Canada Comic Con

You can still buy tickets. But there isn’t an actual Wizard World to go to, and they’ve been taking down pages that are only available in the Google cache. In November, Gareb Shamus announced he’d bought the Central Canada Comic …

Mike Searle To Be New Editor Of Wizard World Digital

Today we learnt of Mike Cotton’s departure at the main editor from Wizard World Digital. I now understand that he is to be replaced by former editor of discontinued inhouse magazine InQuest Gamer, Mike Searle. Focussed on collectible card games, …

Vengeance Is Mine: 10 Comics Where The Villain Gets It by Mike Cotton

Mike Cotton writes for Bleeding Cool. If feels weird, as a super-liberal, to celebrate someone’s death. But Osama Bin Laden was a first-class dick-bag, so fuck him! And if there’s one thing I love, it’s when the bad guys get …