As Dan DiDio and DC Comics Come To London, Will They Face Anti-5G Protests?

DC Comics Publisher Dan DiDio is coming to London, with a few other DC executives, for the premiere of Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) on the 29th January at the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank. No I don’t have an invite. But have people been prepared? I […]

Marvel Expands its Universe with New Statues from Diamond Select Toys 

Marvel Expands its Universe with New Statues from Diamond Select Toys 

The Marvel Universe has so many characters and stories that it is easy to forget. It is always nice when we get new Marvel characters as collectibles to show off our comic book love. Diamond Select Toy has announced four new Marvel Gallery statue that is ready for your collection. The first one up was […]

"League Of Legends" Announces LCS Spring Finals In Texas

“League Of Legends” Announces LCS Spring Finals In Texas

During the League Of Legends Spring Split this weekend, Riot Games had a special announcement as they revealed the LCS Spring Finals 2020 would be in Texas. The event will take place from April 18th-19th at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, with ticket info coming out on February 14th and sold on […]

The Daily LITG, 26th January 2020, Happy Birthday

The Daily LITG, 26th January 2020, Happy Birthday Sal Buscema

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 10 most-read stories yesterday Transformers Soundwave and Ravage Get Expensive with Prime 1 Studio Let’s Take a Look at The McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Hellbat […]

Batman and More Get DC Gallery Statues from Diamond Toys Select

Batman and More Get DC Gallery Statues from Diamond Toys Select

Batman and the gang are back as Diamond Select Toys announces more statues. This time it looks like more of the Dark Knights Rogues Gallery is ready to join your collection. First up is Poison Ivy who is getting a seductive statue as she stands in a flower. This was originally a GameStop exclusive but […]

Lost And Eventually Found: Searching For An Individual Style

Lost And Eventually Found: Searching For An Individual Style

Norm Konyu writes, I’ve been working in the animation industry for longer than I care to mention. Commercials, TV series, movies, online media – I’ve probably worked on something you’ve seen. But none of it was really mine. Animation is generally a team effort; it’s just too time-consuming for it to be otherwise. So, I’ve […]

The Los Angeles Guerrillas Protest “Call Of Duty” League Outcome

The Call Of Duty League is only one day in and there’s already controversy as the Los Angeles Guerrillas have protested the outcome of their first match. Yesterday during the inaugural launch of the league, the LA team faced off against the Minnesota RØKKR. The team was forced to forfeit a map after one of […]

Fallen Angels #6 [Preview]

Psylocke Gets a Brand New Power in Fallen Angels #6 [Finale Preview]

Fallen Angels #6 is in stores from Marvel Comics next, mercifully wrapping up the first dud of the Dawn of X. We’ve got a preview below. As Psylocke steels herself for the final battle, which will surely be a difficult test, since she can barely see anything as the artwork is so dark and murky. […]

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Bluepoint Claims Their Next PS5 Will Be Their Largest Game

It looks like Bluepoint Games are gearing up for something special with the PS5, as the company has made a bold claim on the front of their website. A number of outlets picked up an update to the company’s mission statement on the front page with an interesting tidbit for the future. The company claims […]

$17.1 Million: The Amount of Money IDW Lost in 2019

IDW Loses $26.4 Million in 2019, Projects Profitability in 2021

Comic book publishers are notoriously secretive about their finances. Comic book sales numbers are guestimates based on an opaque index ranking published by Diamond, and that doesn’t include digital sales or bookstore numbers. But as a publicly-traded company, IDW Media Holdings, the parent company of IDW Publishing, releases quarterly financial reports that provide us with […]

Rumor: "Street Fighter V Champion Edition" Could Be Coming to Switch

Rumor: “Street Fighter V Champion Edition” Could Be Coming to Switch

Could Street Fighter V Champion Edition be coming to the Nintendo Switch? According to the official Twitter account for EB Games Canada, the fighter will be touching down on the Switch soon enough. You can see a screenshot of the tweet below, just in case this was some sort of a mistake, but it certainly […]

Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

Meet the DC Universe’s Worst Food Critic in Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

Suicide Squad #2 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, and we’ve got a preview of the issue below.   And this preview does offer us a typical dose of superhero black ops action… …which is as we’d expect from a book like Suicide Squad. But this book […]

New "SoulCalibur VI" Trailer Highlights Haohmaru From "Samurai Shodown"

New “SoulCalibur VI” Trailer Highlights Haohmaru From “Samurai Shodown”

Bandai Namco has released a new character trailer for SoulCalibur VI in Japan, showing off Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown. The trailer shows him in action against Heishiro Mitsurugi, as the two samurai clash in one of the best showdowns gamers probably wanted for years. We see several of his moves from his game come to […]

X-Men #5 [Preview]

Wolverine Heads to South America to Kidnap a Child in X-Men #5 [Preview]

X-Men #5 is in stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Jonathan Hickman and R.B. Silva, and we have a preview below. This preview was only available as an EX-X-XCLUSIVE at SuperHeroHype (isn’t that redundant? Aren’t all superheroes all hype?), but we mobilized Bleeding Cool’s covert ops team, BC-Force, to infiltrate the website and, using […]

Robin Statue Finally Gets Pre-Orders with Sideshow Collectibles

Robin Statue Finally Gets Pre-Orders with Sideshow Collectibles

Robin is finally here for us to pre-order! We recently covered the Robin Premium Statue from Sideshow Collectibles as they released the first look at it during their 12 Days of Sideshow. Now it looks like the famous Boy Wonder is ready to get his debut. The statue is 19” tall and shows off Robin […]

David Avallone’s Writer’s Commentary on Bettie Page Unbound #9

David Avallone has a Writer’s Commentary on Bettie Page Unbound #9, on sale now from Dynamite. It’s a new-ish year, and we’re bringing the INVASION OF THE BETTIE SNATCHERS arc to its conclusion. Excited? You should be. Did you read BETTIE PAGE UNBOUND #9? Because here comes the spoilers… Covers: John Royle’s “Bettie-as-Elsa” cover cracks […]

“Ghostbusters: After”: Bill Murray, Jason Reitman Define Franchise for Generations

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”: Bill Murray, Jason Reitman Define Franchise for Generations

The gang is back together again to pass the torch again to the next generation in Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Despite the mixed response of the all-female 2016 Paul Feig-directed soft-reboot, the 2020 film serves as a true sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise. Bill Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman since the 1984 original Ghostbusters, […]

Make Sure to Confirm Your "Final Fantasy VII Remake" Pre-Order

Make Sure to Confirm Your “Final Fantasy VII Remake” Pre-Order

Just in case you missed the announcement, Final Fantasy VII Remake was pushed back from March to April. If, like many fans across the world looking to get their fill of the upcoming RPG, you pre-ordered a special edition via the Square Enix Store, you’re going to need to confirm your order if you want […]

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“Rogue One” Prequel Series: Diego Luna on Telling Andor’s Story

So it’s been an interesting couple of months on the Star Wars side of the Disney+ streaming service. On one hand, they had a hit with The Mandalorian – and should be helmet-deep in cash from Baby Yoda merchandising by the time the second season rolls around in the fall. On the other hand? There’s […]

"Rocket League" Will Get A Season 12 Update At The End Of August

“Rocket League” Will Not Be Playable On Mac or Linux Online

There’s a lot of Rocket League fans who are unhappy with Psyonix and Epic Games this week after the devs released important info about Mac and Linux. After the next update goes out for the game, it will be the last one added to the game on those systems as they will discontinue service beyond […]

New Mutants #6 [Preview]

Boom Boom to the Rescue in New Mutants #6 [Preview]

New Mutants #6 is in stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Canadian Hero Ed Brisson and Flaviano, and we’ve got a preview for you. When we last checked in on this group of young(ish) mutants, a wasted Boom Boom had arrived on Beak and Angel’s farm to save the day as a group of […]

'The New Mutants': New Poster Debuts as the Film Draws Near

‘The New Mutants’: New Poster Debuts as the Film Gets Closer

The New Mutants is actually coming. Boy does it feel good to say that. Maybe the most anticipated mutant film in a good long while, a new poster was just posted online showing the group with half x-rayed faces. Very striking stuff. How could one not be excited to see this at this point? After […]

Beast Kingdom Gives Us Batman and Joker Statues

Beast Kingdom Gives Us Batman and Joker Statues

Beast Kingdom is stepping its game up with more statues and this time it’s from the world of DC Comics. Batman and the Joker are here to spice up your collection with their newest statues. The first one is a kooky Joker statue here he is riding a unicycle and jiggling a wild amount of […]

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Hyper Epics – Telling Great Stories 3 Pages at a Time

Tom Hoover, founder of Hyper Epics writes,   It all started out of necessity. Hundreds of story ideas rampaging through my mind. Surely, it was not realistic to churn out a screenplay for each concept nor produce a graphic novel per idea. It would take an endless budget or a hundred Kevin Feiges! So the […]

"Duelyst" Servers Will Be Shut Down At The End Of February 2020

“Duelyst” Servers Will Be Shut Down At The End Of February 2020

Counterplay Games has announced this week that the servers for the PvP strategy game Duelyst will be shut down on February 27th, 2020. No specific reason was given for the closure by either Counterplay or the publisher, Bandai Namco. But more than likely it probably stems from lack of popularity and/or activity with the game […]

X-Force #6 [Preview]

How Long Before the Beast Screws Up This Time? X-Force #6 [Preview]

X-Force #6 is in stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Benjamin Percy and Stephen Segovia (nevermind what the solicit says), and we’ve got a preview below. It’s a brave new world in the Dawn of X, a chance for the X-Men to take control of their destinies and write their own stories. But if […]

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“The Walking Dead” Season 10: War is Coming – And They’re Ready [TEASER]

While the cast and crew of AMC‘s The Walking Dead enjoy the response they’ve been getting for the tenth season, life in the franchise’s universe has become a lot like the NFL: neither have off-seasons anymore. With a strong ensemble cast (and a “Big Bad” fronted by Samantha Morton in an award-earning turn as Whisperers […]

Funko Reveals “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” Unveiled

Funko Reveals “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” Unveiled

Funko is constantly giving us new collectibles to look forward too. This one, in particular, is for anime fans as they have announced Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is getting a nice wave up Pop vinyl figures. We are even getting two retailer exclusives and on is even getting a chase! I do know the fandom of this […]

Will Epic Loot Games & Comics Be The Last Store Standing at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, Ohio?

Will Epic Loot Games & Comics Be The Last Store Standing at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, Ohio?

The Springfield News-Sun reports that the closure of Victoria’s Secret’s outlet in the Upper Valley Mall, Springfield, located northeast of Dayton, Ohio, and the only regional mall located in Clark and Champaign counties. This will leave only twelve storefronts in the entire shipping mall. After J.C. Penney, Macy’s and dozens more left… the twelve remaining stores also include a […]

Maggotkin of Nurgle Vs Ossiarch Bonereapers - "Age of Sigmar"

Maggotkin of Nurgle Vs Ossiarch Bonereapers – “Age of Sigmar”

Greetings, loyal readers! Today I have a treat for those of you who are invested in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, one of Games Workshop‘s beloved wargames, in the form of a battle report. On Thursday, I took my Maggotkin of Nurgle over to my local gaming store to test the waters of combat and see how […]

Weapon Plus: World War IV #1 [Preview]

Man-Slaughter Makes His Debut in Weapon Plus: World War IV #1 [Preview]

Weapon Plus: World War IV #1 hits stores from Marvel Comics on Wednesday, by Benjamin Percy and Georges Jeanty, continuing the revamping of the Weapon X mythology for the modern Marvel Universe, and we’ve got a preview below. The issue debuts a new version of Man-Thing, Man-Slaughter, a government agent that the solicit bills as […]

Spider-Man Takes On Venom with New Statue from Beast Kingdom

Spider-Man Takes On Venom with New Statue from Beast Kingdom

Spider-Man is back and this time he is not only fighting his inner demons but his outer ones too. That’s right Venom is back and he is ready to take on the spider one more time. Beast Kingdom has announced an awesome Marvel Comic Spider-Man Vs Venom statue. The statue shows off the web-slinger and […]

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“The Masked Singer” Season 3 Means Business in New Preview/Clue Clips [VIDEO]

FOX‘s The Masked Singer definitely didn’t suffer from a “sophomore slump” with its second season – series host Nick Cannon and our “core four” judging panel of Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke proved why the celebrity singing competition has become an international sensation. So what could they possibly do to one-up […]

Eric Smith's "Dont Read The Comments" Releases January 28th

Eric Smith’s “Don’t Read The Comments” Releases January 28th

Inkyard Press announced this week that the debut novel from author and book blogger Eric Smith, Don’t Read The Comments, will be out on January 28th. The book revolves around a pair of teenage gamers who find each other through gaming. But while they have a slowly blossoming romance, they also have to deal with […]

Conan Tops Advance Reorders

Conan Tops Advance Reorders

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! And […]

Activision Blizzard & Google Announces Multi-Year "Strategic Relationship"

Activision Blizzard & Google Announces Multi-Year “Strategic Relationship”

This week, Activision Blizzard announced that they had entered into a new multi-year “strategic relationship” with Google to power new player experiences. The main takeaways from the deal are that Google Cloud will serve as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard’s game hosting infrastructure, while YouTube will serve as its exclusive streaming partner. (Except for […]

The Daily LITG, 25th January 2020, Happy Birthday Kev Walker

The Daily LITG, 25th January 2020, Happy Birthday Kev Walker

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 11 most-read stories yesterday Marvel Studios Greenlights 2 Unannounced TV Series [SCOOP] Lion Forge Breaks With The Beat “Obi-Wan”: Disney+ Shuts Production Over Script Concerns […]

Konami Announces Two New "Yu-Gi-Oh!" TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks

Konami Announces Two New “Yu-Gi-Oh!” TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks

Konami has announced two new Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Speed Duel Starter Decks with “Match of the Millennium” and “Twisted Nightmares”. Each one is going to be slightly different and offer you options depending on how you play. “Match of the Millennium” will come with a 31-Card Yugi Deck, a 31-Card Pegasus Deck, 4 Skill […]

Saturnyne Returns to the  in Ezcalibue #9

Saturnyne Returns in Excalibur #9 – What About Courtney Ross?

Last month, we asked if Courtney Ross was coming back to the Marvel Universe, after seeing this note in Excalibur. Courtney Ross was a character created by Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe and Fred Kida for Captain Britain Weekly #3 back in 1976 as a love interest for Brian Braddock, Captain Britain. A well to do young woman, she […]

“Star Trek: Picard”: How the Mars Attack Connects CBS All Access Series to 2009 Film [VIDEO]

The latest Star Trek: Picard featurette from CBS All Access revealed what makes Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) quit Starfleet. Focusing on a scene in the premiere episode “Remembrance”, Picard reluctantly responds to the end of his professional career – putting blame on the Federation for abandoning their humanitarian duties and responsibilities. The Federation allowed the […]

Michael B. Jordan Joins The "Call Of Duty" League Hype Battle

Michael B. Jordan Joins The “Call Of Duty” League Hype Battle

Earlier this week we announced that Karl-Anthony Towns would be in the Call Of Duty League Hype Battle, and now we know who his opponent will be. Michael B. Jordan has officially signed on to be his opponent as the two will be engaging in a little 2-v-2 gunfight. Playing with Towns will be his […]

Let's Take a Look at The McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Hellbat Figure

Let’s Take a Look at The McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Hellbat Figure

McFarlane Toys new line of DC Multiverse figures are hitting stores all over right now. We have already taken a look at the Batman and Superman figures, and shortly the rest of the first waves will be in stores. This will include the Armored Superman, The Batman Who Laughs, Batgirl, Nightwing, Arrow, and the figure […]