So It’s ‘Who You Know’. So What? – Lee Barnett Is The Adult In The Room

Lee Barnett writes for Bleeding Cool; “When it comes down to it, it’s about who you know, and who’s a fan. It’s about whether you’re the right age, whether you’re hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.” – Marlee Matlin Reading the headlines in the British newspapers the past twenty-four hours, […]

The Future Has Stopped Making Sense – Lee Barnett Is The Adult In The Room

“It’s January 2001. Where’s my fucking jet pack?” — Warren Ellis Given how many stories in comic books involve time travel, a significant number set in the future, it’s telling how often we get it wrong. And I’m not even talking about the far future, thousands of years hence. No, we’re equally incompetent about the […]

Lee Barnett Is The Adult In The Room – Super Tuesday And Gay Marriage

Lee Barnett writes for Bleeding Cool; “There is quite enough sorrow and shame and suffering and baseness in real life, and there is no need for meeting it unnecessarily in fiction.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 1905. While there have been comic book stories (and in Kurt Busiek’s Astro City, an entire series) that have attempted to conflate super-heroes […]

The Adult In The Room – A New Column By Lee Barnett

Ricki Tarr has not lied to us, not in any material way. He has simply done what agents the world over do: he has failed to tell us the whole story.  – George Smiley, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY. I can quite understand why the movie based on the book from which I quote above has […]

The Most Interesting Of Plugs For Bleeding Coolers Past And Present

Bleeding Cool writer Dan Wickline is giving his novel Deadly Creatures: A Lucius Fogg Mystery away free on Kindle this weekend, through till Monday. This was the book that he wrote most of live on Twitter years ago… Available free on Kindle US and Kindle UK. He’s working on the third book in the series, Educated Corpses right […]

GI Joe #1 Relaunches in IDW's September 2019 Solicitations

GI Joe #1 Relaunch in IDW’s September 2019 Solicitations

It’s a brand new GI Joe #1 by Paul Allor and Chris Evenhuis from IDW in September, alongside Cybertron origins in Transformers: Galaxies #1  the launch of Napoleon Dynamite, Pandemica and the return of October Faction. And Artist and Artifact Editions for Alan Moore’s America’s Best Comics and Miracleman, Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy and Amazing Screw […]


Comic Stores Taking Part in Record Store Day on Saturday

Orbital Comics of London is planning their participation in this Saturday’s Record Store Day, an event inspired by Free Comic Book Day. Yes, they are a comic shop, but why should that stop them? To celebrate Record Store Day here at Orbital, we are ‘joining in’ with crates of vinyl for sale in the Orbital Gallery during the […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation Travel to the Mirror Universe in IDW May 2018 Solicits

Star Trek the Next Generation: Through the Mirror kicks off from writers Scott and David Tipton with artists like Marcus To, Chris Johnson, and J.K. Woodward. Image’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends is receiving an in-color reprint. Plus, Sonic the Hedgehog, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and other books continue onwards. All this comes out this May courtesy of IDW Publishing. More details below. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through […]


Sonic the Hedgehog Runs Once More: IDW Publishing April 2018 Solicitations

Sonic the Hedgehog takes off once more from creative team Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, and Tyson Hesse from IDW Publishing this April. Plus, more from TMNT, GI Joe, X-Files, Star Trek Goosebumps, and more. Details below. Sonic the Hedgehog #1—Cover A: Tyson Hesse—GEM OF THE MONTH Ian Flynn (w) • Tracy Yardley (a) • Tyson Hesse (c) SONIC’S RACING […]




All Of Saturday’s Panels For San Diego Comic Con 2016

The conflicts! The conflicts! How is anyone to resolve them? Find Wednesday and Thursday here… Friday here and Sunday this time tomorrow. Here comes Saturday! 10:00am Once Upon A Time The Evil Queen is back! The heroes of Once Upon a Time grapple with the return of this super-charged classic villain, while also dealing with Mr. […]


Lying In The Gutters – 26th March 2012

That’s what it feels like, looking at the new solicitations anyway… apologies to the Blues Brothers. Top Twenty Stories By Traffic 1. Batman And Wonder Woman #7 – Everything You Thought You Knew Was Wrong (SPOILERS) 2. Rob Liefeld Says Sales For Grifter, Deathstroke And Hawkman Have Fallen Off A Cliff 3. Everybody Stop And […]

Future Proofing The Amazing Spider-Man #682

On Monday’s Bleeding Cool, Lee Barnett was critical of the inability of superhero comic books to follow through the technological impact of their abilities on the world around them, as if they were arresting the future. As if on cue, today’s Amazing Spider-Man sees Dan Slott addressing that head on. Seeing Spider-Man’s scientific solutions for […]

Lying In The Gutters – 19th March 2012

What stage are you at in the Apple Product Ownership cycle? After seeing ComiXology’s new HD comics for the New iPad, I’m think I’m further along. Yeah, there we go. But what a wonderful WonderCon that seems to have been from all accounts. From the show floor to the panels to the bars, quality jollity […]

Lying In The Gutters – 12th March 2012

Happy birthday to Eve. This is a week in which we said goodbye to Moebius. And Marvel announced a new dedication to comics created for digital devices, exploiting the medium’s potential. I sometimes think Jen Giraud was born too soon, he’d have loved digital possibilities. I ran a video with Giraud sketching on a tablet […]