Author: Hannah Means Shannon

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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Booze Geek – Mad Hatter IPA And Gotham Central

By Dylan Gonzalez Beer: Mad Hatter IPA Brewery: New Holland Brewing ABV: 7% The Hatter series of beers are one of New Holland Brewing’s mainstays. All of them are pale ales or IPAs but with some variety added (i.e. the White Hatter is a Belgian-Style White IPA). This time around, I went with the original […]

The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: Wes Craven’s Red Eye

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman [audio:] Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror movies, choosing one movie a week to discuss in depth. They say: This week […]

From Deadpool To Superman – A Hamilton Comic Con Photogallery

By William Wright The overcrowding and rising ticket prices of major conventions has led to a surplus of great conventions like Hamilton Comic Con, which recently took place at the Hamilton, Ontario convention center. This con has an intimate feeling and the tickets were extremely affordable for everyone. The con offered two floors comics, games, […]

This Weekend In Brooklyn: Don’t Miss 300 Artists At The Gowanus Open Studios Event

Gowanus, Brooklyn, is the home to a thriving art community, and there’s a particular block of warehouse space where comic artists, in particular, have been making their living for some time. Included in that is my haunt, Hang Dai Studios, featuring Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, Christa Cassano, Joe Infurnari, Swifty Lang, Jonathan Allen, and more, […]

A Proactive, Hands-On Sorcerer Supreme In Doctor Strange #1

By Jason Karlson One of the strangest things, besides the good doctor himself, is that for such a highly regarded character, one with a Cumberbatch bothering feature film hitting the big screen next year is how long Marvel’s premier physician has been absent from the spotlight. Created by Lee and Ditko around the same time […]

The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: A Special Interview With The Searcher’s Simon Toyne

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman [audio:] On this week’s Castle of Horror Interview Segment, we talk with Simon Toyne, whose brand new book The Searcher— a thriller about a plane crash and a mysterious amnesiac with deadly skills– has already been optioned by Leonardo DiCaprio as a TV series. We […]

Solving Puzzles To Escape: Preview Koren Shadmi’s The Abaddon From Z2 Comics

A new graphic novel arrives on November 12th from Z2 Comics, The Abaddon, written and illustrated by Koren Shadmi. Set in an apartment building and described as an “existential mystery” loosely based on No Exit by Sartre, we are promised plenty of interpersonal conflict, tension, and angst in this new work. Z2 describe the graphic […]

It’s The Final Boss Fight- Preview The Kill Screen #4

By Olly MacNamee. Debuting at Leamington Comic Con next Saturday, October 17th, Mike Garley and Joshua Sherwell unleash their fourth issue of Kill Screen onto the masses, offering their growing readership a conclusion of sorts to the current story arc, but a promise of more to come too. Set in a future dystopia where the […]

Brooklyn Reborn – Dean Haspiel Talks Red Hook And New Brooklyn

By Nikolai Fomich [New Brooklyn] The world is changing – and Brooklyn has had enough. Its heart broken by rapid technological changes and the ensuing shifts in social behavior, the sentient borough declares independence from New York State, becoming its own country. Among those most affected by these changes in the Borough of Churches are […]

Comparing Gotham Diamond Select Penguin Figures

By Brian Goldberg On Wednesday, Diamond Select Toys released their new line of figures based on the Gotham television series. Jim Gordon, Selina Kyle, and The Penguin comprise the first wave of 7” scale collectibles based on the genre show. Diamond released a “Roughed Up” convention exclusive during SDCC and also made the figure available […]

The New Marvel Legends Figures Revealed At NYCC ’15

By Brian Goldberg On the eve of New York Comic Con 2015, Hasbro held a private event showcasing their upcoming releases. Amongst a sea of Star Wars and Transformers action figures, the Marvel 6” Legends line shone bright. The small selection of figures displayed was enough to create a raise some very important questions. The […]

NYCC ’15: An Anatomy Of Panel Disappointment

By Ray Flook One of the things I love about New York Comic Con (NYCC)…and many other conventions…is their panel schedule because panels are probably the most important part of a convention. A strong programming schedule makes the difference between a “convention” and a glorified public relations events…it gives you opportunities to learn new things […]