Author: Mark Seifert

About Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.


Universal Studios SDCC 2018 Hall H Presentation: Halloween and Glass

Kaitlyn Booth is live once again from the current center of the pop cultural universe, Hall H at San Diego Comicon.  We’re here to see how Universal will make up for dropping the ball on the Universal Monsterverse over the past year, and that means Halloween, Glass, and probably other things.  Here we go:

Marvel Games SDCC 2018 Live Blog: Unlimited Future Fight Force Champions

Having once again defeated several other entertainment journalists in contests of bravery and cunning to maintain her place in the legendary SDCC Hall H Thunderdome cage, Kaitlyn Booth brings us the latest word about Marvel Games. I will tell you what she tells me, in realtime, via the wonders of advanced BC realtime blogging technology. […]

20th Century Fox 2018 Liveblog

20th Century Fox SDCC Live Blog

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first live-blog of SDCC. We’re in Hall H and it’s time for 20th Century Fox to show off The Predator due out in September.  We’re going to see and hear about The Predator, which is due out in Sept, and more. Mark Seifert here will be relaying info from BC […]


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Fired Political Cartoonist Rob Rogers Keeps Cartooning About Trump, Now on Patreon

Former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers has just announced that he will continue creating political cartoons with the assistance of a Patreon page. Rogers is also still syndicated via Andrews McMeel Syndication. The cartoonist was fired by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week for making fun of President Donald Trump too much. Publisher John Robinson […]

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Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 Sells for $2,052,000 After Bidding Resumes at Comic Connect

Now it’s official: an Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 (white pages) has just sold for $2,052,000 at Comic Connect auction. The closing price for the 1938 comic, featuring the first appearance of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,  is the third-highest price ever paid for a comic book, behind the $3,207,852 sale of an Action Comics #1 CGC […]




Why Do Russian Trolls Hate The Alienist?

In an era in which it’s accepted as true fact that global opinion is being swayed by a combination of Russian interests and domestic billionaires utilizing sophisticated psychometrics and analytics, it’s difficult to know what’s conspiracy theory and what’s just… theory. As Bleeding Cool’s Editor in Chief Rich Johnston noted to me recently, Cambridge Analytica […]

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Is the Media Getting Suckered into Making Roseanne a Serious Post-Trump Presidential Candidate?

It’s hard to watch the unfolding furor over Roseanne Barr‘s rebooted television show and the increased scrutiny over her politics and embrace of the alt-right QAnon meme-generation / “Overton Window” strategy without wondering whether the mainstream media is getting suckered… again… over covering the outrageous spectacle of it without really understanding what’s happening and why. […]

Stan Lee v The Bloodsuckers

The latest in the strange saga of Stan Lee‘s recent life comes to us via TMZ — as it has very often in the past several months — with the tantalizing headline My Business Associate is a Bloodsucker!!!, and with an equally tantalizing follow-up.  As my associate Rich Johnston noted to me just now, if […]

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Suspense Comics #3 and the Iconography of Fictional Hate

Suspense Comics #3, up for auction at Comic Connect tonight, features an infamous Alex Schomburg cover for this 1944 comic book from a lesser known publisher Continental (it’s complicated, but they used numerous other publishing names also) which also published titles such as Captain Aero Comics and Cat-Man Comics, among others. Suspense Comics is a short-lived suspense/horror […]

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The First Children of the Atom and the Lost Marvel Comics of the Atomic Age

I’ve been revisiting old comics through the lens of world history lately, and the results are often surprising. We tend to think of comics as being influenced by film, books, and other media, and while they have been, it’s far less true than one might think. The era of the early 1950s, a time that […]


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Yet Another Reason to Hate the Internet this Year: Those Freaking Ad Redirects

It’s been a pretty crappy year for news about the internet. From the ongoing battle over net neutrality, to the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s shenanigans and the bitter friction of social networks, it sometimes seems hard to remember why we put up with it all (I personally do it because I like to collect […]

Batman v Superman Vintage Comics Fight: Place Your Bets

Fans have been having this debate about Batman vs Superman for a long time.  Long before the characters actually met in comics, film, or any other format, in fact. The first record I can find of it is a note that the Superman team had won the school soccer league in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, in May […]

You Will Never See a Jack Kirby Original Art Double-Page Spread This Cheap Ever Again

Rather tantalizingly captioned “For Your Personal Collection” in the upper left corner, this double page spread from Our Fighting Forces #155 by Jack Kirby and inker D. Bruce Berry is an interesting combination of two things that Kirby is well-known for: “Kirby Machines” and World War II.  Our Fighting Forces #155 was published by DC […]


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The Secret History of St. Patrick’s Day Debauchery

A few hours ago, Bleeding Cool’s erstwhile fun expert Baltimore Lauren tossed me a few pics from a pleasant St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl she was in the middle of, and she asked me to toss ’em into a post. Of course… it’s never quite that simple for me. I had to think about what […]