Author: Rich Johnston

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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Forge Fund-Supporting Comics to Get New Logo in Diamond Previews

Forge Fund-Supporting Comics to Get New Logo in Diamond Previews

At the Diamond Retailer Breakfast at New York Comic Con, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Lion Forge had announced plans to expand a vital safety net for the comic book direct market by establishing The Forge Fund in partnership with Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). Lion Forge will donate $100,000 of seed money to […]

Only Adults With Children Allowed in Brooklyn's Loot Comic Shop

Only Adults With Children Allowed in Brooklyn’s Loot Comic Shop

Back in August, Bleeding Cool reported on Loot, a new comic shop in Brooklyn with a difference. At the time we wrote, Founder of the store – and of Fancy.com – Joe Einhorn has explained that he wants to form a creative space where children could be introduced to the world of comics as he used to when […]



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First Look at the Women of Firefly: The Sting Original Graphic Novel

Firefly: The Sting by Delilah S. Dawson, Pius Bak, Serg Acuña, Richard Ortiz, Hyeonjin Kim, Rodrigo Lorenzo and more will be Boom’s first Firefly original graphic novel that sends the women of Firefly on the ultimate heist, arriving in stores November 2019. Saffron, the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide (as […]



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Alan Davis Launches Tarot From Marvel Comics in January 2020

I’ve always enjoyed Alan Davis‘ writing. Whether on Excalibur, Wolverine or ClanDestine, he’s shown real writing chops, albeit ones that rarely get exercised, outside of the storytelling skills of his exceptional artwork. Well, in January, along with a bunch of new launch titles, he will have a chance to show off. Because today, Marvel released […]

Daily Mail Runs a Story About Dan Slott's Tweets About the Joker Movie

Daily Mail Runs a Story About Dan Slott’s Tweets About the Joker Movie

You wouldn’t find it out of place to find a Bleeding Cool article about Dan Slott‘s tweets. But it seems we were beaten by it by none other than the Daily Mail. Who decided that his status as a Marvel Comics writer made his opinions about the Joker movie headline worthy for their readers. The […]


More Details for the Return of Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez

More Details for the Return of Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez

Bleeding Cool scooped all on the news that Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez are bringing back their comic book Old Guard, about a captain leading a small group of soldiers working as mercenaries through the ages, to Image Comics in December with a new series, The Old Guard: Force Multiplied. Just ahead of it being released as […]



Singing in the Rain in Soho Square for Kirstyfest 2019

#NotComics: This Sunday, Soho Square saw the annual KirstyFest celebration. Where fans of the late singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl gather around her bench to sing her songs, then head to the pub to do similar with acoustics and, in this case, out of the rain. Here’s a little video of what went down. Kirsty MacColl recorded […]

The Daily LITG, 14th October 2019, Happy Birthday

The Daily LITG, 14th October 2019, Happy Birthday Cam Kennedy

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 12 most-read stories yesterday Epic Games Trolls Fans By Ending “Fortnite”, Causes Twitch Errors “Oathbreaker” Ban List Updated – “Magic: The Gathering” Violent Trump Video […]

An Eleven-Year-Old Girl Speaks Out About The “Fortnite” Crash

Alice Johnston is the eleven-year-old daughter of Bleeding Cool founder Rich Johnston and she really likes Fortnite. Today, she writes her first article for Bleeding Cool. Fortnite, the game with approximately 250 million players across the entire world, has shut down and I do not know when it coming back. Before this horrible disaster, they […]

Moira MacTaggert Will Get Her Own Comic in Dawn Of X

Moira MacTaggert Will Get Her Own Comic in Dawn Of X

Jonathan Hickman has been answering questions about a certain comics about over at Adventures In Poor Taste, following the conclusion of last week’s Powers Of X and before this week’s launch of X-Men. Along the way we learnt; The door marked GALM in Krakoan was meant to be MARS, and they got the look of […]

Bookstores Will Sell More Comics Than Comic Stores in 2019

Bookstores Will Sell More Comics Than Comic Stores in 2019

ICV2 recently ran a presentation to the comic book industry, ICv2 Insider Talks 2019 – The Future of Comics in the Age of Streaming, with a keynote speech from founder Milton Griepp that had two major takeaways. The first is that kids comics – stuff like Dav Pilkey‘s Dogman, Raina Telegemeir‘s Guts and Shannon Eric […]

House Of X and... White Nationalism?

House Of X and… White Nationalism?

Last week saw the final issue of Powers of X #6 by Jonathan Hickman and RB Silva, and the conclusion of the weekly run for the last three months between that title and House Of X, setting up the new Dawn Of X titles. It saw Charles Xavier abandon his dream of integration of mutantkind […]