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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Did Tom King Just Kill Off Kite-Man in Batman #84? Hell Yeah…. (Spoilers)

Today sees Tom King’s penultimate issue of Batman, with Mikel Janin. Batman #84. And it’s not about Bruce Wayne – not directly. Instead, it’s the story of Thomas Wayne, the Flashpoint Batman, a man who lost his son at the hands of Joe Chill, a gunman on the streets of Gotham, and became a Bat. […]


The Daily LITG, 4th December 2019 – Happy Birthday Rafael Albuquerque

The Daily LITG, 4th December 2019 – Happy Birthday Rafael Albuquerque

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 Scott Snyder on Making Doomsday Clock Part of the DC Universe Again – “That’s Our Job. That’s What We’re Trying To […]

McDuffie Memorial Presentation

Charlotte McDuffie Asks People to Remember Dwayne McDuffie on #GivingTuesday

Charlotte McDuffie, widow of Milestone founder and Damage Control creator Dwayne McDuffie, writes to Bleeding Cool, Today is #GivingTuesday. Please consider a holiday season donation to #DwayneMcDuffie‘s gofundme, RT this link to help me spread the word, & encourage your followers to do the same? https://www.gofundme.com/f/dwaynemcduffiefund Thank you, Rich! -Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, aka Dwayne’s “McSpouse” […]



TEASE: A Very Familiar Comics Name Joins Bleeding Cool This Week

In 2009, Avatar Press hired me, Rich Johnston, to found Bleeding Cool, as Head Comics Writer. Then in 2016, they ruined everything by hiring Jude Terror as another Comics staff writer. Now we have had plenty of prominent contributors on the comic book side of Bleeding Cool over the years, from Donny Cates to Warren […]

Mark Stafford Draws an Evening Of Creepy Comics for the London Cartoon Museum

We mentioned it in Things To Do in London If You Like Comics – December 2019. An Evening Of Creepy Comics being held at London’s Cartoon Museum on the night of the 11th. Morbid Mark Stafford ( the Bad Bad Place), Chthonic Cathy Brett (Who Killed Jojo?), Necropolitan Douglas Noble (Jazz Creepers) and Diabolical Dan […]


Is This The Biggest Change Doomsday Clock Made to the DC Universe?

Doomsday Clock Clarifies Just Which State Metropolis Can Be Found In…

Where is Gotham? And where is Metropolis? Described as New York at night and New York by day, respectively, their location has been up in the air. Originally modelled on Toronto, New York City certainly became Metropolis’ greatest influence. However, it has been clarified – and contradicted – a few times. In Superman #2 in […]


Jeff Lemire’s Royal City Collection to Get Another Twenty Pages of Story

In July, Image Comics is going to publish a new collection of 2014’s Royal City by Jeff Lemire with a slight difference. Twenty new pages of story – that’s an entire issue’s worth – never seen before. Sucks to be an early adopter, right? Still, you’ll pay the price. Royal City Book 1: Revised & […]


A Look Back at Doomsday Clock, Ahead Of Its #12 Finale

The unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will have its final chapter, #12 is out in a couple of weeks, December 18th. Alongside everything else it seems. A double-sized final issue, it will join Tom King‘s final Batman, the end of Scott Snyder‘s Doom War, the launch of James […]

James Tynion IV's Plans For Batman, Lucius Fox and Luke Fox in 2020

James Tynion IV’s Plans For Batman, Lucius Fox and Luke Fox in 2020

Batman always plans, But then, so does his new writer, James Tynion IV, writing the ongoing Batman series in 2020 from DC Comics, starting with Batman #86. And in his newsletter, which everyone should be signed up to, he laid out plans from his pitch document. And it involves the characters of Lucius Fox and […]

The Daily LITG, 3rd December 2019 – Happy Birthday Joe Madureira

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 Scott Snyder on Making Doomsday Clock Part of the DC Universe Again – “That’s Our Job. That’s What We’re Trying To […]

Deals, Codes, and Codewords For Comics on Cyber Monday

It’s Cyber Monday and the comic book industry is up to its usual tricks. Here are a bunch of sites and code words still in use until at least midnight tonight in your respective territories… feel free to post more in the comments below. Devil’s Due – 20% off with GOBBLE-20 code. Midtown Comics – […]