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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TMNT 101, Star, Sabretooth, Marvels X and Dawn Of X Get Second Printings

TMNT 101, Star, Sabretooth, Marvels X and Dawn Of X Get Second Printings

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101 is getting a second printing for the 4th of March from IDW. And it will be joined by a plethora of Marvel titles, out for the 19th of February. Avengers #29 2nd Ptg McGuinness Var Doctor Doom #4 2nd Ptg Larroca Var Excalibur #5 2nd Ptg Asrar Var Dx Fallen […]


The Daily LITG, 16th January 2020 – Happy Birthday Jamie Coville

The Daily LITG, 16th January 2020 – Happy Birthday Jamie Coville

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 “Crisis” Management: The Flash Met [SPOILER] – Snyder Cut Soon? Marvel Editors Confirm “Big X-Men Crossover,” More X-Books, and New Class […]

LATE: Doom Patrol, Inferior Five and More

A few late comic books slipping down DC Comics’ pipe… Superman: Heroes #1 has slipped a week from the 29th of January to the 5th of February. As a result, Superman: Villains #1 has slipped from the 12th of February to the 19th of February. Inferior Five #5 has slipped further from the 1st of […]


Wednesday Comics

Wally West Gets Closer And Closer to a Big Sit Down (Flash Forward #5 Spoilers)

Bleeding Cool has a theory about the current Flash Forward series starring Wally West, trying to redeem himself for all those deaths in Heroes In Crisis, and then covering them all up. Because the series began with an empty Mobius chair. The chair had been empty since Dr Manhattan killed its previous occupants… …though in […]




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A4: Empyre Will Be a ‘Final Battle No One Saw Coming’

Marvel has yet another A4: Empyre teaser, which is eith a Fantastic Four/Avengers crossover or something to do with British imperial paper sizes. And has explained all the previous teasers… and we were pretty much there. A FINAL BATTLE NO ONE SAW COMING… Writers Al Ewing, Dan Slott and Valerito Schiti bring you 2020’s earth-shattering […]

Wednesday Comics

Pro-Life Or Pro-Choice? Avengers #29 Flips The Script (Spoilers)

Today’s Avengers #29 may be one of *those* comics, A kinda ‘what were you doing when you first read Avengers #29 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness’ moments. And not just because Blade is wearing a new super-space-suit formed entirely out of a Man-Thing. While the Black Widow gets her own new suit, the War […]

Wednesday Comics

The Batman’s Grave But Alfred Pennyworth Is Hilarious (#4 Spoilers)

We have collectively been enjoying Alfred Pennyworth’s mouthing off at Bruce Wayne and hi activities as Batman in The Batman’s Grave, from Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, a comic of Warren said in his last newsletter ‘I don’t think DC are completely aware they’re even publishing this book. So please do join us for more […]


Wednesday Comics

Damian Wayne – Baby Hitler? Legion Of Super-Heroes #3 Spoilers

In today’s Legion Of Super-Heroes #3, Jonathan Kent pops back in time to bring his bestest friend Damian Wayne back to the 31st Century with him. Who within minutes already wants to start making changes to the future. But maybe it’s the changes to his own near-future that he should be worried about. Because just […]

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Marvel Launches New iWolverine Comic Series For Iron Man 2020

Remember that time we talked about an upcoming Iron Man 2020 spinoff called Weapon.EXE in an Iron Man 2020 checklist that was suddenly censored in subsequent versions. We took it to be the continuation of the Weapon series about the other subjects of the Weapon series of experiments that began with Captain America, included Venom, […]

Wednesday Comics

Marvel Comics Invokes The Power Of The NHS in Valkyrie: Jane Foster #7 (Spoilers)

Today’s Valkyrie: Jane Foster #7 has a plethora of doctors, who are also superheroes. It becomes quite a thing with Dr Jane Foster, Valkyrie, Doctor Strange, Night Nurse and Dr Hussain – Excalibur. But it gets really freaky as the threat they are fighting twists and turns to reflect their joint professions. And to beat […]

The Daily LITG, 15th January 2020 – Happy Birthday Scott Snyder

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 Marvel’s Punisher Skull Now Used For QAnon Recruitment “Crisis” Management: The Flash Met [SPOILER] – Snyder Cut Soon? DC Unclassified: When […]

Hulking (and His Parents) Join A4: Empyre Teasers From Marvel

Another night, another few teasers for A4: Empyre reaching back into Marvel’s cosmic past. We had the Celestial Madonna, yesterday… A CELESTIAL UNION The Celestial Madonna heralded the Celestial Messiah…  …now we have the aftermath of the Kree/Skrull War… AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE The Aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War led to an unholy alliance… And for […]

FOC Cover Stories – Jamie McKelvie’s Alienated And More

Ahead of final Order Cut-Off, a number of publishers release new covers, sometimes tiered to orders of other comics or cover to help boost their numbers. And Bleeding Cool collects them all to be browsed through… and we begin with a new cover to Si Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose‘s Alienated #1 by our good friend […]

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Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev Launch Event Leviathan Sequel – Checkmate – in April

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are returning to Event Leviathan for a sequel 6-issue series, Event Leviathan: Checkmate   The results of the Event Leviathan miniseries established a new world order among the espionage agencies of the DC Universe, now united under the single banner of the mysterious Leviathan! Leviathan has agents and acolytes […]