BuildingWatch: The massive warehouse that Diamond Comic Distributors rents in Olive Branch, has been sold for twenty-one million dollars to AREA Property Partners. BribeWatch: Wired describes Marvel’s exchange of a rare variant cover for destroyed copies of DC’s Flashpoint spinoffs as a “bribe” to destroy DC comic books. StageWatch: Powerless is a superhero comic book […]
Author: Rich Johnston
You know there’s been a lot of fuss in the news (and especially the American news it seems) about riots in England. Truth is, it hasn’t affected 99% of people. Most cities have seen no trouble at all. And even where there have been problems, it’s been localised to certain areas and streets. That’s not […]
Here is the big cover image from Stan Lee’s Romeo And Juliet: The War, to be published by 1821 Comics in November. And here is an image by Marek Okon for ImagineFX, as part of an article on how to create sci-fi images, with a how-to guide. Looks like someone followed that guide a little […]
And she’s back in the mohawk too. The new Astonishing X-Men team, starting in November, from Marvel. Why am I suddenly getting flashbacks to Uncanny X-Men #201?
Scott Lobdell, upcoming writer of Red Hood And The Outlaws, Superboy and Teen Titans, writes for Bleeding Cool; There has been a lot of talk recently about Women In Comics… but what is even more exciting is seeing what some of these incredibly talented women do outside of comics. Today I am thinking of one […]
For every 25 copies of Legion: Secret Origin #1 by Paul Levitz and Chris Batista, comic book retailers can order a bag of 50 Legion of Super-Heroes Promotional Flight Rings. The idea is they can give them away with the comic… or sell them… or whatever they want really. So not only do you get […]
This weekend, I bought my six year old daughter the new Lil’ Endless Storybook by Jill Thompson. Today she has mostly been drawing Despair and Barnabas. I’d love to by her something featuring Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman. Just saying. In case any beancounters are reading.
Photo taken by Australian artist Emily Jackett, in Hackney in the East End of London.
In three week’s time, DC begins to publish all its superhero DCU (DC Universe) books as day-and-date digital, selling them on the same day in digital format as well as print, via their ComiXology App. Today however, Marvel have snuck in there first with a different offering. Making all their digital comics available on the […]
There’s an October solicitation for a Fantastic Four poster by Joe Quesada that is blacked out in the Marvel Previews. Which is really handy for shops thinking about ordering it. Well, I think this is it. The cover to Fantastic Four #600, presumably. And it was blanked out for a reason.
Phil Hampton of Comics Academy writes for Bleeding Cool; This is with a message of hope for the future. Or rather it’s a call for a change of focus to give this great industry a long and prosperous future. And the good thing is that, whether you’re a creator, retailer, publisher or consumer, you can […]
Not enough people remember than Steve Ditko and Will Murray created Squirrel Girl. A superhero with a big tail and the ability to control squirrels which, en masse, proved a rather powerful adversary. Rediscovered by Dan Slott for Great Lakes Avengers, she was an anachronistic, happy go lucky character who could, apparently, take down Galactus […]
There has been a lot of death in comics of late. Marvel even promised a death every quarter at one point. From Captain America to Batman to Ultimate Spider-Man to Aquaman to Bucky to… well, you get the idea. Usually they are played out as last-page-of-the-issue, shock horror, cliffhanger ending, albeit one teased for days […]
Okay, be warned there are spoilers here. Minor ones for Iron Man and Thor. And a major character-affecting one for Captain America. And an episode-ending one for Spider-Man. I’ll do the first two first, if you’re still around for Captain America, well, you only have yourself to blame. It’s the end of the world as […]
Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm: A Derrick Storm Mystery is the story within the story in comic book form, by Brian Bendis, Kelly Sue deConnick and Lan Medina, published next month by Marvel… And it doesn’t stop there, we also hear how a Marvel character will be appearing in Castle later this year, too. But for […]
From Avatar’s sister company Boundless… today sees the launch of War Goddess #0 by Mike Wolfer and Pow Rodrix… here’s some solicitation and preview… Boundless unleashes our second on-going monthly series, written by Mike (Lady Death) Wolfer and featuring a whole new World that is populated by re-imagined versions of some of the most popular […]
The new issue of Fear Itself gives us a look at things to come. Thor being given a lift home after a heavy night’s mead drinking, a bridge and Iron Man mixing up a potion with Merlin. But will it be alcoholic? And then we have a look at some other tie ins… Comics courtesy […]
May 2002 – Wizard “Mignola promises that we’ll find out exactly where Hellboy comes from and to whom he’s directly related to soon enough. ‘I’m going to explore all of this in detail in the next full length Hellboy mini-series, Hellboy in Hell,’ explains Mignola. June 2002 After seeing Lord of the Rings I realized […]
Despite the wishes and advice from police and local service, the owners of A Place In Space in Croydon have got back into their premises. While fire did blaze down the street as a result of rioting, it stopped next door and A Place In Space has, very luckily emerged with full undamaged stock and […]
ByrneWatch: The cover to Cold War #3 from IDW by John Byrne. VillainWatch: DC’s The Source unveils some new villains appearing in issue 3s of the relaunch. 52Watch: The New 52 as seen by Art Balthazar in upcoming Teen Titans and previewed in Time Out Chicago. CensorWatch: The iPhone and the iPad seem to have […]