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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Today's Amazing Spider-Man #31 Narrows the Odds of Kindred's Identity (Spoilers)

Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #31 Narrows the Odds of Kindred’s Identity (Spoilers)

Kindred, as seen in recent Amazing Spider-Man comics by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley, once upon a time, was a human who died and went to hell. He became a demon and climbed the ranks of hell. He began torturing Mysterio in hell, and seemed to possess a mutual familiarity with Peter Parker, Spider-Man, referring to him as “Pete”. Telling […]




Things to Do in London If You Like Comics, October 2019

The Daily LITG, 9th October 2019 – Happy Birthday, Matt Wagner

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. If you are getting over your New York Comic Con hangover… The 11 most-read stories yesterday Is Rob Liefeld Going to Sue Marvel Comics? Jonathan Kent […]

Tomorrow, Red Sonja Discovers Cheeseburgers – and Claims Them All

Vampirella/Red Sonja #2 is out tomorrow from Jordie Bellaire and Drew Moss, with colours and letters by the Double Rebecca team of Rebecca Nalty and Becca Carey and published by Dynamite. In which Red Sonja, brought to the modern-ish age finds herself bathed, towelled and in bed surrounded by cheeseburgers. She has never had a […]

Stan Lee Tribute Comic Book From Last Night About to Sell For Over $300 on eBay

Stan Lee Tribute Comic Book From Last Night About to Sell For Over $300 on eBay

Marvel Comics hosted a big Stan Lee Memorial event last night at the New Amsterdam theatre in Manhattan. With plenty of comic book creators still in town for New York Comic Con, it became a big thing with the likes of Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, Ming-Na Wen, Joe Quesada, Bob Layton, Todd McFarlane, […]

Watch Out, Watch Out, There are Powers Of X #6 Finale Spoilers About

Watch Out, Watch Out, There are Powers Of X #6 Finale Spoilers About

It is true. Tomorrow sees the release of the finale of the Jonathan Hickman-written House Of X/Power Of X two-series-that-are-one with Powers Of X #6, titled House Of X. It will lead into the new Dawn Of X titles. And it is already being spoiled all over the place. So turn off your internet. Stay […]


DC Comics' 5G is Definitely Still a Thing

Some Potential DC Comics 5G Gossip From New York Comic Con

A Bleeding Cool reader writes with what they saw as possible confirmation to the DC Comics 5G gossip that Bleeding Cool has been running for the past few days. Looking at a relaunch of a number of major DC Comics titles with a new character in the lead, taking on the role. Which would also […]

Will Teen Lantern Take Over The Green Lantern Comic in 2020?

Gossip: Will Teen Lantern Take Over The Green Lantern Comic in 2020?

Okay, so this week has been a little busy, DC Gossip-wise aftr we began running  with the DC Comics Timeline. A new 60-year history of the DC Universe, with some time-twisting shenanigans along the way (thanks to Zero Hour, Crisis and Doomsday Clock), but showing us four distinct generations of DC Comics history. And realising that 5G meant the fifth generation of DC Comics […]

Howard Starl's Moment of Glory From Big Hero 6

Howard Chaykin’s Moment of Glory From Big Hero 6 With Monark Starstalker

From last week’s Marvel Comics #1001, full of one-page vignettes that didn’t make it into Marvel Comics #1001, but provided the meat for the Masked Raider time-twisting sandwich of that issue. Monark Starstalker by Howard Chaykin. The one person he knows is his creator, Howard Chaykin himself – who celebrated his birthday yesterday. Monark Starstalker […]

Speculator Corner: Hellmouth #1 Is Selling For Up To $100

Speculator Corner: Hellmouth #1 Is Selling For Up To $100

  Boom Studios is launching what they’re calling the “first-ever Buffy and Angel comic book event” tomorrow with Hellmouth #1 and as we’ve seen with Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Absolute Carnage this year, event comics are big business – which is why we warned you about Hellmouth being an overlooked hit over a month […]

Whizzing Through Extinction Rebellion London

Cycling Through Extinction Rebellion on a Morning in London (VIDEO)

As mentioned yesterday, Jamie Hewlett‘s icons and designs for the Extinction Rebellion protest, happening in London this week as well as many other locations around the world, went up on the side of the Houses of Parliament last night. This morning it was a little light for that, but I cycled through the closed-off streets […]

The Daily LITG, 8th October 2019 - Happy Birthday, Moose Baumann

The Daily LITG, 8th October 2019 – Happy Birthday, Moose Baumann

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. If you are getting over your New York Comic Con hangover… The 10 most-read stories yesterday Jonathan Kent To Be The New Superman For DC Comics? […]


Jamie Hewlett Creates New Work For Protest Group Extinction Rebellion

Jamie Hewlett Creates New Work For Protest Group Extinction Rebellion

Tomorrow, Bleeding Cool hopes to report live from the Extinction Rebellion protests happening in London again. I did my bit by not flying to New York Comic Con. Also I cycle everywhere now, eat less meat, shop local and I reused a TARDIS, rather than let it be sent to the landfill. But Jamie Hewlett […]

David Tennant's Doctor to Meet Jodie Whittaker's Doctor in 2020

David Tennant’s Doctor Who to Meet Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in 2020 – in the Comics

Over the weekend, Doctor Who comic book writer Jody Houser had some news about the second year of the Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor series, starting in January, just after the Krampus-fighting Christmas Special two-parter in November and December (or both in November for Local Comic Shop Day participants.) Titan Comics’ deal with BBC Worldwide […]

Todd McFarlane will Draw a 5-Page Story in Spawn #301 - and More Besides

Todd McFarlane will Draw a 5-Page Story in Spawn #301 – and More Besides

We mentioned at the weekend that Todd McFarlane had got the bug for drawing his comic book stories again after Spawn #300 and #301. We don’t know how long this will last, but he talked about eking his way back into drawing more and more Spawn himself Spawn #302 will now feature interior art by […]