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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Jean-Marc Lofficier Revives 60s/70s European Teen Superheroes in New Collection,

We like to keep an eye on Jean-Marc Lofficier‘s Hexagon Comics USA line, European comics mostly written by Jean-Marc Lofficier, translated into English and distributed solely through his website, Amazon page or at conventions. Selling enough copies to make it more than worthwhile, as well as making certain comics available to a wider English speaking audience. Retailers can purchase […]

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No Matter What…Keep Going – The Rose Society

Eddie Klinker writes, I did it, I created a comic book! I wrote it, edited it, collaborated with an art team to bring it to life and I successfully funded it through crowdfunding. So now I am officially, a comic book author. I’ve loved this medium for so long and I dreamt of the day […]

Third Time the Charm for Strange Waters?

They say third time’s the charm, and we’re hoping they’re right. Whoever “they” are. My name is Jordaan Arledge! I started my company, Arledge Comics, in 2016 with a very simple mandate; to elevate queer, diverse voices while maintaining a family-friendly rating. I wanted to make sure that a 10-year-old could pick up one of […]

The Daily LITG, 12th October 2019 -

The Daily LITG, 12th October 2019 – Happy Birthday, Dan Abnett

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 20 most-read stories yesterday Marvel Make Selling “Celebrate Stan Lee” Comics a Firing Offense David Bowie Wanted to Play Rorschach in the Watchmen Movie – […]


Thomas E. Sniegoski’s Writer’s Commentary on Vengeance Of Vampirella #1

Thomas E. Sniegoski’s writer’s commentary on Vengeance of Vampirella #1, on sale now from Dynamite. Do you have a writer or artist’s commentary on your own work? Send it in… I’ve known Nick Barrucci, CEO/Publisher of Dynamite Comics, for a long time and we’ve talked about me doing some more Vampirella stuff here and there […]

Morbius, Batwoman, Scary Godmother and More Get Omnibuses in 2020

Ah the Omnibus, Oversized, overweight, overstuffed collections of comic books that can be used as weapons in the event of someone coming to steal them. And we have a look at a few coming from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Dynamite coming in 2020… Robin: The Bronze Age Omnibus Hardcover – April 28, 2020, 950 pages. The […]

How Much Did Mark Millar Sell Millarworld to Netflix For?

How Much Did Mark Millar Sell Millarworld to Netflix For?

Mark Millar sold his Millarworld publishing imprint to Netflix in the summer of 2016. Since then he has been a (very well paid) employee of Netflix, working on TV shows and new comic books, published by Image Comics but owned by Netflix. As a result, he has also been restricted from working on Kingsman, Kick-Ass […]

Marvel Comics to Publish Steranko is Revolutionary! King-Size Hardcover

Marvel Comics to Publish Steranko is Revolutionary! King-Size Hardcover

The King-Size hardcover range from Marvel Comics are extraordinarily over-sized hardcovers, that take up much of the comic book shops that sell them. Around twenty-two-inches high and fourteen inches wide, it’s hard to miss them in stores. Created and named to celebrate the work of Jack Kirby, they have published three volumes of his work […]

Take a Look at the Marvel Celebrates Stan Lee Comic Book (VIDEO)

Take a Look at the Marvel Celebrates Stan Lee Comic Book (VIDEO)

At the beginning of the week, Marvel Comics hosted a big Stan Lee Memorial event 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, […]



Archie Comics Creates Strips for National Coming Out Day

Archie Comics Creates Strips for National Coming Out Day

To mark National Coming Out Day (NCOD), the It Gets Better Project partnered with Archie Comics and Archie creator of Kevin Keller, Dan Parent, to create a series of strips dubbed #ABetterUniverse. In this world, everyone is met with love and support when they choose to disclose their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The comic series, […]

Gaming Company Asmodee to Publish New Marvel Novels in 2020

Gaming company Asmodee Entertainment has announced that Aconyte, their new fiction imprint, has secured a multi-year agreement with Marvel to create new prose stories based around Marvel’s comic book characters. The first novels are slated to appear in Fall 2020, in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook editions. This is the Asmodee Group’s third collaboration with […]

Marvel Comics to Publish Amazing Fantasy Omnibus - But Which Amazing Fantasy?

Marvel Comics to Publish Amazing Fantasy Omnibus – But Which Amazing Fantasy?

The comic book Amazing Fantasy, published by Marvel Comics in the sixties, is best known for its fifteenth issue that introduced the Amazing Spider-Man, by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee. But with that issue, the series ended and the character used to launch The Amazing Spider-Man after keen reader response. But there were fourteen other […]

Jonah Hex Bronze Age Omnibus Orders Cancelled, Resolicited Without the Bronze

Jonah Hex Bronze Age Omnibus Orders Cancelled, Resolicited Without the Bronze

We’ve told you that DC Comics seems to believe that adding the words Bronze Age to a title sees its numbers drop. We haven’t had official confirmation, but we have seen a few projects change names of the words ‘Bronze Age’, lose their prominence on the covers, or lose a unified look. The latest to […]


Warner Bros. Releases a New Batch of "Joker" Promotional Images

Bleeding Cool Explains the Ending of the Joker Movie

After watching the Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, directed by Todd Phillips, I thought the ending was pretty self-explanatory. But apparently there have been quite a number of ‘Ending Explained’ articles on other sites and I was asked if I would add another to the masses. Okay, I’ll give it a shot. The ending to […]


Spells On Wheels Vol 2, Will be Eventually Published by Dark Horse in June 2020

We recently reported on Dark Horse’s decision to cancel the solicited issues of Kate Leth, Megan Levens and Marissa Louise‘s sequel Spell On Wheels 2, in favour, as Leth stated, to be published as an original graphic novel. But when would that be? Turns out just under a year after the originally intended first issue […]