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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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 […]





The Wrestler Looking to Save a Comic Store in Tacoma, Washington From Closing

The Wrestler Looking to Save a Comic Store in Tacoma, Washington From Closing

At the end of September, Destiny City comics of Tacoma, Washington, posted the following, all-too-familiar news, Well, it’s been a blast! Sorry folks but Destiny City Comics will be closing shop by October 31. Stay tuned for more announcements on big liquidation sales as we get closer to that date. Still taking your orders on […]


A Modest Proposal to Deal With the Gary Glitter/Joker Movie Problem

A Modest Proposal to Deal With the Gary Glitter/Joker Movie Problem

During a prominent scene in the Joker movie, Arthur Fleck struts down the steps we have previously seen him struggling to walk up, to the backing track of the song Rock And Roll Part 2, performed and co-written by Gary Glitter. It’s a song that, in the UK, is not played anymore. Gary Glitter, one […]

A New “Crisis” For DC Comics in 2020, Ahead of 5G

In June, Bleeding Cool first ran the news that DC Comics was preparing to publish something called 5G, leaking out of a private DC Comics staffers discussion group. We just didn’t know what it was. During the DC Nation presentation at New York Comic Con, where Bleeding Cool was able to get screengrabs of the […]





Spawn #302 Comes Back Down to $2.99 - and Gets a New Todd McFarlane Cover

Spawn #302 Comes Back Down to $2.99 – and Gets a New Todd McFarlane Cover

We thought for a minute we had lost it. Spawn #302 was solicited as a $3.99 comic book. The only remaining Image Comics title at that price point, and the only one amongst the main comic book publishers, aside from Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo comic books over at DC Comics. SPAWN #302 WRITER: Todd McFarlane ARTIST: Jason […]

House Of X #1 and Powers Of X #1 go to Fifth Printings

House Of X #1 and Powers Of X #1 Go to Fifth Printings

Okay, so, I am drunk. Just saying. Met an uncle in town, I’m a bottle of wine and a G&T in, and any hangover is still a way off. Advice is appreciated. And the spellchecker will be working overtime. Let’s keep this brief, shall we? House Of X #1 and Powers Of X #1 have […]

Moving Stories For Comic Stores in Alabama, California, Sale and Hereford

Arsenal Comics has seen its Newbury, California  store move to a new location, 1610-1 Newbury Rd, and had a grand reopening party as a result. Of course’ it’s useful to explain such a move to regular customers in a fashion that they will most readily understand. And got Russell Dauterman, Scott Koblish and Bill Morrison […]