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Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

I normally wait until the New Year is a little closer. Or even been. But I’m taking the kids ice skating today, and then going to a carol service, so you’ll have to behave. Here are the top 100 most-read stories on Bleeding Cool over the past year. Some may be surprising. Others less so. […]






All The Items Offered Today on Local Comic Shop Day 2019

Today is Local Comic Shop Day, when local comic shops (bricks and mortar only) get special deliveries of special items with variant covers, exclusive formats or early releases of certain items. See what is waiting for you in your local comic shop – if they are participating, that is. Here are a few doing even […]


John Layman is The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time, From AfterShock in February

John Layman is The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time, From AfterShock Comics in February

The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time launches in February, from John Layman, Karl Mostert and Dee Cunniffe. Here’s the solicitation: THE MAN WHO F#%&ED UP TIME #1 Writer: John Layman Artist: Karl Mostert Colorist: Dee Cunniffe Letterer: John Layman Cover: Karl Mostert w/ Dee Cunniffe 1:15 Incentive Cover: Larry Stroman Sean Bennett is just your […]


Late Paying Publishers in 2019 - AfterShock Comics

How Fast Do Publishers Pay in 2019 – AfterShock Comics?

It’s no secret that a number of comic book publishers are a little late in paying creators right now. You get a spate every few years or so. So I thought I’d do an audit on anyone I’d heard issues about. For the next few days, I will try and approach publishers and their creators […]


28 Free Comics for

28 Free Comics for Hallowe’en ComicFest on Saturday, October 26th 2019

This year, Halloween ComicFest (HCF) features a whole new selection of 28 comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated fall event taking place Saturday, October 26, 2019 at participating comic shops worldwide. Of the 28 titles available, 19 are Full Size and 9 are Mini Comics for fans to pick up and enjoy. All […]


Marvel Comics Still Dominated Marketshare-Per-Capita in April 2019 - if Not By 50%

Marvel Still Dominated Marketshare-Per-Capita in April 2019 – if Not By 50%

We’re totally doing this every month now. A Marketshare-Per-Capita chart. The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. This divides it by the number of titles they publish in that month. We’ve already looked at publisher marketshare in the North American direct market of comic book shops […]

Sebela and Vision Plan for ‘Trust Fall’ at Aftershock in June

Aftershock Comics will be launching a Trust Fall this June, the new title from Christopher Sebela and Chris Vision. Trust Fall takes a familiar super power, and turns it on its head a little. Ash Parsons was raised to believe she’s special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she’s the […]


Top and Bottom 5 Comics of August 29th, 2018: X-Men Soars, Nightwing Trips

We’ve come to the end of another week. The Hunt for Wolverine reached its Dead Ends, Rick and Morty fought D&D, and Nightwing, Daredevil, Batgirl, and Red Hood and the Outlaws all had annuals. What were the best and worst of the week? I dunno, I haven’t decided yet. Read it below to find out. Wins 1. X-Men: Blue #34 The House always […]

A Walk Through Hell #4 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia

A Walk Through Hell #4 Review: Another Shock Moment, and Another Triumph

We rejoin McGregor and Shaw remembering their interrogation of Carnahan. Their chief, Driscoll, tells them they need to find something to keep Carnahan on. The interrogation is a failure, and Carnahan is set lose. Worse yet, another of their suspects is found dead, killing another lead. In the present, they still have no clue where […]