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Whether you’re here to get the latest rumors regarding Marvel or DC Comics (or… any other publisher, in fact), check out some comic book reviews, learn about comics history, find out what collectors are paying for important vintage comics, or check out what’s coming up from your favorite creators, the BC Comics section can help.


Lion Forge Drops The Beat

Lion Forge Breaks With The Beat

Back in October 2017, it was announced that Lion Forge had acquired (whatever that means) comic industry veteran Heidi MacDonald‘s comics news and reviews blog, Comics Beat or The Beat. It was announced that Heidi would remain Editor-in-Chief, while Lion Forge owner David Steward II would become publisher, and the site would fall under the newly […]




The Daily LITG, 24th January 2020, Happy Birthday Mike Armstrong

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 10 most-read stories yesterday Marvel Studios Greenlights 2 Unannounced TV Series [SCOOP] “Solar Opposites”: Hulu, “Rick and Morty” Duo’s New Series Lands in May Marvel […]

Firefly #13 -- "This Issue Will Likely Tweak Your Inner Browncoat"

Firefly #13 — “This Issue Will Likely Tweak Your Inner Browncoat”

(Boom! Studios, creative team: Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Francesco Segala, Jim Campbell) If you’re a fan of this franchise — and many people are — this issue will likely tweak your inner Browncoat as Captain Mal Reynolds becomes an unexpectedly effective lawman way out on the corporate-dominated frontier. The issue stays close to Reynolds, […]


Black Terror #4 — “So Many More Bodily Fluids Than You Could Ever Want”

(Dynamite Entertainment, creative team: Max Bemis, Ruairi Coleman, Brittany Pezzillo, Taylor Esposito) What is this? With a nonsensical ending and so many more bodily fluids than you could ever want, to call this issue “baffling” would be kind. The Black Terror is a Superman-class extrahuman with swords, so he should be the coolest thing running. […]


REVIEW: Heist How To Steal A Planet #3 -- "Numerous Wicked Twists Of Misdirection"

REVIEW: Heist How To Steal A Planet #3 — “Numerous Wicked Twists Of Misdirection”

(Vault Comics, creative team: Paul Tobin, Arjuna Susini, Vittorio Astone, Saida Temofonte) With numerous wicked twists of misdirection, a determined forger, a highly wanted scoundrel, a discontented socialite and more misfits start a lengthy and complex plan to, well, steal an entire freaking planet. It’s a clever plan, actually, and it gets a kooky spanner […]

Star Wars Action Figure Variants Collected in $10 One-Shot in April

Marvel Finally Publishes a Comic That’s Nothing But Variant Covers

Well, they’ve finally done it. Marvel has finally come to the inevitable conclusion that if you give a comic enough variant covers, it doesn’t really matter what’s inside. And so, in April, Marvel will publish a comic that consists of nothing but variant covers. Over a hundred of them, in fact. It’s a glorious moment […]

REVIEW: Batman #87 -- "A Thrill Ride With Breathtaking Moments"

REVIEW: Batman #87 — “A Thrill Ride With Breathtaking Moments”

(DC Comics, creative team James Tynion the 4th, Guillem March, Tomeu Morey, Clayton Cowles) Well! A squad of lethal professional killers are in Gotham for reasons the Bat is trying to decipher, and it makes for some impressive set pieces. Lucius Fox snarkily sits in the chair (much like his son does for the Batwoman […]

Sabrina #1 and Betty and Veronica YA OGN in Archie Comics April 2020 Solicitations

Archie Comics will be launching a new Sabrina: Teenage Witch series as part of their Archie Forever line, Archie’s first-ever original young adult graphic novel, Betty and Veronica: The Bonds Of Friendship, and a gaming special, Archie & Friends: Geeks And Games, including the game, Forknite… here are Archie Comics’s April 2020 solicitations ARCHIE ARCHIE AND […]

Marvel to Publish a Comic by Robert Kirkman and Mark Millar in April

What are Robert Kirkman and Mark Millar Doing in Marvel’s April Solicitations?!

April sees the launch of a new Marvel Zombies mini-series, Marvel Zombies Resurrection, not to be confused with Marvel Zombies Resurrection, the one-shot that came out last year. Try to follow along here. But that’s not the only Marvel Zombies comic hitting stores in April. Yes, the upcoming super-mega-crossover event Empyre with a Y may […]

The Age of Khonshu Begins as Moon Knight Takes on the Avengers in April

Age of Khonshu Begins, Avengers Fall as Moon Knight Comes to Avengers in April

A lot of Marvel readers have been getting tired of all the cliche heroes vs. villains stuff that permeates comic books these days. Remember back in the good old days when heroes fought other heroes like god intended? Civil War. Avengers vs. X-Men. X-Men vs. Inhumans. Civil War 2. Outlawed. Oh, wait that one hasn’t […]


Dynamite to Publish The Art of Luis García Hardcover

Dynamite to Publish The Art of Luis García Hardcover

Following The Art of Ramona Fradon, The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross, The Art of Howard Chaykin, Art of Atari, Undisputed Street Fighter, The Art of Vampirella, The Art of Jose Gonzalez, Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art and more, Dynamite Entertainment is publishing a new volume celebrating the art of the late Luis García. […]

Carol Danvers to Lose Shirt in Poker Game with Wolverine in April’s Captain Marvel #17

Carol Danvers to Lose Her Shirt in Poker Game with Wolverine in April’s Captain Marvel #17

Captain Marvel #17 hits stores in April, and as Marvel’s April solicitations reveal, Carol Danvers will apparently play poker with an all-star guest lineup featuring Wolverine, Monica Rambeau, Spider-Woman, Hazmat, Jessica Jones, and Ms. Marvel. The solicitation claims that Carol will “lose her shirt” in the game, but we’re going to assume that’s a metaphor […]

Dynamite Can't Get Todd McFarlane - So They Have The Next Best Thing

Dynamite Can’t Get Todd McFarlane – So They Have The Next Best Thing

Dynamite Entertainment would like to get Todd McFarlane to do their covers. They would. But Todd McFarlane is a) busy b) an Image Comics founder c) is not entirely sure who Dynamite Entertainment are. So instead, Dynamite has got Adam Gorham and Michael Garland to create a bunch of Todd McFarlane swipes – or homages […]

Empyre with a Y So Big it Requires It’s Own Handbook

A4: Empyre with a Y, a Super-Mega-Crossover Event So Big it Needs It’s Own Handbook

When it comes to super-mega-crossover events, bigger is always better. If a super-mega-crossover event doesn’t rock the Marvel Universe to its foundations leaving nothing ever the same again, what good is it, really? Likewise, everybody knows that any super-mega-crossover event worth its salt will have dozens of tie-ins and spinoff mini-series and feature an enormous […]