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Bleeding Cool covers comics news and information from every angle: art, business, history, artists, writers, letterers, colorists, publishers, characters, cosplayers, collectors, readers, and fans.  And of course, the rumors of what’s coming next in comics put the never-say-never in neverending story.

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.


Wanted: Bryan Hitch, From Forbidden Planet

A while ago Bleeding Col reported on the X-Sanction #1 comic getting retailer specific variants, with the livery of comic stores printed on covers, if the store ordered enough of them. I never really saw the results… until now. With Forbidden Planet London using the Bryan Hitch cover expressly for a Bryan Hitch signing in […]

In One Week, In Two Weeks

Welcome to the future! Next week’s comics, listed today. And the preliminary list for Premier publishers for the week after that. Which means we can look forward to Glory #23 and Peter Panzerfaust #1 from Image and a new Glamourpuss from Aardvark Vanaheim. The week after it has to be Dark Horse Presents #9… cos […]

Ramona Fradon – Wonder Woman Of Comics

Funded by Kickstarter, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines is a film looking at the history of the character and her hostorical and cultural impact and will premiere at SZSW this year, including interviews with activists, action heroines including Lynda Carter and creators such as Gail Simone and Kathleen Hanna. Someone who my […]

Marvel Demands $17,000 For Gary Friedrich’s Ghost Rider Prints

Recently, Marvel triumphed in court against Gary Friedrich, the creator of Ghost Rider, as to whether any moneys or rights were owed to him from the use of the characters in movies, with the second movie starring Nicolas Cage on its way. And while the court decided that Marvel owe Gary nothing, they also decided […]

DC Comics To Launch Smallville Season 11 As Weekly Digital Comics

Last year, Bleeding Cool reported that Bryan Q Miller was to write Smallville Season Eleven novels, continuing the tale of the successful TV series after its conclusion last year. We were wrong. He is, in fact, writing Smallville Season Eleven comic books. To be published digitally. Weekly. Drawn by Pere Perez. With the chapters collected […]

Thursday Runaround: Marvel Math Vs DC Math

BostonWatch: Front page of the Boston Herald, yesterday. BBCWatch: Scottish vampire comic gets a little interest… Mandragora Productions/Invictus Films, which also operate from Glasgow, have a film option on the comic book story. School of the Damned by John Farman, Jim Devlin and Dave Alexander is described as a horror and gothic romance. The story […]

Wednesday Trending Topics: Bourne Again

Before seeing the trailer, I’d been thinking that Bourne without Bourne would seem to be a risky proposition at best. But it’s a good cast, and they seem to be setting the right tone here, so as long as they can hurdle the somewhat unusual mainstream marketing challenge (“Yes it’s called Bourne, no, Bourne is […]

Sacrifice Reaches Issue Three…

Sacrifice #3 continues Sam Humphries’ one man attempt to show that Diamond Comic Distribution is unneccesary with his self-distribution model… the next issue is out in select stores on February 15th. With Dalton Rose still on art, naturally there are plenty of covers. The FIRST PRINTING cover by Dalton Rose, limited to 1,100 copies, THE […]

Ordering More Saga #1 Than Justice League #1

Rick Shea of Famous Faces & Funnies in West Melbourne, Florida is interested in a new comic book. Saga, from Image Comics, written by one Brian K Vaughan and drawn by one Fiona Staples. But he has some concerns about other retailers. He writes for Bleeding Cool; As we are getting our Previews numbers together, […]

Preview: Avengers Vs X-Men #1 by John Romita Jr And Five Writers

Here you go folks. The first few pages of Avengers Vs X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker and John Romita Jr. Considering how open Marvel used to be with who was President, I notice it’s a little more mysterious now…bit of a Bendis signature that. Maybe it […]

Occupy Marvel? CEO Peter Cuneo To Speak At Executive Conference

UPDATE: It has been pointed out to me that Cuneo has not only left Marvel but has joined Valiant Entertainment. SOmeone should tell the conference who insist he is still CEO of Marvel. Peter Cuneo, CEO of Marvel Comics,  Valiant Entertainment, will be speaking at the Customer Experience Leadership conference of high level company executives.. […]

Want To Work For DC Comics? There’s A Digital Platform For That

Yesterday we looked at a couple of digital jobs as Marvel Comics. Well, it looks as if DC Comics is extending their employment into that area too… Time Warner, Inc. – Job details – DC Comics Production Designer The Production Designer will have frontline responsibility for the day-to-day implementation and execution of DC Entertainment’s brand […]


Twelve Thoughts About Twelve Comics – PunisherMAX, Deadpool, Batwoman, Superboy, Secret Avengers, Conan, Thief Of Thieves, Wolverine And The X-Men, Battle Scars, Demon Knights, Batgirl And Adventure Time

And with that, it ends. The Punisher, the MAX version of him at least, is dead. And the world moves on. Even as Nick Fury fights against it. This is a comic about endings. Solid, stone, unbreachable endings. But damn if Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon give us a new beginning at the end… and […]

Swipe File: Fallen Angel And Ruby Rocket

  On the left is the cover to Fallen Angel Reborn #3 from IDW, by Nick Runge from 2009. On the right is Ruby Leigh Young from well before that. And she’s not happy. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, […]


Buffy And Abortion

USA Today reports that in today’s issue of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 from Dark Horse Comics, Buffy shares her newly discovered status as a pregnant woman with her family and friends. She presumes that the vampire on-again-off-again lover Spike is the father, although there’s some plot-purposeful indecision about that. And hey, it may […]

Scott McDaniel Tells His Side Of The Static Shock Story

John Rozum recently talked about his problems as writer of Static Shock, citing that he was hardly writing the book, the actual work being split between artist Scott McDaniel and editor Harvey Richards, which is why he chose to walk off the book with issue 4, not wanting his name to be associated with work […]

Wednesday Runaround: All The Stan All The Time

PornWatch: The Nook and Kindle’s graphic novel section gets filled with… other stuff. Looking for recent issues of Eric Shanower’s award-winning Oz series on the Nook this weekend, I turned up a trove of XXX-men freely mixed in with the single-X variety. A hardcore “submissive erotica rape fantasy” was cuddled up right next to “The […]

Tuesday Trending Topics: The Amazing Spider-Man And The Avengers

I have to admit I thought it was a bad idea for Sony to debut The Amazing Spider-Man trailer barely more than a day after Marvel Studios detonated The Avengers trailer on Superbowl Sunday.  Bold move,  but they seem to have pulled it off admirably.  Reaction has been solid, the trailer looks good, and I’m […]