Literary hero Robert Langdon is bringing his conspiracy-cracking skills to NBC, with the network giving a production commitment to Langdon, a drama based on Dan Brown‘s best-selling thriller The Lost Symbol. Written and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Motive, Constantine), the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who finds himself […]
You’ll often see news of a comic store closure on Bleeding Cool. But what’s the big picture? At last year’s ComicsPRO retailer summit, Diamond Comic Distributors stated that comics sales in 2012 increased 16% from 2011′s figures, graphic novels increased 13%, merchandise increased 9% and total sales were up, a total increase of 14%. Oh […]
We tried to work out the top ten comics for 2013 sold to North America through Diamond Comic Distributors… and we got it fairly close. A few in the wrong order in the middle. Here’s the official chart below. Sales were up in 2013 on 2012, 9.04% in total, split between a rise of 10.22% […]
What happens if you take a bunch of Best Of Comics 2013 Lists from Amazon.com, Uproxx, Washington Post, Salon, Wired, AV Club, Time, Paste Magazine, CBR, Vice, io9, News OK, Digital Spy, Crave Online, Filth + Fabulations, Village Voice, Hollywood Reporter, Good Reads, Serial Optimist, Comics Alliance, What Culture, Newsarama and even Bleeding Cool? Then […]
Here, in reverse chronological order, are a number of 2013's more interesting posters. I selected these because I thought they communicated an interesting idea quickly or with great efficiency.
Image courtesy of The Outhousers. It’s midnight here in the UK, where Head Comics Writer Rich Johnston and Head Film Writer Brendon Connelly are toasting your health. Richard has champagne from Fortnums, Brendon has Mountain Dew. But the principle is the same. Bleeding Cool is coming up for its fifth anniversary, and there is so […]
Well, I'm glad the box office is so healthy (at this level at least) even while so many are stealing movies.
Twenty films, not many more than twenty customers. Some films found it hard to get a good crowd in during 2013. Here are the lowest grossing pictures of the year.
Lucky for some. Unlucky for everyone else. Okay, it’s another year, it’s another chance to nominate your favourites for the various different Rumour Awards categories. I’ll add my own, as will other Bleeding Cool contributors, and then come Boxing Day, we vote, with results on New Year’s Day. While other site will have “best comic” […]
Courtesy of Endymion Mageto, the Senior Cosplay Correspondent for Bleeding Cool, sixty-three cosplay shots from New York Comic Con 2013 day one. Do you recognise yourself? A friend? Tell us!
We’ve already heard that Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have left Flash for Detective Comics. And John Layman and Jay Fabok have moved on to… other DC projects. But no, not Catwoman. I understand there may be a lot of this. That DC Comics is launching some kind of Swapathon, where teams leave one book […]
So what have we learned from Marvel’s solicitations? Scarlet Spider ending so soon after Venom? Both titles had decent sales… something’s up. New Spider-related books for All-New Marvel Now in 2014? That’s what I’ve been hearing. • It’s over. Kaine did his best to be a hero. He failed. • What about Houston?! Who lives? […]
David Dissanayake, our Senior SPX Correspondent writes; Interviewing Small Press Expo’s executive director Warren Bernard made me more excited for SPX than I already was, and believe me, that is saying something. “This year is going to be totally f*^%ing Looney Tunes” says Warren, and he’s absolutely right. For those of you unfamiliar, SPX is […]
Tim Hanley writes; DC slipped down slightly while Marvel made a sizeable jump to retain the highest total of female creators yet again. We also take a look at the Top 300 comics from June and dig into how the Big Two compare to the rest of the comics industry. DC COMICS It was an […]
I am a big fan of Sam Kieth’s The Maxx and I am so happy that it’s coming back from IDW. But it’s not just old stuff made anew that’s caught me eye this month in IDW’s solicitations, Joe Hill and Charles P Wilson‘s The Wraith is set to be a standout now that Locke […]
Co-writer of Captain Marvel and, as of yesterday, co-writer of Fantastic Four, Christopher Sebela is now also co-writing Shadowman with ex-writer of Suicide Squad, and a line of Image comics, Ales Kot. Issue #13 of Shadowman will also lead into Shadowman #13X, free with October’s Bleeding Cool Magazine. Just saying. Oh and yes, Unity #1. […]
“Stan Lee grew up reading Superman and Batman comics, but he didn’t say, “When I get into comics, I’ve got the ultimate Batman story I want to write one day.” It was, “Hey, comics is an incredible place to make new things so that’s what I’m going to go do.”” – Brian K Vaughan Make […]
The DC solicitations for November are eeking out. One interesting aspect of the Zero Year crossover is that by telling early character stories, it gets away from revealing what may have happened to lots of the superheroes after Forever Evil. Until tomorrow at least. We get the new Harley Quinn monthly comic, starting with an […]
Data courtesy of Bleeding Cool’s Mark Seifert, based on some serious jigging around with Bleeding Cool page views. With the films and TV, Marvel won San Diego. Without them, it was an easy win for DC Comics. They say that comics play second fiddle to films, TV and games at San Diego Comic Con. I’ve […]
They did it again… but this time with a twist. Selected highlights from the end of the Eisner Awards held at San Diego Comic Con 2013. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGWiF126IF4[/youtube] And this is how it played out last decade…. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIDTTKdxbT0[/youtube]