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The Coldest City Sets Release Date

Focus Features has announced The Coldest City, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy will be released on August 11, 2017, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film, directed by John Wick co-director David Leitch, is based on the Oni graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart. It is set on the eve of the fall […]

Antony Johnston Teases The Return Of The Coldest City…

Can you feel the chill? The Coldest City is a graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, published in 2013 by Oni Press and intended to be the first in a series of books all set in Berlin during the Cold War. Well, Charlize Theron is attached to a movie adaptation of that book. So clearly […]

Antony Johnston Gives A Dose Of Writing Inspiration In Honor Of NaNoWriMo

I have participated in November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge in years past, and boy is it a challenge. While I’m not participating this year, I still enjoy browsing Twitter to see what others are talking about. I was pleasantly surprised to see that comic book writer extraordinaire Antony Johnston shared some wisdom with his followers […]

John Goodman To Visit The Coldest City

Actor John Goodman is in talks to join Charlize Theron and James McAvoy in The Coldest City, according to Deadline. The film, based on the Oni graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, is set on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall and centers on Theron’s Lorraine Broughton. She is ordered […]

James McAvoy And Charlize Theron Head For The Coldest City

According to Variety, James McAvoy will be joining Charlize Theron in The Coldest City, to be directed by John Wick co-director David Leitch. The film, based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, is set in November of 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It centers on Theron’s Lorraine […]

NYCC ’15: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Worlds

So much of a readers experience is based on how well the creators of comics handle world building. I’m sure you have a list of comics that transport you away from your everyday life to a fantastic unique world. Image Comics is an excellent publisher to rely on for that type of experience, so it […]

Antony Johnston’s The Coldest City To Be Film With Charlize Theron

Focus Features is moving forward with a film adaptation of the Oni graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart. The film will star Charlize Theron and be directed by John Wick’s David Leitch & Chad Stahelski from a script by Kurt Johnstad. The story is about a super spy (Theron) who, after an […]

Another Body Drops… In Space – Preview Image’s The Fuse #11

The Fuse #11 arrives this Wednesday, March 25th, taking on the fifth part of the “Gridlock” storyline, written by Antony Johnston, with art by Justin Greenwood. This cop drama set on a city-like space station has always found its own groove, focusing on the character-driven, and introducing us to strange new realities that feel, on […]


The Bleed Episode 13: Reading Pluto Vol. 1 With The Fuse’s Antony Johnston

By Joseph Kyle Schmidt The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors Joseph Schmidt and Sam Morse. The group meets Wednesdays on Google Hangout to discuss news, the latest comics, creator interviews and the pick of the week. It’s our last episode of the year before we take a break for the holidays and we’re going out […]

Things To Do In London If You Like Cool Image Comics

Writer of The Fuse and Umbral from Image Comics, Antony Johnston, will be having a grand signing on August 30th at Forbidden Planet Megastore, London, from 3 to 4PM. He will be celebrating the release of The Fuse: Volume One: The Russia Shift and Umbral: Volume One: Out of the Shadows. For The Fuse, there […]

Image Watch – Talking Umbral And ‘Playing With Magic Words’ With Antony Johnston

By David Dissanayake Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten’s fantastic series Umbral from Image Comics begins its second arc in today’s issue #7.  I’ve been a big supporter of this creative duo since Wasteland, one of the first ongoing series I started following on a regular basis. Worldbuilders of the highest order, the Johnston/Mitten duo bring […]

Bleeding Cool’s Purple-tastic Teaser For Umbral Book 2 Starting This Week

It’s nearly here–the second arc of Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten’s Image Series Umbral, arriving this comic book day to great anticipation titled “Killing the Sunrise”. And because he’s a lovely fellow, Antony Johnston has sent Bleeding Cool our very own teaser image that’s all ours. It’s swirly, and purple, and rather fantastic.  And here […]

4 Things About The Fuse Issue #2 – From Europe To The Ristovych Effect

By Alasdair Stuart I’m a mark for a good cop show. The rolling, cut corner speech patterns of Homicide: Life on the Street, the curious postmodern trajectory of Detective John Munch, the flotilla of Law & Order shows, I’m fond of all of them, the weirder the better. This means two things; firstly, in a […]

5 Things About Umbral Issue # 4 – From Pirate Ships To Clever Rascal

By Alasdair Stuart Umbral doesn’t just remain one of the best books on Image’s massively impressive current roster, it keeps getting better. The latest issue is crammed full of ideas, neat visuals and hugely confident, involving fantasy. I loved every panel, but here the 5 things I was especially fond of. 1.     ‘Space is proper […]

Image Reveals Riley Rossmo Variant Cover For The Fuse #2

As you might recall, we did a hefty interview with writer Antony Johnston just ahead of the launch of the new series The Fuse from Image Comics, and Johnston filled us in on the genre-mixing going on in this labor of love from he and artist Justin Greenwood, drawing on cop shows, crime procedurals, and […]

Antony Johnston Shares His Own Writers Notes For Umbral #3 With Bleeding Cool

By Alasdair Stuart Here we are again, with the writer’s notes for Umbral Issue # 3. I’m an absolute sucker for stuff like this as it’s always interesting to see behind the curtain, especially for a book as meticulously planned as this one. Although in this case, of course, what’s behind the curtain has very […]

5 Things About Umbral Issue #3- From Wrong Reactions to Mistwalkers

By Alasdair Stuart Image book Umbral has been impressive from the get go, but, as this issue shows, it’s definitely starting to pick up the pace, and scale, of events. The third issue does some classic arc plotting stuff; answering questions, providing new questions and shifting the plot up a couple of gears. It’s great […]


Antony Johnston Schools You On Reality Of Comic Book Marketplace

Antony Johnston (no relation) has a new Image comic book out, Umbral. He’s also been looking at the numbers coming in. On Tumblr, he writes, For Umbral #1, 70% of our orders came from less than 30% of Diamond accounts. That’s every store that ordered 10 or more copies. If you move that threshold up to […]