Dan Slott Lays Down The Case For A Non-White Spider-Man

A few years ago, I wrote an article, speculating that Marvel was to announce a black Spider-Man for the Ultimate line. It just felt like that something was in the air. The reaction was… let’s go with mixed. Then when it was actually announced, I wrote another that showed not much had changed. And now, with Marvel and Sony […]

Welcome, America, To Your New Wally West

This is your first look at the new Wally West, making his appearance, five years later, in next week’s Flash #30. It’s not the only familiar character making a reinvented return… For example, in Justice League United we also get a similarly reinvented Alanna Strange. And in Batman Eternal? Here’s the one you’ve all been […]

Fear Of A Black Human Torch

Louis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool. Okay not so much writes, but screams. Call me crazy, but I don’t remember the first adventure The Avengers went on being to repel an alien invasion that was co-masterminded with Loki. And I’m pretty sure that Rogue spent some time as a villain before joining The X-Men. And […]

Code Black – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is the co-founder of Milestone Comics and a current graphic novelist. He runs The Black Panel at San Diego Comic Con. And he now writes a weekly column for Bleeding Cool. In 1956 the two-year old Comics Code Authority (CCA) tried its best to stop EC Comics from publishing a particularly offensive comic […]

Will We Get A Black Wally West From DC Comics?

The Flash TV show is looking like giving us a more racially diverse central cast than we may have been expecting. Firstly we have DETECTIVE WEST – Late 40s to Early 50s – African American -Detective West is an honest, blue-collar cop who’s seen it all. A soulful, funny caring father to Iris, and a […]

Choosing The Colour Of Your Tombstone

When we ran panels from last week’s Superior Foes Of Spider-Man, featuring the origin of new supervillain Beetle, as the daughter of Tombstone, a few questions were asked. And the Marvel editor in question answered… @hermanos He’s not. WHat gave you the idea that we said he was? — Tom Brennan (@Brennanator) December 31, 2013 […]

“A Long Story Not Short” – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is the co-founder of Milestone Comics and a current graphic novelist. He runs The Black Panel at San Diego Comic Con. And he now writes a weekly column for Bleeding Cool. I was going to write ‘The Top Ten Black Superheroes Created By Black People” as a bookend to my article “The Top […]

Tuesday Runaround – Black Cosplayers But No Black Comic Writers

WHY DOES SUPERMAN NEED A MASK? When children’s hospital window cleaners cosplay… STAN ALIVE Heidi MacDonald goes to the Stan Lee Kids Universe launch event. The Kids UNiverse is produced in conjunction with 1821 Productions and thus far includes two titles: the very promising sounding KITTENS VS MONSTERS by Dani Jones and a game for […]

Harlem To Host Its First Black Comic Book Festival To Launch In January

On Saturday, January 12th from 10am to 4pm, The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture of Harlem, New York, will be launching their first Black Comic Festival. It is described as “a dynamic festival for young people that celebrates the rich tradition of black superheroes and features a screening of the film “White Scripts […]

The Thrill Of The Hunt – Valiant Black

Brock Dickinson of Millier Dickinson Blais Inc. writes; Last week, Valiant Entertainment released a limited edition promotional package for its upcoming Shadowman revival. The 12-page preview comic features a predominantly black cover inside a black envelope – hence its name “Valiant Black” – and saw one copy distributed to each of Valiant’s top 500 customers. Although […]

Understanding Ethnocrunching – How Racism Works In The Comic Industry

Brandon M. Easton writes for Bleeding Cool.  He is a current Thundercats and Transformers animation writer and recently had his first graphic novel, Shadowlaw, published. Part I: Business as Usual. A few weeks back, Rich Johnston published an article by Tim Hanley examining the employment numbers of White women, women of color and non-White men […]


Arriving in comic stores next week is a surprise item from Valiant Entertainment. One per retailer. Called Valiant Black. Retailers have already been asking each other what it is. Well, not only does Bleeding Cool know, but we also have a copy. And an iPad camera on which to open it to see what is […]

Isaac Perlmutter Gets The Press Attention He’d Rather Avoid

Even though he sold Marvel to Disney, multi-billionaire Isaac Perlmutter is one of the most powerful people in comics. Indeed, like Ben Kenobi, it may have only made him stronger. Now the largest single shareholder of Disney, he has been making his prescence known in the company, and the man who has tried to hide […]

A Very Black Superman

  Well I guess it is Super Black History Month. In a preview of Gene Ha’s work from an upcoming issue of Action Comics #9, the DC Source has shown us that the Superman of a parallel Earth isn’t the old white guy you might once have known, but a rather buff black man. Grant […]

Six Changes For Superman #1

Superman #1 by George Perez and Jesus Merino was published today by DC Comics. Now I’m no Supermanologist like some, but even I noticed some major changes, So armed with a scanner and access to Wikipedia, I tried to label a few… 1. Racebending Morgan Edge The Superman badguy media mogal, played by Rutger Hauer […]

Look, The Press Have Been Talking About Marvel Too

Marvel would like to remind you that the press have been talking about other comics as well as the DC Relaunch. Such as a certain Ultimate Spider-Man #1, in comic stores tomorrow. All sorts of websites, newspapers and TV shows. Including one called “The Coblert Report”. Yeah, I know, mote and beam, mote and beam. […]