brian bolland


Image Comics to Pulp 3,000 Copies of The Art Of Brian Bolland, Unless…

In 2008, Image Comics published the phenomenal hardcover volume, The Art Of Brian Bolland, celebrating and reflecting the comic book artwork of one of the medium’s true masters, Brian Bolland. It cost $50. Often referred to as the “artist’s artist,” Brian Bolland has spent the last quarter century producing some of the most memorable and […]

Brian Bolland’s Classic Wonder Woman Cover

It was 1992 and Wonder Woman was about to go through a change. George Perez had wrapped up the War of the Gods in issue #62 and with it his run as writer on the series. The baton was being passed to William Messner-Loebs and the mighty Amazon was living the island. The interior artist […]

Brian Bolland’s Iconic Joker Becomes New Statue

One of the most iconic comic book covers ever has been turned into a statue by DC Collectibles. Brian Bolland’s cover from Batman: The Killing Joke has been turned into a 1/6th scale statue standing 13″ inches tall. It was sculpted by David Giraud and will be available July 2017. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan […]

Kevin Conroy And Mark Hamill Confirmed for Killing Joke Animated Film

Batman: The Animated Series veterans Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles as Batman and the Joker in an upcoming DC Animated Universe direct-to-video adaptation of The Killing Joke. As first confirmed by Comic Book Resources, the two will return and be joined by veteran Batgirl voice Tara Strong, reprising Barbara Gordin, with […]

It’s All Right To Steal It, It’s Only A Comic…

Benjamin Kay writes, It’s nothing new when an image from a comic book is appropriated by its lofty fine-art cousin. A recent example involves a piece that has seen plenty of art-world exposure since 2007. Logs From the Black Forest is a celebrated work by established British artist Steven Claydon. It pinches a drawing straight […]

Next Week… I’ll Be At London Super Comic Con. Will You?

It’s my gaff. My manor. My part of the world. The London Super Comic Con, the largest comic convention in the UK that’s dedicated to comic books, is happening next weekend at the ExCel Centre. Bob Layton once told me that he earned more money at that show than any other. It’s where the wallets […]

Gosh Comics And Brian Bolland Create ‘Gaze Into The Fist Of Dredd’ Print

Appearing in 2000AD #227 during the Judge Death Lives storyline, this Brian Bolland image of Judge Dredd has been used over and over and over, over the years. Now Gosh Comics in London, 2000AD in Oxford and Brian Bolland in the nethersphere have created the following signed print Limited to 200 copies and signed by […]

Brian Bolland Talks Killing Joke, Past, Present And Future

The other day we ran a snippet of a then-upcoming interview with Brian Bolland in Russia, from the website spidermedia.ru in which he talked about a possible sequel to The Killing Joke, his classic Batman story with Alan Moore. The full interview has now run, including further mention of a Killing Joke sequel, and how Bolland […]

DC Asked Brian Bolland For A Killing Joke Sequel

Brian Bolland is currently in Russia for the KomMissia comic convention. Well, the folk from ex-pirate comics site Spider-Media.ru were on hand to ask the man what’s up, and will run an interview with him tomorrow. But they wanted to get one question-and-answer out of the way. Just as Dark Knight is getting a threequel, […]

Brian Bolland, Art Adams, Max Brooks And More Now Coming To London Super Comic Con In March…

The London Super Comic Con has released a bunch more comic attendees at the show… oh look, Max Brooks, Garth Ennis, Kieron Gillen… you can see that Bleeding Cool’s publisher must be in attendance! The new names are Arthur Adams, Simone Bianchi, Brian Bolland, Max Brooks, Mark Buckingham, Joyce Chin, Garth Ennis, Kieron Gillen, Adi Granov, Tabitha Lyons, Ron Marz, Ireland Reid, Esad Ribic, David Roach, Laura Sindall, Rachel Stott, David Wachter […]

And Finally… The History Of The DC Universe, As It Was

Posted by Travis Ellison... this History Of The DC Universe image used to appear in the DC Comics lobby, outside the elevators. I think I briefly saw it once on an attempt to gatecrash the place during one NYCC several years ago. It’s gone now, replace by a New 52 panel instead, which will be […]

From Strip To Script – Judge Dredd: Greatest Single Panel In Comics?

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I reverse-engineer a script from a finished page of someone else’s comic. Now, I’ve been trying to hop around various types of comics with these so, and here’s where I sell European comics profoundly short by just doing a bit on Judge Dredd: […]

The Crippling Of Barbara Gordon In The Killing Joke Sells For Six Figures

  It is the page that changed Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, forever. Until 2011, that is. Never meant to be a part of official Batman continuity, The Killing Joke saw a confrontation between Batman and The Joker leading to the Joker trying to turn Gordon into a madman by attacking his daughter, just as the Joker […]


Vertigo Resurrected #1: Shoot – A Retrospective On Hard Truths

By Adam X. Smith Remember when Vertigo comics were fucking scary? Of course you don’t. The last thing to come out of Vertigo that was genuinely terrifying, Preacher, finished its run back in 2000, and its spiritual predecessor, Hellblazer, was axed after 300 issues so that good old boy John Constantine could be shuffled back […]

Preview The 350th Issue Of Judge Dredd Megazine And This Week’s 2000AD

It’s the 350th Issue of Judge Dredd Megazine Special this week at a whopping 132 pages (including a free poster) and we also have Prog 1890 of 2000AD this week, both available July 16th in shops in the UK, a little behind that in the USA, and digitally everywhere on the 16th. The special Megazine […]


Whatever Happened To The Cover Of The Killing Joke?

In the eighties, DC Comics published a Batman comic called The Killing Joke. By Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. You may have heard of it. Controversial, hated and loved, cherished by some, seen as all that is wrong with comics by others, disowned by its writer and elevated by his fans, there have been essays, […]


Does Original Killing Joke Artwork Reveal Greater Sexual Intent For Batgirl?

Billy Hynes, a former employee of Gosh! Comics in London, has been posting photos of original comic book artwork on Twitter today that he’s been sifting through and in which he’s been finding surprises. But for many fans, this find will be the most surprising yet. It appears to be an original page from Alan […]