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Jonah Weiland, Founder of CBR, Now Vice President of DC Comics

After hearing from a number of sources this afternoon, I understand that Jonah Weiland, former owner of Comic Book Resources – now better known as CBR – is returning to the comic book industry and has accepted a place at DC Comics, in the role of Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services. I understand […]

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CBR, and a Little Weekend Cosplay Shaming

I used to write for Comic Book Resources when it was called Comic Book Resources, rather than CBR. You may remember a little Monday morning column I wrote for them called Lying In The Gutters. Bleeding Cool, created by Avatar Press, exists as a direct result of that. It was sold by my then-boss Jonah […]

Managing Editor Albert Ching Leaves Comic Book Resources

CBR Managing Editor Albert Ching announced on Twitter today that he's leaving his position to pursue other opportunities. In his departing statement, Ching said something that no one else has ever said about the profession of comic book "journalism," referring to it as "a dream job and one of the most rewarding experiences of my […]

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CBR's Brian Cronin is The King of Candy Crush

Brian Cronin is best known in the comic book industry for his CBR column Comic Book Legends Revealed, which survived the CBR cull when Jonah Weiland sold the site, as well as writing widely for the site. But he has also written a number of spinoff books, including Was Superman a Spy? and Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? with […]

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[#WonderCon] Everyone's a Critic: Journalism in the Online Age

It seems like you can't swing a genre review without hitting at least four different new media (read digital) journalism outlets in recent years. This isn't really a negative, with so many prolific writers popping up in places like io9, Bleeding Cool, and The Nerdist, there's plenty of room in the waters of the internet […]

Is This What A Hydra Takeover Of Your Favorite Websites Will Look Like? [UPDATED]

Bleeding Cool reported back in March about Marvel's plans to have "Hydra Takeovers" as part of its marketing strategy for Secret Empire in June. The promotion would include brick and mortar retailers, like comic book shops, as well as online websites. We don't know what the Hydra Takeover will look like yet, but with Secret Empire […]

How Comic Book Resources Employees Learned Their Site Had Been Sold To Valnet

It was Jonah Weiland of Comic Book Resources who first paid me for writing my silly bits of nonsense about comic books, for my column Lying In The Gutters in 2002. The site had been around for seven years, I wrote for it for another seven until 2009, until Avatar Press headhunted me to found Bleeding […]

Brand New Supergirl Comic Launches Today

"Based on the hit CBS series", here is the new Supergirl comic book from DC Comics, out today. Written by longstanding Supergirl writer Sterling Gates, drawn and coloured by Bengal and based around the structure of Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's Batman: Hush…. When an escaped prisoner from Fort Rozz interrupts a football game, Supergirl […]

SDCC '15: Grand Theft Golf Cart

Jonah Weiland, the main man behind our friendly rivals Comic Book Resources, has let it be known that the CBR golf cart has been stolen just outside of the San Diego Comic Con. The photo below shows the golf cart with the sites logo on the side… but the odds are the logo may have […]

Today's Big Walking Dead Final Page Mega-Spoiler

It seems a big day for spoilers. Just as CBR spoiled a big plot twist in last night's Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD before the West Coast and the rest of the world could see it…   …so an unnamed retailer on the West Coast sent me the final page of The Walking Dead. Handy as […]

Marvel To Publish Fewer Comics During Secret Wars

Bleeding Cool noted that DC's increase in marketshare in December against Marvel Comics, beating them on the number of comic book sales in comic stores, might have been down to DC Comics putting out over 100 separate books, compared to Marvel's 77. Well, this might be about to become more extreme. At a press conference […]

Get Half Off Your First ComiXology Purchase, Whatever It Is

Are you the kind of person who has never bought a digital comic before? Been a hardcore printhead? Or maybe a nefarious pirate? Well, I don't know if this will change your mind. But right now ComiXology are doing a special sale, half off your first order. And because they are maybe trying to get […]

Secret Origins Rumours And More Confirmed By DC Comics

Over the weekend, Bleeding Cool ran a number of rumours about upcoming DC Comics. Now DC Comics PR department has confirmed a couple of them to CBR. Namely Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs. Bane and a new ongoing series Secret Origins. We were able to get further details about what Secret Origins was, a series […]

Kapow – The Women Are On Their Way (UPDATE)

Bleeding Cool ran an article yesterday on accusations that the upcoming London convention, Kapow, was a bit of a sausagefest when it came to comic book creators, based on the observation that every announced comics guest was, again, male. We also pointed out that, as last year, they would be female creators at the show, […]

Skullkickers' Jim Zubavich Pirates His Own Makeshift Miracles Comic

Skullkickers' Jim Zubavich and UDON Studios have released his remade Makeshift Miracle comic as… a bittorrent file. Containing both a PDF and a CBR file of the first full issue of the comic, in order to reach as many readers as possible. This is the extra message you get when you do so. Here's a […]

DC Relaunch: Red Lanterns 1, Green Lantern Corps 1 and New Guardians 1 Covers

In an intriguingly timed stunt, DC have handed the three mkssing covers to Red Lanterns #1, Green Lantern Corps #1 and Green Lantern: The New Lanterns #1 to Newsarama, CBR and Comics Alliance respectively. So Bleeding Cool decided to nick them all and put them on one page. Say, aren't Marvel meant to be announcing […]

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Wednesday Runaround: War Of The Comic Book Websites

StaticWatch: Tommy Lee Edwards tweets; DC is planning a Dwayne McDuffie "tribute" book, but has no plans to donate profits to the poor guy's surviving family or any charity… He states that he was offered a job on the book but turned it down. Edwards drew the Milestone book My Name Is Holocaust. HandbagWatch: Comic […]