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Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

Greg Goldstein Out at IDW as Chris Ryall Returns as President, Publisher, and CCO

There's been a major shakeup at one of the top comic book publishers today as IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein will step down as former Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall returns to take on the triple role of Chief Creative Officer, President, and Publisher. Ryall had previously left IDW back in March and in April joined Skybound. […]


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Former IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall Joins Skybound in Unnamed Role

Well, that didn't take long. Little more than a month after leaving his role as Editor-in-Chief at IDW amidst widespread industry turmoil, Chris Ryall has signed on with Skybound, according to a report from THR. Ryall apparently doesn't have a title yet, but he'll work alongside current Skybound Editor-in-Chief Sean Mackiewicz on publishing, the report claims. […]

Amidst Industry Turmoil, Chris Ryall and Steven Scott Leave IDW

More big changes to the status quo rocked the comic book industry to its foundations Wednesday as Heidi McDonald from ComicsBeat broke the story that Chris Ryall was stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of IDW. McDonald obtained an email sent to IDW staff announcing the change internally, which read in part, "I plan to keep making contributions […]

Rom, Spaceknight Co-Writer Chris Ryall On The Influence Of Bill Mantlo

Bill Mantlo has a thriving legacy in comics and a lot of things are going on right now from it. A new Cloak & Dagger TV series is in the works, Rocket Raccoon is making his second film appearance starting Friday in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Rom: Spaceknight is doing well over with […]


Decking The Halls With Comic Heroes

IDW's Chris Ryall was out and about when he came across two different houses with comic book themed holiday decorations. The first one is literally a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. But the second one is my favorite as it cleverly plays out the old Jingle Bells variation involving an oderific Batman and an egg laying Robin. […]

IDW Publishing: The Revolution and Beyond

By Matt Farnham In a quite room that clearly wasn't designed with a wanton crowd of comic book fans wait with bated breath. This is, of course, the IDW panel with the whispers during the day being some big news on what to expect in the next 6 months. This was an opportunity for Sarah […]

We're All Loners In Our Own Way – Talking Rom With Gage, Ryall And Messina

By Octavio Karbank With IDW's Rom: The Space Knight coming out this week, there couldn't possibly be a better time to talk to the minds behind the book. Sitting down with Christos Cage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina, the four of us talked about bringing Rom back to comics. OK: So for those living under […]

Arizona Inmates Denied Previews Catalog With Back To The Future

IDW's Editor in Chief Chris Ryall posted to his Facebook page that he has learned that a prison in Arizona blocked inmates from receiving the Previews catalog with the cover of Back to the Future.because of nudity. I couldn't imagine that IDW would put nudity on a cover of Back to the Future, and even if […]

Zach Howard And Nelson Daniel's Process Art For Rom The Space Knight Cover

Earlier today it was announced that not only would Rom the Space Knight be part of Free Comic Book Day but the character would be getting his own new on-going series from IDW Publishing. Well, Chris Ryall the co-writer of the new series posted the process art for the #0 issue cover by Zach Howard […]

Rom the Space Knight's FCBD Offering Sets Up New On-Going

Rom the Space Knight was part of the Free Comic Book Day announcement earlier but now we have more details. What started out as an LED-driven action figure in the 70s turned into one of the most beloved figures in comics for people "in-the-know" and now he's coming back. Rom the Space Knight will get […]


SDCC '15: Industry Editors Provide An Insider View And Advice On Editing

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Aspen Comics' Editor-in-Chief and VP Vince Hernandez moderated the panel Comic Industry Editorial Panel – 2015 and gathered together several editors together for an hour's opportunity where the audience could ask questions about the editorial process. Making up the panel of experts included Chris Ryall, IDW's Editor-in-Chief; Barbara Kesel, […]

Frank Miller's Original Marvel Universe Handbook Art

IDW's Editor in Chief Chris Ryall posted three pieces of art that will be appearing in their Frank Miller's Dardevil Artifact Edition. The three pieces are from the Marvel Universe Handbook and feature Daredevil, Bullseye and Elektra. The First two pieces were inked by Joe Rubinstein. I'm just going to go ahead and add that […]

ECCC '15: Onyx, The New Series From Ryall And Rodriguez From IDW

Just announced at the IDW panel at ECCC, Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez, new series Onyx, for this summer. But you'll get to see more of it a lot sooner, in May… It's also just one of five new comics that Marvel is debuting in July. Onyx tells the tale of a female metal-suited warrior who […]

Gabriel Rodriguez's New Series Announced Tomorrow From IDW

  We first teased this last month. It looks as if IDW will be launching Gabriel Rodriguez' first original series since the conclusion of Locke & Key, with IDW Publisher Chris Ryall as writer, at ECCC this weekend. Must have been a hell of a decision to greenlight. So, we have a new female-lead cosmic knight style figure? […]


Show Your Zombies Vs. Robots Love With This Art Contest From IDW

IDW Publishing has started a fun art contest that will center around Zombies vs. Robots (ZvR), which IDW has put out since 2006, from writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show) and artist Ashley Wood (Popbot). The creative team has been producing the comic for years, and now they want to see fans' versions. Each month, Ryall will have […]