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The Daily LITG, 30th July 2019 – Happy Birthday, Chris Sprouse

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 10 most-read stories yesterday “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”: A Reigniting of “The Office” War? Bethesda Softworks Releases A Summer Roadmap For “Fallout 76” “It’s […]

Terrifics #7 cover by Dale Eaglesham and Ivan Nunes

The Terrifics #7 Review: How Many Layers of Nostalgia Are We Working With?

We see Tom Strong once again shutting down a scheme from Paul Saveen in Millennium City. After another successful mission, Strong is ambushed by Doc Dread. Meanwhile on our Earth, the Terrifics continue their search for Tom Strong and a means to stop Doc Dread. Mister Terrific clashes with Simon Stagg, and Rex Mason gets […]



Terrifics #2 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo

Terrifics #2 Review: A Second Issue That’s Even Better Than the First

The team is baffled by the message left by Tom Strong, and they ask how Phantom Girl arrived in the Dark Multiverse. She explains how she was sucked in through a portal in space. Mister Terrific explains that they’ll need the antenna attached to Tom Strong’s device, and this wakes something up. The four must […]

Black Panther #1 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Five Days of Black Panther- Day 5: Current Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We arrive at the conclusion of Bleeding Cool’s Five Days of Black Panther with the current Black Panther series by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists such as Chris Sprouse, Brian Stelfreeze, and Leonard Kirk. This was my first Black Panther solo series, as I was turned onto the character primarily by Al Ewing’s Ultimates. I […]

Black Panther #168 cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Black Panther #168: The Plot is Becoming Unwieldy

The Jabari-Lands plead with the Queen Mother to allow them to rescue the Midnight Angels, Ayo and Aneka, from the clutches of Azania. The Queen Mother turns her down, saying that Wakanda cannot risk open conflict with their troublesome neighbors. Meanwhile, Black Panther, Shuri, Thunderball, Zawavari, and Manifold continue to track the rifts bringing in […]

Cover to Black Panther #18 by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #18 Review: The Beloved Strike

Black Panther and Shuri team up with the Dora Milaje in their move against Ras the Exhorter and his cult dedicated to the Originator gods of Wakanda. The Dora Milaje strike at where they believe Asira, a former flame of T’Challa’s who was kidnapped by his enemies, is being held. Meanwhile, T’Challa and Shuri fight […]

Black Panther #17 Review- The King And The Goddess

There is a new god being worshipped in Wakanda, the nation of the Black Panther, and it is called Sefako. A man called Ras the Exhorter has been preaching in the name of this Sefako, and he is gaining many followers. This is troubling T’Challa, who has called Storm to Wakanda to aid in this […]



Who Is Drawing The Multiversity Guidebook Anyway? (TO UPDATE)

Grant Morrison has written the Multiversity Guidebook. But who is drawing it? The DC Comics website lists Ben Oliver, Chris Sprouse, Dan Jurgens, Cameron Stewart, Klaus Janson, Gary Frank, Nicola Scott and “Various”. Whereas Amazon lists Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jae Lee, Jon Bogdanove, Gary Frank, Todd Nauck, Chris Sprouse, Andrew Robinson, Duncan Rouleau, Cameron Stewart, Pete […]

Bleeding Cool’s 11 Best Comics Of 2014

By Rich Johnston, Hannah Means-Shannon, and Christine Marie Why 11? Building on our inaugural Bleeding Cool “best of” lists last year, we encourage you, dear readers, to dial it up to 11. It’s no exaggeration to say that this has been an extreme year for the number of new and innovative comic series reaching readers […]


Punching Fear In Multiversity: Society of Superheroes

By Nas Hoosen In my last post here at Bleeding Cool, I pointed out that superhero comic fans spend so much time reading between the lines of Grant Morrison’s comics that we sometimes miss the best parts: the jokes. Considering how much the new issue of his metaseries, The Multiversity, got me thinking about fear, […]

New Shield Comic To Bring TV Characters Into The 616

From the Liveblog by Joe Glass: SHIELD issue 1 coming in December by Mark Waid and Carlos Pacheco, Alan Davis, Chris Sprouse and more, introducing characters from the TV show into the 616. They will be done in one stories, and everyone in the MU is a potential agent of SHIELD. Coulson is one of Waid’s favorite […]

Five Reasons Why Tom Strong Is a 21st Century Hero In The Planet of Peril #6

But there’s more than one Tom in Tom Strong and The Planet of Peril…Does that complicate things? A little but not so much. Tom in any parallel universe has a hard time concealing a few innate qualities, particularly when under pressure trying to save his daughter Tesla from a life-endangering pregnancy prompted by the volcano-nature […]



Pulp Champion Tom Strong Faces New Perils

By Hannah Means-Shannon Sitting down to read a new Tom Strong comic is incredibly nostalgic for me, and probably for many readers. Alan Moore’s ABC comics line-up felt like a radical thing when it first emerged. Promethea, Top 10, and Tom Strong were visually exciting, brightly colored, crisp-lined and had a kind of flexibility and […]