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Batman #50 cover by Mikel Janin

Advance Review: Batman #50 – Profoundly Unsatisfying [Spoiler-Free]

The day of Batman and Catwoman’s wedding has arrived at last, and the two gather their witnesses and a judge to marry them off at dawn on a rooftop in downtown Gotham. While they prepare, Bruce and Selina individually reminisce about their times together, each other, and how their relationship has developed over the years. […]


Follow Along with Heroes in Crisis with Bleeding Cool’s DC Event Checklist

This September, the heroes of the DC Universe will go where they’ve never gone before… to counseling? Heroes in Crisis, a seven-issue super-mega-crossover event comic by Tom King and Clay Mann tells the story of Sanctuary, a mental health center established by Superman, Wonder Woman, and a man who beats up mentally ill people at […]

DC Heroes in Crisis: Everyone at Sanctuary is Dead

More details have surfaced about Identity Crisis 2 Heroes in Crisis, the upcoming super-mega-crossover event from DC Comics by Tom King and Clay Mann. A solicit for the event has been posted on Twitter by Big Bang Comics, including a Sanctuary Fact Sheet, explaining the concept of the mental health facility set up by Superman, Batman, […]



Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Bleeding Cool’s Big Hopping Action Comics #1000 (Admittedly Late) Podcast

Apologies for the lateness of this (even if that just means that many won’t read it), but we here at Bleeding Cool did a podcast celebrating Superman’s 80th birthday as well as Action Comics #1000 this past week. It took us some time, but it’s now ready for your listening pleasure. This time around, my co-host, Jeremy […]

Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Action Comics #1000 Review: Happy Birthday, Superman

In this celebration of 1000 issues of Action Comics and the 80th birthday of Superman himself, we are given 10 tales of the Man of Steel in Action Comics #1000. The first is a celebration of Superman courtesy of Metropolis. The second is a montage of the eras of Superman through the technological wizardry of Vandal Savage. […]

Batman #36 cover by Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire

Part 2- The Death of the Batman-Hater: Batman #36 Review

Batman and Superman are investigating missing radioactive material with their respective romantic partners. While doing so, those same romantic partners, Catwoman and Lois Lane, are attempting to convince the two of them to reconnect in light of Batman and Catwoman’s engagement. Neither Bruce or Clark are especially receptive to the idea, but circumstance may push […]

Batman #37 cover by Mikel Janin

Part 3: Josh Just Reviews Batman #37 Without Anymore Pretense

Batman, Catwoman, Superman, and Lois Lane are going on a double-date at the Gotham Fair. The problem is that it’s superhero night, and only people dressed as superheroes can get in. Where oh where can Bruce Wayne, Selena Kyle, Clark Kent, and Lois get their hands on costumes this time of night? Once more, check […]


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Batman #36 Review: The Dark Knight Does Meet-Cute and Friendship Well

Batman #36 from DC Comics by Tom King, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles starts a new arc — one that actually makes for a fun jumping-on point for new readers, too. Exploring how Batman and Superman view their friendship, urged on with the news of Batman’s engagement to Catwoman, the issue […]



Is Fox’s X-Men Show Using Age of X As Source Material?

Since writing a post covering some character confirmations in Fox’s Matt Nix penned new X-Men TV show, under the working title of Gifted, I have been building a bit of an idea. Most X-Men films have loosely based themselves, or taken inspiration, or thematic ideas, from the comics story arcs as a source. X2 has […]

Ninjak: Weaponeer – 24 Trades Of Christmas

Day 2 of December and we are inching towards the holidays, and by inching I mean moving at Mach 5. Continuing on the path of 24 Trades of Christmas, we move on to an offering from Valiant. Ninjak: Weaponeer, the first volume from the Ninjak series by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, Butch Guice and Juan […]

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 […]

A First Look At Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death

Here we have an early look at Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death, the new 6-issue miniseries launching in January, written by Amy Chu with art and covers by Clay Mann. Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same […]