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Esad Ribic Writes and Draws Conan

Esad Ribic Writes and Draws Conan: Exodus in August

Esad Ribic is best known in English-speaking comics for his lush painted art on series such as Mighty Thor and Secret Wars for Marvel Comics. And also for being one of the nicest, funniest guys to be around at comic shows. He also had his creator-owned series, Vs out from Image Comics. So would he […]

Marvel Comics #1001 Will Be Followed By Marvel Comics #1001

Marvel Comics #1000 Will Be Followed By Marvel Comics #1001

It shouldn; be that much of a surprise – but it is. Marvel Comics #1000, the comic book coming in August from Marvel Comics featuring eighty one-page stories by eighty creative teams all masterminded by Al Ewing has had a tonne of press in recent days ahead of Marvel’s August 2019 solicitations. But at the […]

Brian Bendis Addresses Retailers About Event Leviathan at Diamond Retail Summit

More DC Comics Being Made Returnable, Announced at Diamond Retail Summit

Bleeding Cool reported on how DC Comics was making Superman: Year One by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr and Event Leviathan #1 by Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev returnable by comic stores, with news on the returnability of #2 for both of them to follow. Well, at the Diamond Retail Summit in Las Vegas, […]


Brian Bendis Addresses Retailers About Event Leviathan at Diamond Retail Summit

Which September and October DC Comics Will be Year Of The Villain?

At the Diamond Retail Summit, DC Comics has been laying out their event plans for the rest of the year and in 2020… with these presentation slides showing how Batman Who Laughs‘ final seventh issue will lead right into Batman/Superman and beyond. How DC’s Year Of The Villain will continue up to the end of […]


Gail Simone’s Seven Days Moved to October at Diamond Retailer Summit

We look forward to getting mini-reports through the day from the Diamond Retailer Summit being held in Las Vegas. Though not everyone is into the Vegas vibe. Take the editor-in-chief of Vault Comics, Adrian F Wassel. Well, I have officially landed in Vegas for the first time, for work, and I have never hated a […]

A New Wally West Comic From DC to Follow Heroes In Crisis?

A New Wally West Comic From DC to Follow Heroes In Crisis?

Coming out of the bar chatter at the Diamond Retailer Summit as retailers, creators and publishers start chinwagging, especially at last night’s DC Comics party. Bleeding Cool is told that one upcoming project intended to be a bit of a money spinner, and answer certain retailer concerns, is a Wally West series to follow on […]

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Diamond Throws an Eighties Party For Retail Summit in Vegas

This weekend is the Diamond Retail Summit in Las Vegas. It’s a private non-media affair, but the stories are starting to percolate their way through to Bleeding Cool. And we start with last night’s party thrown by Diamond Comic Distributors which had rather an eighties theme. Take a look… and yes, it’s a bunch of […]

Lisa Y Wu and Joe Illidge Hired in Senior Roles at A Wave Blue World Comics

Comics publisher of This Nightmare Kills Fascists, All We Ever Wanted and Kismet, A Wave Blue World has made two senior hires of note. Appointing Lisa Y. Wu as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Joe Illidge as Editorial Director. Lisa Y. Wu is best known in comics as Director of Retailer Relations at […]


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Gene Ha’s Mae Comes to Lion Forge with New Series

Lion Forge will publish Gene Ha‘s Mae in a new series, as well as publishing the first volume, according to a press release sent out by the company. The news was announced at ComicsPRO today prior to the press release. “I’m so proud for Mae to join Lion Forge, and to add editor Andrea Colvin […]

Dynamite Entertainment to Become a Premier Publisher at Diamond Comics (CONFIRMED)

UPDATE: That was one hell of a Rich Twitch. Original article up top, follow-up PR below. With DC Comics leaving the front section of Previews, alongside Marvel, that section for Diamond’s Premier publishers was looking a little bare, with just Dark Horse, Image Comics and IDW. Well, finally, after over a decade of trying and pointing […]

Diamond Comics Launches Digital Pullbox System for Comic Shops and Their Customers

Recently ComiXology removed their Pullbox system that allowed retailers to run digital reserve-and-keep lists for their customers for comic books coming in every week. In their wake there have been a few other systems that have tried to take its place. But, at ComicsPRO this week, Diamond launched a brand new system for the direct market […]

Marvel Comics Bets the Farm on Donny Cates at ComicsPRO

Comic book writer Donny Cates wasn’t at ComicsPRO this week, the meeting of comic book retailers, professionals, distributors and publishers. But he sent a video to play out during the Marvel presentation to retailers. Anyone on here at ComicsPro?? You, uh…see my video?? ;) — DONNY CATES (@Doncates) February 22, 2018 Well, I wasn’t actually […]

DC Comics Leaves Diamond Previews Catalogue, Launches Its Own

When Marvel Comics went exclusive with Diamond Comic Distributors a couple of decades ago, after the fall of their own bought-in distributor Heroes World, they clashed against the already-established Diamond deal with DC Comics, where DC got the lion share of the front and back pages of the Previews catalogue every month. So they started their […]

Marvel Comics to Relaunch Captain America #1 On the Fourth Of July, 2018

Bleeding Cool first reported the rumour that award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates would be the new Marvel writer on Captain America back in June last year, but that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee would have a run on the character first. And that their run had gone down so well, it had been extended. And this […]

The First of the Exclusive ComicsPRO Variants Hit eBay, from $10 to $50

We must applaud eBay user spurio1234the, a comic book retailer who has listed his ComicsPRO exclusive variant cover swag directly from the show while sitting at one of the presentation tables. But he’s not the only one getting their swag on eBay as quickly as possible from the ComicsPRO retailer meet in Portland, a group that […]