Warner Bros. Releases a New Batch of "Joker" Promotional Images

Which Seven Comic Book Creators Appear in the Credits to “Joker”?

Just out of a screening of Joker, the new Warner Bros movie based on the character from the Batman comic books. And despite reports that the movie is not based on any actual comic books, that might not be entirely true. Now Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, original writers and artists from those […]

Creators Discuss The Importance Of Libraries In Promoting Literacy

Bleeding Cool reporter Marilyn Weiss writes: Once again, the San Diego Public Library has partnered with Comic-Con International to bring back their special series of panels called Talking Comics with America’s Educators: The Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians. This is its own free five-day mini conference that takes play during Comic-Con. The series focuses specifically on […]

Marshal Law Creators Pat Mills And Kevin O’Neill’s New Project Read Em And Weep

Pat Mills is the creator of the controversial cancelled Action! comic as well as 2000AD and co-creator of Judge Dredd. Kevin O’Neill‘s is the co-creator of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Cinema Purgatorio. Together they created the legendary superhero satire Marshal Law. And now they have a new takedown of the comic book industry from […]

A New Marvel Record For Female Comic Creators – Gendercrunching March 2016

By Tim Hanley DC’s overall percentage of female creators ticked down slightly in March while Marvel’s took a sizeable, record setting jump. We also take a look at another record setter, this year’s Eisner nominations. DC COMICS After a higher start to the year, DC seems to be settling into the low teens, an area […]

As Letter 44 Joins The Angoulême Official List, The Creators Head To France…

Letter 44, the Oni Press series much enjoyed by Bleeding Cool by Charles Soule and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque is published by Glénat in France. And it was added to the Official List for Angoulême next year, considered the best of the comics published by French publishers of the year. And, in a timely fashion, Soule […]

Comic Creators In Florida – What Are You Doing On Wednesday?

Patrick Potter owns the store Comic World, the oldest comic shop in Pinellas County, Florida, with his wife. Currently running a big sale, he tells Bleeding Cool why, A few things happened that resulted in my falling behind on the store rent. I’ve been fighting an illegal foreclosure as a result of mortgage fraud committed […]

Comics, Crouch End And Attracting Creators

Sean Azzopardi writes, I live in an area of North London called Crouch End. One day I decided that it needed to be introduced to comics, cartoons, independent publishing.  There had been a lot of talk over beers with friends about the comic buying audience. It seemed at that point that the exhibitors were outnumbering […]

London Super Comic Con 2015 – From New York To Vegas

As ever, rival London ExCel show MCM Expo covered the local DLR stations in ads for their shows… though the London Super Comic Con felt secure with their ads on Syfy TV instead…. here’s a look at the show, with cosplay to follow.   I wanted to give special praise to the Press Room at the […]

DC Comic Creators On Their Way To Their Creative Summit In Burbank

We told you that DC Comics was having a three-day Creative Summit starting tomorrow in Burbank. Well, Scott Snyder has been rallying the troops. And… I just bought my ticket to @DCComics first big talent summit in Burbank next week. Looking forward to tanning with many creator friends — Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) February 6, 2015 Though […]

Chaos And Order At DC Comics

So, you know. DC Comics and stuff. Here’s what I’ve been hearing. Conflict between creative and editorial is on a bit of a high right now. This does vary from editor to editor it seems, but the common thread is that plots and scripts are accepted from writers to an editorial brief… only for that […]

Musical Chairs With Marvel And DC Comics

“Creative differences” It’s such a wonderful euphemism. It can mean anything. Fights on the street, shagging the wrong girlfriend, chronic lateness, drug use, or someone thinking that someone else is crap. I think only the Beautiful South broke up over “creative similarities.” We’ve seen a number of relatively high profile people quitting one or more […]

A Tale Of Two Publishers

There are two comic book publishers. You’ll know them by name. Recently Bleeding Cool was made aware of a number of unpaid debts to creators, so I got in touch with both. The first was apologetic, gave me excuses that didn’t match to what the creators had been told, but promised me they’d sort things […]

DC Comics Reaffirms Commitment To Female Creators And Characters

Well that was fast. Earlier today I wrote about DC making plans for female-creator female-friendly projects, some of which as as a result of concern expressed at San Diego Comic Con about a massive reduction of female creators in the DC Relaunch. On the Source blog, DC Comics has just posted the following; Over the […]

Gendercrunching The DC Relaunch

by Tim Hanley With the full solicitations for DC Comics’ relaunch now revealed, we have a special edition of Gendercrunching!! In terms of female characters, it looks decent. Of the 52 new number ones, 7 of the books are headlined by solo women or all-female teams, and several other team books feature female characters (most […]

Tr!ckster, The Creator Owned Comic Bar For San Diego Comic Con

There has been criticism of late over the San Diego Comic Con, reflected in The Cleveland Show last night, that it has become less about comic books and more about Hollywood’s marketing machine. It’s an attitude that I’ve generally dismissed I believe that San Diego Comic Con is what you make it, there is so […]