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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, […]

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Is Marvel Legacy's Spirits Of Vengeance, A Five-Issue Mini, "Dead On Arrival?"

Just one day after Marvel revealed the details and creative team of Spirits Of Vengeance, the book has been undercut with the announcement that it will run for just five issues, which is, according to top Marvel brass, "the death knell" for anything in the Marvel Universe that isn't Star Wars. Back in April, during […]

Well, At Least Everyone's Talking About Marvel Comics Today…

At the weekend, it was implied by some folk that Bleeding Cool was making a lot of fuss about nothing regarding the coverage of ICV2's retailer summit reports and interview with Marvel SVP David Gabriel. Now, in the light of everyone else, it seems positively restrained. Here are just a few. Will the late night […]

Direct Market vs. Diversity: Another Look At The Issue

As Bleeding Cool has been breaking down and reporting in small, easily digestible chunks for readers from an extensive report from the Marvel Retailer Summit with ICv2 this weekend, Marvel has laid some of the blame for the comics sales slump, and presumably perceived weaker performance in their own sales, at the foot of the push […]

Marvel Blames Comics Market Sales Slump On Election Angst

David Gabriel, Marvel's Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, has been having some pretty frank conversations over at the Marvel Retailer Summit. One element which was very frank indeed was when Gabriel discussed the sales slump in the comics market in general. Gabriel says, "There was just a big shift in the entire industry, […]

Axel Alonso Says Rotating Artists Way To Go For Big Events

One thing that is often a cause for much discussion among comic fans, retailers and publishers are events comics. And at the Marvel Retailer Summit, there was a great deal of frank discussion surrounding those concerns. It's only natural. Marvel has become an event churning machine in recent years, and 2017 alone is seeing about […]

Could Secret Wars Be All About Mister Fantastic And The Infinity Gauntlet?

Dale Keown's cover from New Avengers #3 by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting covers the Secret Wars Prelude from Marvel in May, collecting New Avengers (2013) 1-3, Secret Wars (1984) 10-12, Fantastic Four 611, Ultimate Comics Spider -Man (2011) 1, Ultimate Comics Ultimates 4. Follow the path to 2015's event to end all events, Secret Wars […]

Marvel's David Gabriel Teases The Death Of Deadpool?

David Gabriel is Marvel's SVP of Sales & Marketing (and tipped to be more by the rumour mill). He's also the guy who once jokingly promised a death every quarter at Marvel Comics to help promote sales. Which Marvel have since provided. And it doesn't look like he's stopping any time soon. In a rather incestuous […]

Retailers Get To Quiz Marvel's Big Wigs At New York Comic Con

Comic book retailers are getting their own special meeting and presentation with the executives of Marvel Comics at New York Comic Con, entitled Meet Marvel Editorial. In what is basically a real life version of The Avengers, teaming up to face the onslaught of enraged retailers are Dan Buckley – President, TV, Publishing & Brand Management, […]

David Gabriel – The Next Publisher Of Marvel Comics?

This is one of those things, you write one article (okay, three) about Marvel Comics and Disney fighting over who gets to do what with Big Hero 6, and all sorts of people come out of the woodwork with different things to say. And one is that Marvel's Senior Vice President Print, Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel is […]

Big Spidey Event, Big Marvel Death And Big Writer Project, Imminent

In an interview with Diamond Comic Distributor's retailer site, Marvel's SVP of Print, Sales & Marketing, he of the famed quarterly death promise has indeed promised big death and more. In a few weeks we'll be announcing a universe changing event for the world of Spider-Man, the demise of a fan-favorite character, and a blockbuster […]

Wolverine #1 Will Have Fans Screaming Like Superior Spider-Man #1 Did

Marvel Sales VP David Gabriel, he of "a death every quarter" fame, has given an interview to Diamond Comic Distributors' retailer site (thanks to the friendly retailer who forwarded it on". In which he talks about the variant cover program (see some of them here), about the Marvel NOW! relaunch… and what's going on with […]