Frances McDormand’s Stolen Best Actress Oscar Recovered, Suspect in Custody

Best Actress winner Frances McDormand had an interesting night after the 90th Annual Academy Awards. She picked up her second Oscar last night (she’d also won for Fargo back in 1997) for her role in Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri after sweeping the category across multiple awards shows, but the excitement didn’t stop there. Post awards show, the winners […]

Deathstroke #25 cover by Ryan Sook

Deathstroke #25 Review: What Is Evil?

Deathstroke is at the mercy of the Society, a clandestine group of the most dangerous rogues on the planet. Deadline has brought a case against Slade due to Deathstroke’s stealing of his contract, gun, and hand. Vandal Savage leads the prosecution against Slade, and the Riddler is his defense attorney. The Society wants to know […]

The Burlesque Face Of The Deadline Magazine Revival

Coco Deville has been announced as the face of Missed Deadline, the new revival of the classic Deadline magazine currently underway, which we may have previously mentioned. A Ryan Hughes-designed logo, there. Coco is a regular performer at Proud Cabaret Brighton and during May – as well as representing Missed Deadline – she’ll be featuring at London Burlesque Festival. Where you’ll also […]

The Return… Of Deadline Magazine?

Once upon a time there was a British comic called Deadline. It was just the best thing. It originated the comic character Tank Girl by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett. It featured reprints of American strips like Hate, Love And Rockets and Milk & Cheese. It profiled the British music industry and rising bands, through Madchester […]

A Very Special Story For Hallowe’en – Abraham’s Gun By Rich Johnston

Published by Nikki Finke on her Hollywood Dementia site, a place for fables, and fiction and parables in and around the movie business, comes Abraham’s Gun, written by, well, me. A story about a man with a plan, beset by devils around him. So it begins… Abraham Zimmer felt the weight against his chest as […]

Nikki Finke Announces Hollywood Dementia – A New Site For Fiction About Showbiz

I don’t know if this will include the comic book industry. I have asked. But Nikke Finke, the requisite months after leaving Deadline has announced Hollywood Dementia. My website will present short stories, novellas and novel excerpts written by Hollywood insiders like myself. After 30 years as a journalist, I’m now going to expose the hard […]

Brett Ewins, Co-Creator Of Deadline, And Legendary 2000 AD Artist Dies, Aged 59

Brett Ewins may be best remembered for his work on 2000AD, drawing strips such as Bad Company, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, working with creators such as Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy. He also created the series Skreemer with Milligan and Steve Dillon. But with Dillon, he also created the music and comics […]

So What Is Actually Going On With Supergirl? Or Super? Or Girl? (UPDATE)

Two days ago, Bleeding Cool ran a story about DC Entertainment pitching a Supergirl series to TV Networks, following on from Gotham, Flash, Constantine and iZombie creating a Golden Age of DC Comics live action adaptations. We’d also heard that Michael Green, one of the writers who relaunched Supergirl as a comic book in the […]

Jamie Hewlett’s Wonderful Trees

After the success of Jamie Hewlett’s work on Gorillaz, combined with his relative lack-of-a-rock-and-roll lifestyle, he is one of the richest living comic book artists on the planet, only beaten (I think) by David Choe. As a result, living in Paris with his wife and actress Emma de Caunes, he can basically draw what the […]

The Night London’s Cartoonists Come Out To Play

On Saturday from 6pm, Nick Abadzis will be signing at Gosh Comics in London for the launch of the collection of his seminal graphic novel, Hugo Tate. Serialised in the likes of Deadline, and partially collected through Atomeka/Tundra, it tells the gradual shifting changing story of a happy go lucky stick figure, corrupted by complexity […]

Isaac Perlmutter, Packing Heat And Pushing Disney

I’ve been frequently told that Isaac Perlmutter, billionaire, CEO of Marvel and largest shareholder of Disney now that Steve Jobs has died, and veteran of the Six Day War, is usually armed. Well, the New York Post list him as one of the one percent in New York City with a gun license. Which might […]

When Stephen Pound MP Visited Brett Ewins

Earlier this year, Brett Ewins, co-creator of Deadline and iconic 2000AD artist was hospitalised, then arrested and charged with committing grevious bodily harm against a policeman. He is currently on remand in Wormwood Scrubs, in Hammersmith, London, awaiting trial. Steve Pound, MP for Ealing North writes about Brett Ewins’ current situation. Visual from Henry Flint. […]

Thinking About Brett Ewins

Old time associate of 2000AD artist and Deadline creator Brett Ewins, Tony V Wright, has written about his current situation after recent events; He was in the trauma unit just over three weeks. He had lost two stone and could, then, just about stand unaided but he was out of any serious danger so the […]

Marvel Fires Some Of Their Marketing People

Nikki Finke is headlining the news that “Disney Fires Marvel’s Marketing Department”. Which isn’t exactly true. Not quite. What is true, as she reports is that Dana Precious, EVP of Worldwide Marketing for Marvel’s LA Studios was let go by Disney yesterday, as well as Jeffrey Stewart, VP of Worldwide Marketing and Jodi Miller, Manager of Worldwide […]

Philip Bond’s Tank Girl… And Tank Girl’s Deadline

This Tank Girl image from Philip Bond was intended to be an alternate cover for the comic – but it will now be a pull out poster. Here’s a bit of it. In related news, there is a groundswell of support for a twentieth anniversary edition of the magazine Deadline, very much the CLiNT of […]

VIDEO: Bulletproof Coffin’s Shaky Kane Interviewed

A short documentary about the venerated British comic artist Shaky Kane, including Simon Bisley and a dangerous Punk Rock Nightclub and Jack Kirby’s stand against The Hun! Enjoy… [vimeo][/vimeo]