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Criminal #1 Review: A New Heist From Old Hands

An old team, an old, old format. Ed Brubaker’s written for penciller Sean Phillips for almost fifteen years (beginning with Sleeper) and between the two of them (and a murderer’s row of colorists: Val Staples, Dave Stewart, Elizabeth Breitweiser, and the most recent, Jacob Phillips) they’re responsible for some of the American/British comics’ industry’s best […]

Brubaker and Phillips Renew Image-Exclusive Deal for Five More Years

The dynamic comic-making duo of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips will continue to make their comics EX-X-XCLUSIVELY for Image Comics for another five years, the publisher announced in a press release Thursday. Brubaker immediately began earning his keep by producing a novel-length quote for the press release: The last five years at Image, with the […]

Ed Brubaker to Tour Country in Support of My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

Image Comics, publishers of comic books and promoters of live appearances, has announced the latest signing tour for one of their upcoming books. According to a press release, superstar writer Ed Brubaker will be touring the country in support of his and Sean Phillips‘ new book, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies. As part of […]

Kill or Be Killed #20 cover by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser

Kill or Be Killed #20 Review: Life After Death

Dylan has been shot, and he’s bleeding to death in the snow. His police friend is trying to help him, but it’s not enough. He dies…or does he? Does he wake up? Does he continue his vigilante career? Does everything work out for him? Can everything work out for someone like Dylan? Kill or Be […]



Comic Book Wins and Losses April 11th, 2018: Sorting Out the New Series’

We’re going to start this installment with a bit of housekeeping for those who, for whatever reason, follow my exploits here on Bleeding Cool. For those not interested, which is completely understandable, you can just start at the list below. I’ve been working on getting into a schedule–practically since I started on here about 10 […]


Too Old To Die Young: Amazon Taps Billy Baldwin For New Crime Series

Writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Neon Demon, Drive) took to Instagram to announce actor Billy Baldwin (Backdraft, Dirt Sexy Money) has joined the cast of the upcoming Amazon original crime drama series, Too Old to Die Young. Written by series director Refn and Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Westworld), Baldwin will star alongside Miles Teller (Whiplash, Thank […]

Paramount Network To Bring Image Comics Spy Series ‘Velvet’ To TV

With an opening on its inaugural programming schedule due to the cancellation of The Mist after one season, the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) is looking to Image Comics spy series Velvet as their very first original scripted drama. Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) has been tapped to adapt the 15-issue comic book series, from the creative […]

Quintessential Captain America Stories To Read This July 4th

In celebration of the American Day of Independence, it’s a great time to point people in the direction of some great stories about the greatest champion of the United States, Captain America: The Sentinel of Liberty. It happens to be more relevant these days when the current mainline story about Steve Rogers is…less than satisfying […]

Who’s The Old Dude? Secret Empire Mindless Speculation

Secret Empire #5 is out now and with it a couple reveals of resurrections (and yeah, yeah, Rich got one wrong, but hey, all these Marvel geniuses lookalike with the same damn facial hair and in THAT art-style) and treachery (one of which we called by the way). But it also gave us a new […]


Death Comes Ripping: Kill Or Be Killed TPB Review

“WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ED BRUBAKER?!” I’m dropping the just released trade paperback of Kill or be Killed (With Art by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser) and backing slowly away. “I know I’ve been gone from comics for a little while, but surely he hasn’t gone FULL MILLAR in my absence, has he?!” I’m shaking on the floor rocking […]

The Winter Soldier Saga In Only 3 And A Half Minutes

So who is the Winter Soldier? He’s Captain America’s long lost sidekick Bucky… we’ve seen it in two different films so far. But before Sebastian Stan put on the metal arm, it was a ground breaking storyline by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. It involved Sharon Carter, Nick Fury, the Red Skull and the Cosmic […]

Five Gotham Related Trades To Get You Through The Summer Hiatus

Its a little harder to come up with trades for fans of Gotham. Unlike The Flash and Arrow, there are few trades focused on Jim Gordon or the days in Gotham prior to the appearance of the Batman. But here are five trades that should help you get through until the series returns for a […]

Ed Brubaker Talks Captain America. Or Not.

Ed Brubaker has started a mailing list. You can subscribe here. It includes the preview of Kill Or Be Killed from the new Image + magazine. But he’d really rather prefer it if news sites don’t just cut and paste the extra pages. If you are a comics news site or work for one, please do not […]

Criminal By Brubaker And Phillips To Return For Its 10th Anniversary Year (UPDATE)

Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, was their first creator owned comic book together after working together on DC’s Sleeper. Published in October 2006, it changed both their careers as they fund they were able to make a good living from creator owned comics, followed by Fatale, Incognito and now The Fade Out, continuing […]

Evil Dead Remake Director To Helm Incognito Adaptation

Fede Alvarez, director of the Evil Dead remake, has signed on to helm Sony’s adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips comic Incognito. The comic is the story of Zack Overkill, a super-villian who testified against his boss The Black Death and was put into the witness protection program. Overkill was working as a mailman […]