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Howard Starl's Moment of Glory From Big Hero 6

Howard Chaykin’s Moment of Glory From Big Hero 6 With Monark Starstalker

From last week’s Marvel Comics #1001, full of one-page vignettes that didn’t make it into Marvel Comics #1001, but provided the meat for the Masked Raider time-twisting sandwich of that issue. Monark Starstalker by Howard Chaykin. The one person he knows is his creator, Howard Chaykin himself – who celebrated his birthday yesterday. Monark Starstalker […]

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The Daily LITG, 7th October 2019 – Happy Birthday, Howard Chaykin

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. If you are getting over your New York Comic Con hangover… The 20 most-read stories yesterday Harley Quinn Has a New Lover at DC – One […]

The Sneakiest of Peeks Ahead at Marvel Comics #1001

Marvel Comics #1001 is out in three weeks. The sequel to Marvel Comics #1000, it continues the same overarching idea of an ongoing story by Al Ewing threaded through a litany one one page stories by the good and the great from Marvel Comics’ history. Currently that includes writers Al Ewing, Audrey Loeb, Jimmy Palmiotti, […]

Mark Millar's Next Comic/TV Show is Spa

Millar, Scalera, and Chaykin Make Space Bandits for Netflix with 75 Cent Variant

Netflix has announced the latest Millarworld comic book/film adaptation project, Space Bandits, by writer Mark Millar and artist Matteo Scalera, with a first issue variant cover by Howard Chaykin. Millar describes the project as “a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space with a massive and exciting cast of characters.” Image Comics […]

Howard Chaykin Lampoons the Sordid History of Comics in New Image Series This August

Fresh off 2017’s controversial Divided States of Hysteria, Howard Chaykin is launching a new series at Image Comics in August called Hey Kids! Comics!. The book, debuting on August 8, appears to be a dramatization of the history of the comic book industry itself, where as the solicit claims “everyone was guilty of something.” The […]

Captain America #702 cover by Michael Cho

Captain America #702 Review: The Story Improves on the Previous Issue

Jack Rogers is now on the run from his government, and he goes to a safehouse known as the Way Back. It is a hideout for historians where all talk from the outside world is kept out. There, a strange man called Old Vic points Jack in the direction of a possible solution beneath New […]

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Buys Rights To Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg For TV Show

EuropaCorp has picked up the rights to American Flagg, the satirical comic book by Howard Chaykin. Luc Besson’s production company will develop the property for a TV show, according to Deadline. Chaykin will executive produce the project. Originally published by First Comics in 1983, other creators to work on the series include Lynn Varney, Steven […]

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Howard Chaykin Is Not Apologising At All For Divided States Of Hysteria

Yesterday saw the publication of The Divided States Of Hysteria #3. At my local comic store, it had sold out, all copies had been reserved, they were trying to get more. Whatever damage the reaction to the comic may have done to the reputation of Howard Chaykin, it has done wonders for its sales. The […]


Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

We’ve been covering the controversy caused by Howard Chaykin‘s latest comic, The Divided States of Hysteria, extensively here at Bleeding Cool. Not just the incredibly graphic cover to the comic’s fourth issue, revealed recently as part of Image Comics’ September solicits, and the intense backlash and upset that it caused, but also at the start […]

Image Comics Staff To Attend Trans 101 Webinar And Take Cultural Competency Training

Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Laurenn McCubbin, creative team of the upcoming Moonstruck comic book for Image Comics have posted a critical response to their publisher’s handling of two recent controversies regarding the Howard Chaykin comic book Divided States Of Hysteria. But it’s not all words. They make a number of pledges to try and […]


A Tale Of Two Covers: Black #3 And Divided States Of Hysteria #4

Bleeding Cool has written extensively about the controversy surrounding Howard Chaykin’s Divided States Of Hysteria over the past few weeks. The book first came under fire in early June for an interior scene depicting the violent beating of a trans sex worker. Then, to close out the month, the book became embroiled in controversy again for […]

Image Creators Speak Out About Howard Chaykin’s Divided States Of Hysteria

Image Comics has yet to comment on the controversy ignited today over the cover to issue #4 of Howard Chaykin’s The Divided States Of Hysteria. The graphic cover (view here on Image’s website), which shows a brown-skinned man with his genitals mutilated and a racial slur on his shirt hanging by a noose, has been […]



“Conversation” Sparked By Second Print Of ‘Divided States Of Hysteria’

In a tweet and press release entitled “CHAYKIN’S THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA SPARKS INDUSTRY CONVERSATION”, Image Comics responded to the controversy raised last week surrounding Howard Chaykin‘s The Divided States of Hysteria. The use of “conversation” seems a little trite in this instance — while the comic certainly got people talking, it was pretty much all about […]

Howard Chaykin And The Trans Image: Obsession With A Theme

We’ve discussed, seemingly at length, about the controversy surrounding Howard Chaykin‘s latest work, the Image Comics release The Divided States of Hysteria; its inclusion of graphic trans panic violence, released on the first week of Pride Month and even with the option of a Pride Month variant cover, and Image Comics lack of response or […]


A Week In Transphobia In Comics

It’s been an interesting first week of Pride Month for comics. Early in the week, in fact pretty much kicking it off, came news that Drawn & Quarterly had cancelled a book, Sadbøi, by artist Berliac due to a historic transphobic essay and comments that were brought to light. Now, on new comic day of […]