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The Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List 2015 – The Most Powerful Person In Comics

Welcome to the Fourth Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List for the next Bleeding Cool Magazine, being serialized right now on the Bleeding Cool website. It’s an attempt to list the most powerful people working in the English speaking comic book marketplace. It’s judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist […]

Rupert Murdoch Calls Out Fantastic Four Film For Poor Performance

In today’s financial reports from Twentieth Century Fox, Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is quoted as saying that poor Twentieth Century Fox financial results “reflect the expected impact of challenging comparisons for our film studio due to the timing of key releases, as well as the poor performance of The Fantastic Four.” Though he did add “We […]

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 […]

Looking At Marvel Comics, Movies, X-Men And Fantastic Four

Earlier today, Den Of Geek ran a rumour that the Fantastic Four rights were returning to Marvel, as some kind of trade for the X-Men TV rights to Fox. It was utter nonsense, whipped up by the presence of X-Men TV series and some interestingly written press releases. You can see by from them that while […]

NYCC ’15: Inhumans Movie Cancelled By Marvel As Film Goes To War With TV?

UPDATE: You can find a follow-up article here. The original piece runs below. At New York Comic Con, it was announced that Marvel Studios would change the schedules of their first black solo lead and female solo lead films, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, to accommodate a new project, Ant Man And The Wasp. This seems like […]

How Will Marvel’s Civil War Between Ike And Feige Affect The Comics?

Bleeding Cool has reported extensively on the very real civil war that is ripping its way through Marvel, as a result of Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige successfully moving the film studio side away from Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter, creating an East Coast/West Coast divide like never before, with the TV side caught in the […]

The Civil War Between Marvel West And Marvel East – Which Side Are You On?

When Disney first bought Marvel Comics in 2009, there was a very palpable fear in fandom that Marvel would be subsumed by the beast and lose whatever edge it had. There were lots of questions. In the last six years, some of them were even answered. But much of it resolved around how independent Marvel […]


Avengers: Age Of Ultron Was Considered A Failure At Disney – And What Happened Next

The split between Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has seen the film side of Marvel Studios moved away from Perlmutter’s purview. But what triggered it? I understand from Disney sources that, though the two have been at loggerheads for a while, it came to a head over one project, Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Because, […]

Perlmutter/Feige Split Is Only The Start Of Big Marvel Changes

I understand that Marvel divisions all had meetings a week ago, on Tuesday afternoon, regarding the change in who Kevin Feige reports to at Marvel/Disney, from CEO Isaac Perlmutter, to Disney’s Alan Horn. It was intended for the news to hit the wires that day. But it didn’t. Instead it took Hollywood Reporter six days to […]

The Ballad Of Ike Perlmutter And Marvel Comics

With the news about big changes at Marvel Studios, it’s just another example of Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter or “Ike” proving a source of fascination and controversy over the years. An Israeli war veteran who came to the USA with nothing, started the toy company Toy Biz. Licensing many Marvel characters as action figures, it was bought by Marvel, putting […]

Marvel Shake-up! Kevin Feige Sidesteps Marvel CEO

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will now report directly to Disney studio head Alan Horn, sidestepping Marvel Entertainment CEO Issac Perlmutter after what their source called “several years of frustration.” Perlmutter, who purchased Marvel at what was essentially a fire sale in the mid 1990s, is notorious for both micromanaging […]

When Will We Get A Fantastic Four Comic Back?

Bleeding Cool was the first to tell you that Marvel Comics was to cancel the Fantastic Four comic last year, something that CBR were keen to back-up after we ran it. Cancelled as a personal reaction by Marvel CEO and Disney’s largest single shareholder, Isaac Perlmutter, to strained relations between Marvel and Fox over the […]

Isaac Perlmutter Signed Off On Spider-Gwen – Is A Movie Next?

The Spider-Gwen comic book series has become quite the phenomenon at Marvel Comics. But no one seemed to expected it. A character that debuted seen in Spider-Man writer Dan Slott‘s Spider-Verse crossover event with her own story in the second issue of Edge Of Spider-Verse from Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, that was meant to […]

Marvel’s Ike Perlmutter On Female Heroes – Sony Leaks…

Wikileaks.org has posted the Sony e-mails. At Bleeding Cool, we have been reading a few. Such as one from the 7th August 2014, with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter talking to Sony’s Michael Lynton, in an e-mail titled “Female Heroes”. We don’t know the conversation on the phone, but the e-mail gives us some indication of how Perlmutter […]

Scoop, Rumour And Wrong Of The Year – The 14th Annual Rumour Awards

Rumour Of The Year it may never be officially approved. But you know it’s true. Or at least it should be true. This year we told you that the planned Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot was set in the nineteen twenties, with sequels to take the story to World War II and then to the […]

Today’s Fantastic Four Adds To The Legend Of Isaac Perlmutter

Okay so I know I’m reading far too much into it. But reading today’s Fantastic Four, I couldn’t fail to be struck by the panels below. Because, as Marvel staffers informed me earlier in the year, billionaire and Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter was behind the decision to cancel the Fantastic Four comic, out of his […]

A Very Civil War Between Kevin Feige And Isaac Perlmutter?

Last night’s Variety promised that the next Captain America movie would be based on Mark Millar and Steve McNiven‘s Civil War series, and would co-star Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and Iron Man. It coincides with Marvel’s plans not only to do a new Secret Wars event next year but also a Civil War […]