Of Mice And Mark Millar

From today’s Scottish Herald On Sunday, featuring Mark Millar and Scottish comedian Robert Florence as Lenny & George from Of Mice And Men, to illustrate an article on the Glasgow Film Fest, which will again be featuring a Kapow strand. And Photoshopped for clarity…

When Alex Salmond Geeks Out With Mark Millar In Public

At the last General Election, Mark Millar switched political allegiance from the Labour Party to the Scottish Nationalist Party. Normally, the political opinions of a comic book writer wouldn’t make any difference, but Millar’s profile in Scottish media on the back of the Wanted and Kick-Ass movies saw him appear in political advertising, and when […]

The British Rob Granito?

Over the last couple of weeks there has been growing irritation, annoyance and indeed anger about an individual who is being dubbed by some as the British Rob Granito. An unnamed individual exhibiting at a number of British comic conventions, including Birmingham Comics Expo, Kapow and London MCM, who sells prints of copyrighted characters. Nothing […]

Tripwire At Twenty

It’s the twentieth anniversary of British comics, film and music magazine Tripwire. And they’re trying to get funding for a celebratory two hundred page hardcover volume. Will you make a pledge? If nothing else listen to editor Joel Meadows talking about the history of the magazine… [issuu viewMode=singlePage width=550 height=777 printButtonEnabled=false backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120522103835-b7764854d60d4a8f8341b5a92347e740 name=tripwire-bristol-kapow-images-lowres username=richjohnston […]

Monday Trending Topics: Which Iconic DC Comics Character Will Reveal He Is Gay?

Many major news organizations were asking that question today, based on Rich’s report from the DC Kapow panel yesterday.  And it was a huge news day from dawn until dusk Monday, including tidbits about Amazing Spider-Man #700, the Enchantress in Thor, Marvel’s The View announcement, and much, much more.   Most-Read Comic Stories Today: DC […]

No, Fox News, Superman Is Not Going To Be Gay

Thanks to Fox for this one. Honchos at Superman’s comic book home, DC Comics, said this weekend that one of their most identifiable (but as of yet unnamed) straight characters will soon be coming out of the closet, according to a report. No, and I was there. Dan DiDio, DC Comics co-publisher said that a […]

Sunday Trending Topics: Marvel And DC Comics Kapow Announcements

  Lots of interesting stories surfacing from Kapow this weekend, with Marvel and DC news drawing a bunch of interest today. And really, sounds like a pretty good comic con weekend just about everywhere, as I’ve heard good things about Motor City, Dallas, and Big Wow over the past couple days as well. Speaking of […]

Kapow 2012: Kieron Gillen And The £10.70 Glass Of Wine

Kieron wanted me to call this article “A Little Whine”. I didn’t. Anyway, here is the writer of Uncanny X-Men, Kieron Gillen, who has just bought a glass of red wine at the Hilton hotel bar, next door to Kapow, and he is trying to get anyone who will listen to guess how much his […]

Kapow 2012: New Avengers Vs X-Men Art… And The Return of Professor X

At Kapow in London, during the Avengers Vs X-Men panel with Kieron Gillen, CB Cebulski and Joe Quesada, they showed off some upcoming Avengers Vs X-Men pages… one of which seems to show a certain Professor X returning for issue 6… We also got a teaser that Illyana and Black Widow will star in an […]

DC Comics To Switch The Sexual Orientation Of An Established Character

One question asked at the DC panel today at the Kapow comic convention in London, was about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio’s interview with The Advocate. Specifically over the decision not to change any character’s sexual orientation when relaunching the DC Universe. At the time Dan stated they would introduce new LGBT characters rather than switch […]

Kapow 2012: Jonathan Ross Considering A Comic Book Podcast

At Kapow’s Image Comics panel this morning, with Eric Stephenson, Nick Spencer and Bryan Hitch, Jonathan Ross stated that he had plans to launch a comic book podcast, because of his contacts in media and comics. He also talked about planning new comic books with current collaborators Bryan Hitch and Tommy Lee Edwards but also […]

Kapow 2012: “The New 52 Will Always Be The New 52” – Dan DiDio (UPDATE)

At Kapow in London this morning, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio clarified the company’s publishing schedule, by numbers at least. He confirmed that the company will stick to publishing fifty-two ongoing titles in the DC Universe but they will always be “new” and constantly refreshing. So, basically, we can look forward to September and those zero […]

Kapow! 2012 Day One – Abe Lincoln, Fast Girls, The Raid, Storage 24 And More

Comics editor Rich Johnston has posted his own account of Kapow! Comic Convention 2012, but since we somehow managed to avoid running into each other, the Bleeding Cool Film experience was hopefully different enough to be worth writing about. Among the first things that I saw was new footage from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, approximately […]

Saturday Trending Topics: Kapow

Lots of news from Kapow today, including tidbits from Warren Ellis, Mark Millar, Charlie Adlard, and much, much more.  Next week BC hits Phoenix Comicon, which includes the BC Fan Awards, so go vote before it’s too late. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: The Recolouring Of The X-Force Omnibus Coming at some indeterminate point, an X-Force […]

Kapow 2012: Day One

Just back home from Kapow, the second such annual event from Titan, Brightstar and Mark Millar, taking place in Islington, North London. The show saw Jonathan Ross taking to the wrestling ring and showing off the skills he’s been learning the past few weeks. Eric Stephenson and Shaun Kirkman punting volume after volume after volume […]

Kapow 2012: Millarworld And The Future Of Kick Ass 2

Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Dave Gibbons and Nacho Vigalondo held host to the Millarworld panel at Kapow in London today. Giving us a first look at this Quitely Jupiter’s Children cover… and a barrage of Hit Girl and Secret Society imagery. Dave Gibbons talked about that, while Mark prefers American settings for his comics, given […]

Chopping Off Bits On One Side Of The Walking Dead

On the Image Comics panel at Kapow in London, Charlie Adlard stated that, on the Walking Dead, he tries to make character lose a limb, an eye, an ear or whatever on the same side of the character, so that he doesn’t forget and make mistakes. However he does confess to being pulled up by […]

Kapow 2012: The InComplete Sleaze Castle – The Comic You Must Own

On sale at Kapow this weekend, and coming through Diamond shortly, is the Incomplete Sleaze Castle from Markosia. That’s if it gets the numbers it needs. Consider this an appeal to Americans. Oh sure, you think you have Anglophiliac tastes. Your shelves and/or Flash Drives full of Phonogram, Banksy, Misfits, Lucky Soul and The Thick […]