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The Daily LITG, 17th January 2020, Happy Birthday Tom Brevoort

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. The 10 most-read stories yesterday Hal Jordan to Get a Brand New Green Lantern Lantern in Season 2 Gundam Exia Figure is Releasing Soon from Bandai […]

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The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

C.B. Cebulski and Tom Brevoort Uncensored in New Declassified Empyre Trailer

C.B. Cebulski and Tom Brevoort Uncensored in New Avengers/Fantastic Four: Empyre Trailer

Earlier this month, Marvel Comics released a trailer for their next big super-mega-crossover event. Called Empyre (with a Y), the event was billed as “Marvel’s most Earth-shattering event of 2020,” which is really saying something considering Marvel puts out an average of fifteen Earth-shattering events every year. Unfortunately, all of the details of this event […]

When the Post Office Ruined Fantastic Four for Tom Brevoort

When the Post Office Ruined Tom Brevoort’s Fantastic Four Art

Marvel Executive Tom Brevoort was expecting a very nice page of Aaron Kuder artwork for his collection, but his local postal service had other ideas in mind for the longtime Marvel employee. Brevoort posted a photo to Twitter showing a page from Fantastic Four #5, the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters. According to […]

Tom Brevoort is 8 Months Behind on Reading Marvel Comics; Let’s Spoil Them for Him

If you’ve ever wondered why Marvel comics seem to make less and less sense within the shared continuity of their own universe, with characters appearing in multiple books in the same months on completely different adventures and world-threatening events like invading celestial hosts going apparently unnoticed in other titles, perhaps Marvel Executive Vice President Tom […]

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A History of Why Marvel Comics Didn’t Publish the Fantastic Four for 3 Years

Today, Marvel Comics announced that they would be publishing a new Fantastic Four monthly series beginning in August — the first of the sort in three years. Here’s a history of how Bleeding Cool broke the story on why there wasn’t one — and found all sorts of implications. In 2014, Bleeding Cool reported that […]

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Tom Brevoort on Marvel Two-in-One: “This Is Really a Fantastic Four Book”

Marvel Two-in-One starring The Thing and the Human Torch has finally hit stores today, and if you haven’t read it yet, go and do that now, or at least go read Bleeding Cool’s spoiler post about it, and this one too. Done? Okay. There will be mild spoilers below. We won’t go in depth about what’s […]

Brian Michael Bendis Will Get To Say Farewell To His Marvel Favorites

Brian Michael Bendis is leaving Marvel for DC Comics. Typing that still feels weird. After years and years playing at the House of Ideas, what will become of Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, The Defenders, and other stories Bendis had in the pipeline? According to him, he will get to wrap things up nicely. Responding to […]

Marvel January 2018 Solicits: Weekly Books For Everyone!


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Dan Slott Sticking With Amazing Spider-Man For “Long Haul”

With all the shake-ups and revamps Marvel is applying to itself through Legacy in the hopes of garnering goodwill, one thing that is not apparently happening soon is the departure of writer Dan Slott from Amazing Spider-Man. In an interview with, Marvel honcho Tom Brevoort discussed Marvel Legacy and the upcoming changes. One question asked by the interviewer was the […]

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Jonathan Hickman Returning To Marvel “Sooner Than You Think,” Says Tom Brevoort

Unfortunately, it’s just for those final two issues of S.H.I.E.L.D. that were never published. Marvel Executive Vice President Of Never Answering The Goddamn Question Tom Brevoort appeared in an interview with today to deftly avoid giving a straight answer to any questions the website asked him. One of those was a question about when […]

Brevoort: Parts Of Secret Empire “Made The Right People Unhappy And Upset”

ABC hosted its final Secret Empire livestream Thursday to talk about the events of Secret Empire Omega and the aftermath of the series. Being gluttons for punishment, we watched it to hastily transcribe the comments of Marvel guests Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith, and Nick Spencer. Here are the highlights: Brevoort, on how Secret Empire ended: […]

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What Fatigue? “Every Story Is An Event” In New Marvel Legacy Trailer

In what we all should have seen coming as the inevitable conclusion to Marvel’s publishing strategies over the last decade, a new trailer for Marvel Legacy #1 touts the tagline “Every Story Is An Event.” Marvel finally has the solution for the event fatigue its readers have been suffering from. From now on, every Marvel […]

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Nick Spencer Explains Why It’s OK For Marvel To Spoil Secret Empire

Spoilers are bad. They ruin people’s enjoyment of comics, and they undermine the efforts of creators to tell compelling stories. Unless the spoilers are coming from Marvel itself, through sanctioned articles on mainstream media outlets. Then, the spoilers are good. Or, at least, inevitable. Just ask Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer, who responded on Twitter […]

Why Marvel Should Bring Back The Thunderbolts

Jim Zub, Jon Malin, and Matt Yackey’s Thunderbolts is one of the best comics to come out in recent years. There, I said it. It’s the truth. Here we have a comic that perfectly balanced character and action, perfectly understood the characters and the spirit of the team, and had some of the most endearing […]

Clique-Bait: Comic Folk Describe Their Creative Process With A GIF

When Marvel Comics executive and guy who never misbehaves on Twitter Tom Brevoort said, in his statement announcing that he will probably quit the social media service, “I think my time on Twitter is coming to an end. There’s simply no conversation to be had here anymore, just anger & fodder for clickbait.” The anger, […]

Jim Zub Just Pitched Another Thunderbolts Series And Needs Fan Support

So, yours truly was being a casual fanboy this morning, tweeting at Jim Zub to obsess over his Thunderbolts book and asking if it will be returning after Secret Empire’s conclusion: Is there still a chance this masterpiece could return after Secret Empire? — Josh I Guess (@joshdavisonbolt) June 26, 2017 I was hoping for […]