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“Essex County” Creator Jeff Lemire Posts CBC Series Adapt’s Pilot Script Cover

Originally announced (and covered by Bleeding Cool) back in 2015, CBC‘s television adaptation of award-winning writer/artist Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel trilogy Essex County is actually breaking some news – and it comes directly from Lemire. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the writer/artist posted the front page to the script for the pilot episode – which […]

Space Gays Battle the Patriarchy in Hannah Templer’s Cosmoknights

Top Shelf has announced Cosmoknights, a new comic by Hannah Templer which will start as a webcomic, available at, and will be published as a graphic novel in Fall 2019. The headline pretty much says it all, but a press release provides some more details: Top Shelf Productions will publish the solo debut graphic […]


Cat’N’Bat Creator and Animator Sashko Danylenko Talks Off-Color Humor and Omitting Dialogue

Bleeding Cool contributor Jason Borelli visited the MoCCA Arts Festival and caught up with another great newcomer graphic novel creator, Sashko Danylenko of Cat’N’Bat. Cat’N’Bat marks the graphic novel debut for Sashko Danylenko, an animator and artist originally from Ukraine. While some authors go all-in on plots, Danylenko’s stories are simple, six-page tales about a pair […]

Ryan Gosling Is Developing Jeff Lemire’s Underwater Welder

Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel, The Underwater Welder, is getting a big screen adaptation by Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao and Anonymous Entertainment. It tells the story of a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding who has a supernatural encounter as the bottom of the sea. No directors, writers or actors have been attached to […]

Congressman John Lewis’ March Series Concludes In August

As we near the end of the primary season in the United States, talk about racism is all over the television screens. It seems appropriate that Top Shelf announced the third and final segment in Congressman John Lewis’ autobiographical series March. The award winning series tells of Lewis’ time in the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. […]

A 10-Page Preview Of Top Shelf’s New Graphic Novel The Fun Family

Top Shelf is bringing The Fun Family to comic shops this June. The story by Benjamin Frisch is a funny, haunting and though-provoking deconstruction of an American art form, the suburban family comic strip. Beloved cartoonist Robert Fun has earned a devoted following for his circle-shaped newspaper comic strip, celebrating the wholesome American family by drawing […]

Top Shelf and Troy Little To Adapt Hunter S. Thompson

What were we doing out here…? What was the meaning of this trip? Did I actually have a big red convertible out there on the street? Was I just roaming around these Mint Hotel escalators in a drug frenzy of some kind, or had I really come out here to Las Vegas to work on […]

CTM Media Holdings Rebrands As IDW Media Holdings With Ted Adams As CEO

CTM Media Holdings, Inc may be a company you’ve never heard of, but it’s a holding company that has a majority interest in IDW… a publisher you probably are familiar with. To reflect the growth of IDW as its principal line of business the company has renamed itself IDW Media Holdings and founding partner and […]

The Beautiful Genre Work Of Recoil Comics – Rich Tommaso Talks Shop

Mentioning Rich Tommaso’s comics usually produces the same reactions in people, I’ve noticed. Firstly, they always know who I’m talking about, even if I preface it with a kind of “I won’t judge you if you haven’t heard of him” clause in case they haven’t, and secondly they are pretty much in awe of him […]

My Favourite Reference In The New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Comic

The final chapter in the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo story came out last week in the UK from Top Shelf Publications and Knockabout. Nemo: River Of Ghosts starring the daughter of Captain Nemo, Janni, taking on his role in the world and aboard the Nautilus. We saw the time of her birth, now we reach […]

You Don’t Say? IDW’s Insufferably Holistic May 2015 Solicitations

IDW’s solicitations for May comics from the upcoming Diamond Previews also now incorporate Top Shelf. I wonder how they enjoy being in the front of Previews with their new friends, launching You Don’t Say, collecting any unseen comics by Nate Powell? There’s also the launch of a certain Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and the new […]

IDW Lowers Top Shelf’s FCBD Price From 39 To 29 Cents For Motorcycle Samurai

That’s what being bought out by a Diamond Premier Publisher does for you. IDW’s acquisition of Top Shelf Comix means that they will be printing their Free Comic Book Day titles together,and will lower the cost price for retailers for each issue given away in comic book stores. Which means Top Shelf’s Motorcycle Samurai book will […]

A Comic Show – Spider-Verse And Super Robin!

Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida, writes: Hey Fandom! Before I tackle this week’s New Comics Now, I make a personal and business related announcement and weight in on the Secret Wars Marvel melting pot coming. I talk some on the Spider-Verse issue and tie-ins, the GotG and Rocket Raccoon, Superior Iron […]

Your First Look At League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo – River Of Ghosts

This is your first look at the upcoming new League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen volume by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, Nemo: River Of Ghosts, published by Knockabout and Top Shelf/IDW. With princess Jenny, daughter of Captain Nemo, and set in 1975, concluding the Nemo trilogy, and published on 2nd March. Hmm. Looking at that opening […]

A League Of Extraordinary Publishers – IDW, Top Shelf And Knockabout

The IDW/Top Shelf acquisition could have all sorts of contractual side-effects. So I asked a few people who might be affected. Tony Bennett is the publisher of Knockabout in the UK, who co-publishes a number of titles with Top Shelf in the US, including From Hell and League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I asked Tony what […]

Comics Folk Respond To… IDW Buying Top Shelf

So who else remembers buying The Staros Report? Who else still has their copies. Today, this happened. I’d heard that Bill Schanes was working for IDW, but not in what capacity. The West Coast is not even awake yet but… All single issues of comics sold by Top Shelf mysteriously had their cover prices raised to […]