5 Pages From Warren Ellis and Jason Howard's Trees: Three Fates #1

5 Pages From Warren Ellis and Jason Howard’s Trees: Three Fates #1

Image Comics has released a preview of Trees: Three Fates #1, the first issue of the next volume of the creator-owned series by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, ahead of its release in September. Final order cutoff for the comic is Monday, and Image is hoping it will sell out so they can send out […]

Warren Ellis And Jason Howard Are Working On Something Else Between Trees…

At the MIT Media Lab yesterday, Warren Ellis was been interviewed by Kevin Slavin about his life, work and thoughts about stuff as part of a series entitled Mythophysics Of The New Normal. Along the way, he also made mention that he and Jason Howard are taking a break between the second and third volume of his […]

From Strip To Script – Trees

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. I missed the first ‘season’ of Warren Ellis and Jason Howard’s Trees when it was coming out, but ended up […]

36 Thoughts About 35 Of Today’s Comics – From Trees To Lumberjanes

Lumberjanes #14 goes the full Frozen! But Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1 asks the questions no one else will. Especially in such icey climes. Look, Starlord, Kitty Pryde has already said yes. Right now you’re just sounding needy, constantly craving this kind of assurance. Stop asking, or maybe you’ll get a “no” out of pure frustration […]

Warren Ellis Is Spreading His Trees Further

I do rather like the science-fiction global petri dish story of Trees by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard. But not long ago, the big man had doubts about its success it seemed. Well, things are ticking along. Warren writes in his recent newsletter, We overprinted the TREES collection (issues 1-8) significantly – something like 300% of initial orders – […]

37 Thoughts About 37 Of Today’s Comics – Batman Eternal To Trees

Another week and a truckload of comic books… let’s get stuck in! Warren Ellis, you utter bastard. The end of Trees Vol 1. And he doesn’t mess about, Whatever words could they be? Bitchumin, slagheap and constantly-annoying? A punch is too good for him, in today’s Earth 2. Grimm Fairy Tales is less circumspect… and a little […]

Bleeding Cool’s 11 Best Comics Of 2014

By Rich Johnston, Hannah Means-Shannon, and Christine Marie Why 11? Building on our inaugural Bleeding Cool “best of” lists last year, we encourage you, dear readers, to dial it up to 11. It’s no exaggeration to say that this has been an extreme year for the number of new and innovative comic series reaching readers […]

Bleeding Cool’s Best Publisher Of 2014

Lots of comic book publishers are publishing lots of great comics. But in 2014, there was one that stood out head and shoulders above the rest in the English-speaking market. Image Comics. Month after month, they launched quality comics such as Deadly Class, Minimum Wage, Egos, The Fuse, Undertow, Revenger, Apocalypse Al, Mercenary Sea, One Hit […]

It’s Time To Cut Down More Trees

Warren Ellis seems concerned about the sales of his new comic book for Image, Trees. We ran a piece. Though, concerning print runs, it as been pointed out to me that Trees is beating Transmetropolitan in sales significantly. For example, randomly, Transmetropolitan #18, is estimated to have sold 16,445. Whereas Trees #3, say, sold 23,000, half way […]

Not Enough Of You Are Reading Trees. Come On, Now.

Warren Ellis writes in his newsletter, TREES issue 8 is finally complete. As soon as I’ve gotten PROJECT STEPNEY out of the way (and I’m fifteen pages off the end of the first draft), I am commencing the second run of TREES, issues 9-13 approx, which I’m referring to as TREES: TWO FORESTS. This will […]

32 Thoughts About 32 Comics – Batman Eternal, Multiversity, Thor, Original Sin, Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine & The X-Men, Miles Morales, Trees, Supreme, Sirens, All New X-Men, Deadpool, Gwen Stacy, Superior Spider-Man, The Shadow, Solar, Purgatori, The Wicked + The Divine, Devilers, Translucid, Bionic Woman, Hellraiser, Storyteller, Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Cataclysm, Turtles In Time, X-Files, Transformers, Maxx, Littlest Pet Shop And Judge Dredd

Another week, another lovely batch of comic books to read through… so what takes your fancy today? Stephanie Brown gets some fatherly advice regarding using mobile devices while driving, in Batman Eternal.   Simon Bisley doesn’t so much draw Thor as regurgitate it. Raw, powerfel, syrong and possibly a little smelly. So, basically, Angela’s real […]

Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles From Futures End To Multiversity, Edge Of Spider-Verse, The Wicked + The Divine And Trees

By Randy Young and Chris Hunter Bleeding Cool welcomes the return of Talking Comics, from Excalibur Comics, Cards, and Games in Shreveport, Louisiana, to discuss this week’s upcoming books, speculating about where they are headed, and discuss their favorite storylines. Hosts Randy Young and Chris Hunter say: Thanks for pressing play! It’s another great week […]

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 24th August 2014 – Multiversity Fades Out

This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait to the weekend to get this week’s comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your […]

Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles From Batman And Robin To Ragnarok, Supreme, Doctor Who, Velvet, Afterlife With Archie And More!

By Randy Young and Chris Hunter Bleeding Cool welcomes the return of Talking Comics, from Excalibur Comics, Cards, and Games in Shreveport, Louisiana, to discuss this week’s upcoming books, speculating about where they are headed, and discuss their favorite storylines. Hosts Randy Young and Chris Hunter say: Hello, everyone! Thanks for watching this week’s video! […]

Image Watch – Talking Umbral And ‘Playing With Magic Words’ With Antony Johnston

By David Dissanayake Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten’s fantastic series Umbral from Image Comics begins its second arc in today’s issue #7.  I’ve been a big supporter of this creative duo since Wasteland, one of the first ongoing series I started following on a regular basis. Worldbuilders of the highest order, the Johnston/Mitten duo bring […]

Advance Reorders – Silk Trees With Blue Roses

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! A […]