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Not Just Announced, But Launched – Here Are The ComiXology DRM-Free Comics

We broke the story. We reported the confirmation. And now… here they are. ComiXology’s first run of DRM-free digitally distributed comic books. For our launch, participating publishers include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf …

The Sergio And Mark Show At San Diego With Stan Sakai, Gives More Details On Groo: Friends And Foes

We are eight minutes before the Sergio And Mark Show is about to begin, a tradition at San Diego Comic Con for those of us who have loved the show for decades. Some stories are old, many are new, all …

Avatar Press Brings New Alan Moore, Max Brooks, Max Bemis, Justin Jordan

By David Dissanayake And here we are at Bleeding Cool owner Avatar Press‘ Comic-Con 2014 panel. Max Brooks(World War Z, Extinction Parade) and William Christensen lead the panel. Alan Moore and Jason Burrows‘s Providence will be out mid 2015.  A twelve issue series, the book will expand on his previous Neonomicon work …

Batman ’66: The Lost Episode By Harlan Ellison Comes To Comics

Spinning out of the DC Digital panel is news of Batman ’66: The Lost Episode, based on a story that Harlan Ellison wrote for the original show that was never produced. Script by Len Wein, artwork by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez …

Six Issues Of All-New Captain America Falcap Digital Comic To Drop All At Once

Peter Sailer has been liveblogging the Marvel House Of Ideas panel at San Diego Comic Con. He tells us, There will be a new “All-New Captain America” infinite comic featuring Falcon as Captain America premiering this October. Penagos announces that …

Jimmy Palmiotti And Amanda Conner Awarded Inkpot Awards At San Diego Comic Con

It’s good to work on Harley Quinn. Joshua Stone writes, At the beginning of the  Spotlight on Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti panel each were presented Inkpot Awards by Comic-Con International, given to individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science …

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ComiXology Confirms DRM-Free Comics Digital Distribution (UPDATE)

Peter Sailer has the full liveblog. At San Diego Comic Con, ComiXology has just confirmed this week’s breaking story on Bleeding Cool, that they will be introducing DRM-free as an option to publishers. Files will be available in PDF and …

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson’s Keynote Speech To Image Expo

Here is Eric Stephenson’s keynote address to Image Expo, yesterday, held before San Diego Comic Con. As ever, we look forward to hearing more from Eric at Bleeding Cool very soon… “The only rules are the ones we create.” – …

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The 2000AD Zarjaz Hour Brit Madness At San Diego Comic Con – At What Age Do We ‘Put Dredd Down’? (UPDATE)

It’s that time of year again, when the 2000AD crew turns out to have an interactive prize-wielding panel at San Diego Comic Con. Chris Burnham, Michael Carroll, Henry Flint, and Jock took the podium MCed by Michael Molcher, who was …

Stan Lee Cancels San Diego Comic Con Appearances Due To Laryngitis

An unfortunate tidbit via the Hollywood Reporter, because it’s just not the same Comic Con without con-attending Iron Man Stan Lee. Good to know he’s just lost his voice, though, so keep the “Excelsiors” down to a whisper for a …

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The Events of San Diego’s Chuck Jones Gallery – Including A Night With Hanna Barbara Icon Bob Singer

By Nikolai Fomich [The Gallery] San Diego’s Chuck Jones Gallery, home to hundreds of classic art pieces by Jones and other animation legends, will be holding several events throughout Comic Con. On display at the Gallery are Jones originals many …

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Yes, San Diego, You Can Get Into Hall H

Maybe it’s a lack of Doctor Who or Twilight. Maybe it’s the new wrist band system. Maybe it’s the lines outside the Hasbro booth. But Hall H, and to some degree Ballroom 20, famed for folk having to line up …

Sasuke Violently Kills Naruto at Naruto’s 15th Anniversary

Hi, Peter Sailer, San Diego Otaku Correspondent, here at the early morning Shonen Jump: Naruto panel. Naruto, the manga about an adolescent ninja in a bright orange jumpsuit, by Masashi Kishimoto was first published in 1999. Fifteen years later, and …

Renee Montoya And Batwoman Are Married In Injustice: Gods Among Us

From the most recent issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us by Tom Taylor and Xermanico. Somebody who was planning to get married until DC Comics editorial stepped in, finally got their wish.  

Image Comics Previews For Ody-C, Tooth And Claw, Birthright and From Under Mountains, Scanned And Stacked!

Image Comics showed off a bunch of previews at Image Expo yesterday, some we’d already seen for Rasputin and Wytches but a bunch that were new to us, including Fraction and Ward‘s Ody-C, Busiek and Dewey‘s Tooth & Claw, Williamson …

The Great Archie Conspiracy Over His Death…

Heard at the Archie Comics booth at San Diego Comic Con. At the end of Life Of Archie #36, Archie Andrews is killed, shot by a bullet from a handgun. And yet the intended victim Kevin Keller, a veteran soldier …

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Marvel Unlimited 99 Cent Deal For San Diego Crashes System

Tom Huxley writes: On Wednesday afternoon Marvel Unlimited launched its San Diego Comic Con deal, a month’s access to their library of over 15,000 comics for 99 cents. Get your first month of Marvel Unlimited (access to 15,000+ #Marvel digital …

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59 Photos Of Preview Night At San Diego Comic Con – A Gallery

Wednesday night at San Diego Comic Con, Previews night, was characteristically packed with folks dazzled by the newly revealed displays on the floor, and also by the prospect of hitting up the Hasbro booth and Funko POP booth for exclusives. …

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Peter Dinklage In A Rather Odd Viral Video For The Film Pixels

Pixels is a film starring Peter Dinklage and Adam Sandler and based on the 2010 short of the same name by Patrick Jean, which I somehow missed seeing at the time but am now told is very good, so I’m …

The Giver Keeps On Giving At San Diego Comic Con

Joseph Schmidt writes, Lois Lowry‘s seminal young adult novel is one of the few dystopian stories yet to hit the screen, but The Giver  is finally hitting movie theaters in a few short weeks. It was hosted by Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly, who …

DC Gives Us Our Closest Look Yet At Ben Affleck As Batman

Looks like DC Comics just snuck this one in on us. Yes, as fans have started pointing out, within the dozens of photos and illustrations on the wall is a brand new image of Batman from the upcoming film Batman v …

“A Non-Consensual Suiting Up Moment” And Other Max Steel Pics

Max Steel director Stewart Hendler tells EW: ”This is the first time in the movie you see Max suited up. He and Steel merge into one techno-organic figure, so Steel is the armor in which Max is wrapped. It happens …

Benedict Cumberbatch Shoots Down Doctor Strange Rumors

Benedict Cumberbatch talking to MTV News about the Doctor Strange rumors. Sounds like a “no” to me. Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News

From Fluff To Kinetic – Bleeding Cool Talks To The Maze Runner’s Wes Ball

The cast of The Maze Runner may be a who’s who of bright young things, but don’t overlook its brightest asset, relatively unknown director Wes Ball. The Maze Runner is the hugely successful Young Adult novel, centred around ‘specially selected’ teenagers whose memories …

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Learn More About Eaglemoss Collections With Company Chief Editor Ben Robinson

If you’ve been in comics shop and seen small painted lead figures of Marvel or DC characters with an accompanying magazine… then you have seen the creations of Eaglemoss Collections. The company produces collectibles for many fan favorite lines like …

A Striking Set Of Illustrated Posters Being Handed Out At The Guardians Of The Galaxy European Premiere Today

A very nice set of Guardians of the Galaxy images commissioned by Marvel from Matt Ferguson.  I see from the Marvel UK twitter feed that people are getting queued up as I type this, and Patrick Dane is on hand …

Looks Like We’re Building One Giant Image From All These Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters

I think they did this for Avengers 1 a couple San Diegos back as well.  Here’s the story so far on this rather huge Avengers: Age of Ultron image, I’m sure we’ll be updating this shortly:

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A Slew Of Avengers: Age Of Ultron Pics, Now High Res

I’d still like to see more Ultron (famous last words since 1968), but these Avengers: Age of Ultron pics will do fine for now. And I bet we’ll see more Ultron between now and Saturday evening…

Nebula And Gamora, Rocket Has A Plan, What A Kree Girl Did To Peter Quill – 3 New Guardians Of The Galaxy Clips

I think we’re getting a bit into spoiler territory on at least one of these, and I’m sure most of you will be seeing it soon anyway, so, you know… maybe don’t look.  But if you want to see just …

First Trailer For Fifty Shades Of Grey

Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, based on the Fifty Shades of Grey books by E.L. James, in theaters for Valentine’s day next year.

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At Legendary’s Gothic Gallery For Crimson Peak, The Snow Is Important – And So Are All The Other Details

By Abigail Raney Legendary’s Comic Con booth currently houses a miniature Crimson Peak – dubbed the Gothic Gallery – for fans to walk through. I was allowed a sneak peak guided by the man himself, director Guillermo del Toro. The …

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Legendary’s Immersive Pacific Rim Experience: The Beginning (and End) of My Career as a Jaeger Pilot

By Abigail Raney It’s preview night at Comic-Con, and Legendary has – almost certainly ill-advisedly – put me in control of a giant robot. Virtually, that is. With the help of Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift technology, I became the pilot …

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The Flash Pilot Pleases While The Promised iZombie Pilot Is A No Show

Just got a note from Abdulkareem Baba Aminu who attended the DC Television panel in Ballroom 20 tonight where they screen the pilot for The Flash. A jam-packed Ballroom 20 played host to WB’s Flash pilot and the huge audience …

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Dan Didio Shows Us Batman / Affleck Cowl And Cape

This tweet comes to us from DC Comics‘ Co-Publisher Dan Didio from the Comic-Con Floor. Batfleck costume is in the house! pic.twitter.com/wJCYm4S1ne — dan didio (@dandidio1) July 24, 2014  

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SDCC Marvel Avengers 2 Poster Concept Art: Ultron Vs Iron Man, Ultron Vs Scarlet Witch

If I wasn’t manning part of the BC comic con battlestation right now, I’d definitely be picking these up tonite… Headed to San Diego Comic-Con? Don’t miss out on what are sure to be some of the hottest items of …

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Ant-Man Exclusive SDCC Concept Art Poster

Marvel has an SDCC Exclusive Ant-Man poster to giveaway this weekend and Entertainment Weekly has the first look. The illustration is a piece of pre-production concept art specifically made for San Diego Comic-Con. The art is by Andy Park and features Scott …