Posts by David Dissanayake


The Bleed Episode 6: Reading Six Gun Gorilla With Jim Zub

The Bleed Episode 6: Reading Six Gun Gorilla With Jim Zub

The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors David Dissanayake, Joseph Schmidt, and Sam Morse. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss all things comics with a new professional every week. On the docket for the week is Six-Gun Gorilla, the BOOM! Studios series from Simon Spurrier, Jeff Stokely, André May, and Steve Wands. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-3TguL-N1A[/youtube] Who should you expect to see […]

Brian K. Vaughan To Make Rare Signing Appearance In San Francisco This November

Brian K. Vaughan To Make Rare Signing Appearance In San Francisco This November

Brian K. Vaughan will be making a very rare signing appearance in San Francisco at Comix Experience on November 22nd in celebration of the release of the first Saga hardcover collection. For ordering information and signing details go here. This is sure to be an absolutely packed event, so sign up while you can. Comix […]

The Bleed Episode 5: Reading Rick Remenders Black Science With Mike Moreci

The Bleed Episode 5: Reading Rick Remender's Black Science With Mike Moreci

The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors David Dissanayake, Joseph Schmidt, and Sam Morse. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss news, the latest comics, creator interviews and the pick of the week. This week, we're discussing the Image Comics series Black Science by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Dean White and Rus Wooton. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evCZUCtE_yU[/youtube] This week we're joined by Michael Moreci (of […]

The Bleed Episode 4: Reading Ray Fawkes The People Inside With Ales Kot

The Bleed Episode 4: Reading Ray Fawkes' The People Inside With Ales Kot

The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors David Dissanayake, Joseph Schmidt, and Sam Morse. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss news, books to check out, and to delve into our pick of the week with a new creator guest every week. This week, we're discussing the Oni Press OGN The People Inside by Ray Fawkes. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reoCxTCXB6M[/youtube] […]

The Bleed Episode # 3: James Asmus &#038 Omar Spahi Join Us For Atomic Robo

The Bleed Episode # 3: James Asmus & Omar Spahi Join Us For Atomic Robo

The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors David Dissanayake and Joseph Schmidt. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss news, the latest comics, creator interviews and the pick of the week. This week, we're discussing Atomic Robo vol.1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne by Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, Ronda Pattison and Jeff Powell. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrH0t_TX4M4[/youtube] Joining us […]

The Bleed Episode #2: Reading East Of West With Brandon Montclare Of Rocket Girl

The Bleed Episode #2: Reading East Of West With Brandon Montclare Of Rocket Girl

The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors Joseph Schmidt, David Dissanayake, and Erik Grove. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss news, the latest comics, and the pick of the week. This week, we're discussing East of West by Nick Dragotta and Jonathan Hickman. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNJJy7_bQFc#t=0[/youtube] In our second episode, we are joined by Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image Comics […]

Advance Review: Roche Limit #1 From Image Plus Preview

Advance Review: Roche Limit #1 From Image, Plus Preview

Billionaire Langford Skaargard's dream of cosmic exploration is no more and Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, has become a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony's underworld […]

The Bleed &#8211 Episode 1: Diving Into Brian Lee OMalleys Seconds With Dark Engines Ryan Burton

The Bleed – Episode 1: Diving Into Brian Lee O'Malley's Seconds With Dark Engine's Ryan Burton

The Bleed is a weekly book club by Bleeding Cool contributors Joseph Schmidt, David Dissanayake, and Erik Grove. The group meets every Wednesday on Google Hangout to discuss news, the latest comics, and the pick of the week. Rest assured, this ain't your daddy's book club. Unless your dad was in a book club that exclusively discussed comics, in which case your dad probably […]

Image Watch: On Why You Need To Read Dark Engine Plus Preview Of Issue #2

Image Watch: On Why You Need To Read Dark Engine, Plus Preview Of Issue #2

By David Dissanayake Dark Engine is a series that I don't think everyone will enjoy. I, however, enjoy it immensely and I am going to tell you why. In case you haven't heard of it, Dark Engine is written by Ryan Burton, drawn by John Bivens, and colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick.  It is grim, it […]


Image Watch: The Big Joe Casey Sex Interview Part 2

Image Watch: The Big Joe Casey Sex Interview Part 2

By David Dissanayake  Joe Casey gives a damn good interview.  Last week I talked to him about his book Sex from Image Comics.  A masterful post-superhero story about repression, intimacy and personal redefinition, Sex follows Simon Cooke – a Batman/Iron Man/rich man superhero archetype – as he hangs up his cape and cowl in an attempt to leave […]

Image Watch: Getting Into Sex With Joe Casey (Part 1)

Image Watch: Getting Into Sex With Joe Casey (Part 1)

By David Dissanayake  Joe Casey is a creator whose work I have admired for a long time. His comics are constantly inventive and always push the boundaries of the medium. His Image book Sex is a perfect example.  Drawn by Piotr Kowalski, colored by Brad Simpson, lettered by Rus Wooton, and designed by Sonia Harris, Sex is […]

Image Watch: Talking Wayward With Jim Zub And Steve Cummings

Image Watch: Talking Wayward With Jim Zub And Steve Cummings

By David Dissanayake  The more I read about the new ongoing Wayward by Image Comics, the more intrigued I became. Co-created by Jim Zub and Steve Cummings, Wayward is a story about teenage heroine Rori, a half-Irish, half-Japanese girl from Ireland who has moved to Tokyo with her mother for the first time.  As an outsider […]

Image Watch &#8211 Talking Umbral And Playing With Magic Words With Antony Johnston

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 […]

Image Watch &#8211 Talking Outcast With Paul Azaceta

Image Watch – Talking Outcast With Paul Azaceta

By David Dissanayake Outcast, the new Skybound/Image Comics horror series from Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, and Elizabeth Breitweiser hit stands a couple weeks ago to almost universal acclaim.  A really well constructed neo-horror story of demons and possessions, Outcast is off to a very promising start with its double-sized first issue. It is decidedly different […]

Image Watch &#8211 Jonathan Hickman On East of West: Year One And The World Cup

Image Watch – Jonathan Hickman On East of West: Year One And The World Cup

By David Dissanayake  East of West is my favorite series currently being published.  Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin have quickly become one of the most tremendous powerhouse teams in all of comics, and if you've been reading the series you know why. If you haven't checked out the series yet, I obviously cannot […]

Image Watch &#8211 Revving The Dark Engine With Ryan Burton

Image Watch – Revving The Dark Engine With Ryan Burton

By David Dissanayake Out July 16th from Image Comics is Dark Engine, a new dark fantasy/mystery ongoing by Ryan Burton and John Bivens.  It's a twisted story about a brutal woman created to travel in time to destroy the enemies of her alchemist masters. It is an immersive first issue that gives you a tantalizing […]

Image Watch: Like Saga Sex Criminals Lumberjanes Read Rat Queens.

Image Watch: Like Saga? Sex Criminals? Lumberjanes? Read Rat Queens.

By David Dissanayake I just picked up the first volume of the Image Comics series Rat Queens by  Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchuch, and I have  fallen madly in love with it.  I think you will too. I make the comparison to the other three books in this article's title because they really are in similar a vein.  Each book […]

Image Watch: On Alex+Ada Being The Most Underrated Series Being Published

Image Watch: On Alex+Ada Being The Most Underrated Series Being Published

By David Dissanayake  I once bumped into Sarah Vaughn, co-creator of Image Comics' Alex+Ada (with Jonathan Luna), without knowing it.  I was going to my old local comic shop, Big Planet Comics, on U St. in Washington, DC.  It was a Wednesday, and I was in a terrible mood after an exceptionally long day of exceptionally […]

Image Watch: Spreading The Love Of Spread With Justin Jordan &#038 Kyle Strahm

Image Watch: Spreading The Love Of Spread With Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm

By David Dissanayake With their new Image ongoing series Spread, Justin Jordan, Kyle Strahm, and Felipe Sobriero have concocted the most intriguing idea for a horror comic that I've heard in a long time:  Lone Wolf & Cub in an America taken over by John Carpenter's The Thing. Who says simple, "_____ meets _____ by […]