Posts by Rich Johnston

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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New Aggretsuko and Kaijumax Launch In Oni Press April 2021 Solicits

New Aggretsuko and Kaijumax Launch In Oni Press April 2021 Solicits

Oni Press is launching a brand new Aggretsuko comic in April 2021, with Aggretsuko Meet Her World by Molly Muldoon and Kel McDonald as well as collecting previous volumes, And there's the final season of Zander Cannon's Kaijimax launches as well, alongside the usual Rick And Morty. Here are the full Oni Press April 2021 […]

Cerebus The Duck and Swords Of Cerebus In Hell From Dave Sim in April

Cerebus The Duck and Swords Of Cerebus In Hell From Dave Sim in April

Dave Sim continues, as he has done for the last few years, to continue to publish Cerebus comic books, as Cerebus In Hell, every month getting a new title, a new #1 and a new weak joke at some aspect of the comic book industry, legacy or reputation – filtered through his own increasingly bizarre viewpoints. The one for […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy And Geiger On Covers Of Next Weeks Previews

Guardians Of The Galaxy And Geiger On Covers Of Next Week's Previews

The February edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue arrives in comic shops on Wednesday, the 27th of January with comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning April 2021. The Previews front cover features Marvel Comics' Guardians of the Galaxy #13 from Al Ewing and […]

Marvels Twitter Mistakenly Hid Gay Guardians Of The Galaxy Comments

Marvel's Twitter Mistakenly Hid "Gay" Guardians Of The Galaxy Comments

Yesterday Bleeding Cool ran the news that Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy comic written by Al Ewing were about to gain two new members, Wiccan and Hulking, Bill and Ted, the couple who recently wed in Al Ewing's Empyre series. Which saw lots of folks reply excitedly to the news to Marvel's Twitter feed with […]

Raiding Pokémon GO &#8211 The Daily LITG 22nd January 2021

Raiding Pokémon GO – The Daily LITG, 22nd January 2021

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. At Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. Whether that's Pokemon Go, Howard The Phoenix, Josh Geppi or more, the Daily Lying In The Gutters remains […]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 2021 Off To A Great Start

Comic Store In Your Future – 2021 Off To A Great Start

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes of 2020 and 2021; 2020 is over. With 2020 gone, our hope is 2021 would be much better simply because it is a new year. The Capitol being overrun by rioters was quite the shocker. That said, I […]

Dark Horse Comics Full Solicits April 2021 &#8211 Take Pride

Dark Horse Comics Full Solicits April 2021 – Take Pride

The Dark Horse Comics April 2021 solicitations are up, including the launch of the new Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory, series, the launch of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's Cojacaru the Skinner #1 and a new Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word series – as well as the arrival of Joe Glass's The Pride to Dark […]

Boom Wins The License To Publish Magic: The Gathering Comics

Boom Wins The License To Publish Magic: The Gathering Comics

Of late IDW, has published hundreds of Magic: The Gathering comic books, as part of their ongoing license with Hasbro, that also sees them publish Transformers, My Little Pony and GI Joe. But in September 2019, something bad went down and the announced Magic The Gathering: Chandra: The Trials Of Alara series by James Asmus […]

Josh Geppi Made CCO Of Geppi Family Enterprises/Diamond Comics

Josh Geppi Made CCO Of Geppi Family Enterprises/Diamond Comics

Josh Geppi has been named Chief Creative Officer of Geppi Family Enterprises, the company best known as the owner of Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Games. Josh Geppi is adding this role to his role of President, Diamond International Galleries which buys and sells pop culture collectables and operates DIGAuction, an online auction house for […]

Leaked Black Cat #3 Page Reveals Infinite Destinies for Marvel Comics

Leaked Black Cat #3 Page Reveals Infinite Destinies for Marvel Comics

It's Black Cat time. Infinite Destinies was a planned Marvel Comics crossover for the last summer that never happened, because of the shutdown. It would have been made up of eight annuals, continuing a story between them, from one spotlighted character to another, and teaming established Marvel characters with more recently created characters. And it […]

Louise Simonson Brings Back The Women Of Marvel For April

Louise Simonson Brings Back The Women Of Marvel For April

It's amazing the difference a decade-and-a-half makes. In 2006 and 2007, Marvel Comics published Women Of Marvel trade paperbacks, collecting stories starring female characters. The first included a couple of writers/artists, the second had none. In 2010 they published another two issues with new material, which had a handful of women creators amongst the men, […]

Deadpool Cancelled by Marvel Next Week With #10

Deadpool Cancelled by Marvel Next Week With #10?

The new Marvel Comics April 2021 solicitations have another notable absence. It is increasingly looking like the last issue of the current Deadpool series will be out next week, as part of the King In Black crossover – and that's it. For now, at least. Cancelled. It may be the character's 30th anniversary, but there […]

Who Will Be The New Phoenix Of The Marvel Universe From April 2021

Who Will Be The New Phoenix Of The Marvel Universe From April 2021?

This week's Avengers #41 by Jason Aaron and Javi Garron gave all manner of possibilities as to the new host for The Phoenix in Marvel Comics. Our favourite had to be Howard The Phoenix. But it seems that Marvel Comics have chickened out an in April, the Phoenix will have a new permanent host. And […]

No X-Men Comic From Marvel In April

No X-Men Comic From Marvel In April

The new Marvel Comics April 2021 solicitations have one rather notable absence. X-Men. A rather sizeable gap in the solicitations for an issue of one of Marvel's best-selling titles. March's X-Men #19 is scheduled for March 31st, but for April… nothing. Maybe X-Men #20 will be back for June 5th and just needed five weeks […]

Full Marvel Comics Solicitations April 2021 &#8211 Reborn

Full Marvel Comics Solicitations April 2021 – Reborn

No more Frankensteining necessary – here are the full Marvel Comics April 2021 solicitations, as Avengers crosses over with the remnants of The King In Black – yes, it's still going, with two issues out in April. It also spins off a new Mighty Valkyries, plural now. Oh and note while there is no Heroes […]

Marvel Gets New Space Age With Al Ewing and Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel Gets New Space Age With Al Ewing and Guardians Of The Galaxy

The covers of previous issues of Guardians Of The Galaxy from Marvel Comics have been counting down, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, promising Lift Off. Now we get to see just what they were counting down towards. And what is launching from the mind of Al Ewing. New teammates, new costumes, and a new […]

How Vietnam Voted In The US Presidential Election (Rorschach #4)

How Vietnam Voted In The US Presidential Election (Rorschach #4)

In the world of Watchmen – and its unauthorised sequels – America won the war in Vietnam, courtesy of Dr Manhattan at the behest of President Richard Nixon. So much so, that Vietnam became a full member of the United States Of America, the 51st state  – and its citizens could vote in American elections. […]

Radiant Black #1 by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa Tops 70000 Orders

Radiant Black #1 by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa Tops 70,000 Orders

It seems Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa have a high impact vision for the future of Radiant Black and I'm told from a source inside Image that that vision is coming into sharp focus for them already. Word on the street is that Radiant Black #1 orders broke 70K at FOC and it may even be […]

Radio Apocalypse New Ram V Anand RK Aditya Nidikar Comic From Vault

Radio Apocalypse, New Ram V, Anand RK, Aditya Nidikar Comic From Vault

Vault Comics has announced Radio Apocalypse, a new comic book series "a mix-tape for the end-times, a story of the resilience & joy of music, love & the human spirit" from writer Ram V, artist Anand RK, letterer Aditya Bidikar and designer Tim Daniel. In his newsletter, Ram V says. Back in 2015 when I […]

Conan Returns To Ablaze Comics For Iron Shadows in the Moon &#8211 Preview

Conan Returns To Ablaze Comics For Iron Shadows in the Moon – Preview

Ablaze Publishing are not allowed to call their comic book The Cimmerian, Conan or Conan The Barbarian. Even though that's who the comic books are about,. Based on the now-public domain stories, and originally published in Italy where all of Conan is in public domain, in the USA, Conan is still an active trademark, licensed […]