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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Yesterday Lunar Distributed Two Weeks Of DC Comics At Once

Yesterday, Lunar Distributed Two Weeks Of DC Comics At Once

Results will vary store to store, of course. Some comic book stores that have signed up to Lunar Distribution (soon to be all of them) received yesterday's stack of comic books late last week. But some received them yesterday, to go on sale the same day. Consistency and reliability is not quite what it was. […]

Mad Jim Jaspers And The Fury Appear In Todays X Of Swords: Stasis

Mad Jim Jaspers And The Fury Appear In Today's X Of Swords: Stasis

There is but one X Of Swords title published this week from Marvel Comics, but it's a big one. X Of Swords: Stasis #1 by Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Pepe Larraz, Mahmud Asrar, Marte Gracia and Clayton Cowles. And it begins with a tour of Otherworld, with an emissary of Saturnyne making her presence known […]

West Wing Three Jokers Garth Marenghi- Daily LITG 28th October 2020

West Wing, Three Jokers, Garth Marenghi- Daily LITG 28th October 2020

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. And at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. Including West Wing, Three Jokers, Garth Marenghi and so much more.  The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains […]

Be A Hero &#8211 Wear A Mask Justice League In DC Comics This Week

"Be A Hero – Wear A Mask" Justice League In DC Comics This Week

As seen in today's DC Comics monthly titles, a new DC Comics public service announcement, with all their characters wearing facemasks. Now, I am not entirely sure if Kryptonian physiology, Amazonian physiology, Cyborg physiology. Atlantean physiology, Flash metabolism or a Green Lantern ring would allow any of them to actually get the coronavirus, let alone […]

Does Three Jokers Give Batman Closure Over The Death Of His Parents

Does Three Jokers Give Batman Closure Over The Death Of His Parents?

Yes, yes, it's been Batman: Three Jokers Day today. But what do we know? Joe Chill killed Thomas and Martha Wayne in Crime Alley, after the Wayne's had talent their son to see a Zorro movie. If only they had walked through Justics Street, but there you go. A mugging, a shot, spilled pearls, and […]

Jerry Bennington IDW President Latest To Leave

Jerry Bennington, IDW President, Latest To Leave?

In July, Bleeding Cool scooped the news that Chris Ryall was leaving  IDW Publishing as Chief Creative Officer, President and Publisher, after many years at the publisher. We then learned that his position would be taken over by a number of people. Jerry Bennington was named as President of IDW Publishing, while Jud Meyers was named […]

Barbara Gordon Heads To Washington For 2021 (Batgirl #50 Spoilers)

Barbara Gordon Heads To Washington For 2021? (Batgirl #50 Spoilers)

As we mentioned earlier today, in the seventies, Barbara Gordon junked being Batgirl in favour of going into politics, getting elected to the Houce Of Representatives. That was the Barbara Gordon who was shot by the Joker in The Killing Joke, Batgirl at that point was a decade-and-a-half ago. Her recovery pushed her back into […]

How The Three Jokers Rewrites The Killing Joke (BIG SPOILERS)

How The Three Jokers Rewrites The Killing Joke (BIG SPOILERS)

Bleeding Cool told you yesterday that Batman: The Three Jokers #3 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok worked as a direct sequel to Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Here's where it breaks down most visibly. Big spoilers going in, you have been warned. So Batgirl gets her own revenge in […]

Death Metal #7 Second Epilogue Sets Up Something Beyond Future State

Death Metal #7 Second Epilogue Sets Up Something Beyond Future State

In the tease for upcoming Future State two-month band-aid replacement for 5G from DC Comics, it has been repeatedly stated that Future State will be set up by the end of Death Metal #7, in a way that 5G was originally intended to be. There is to be an epilogue section. Two mid-credit or after-credit […]

Jason Todd Complicated Love Life In Three Jokers #3 and Red Hood #50

Jason Todd Complicated Love Life In Three Jokers #3 and Red Hood #50

In Batman: The Three Jokers #2 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, Jason Todd and Barbara Gordon – Red Hood and Batgirl, shared a moment. It didn't end well. In Batman: The Three Jokers #3, Jason presses the point. It still doesn't go well. So, he goes for a bit of a hail mary. Puts […]

Marvel Made Celebrates Chris Claremont &#8211 Days Of Future Past Prequel

Marvel Made Celebrates Chris Claremont – Days Of Future Past Prequel

It's Chris Claremont time! We started running reports on just what Marvel Made was at the beginning of the year. Our guesses were wrong – but they weren't too wrong. It's a collaboration between Marvel and Reed POP to create high-end reproductions of Marvel material. They kicked off with a Skottie Young bundle earlier, now […]

Mon-El Family History Revealed &#8211 Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 Spoilers

Mon-El Family History Revealed – Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 Spoilers

So who is Mon-El anyway? In the Superman comics in the nineteen-fifties, Halk-Kar was an alien who crash-lands as an amnesiac alien on Earth in a rocketship and is rescued in the fifties by Superman, who believes him to be his own brother, later revealed as a friend of Jor-El. In the sixties, that story […]

Jaime Hernandez To Publish 40 Years Of Women Wrestling Cartoons

Jaime Hernandez To Publish 40 Years Of Women Wrestling Cartoons

Jaime Hernandez is best known as one of the Hernandez brothers, creators of the ongoing anthology comic book series, Love & Rockets. But Jaime has been working on something else all this time as well, now to be collected in Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings, to be published in August next year. A body […]

Jack Kirby In The 31st Century- Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)

Jack Kirby In The 31st Century- Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)

The famous Jack Kirby adage to the young James Romberberg, wanting to work in the comic book industry, was "Comics will break your heart." The idea that passionate souls pour their heart into a medium, are exploited by an industry, then spat out, penniless, unmourned and unloved is one that has been demonstrated by a plethora […]

The Three Jokers #3 Add New Twist To Barbara Gordons Life (Spoilers)

The Three Jokers #3 Add New Twist To Barbara Gordon's Life (Spoilers)

That Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon would not recognise Batgirl as being his daughter, Barbara Gordon, has stretched the suspension of disbelief almost as much as Oliver Queen not always being recognisable as The Green Arrow with that beard of his. After her first appearance in the sixties, by the seventies even the campy comics […]

Power Rangers #1 and Darth Vader #7 Top Advance Reorders

Power Rangers #1 and Darth Vader #7 Top Advance Reorders

Two weeks' worth of Advance Reorders below (I may have forgotten last week's) with Power Rangers #1 topping this week, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin getting its second printing in both. Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead […]

Which Political Campaigns Did DC Comics Employees Donate To

Which Political Campaigns Did DC Comics Employees Donate To?

So there is a Presidential Election coming and it's time to look at the FEC Filings for political donations for those who declare their employment from DC Comics or DC Comics-related aspects of Warner Bros, over the last couple of years. We looked at those from Marvel Comics the other week, now we take a trip […]

Garth Marenghi &#038 Marc Guggenheim &#8211 The Daily LITG 27th October 2020

Garth Marenghi & Marc Guggenheim – The Daily LITG, 27th October 2020

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. And at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. Including Green Lantern, Razer and Spitting Image and so much more.  The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains […]

Neil Gaiman Asks If DC Wants a Death Talks About Life For COVID-19

Neil Gaiman Asks If DC Wants a Death Talks About Life For COVID-19

During online discussion of the Netflix Sandman series (currently filming), Sandman creator Neil Gaiman said that "The plan is to tell the whole story, from Preludes and Nocturnes up to Sandman Overture" and in response to fears that Netflix may cancel Sandman three series in, "The short answer (which I will not be expanding) is, […]

50 Copies Of Emma Kubert Bleeding Cool Foundlings Kickstarter Variant

50 Copies Of Emma Kubert Bleeding Cool Foundlings Kickstarter Variant

John Stanisci and Emma Kubert are currently crowdfunding for a new comic book series, Foundlings, a dystopian young adult comic book series in the vein of Stranger Things and The Goonies, tackling issues of abandonment and ableism amongst a diverse cast of children. The series follows a group of children cast aside by their families […]