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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Warner Bros Black Superman Movie Sees DC Comics eBay Sales Explodes

Warner Bros Black Superman Movie Sees DC Comics eBay Sales Explodes

With Ta Nehisi-Coates joining JJ Abrams on creating a new Superman movie for Warner Bros, The Hollywood Reporter was able to confirm that the project would feature a Black Superman. Now, this is not new for the comic books. Through a variety of Elseworlds, parallel dimensions and sidekicks, there have been black Supermen before. Most […]

When Makeup On Lovecraft Country Went Too Far Then Went TikTok Viral

When Makeup On Lovecraft Country Went Too Far, Then Went TikTok Viral

Kelli Amirah is an actor and artist in New York, who has seen a TikTok of hers go rather viral this weekend, hitting 7.7 million views. She originally stitched a video request to share her craziest story as an extra or background actor in a TV or film production, with quite the tale from working […]

X-Men Beats Batman To Top Bleeding Cool Bestseller List 28/02/21

X-Men Beats Batman To Top Bleeding Cool Bestseller List 28/02/21

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 is known as the "Wednesday Warriors", those who can't wait till the weekend to get this week's comics. Though thanks to DC, Tuesday Titans too.  If any other […]

West Coast Avengers #45 For $1500 And More WandaVision eBay Bumps

West Coast Avengers #45 For $1500 And More WandaVision eBay Bumps

Since we mentioned the price of those West Coast Avengers back issues by John Byrne yesterday, the prices have jumped again. And how. And yes, it's all thanks to a certain WandaVision, We reported that West Coast Avengers #45 CGC 9.8 had just sold for $780 for featuring the first White Vision – reconstructed without […]

Out First Look At New Batman Villain Simon Saint (Spoilers)

Out First Look At New Batman Villain, Simon Saint (Spoilers)

Back in January, Bleeding Cool had questions about Simon Saint, the new Batman possible-villain behind the Magistrate in DC Future State. The listing for the first of the DC Infinite Frontier hardcover collections, Batman: The Cowardly Lot, has hit Amazon, with a listing that revealed "Mayor Nakano has a meeting with shadowy billionaire Simon Saint, who has come to […]

Prelude And Preview To Peach Momoko Demon Days X-Men

Prelude And Preview To Peach Momoko Demon Days X-Men

This week sees the launch of Peach Momoko's Demon Days: X-Men, her first superheroic comic book, and first comic book published by the Big Two. It will not be the last. Momoko is a Japanese illustrator who began exhibiting at US comic conventions back in 2014 and saw American publication with a couple of stories […]

Starlock/Homichron Out From Hexagon Graphic Novels in March

Starlock/Homichron Out From Hexagon Graphic Novels in March

We like to keep an eye on Jean-Marc Lofficier's Hexagon Comics USA line, European comics mostly written by Jean-Marc Lofficier, translated into English and distributed solely through his website, Amazon page or at conventions. Selling enough copies to make it more than worthwhile, as well as making certain comics available to a wider English speaking audience. Retailers can purchase […]

Joss Whedon to Lucifer &#8211 The Daily LITG 28th February 2021

Joss Whedon to Lucifer – The Daily LITG, 28th February 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 Joss Whedon, Roland Moore or Pikachu or more, the Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running […]

Separated At Birth: President Bolsonaro and Justice League Satellite

Separated At Birth: President Bolsonaro and Justice League Satellite

Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the 38th president of Brazil. Elected in 2018 as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party before cutting ties with them, he has been in office since the 1st of January 2019. He just posted the following announcement; Today at 23:50 straight from India We will launch Amazon-1, the first […]

3 Marvel/DC Comics From 2020 That Were Pulped But Never Sold

3 Marvel/DC Comics From 2020 That Were Pulped But Never Sold

There are plenty of pulped comic books over the years, for one reason or another. An anti-Semitic slur here, a rude word there, the wrong UPC box here, a reference to "Marvel douches" there, it's become a rare but expected part of the comic book industry, with people collecting copies that make it out, sometimes […]

19 Pages Of Curt Swan Superman Original Artwork From $22 To $230

19 Pages Of Curt Swan Superman Original Artwork From $22 To $230

Heritage Auctions have been upping their original comic book artwork lots of late – and this week there's a lot from Curt Swan's time on Superman at DC Comics in Heritage Auction 2021 February 21-22 Sunday & Monday Comics, Animation, Video Games & Art Weekly Online Auction #122108. And there are some real bargains to […]

Publish An Alan Moore Comic Without Saying Its An Alan Moore Comic

Publish An Alan Moore Comic Without Saying It's An Alan Moore Comic

It's not the first time this has happened. Marvel Comics agreed with Alan Moore to republish his Marvelman comics as Miracleman, without crediting him. Instead, the book is credited to The Original Writer. While DC Comics agreed to remove his name from adaptations of V for Vendetta and Watchmen, crediting them to being based on […]

Mike Mignola Travis Charest Bruce Timm Lunchbox Sketches At Auction

Mike Mignola, Travis Charest, Bruce Timm Lunchbox Sketches At Auction

You know when you want to get someone's signature but you have nothing on you to sign? Well, San Diego Comic-Con attendee Leigh had an answer to that, she brought blank lunchboxes with her, and a sharpie. And now being auctioned from Heritage Art Auction in the new Heritage Auction 2021 February 21-22 Sunday & Monday […]

Famous Faces 27th Anniversary on Monday &#8211 Everything For Five Bucks

Famous Faces' 27th Anniversary on Monday – Everything For Five Bucks

This coming Monday, comic book store and contributor to the Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, Famous Faces of West Melbourne, Florida is holding its 27th anniversary – online on Facebook. It may not be 26 hours like their insane adventure over the summer, but they have decided to sell everything at just $5. Join Famous Faces […]

Ricardo Delgado Illustrates Bram Stokers Dracula Anew

Ricardo Delgado Illustrates Bram Stoker's Dracula, Anew

Ricardo Delgado's latest and most ambitious project is a fully illustrated novel that reimagines Bram Stoker's classic ghost story, Dracula Of Transylvania, which just launched on Kickstarter via Clover Press. And just in time for the 90th anniversary of the release of Universal Studios' Dracula. Ricardo Delgado has been the storyboard artist and character designer […]

How Comic Shops Will Get Batman/Fortnite Premium Variant Covers

How Comic Shops Will Get Batman/Fortnite Premium Variant Covers

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on the upcoming Batman/Fortnite crossover that will see Batman and other DC Comics characters in the world of Fortnite in a new comic book series, including unlocking codes for new skins, items and whatnot. DC is also creating a line of premium variant The minimum order for each Batman/Fortnite Premium Variant […]

Joss Whedon to WandaVision &#8211 The Daily LITG 27th February 2021

Joss Whedon to WandaVision – The Daily LITG, 27th February 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 Joss Whedon, Roland Moore or Pikachu or more, the Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running […]

DC Announces Milestone Comics Creative Teams And Schedule

DC Announces Milestone Comics Creative Teams And Schedule

We mentioned the new creative team of Milestone comic book Static earlier today. But there is more to come. Basically, who, what, where and when. Milestone missed its planned February launch, but now we have a better idea of what's coming. The new Dakotaverse debuts today as Milestone Returns #0: Infinite Edition, available today on […]

Ha Ha Harley And Hollow Heart &#8211 Thank FOC Its Friday 26th February

Ha Ha, Harley And Hollow Heart – Thank FOC It's Friday 26th February

Thank FOC It's Friday –  Planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off at Diamond Comic Distributors. And now Lunar Distribution as well. Here's this week's comics product coming through that may adjusting as demand slips and slides with the emerging economic bubble. Or somesuch. Traditionally FOC is the date when […]

Deadpool: Black White &#038 Blood Begins In August 2021

Deadpool: Black, White & Blood Begins In August 2021

Marvel Comics is publishing a third "Black, White & Blood" limited palette anthology series that they promise wasn't inspired by Harley Quinn; Black, White And Red. Following Wolverine and Carnage with Deadpool: Black, White & Blood. Could we see a Conan to follow? A Venom? Maybe this might even be the way back for The […]