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Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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Hero Collector DC and Star Trek Graphic Novels December 2020 Solicits

Hero Collector DC and Star Trek Graphic Novels December 2020 Solicits

HERO COLLECTOR GRAPHIC NOVELS – DC SUPER HEROES Hero Collector brings together some of DC's most critical superhero adventures in a series of hardback collections, each including classic bonus material from the Golden and Silver Age! #136 – Wonder Woman: Odyssey (Part 2) RRP: €16.99/£11.99 (not US available) SKU: DCGUK136, Barcode: 977205437358436 Format: Hardcover Print […]

Gossip: Big Writer Changes at DC Comics For 2021

Gossip: Big Writer Changes at DC Comics For 2021

DC Comics' December solicitations note that Brian Bendis' runs on Superman and Action Comics are ending in December – and this was after statements Brian Bendis made in June saying he would be staying on the Superman titles at DC "for a looooooong time." Grant Morrison's run on Green Lantern was truncated, then, extended, but […]

Battlestar to Bunny Girl Senpai &#8211 The Daily LITG 14th September 2020

Battlestar to Bunny Girl Senpai – The Daily LITG, 14th September 2020

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. Whether that's Pokemon, Hugo Weaving, Battlestar Galactica, Bunny Girl Senpai or more. The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around […]

Wrestling With Killer Bees On Kickstarter

Wrestling With Killer Bees On Kickstarter

Kevin LaPorte of Inverse Press writes for Bleeding Cool about the Killer Bees, now on Kickstarter. Professional wrestling perpetually lurks in the shadows of pop culture entertainment. Despite its overwhelming staying power (for well more than a century now) and despite its enormous popularity, the scripted sport remains plagued by a lurking sense that it […]

Jim Lee Confirms (Again) That 5G Isnt Happening at DC Fandome

Jim Lee Confirms (Again) That 5G Isn't Happening, at DC Fandome

It was never officially announced. But it was happening. Then DC Comics fired publisher Dan DiDio. And so now it is not. At DC Fandome, in a video recorded a few weeks ago, current DC publisher Jim Lee confirmed his previous reports confirming the death of 5G. As part of the new DC timeline, 5G […]

Tonnes Of Time-Twisting Tenet Thoughts and Theories (Spoilers)

Tonnes Of Time-Twisting Tenet Thoughts and Theories (Spoilers)

Seen Tenet? Good. Not seen, Tenet? Look elsewhere. This is the kind of article that spoils the ending of Tenet right from the beginning. It looks at some of the consequences of the revelations in Tenet. And given Christopher Nolan's obsession with this kind of thing, probably all played for and got. The sequel to […]

Ghostly Workforce to Pet Influencers Unboxing Shortbox September 2020

Ghostly Workforce to Pet Influencers, Unboxing Shortbox September 2020

Yesterday I received quite the treat. The new Shortbox – the only Shortbox for 2020. Created by cartoonist and commentator Zainab Akhtar, they regularly publish a curated selection of commissioned small press comic books from a variety of creators and then package and deliver them with a print, a sticker and some sweets/candy in a manner […]

Trinity Crisis Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List 13th September 2020

Trinity Crisis Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List 13th September 2020

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 are 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 […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: How Catwoman Changes The Future Of Batman

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: How Catwoman Changes The Future Of Batman

The current Joker War storyline in Batman has seen The Joker use the old plans of The Designer to get Catwoman to steal Bruce Wayne's billions. One hundred billion, in fact, the entire Wayne fortune now owned by The Joker. At the DC Fandome Joker War panel, wrote John Ridley talks about how this changes […]

No Marvel Comics In The UK This Week

No Marvel Comics In The UK This Week

Two days ago, Bleeding Cool reported on a few delays to a few Marvel Comics titles across the US, depending on their port of distribution, with Marvel blaming printer issues. Diamond Comic Distributors assured retailers that all comic books would arrive but that retailers may have to wait a week, maybe two for the whole […]

How Chris Fenton Tried to Save The World With Iron Man 3 and Looper

How Chris Fenton Tried to Save The World With Iron Man 3 and Looper

Over the last couple of months, Bleeding Cool has covered a lot of stories featured in Chris Fenton's book Feeding The Dragon. Fenton was president of the China-based DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group, General Manager of DMG North America (owners of Valiant Comics), and Senior Advisor to IDW Media Holdings. I recently read it, and it made for […]

Marvel Comics Has 9 Exclusive Retailer Variants For November

Marvel Comics Has 9 Exclusive Retailer Variants For November

Before the shutdown, Marvel Comics was soliciting for retailers to order exclusive retailer covers for a bunch of upcoming comics. They were all pretty much abandoned, and no more have been seen for quite some time. Now for November, as in October, Marvel appears to be bringing them back, full speed ahead. To get a […]

Outlawed #1 CGC 9.8 Sells On Ebay For Almost $2500

Outlawed #1 CGC 9.8 Sells On Ebay For Almost $2500

Bleeding Cool has confirmed that a CGC 9.8 slabbed version of Marvel Comics' Outlawed #1's 1:50 Anna Rud variant cover has sold from between $2450 and $2500 on eBay last week. While a raw copy has sold for $520 and multiple copies selling between that and $500. It follows an increase in interest for the Outlawed […]

From Hugo Weaving to Cresselia &#8211 The Daily LITG 13th September 2020

From Hugo Weaving to Cresselia – The Daily LITG, 13th September 2020

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. Whether that's Hugo Weaving, Supernatural, Cresselia, or more. The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before […]

Dwayne McDuffie Was To Write Samuel L Jackson Movies When He Died

Dwayne McDuffie Was To Write Samuel L Jackson Movies, When He Died

The Dwayne McDuffie: A League Of His Own tribute film playing out on DC Fandome was originally released with the DC Animated Movie Justice League Doom. The film speaks to Dwayne McDuffie's friends, family, work colleagues and those who inspired him, including much from his widow, and champion of his memory, Charlotte Fullerton McDuffie. The […]

Read Hundreds Of DC Comics Digitally Free Including Milestone Returns

Read Hundreds Of DC Comics Digitally Free Including Milestone Returns

As promised, DC Comics has made hundreds of their comic books available free, digitally, on the DC Comics Reader for the length of DC Fandome. So you have about, twenty hours left. That includes full graphic novels like Kami Garcia's Teen Titans: Raven. Collections like the first Icon trade paperback by Dwayne McDuffie and MD […]

Whats Censored In John Ridleys Other History DC Fandome Panel

What's Censored In John Ridley's Other History DC Fandome Panel?

The Other History Of The DC Universe panel for DC Fandome saw journalist Evan Narcisse interview John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli about the upcoming and long-delayed illustrated story. And we got a little look at some of Camuncoli's artwork for the series. Which will begin in the nineteen seventies with Black Lightning – and meeting […]

This New Rorschach is Obsessed With Hannah Arendt Instead Of Ayn Rand

This New Rorschach is Obsessed With Hannah Arendt Instead Of Ayn Rand

The Watchmen panel at DC Fandome saw HBO Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof interview the new Rorschach creative team Tom King and Jorge Fornes, with Damon Lindelhof's background covered in White Rabbit. Subtle. Tom King talked about his own unofficial sequel, the upcoming Rorschach comic book, leaning on the original Watchmen but also the role-playing game […]

DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain Henchmaster

DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain, Henchmaster

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool scooped the news about a new Batman villain in the current James Tynion IV naming tradition to follow Punchline, Clkownhunter and Ghost-Master… we heard for the first time about Henchmaster. And as part of the Joker War panel at DC Fandome with Batman editor Ben Abernathy talking to John Ridley, we saw […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: Bane and The Joker

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: Bane and The Joker

Last year saw the conclusion of Tom King's Batman run, which was structured like a remake of the moment in Knightfall when Bane broke Batman's back, just stretched out in a meta-fashion across fifty issues.  I loved it. We saw the Joker return, as one of Bane's men, running Gotham, controlled via the Psycho Pirate […]