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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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Boom Studuos August 2020 Solicitations

Power Rangers, Lumberjanes, Mega Man in Boom August 2020 Solicits

Boom Studios lead with the new Seven Secrets series, as seen on the cover of the upcoming Diamond Previews. But there is more to come, a tonne of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics, a Lumberjanes encyclopaedia, an Avant-Guards OGN and an Edmonia Lewis OGN as well. As well as Steven Universe, Buffy, Angel, Firefly and […]

IDW August 2020 Solicitations

Liefeld, Locke & Key and Last Ronin in IDW August 2020 Solicitations

Coming from IDW in August 2020, we have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin from TMNT creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, more Rob Liefeld GI Joe, the new Locke & Key historical excavation ahead of the Sandman crossover and the return of Canto – as well as Transformers, Ghostbusters, My Little Pony, Star […]

Jimmie Robinson Brings Back Bomb Queen With Donald Trump For August

Bomb Queen Comes Back to Fight Donald Trump in the Election

Bomb Queen was created in 2006 by Jimmie Robinson, and published by ShadowLine/Image Comics. Over the years she appeared in seven limited series, four single-issue specials, and a crossover in Savage Dragon, but has not had her own series since 2012. But in 2020, she's back and she appears to be bringing Donald Trump with […]

Ales Kot Returns With Luca Casalanguida and Heather Moore For Lost Soldiers

Ales Kot, Luca Casalanguida and Heather Moore Launch Lost Soldiers

Getting a Gem of The Month for August 2020 in next week's Diamond Previews is a new series by Ales Kot, Luca Casalanguida and Heather Moore, called Lost Soldiers, promised earlier this year for the Summer – and still scheduled that way despite everything. Set in 1969 Vietnam and present day Juarez, about three men tied […]

X Of Swords and Seven Secrets on Next Week's Diamond Previews Covers

X Of Swords and Seven Secrets on Next Week's Diamond Previews Cover

The May/June edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue arrives in comic shops and digitally on Wednesday, May 27th after a brief hiatus and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale from the beginning of August 2020. It begins, oddly, with X Of Swords. The […]

Mars Attacks Red Sonja Launches in Dynamite August 2020 Solicitations

SCOOP: Mars Attacks Red Sonja in Dynamite August 2020 Solicitations

A couple of days ago, John Layman talked about his history writing crossovers, and that another one was being announced. This morning, we know what that is, Mars Attacks Red Sonja from Dynamite, out in August. Drawn by Fran Strukan, Mars Attacks Red Sonja will see Mars attack Earth, but these are ancient Martians of […]

Paul Giamatti stars in Showtime's Billions and guest-voiced on Adult Swim's Rick and Morty.

Rick, Morty, Funko and Paul Giamatti in The Daily LITG 22nd May 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday that including the IDW Publishing firings, and responses by staff to them, Rick, Morty, Funko and Paul Giamatti. Welcome all, to the daily Lying In […]

Nicola Murray Was In Love With Malcolm Tucker In The Thick Of It

Nicola Murray Was in Love With Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It

So there I am, listening to another one of those 'The Making Of' type shows, a Radio 4 Extra edition of What's Funny About... by Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman, concentrating on the BBC's political comedy The Thick Of It, which also was translated into the movie In The Loop and the HBO show Veep, […]

Dark Horse Comics August 2020 Solicitations

From Alien to Avatar, in Dark Horse Comics August 2020 Solicitations

Dark Horse Comics has issued their solicitations for August 2020 – though forgive them if you recognise most of everything in here. It's more of a shuffling round of what had been planned from May, July and July and hadn't been scheduled yet. And it begins with the previously promised all new Alien with an […]

Lucio Parrillo Bulks Up to Paint Vampirella Cover

I reckon it must be quite hard work, knocking out a cover for the Vampirella cover. All those late nights spent chained to the board, stroke, after stroke after stroke, building up quite a sweat. No wonder you end up with forearms like Lucio Parrillo. Dynamite Entertainment has taken advantage of this man's mastery of […]

Famous Faces and Funnies of Florida Goes Full On Facebook Live Auctions

Famous Faces and Funnies of Florida Full On Facebook Live Auctions

Our friends at comic store Famous Faces And Funnies of Florida are running two twelve-hour Facebook Live selling auctions this weekend from noon to midnight EST each day. Yes, they are doing it alphabetically again. Well, if schools are not in session, it's good to know your ABCs. They offer $8 flat rate shipping across […]

Titan Comics August 2020 Solicitations

Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Titan Comics' August 2020 Solicitations

Tomorrow will be the big Diamond Day so a fair few publishers are trying to get in earlier with their newly rejigged schedules going forward into 2020. So in August, Titan Comics will launch Horizon Zero Dawn as a comic book sequel to the game starring Aloy and Talanah, Blade Runner #9 gets a new […]

Marvel August 2020 Full Solicitations

Marvel Comics MIA in August 2020 Solicits, New Warriors to Dr Strange

Recently, Marvel Comics has made a number of titles that were to have been publishing in print, digital-only. DC Comics has followed suit. The release of their new August 2020 solicitations seems to pick what titles will be staying, in print at least, and what will be going. This has led to a reduced title […]

2021 Will Look Very Different For Publishers and Comic Shops Alike

2021 Will Look Very Different For Publishers and Comic Shops Alike

A couple of weeks ago, Trustbridge Global Media bought small British publishers Walker Books, which also owns Candlewick Press, which is based in Somerville, Massachusetts. It didn't get a lot of press at the time, there were a few other things going on. Trustbridge said they were planning no changes to how Walker Books operated. […]

Schools Hand Out DC's Year of the Villain Comics Inside Lunches

Schools Hand Out DC's Year of the Villain Comics Inside Lunches

Comic Hero University of Fullerton, California  has been giving away free comic books where one may not expect it, inside students school lunches. Even though schools have been shut down, school districts have been handing out lunches to those students who need them. And with a little extra reading time on their hands right now, […]

Marvel Comics August 2020 Full Soilcitations

Marvel Comics August 2020 Full Solicitations Look Familiar

Okay, so we have a new solicitation for Maestro #1 for Marvel Comics in August 2020, and the Neal Adams and Mark Waid Fantastic Four too but it looks like pretty much everything else new in the solicitations is from previous solicitations… can you spy any break-outs? MAESTRO #1 (OF 5) PETER DAVID (W) • […]

Stormy Daniels Creates Space Force Comic, Publisher Hacked by Russia?

In 2018, TidalWave Productions published a comic book mini-biography by Joe Paradise and Joey Mason, of adult performer Stormy Daniels, to jump on the bandwagon of her own biography, leading up to her tryst with Donald Trump, and receiving hush money from Trump's lawyer. Well, it seems that they have found a reason to reissue […]

What’s The Big Secret in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50?

What's The Big Secret in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50?

Boom Studios is celebrating a major milestone on June 24 with the 50th issue of their Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series – and they've been promising it will be big, at least based on their solicitations: The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS & the OMEGA RANGERS – along with surprise new allies – versus The Anointed […]

27 Eps of Game-Of-Thrones-Replacement, Tumanbay, Streaming Free Now

27 Eps of Game-Of-Thrones-Replacement, Tumanbay, Streaming Free Now

What to replace that shiny-shiny Game Of Thrones hole in your heart? Especially in a time of interminable lockdown? How many more times can you watch Witcher or Kingdom before realising that they just don't do it? Today sees the BBC launch possibly the best alternative around right now, the fourth series of historical fantasy […]

IDW Publishing Former Employees Speak About Redundancies

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on IDW Publishing letting a number of employees go, permanently. After Bleeding Cool posted the article, two former employees who we had named took to social media, to elaborate on their current position. Former IDW Managing Editor, Denton Tipton tweeted Hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe. As […]