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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Miracle Mollys Two Panel Appearance In Batman #106 (Spoilers)

Miracle Molly's Two Panel Appearance In Batman #106 (Spoilers)

On Christmas Eve, Bleeding Cool gave comic book folk the present of a preview of Batman #106 by James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Morey, over two months ahead of its publication next week. But it looks we missed something staring us in the eyes. We noted that Barbara Gordon was playing Oracle's role […]

Ultramega #1 Gets Orders For 31000 &#8211 Is It Enough

Ultramega #1 Gets Orders For 31,000 – Is It Enough?

We were the first ones to tell you that Ultramega was going to be the biggest launch for Skybound in nearly a year and had tons of big industry buzz, but it turns out it was even more, well, mega. Ultramega #1 is pacing hit series like Once & Future and Something is Killing The […]

Amanda Conner Jimmy Palmiotti John McCreas Blondie Graphic Novel

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John McCrea's Blondie Graphic Novel

Harley Quinn wife-and-husband team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are working with Hitman co-creator John McCrea on a new Blondie graphic novel from Z2 Comics. Jimmy Palmiotti says "I think it would be impossible to give Blondie and the downtown New York music scene the proper respect and visceral representation it deserves if I didn't […]

Stephen Mooneys Bettie Page: Tomb Raider Comic With Greg Hildebrandt

Stephen Mooney's Bettie Page: Tomb Raider Comic With Greg Hildebrandt

Steven Mooney of Half Past Danger is writing and drawing a new Bettie Page comic book from Dynamite and through Kickstarter. That will recast the pin-up model from the nineteen-fifties as a tomb raider in The Mystery Of Apocatequil's Ring comic. Stephen will write and draw the opening with Giorgia Sposito drawing the rest of […]

SCOOP: DC to Launch Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow in June

SCOOP: DC to Launch Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow in June

Bleeding Cool has learned that DC Comics is to launch a new comic book Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow #1 in June as part of the continuing DC Infinite Frontier books. The creative team is not yet revealed, but it will be part of a series of books from DC Comics that will kick off with […]

Reptil #1 First Marvel Comics Appearance Sells for $80 on eBay

Reptil #1 First Marvel Comics Appearance Sells for $80 on eBay

Bleeding Cool previously reported that copies of Avengers: The Initiative: Reptil #1 had disappeared from eBay after the news that the Marvel Comics character, Reptil, is getting his own four-issue series – and maybe more. It has now been selling multiple copies from $60 to $80. And we've got a look at the black-and-whites by […]

PrintWatch: Stray Dogs Department Of Truth Hollow Heart Haha Crossover

PrintWatch: Stray Dogs Department Of Truth Hollow Heart Haha Crossover

PrintWatch: A time for new printings all round. Crossover by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw finally sells out of its 150K first printing of its first issue and is getting seconds, as is its third issue. Stray Dogs#1 by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner is getting its second printing from Image Comics on March 24th, […]

CBLDF Comics After COVID Online Panel Today

CBLDF "Comics After COVID" Online Panel Today

The CBLDF – or Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – recently talked about their new leadership structure and plans to expand their role beyond a free speech charitable activist movement. Bleeding Cool represented this as "defending whistleblowers and challenging algorithms." The CBLDF will be addressing recent issues over the last year regarding the pandemic, looking […]

How Scottish Comic Cons Are Returning &#8211 Or Not &#8211 For 2021

How Scottish Comic Cons Are Returning – Or Not – For 2021

We've had a look at how English comic cons, festival and shows will be returning in 2021, with MCM and The Lakes in October, Thought Bubble in November – and the London Film And Comic Con in July! That latter show from Showmasters has picked up flack for launching a) before everyone has been offered […]

Pokémon Go and Victorias Secret &#8211 The Daily LITG 25th February 2021

Pokémon Go and Victoria's Secret – The Daily LITG, 25th 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 […]

Illustrated by Jim Woodring Introduction by Alan Moore &#8211 Kickstarter

Illustrated by Jim Woodring, Introduction by Alan Moore – Kickstarter

"Illustrated by Jim Woodring, featuring an introduction by Alan Moore." That's a good way to kick things off on Kickstarter. Painter Kent Williams, Frank cartoonist Jim Woodring, and Italian illustrators the Balbusso Twins are collaborating with Beehive Books to create new illustrated editions of literary classics and forgotten works. Having previously released six volumes with […]

Shazadam Is Just Six Days Away &#8211 But Already On Sale In Some Places

Shazadam Is Just Six Days Away – But Already On Sale In Some Places

On February the 4th, Bleeding Cool reported the news that DC Comics was going to be renaming Black Adam as Shazadam. And that it would all be going down in Infinite Frontier #0. Now we didn't know if it would go any further than Infinite Frontier or whether it would affect anything at all. After […]

A New Preview Of Marvel Comics Heroes Return From Ed McGuinness

A New Preview Of Marvel Comics' Heroes Return From Ed McGuinness

Ed McGuinness is drawing the first and a-bit-of-the-second issue of Heroes Return in May. And Bleeding Cool has managed to get a peek inside a few of the pages… HEROES REBORN #1 Written by JASON AARON Art by ED MCGUINNESS Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU REBORN #1 will welcome readers to a world where Tony […]

Monica Rambeau Comes To The King In Black (Spoilers)

Monica Rambeau Comes To The King In Black (Spoilers)

Two weeks ago, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the King In Black finale and its  crossover issues were being delayed. Newsarama just noticed a couple fo days ago. But does that mean there is a thinning out this week? Not a bit of it. Though some of the crossovers may be more crossovery than […]

The City Comes To The X-Men And Other Krakoan Murder Matters Today

The City Comes To The X-Men, And Other Krakoan Murder Matters Today

Looks like Bleeding Cool's mindless Krakoan speculation from a month ago paid off this time, which makes for a nice change. Jonathan Hickman has brought The Dome and The City from the Ultimate Universe, and plonked them down in The Vault, which houses next-humans Children of The Vault. One-and-a-half years after the Children returned and […]

Marvel Superhero Lives Above A Tesco Metro And Reads the i Newspaper

Marvel Superhero Lives Above A Tesco Metro And Reads the i Newspaper

See, this is what you get when Marvel Comics hires a British writer like Paul Grist. You get Union Jack, the classic Marvel Comics superhero character living above a Tesco Metro and reading the i Newspaper. You're not going to get that with Tom Taylor. Also, that means that I can check exactly where Union […]

Co-Founder Of Dark Horse Randy Stradley Retires After 35 Years

Co-Founder Of Dark Horse, Randy Stradley, Retires After 35 Years

After 35 years, the co-founder of Dark Horse Comics, and VP – Publishing, Randy Stradley, has retired. In 1985, comic store owner Mike Richardson approached his friend and Star Wars comic writer for Marvel, Randy Stradley, with his plan to start a comic book publishing company.  The idea was to not only allow writers and […]

DC Told Phil Jimenez Superwoman Should Appeal More To Trump Voters

DC Told Phil Jimenez, Superwoman Should Appeal More To Trump Voters

For the DC Rebirth relaunch from DC Comics, Phil Jimenez created Superwoman, a new comic in which both the New 52 versions of Lois Lane and Lana Lang become Superwomen, after the death of the New 52 Superman, only for Lois to die and Lana to continue in her stead, until a continuity change in […]

Crossover #4 Crosses Over With Another Donny Cates &#038 Geoff Shaw Comic

Crossover #4 Crosses Over With Another Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw Comic

Crossover #4 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw from Image Comics is out today and it is crossover-tastic. The previous issue gave us both Cates, Shaw and and Eliot Rahal's The Paybacks, and Michael Allred's Madman, who continue in this issue. And he continues to namedrop other characters, willing the audience to get excited about […]

Nnedi Okorafor Revives New Nigerian Venom for Marvel

Nnedi Okorafor Revives New Nigerian Venom for Marvel

In today's Marvel Voices: Legacy #1, based on the Marvel podcast celebrating diverse voices in the Marvel Universe, Nnedi Okorafor and ChrisCross add something new. A new Venom for the Marvel Universe in a less-than-usual place, in "A Luta Continua" – the fight goes in in Portuguese. ERRATA: Apologies, I totally missed this one, was […]