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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Helstrom Hellstrom or Hellstorm Reprints &#8211 Without Warren Ellis

Helstrom, Hellstrom or Hellstorm Reprints – Without Warren Ellis

Marvel Tales: Hellstrom was solicited to coincide with the broadcast of Helstrom, the TV series that Marvel Studios is doing its best to pretend isn't anything to do with them. It was delayed and when it was put back on the schedules and published in November there was a couple of notable change. Whether it […]

Wolverine Titans Pokémon GO &#8211 The Daily LITG 22nd of November 2020

Wolverine, Titans, Pokémon GO – The Daily LITG, 22nd of November 2020

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. Including Wolverine, Titans and Pokémon GO – The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around […]

What Does Marvel 616 Actually Mean We Explain Again

What Does Marvel 616 Actually Mean? We Explain Again

Marvel has just launched their Marvel 616 documentary TV show on Disney+. The Dan Slott episode will need the most unpacking, for sure. There's being self-deprecatory and there's self-assassination. But what does the Marvel 616 term actually mean? You will find lots of explanations online, but only one website, Bleeding Cool back then, actually thought […]

Galactus Finally Arrives On Fortnite On December 1st

Galactus Finally Arrives On Fortnite On December 1st

As my youngest has been telling me all day, Galactus is coming to Fortnite islands. It has been set up ever since Fortnite Season 4 went live and all Marvel-ified earlier this year, as the comic books by Donny Cates and Greg Land showed the arrival of Marvel characters in the Fortnite world, with crossovers […]

Suicide Squad Collections Ramp Up From DC Comics Ahead of Movie

Suicide Squad Collections Ramp Up From DC Comics Ahead of Movie

The DC Comics Suicide Squad ongoing comic book may have been cancelled at the end of 2020, but with the James Gunn movie slated for the summer, you can be sure there will be another one to take its place as part of the DC Omniverse. And to underline that matter, DC Comics are putting […]

Old Woman Wolverine X-Men #18 Goes Back To The Vault

Old Woman Wolverine? X-Men #18 Goes Back To The Vault

In the revamped X-Men #1 of 2019, the team released a lot of imprisoned mutants from Orchis. Although they were not all mutants. One was Sarafina, of the Children On the Vault. Who believed that she had powers over the mind of mutants. But seemed to fail when putting them into action. Still, the X-Men […]

Skottie Youngs Tank Girl in Albatross Funnybooks Feb 2021 Solicits

Skottie Young's Tank Girl in Albatross Funnybooks Feb 2021 Solicits

Skottie Young comes to Eric Powell's Albatross Funnybooks for the cardstock cover of the final issue of their 'King Tank Girl series by Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin and Brett Parson. Here's a look at their full Albatross Funnybooks February 2021 solicitations. KING TANK GIRL #5 (OF 5) CVR A PARSON ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS DEC201151 (W) […]

Donny Cates Beats Joe Biden In Advance Reorders

Donny Cates Beats Joe Biden In Advance Reorders

It must be good to be Donny Cates right now, as interest and advance reorders boom over Crossover and King In Black. And the industry seem to have responded well to the Biden/Harris Savage Dragon as well. Well, slightly more than half of them have, anyway. Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics […]

Fear Diaries Come To Source Point Press February 2021 Solicitations

Fear Diaries Come To Source Point Press February 2021 Solicitations

Garrett Gunn and Nicolas Touris have an anthropomorphic thriller to kick Source Point Press' February 2021 solicitations off with The Fear Diaries… FEAR DIARIES SPECIAL ED ONESHOT SOURCE POINT PRESS DEC201680 (W) Garrett Gunn (A) Nicolas Touris When we are young, our parents tell us that there is nothing that goes bump in the night. […]

Space Riders Returns In Black Mask February 2021 Solicitations

Space Riders Returns In Black Mask February 2021 Solicitations

Last month, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Black Mask Comics was returning to shipping comics through Diamond Comic Distributors again. And the most e-mail and messages I got on the subject concerned the return, or not, of Space Riders by Carlos Giffoni and Alexis Ziritt. And I didn't have an answer for them. Well, I […]

Ike Perlmutter Buys 350 Thanksgiving Dinners For Palm Beach Needy

Ike Perlmutter Buys 350 Thanksgiving Dinners For Palm Beach Needy

Controversial Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter may be missing out on his traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, where Ike has been a long-time member and where he and his wife Laura Perlmutter sit with Trump rather than the President's own family. But that doesn't mean that Perlmutter is missing […]

Snowboards And Shoplifters &#8211 The Daily LITG 21st of November 2020

Snowboards And Shoplifters – The Daily LITG, 21st of November 2020

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. From Snowboards and shoplifters – The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day […]

The Joy Of Shoplifters &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

The Joy Of Shoplifters – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.  This week? Shoplifters. Inventory, retail is all about inventory. Inventory, of course, is what retail uses to make a profit. The enemy of a retail business? Shrinkage. Inventory shrinkage occurs when a retailer has fewer items in stock than in […]

Geof Darrow Is Post Americana &#8211 Thank FOC Its Friday

Geof Darrow Is Post Americana – Thank FOC It's Friday

Thank FOC It's Friday –  Planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off at Diamond Comic Distributors. And now UCS and Lunar as well. Of course, in these times, so much of this is up in the air.  There's a lot of product coming through that needs adjusting. After all, it's […]

Image Comics Full February 2021 Solicitations &#8211 And Two Moons

Image Comics' Full February 2021 Solicitations – And Two Moons

Image Comics launches Radiant Black, Stray Dogs, Two Moons, Deep Beyond, reprints the first appearance of Savage Dragon, with Graphic Fantasy #1 and #2, brings back Aria and ends both Rat Queens and Seven To Eternity in their February 2021 solicitations. And the Spawn Chain Gang gets detailed too…   RADIANT BLACK #1 WRITER: KYLE […]

AWA Has a Casual Fling &#8211 and Redemption &#8211 in February 2021 Solicits

AWA Has a Casual Fling – and Redemption – in February 2021 Solicits

Bill Jemas and Alex Alonso's New York-based comic publisher AWA has a couple of new launches for February 2021. A Western-styled comic Redemption by Christa Faust and Mike Deodato, and a sex thriller Casual Fling by Jason Starr, Dalibor Talajic and Marco Lesko – a deep dive from Alonso's Filofax there. Here are the full […]

W.E.B. Of Spider-Man Back On Marvel Comics Missing In Action List

W.E.B. Of Spider-Man Back On Marvel Comics' Missing In Action List

Marvel was originally planning to launch W.E.B. of Spider-Man, a new Spider-Man comic based on the Avengers Campus ride at Disney World. Then the pandemic closed down comic book publishers, printers, distributors – and theme parks. And the comic book by Kevin Shinick and Roberto Di Salvo was put on hold. It was then rescheduled […]

2009 Origins of Blade Runner in Titan Comics February 2021 Solicits

2009 Origins of Blade Runner in Titan Comics February 2021 Solicits

Titan Comics sees the origin of Blade Runner told in comic book form and set in 2008, ten years before the original movie, out in February 2021. These timelines are confusing. Also the return of the Skithra in Doctor Who… here are Titan's full February 2021 solicitations, including Artgerm and Peach Momoko covers… BLADE RUNNER […]

New Rick And Morty #1 Comic in Oni Press February 2021 Solicits

New Rick And Morty #1 Comic in Oni Press February 2021 Solicits

Oni Press is launching a new Rick And Morty comic book, Worlds Apart, by Josh Trujillo, Jarrett Williams and Tony Fleecs, out in February, as well as the second Underfoot graphic novel by Ben Fisher, Emily S. Whitten and Michelle Nguyen. All in Oni Press' February 2021 solicitations. RICK AND MORTY WORLDS APART #1 CVR A […]

Dave Sim Parodies Spider-Man No More For Cerebus In February 2021

Dave Sim Parodies Spider-Man No More For Cerebus In February 2021

Dave Sim continues, as he has done for the last few years, to continue to publish Cerebus comic books, as Cerebus In Hell, every month getting a new title, a new #1 and a new weak joke at some aspect of the comic book industry, legacy or reputation – filtered through his own rather unfortunate […]