Posts by Rich Johnston

About Rich Johnston

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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Boston Comic Con: No Lou Ferrigno Yes Vermin Supreme

Boston Comic Con: No Lou Ferrigno, Yes Vermin Supreme

Louis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool; "Aren't all relationships dysfunctional and volatile?" The words of Peter Bagge explaining why the protagonists in so much of his work seem to be in relationships that are just that. That may be the case with for humans but as far as the chemistry between Boston and the Boston […]

DC Comics Updates Production Quality Of Omnibuses&#8230 But Is It Enough

DC Comics Updates Production Quality Of Omnibuses… But Is It Enough?

Bleeding Cool have run a number of concerned comments on the quality of DC Comics' thick hardbacks of late, and how a number of them can be unreadable. Dan DiDio promised that the concern had been noted and that things would be fixed by the time of the New Teen Titans Omnibus. So how did […]


Lying In The Gutters &#8211 23rd April 2012

Lying In The Gutters – 23rd April 2012

Photo from C2E2 by Anna Fischer. Chris Roberson is the first to publicly quit DC Comics asa result of Before Watchmen. Will he be the last? And with out DC zero issue story getting publicly confirmed, and more Before Watchmen work making it out, it looks like DC Comics is rather dominating the news agenda […]

Look It Moves by Adi Tantimedh: Bakuman &#8211 A Manga Industry Time Capsule

Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh: Bakuman – A Manga Industry Time Capsule

Adi Tantimedh writes for Bleeding Cool; I read the news that BAKUMAN would be ending this week. The final chapter will be published in Japan's WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and two weeks later in English in Viz Media's weekly SHONEN JUMP ALPHA e-anthology. That will bring the collected volumes to a total of 17 or 18, […]

Is Boy Chimney The Great DC Character Find Of 2012

Is Boy Chimney The Great DC Character Find Of 2012?

BuzzFeed, in its tour of DC offices the other day, had a sneak peek about The New Six, the new books joining the New 52. Let's have a quick look and further examination… with thanks to Dan Hart for assistance. G.I. Combat: The War That Time Forgot by J.T. Krul and by Ariel Olivetti, and […]


Creators Confirm DC Zero Issues At Boston Comic Con

Creators Confirm DC Zero Issues At Boston Comic Con

Last week, Bleeding Cool announced that in September DC would give all the original New 52 titles an issue 0, telling year one, with regular numbering coming back in October. And at Boston Comic Con, on the DC panel, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Jamal Igle, Cliff Chiang and Francis Manapul basically confirmed it. Although it's […]

Rian Hughes Designs New Valiant Logo

Rian Hughes Designs New Valiant Logo

Today, Valiant Entertainment launches their new logo, designed by Rian Hughes. I like it. It's also reminiscent of Rian's most famous logo, for Forbidden Planet. Anyway, this is how it will look like on the cover of the criminally-under-ordered-and-likely-to-hit-$20-by-the-weekend-after-its-released X-O Manowar.  

Dan DiDio And Jim Lee Talk Chris Roberson Alan Moore And Watchmen

Dan DiDio And Jim Lee Talk Chris Roberson, Alan Moore And Watchmen

The other day, I linked to the then-upcoming LA Times panel with Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, hosted by Geoff Boucher and jokingly asked if he'd mention Chris Roberson. He did. Geoff Boucher: Yesterday it was announced that Chris Roberson is no longer working on the 'Fairest' arc. [To Lee] As a creator, how do […]

Supurbia #1 Gets A Third Print Cover By Avengefuls Artist Joshua Covey

Supurbia #1 Gets A Third Print Cover By Avengefuls Artist Joshua Covey

This week sees the publication of Captain American Idol and ScienTHORlogy from Boom, with The Avengefuls' scheduled for next week. Avengefuls artist Joshua Covey also appears to be doing the cover for Grace Randolph's Supurbia issue 1 third print, with quite the forced perspective. I guess we can expect Boom to announce the sellout and […]

The Near Mint Avengers #1 Which Was Almost Thrown Away&#8230

The Near Mint Avengers #1 Which Was Almost Thrown Away…

Here's the Near Mint issue of Avengers #1 that was rescued from being thrown in the dumpster by Steve Eyre of World Of Superheroes in Sheffield, and picked up by a local news crew attending a screening of Avengers Assemble…  

Monday Runaround &#8211 Twenty Cents A Digital Comic

Monday Runaround – Twenty Cents A Digital Comic

GoldWatch: Fringe's Andrew Kreisberg has handed in his pilot script for Booster Gold to Syfy. KoreaWatch: What are the Top 100 most popular comic books in Korea? The Korea Manhwa Contents Agency has compiled a list. The top three are (spoilers) The High School Baseball Team by Lee Hyun-se, Le Grand Chef by Huh Young-man and […]

The Middle East Comic Con In Dubai &#8211 A Report For Bleeding Cool

The Middle East Comic Con In Dubai – A Report For Bleeding Cool

Rob Cave writes for Bleeding Cool; While Dubai has claimed many superlatives over the years, from the tallest building and the tallest hotel to the largest man-made archipelago, it is not at all known for its comics and cult film scene. The emirate, the second largest in the United Arab Emirates, lacks even a single […]

Jeph Jacques Questionable Content

Jeph Jacques' Questionable Content

Greg Baldino writes for Bleeding Cool Questionable Content is many things: A webcomic about a haphazardly adjusted group of twenty-somethings in New England. A serial narrative set in a context of kitchen-sink science fiction. Perhaps most importantly, it's one of the most impressive webcomics accomplishments, updating five days a week in full color with a […]

Review: Wonder Woman #8 by Brian Azzarello And Cliff Chiang

Review: Wonder Woman #8 by Brian Azzarello And Cliff Chiang

Eliot Cole writes for Bleeding Cool; I read the other day that this run has been receiving some amount of criticism online of late, I'm here to tell you not to believe the negative hype … if there is such a thing. We're back now with the original creative crew, Azzarello and Chiang. Frankly, though, […]

FCBD 2012: IMAX And Larrys Comics of Lowell Massachusetts

FCBD 2012: IMAX And Larry's Comics of Lowell, Massachusetts

IMAX cinemas will promote Free Comic Book Day 2012 to their email subscribers and on their website, as well as tweeting, Faceboking and the like, in association with their Marvel Marathon running before the midnight release of Avengers the day before Free Comic Book Day. Larry's Comics of Lowell, Massachusetts, will have David Petersen, creator […]

Isaac Perlmutter Packing Heat And Pushing Disney

Isaac Perlmutter, Packing Heat And Pushing Disney

I've been frequently told that Isaac Perlmutter, billionaire, CEO of Marvel and largest shareholder of Disney now that Steve Jobs has died, and veteran of the Six Day War, is usually armed. Well, the New York Post list him as one of the one percent in New York City with a gun license. Which might […]

Sunday Runaround &#8211 Brian Woods Free Massive

Sunday Runaround – Brian Wood's Free Massive

PoliticsWatch: Ostensibly a kids comic, the rather successful Spirou in France goes rather political with its upcoming issue, declaring that in the midst of political uproar, France needs saving. The last time it did this was when Belgium was without a government… NovelWatch: Darkroom, is an autobiographical graphic novel by Lila Quintero Weaver about growing […]

Is This The First Before Watchmen Continuity Error

Is This The First Before Watchmen Continuity Error?

The viral marketing page for Before Watchmen, purporting to show a page from The New Frontiersman, as the superheroes are being disbanded in 1977, years before the Watchmen series takes place may have a boo boo. One of the articles, written by Seymour Smith, is about punks in England, and how they could use their […]