Posts by Rich Johnston

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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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The George Perez Wizard Magazine Cover Coloured Three Times

Jose Villarubia is a master comic book colourist who gained most prominence for his work on Promethea with JH Williams III. But he has had a long and varied career in comics as a colourist, and followers of him on Facebook have seen him dissect one of his biggest bugbears, the recolouring of classic comic […]

Dave Sim to Publish Spawn #10 With New Covers

When Dave Sim abandoned his comic book project The Strange Death Of Alex Raymond, there were lots of questions to be asked and answered. And that is, apparently, what Dave Sim has done over a series of videos posted on YouTube by Matt Dow, that I will try to get round to watching/listening to. I […]

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Rebellion Brings British 60s Secret Agent, John Steel, Back Into Print

John Steel was a fictitious British special agent comic book character active during World War II. He first appeared in Super Detective Picture Library #157 in September 1959, but also appeared in Thriller Picture Library from November 1960's #343, a line of 64-page digest-sized black and white comic books that ran serialized stories, usually consisting […]

The Last Of Us Part II: The Hype Killed The Game

Defending The Last Of Us Part 2 Cast in The Daily LITG 6th July 2020

The world seems like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, TV shows, games, movies. anf now, stage shows. We have also been covering multiple accusations by many people in and around comic books of sexual harassment, grooming and worse. Bleeding Cool EIC Kaitlyn Booth […]

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When REM's Peter Buck Worked at a Comic Shop – and Met Michael Stipe

Joe Pruett of AfterShock Comics recently shared a memory on Facebook. The story of how I used to buy comic books from Peter Buck, one of the founding members of R.E.M. The first comic store I remember visiting was Wuxtry Records in Athens, GA sometime back in the late 70s. It was actually more of […]

Erik Burnham's Writer’s Commentary on Red Sonja: Age Of Chaos #4

Erik Burnham's Writer's Commentary on Red Sonja: Age Of Chaos #4

Erik Burnham has a Writer's Commentary on Red Sonja: Age Of Chaos #4, out now from Dynamite Entertainment. He writes; Hey, everybody — Erik Burnham here. It's been a few months since I've done one of these (and not a decade or so, like it feels.) Anyhow, let's talk Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4. […]

DC Comics Ask What Readers Thought Of Supergirl Finale…

The DC Comics Facebook page just sent out the following message to its readers. "An end is just a beginning. What did you think of SUPERGIRL #42?" Which would have been all well and good if the finale issues hadn't been cancelled in print with Supergirl #41 and #42 being published digital-only. So what did […]

The Never-Made Justice League Musical From 1872

The Never-Made Justice League Musical From 1972, Revealed

Once upon a time, DC Comics was going to produce a musical stage show starring the Justice League Of America aimed at the student college circuit. This is how it looked in 1972 as the show was offered to college venue buyers. To avoid your squints, and from a time when DC Comics was still […]

David Mack Seems to Confirm Echo TV Series From Marvel and Disney +

David Mack Talking About Echo TV Series From Marvel and Disney+

Chris Dodd, a deaf performing artist, playwright, artistic director and more, posted a casting sheet for an unnamed Disney Plus TV show that called for a deaf actor. A casting agency working with @disneyplus is looking for a Deaf actor for an upcoming series. Malia – Female, 20s, Deaf, Indigenous and/or Latinx. Independent, athletic & […]

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Empyre #0: Fantastic Four Look at the Profit Behind Empyre (Spoilers)

You may have read a bunch of Empyre spoilers yesterday. But none of them touch this week's Empyre #0: Fantastic Four by Dan Slott and RB Silva. Which has a very different take on events. We looked at this a few months ago, but with the comic book in question out this week, here's a […]

The Walking Dead: Negan Lives Tops the Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

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. As DC leave […]

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Daniel Gete's Journey From an Architecture Degree to Warrior Nun

We only just managed to get William Christensen, publisher of Avatar Press and Bleeding Cool to do his first sit down with Pat Shand, author of Avatar Press' Warrior Nun: Dora after eleven years, when we get a second, this time with Warrior Nun: Dora artist, Daniel Gete with his work on display in the Kickstarter […]

Doctor Who Target Novelisations Delayed From July to May 2021

Doctor Who Target Novelisations Delayed From July to March 2021

Last year we got the news that there were to be seven new novelisations of Doctor Who episodes in the format of the Target novelisations of old, and they were all scheduled to be published this month, the 23rd of July. As a result of printing, distribution and sales issues caused by the current global […]

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Heroes Wear Masks on The Daily LITG, 5th July 2020

The world seems like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, TV shows, games, movies. anf now, stage shows. We have also been covering multiple accusations by many people in and around comic books of sexual harassment, grooming and worse. Bleeding Cool EIC Kaitlyn Booth […]

Going to Hell Because of Bread? Pat Shand Talks Warrior Nun: Dora

Going to Hell Because of Bread? Pat Shand Talks Warrior Nun: Dora

William Christensen is the publisher of Avatar Press and Bleeding Cool. He doesn't write for Bleeding Cool, believe me, I've tried – until now. When we managed to persuade him that with a Netflix show Warrior Nun airing based on an Avatar Press comic book, and a collection of Warrior Nun: Dora being Kickstartered, that […]

The Viral Video That Helped Create Hammer: A Post Ragnarok Tale

Jason Crager writes for Bleeding Cool, Where does inspiration come from? I often get asked that question being a comic book creator and artist. Inspiration can come from many places for me. In the case of the comic book Hammer, the inspiration for that came from a viral video. I saw one of the first […]

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Abandoned Pull Boxes – Will There Be A Comic Store In Your Future?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Right now, things are actually going decently here. Magic: The Gathering sales are hot for us; comics sales are not what they were before the closing due to the virus, though the lack of Marvel material is a large part of […]

Soho on England's Independence Day, 4th July

NOTCOMICS: Today, July the 4th, is England's Independence Day. The day in which the government in its infinite wisdom has stated that pubs can open again. Bars, restaurants, the lot. Some have, some haven't. So I took a walk-with-cycle down Soho's Old Compton Street and a few surrounding offshoots – a Dean Street here, a […]

ScamWatch: Fake GQ Mexico Editor Approaching Comics Artists

Afua Richardson is a major comic book artist, with work including being co- creator of Genius, artist on Black Panther. and regular comic book cover spotlights on Marvel, Image and Dynamite books. But this week, she posted a warning on Twitter about a fake GQ Mexico representative commissioning work from comic book artists. She writes; […]

Why Empyre Is Spelled With a Y - And Five Other Major Spoilers

Why Empyre Is Spelled With a Y – And Four Other Major Spoilers

There has been much mock, none more so from Bleeding Cool's own Jude Terror over the upcoming Empyre event comic from Marvel. Mostly around the spelling. Despite a bump in post-shutdown orders, numbers on Empyre are relatively low as, it seems, some folk are just not sure what's going down, and if they'll like it. […]