Posts by Theo Dwyer

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Theo Dwyer writes about comics, film, and games.


Niantic Is Running Tests To Change The Pokémon GO PokéCoin System

Niantic Is Running Tests To Change The Pokémon GO PokéCoin System

Niantic has been running PokéCoin tests in Australia since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These limited trials have introduced to these Australian Pokémon GO trainers to new methods of accruing PokéCoins through daily tasks. Currently, the only permanent way to earn PokéCoins is by keeping Pokémon in gyms for a certain amount of time each […]

Stephen Mooneys Half Past Danger Returns With a Christmas Special

Stephen Mooney's Half Past Danger Returns With a Christmas Special

It may be July, but that won't stop creator Stephen Mooney from celebrating. Mooney's creator-owned series Half Past Danger was first released by IDW Publishing back in 2013 and ran for two volumes. It is a pulpy WWII story that pitted Staff Sergeant Tommy "Irish" Flynn, a soldier who thought he knew what monsters were, […]

Dragonite Raid Guide: How To Counter The Kanto Dragon In Pokémon GO

Dragonite Raid Guide: How To Counter The Kanto Dragon In Pokémon GO

While Rayquaza is currently ruling Legendary Raids in Pokémon GO, trainers shouldn't forget about the other powerful Dragon-types available. As a part of Ultra Unlock Week One: Dragon Week, the popular Dragonite is featured in Tier Four raids. Tier Four raids are for Pokémon that cannot be taken down by a solo trainer but aren't […]

Monstress: Talk-Stories Miniseries From Liu and Takeda Follows Kippa

Monstress: Talk-Stories Miniseries From Liu and Takeda Follows Kippa

Image Comics has announced a new spinoff miniseries for Monstress, as well as a paperback collection of the fifth arc, and a special limited edition hardcover. The spinoff from creators Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, Monstress: Talk-Stories, will follow the character Kippa as she tells the story of a significant moment from her childhood. This two-issue miniseries […]

YouTubers/Comics Artists Husband &#038 Husband Return With Fairy Boy

YouTubers/Comics Artists Husband & Husband Return With Fairy Boy

Jonathan Ferrara and Aaron Ferrara, the couple known on YouTube as Husband & Husband who publish a webcomic of the same name, have returned to comics with another installment of their webcomic-turned-graphic-novel, Fairy Boy. The pair run a popular YouTube channel where their almost 200,000 subscribers follow their daily lives and love story through weekly vlogs. […]

Does Empyre: X-Men Contradict the Main Event Al Ewing Speaks Out

Does Empyre: X-Men Contradict the Main Event? Al Ewing Speaks Out

Marvel has gone vegan of late, with their summer event Empyre invading Earth-616 with leafy invaders. As Al Ewing writes the main Empyre title, the fallout of the event is extending through Marvel's publishing catalog, creating a laundry list of tie-ins including Emperor Hulk, Empyre: Captain America, and Empyre: X-Men. Under writer Jonathan Hickman's reign, all of the X-Men titles […]

Horsea Spotlight Hour Tonight In Pokémon GO: Catch A Shiny Horsea

Horsea Spotlight Hour Tonight In Pokémon GO: Catch A Shiny Horsea

Pokémon GO introduced two new weekly events earlier this year: Spotlight Hour, which saw one Pokémon take over the majority of spawns, giving trainers an option hour-long grind session for that week's choice creature, and Mystery Bonus Hour, which featured an in-game reward such as double catch Stardust, double transfer candy, and so on. Niantic […]

The Pokémon GO Battle League Leaderboard Shows No One At Rank 10

The Pokémon GO Battle League Leaderboard Shows No One At Rank 10

Now that we are one week into GO Battle League Season Three, Niantic has posted the current Leaderboard for Pokémon GO. This shows the top players and their ranks… and none of the top 50, not even one single trainer, is at Rank Ten. This is, of course, because the season just started, but it demonstrates with […]

Sleeping Beauties #1 &#038 2 Review: Here Come the Pandemic Comics

Sleeping Beauties #1 & 2 Review: Here Come the Pandemic Comics

To be fair, Sleeping Beauties existed as a novel before the comic was published, and IDW Publishing had the license far before COVID-19 changed life as we know it… but this is certainly some darkly poetic timing. Stephen King and Owen King's collaborative novel of the same name, which tells the story of a disease that […]

Salamence Raid Guide: How To Counter This Dragon In Pokémon GO

Salamence Raid Guide: How To Counter This Dragon In Pokémon GO

Rayquaza isn't the only powerful Dragon-type currently lording over raids in Pokémon GO. As a part of Ultra Unlock Week One: Dragon Week, the powerful Salamence is featured in Tier Four raids. Tier Four raids are for Pokémon that cannot be taken down by a solo trainer but aren't of Legendary status like Rayquaza. Salamence is […]

Sheldon Allen Pens a Love Letter to Miami in Concrete Jungle at Scout

Sheldon Allen Pens a Love Letter to Miami in Concrete Jungle at Scout

Scout Comics has spotlighted their upcoming title Concrete Jungle, slated for an October shelf date, with their latest press release. The series, which reimagines Miami in the mid-1980s as a city ruled by crime as well as robots, aliens, and mutants. Concrete Jungle pairs Spider-Man Unlimited writer Sheldon Allen with DCeased: Unkillables artist Karl Mostert, along with colorist Warnia Sahadewa and […]

Long-running Webcomic O Human Star to End With Third Volume

Long-running Webcomic O Human Star to End With Third Volume

The popular indie graphic novel series O Human Star has launched a campaign to fund its third and final volume on Kickstarter. The series by Blue Delliquanti, which began as a webcomic in 2012, has enjoyed success through the crowdfunding site, which continues with this finale, currently funded at nearly double its goal with twenty-six days […]

Giovanni Counters: Defeating the Team GO Rocket Boss In Pokémon GO

Giovanni Counters: Defeating the Team GO Rocket Boss In Pokémon GO

Currently, the only way to obtain Legendary Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO is to defeat the Team GO Rocket boss, Giovanni. Like the three Team GO Rocket leaders who work under him, Giovanni employs his shields, making him more difficult to defeat than standard Grunts. In this comprehensive Giovani Counters Guide, Bleeding Cool is here […]

Empyre: Savage Avengers #1 Review: A Conan and Venom Team-Up

Empyre: Savage Avengers #1 Review: A Conan and Venom Team-Up

The invasion that began in the pages of Marvel's current Empyre event is touching every corner of their expansive shared universe… which now includes Conan the Barbarian. Built on decades of pulp stories, thousands of pages of lore, and the recent addition of the tears of Dark Horse investors, Marvel has pulled Conan into their universe […]

Cliff Counters: Defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders In Pokémon GO

Cliff Counters: Defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders In Pokémon GO

Currently, the only way to obtain Shiny Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO is to defeat one of the three Team GO Rocket Leaders: Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff. These three leaders, unlike Team GO Rocket Grunts, employ their shields, making them more difficult to defeat.  In this comprehensive Cliff Counters Guide, Bleeding Cool is here to help […]

Complete August Field Research PokéStop Tasks In Pokémon GO

Complete August Field Research PokéStop Tasks In Pokémon GO

Every month in 2020, the Field Research tasks that can be found at PokéStops in Pokémon GO have shifted to the month's theme to match the typing of the Research Breakthrough Pokémon. This month, as we reported earlier, Scraggy is the Research Breakthrough, bringing with it a Fighting-type theme to PokéStops. Below, here is a breakdown […]

A New Wave of Indie Creators Is Upending Mainstream Comics

A New Wave of Indie Creators Is Upending Mainstream Comics

In the comics industry, a creator's success is often measured by how much work they get at Marvel and DC. The goal of many creators, especially writers, seems to be to create enough of their own personal stories in order to get considered to write for established characters owned by a corporation. It makes sense, […]

How Strangers in Paradise and Terry Moore Stand the Test of Time

How Strangers in Paradise and Terry Moore Stand the Test of Time

Terry Moore is a living legend. The comics writer/artist launched Strangers in Paradise, considered by most to be his magnum opus, in 1993 and has continued on to produce some of the best creator-owned comics on the market in the decades following. From the launch of his career as an indie comics creator, the mainstream […]

Empyre #3 Review: Can This Issue Yet Save Marvels Worst Event Ever

Empyre #3 Review: Can This Issue Yet Save Marvel's Worst Event Ever?

Empyre may be Marvel's worst event of all time. The events of the series hinge on Tony Stark making a mistake that he, or anyone with functioning ears and eyes in the situation he was in, would never make. What followed was a plant-based attack on the planet earth by the alien race the Cotati. […]

Empyre: Captain America #1 Review: The Events Best Tie-In

Empyre: Captain America #1 Review: The Event's Best Tie-In

While the main Empyre book has been a tough read, to say the least, some of the tie-in one-shots and series have taken the event's concept and improved upon it. Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulk #1 gave some much-needed context and youthful energy to Hulkling's depiction in the event, while Empyre: X-Men #1 leaned into the ridiculousness of […]