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BC Mag #5: Five Ways To Make Money Fast At SDCC

BC Mag #5: Five Ways To Make Money Fast At SDCC

Bleeding Cool Magazine article excerpt by Rich Johnston It costs a lot to attend the San Diego Comic Con. Hotels, tickets, flights, Pedi cabs; you're looking at a four figure sum straight up. So how about finding ways to make some of it back? Here are five tried and tested ways to make the pain […]

BC Mag #5: Vintage Paper Chase

Bleeding Cool Magazine article excerpt by Mark Seifert & William A. Christensen "One" isn't the loneliest number when it comes to comic book collecting. Quite the opposite in fact—it's the most popular number. Even non-collecting civilians have known that for a few decades now. It hasn't always been true. Number ones have had their ups […]

BC Mag #5: Frank Cho Gallery

Bleeding Cool Magazine article excerpt by Rich Johnston Welcome to the Frank Cho gallery. No other name in comics simultaneously evokes the same reverence for beautifully illustrated women and monkeys like Cho. Whether it is at the helm of his fan favorite Liberty Meadows comic strip or drawing the latest sexy super heroines, his incredibly […]

BC Mag #5: Dropped In The Middle A Look At Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

BC Mag #5: Dropped In The Middle, A Look At Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

Bleeding Cool Magazine article excerpt by Brendon Connelly When the teenage demon hunter Clary Fray makes her big screen debut in this August's Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, it will be just the beginning for movies set inside novelist Cassandra Clare's universe of Shadowhunters and Downworlders. But actually, it won't be the beginning of the […]

BC Mag #5: Rocketing Spirits

BC Mag #5: Rocketing Spirits

Bleeding Cool Magazine article excerpt by James Kuhoric There have been many famous combinations over the years – peanut butter and jelly, Hall and Oats, and even rock and roll – but has there ever been a comic book duo who are more a natural fit than the Rocketeer and the Spirit? Both are from […]

BC Mag #5: Wolverine Set Report

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Brendon Connelly I've never been a sun chaser, always happier in the shade, and I'm actually quite fond of snow. Late last year, though, as British skies were settling in for a few unbroken months of grey, I was packed off to Sydney on a mission for Bleeding Cool. Down […]

BC Mag #5: Day Men Revealed

BC Mag #5: Day Men Revealed

Bleeding Cool Magazine interview with Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson BOOM! has a lot of exciting new projects coming up in their summer lineup. But one of the books that has the most interesting twist is the upcoming title, Day Men. Written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson with art by Brian Stelfreeze, […]

BC Mag #5: Fathom Reborn

BC Mag #5: Fathom Reborn

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by David Marks Aspen Matthews, the SoCal-fem inspired protagonist of Michael Turner's Fathom, may not be as familiar to the world as Wolverine, but she is as recognizable as any superhero to the long box collector, convention goer, and comic shop regular. As covered in previous issues of Bleeding Cool Magazine, […]

BC Mag #5: Sun Sea And SDCC

BC Mag #5: Sun, Sea, And SDCC

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Johnston As well as a place that celebrates stories, San Diego Comic Con is also a place where stories grow. Comics, movies, and TV shows are pitched from person to person, condensed in such a comparatively small area (though tell that to your feet on Sunday). Once, in the […]

BC Mag #5: Dark Horse Horror

BC Mag #5: Dark Horse Horror

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Dan Wickline Outside of the guys in tights, the horror genre produces the best selling comic on store shelves. Fans love the dark and creepy, and one of the names synonymous with fright is Dark Horse Comics. In 2003 I interviewed then Editor Scott Allie about many things including what […]

BC Mag #5: The Summer Of Valiant Returns

BC Mag #5: The Summer Of Valiant Returns

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Handley In 1989, Marvel Comics' Bob Layton and Jim Shooter unveiled a new comic book line, Valiant Comics, under parent company Voyager Communications. The company achieved fast success and, in 1994, was purchased by Acclaim Entertainment—but when Acclaim closed shop a decade later, the Valiant Universe was put on […]

BC Mag #5: Born On The Bayou: Swamp Things Roots

BC Mag #5: Born On The Bayou: Swamp Thing's Roots

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Handley DC Comics' decision, in 2011, to cancel all existing series and launch 52 new titles—among them a reboot of cult classic Swamp Thing, from writer Scott Snyder and illustrator Yanick Paquette—was met with great skepticism. DC hoped to create a blank slate for writers, unfettered by decades of […]

BC Mag #5: How To Make Movies The Marvel Way

BC Mag #5: How To Make Movies The Marvel Way

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Brendon Connelly Iron Man 3's Shane Black explains to me just what makes Marvel Studios movies so different. Is this the secret of their success? If I somehow found the impossible formula for a smash-hit movie, something that could be replicated over and over to repeated success, it would kick-start […]

BC Mag #5: The Pull List

BC Mag #5: The Pull List

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by James Kuhoric Ahhh…summertime. As people roll out their grills for cookouts, vacations, and holidays, the comic world focuses on big screen blockbusters and major events at multiple publishers. It's convention season here in comics, and the creators are out in force peddling their wares to the faithful attendees at San […]

BC Mag #5: Freelancing Guns

BC Mag #5: Freelancing Guns

Bleeding Cool Magazine interview with Eric Esquivel and Steven Grant Eric Esquivel is living the dream. He's the new kid on the block at BOOM!, working on the Freelancers series, and a guy who is very passionate about comics. And we had the opportunity to bring his youthful enthusiasm to a candid conversation with Steven […]

BC Mag #5: The Haunting Of Hills House

BC Mag #5: The Haunting Of Hill's House

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Gavin Lees Haunted houses have long cast a chilling shadow over Gothic fiction. From The Castle of Otranto, through Poe's House of Usher, to the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, they have been the imposing, crumbling manifestations of our darkest, most repressed fears. To that pantheon, we can […]