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Whether you're here to get the latest rumors regarding Marvel or DC Comics (or… any other publisher, in fact), check out some comic book reviews, learn about comics history, find out what collectors are paying for important vintage comics, or check out what's coming up from your favorite creators, the BC Comics section can help.


Surprise Runaways #32 Returns Next Week In Comic Book Stores

Surprise! Runaways #32 Returns Next Week In Comic Book Stores

I checked this out last week and Runaways #32, solicited before lockdown, is still on the Marvel Comics schedules, for February 2021. Well, Marvel has decided to bring things forward a lot sharpish. The long-awaited Runaways #32 is bring brought right back onto the schedules for next Wednesday, the 28th of October. No time for […]

MyComicShop Shares Coronavirus Fringe Science On Its Mailing List

MyComicShop Shares Coronavirus Fringe Science On Its Mailing List

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported that legendary comics retailer Buddy Saunders of MyComicShop in Texas revealed a little of what went down between DC Comics and Midtown Comics/UCS Comic Distributors. In the same e-mail, sent to the mailing list of the biggest comic book sellers in the world, he also talked about his political inclinations. Especially […]

Marvel Vs Aliens Begins In January 2021 With Variant Covers

Marvel Vs Aliens Begins In January 2021, With Variant Covers

We are looking at January now but back in July, Marvel Comics announced it had the Aliens and Predator licences from Disney-purchased Fox, after decades at Dark Horse. We might get to see what Marvel will be doing with them later in 2021. But for now, Marvel is running a bunch of Marvel Vs Aliens […]

Clover Press To Republish Steve Niles DC Comic Simon Dark

Clover Press To Republish Steve Niles' DC Comic, Simon Dark

Simon Dark is a comic book character in the DC Comics universe, created by Steve Niles and Scott Hampton, who had a series running from 2007 to 2009. A creator-participantcomic book, but set in Gotham City, the comic focused exclusively on Simon Dark and only a few casual comments to indicate he and Batman were […]

Marvel Publish Complete Jack Kirby War And Romance &#8211 Almost

Marvel Publish Complete Jack Kirby War And Romance – Almost?

This is the listing from Marvel's January 2021 solicitations (to be published in May), for The Complete Kirby War & Romance books, with the bookstore cover and the direct market exclusive variant, celebrating the non-superhero work of Jack Kirby that was his staple for much of the nineteen fifties, especially war and romance comic books […]

Brett Booth Returns To Marvel With Jonathan Hickmans X-Men #17

Brett Booth Returns To Marvel With Jonathan Hickman's X-Men #17

For the longest time, Brett Booth – artist on Titans, Teen Titans, Flash, Nightwing, Flash Forward and Justice League at DC Comics – has been wanting to work for Marvel again. With a little X-Men under his belt, I understand that Marvel editorial thought his art style was too old fashioned, too "nineties" and associated […]

Marvel Comics January 2021 Solicitations In Full

Marvel Comics January 2021 Solicitations In Full

No more Frankensteining – here are the full Marvel January 2021 solicitations for Marvel Comics. And there are still plenty of surprises. As King In Black gets well underway… VENOM #32 DONNY CATES (W) • IBAN COELLO (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN MARVEL VS ALIEN VARIANT COVER BY […]

Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips Reckless Sequel Friend Of The Devil

Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips Reckless Sequel, Friend Of The Devil

The first of Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips' Reckless graphic novels from Image Comics is published on the 16th of December. But plans for the sequel are afoot. Sean Phillips revealed the title and cover on social media earlier in the month. Friend of the Devil. It has also just got its Amazon […]

Online Comic Store SUBaCOMIC Launches As Real Actual Shop In Peebles

Online Comic Store SUBaCOMIC Launches As Real Actual Shop In Peebles

In May 2017, the Glasgow-based SUBaCOMIC comic book subscriptions website and eBay Shop was launched, owned by the folks who own Red Hot Comics in Glasgow. This year in April, as comic stores began to shut down, they launched SUBaCOMIC as a full retail website. As of this week, they have gone one step further. […]

Dark Horse Announces Afterlift Chip Zdarsky/Jeff Lemire Bookplates

Dark Horse Announces Afterlift Chip Zdarsky/Jeff Lemire Bookplates

Afterlift time! A few weeks ago, ComiXology and Dark Horse Comics announced they'd be bringing select ComiXology Originals titles to print beginning in 2021. The first up is Afterlift, by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo, arriving in February. They are also offering a retailer incentive – comic shops that ofter five copies or more of […]

True War Stories Z2 Title For Local Comic Shop Day To Stir Things up

True War Stories, Z2 Title For Local Comic Shop Day To Stir Things up

Z2 is the first publisher announced as participating in this year's Local Comic Shop Day event, an annual affair which sees participating retailers able to order specially limited items, will take place on Wednesday, the 25th of November. This year. Z2's offering will be a version of Alex de Campi's Kickstarted True War Stories graphic […]

John Barrowmans Webcomic Acursian To Be Printed In December

John Barrowman's Webcomic, Acursian, To Be Printed In December

The Webtoon comic book Acursian, from John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, Erika Lewis, Beni Lobel and  Tommy Lee Edwards, ran from 2018 to early 2002, and will now be published in print from Legendary Comics after two years of being available, digitally, for free. It is still available on Webtoon in its original format. Acursian (an Old English […]

Once &#038 Future Sales Spike Again With Issue #13 Ahead Of FOC

Once & Future Sales Spike Again With Issue #13 Ahead Of FOC

I'm a little behind on my Once & Future reading, I need to catch up. But it seems like plenty of folk are happy to do that without me. As we reported last month, Boom Studios' Once & Future by Doctor Kieron Gillen and Not-A-Doctor Dan Mora has been heating back up with back-to-back repeat […]

DC Comics Didnt Drop UCS &#8211 UCS Dropped DC Comics

DC Comics Didn't Drop UCS – UCS Dropped DC Comics

A couple of days ago, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the distribution arrangement between DC Comics and UCS Comic Distributors was no more. We reported "DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar" and we were totally, 100% wrong. DC Comics did not drop UCS. UCS dropped DC Comics. Basically, it seems that Midtown […]

Doctor Who Comic #1 Adds Peach Momoko Sketch Variant FOC Cover

Doctor Who Comic #1 Adds Peach Momoko Sketch Variant FOC Cover

Titan Comics is adding a sketch virgin variant cover of Peach Momoko's standard cover for the new Doctor Who Comic #1. launching in November for Doctor Who Day, and getting FOC'ed this weekend. There won't be many more of these, now that Peach Momoko has gone exclusive with Marvel Comics, so get them while you can. […]

Sabrina Sabrina Sabrina &#8211 The Daily LITG 22nd October 2020

Sabrina, Sabrina, Sabrina – The Daily LITG, 22nd October 2020

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. And at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. Including Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Pokemon GO, Fantastic Four, Marvel solicitations and so much more.  The Daily […]

Marvels Perlmutter Gave $15M to Pro-Trump Super PAC with WWE Ties

Marvel's Perlmutter Gave $15M to Pro-Trump Super PAC with WWE Ties

Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter and his wife Laura Perlmutter led donations to America First Action, a Super PAC dedicated to the reelection of Donald Trump headed up by former WWE CEO Linda McMahon, in the month of September alone. Bleeding Cool recently reported on the Perlmutters' efforts to reelect Donald Trump, with donations totaling $2.5-3 […]

DC Shows Off Wonder Woman Earth One Vol 3 Artwork But Not Well Enough

DC Shows Off Wonder Woman Earth One Vol 3 Artwork But Not Well Enough

DC Comics have decided to show off some of Yanick Pacquette's work on the upcoming Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol 3 that you first read about in Bleeding Cool. But is there better artwork they could have shown? We thing so. This is the artwork that DC decided best represented the title, to get people […]

Venom Tops Diamond Comics Top 500 September 2020 Chart Marketshare

Venom Tops Diamond Comics Top 500 September 2020 Chart, Marketshare

We begin with the top ten comic books sold to comic book stores through Diamond Comic Distributors in September 2020. The top 500 lists follow after the marketshare… no DC Comics of course, as DC left Diamond, but it does allow Image Comics to get a couple into the top ten. And Spawn would have […]

Dark Horse Comics Full January 2021 Solicits &#8211 A Flowering Of Crimson

Dark Horse Comics Full January 2021 Solicits – A Flowering Of Crimson

Dark Horse Comics' January 2021 releases include the launch of Crimson Flower #1 from Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski, a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales. Avatar: The Next Shadow #1 an untold story set immediately after the events of the first Avatar movie. And Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook HC, a collection of Mike […]