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That Was UCS Comic Distributors Final FOC For DC Comics

That Was UCS Comic Distributors' Final FOC For DC Comics

Last month, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the distribution arrangement between DC Comics and Midtown's UCS Comic Distributors was no more. We later learned that DC Comics didn't drop UCS – UCS dropped DC Comics. After all, we were also able to discover that UCS had three-to-four times the volume of DC Comics than […]

Speculator Corner: Big Surprise In Daredevil #25 No One Saw Coming

Speculator Corner: Big Surprise In Daredevil #25 No One Saw Coming

Last month saw the publication of Daredevil #24 by Chip Zdarsky and Mike Hawthorne, an issue that purported to make big changes to the Daredevil status quo. And had Daredevil in court, still in his mask, plead guilty to manslaughter, seeing him imprisoned awaiting sentencing – still on his mask. It was a surprise, to […]

The Bleeding Cool Review: The King In Black #1 by Cates and Stegman

The Bleeding Cool Review: The King In Black #1 by Cates and Stegman

Next month sees the publication of The King In Black, the new event series by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman from Marvel Comics that follows up on their work on Venom and the previous event, Absolute Carnage. King In Black #1 is published this Wednesday. But last week, in a blip, Marvel Unlimited published the […]

First Look at Ridley Pearsons Indestructibles Graphic Novel From DC

First Look at Ridley Pearson's Indestructibles Graphic Novel From DC

Earlier this year, Bleeding Cool ran the news that suspense and thriller novelist Ridley Pearson was writing a new original graphic novel trilogy, The Indestructibles, drawn by Berat Pekmezci, from DC Comics. The middle-grade graphic novels will follow a 12-year-old boy, who manifests an inexplicable power after entering a wildfire on a heroic mission; alongside new friends […]

Meet Starfires Gay Goth Daughter Mandy in I Am Not Starfire YA OGN

Meet Starfire's Gay Goth Daughter Mandy, in I Am Not Starfire YA OGN

I Am Not Starfire was one of the DC YA graphic novels announced back in 2019. Written by Mariko Tamaki and drawn by Yoshi Yoshitani, we now have a date, a description and a cover. August 10th 2021… and a better idea of who this person who is not Starfire might be…Mandy,  Starfire's daughter, who […]

Black Canary Novel by Alexandra Monir Breaking Silence Sneak Peek

Black Canary Novel by Alexandra Monir, Breaking Silence Sneak Peek

Black Canary: Breaking Silence is a new YA novel by Alexandra Monir from DC Comics, publishing next month. Monir is best known for her novels Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper as well as YA thrillers Suspicion and The Girl in the Picture, and her science fiction novel, The Final Six, picked up by Sony Pictures. In this thrilling origin story of Black […]

From Tom King To The Mandalorian &#8211 The Daily LITG 30th November 2020

From Tom King To The Mandalorian – The Daily LITG, 30th November 2020

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. At Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. From Tom King to the Mandalorian – The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around […]

Some Thoughts On American Ronin #2

Some Thoughts On American Ronin #2

In the first two years of Artists, Writers & Artisans Inc, they've released a number of series from some of comics' most reliable old hands. We've reviewed some. But none of their series intrigued me as much as American Ronin, the combination of veteran writer Peter Milligan and new-ish to the Western mainstream artist ACO. […]

Hellboy Dives Into Hardcover Origins In June 2021

Hellboy Dives Into Hardcover Origins In June 2021

Dark Horse Comics and Mike Mignola are digging deep for their next dive into the rich published history of Hellboy for their hardcover collections. Fans of the Hellboy universe know that Rasputin is the man responsible for bringing Hellboy to Earth, but when did the mad monk find his calling to bring about Ragna Rok? […]

Chris Claremont Explains Whats More Important: Characters or Plot

Chris Claremont Explains What's More Important: Characters or Plot

Legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont recently appeared on Reddit's /r/comicbooks community for an AMA. He answered questions from X-Men fans and, in doing so, inadvertently provided Bleeding Cool with essentially our entire Thanksgiving weekend's worth of comic book clickbait. To be honest, we're not sure why we love Chris Claremont more: because he created […]

Obscure Comics: Superman/Wonder Woman #30 &#038 #31

Obscure Comics: Superman/Wonder Woman #30 & #31

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Lonely Receiver #3 Review: Jen Hickman Shines As Catrin Descends

Lonely Receiver #3 Review: Jen Hickman Shines As Catrin Descends

Lonely Receiver from writer Zac Thompson, artist Jen Hickman, and letterer Simon Bowland turns a breakup into a horror story. The first two issues were stellar reads, so let's see if the creative team can keep that same energy in the third. As Catrin begins to become unhinged, Jen Hickman's art truly shines. Their depiction of this grief-induced […]

Deadpool #8 Review: Well-Rounded Characterization for Deadpool

Deadpool #8 Review: Well-Rounded Characterization for Deadpool

Deadpool #8 continues writer Kelly Thompson's run that has crowned Wade Wilson as King of Staten Island, which is now populated by monsters. This eighth issue is penciled by Gerardo Sandoval, inked by Sandoval and Victor Nava, colored by Chris Sotomayor, and lettered by VC's Joe Sabino. The last issue left Deadpool, Jeff the Land Shark, and Elsa Bloodstone in […]

The DUFFs Kody Keplinger Writes Poison Ivy YA Novel From DC Comics

The DUFF's Kody Keplinger Writes Poison Ivy YA Novel From DC Comics

Courtesy of the Vine And Roses online zine dedicated to the DC Comics character Poison Ivy, comes this spot from upcoming DC Comics titles. A new YA novel, Poison Ivy: Thorns written by Kody Keplinger and illustrated by Sara Kipin, which Vine And Roses see as "from the description, it looks like a queer gothic […]

The Bleeding Cool Review: Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King Clay Mann

The Bleeding Cool Review: Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King, Clay Mann

Rich Johnston reviews Batman/Catwoman #1 by Tom King, Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey, published this Tuesday by DC Comics. Once upon a time, Tom King wrote the comic book series Vision for Marvel Comics. Winning all the awards going, and fast tracked to be adapted into the TV series WandaVision. This kind of response saw […]

Chris Claremont Explains Difference Between Cyclops and Wolverine

Chris Claremont Explains Difference Between Cyclops and Wolverine

Legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont recently appeared on Reddit's /r/comicbooks community for an AMA. He answered questions from X-Men fans and, in doing so, inadvertently provided Bleeding Cool with essentially our entire Thanksgiving weekend's worth of comic book clickbait. To be honest, we're not sure why we love Chris Claremont more: because he created […]

X Of Swords: Destruction and X-Men Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

X Of Swords: Destruction and X-Men Tops 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.  If any other […]

Obscure Comics: Batman/Superman #33 Annual #3 &#038 #34

Obscure Comics: Batman/Superman #33, Annual #3, & #34

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Bill Sienkiewicz Shows Off New New Mutants Artwork

Bill Sienkiewicz Shows Off New New Mutants Artwork

Brett Booth and Bill Sienkiewicz are both working on the Chris Claremont X-Men Anniversary Special for Christmas week from Marvel Comics. And Bill Sienkiewicz on social media has shared "a few teaser snippets from an upcoming New Mutants story w Chris Claremont and a slew of other artists. I completed the 8 page intro/outro/ bracketing […]

Will Donny Cates Take Out X-Writer Jealousy on X-Men in King in Black

Will Donny Cates Take Out X-Writer Jealousy on X-Men in King in Black?

Global entertainment superstar and self-proclaimed Bad Boy of Comics, Donny Cates, took to Twitter recently to express jealousy over Wolverine and X-Force writer Benjamin Percy receiving a cheap plastic sword pen from Marvel following the conclusion of the X of Swords crossover event. But will this jealousy build into a seething rage that sees Cates […]