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Toxic Relationships in Sci-Fi: Zac Thompson on Lonely Receiver #1

Toxic Relationships in Sci-Fi: Zac Thompson on Lonely Receiver #1

Following the release of each issue of Aftershock's Lonely Receiver by writer Zac Thompson and artist Jen Hickman, Bleeding Cool will host conversations with Thompson about this sci-fi breakup story turned psychological horror. This time, Zac Thompson talks about toxic relationships, the horror of breakups, and putting something personal out into the world. Theo Dwyer: What […]

Lonely Receiver #1 Review: Tragedy Horror and Identity

Lonely Receiver #1 Review: Tragedy, Horror, and Identity

Lonely Receiver #1, Aftershock's latest series from writer Zac Thompson and artist Jen Hickman, is a break-up turned into a sci-fi horror story. Both creators have produced engaging and original creator-owned comics in the past, with Thompson's creeping, thoughtful body horror Come into Me from Black Mask Studios, and Hickman's beautifully drawn Moth & Whisper. What kind of beauty, or […]

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre Manga &#038 Seven Secrets #1

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre, Manga, & Seven Secrets #1

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]

The Horror of Break-ups: Writer Zac Thompson Talks Lonely Receiver

The Horror of Break-ups: Writer Zac Thompson Talks Lonely Receiver

Breaking up is hard to do. Zac Thompson has joined with artist Jen Hickman to turn the crushing horror of heartbreak into a horror a bit more literal with Lonely Receiver, their new creator-owned series coming from Aftershock Comics. Zac has been a writer to watch, with some of the most compelling (and brilliantly strange) independent comics […]

Time Lord Victorious Begins &#8211 Thank FOC Its Friday 7th August 2020

Time Lord Victorious Begins – Thank FOC It's Friday 7th August 2020

Welcome to Time Lord Victorious: Thank FOC It's Friday. Planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off at Diamond Comic Distributors. And now UCS and Lunar as well. Of course, in these times, so much of this is up in the air.  There's a lot of product coming through that needs […]

Disaster Inc. #1 Review: Places Humans Are Not Meant To Be

Disaster Inc. #1 Review: Places Humans Are Not Meant To Be

The premise here is very strong. Paolo Alighieri is the founder and president of a company that offers a premier service for a drastic markup: "adventure tourism" into places humans are not meant to be. That's different from "places you're not allowed to go," like military bases because these places could kill you. The first […]

Spider-Woman Most Ordered Comic in Diamond March 2020 Marketshare

Spider-Woman Most Ordered Comic in Diamond March 2020 Marketshare

We were wondering where the Diamond Comic Distributors March 2020 marketshare statistics might have got to. Well, it has been a peculiar month. Rather than the usual Friday/Monday release, we are getting the marketshare and top tens today followed by the full stats tomorrow. So here we go, Spider-Woman and all. As it stands comic […]

All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All major comic book publishers have pulled digital comics versions of new titles out this week, as they are still unable to publish them in print. There are exceptions for Archie's general market titles, collections already sold into the book market, and original graphic novels such as DC's Alt-Hero out today. Smaller publishers are less […]

Batman #92 Empyre #0 Lead Scheduled Releases This Week on ComiXology

Batman #92, Empyre #0 Lead Scheduled Releases This Week on ComiXology

Batman #92, Empyre #0: Avengers and Empyre #0: Fantastic Four lead the list of scheduled releases this week on Comixology. Bleeding Cool has taken a look at all the titles that the major comic book publishers still have scheduled on ComiXology for release this coming Wednesday, April 1st. While a number of publishers have pulled […]

Comprehensive Rundown of Every Comic Book Publishers Current Status

Comprehensive Rundown of Every Comic Book Publisher's Current Status

It's been a hectic month full of announcements from comic book publishers reacting to the rapidly-changing business conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic. We've been keeping you informed about current matters within the industry here at Bleeding Cool, as every comic book publisher in the business assesses how to navigate these unprecedented conditions. Here's a […]

The State of the Comics Industry Under Coronavirus &#8211 On Tuesday

The State of the Comics Industry Under Coronavirus – On Tuesday

I have been writing this article for almost twenty-four hours. Been talking to senior comic book industry figure after another. The problem is, the second I get a hold of what might actually be going on, the situation changes from under me. But everyone is agreeing that this current coronavirus pandemic, and the reaction to […]


The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019 in Full

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

I normally wait until the New Year is a little closer. Or even been. But I'm taking the kids ice skating today, and then going to a carol service, so you'll have to behave. Here are the top 100 most-read stories on Bleeding Cool over the past year. Some may be surprising. Others less so. […]






All The Items Offered Today on Local Comic Shop Day 2019

All The Items Offered Today on Local Comic Shop Day 2019

Today is Local Comic Shop Day, when local comic shops (bricks and mortar only) get special deliveries of special items with variant covers, exclusive formats or early releases of certain items. See what is waiting for you in your local comic shop – if they are participating, that is. Here are a few doing even […]