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More Diamond Comics Delays To Comic Shops This Week

More Diamond Comics Delays To Comic Shops This Week

There have been a lot of delays to comic book deliveries of late, with current weather issues hitting all manner of aspects of the industry. Both Diamond Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution have faced delays to comic book stores and we now have the latest. Last week, Bleeding Cool reported that "Diamond Comic Distributor's Olive […]

Silver City Launches Babyteeth Returns Aftershock May 2021 Solicits

Silver City Launches, Babyteeth Returns, Aftershock May 2021 Solicits

AfterShock Comics gets the back cover of next week's Previews with the return of Babyteeth #17, solicited before the pandemic and now being resolicited with Donny Cates and Gerry Brown. But also launching a new comic book series, Silver City, by Olivia Cuartero-Briggs and Luca Merli. SILVER CITY #1 MAR211000 (W) Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (A) Luca […]

Red Sonja and Babyteeth Finale On Diamond Previews Covers Next Week

Red Sonja and Babyteeth Finale On Diamond Previews Covers Next Week

Next week's Diamond Previews covers feature the new Invincible Red Sonja #1 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat from Dynamite Entertainment, as well as the return of Donny Cates and Garry Brown's Babyteeth from AfterShock Comics. With Babyteeth promising there are four more issues until the series finally concludes. While the covers also tease […]

PrintWatch: Maniac Of New York #1 and Invincible #1 Get New Printings

PrintWatch: Maniac Of New York #1 and Invincible #1 Get New Printings

PrintWatch: Maniac Of New York #1 by Elliott Kalan and Andrea Mutti published by AfterShock Comics is getting a second printing after being a bit of a suprise hit for comic book stores in recent weeks. It is also being joined by a second printing for Invincible #1 by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker decades […]

Diamond Discounts Free Comic Book Day 2020 Comics To Retailers

Diamond Discounts Free Comic Book Day 2020 Comics To Retailers

Free Comic Book Day was a bit of a damp squib in 2020. When FCBD was cancelled, the books had already been printed, and when it was rearranged for a month-long promotion, it didn't have the impact the original would have done, with many stores operating social distancing or being closed entirely. As a result, […]

Scouts Honor #1 Review: The Power (And Danger) Of Myth

Scout's Honor #1 Review: The Power (And Danger) Of Myth

With a number of wonderful twists and turns to its intricate post-apocalyptic plot, this thrilling opening salvo posits a harrowing question of identity. How good is the message if you're not sure you can trust the messenger? Two hundred and eighty-six years after a nuclear armageddon, a group of young people called Ranger Scouts follow […]

Youth For The New Year &#8211 Thank FOC Its Friday 1st of January 2021

Youth For The New Year – Thank FOC It's Friday, 1st of January 2021

Thank FOC It's Friday –  Planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off at Diamond Comic Distributors. And no Lunar as well. Not UCS anymore, though. Of course, in these times, so much of this is up in the air.  There's a lot of product coming through that needs adjusting. Because […]

The Top 101 Most-Read Stories On Bleeding Cool In 2020

The Top 101 Most-Read Stories On Bleeding Cool In 2020

Here are the 101 most-read stories on Bleeding Cool of the year. The numbers don't lie. Our May scoop that DC comic book series Lucifer was cancelled mid-run and would conclude as an original graphic novel is now coming to fruition and will be published in February 2021. The full list runs below; the numbers […]

I Breathed A Body &#8211 And Topped Advance Reorders &#8211 31st December 2020

I Breathed A Body – And Topped Advance Reorders – 31st December 2020

I Breathed A Body #1 by Zac Thompson and Andy MacDonald from AfterShock Comics topped the advance reorders list this week. A science fiction horror series about social media, big tech, and influencer culture, they describe it as "The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world's biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes […]

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 […]

Zac Thompson Speaks on His Vision of the Future in Lonely Receiver #2

Zac Thompson Speaks on His Vision of the Future in Lonely Receiver #2

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 his vision of the future and his take on spicy chicken sandwiches. Theo Dwyer: One thing […]

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 […]