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Future State: The Next Batman #1 Review: The Legacy of The Batman

Future State: The Next Batman #1 Review: The Legacy of The Batman

Much like the worry faced by Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, this issue posits the idea that the legacy of the Batman is hubris and failure. Much like what happened on the Batwoman TV show, a private security company has essentially supplanted law enforcement in Gotham City, establishing a new status quo that has outlawed masks […]

Everyone Meet Jace Fox &#8211 The Next Batman #1 Spoilers

Everyone Meet Jace Fox – The Next Batman #1 Spoilers

The Next Batman #1 is published today, for DC Future State, with its lead feature story featuring this new Batman revisiting some very familiar tropes, courtesy of 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley, Doom Patrol artist Nick Derington, colours by Tamra Bonvillian and letters by Clayton Cowles. Whether that be from The Dark Knight […]

The DC Earth Has Rival For Centre Of The Omniverse In Death Metal #7

The DC Earth Has Rival For Centre Of The Omniverse In Death Metal #7?

Death Metal #7 by Scott Snyder, Yanick Paquette and Greg Capullo is published by DC Comics today, and there are so many spoilers. And it promises much, thanks to certain comic book stores selling copies early. From fighting by shoving planets in people's faces, to swearing demons, to a look ahead at Future State, the potential […]

The Totality Comes To The DC Omniverse In Death Metal #7 (Spoilers)

The Totality Comes To The DC Omniverse In Death Metal #7 (Spoilers)

It's Omniverse time! Death Metal #7 by Scott Snyder, Yanick Paquette and Greg Capullo is published by DC Comics today. And it promises much, thanks to certain comic book stores selling copies early. From fighting by shoving planets in people's faces, to swearing demons, to a look ahead at Future State, the potential return of Alfred […]

What Does Death Metal #7 Mean For Alfred Pennyworth (Spoilers)

What Does Death Metal #7 Mean For Alfred Pennyworth? (Spoilers)

This Tuesday sees the publication of Death Metal #7, the final chapter of the DC Comics event sequel by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, setting up both Future State, The DC Omniverse and the Infinite Frontier. The wrinkle in the comic book's publication is that copies of the comic have been sold by several comic […]

Obscure Comics: Batman: The Shadow Of Sin Tzu #1 &#8211 52 AOL &#038 Jim Lee

Obscure Comics: Batman: The Shadow Of Sin Tzu #1 – 52, AOL & Jim Lee

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 […]

Jim Lee Draws Ryan Wilder Batwoman For Comic Shop Charity

Jim Lee Draws Ryan Wilder Batwoman For Comic Shop Charity

Jim Lee posted out the following Batwoman image on New Year's Eve for auction, one of the final 60 images he has been creating in lockdown to auction to benefit the bookstore charity BINC, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars alone. He posted. BATWOMAN Original Art Sketch. Pen & ink/white out on 9×12" illo board. […]

Gene Luen Yangs Batman/Superman Uses 40s Superman/Batman Films

Gene Luen Yang's Batman/Superman Uses 40s Superman/Batman Films

Bleeding Cool featured a previous of the upcoming Batman/Superman comic by Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis and Danny Miki to show a variety of "what if?" worlds for the series, spinning out of Death Metal. With the sketch art, showing parallel lives, as playing out on movie film reel, it seems to involve politicians and […]

Comic Shops May Have Sold Death Metal #7 &#038 DC Future State By Mistake

Comic Shops May Have Sold Death Metal #7 & DC Future State By Mistake

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on early sales on next week's DC Comics titles at a number of comic book stores, selling Death Metal #7 and Future State titles one week ahead of time, breaking street dates. In the comments, we heard from Tony's Kingdom, a comic book store in Keizer, Oregon. Honestly, I almost put […]

91 Rumours Gossip Teases About DC Comics Future State for 2021

91 Rumours, Gossip, Teases About DC Comics Future State for 2021

DC Comics will be running a two-month event, Future State, looking at potential and possible futures for the DC Universe, their most prominent characters and their successors. Originally planned as the ongoing status quo for these titles as 5G or Generation Five, it was truncated into two months instead. However, it is notable that some […]

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 […]

Future State Next Batman Harley Quinn On Sale Now If You Know Where

Future State Next Batman, Harley Quinn On Sale Now If You Know Where

Is DC Comics' Future State already here? Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported on Death Metal #7 being on sale in certain comic book stores choosing to ignore the street date of next Tuesday now that there are no incentives not to do so, and were merrily selling copies, willy and nilly. There was also mention […]

Death Metal #7 &#038 Future State On Sale In Certain Comic Shops Already

Death Metal #7 & Future State On Sale In Certain Comic Shops Already

Death Metal #7, the big finale to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's DC Comics event comic is published this coming Tuesday. But Bleeding Cool has been pointing out that since DC Comics left Diamond Comic Distributors, there is less of an incentive to maintain street dates, especially as Lunar Comics Distribution has been distributing DC […]

Batman/Superman Brings Movie Magic To The Omniverse (Preview)

Batman/Superman Brings Movie Magic To The Omniverse (Preview)

Superman/Batman or Batman/Superman has been a relatively popular series over the years, teaming DC Comics' two most popular characters up, but rarely going up against the respective solo titles, save for the initial run with Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness and Michael Turner. So maybe it's time to try something else? Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis […]

James Tynion IV Has A Three Year Plan For Batman And The Joker

James Tynion IV Has A Three Year Plan For Batman And The Joker

Tom King had a four-and-a-bit year plan for Batman, but only got three-and-a-bit. James Tynion IV is settling for a little less, telling readers of his Empire Of The Tiny Onion newsletter that; Our goal here is to build a new and exciting era of Gotham City, with this larger status quo and ethos reflected […]

The Joker Is The Scariest Comic James Tynion IV Has Written For DC

The Joker Is The Scariest Comic James Tynion IV Has Written For DC

Here's the solicitation for The Joker #1 in March, following on from Infinite Frontier. The Joker #1 Written by James Tynion IV, Sam Johns Art by Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo Covers by Guillem March, Frank Quitely, Francesco Mattina, Riccardo Federici and Mark Brooks. After an unthinkable attack on Gotham City, the Clown Prince of Crime has become the […]

Scarecrow &#038 Unannounced Back-Ups In James Tynion IVs 2021 Batman

Scarecrow & Unannounced Back-Ups In James Tynion IV's 2021 Batman

Here's the solicitation for Batman #106 in March, following on from Infinite Frontier. BATMAN #106 written by JAMES TYNION IV art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ backup story written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON backup story art by GLEB MELNIKOV ON SALE 3/2/21 $4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC Following the tragic events of […]

James Tynion IV On Alan Scott Obsidian &#038 Jade In Infinite Frontier

James Tynion IV On Alan Scott, Obsidian & Jade In Infinite Frontier

James Tynion IV's newsletter continues to be a wealth of information. And a wealth of Bleeding Cool articles. Tynion talks about which books he will be writing in the DC Infinite Frontier comic book in March kicking off the DC Infinite relaunch that follows Future State. Tynion states in The Empire Of The Tiny Onion […]

Should Clownhunter Have Killed Harley Quinn Batman Annual #5 Spoilers

Should Clownhunter Have Killed Harley Quinn? Batman Annual #5 Spoilers

In Batman #103, Clownhunter went for Harley Quinn in a big way, blaming her for the Joker's actions, something she didn't take too kindly to, let alone any responsibility. Ghost-Maker got in the way of that, but the situation reared its head again in Batman #104. With the news that the Joker killed his parents […]

Preview Of Ram Vs Catwoman and Swamp Thing in 2021

Preview Of Ram V's Catwoman and Swamp Thing in 2021

Ram V is one of a number of Britain-based comic book writers who have doing rather well in the US comic book industry of late. Ram V is part of the White Noise studio that includes Alex Paknadel, Dan Watters and Ryan O'Sullivan, but also part of a social group that includes Si Spurrier, Kieron […]