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Batman Gets a New Ability in The Three Jokers, Out on August 25th

Originally teased in Justice League #50 and the DC Rebirth Special in 2016, The Three Jokers was a series by Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson originally scheduled for 2018 by DC Comics. This was postponed many a time before finally setting on June 2020. At which point a little thing called a global […]


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Jim Lee Auctions Sketches Every Day To Raise Money for Comic Shops

Legendary comic book creator Jim Lee is the sole publisher of DC Comics, in Burbank, California. But like everyone else, he is stuck at home right now. And with some comic book retailers screaming blue murder over DC Comics' plan to continue with digital comic distribution this Wednesday, and potentially using regional print distribution channels, […]

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Brian Bendis Sets Up 5G, Crisis, Doomsday Clock in Legion #5 (Spoilers)

Oh had you forgotten all about 5G? Well, maybe in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, DC Comics has as well. But plenty of plans were already in place and have been moving forward. Including it seems, today's Legion Of Super-Heroes #5 by Brian Bendis and Ryan Sook. Now, those keen readers of Bleeding Cool's […]

"What Is DC Comics' 5G?" The Story So Far...

"What Is DC Comics' 5G?" The Story So Far…

On the 13th of June, 2019, Bleeding Cool made the first mention of something DC Comics was planning called 5G. We had no idea what it was. All we knew was that it was, "something that is, or has, been planned at DC Comics at the upper creative and editorial echelons." It took until October […]



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Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Metal Sequel, 'Death Metal' To Be Announced by DC on Wednesday?

Bleeding Cool has been reporting on Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Metal 2, the sequel to Dark Nights: Metal for a while. We understood that it was planned before Greg Capullo drew Reborn at Image Comics – and if Capullo hadn't returned to the project, Snyder would have written it as a Justice League storyline rather than as a stand-alone event series. But he did. We also knew it was called Death […]


Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

I am not a lawyer, I do not play one on the internet. But every now and then, you pick up a few things along the way. A mention of copyright here, of tortious interference there, and definitely about libel, slander and defamation. But mostly about trademarks. Yesterday, DC Comics announced that their DC Timeline […]

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Today's Justice League #39 On Whether Doomsday Clock is DC Canon or Not (Spoilers)

This is a panel from towards the end of today's Justice League #39 by Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez. With the Spectre and the Phantom Stranger narrating the nature of the character's reality. 'Events that unfolded outside your purview, some disconnected from your reality altogether but deeply felt and impactful.' It's one of a number […]

As Dan DiDio and DC Comics Come To London, Will They Face Anti-5G Protests?

DC Comics Publisher Dan DiDio is coming to London, with a few other DC executives, for the premiere of Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) on the 29th January at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank. No I don't have an invite. But have people been prepared? I […]

Doomsday Clock as a Love Letter to Superman

Top 500 Most-Ordered Comics and Graphic Novels in December 2019

Here's the big list, the top 500 most-ordered comics and graphic novels through Diamond Comic Distributors in North American comic book stores in October 2019. We already did a little examination with the Top 10 and marketshare and Top 100 but this doubles down. We will also, in half an hour, be running a chart that combines […]

Doomsday Clock Slipcase, Free With Vol 2, Only in Comic Book Stores

DC Comics will be soliciting the second volume in hardcover of the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, Doomsday Clock, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. And with it, comic book stores (only) will bet getting a free exclusive slipcase to fit both volumes one and two. Sorry comic book stores and Amazon, this is just for […]


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Will Batman: Three Jokers by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok Be Solicited Today?

Does this tweet from artist Jason Fabok… big #batman #Threejokers news coming soon… stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/q6HrCAqPbD — Jason Fabok (@JasonFabok) January 13, 2020 …indicate that Three Jokers #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok will be solicited by DC Comics for April? Looks like we should add it to the Frankensteined titles. Here's some art […]


Doomsday Clock Will Not Completely Line Up With The DC Comics Timeline - Official

Doomsday Clock Will Not Completely Line Up With The DC Comics Timeline – Official

When it was announced, Doomsday Clock, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, was also a crossover with the DC Universe. Specifically the very-near-ahead DC Universe, the plan was that as the story reached its conclusion, that the events of Doomsday Clock would marry up with the DC Comics Universe then […]


The Long Read: Doomsday Clock is Canon and In Continuity

Over 2017 and 2018, Bleeding Cool ran a number of articles looking at the relationship of Doomsday Clock to the rest of the DC Universe – and even The Three Jokers too. We saw what once was clearly intended to be the tightest of structured continuity, fall apart as a result of delays, personnel changes […]