Steve Geppi Talks Live With Direct Market Pulishers

Steve Geppi Video With Groth, Richie, Wood and Waid, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Steve Geppi will return to Dan Shahin's Comic Book New YouTube channel to talk about what's happening with the comic book industry and comics distribution right now. He will be joined by a number of publishers, including Gary Groth of Fantagraphics with whom Geppi had quite the turbulent relationship with back in the days […]


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 […]


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 […]

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's Monthly 'Per Capita' List.  The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. But the Per Capita list takes that figure and divides it by the number of new titles they publish in that month. We've already looked at publisher marketshare in the […]

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. […]

Charkes Burns' Black Hole Cover Sells For $37,000

Charles Burns' Black Hole Cover Sells For $37,000

It is a classic of the comic book form, and appreciated around the world. It has won Eisners, Harvey and Ignatzes. Nevertheless, it's undeniable that Charles Burns' Black Hole has a certain niche appeal. A combination of the horrific and the mundane, heavy blacks arrely mizing with the whites and using a cute form of […]

BC FCBD Roundup: Our Favorite Thing is My Favorite Things is Monsters

BC FCBD Roundup: Our Favorite Thing is My Favorite Things is Monsters

Today's Free Comic Book Day offerings were pretty diverse, with a lot of cool comic samplings from across the spectrum of genre, format, and style. One of the coolest books I was able to get my hands on was Our Favorite Thing is My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris. This is a unique, […]


Mickey & Donald & Love & Rockets – Fantagraphics Go All Out in October 2018 Solicits

Fantagraphics continue their archival collections of Disney's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck strips for Mickey's 90th birthday – and then follows that with Kramer's Ergot and the latest from Dash Shaw, Noah Van Sciver and the Hernandez brothers. No other publisher has quite the spread that Fantagraphics does…   DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC GREATEST ADVENTURES AUG181935 […]


Van Sciver Brings New Blammo to Fantagraphics September 2018 Solicits

Fantagraphics has not one but two comics featuring Noah Van Sciver's work in September. The new issue of his series Blammo and also contributions to their anthology, NOW. As well as plenty more Peanuts, Donald Duck, Max de Radigues's Bastard, Drawn To Berlin, and Paco Roca's Twists Of Fate. NOW #4 NEW COMICS ANTHOLOGY FEB188143 This […]

Fantagraphics to Finally Publish Conclusion of Gilbert Hernandez' Maria M

In 2013, Fantagraphics published the first part of a two-volume Love And Rockets graphic novel, Maria M, by one of their longest published cartoonists, Gilbert Hernandez. A woman comes to the U.S. from Latin America to escape her shady past, only to fall into a new shady life. After a go at the adult entertainment business, […]

Learn What it is to Live Without a Voice from Georgia Webber: Fantagraphics June 2018 Solicits

Fantagraphics has another stable of graphic novels and collected editions coming your way this June. Another installment of Disney Masters and Prison Pit are being released.. Take a look back at Fab 4 Mania with Carol Tyler. Learn what it's like Living Without a Voice with Georgia Webber. More details below. APR181550 POOCHYTOWN HC WOODRING (C: 0-1-2) (W/A/CA) Jim Woodring Beginning with Congress of the Animals […]

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Ellen Forney's Follow-Up and Disney Monsters: Fantagraphics May 2018 Solicits

Ellen Forney's follow-up to Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, called Rock Steady is finally coming out. Plus, Romano Scarpa's Mickey Mouse work is being collected with Disney Masters Vol. 1. This, the next collaboration between Lorenzo Mattotti and Jerry Kramski in Garlandia, and more is being released by Fantagraphics this May. Details below. MAR181635 DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 01 SCARPA MICKEY MOUSE DELTA DIMENSION (W/A/CA) Romano Scarpa When […]

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Manuele Fior, Andre Franquin, and Carl Barks Collections: Fantagraphics April 2018 Solicits

Manuele Fior and Andre Franquin are publishing comic collections through Fantagraphics this April. Plus, Carl Barks is putting out a collection of Donald Duck cartoons. More details below. Also, apologies for the lack of images. The covers haven't come in yet. FEB181544 BLACKBIRD DAYS HC (MR) (C: 0-1-2) (W/A/CA) Manuele Fior Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Manuele Fior's Blackbird Days […]