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Absolute Fourth World By Jack Kirby Volume 1 Cover

The Back Order List 7/1/20: Fourth World, Berserk & Monster Planet

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 more.  Or […]

Image Reprints The Walking Dead: Negan Lives and Fire Power #1

Image Reprints Negan Lives as Fire Power Burns Through 150,000 Copies

It shouldn't have been hard for The Walking Dead: Negan Lives #1 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard from Image Comics/Skybound to sell out instantly, at the distributor level, as retailers got all their copies for free. But there was room for added, paid, orders on top of that and they have all sold out, […]

How Charlie Adlard Saved Negan's Life in The Walking Dead

In the back of today's The Walking Dead: Negan Lives published by Image Comics, Robert Kirkman revealed that he planned to kill off Negan in The Walking Dead #174, a couple of years before the series ended. But, after writing the script, artist Charlie Adlard wrote him the letter below, published in The Walking Dead […]

The Walking Dead, Negan Lives

How Bill Schanes Inspired The Return Of Negan in The Walking Dead

Regular Bleeding Cool readers will be familiar with William / Bill Schanes. Teenage founder of Pacific Comics almost fifty years ago, the comic store that became a chain, a creator-owned publisher and a comic book distributor before it was bought up by Diamond Comic Distributors in the eighties. He stepped down from Diamond Comic Distributors […]

Negan Lives in Today's The Walking Dead Comic About "The New Normal"

The new Walking Dead comic book follows up on the finale of The Walking Dead #193. While that was set in the future of the rest of the series, it showed Negan tending a grave. And Robert Kirkman signing off with the phrase. The comic book published today by Image Comics and Skybound is a […]

How Will Retailers Get New Walking Dead Silver and Gold Variants?

We mentioned earlier today that Image Comics and Skybound are to publish a new issue of The Walking Dead, a Negan one-shot by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard arriving in stores for July 1st sale. Retailers will be getting free copies, to sell as they choose, a little revenue raiser in this time of strife. […]

Surprise New Walking Dead Comic - Negan Lives - For July 1st

Surprise New Walking Dead Comic – Negan Lives – For July 1st

The absence of The Walking Dead every month from Image Comics has been felt by publisher, comic store and reader alike. But July will now bring a surprise new one-shot, caching up on what Negan was up to in those final days. It will be sent to comic stores for free – including shipping – […]


Image Comics' Free Comic Book Day Title, Fire Power, Won't Wait

Free Comic Book Day was meant to be the first Saturday in May and would have included the Image Comics title Fire Power #1 from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Black Widow/Captain America artist Chris Samnee. That was meant to come out just after the original graphic novel, Fire Power: The Prelude at […]


Here's How To Get Every Single Issue of The Walking Dead for Just $18

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment are currently offering, until May 20th, 2020, what looks like all of The Walking Dead comics on the Humble Bundle platform. The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is the charity which Image and Skybound chose to support with the profits from the bundle. Ignoring the value proposition of 30 plus trades […]

Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

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, […]

Image Comics Solicitations for December 2019

Image Comics Solicitations for December 2019

Take a look at all that Image Comics has to offer in December 2019 and beyond. We already talked about a very special Christmas present from Mark Millar, but there is much more besides. Might be worth breaking one or two out… DIE #10 December 4, 2019 OCT190197 Age Rating: M $3.99 "SPLIT THE PARTY," […]

The Walking Dead Mystery Box SDCC 2019 - 9.8 Guaranteed

The Walking Dead Mystery Box of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 – 9.8 Guaranteed

One of the most popular items available at SDCC 2019, Skybound sold-out on Saturday morning, was The Walking Dead Mystery Box. The box had a cost of $50, but was chock full of various goodies, including one random issue of The Walking Dead, graded and slabbed by CGC, with a guaranteed grade of 9.8. Beyond that […]

The Impact of a World Without The Walking Dead

That The Walking Dead has been a consistent top-seller in both comics and collections and its absence will be felt in the comic book industry. But how much further will it go? Here's a little Bleeding Cool impact study of the degree that just one comic book may change things. Firstly, the comic books remain […]