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Obscure Comics: Spider-Man 3 The Black With Bendis & Bagley

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 […]

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Has Walmart Become a Dumping Ground for Marvel Variant Covers?

The current nature of the direct comic book market is kind of in flux right now, for lots of reasons.  The nature of ordering comic books, though, is always a beast, particularly when ordering from many of the big publishers. Marvel, Dynamite, and the rest like DC, Image, IDW, and Boom (to a lesser degree), […]

The Backorder List 5/27/2020: Venom #25, Venom #25, & Venom #25

The Back-Order List 5/27/2020: Venom #25 and Not Much Else

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 […]

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Dylan Brock Gets New Powers – And A Familiar Look For Venom in Venom #24 (Spoilers)

Dylan Brock's power set jumps significantly in today's Venom #24, summoning portals to take him to Venom Island to find his dad, Krakoan style. Maybe there's some sympathetic technology between Krakoa and the creatures of Knull? But right now Venom has no host, so it's a very different relationship between Dylan and Venom. The power […]

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New Character Virus to Debut on Free Comic Book Day, Then in Venom #26

At the big Marvel Comics panel at C2E2 in Chicago, Venom writer Donny Cates was on hand to talk about upcoming Venom storylines – and make some announcements as well. The upcoming Venom #26 drawn by Iban Coello will feature the Ultimate Reed Richards revealing his ultimate plan. Cates talked about how The Maker has […]


The Clairvoyance of Dylan Brock? (Venom #22 Major Spoilers)

In Incoming #1, we saw Dylan Brock's dreams of an oncoming future… With Knull, god of the symbiotes, the King In Black. But what kind of vision was this? One that saw the future (and today's Amazing Spider-Man is having enough problems with that) or seeing something far away that is just on its way […]

Venom #22

Tomorrow's Venom #22 Is Really Going To Change Things – Again

Last year, Bleeding Cool reported that Donny Cates was promoting Venom #22, out tomorrow, as something that would change things. I'm so happy you all like the start of Venom Island in issue 21 but I NEED you to understand something… Issue 22 is the craziest issue of Venom I've ever written. It's horrifying. And […]

Exactly Why Eddie Brock Needs a Break on Venom Island in Venom #21 (Spoilers)

Absolute Carnage ended with victory-ish, Carnage killed at the hands of a certain Dylan Brock. It was quite a thing. Or was it? It did meant that something dreadful and dangerous in Knull was still coming to Earth. Just as something dreadful and dangerous is coming to Earth in Thor. And something dreadful, and dangerous […]

Ten Things About Marvel's Incoming #1, Out On Thursday

3,124,461 Thoughts About Marvel's Incoming #1, Out On Thursday (Spoilers)

Next Thursday sees the release of Incoming #1 from Marvel Comics, the connective tissue of a comic book intended to reflect the current realities of Marvel superheroes and look to where they are heading. And it all starts with a dead body. After a quick flick through, here's a look at what you might expect […]

This Week's Comics Shipment Could Be The Biggest Of The YEar

This Week's Comics Shipment Could Be The Biggest Of The Year

Pity your book comic book manager and workers. This week's comic book delivery, outside of Free Comic Book Day, could be one of the biggest of the year. And especially in term of the demand by customers as well. Let's break it down a little: ENDINGS: This week will see finales of some of the […]