Welcome to Page Six One Six, the occasional blind items column of Bleeding Cool. Stories taken from across the comic book industry, from publisher to publisher, creator to creator, where the names have been changed to protect the guilty. Stories told in the New York sports bars or Burbank cocktail bars, from intern to colourist, to assistant editor… you have been warned.
Which comic book executive sent a family Christmas card to all their freelancers instead of the more common more corporate affair, featuring their home address and phone number – just in case they have any issues they want to discuss at 2 in the morning on Christmas Day…
Which comic store owner was investigated by that state's police department after a complaint was made that he exposed himself to an eight year old girl in the store's kids corner from behind the counter, while the mother was elsewhere? No charges were filed because the parents said they didn't want to put the child through the trial.
Which comics executive tried to get out of a deal with a creator by arranging affidavits from staff that the creator in question had come up to their comic con booth on the Sunday of the show making horrendous accusations against the company. Only, during a meeting with lawyers, for the creator in question to pull out his plane ticket home… from the Saturday?
Which comic book creator who, in his youth, wrote a scabrous small press comic book about how terrible the Big Two are, naming names that who are still major players, is really hoping that it doesn't pop up again, even though they are asked to sign copies of it at said Big Two signing booths ever other show?
Which comic editor is now famed for using his many trips to foreign climes to meet talent, to meet "other" kinds of talent?
Which publisher felt so called out on a message board for a comic dropping the ball on a major plotpoint that only a few years ago was highlighted as being very important, that they contacted a creator to try and address the issue on the next available page of their event comic?
Which comic book editor has risen through the publisher, despite an HR file the size of Belgium, is commonly gossiped to have blackmail material to preserve their position?
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