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Whether you're here to get the latest rumors regarding Marvel or DC Comics (or… any other publisher, in fact), check out some comic book reviews, learn about comics history, find out what collectors are paying for important vintage comics, or check out what's coming up from your favorite creators, the BC Comics section can help.


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Duncan Jones Next Project is a Graphic Novel Titled Madi

Moon and Mute director Duncan Jones has committed to making a movie based on the 2000AD comic book Rogue Trooper but the last update we got on that project was back in January of 2019. While that project appears to be stalling a bit Jones is now working with legendary comic creator and innovator, and […]

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John Constantine Praises the NHS in the Next Issue of Hellblazer

This week saw a most excellent issue of John Constantine: Hellblazer #5 from Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara. It's an excellent issue that, due to coronavirus greatly impacting all aspects of comic distribution, many stores in Britain get copies of.  As Britain celebrated the work of doctors, nurses and other staff of the NHS with […]

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Boom Studios Stops Printing Comics, Keeps Graphic Novels, No Digital

Comic book publisher Boom Studios has issued the following to comic book retailers, in the light of the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown of the comic book direct market. Including letting us know that Diamond Comic Distributors has two weeks worth of the industry's comics in storage, that Boom won't be printing any more for now […]

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Kara Bodegón Auctions Squalo & Mage to HarperCollins for 2023

Kara Bodegón is a music journalist, games journalist and comic book creator. She's written for publications such as PULP Magazine, Juice PH, Billboard, and Bandwagon Asia. There's a wonderfully candid blog on her site that makes me want to read more of her work, though she hasn't updated it in awhile. And for three-and-a-half years […]

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Diamond Issues Survey to Comic Stores Regarding Coronavirus Effects

Direct Market distributor Diamond Comic Distributors is conducting a coronavirus impact survey, on comic book retailers still reading their e-mails. In case it missed your retailer, here's what Diamond are saying – and asking of comic book stores this weekend. We continue working with our publishing partners on programs to support the retailers in this […]

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Frank Miller, Marvel, DC Comics, Diamond – The Daily LITG, Mar 28 2020

Welcome to the daily Lying In The Gutters. A quick catch-up on the comic book, movie, tv, games, and collectibles news from the day before and a glimps at the day ahead. The news is busier than one might think these days, and yesterday we had stories about DC Comics Omnibuses and Absolutes, Marvel Comics […]

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How Tim Seeley is Finding a New Audience for his Series at Vault Comics

How to find a new audience for comic books? It remains an elusive trophy. Movies and TV shows have helped sales of the likes of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Hellboy and Scott Pilgrim but not much else. Free Comic Book Day now seems to speak more to existing customers. And new stories about deaths or […]

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The Frank Miller Cover That Killed The Daredevil and Dog Cartoon

Once upon a time, George Clooney was all set to play Nick Fury in a Marvel movie, that preceded Samuel Jackson's portrayal in Iron Man, but plenty of time after David Hasselhoff played him in a previous movie. Clooney was a big fan, it was seen as a redemption for his Batman, and he was […]

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Rick Remender Shares Marvel Art for X-Force, Deadpool, Avengers, More

As the comics media does its best to survive in a world where, for the foreseeable future at least, there will be no new comics, here at Bleeding Cool we're doing our best to continue to produce the high quantity content our readers have come to expect. Thanks to coronavirus quarantines, superstar writer Rick Remender has […]

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Melissa de la Cruz's Gotham High Graphic Novel Gets a Trailer

Gotham High, the young adult graphic novel by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli, is set to hit stores in April, and it aims to give young adults exactly what they want: a love triangle between high school versions of Batman, the Joker, and Catwoman. Gotham High Written by Melissa de la Cruz Illustrated […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – If It Has One

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. This article will give an update on our situation and my thoughts on it. Last Thursday here in Iowa, the governor gave the order that non-essential retail such as my store had to close. Currently, the closing is to last until […]

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The Hordeculture Return For Empyre: X-Men #2

This week saw Marvel publish The Road to Empyre, tying up Meet The Skrulls, Incoming and a munch of Kree/Skrull Avengers stories from the past few decades, and a little Young Avengers for good measure, to make some sense of the Kree, Skrulls and Cotati races that seem to be behind much of the upcoming […]

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Ethan Sacks' Writer's Commentary on KISS/Zombies #4

Ethan Sacks has a Writer's Commentary on KISS/Zombies #4 from Dynamite, out now… or at least it was. He writes, Spoilers ahoy! Page 1: We saw the horrible circumstances behind Hank's death, or should I say murder, at the end of last issue and we pick up with the palpable grief that it left in […]

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3 Big Stacks Of Unread Comics I Can Read While I File For Unemployment

Programming note: Don't worry about me. I'm lucky in that I keep the overhead low and my job put me on furlough. I'm okay. Comic shops aren't so lucky. We have no idea how much cash on hand they have, and on top of that, Diamond just announced they're not shipping comics with an on […]

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Kiel Phegley and Jacques Khouri's New Graphic Novel, Strikers, For 2022

Kiel Phegley is best known as a former Wizard staff writer and CBR News Editor, but he's written a couple of licensed spinoff books for Sonic The Hedgehog and The Amazing World Of Gumball. He now has his own graphic novel, drawn by animator and comics artist Jacques Khouri, coming out from Lerner/Graphic Universe, scheduked […]

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Rick Remender's Wild Hearts of Darkness Sequel Would Bring Back CapWolf

Rick Remender's latest rejected story pitch shared on Twitter is a bonkers revival of 1990s storyline Hearts of Darkness that includes an alternate-dimension Dr. Strange, in a polyamorous relationship with Clea and Brother Voodoo, a vampire Wolverine, the return of CapWolf, and the invention of the Cosmic Ghost Rider 7 years early. Thanks to coronavirus […]

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Thank FOC It's Friday – Nothing To See Because of the Diamond Shutdown

Yesterday, Diamond Comic Distributors stated that a list of publishers would not have any FOC books this week. After all, with Diamond Comic Distributors closed to new product, there didn't seem any point. However, DC Comics was not on that list. Today it is. For the first time since it began ten years ago, there […]

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TKO Studios Will Send Half Of Online Revenue to Comic Stores

TKO Studios, the non-Diamond specialty comic book publisher has issued the following edict, for comic store patrons during the coronavirus epidemic shutdowns. Comic Book Shops are the lifeblood of our industry, and Coronavirus is threatening their existence. Over the last week, we've seen empty comic book shops, mandatory shut-downs, and shop owners worried they will […]

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Hero Collector Debuts New 'Happy Hour' in an Hour's Time

While everyone is continuing to adjust to the ongoing changes brought about by the spread of coronavirus, Hero Collector who publish Marvel and DC graphic novels and figures have been formulating their own reponse to keep people engaged and entertained during this global lockdown. According to their Brand Manager, Chris Thompson (former Bleeding Cool reporter, […]

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Adam Wallenta on a Diamond Dilemma for Punk Taco

Comic creator and publisher Adam Wallenta has issued the following missive to comic book retailers. He writes, I was hit with the news that Diamond would not be distributing any new books in the coming week/months the other day and it felt like the Hulk kicked me in the gut. I did not receive this […]