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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.


THE ISSUE: Democracy Dies in Darkness, 1786

THE ISSUE: Democracy Dies in Darkness, 1786

In 1786, due to the after-effects of the Revolutionary War, a struggling economy, and a rudimentary financial system in the young new country,  many farmers and other citizens of Massachusetts were near financial ruin. Taxes were levied by the state of Massachusetts, which simply could not be paid, and authorities were making foreclosures and arrests […]

IDW's Direct Market Publishing Schedule for 2020

IDW's Direct Market Publishing Schedule for Summer 2020

Today IDW Publishing announced it's revised Direct Market release schedule for the summer of 2020. IDW is looking to bring their popular titles, many of which are perfect for all ages readers, to the masses this summer. Comics have always been an affordable source of entertainment, and IDW recognizes this. Starting this week, readers that […]

No Heroine #1 Variants Going for $100+ on eBay, Diamond Order Cutoff this Friday

No Heroine #1 Variants Going for Hundreds on eBay, Ahead of Launch

Frank Gogol and Source Point Press made quite a splash with Dead End Kids, which saw individual issues of the series fetching quite a bit on the secondary market and the series selling out several print-runs. Now Gogol's back with a new project, No Heroine, drawn by Criss Madd and Shawna Madd looks to be […]

A female Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) spider on her sticky web in a dark corner of an Arizona garden. By Maria Jeffs

Children Bitten By Black Widow Spiders, Trying to Become Spider-Man

According to Telemundo. three young children are in hospital after getting a black widow spider to bite them, believing it would turn them into Spider-Man, The three brothers from Bolivia are aged eight, ten and twelve and found the spider while herding goats in Chayanta. They then prodded the black widow spider until it bit […]

Blacking Out

Peter Krause and Chip Mosher Are Blacking Out For 70s Grindhouse Noir

Chip Mosher used to be the marketing guy at Boom Studios when Peter Krause drew the Irredeemable comic book there. Now Chip Mosher is at ComiXology Originals, and Peter Krause is, well, still drawing comics. But they are working together on a new comic book graphic novel, Blacking Out, being crowdfunded through Kickstarter. A descent […]

Gorillaz Finally Get Their Own Comics in GorillazAlmanac Annual

Gorillaz Finally Get Their Own Comics in Gorillaz Almanac Annual

The comic book annual tradition in the UK consists of a comic book/magazine/music band/kids TV show having a thin, hardcover oversized book sold in the run-up to Christmas (but usually October) containing comic strips, puzzles and features, an ideal gift from elderly relatives for kids, that needs very little knowledge about what they like. They […]

One of the covers to Vengeance of Vampirella #7 from Dynamite Entertainment

Exclusive Preview of Vengeance of Vampirella #7, More From Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment has provided Bleeding Cool with an EX-X-XCLUSIVE EX-X-XTENDED preview of Vengeance of Vampirella #7. We've also got regular, non-exclusive, non-extended previews of the other Dynamite comics shipping this week, including F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack: Scar-Lip Redux Original Graphic Novel and Dejah Thoris Vol. 2: Dejah Rising. But first… Look, I know ol' […]

British Comic Book Stores, Currently Planning to Open on June 15th

English Comic Shops Can Open Back Up on June 15th, Boris Says So

Yesterday saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson's right-hand man Dominic Cummings try and defend his lockdown-busting behaviour as some kind of vehicular eye-test. Which saw officials having to issue public guidance for people to not to use short driving trips to test their eye-sight, even faster than disinfectant manufacturers had to, to stop people injecting themselves […]

Wynd #1 is Officially Boom’s Biggest Creator-Owned Comic Launch Ever

Wynd #1 is Officially Boom's Biggest Creator-Owned Comic Launch Ever

Last year, Boom Studios set a record for their largest creator-owned launch ever in July with Dr. Kieron Gillen & Dan Mora's Once & Future #1, which had orders of over 31,000 copies without any variants, only to have that record shattered soon after by James Tynion IV & Werther Dell'Edera's Something is Killing The […]

Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?

Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?

It was this time last year that Bleeding Cool first told you that Tom King was being booted from Batman with #85. Then that he would continue what would have been his run until around Batman #105 with a 12 issue series, Batman/Catwoman, drawn by Clay Mann. This was later all confirmed and scheduled for […]

Street Fighter Swimsuit Special 2020 from Udon

Street Fighter Swimsuit Special From Udon Entertainment For August

Udon Entertainment isn't letting a little thing like a global pandemic and social distancing get in the way of their Street Fighter characters heading down to the beach or to the pool. That's why they are launching the Street Fighter 2020 Swimsuit Special, for August 19, through comic book stores, and directly through their website. […]

Marvel Comics' Christian Cooper In Central Park Racial Confrontation

Marvel Comics' Christian Cooper In Central Park Racial Confrontation

Christian Cooper is a writer, and editor based in New York City. He has worked for Marvel Comics as a writer and an editor, writing Marvel comics Presents Stories, the Darkhold series for over a year, a run on Excalibur and edited a number of X-Men collections. In Star Trek fandom he is also notable […]

The Comic Book Encyclopedia of Pro Wrestling,

The Comic Book Encyclopedia of Pro Wrestling

John Crowther writes for Bleeding Cool about his Comic Book Encyclopedia of Pro Wrestling. he writes; There are pro wrestlers, and there are all-time-great pro wrestlers. Right now, over on Kickstarter, a brand new type of book, The Comic Book Encyclopedia of Pro Wrestling, is rushing through Stretch Goals and adding pages of content after […]

Magic: The Gathering - Announcing "Full Sleeves" Secret Lair Drop

Magic: The Gathering, Sleeves Up at The Daily LITG, May 26th 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday, it was all about what was up our sleeves as Magic: The Gathering came to town. As well as the mysteries of Batman sitting down […]

The cover to Legend of Korra: Turf Wars.

Legend of Korra Cast Returns for Second Dark Horse Comic Book Reading

The cast of popular animated series The Legend of Korra is returning for another live reading from the Dark Horse comic book that continues the show. After reading the first part of Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, which picks up right after the series finale, back in April, Janet Varney and Seychelle Gabriel, who voiced […]

Three New Comics Projects On Kickstarter

3 Comic Kickstarters: Curse Words, Cosmic Detective, Octobriana 1976

The comic industry is in a bit of flux right now and the big publishers are looking less and less safe when it comes to getting works published. That means if creators, even big creators, want their original projects to see the light of day they are probably going to have to turn to crowdfunding. […]

Now Who Else Is Trademarking Comicsgate?

The War On Comicsgate Trademarks Continues Apace

Back in August/September 2018, Vox Day, writer, editor, video game designer, blogger and alt-right activist, stated he was going to launch a comic book imprint called Comicsgate. Comics creator Ethan Van Sciver who has become rather associated with that hashtag, stated that Day had no right to the name, and that as Ethan then ran a YouTube […]

Vault

Vault Comics Add Returnability And Discounts for Comic Stores

Vault Comics have announced what they call an "Extensive Return-to-Market Support for Retailers", dubbed their Vault Bound Initiative. The updated Vault Bound initiative will let retailers order the first and second issues of series, knowing they can return them all, for all of their comics shipping in June and July, while also significantly reducing the […]

Malcolm Barrett, David Walker & More Headline The Rent Party

Malcolm Barrett, David Walker & More Head The Rent Party Online Con

From 11 AM-2 PM on May 30th, quarantined fans will be treated to a different kind of comic book convention with The Rent Party. A music-fueled, urban-themed celebration featuring the all-stars of Black comix, cosplay, music, and entertainment. This online-only event is organized and headlined by NERDSoul, 133Art, Legends Press, and the Operative Network, and […]

The cover to Hawkeye: Freefall #5, only available digitally due to coronavirus cost-cutting measures.

Matthew Rosenberg Confused by Clickbait Article About Own Comic

Matthew Rosenberg is the writer of Hawkeye: Freefall for Marvel with artist Otto Schmidt, which you would think would make him qualified to decipher to desperate clickbait of comic book news websites struggling to come up with content during the coronavirus pandemic. However, even Rosenberg has trouble figuring out what the heck CBR is talking […]