A year ago when Bleeding Cool Magazine launched, the front cover read 'Face To Face With Alan Moore'. I'm guessing a lot of people bought the issue for that. On the other side of the cover it read, 'Top 100 Most Powerful People In Comics'. I'll admit I bought the magazine for that just to see if anyone I knew was on the list and I could hit them up for work. I'm certain I'm not the only one who did that.
The list was made up by Rich Johnston and covered everyone from the high-profile creators, the universe-shaping editors, the behind-the-scenes corporate guys and the Hollywood moguls. It even included some shop clerks with scanners. The top ten included three writers (Robert Kirkman, Geoff Johns and Brian Michael Bendis), two artists (Jim Lee and Joe Quesada), two editor/publishers (Dan Didio and Eric Stephenson), two movie guys (Kevin Feige and Thomas Tull) and a chief executive officer (Isaac Perlmutter).
The list got picked up by many mainstream media outlets as well. USA Today ran an article about it called: "Jim Lee Tops Bleeding Cool's Comic Book Power List". A publisher posted the list on their blog to show where their own executives and creators appeared and one comic forum out there even ran the top ten in open opposition to them having not been included in the list and asked for an apology from Johnston for this egregious slight.
With issue seven, Bleeding Cool Magazine moves into its second year of publication and what better way to kick it off than the 2013 Top 100 Power Most Powerful People In Comics list. How will all the changes over the last year affect the list? Who will be added? Who will be dropped? Who will rise up? Who will plummet? And just how many will feel snubbed? You'll have to grab the magazine to find out.
Besides the list, the seventh issue of BCM will also include the debut of the new "X" comics with Shadowman #13X from Valiant. The issue is also at a super-low, come-on-and-try-it, you-know-you-want-it price of only $1.99. Order now and be in on what everyone will be talking about in November. Ask your local comics retailer to reserve a copy for you now – they can order by using Diamond Order # AUG131089.