2013



More Comic Stores Open Than Close In 2013

But what's the big picture?At last year's ComicsPRO retailer summit, Diamond Comic Distributors stated that comics sales in 2012 increased 16% from 2011′s figures, graphic novels increased 13%, merchandise increased 9% and total sales were up, a total increase of 14%.Oh and that comic book direct market stores increased in number by 1%, similar to[...]

Marvel Takes 2013 Comics Marketshare Prize – But Not By Much

We tried to work out the top ten comics for 2013 sold to North America through Diamond Comic Distributors.. and we got it fairly close A few in the wrong order in the middle Here's the official chart below.Sales were up in 2013 on 2012, 9.04% in total, split between a rise of 10.22% in[...]

The Seventeen Best Of The Best Of The Comics For 2013 List

What happens if you take a bunch of Best Of Comics 2013 Lists from Amazon.com, Uproxx, Washington Post, Salon, Wired, AV Club, Time, Paste Magazine, CBR, Vice, io9, News OK, Digital Spy, Crave Online, Filth + Fabulations, Village Voice, Hollywood Reporter, Good Reads, Serial Optimist, Comics Alliance, What Culture, Newsarama and even Bleeding Cool?Then give[...]

Plenty Of 2013's Best Movie Posters

Here, in reverse chronological order, are a number of 2013's more interesting posters I selected these because I thought they communicated an interesting idea quickly - or sometimes, not such an interesting idea but still with great efficiency.A wedding ring malformed into a knuckleduster is certainly a potent image Offensive? Well, okay I could argue[...]


The Most Pirated Movies Of 2013 Vs. The Top Grossing Movies Of 2013 (In The US)

I'm not suggesting we should compare these lists directly as there's an offset between the availabilities of these films.For example, a film may have finished its cinema run before the start of 2013 but then gone on to be deeply pirated after the New Year. Or, perhaps, a film may have been released late enough in[...]


The 13th Annual Rumour Awards 2013 – Time To Nominate!

Lucky for some. Unlucky for everyone else. Okay, it's another year, it's another chance to nominate your favourites for the various different Rumour Awards categories. I'll add my own, as will other Bleeding Cool contributors, and then come Boxing Day, we vote, with results on New Year's Day. While other site will have "best comic" […]

Sixty-Three Cosplay Shots From New York Comic Con 2013 – Day One (UPDATE)

Courtesy of Endymion Mageto, the Senior Cosplay Correspondent for Bleeding Cool, sixty-three cosplay shots from New York Comic Con 2013 day one Do you recognise yourself? A friend? Tell us![gallery ids="289280,289281,289282,289283,289284,289285,289286,289287,289288,289289,289290,289291,289292,289293,289294,289295,289296,289297,289298,289299,289300,289301,289302,289303,289304,289305,289306,289307,289308,289309,289310,289311,289312,289313,289314,289315,289316,289317,289318,289319,289320,289321,289322,289323,289324,289325,289326,289327,289328,289329,289330,289331,289332,289333,289334,289335,289336,289337,289338,289339,289340,289341"] Courtesy of Endymion Mageto, the Senior Cosplay Correspondent for Bleeding Cool, sixty-three cosplay shots from New York Comic Con 2013 day one Do you[...]

The DC Comics Swapathon Of 2013

We've already heard that Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have left Flash for Detective Comics. And John Layman and Jay Fabok have moved on to… other DC projects. But no, not Catwoman. I understand there may be a lot of this. That DC Comics is launching some kind of Swapathon, where teams leave one book […]



Gendercrunching June 2013 by Tim Hanley – Marvel, DC And The Top 300

In June 2013, DC released 70 new comic books with 607 credited creators, 535 men and 72 women Here are their stats:A loss of of 0.1% from last month overall isn’t great, but on the bright side it is the least they could fall Cover artists, colorists, and editors all rose nicely, the latter two[...]


Ales Kot And Christopher Sebela Join Shadowman – Valiant Solicitations For November 2013

Just saying.Oh and yes, Unity #1.Here are Valiant's full subscriptions for November 2013.UNITY #1 Written by MATT KINDT Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL[...]

Seven New Issue Ones From Image Comics In November

"Stan Lee grew up reading Superman and Batman comics, but he didn't say, "When I get into comics, I've got the ultimate Batman story I want to write one day." It was, "Hey, comics is an incredible place to make new things so that's what I'm going to go do."" – Brian K Vaughan Make […]

Harley Quinn #0 Launches – And Other November 2013 Solicitations From DC

(No, not THAT one!) Is it bedtime for all of Gotham City? Will the Dynamic Duo wake up in time to put out his lights? Don’t miss this issue’s story illustrated by 2013 Eisner Award-winner Colleen Coover!BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #20 Written by KAREN TRAVISS Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE and BENI LOBEL Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN On sale NOVEMBER 13[...]


Jonathan Ross, Neil Gaiman, John Barrowman And The Kiss – The Eisners At San Diego Comic Con 2013

Selected highlights from the end of the Eisner Awards held at San Diego Comic Con 2013.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGWiF126IF4[/youtube]And this is how it played out last decade....[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIDTTKdxbT0[/youtube] They did it again.. but this time with a twist Selected highlights from the end of the Eisner Awards held at San Diego Comic Con 2013.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGWiF126IF4[/youtube]And this is how it played[...]