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SoManyOfUs.com Gathers Warren Ellis Accounts &#8211 Including Hypnotism

SoManyOfUs.com Gathers Warren Ellis Accounts – Including Hypnotism

A month ago, a number of women began telling stories, very similar stories, regarding what they saw as grooming at the hands of comic book writer, novelist and TV showrunner Warren Ellis. Today, almost seventy people, telling very similar stories, have helped put together a website, at SoManyOfUs.com. The website is signed by them, and […]

Shy Allott Talks CBLDF NDA as Mike Richardson Quits Advisory Board

Shy Allott Talks CBLDF NDA as Mike Richardson Quits Advisory Board

Comic book journalist Michael Dean at the Comics Journal has written a brand new article regarding the actions of Charles Brownstein, former executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, following up on his original reporting from 2006. We reported last month how former employee Shy Allott had requested – and received permission from […]

VP Andrew McIntire Let Go at Things From Another World

VP Andrew McIntire Let Go at Things From Another World

Yesterday afternoon, the third-biggest comic book retailer in the USA, Things From Another World, dispatched with their Vice President of Retail & General Operations Manager, Andrew McIntire.  McIntire joined TFAW as Marketing Coordinator in 2008, before a series of promotions saw him made Vice President in 2012. He left in 2015 to found local company […]

Kelly Fitzpatrick Accuses Nika Harper of Sexual Assault at ECCC

Kelly Fitzpatrick Accuses Nika Harper of Sexual Assault at ECCC

Kelly Fitzpatrick is a well-regarded comic book colourist, working on comics including Batman, Constantine, Plastic Man, Wonder Woman, Bad Luck Chuck and many more. She posted her account on Twitter a few days ago, regarding Nika Harper, author and broadcaster on channels such as Geek & Sundry. Kelly wrote about her experience with Nika at […]

Scott Lobdell Quits Red Hood With #50 Replaced By Dynamic New Voice

Scott Lobdell Quits Red Hood With #50 Replaced By "Dynamic New Voice"

Back in April 2020, Bleeding Cool reported that Scott Lobdell's Red Hood And The Outlaws was to conclude with issue 50. Or at least he was. Today he has confirmed that he is stepping away from the title with issue 50, a comic that he has written in one form or another for most of […]

Paul Levitz Retires From CBLDF Katherine Keller Jeff Abraham Resign

Paul Levitz Retires From CBLDF, Katherine Keller, Jeff Abraham Resign

Last weekend saw mounting criticism of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and its then-director Charles Brownstein, over claims of sexual molestation against a number comic creators, from 2005 and afterwards, and over an NDA held by the CBLDF board against a former employee. As well as Brownstein stepping down, there were calls for […]

The New Dr Seuss-Style Cover For Ice Cream Man #20

The New Dr Seuss-Style Cover For Ice Cream Man #20

When the allegations regarding comic book writer and artist Cameron Stewart came to light, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics had dropped Stewart from an upcoming project and Martin Morazzo posted that the creative team of Ice Cream Man were switching Cameron's intended variant cover from Ice Cream Man #20 for another. Well, it seems […]

Charles Brownstein Ejected From the CBLDF

Charles Brownstein, Ejected From the CBLDF?

This weekend, the comic book industry looked at examples of misconduct, past, present and what can be done in the future. A number of comic creators also talked about the first such case in the comics industry that saw significant internet concern, back in 2005, regarding the then-and-still Executive Director of the comic book free […]

Terrific Production LLCs Andrew Rev Makes A Very Dodgy Offer Indeed

Terrific Production LLC's Andrew Rev Makes A Very Dodgy Offer Indeed

Bleeding Cool remains fascinated with Andrew Rev, owner of Comico, Elementals and Youngblood, as he continually out-Bill Jemases Bill Jemas on social media for his new comic book publisher Terrific Production LLC. This weekend, he took a step beyond the usual ridiculousness that we have seen. Bleeding Cool is one of a number of comic […]

Kelly Sue DeConnick on Fixing Whats Wrong With Comics (Video)

Kelly Sue DeConnick on Fixing What's Wrong With Comics (Video)

Comic book and television writer Kelly Sue DeConnick was a prominent member of the Warren Ellis Forum back in the day, and she met her husband Matt Fraction there. She worked with Warren Ellis on several projects, including writing the Avengers comics. As a result of last week's revelations, she has been having some tough […]

Warren Ellis Dinosaur Batman Story Removed From Death Metal

Warren Ellis Dinosaur Batman Story Removed From Death Metal

It was a surprising piece of news, that Warren Ellis was going to write a two-page story in the Death Metal spinoff comic book Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights. Even more so that it would be telling the origin of an evil Bruce Wayne Batman from a Dark Dimension, who had transplanted […]

Warren Ellis Accused Of Grooming Young Women For Decades

Warren Ellis Accused Of Grooming Young Women For Decades

It is not uncommon for someone to accuse someone else on social media of misconduct in recent years. I have covered several such revelations within the comic book industry, and they all take time. Bleeding Cool EIC Kaitlyn Booth has held the firm line that we don't repeat accusations on Bleeding Cool without the agreement […]

DC Drops Cameron Stewart Comic After Social Media Allegations

DC Drops Cameron Stewart Comic After Social Media Allegations

It is not uncommon for someone to accuse someone else on social media of misconduct in recent years. I have covered several such revelations within the comic book industry, and they all take time. Bleeding Cool EIC Kaitlyn Booth has held the line that we don't repeat accusations on Bleeding Cool without the explicit agreement […]

Eric M Esquivel and Eddie Berganza Launch New Comics Publisher. Yup.

Eric M Esquivel and Eddie Berganza Launch New Comics Publisher. Yup.

Eddie Berganza was a long-standing editor at DC Comics in the nineties and noughties, promoted to Executive Editor of DC Comics. In 2012, after a series of "indiscretions" first reported by Bleeding Cool, Berganza was demoted to Group Editor and underwent Warner Bros HR procedures. In 2016, Buzzfeed followed up with a long report, detailing […]



Roc Upchurch Returns to Image Comics With Lucy Claire &#8211 Redemption

Roc Upchurch Returns to Image Comics With "Lucy Claire – Redemption"

As we noted in our article on Image Comics' December 2019 solicitations, there is a new title debuting from Image Comics in December,  Lucy Claire: Redemption by John Upchurch. John is better known by the pen name Roc Upchurch, co-creator of Rat Queens.  In October 2014, Upchurch was arrested on charges of domestic violence, first reported […]

Laura Hudson Talks About Brian Wood Sexual Harassment and Tess Fowler

Laura Hudson Talks About Brian Wood, Sexual Harassment and Tess Fowler

In 2013, Bleeding Cool reported on comic book creator Tess Fowler tweeting a series of statements about being sexually harassed by a specific and high-profile comic book creator. She spoke to Bleeding Cool about the incidents and their impact, but chose not to name him at the time. A week later she changed her mind, […]

Kansas City Star Puts Jai Nitz Allegations on Front Page Adds More

Kansas City Star Puts Jai Nitz Allegations on Front Page, Adds More

Intern for the Kansas City Star, Nicole Asbury has followed up on previous reporting over comic book writer Jai Nitz, accused of sexual harassment earlier this year. In doing so, and across 4000 words, she has uncovered more details about the allegations made at the initial time of reporting, what happened next and why. And […]

Roc Upchurch Returns to Comics With Survivalist Horror Everglade Angels

Roc Upchurch Returns to Comics With Survivalist Horror, "Everglade Angels"

Roc Upchurch, or John Upchurch, is best known as the artist and co-creator of Rat Queens, the Image Comics title co-created with Kurtis J Wiebe. The other reason he's known in the comics industry is for leaving Rat Queens, In October 2014, Roc Upchurch was arrested on charges of domestic violence, specifically "Battery- Family Violence, […]