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Champions Power Pack Empyre Handbook Get Rescheduled Marvel MIA

Champions, Power Pack, Empyre Handbook Get Rescheduled, Marvel MIA

A new Champions #1 was meant to launch out of the Outlawed mini-event, but only the Outlawed #1 one-shot made it out before shutdown and the books fell off the scheduling list. But according to the Marvel website, it looks as if Champions #1 by Eve L Ewing and Simone Di Meo is getting a […]

Savage Dragon #250 &#8211 An Anniversary Issue Spent in Lockdown

Savage Dragon #250 – An Anniversary Issue Spent in Lockdown

In today's Fantastic Four, Marvel Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing, Tom Brevoort is quoted as saying the following "Hopefully by the time you are reading this, the situation will have resolved itself, but at the moment, we at Marvel are all in the midst of the self-quarantine measures being taken to slow […]

Valiant Comics Launches Virtual Creator Portfolio Reviews in July

Valiant Comics Launches Virtual Creator Portfolio Reviews in July

Valiant Entertainment is announcing a Virtual Portfolio Review programme during what would have been convention season. Instead, Valiant will offer a digital one-on-one portfolio review for aspiring interior artists, cover artists, colourists, and letters. These virtual one-on-one sessions will take place with senior editors Heather Antos or Lysa Hawkins and will run for approximately ten minutes. Here's the when and […]

Plastic Man Cant Make Social Distancing Work Either

Plastic Man Can't Make Social Distancing Work Either

From the Supergirl digital comic book published yesterday – a new social distancing ad with the Flash and Plastic Man to accompany all the print ones that DC Comics has been running of late. Has this one been better thought through than the others? Not a bit of it. No, the Flash should be able […]

MCM London Comic Con October 2020 Cancelled

MCM London Comic Con October 2020 Cancelled

Currently, the London ExCel Centre is still on reserve as an emergency hospital. It's better known to Bleeding Cool readers as the home of the MCM London Comic Con, run by ReedPOP. And as may be expected right now, they have cancelled their October show, just as they had their spring-delayed-to-summer show. In an announcement […]

OK Comics &#8211 How Coming Out Of Shutdown Is Even More Challenging

OK Comics – How Coming Out Of Shutdown Is Even More Challenging

OK Comics is a great comic book shop in Leeds, and was the home for many an agent during the Thought Bubble Comics Festival when that was held in the city. Bleeding Cool reported on when the store was in trouble ten years ago, but ten years later it was still going strong – until […]

Tell The Truth Superman Are You Socially Distancing

Tell The Truth, Superman, Are You Socially Distancing?

Earlier this month, DC Comics ran a socially distancing message with Bruce Wayne and his son Damian Wayne which seemed rather cold since they were family. And may even live in the same mansion. If Damian Cummings can drive 160 miles for his kid, then surely Batman could step forward two metres? Anyway, today's version […]

Marvel Comics &#8211 Still Missing In Action

Marvel Comics – Still Missing In Action

We have had the full Marvel Comics solicitations for September 2020, but there are still a few missing titles. Quite a few actually, not just the ones we missed out on this morning. Ghost Rider #7 by Ed Brisson and Aaron Kuder has a publication date for July 7th but nothing for August or September, Will […]

Thought Bubble Moves 2020 Show Online Confirms Harrogate For 2021

Thought Bubble Moves 2020 Show Online, Confirms Harrogate For 2021

Thought Bubble, the UK's largest comic art festival, has announced that this years festival and convention in Harrogate planned for November 2020. have been postponed to 13th-14th November 2021 and that a digital comic con will take place this November on the 14th and 15th in its stead.  All exhibitors and ticket holders have been […]

Savage Dragon #249 First Superhero Comic to Address COVID-19 Directly

Savage Dragon #249 First Superhero Comic to Address COVID-19 Directly

Today sees the publication of Savage Dragon #249, the first issue in quite some time after the global pandemic set in. Also, because of the length of publication process, the shutdown of the industry and the reticence of superhero comic books to address topical events directly, these days, it's the first to reflect the shutdown, […]

Has DC Comics Forgotten Batman and Robin Live Together

Has DC Comics Forgotten Batman and Robin Live Together?

There have been a lot of comic book publishers and groups who have put out socially relevant messages at this current time of trial. But today's DC Comics titles have a new one that asks more questions than it answers. The following image appears in a number of titles, demonstrating social distancing or two metres […]

Now Marvel Adds #BackTheComeback Stickers to Their Comics

Now Marvel Adds #BackTheComeback Stickers to Their Comics

Image Comics did it first for this week, Bleeding Cool running the news a week ago. But Marvel Comics will be joining them. Including the Diamond #BackTheComeback stamp on their covers on books coming out on July 15th. Including a certain Empyre #1. They will also have Back the Comeback in-store promotions for game stores […]

Dynamite Schedules 5 Comics For Marvel and DC Skip Week July 1st

Dynamite Schedules 5 Comics For Marvel and DC Skip Week, July 1st

Lots of comic book publishers have been rescheduling their releases as a result of the current pandemic and the industry shutdown. Not all of them, like Dynamite Entertainment , are putting everything out in one day. July 1st will see Dynamite release all five titles for the month, The Boys: Dear Becky #2, Vampirella #10, […]

Marvel Reschedule Black Widow Shang-Chi Doctor Doom Juggernaut

Marvel Reschedule Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Doctor Doom, Juggernaut

On today's Pull-List video from Marvel Entertainment, the publisher announced a number of reschedulings of Marvel Comics titles that had been Missing In Action. Recently, Bleeding Cool ran a Marvel Missing In Action list, looking at solicited Marvel comic books that had been rescheduled and those that had not been. Now Marvel has added Black […]

Valiant Entertainment Make Redundancies

Valiant Entertainment Make Redundancies

Last month, Bleeding Cool reported on IDW Publishing of San Diego making a number of employees redundant, permanently, some of which took to social media to elaborate on their position. We now understand that Valiant Entertainment of New York has had to make similar decisions. After making enquiries, Matthew Klein, Valiant Entertainment's VP of Sales […]

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

I took a socially distanced bicycle ride into London this morning. Today is the day that the UK government has decreed that non-essential shops are allowed to open across England, and that includes comic shops. Boris Johnson has read all his Tintin books three times over and was clearly in need of something new. So […]

DC Rescheduled Comics Including Lois Lane and Doom Patrol Finales

DC Rescheduled Comics Including Lois Lane and Doom Patrol Finales

DC Comics has rescheduled a number of titles of DC Comics titles that were solicited before the shutdown and haven't been resolicited since. Here's a list of those coming through FOC this weekend, and rescheduled for early July 2020, coming through UCS, Lunar and Diamond UK. On the 7th of July DC CLASSICS THE BATMAN […]

Parc Astérix Opens Its Doors on Monday With Sickle Distancing

Parc Astérix Opens Its Doors on Monday, With Sickle Distancing

A year ago, I went with the family to Parc Astérix, just outside Paris for the launch of the name of the best selling comic of 2019, Asterix and The Chieftain's Daughter. It was aces. But naturally, it has been closed for a while and those with tickets have been wondering what is what. That […]

Piranha Comics of Kingston Upon Thames on Sky News

Piranha Comics of Kingston Upon Thames on Sky News

It's been quite some time since I ventured to my local comic book shop, Piranha Comics of Kingston Upon Thames. But the store will be reopening to the public from Monday – and I plan to be doing a bicycle tour of a bunch of London shops doing likewise on the day. But what I […]

Valiant Schedules Doctor Tomorrow Rai Bloodshot Quantum &#038 Woody

Valiant Schedules Doctor Tomorrow, Rai, Bloodshot, Quantum & Woody

Valiant Entertainment was one of the first comic book publishers to stop creators working in the worldwide shutdown and lockdown. And not in the nice UK way where everyone still gets 80% of their pay, but the harsher US version where everyone gets a cheque and tries to claim unemployment benefit. Well, it looks like […]