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Nightmare World Omnibus Courtesy Of Devils Due/1Firsts February 2018 Solicits

Nightmare World Omnibus Courtesy Of Devil's Due/1First's February 2018 Solicits

Nightmare World Omnibus, a massive anthology funded on Kickstarter, is coming out this February courtesy of Devil's Due/1First. It is a Lovecraft-inspired collection of intertwining stories in the Cthulhu vein. Also, Malefic continues its run. Check out more details on both projects below. MALEFIC #6 (OF 8) (W) Dan Schaffer (A) David Miller (CA) Dan Schaffer As […]

You Only Have One Week Left To Grab The Tales Of Mr. Rhee Vol. 4 Hardcover

You Only Have One Week Left To Grab The Tales Of Mr. Rhee Vol. 4 Hardcover

Rhee is a fun horror series of graphic novels written by one Dirk Manning Mr Rhee is a pretty cool character, a magician who helps fix problems in a world already torn apart by armageddon He only works on referrals, but if you are calling on him for his services, chances are you're already boned.This[...]


Wondercon 15 &#8211 Breaking Into Comics By Periscope

Wondercon '15 – Breaking Into Comics By Periscope

Last night I joined Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day on a ride through Splash Mountain in the nearby Disney. Which was fun. Hardwick talked to me about the dangers of getting his phone wet. Then today I just sat through a panel at Wondercon with Allison Baker, Chip Mosher, Jamal Igle, Molly Mahan,, Arune Singh and […]

Kickstarting A Mr. Rhee &#8211 Write Or Wrong #85 By Dirk Manning

Kickstarting A Mr. Rhee – Write Or Wrong #85 By Dirk Manning

By Dirk Manning(with special thanks to Victor Dandridge Jr.)Dirk Manning writes for Bleeding Cool when he’s not writing comics or touring to promote them Victor Dandridge Jr prompted this particular column/interview.Yesterday we posted a Write or Wrong column in which Victor Dandridge Jr and I talked about life on the road, whether or[...]

Spotlight On Indie Comics: The 15 Best Of 2014 Edition

Spotlight On Indie Comics: The 15 Best Of 2014 Edition

Rhee: "Karmaggedon" by Dirk Manning is follows paranormal trouble-shooter, Mr Rhee, as he protects five orphans in the middle of Armageddon While it makes perfect sense that Mr Rhee would be a survivor amidst the sort of catastrophe that befalls his world there is no sense in why he chooses to take responsibility for five[...]

Cthulhu Happens In Tales Of Mr. Rhee #2 From Devils Due &#8211 Read It Here

Cthulhu Happens In Tales Of Mr. Rhee #2 From Devil's Due – Read It Here

Rhee: “Karmageddon” by Dirk Manning (writer), Seth Damoose (illustrator), Anthony D Lee (colorist), and James Reddington (letterer) in its entirety here.With Tales of Mr Rhee: “Karmageddon” Issue #3’s release taking place next Wednesday, January 14th (there’s only one more issue after this!), Manning decided to treat Bleeding Cool readers to the full second issue in[...]


Selling My Little Pony (Ish) At A Small Press DanCon

Selling My Little Pony (Ish) At A Small Press DanCon

I wasn’t worried — Dirk Manning was there on the other side of the hall, so I could have easily outnumbered him if I had to (I’m just kidding, he’s a great guy, I just liked the Jets vs Sharks analogy that popped into my mind.)Things moved pretty well I was able to catch up[...]

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 4 of 3) &#8211 Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 4 of 3) – Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

By Dirk ManningAt the end of 2013 I decided to complete the Herculean task of setting up for 13 consecutive comic conventions, horror conventions, and/or in-store book signings in 13 consecutive weeks I was promoting my new/upcoming comics Love Stories to Die For (Image Comics/Shadowline), The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West (Big Dog Ink),[...]


Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 2 of 3) &#8211 Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 2 of 3) – Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

By Dirk ManningTowards the end of 2013 I had four new comics being released, including:• The Love Stories (to Die For) one-shot from Image Comics/Shadowline (previously discussed on Bleeding Cool here) • My four-issue run on The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West from Big Dog Ink (in which I got to tell the origin of[...]

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 1 of 3) &#8211 Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 1 of 3) – Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning writes:Towards the end of 2013, I decided to do something that would either exponentially help my writing career or kill me: I decided to conduct a “13 Shows in 13 Weeks” book-signing tour.As I’ve discussed in earlier installments of this column (and the book/collection Write or Wrong: A Writer’s Guide to Creating Comics,[...]

To Dirk Manning With Amber Love

To Dirk Manning, With Amber Love

By Tommy ZimmerDirk Manning told me that cosplayer extraordinaire Amber Love’s powers are strong.I guess they are since I had no idea what she actually looked like from under her costume and makeup until I saw her actual photos on Facebook He clarified why she was scaring me.“She is a Dia De Los Muertos,” Manning[...]

First Published Comic Goes On Display This Saturday In Ohio

First Published Comic Goes On Display This Saturday In Ohio

It was cancelled after just one issue making it extremely rare and only a few hundred copies are known to exist.The shops owner, Christopher Rupp, discovered the rare book when he was contacted to appraise a collection for an estate sale earlier this year. “When I first saw this book, I had to do some research[...]

Blank Sketch Variants For Writers Too &#8211 Mark Waid Tim Seeley Dirk Manning And More

Blank Sketch Variants For Writers Too – Mark Waid, Tim Seeley, Dirk Manning And More

Andrew Kimball and his friends has been taking blank variant editions of a variety of comic books and, instead of having artists draw sketches them, have been asking writers to create stories on them instead.Here are a few examples.Mark WaidDirk ManningRob HumphreyTim SeeleyKatie CookRyan Browne Andrew Kimball and his friends has been taking[...]

The Rub (2 Of 2) – Write Or Wrong by Dirk Manning

The Rub (2 Of 2) – Write Or Wrong by Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning writes;Before I get to the “meat” of today’s column, let me get this quick little bit of business out of the way:I recently launched my first ever Kickstarter campaign to bring my formerly online-only horror-noir series Tales of Mr Rhee to print as both a standard TPB and – much more awesomely –[...]

Podcast: Pop Culture Hounding Dirk Manning

Podcast: Pop Culture Hounding Dirk Manning

[audio:http://popculturehound.net/podpress_trac/web/2607/0/PCHPodcastEpisode57.mp3]by Chris ThompsonAfter our last episode featuring the triumphant return of Ales Kot (which you can listen to here) and recent film podcast (which you can listen to here) we return to our regularly scheduled programming with writer/columnist Dirk Manning (Write or Wrong, Nightmare World, Tales of Mr[...]

Speculator Corner: Love Stories (To Die For) #1 And Reality Check #1

Speculator Corner: Love Stories (To Die For) #1 And Reality Check #1

But will it work?Love Stories (To Die For)Pros:Shadowline has produced a number of “sleeper” hits over the last few years, including 27, Morning Glories, Peter Panzerfaust as well as the recent Five Weapons, recently upgraded to ongoing series status It's a 48 page flip-book containing two self-contained 22-page stories both written by Dirk Manning and each[...]