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The Hordeculture Return For Empyre: X-Men #2

This week saw Marvel publish The Road to Empyre, tying up Meet The Skrulls, Incoming and a munch of Kree/Skrull Avengers stories from the past few decades, and a little Young Avengers for good measure, to make some sense of the Kree, Skrulls and Cotati races that seem to be behind much of the upcoming […]



REVIEW: Decorum #1 -- "Quality Space Opera"

REVIEW: Decorum #1 — "Quality Space Opera"

(Image Comics, creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston, Rus Wooton) With enough supplementary material to make a good chunk of a series bible, this stylish and slick new series has clearly spent a lot of development time with worldbuilding, sussing out how things are to effect character interactions. It's gorgeous looking, and has a super […]

REVIEW: X-Men #8 -- "Messy And Funny And Splashy And Stupid"

REVIEW: X-Men #8 — "Messy And Funny And Splashy And Stupid"

(Marvel Comics, creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar, Sunny Gho, CLayton Cowles) This issue is messy and funny and splashy and stupid in the doofus-y way of modern cultural imperialism, recklessly risking lives for reasons not even worth discussing and creating chaos where it would have been easy to have peace. The newfound sense of […]

Wednesday Comics

Has Jonathan Hickman Created an X-Men #8/Decorum #1 Crossover? (Spoilers)

Okay, this is weird. Really weird. Today sees the publication of Decorum #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston from Image Comics. And the release of X-Men #8 by Jonathan Hickman and Mahmud Asrar . And there's a connection. No, not that Jonathan Hickman has created another cypher language for the comic. Or the use […]

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The Daily LITG, 9th March 2020, Happy Birthday Jonathan Hickman

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 10 most-read stories yesterday "Supernatural" Season 15: "The End"; Collins Kicks Us In Our "Feels" "The Nevers": Upcoming HBO Series Had Us at "Joss Whedon" […]

Man Who Writes 8-Dollar X-Men Comics Laughs About How Affordable They Used to Be

Man Who Writes 6-Dollar X-Men Comics Amused by How Affordable They Used to Be

X-Men writer Jonathan Hickman held court at the Marvel Fanfare panel at C2E2 last Friday, alongside Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Immortal Hulk writer Al Ewing. The trio discussed getting into comics and getting their first Marvel Comics. Hickman, according to Newsarama's live blog, said he got his at a 7-11 as a kid, and […]


REVIEW: X-Men #7 -- "An Ambitious Issue That Will Be Discussed"

REVIEW: X-Men #7 — "An Ambitious Issue That Will Be Discussed"

(Marvel Comics, creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho and Clayton Cowles) Chuck full of philosophical ponderings and ineffable questions, this issue is heavy on concept and light on actual happenings. Imagine, if you will, that you took a message board discussion of the morality and theories behind mutant resurrection, a core element […]

Welcome To Leviathan Country (Leviathan Dawn #1 Spoilers)

Not too long ago, Bleeding Cool ran the story, What If… DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes and 5G Were Planning a Similar Story to House Of X? I wrote of X-Men writer Jonathan Hickman, Before he took the Marvel shilling (and I understand it was a sizeable shilling) I get the word that he proposed Legion […]


Jonathan Hickman Says You Don't Have to Buy Every X-Men Book if You Don't Want to

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman has been bucking tradition since he began his HoXPoX relaunch of the X-Men last Summer. While many comic book creators, for example, believe that the story should be told in the form of actual comics, Hickman prefers to relay large chunks of key information in infographics or prose pages. Hickman has […]

Nightcrawler Gets a Giant-Size X-Men Issue from Jonathan Hickman and Alan Davis

Nightcrawler Gets a Giant-Size X-Men Issue from Jonathan Hickman and Alan Davis in April

The next edition of Giant-Size X-Men has chosen a worthy subject and an even worthier creative team. In April, Marvel will publish Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler by Jonathan Hickman and Alan Davis, as revealed on the publisher's Pull List podcast. The issue will feature Nightcrawler investigating a disturbance at the Graymalkin Habitat of Krakoa, which is […]

2019 Wolverine's Weiner X-Pick of the Year: Favorite X-Men Twitter Account

Each week in X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's weekly X-Men recap column, we choose the X-book which that week provided the most satisfying X-Men reading experience, filling one's belly like a juicy sausage grilled by a hairy Canadian with his adamantium claws on a hot Summer day. As we enter the new year of 2020, and […]

Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

Incoming #1

Mister Sinister Plans – Creating Chimera on Krakoa? Incoming #1 Spoilers

Mister Sinister is one of the Quiet Council of Krakoa. The Victorian geneticist behind Madelyne Pryor. Inferno, Hope Summers and constantly messing with the Summers and the Greys, he's a bit of a baddi., But now part of the Great Krakoan Experiment. But in today's Incoming #1, from Jonathan Hickman and R.B. Silva, we learn […]

2019 Clickmas Savior Award Nominee: X-Mastermind Jonathan Hickman

2019 Clickmas Savior Award Nominee: X-Mastermind Jonathan Hickman

In the cutthroat world of comics "journalism," reporters can't just sit around and wait for the news to happen. We have to make the news happen, whatever the cost. And in an internet click economy that incentivizes quantity over quality, there's nothing more important than having a few good sources that are always good for […]

Image Comics March 2020 Solicitations

Preview of Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston's Decorum #1 From Image Comics

We mentioned Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston's new series Decorum on the front cover for Diamond Previews earlier as well as part of the full solicitations for Image Comics for March 2020. But here's a preview of the first issue, three months out…  DECORUM #1 WRITER: JONATHAN HICKMAN ARTIST / COVERS A & B: MIKE […]