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Yikes! Many Bans in Standard, Others – "Magic: The Gathering"

Today (November 18th), Wizards of the Coast has announced a smattering of additions to their Banned and Restricted List for Magic: The Gathering. The additions are as follows: Standard: Oko, Thief of Crowns is banned. Once Upon a Time is banned. Veil of Summer is banned. Brawl: Oko, Thief of Crowns is banned. Legacy: Wrenn and Six is banned. Vintage: Narset, […]

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Financial Spikes) - "Magic: The Gathering"

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Price Spikes) – "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering has announced a new format! It's called Pioneer, and it comes with some rather interesting parameters – and some very interesting baggage. Pioneer, the format Pioneer, as indicated from the infographic above, is going to support sets from 2012's Return to Ravnica all the way to the present. Masters sets and supplemental […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Is Getting Expensive

Opinion: "Magic: The Gathering" Is Getting Expensive

Over the past year, I've been looking at the prices of individual Magic: The Gathering cards get progressively more expensive. It's disheartening, but with a growing player base, cards of many kinds are becoming more and more in-demand for quite a few different decks. This only got worse when Wizards of the Coast, the company […]

Doctor Strange Celebrates 400th Issue Milestone With Six Dollar Comic

Ah, the 400th anniversary, traditionally known as the "money" anniversary. That's where you congratulate the happy comic book publisher by shelling out more money than usual to purchase an oversized anniversary issue. You know what, come to think of it, that's actually every anniversary at Marvel, isn't it? And sometimes for no specific reason at […]

When Will Marvel Publish Uncanny X-Men #700? [X-ual Healing 9-5-18]

Everyone is excited about the upcoming Uncanny X-Men relaunch, starring every living X-Men and nearly every Marvel creator. But the problem with the comics business is that everything starts off great with a #1 issue, but when it comes to sales, it's all downhill from there. That's why Marvel relaunches all their titles roughly once […]

Marvel's Dual Numbering Spotted on Variant Cover

Last week, Bleeding Cool reported on Marvel's plans to add a new trade dress to the number one issue reboots. Its primary feature: dual numbering, consisting of both the semi-annual reboot numbering and the original series legacy numbering. Though we heard about the news via the Diamond Retailer Summit, we didn't know exactly what it […]

Despicable Deadpool

Solicits Confirm Deadpool to Be "Canceled" with Despicable Deadpool #300

Earlier this month, Bleeding Cool told you that Despicable Deadpool would be canceled with May's Despicable Deadpool #300, only to be relaunched with a new number one issue in June. Now that Marvel has released the April solicitations, at least the first part of that report has proven true. April's Despicable Deadpool #299 will be […]

Weapon H

Greg Pak And Corey Smith Experiment With Weapon H Ongoing From Marvel In March

First announced back at New York Comic Con, Marvel is planning a new ongoing series for Weapon H, otherwise known as Hulkverine, the Hulk/Wolverine hybrid created during the Weapons Of Mutant Destruction crossover between Weapon X and Totally Awesome Hulk. The series will fill the perfect niche for efficiency-minded fans who are interested in both […]

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Marvel To Put Captain America Back In The Ice In February

Marvel has been dropping clues about their 2018 plans in a series of increasingly more ridiculous press releases. Yesterday, a press release asked, "Where Is Wolverine And What Is His Shocking Secret?" Today, a press release declares, "Captain America: Back On Ice…The Answer Will Shock You!" The move to clickbait press releases is fitting in […]


Wolverine Starting To Ramp Up Guest Appearance Schedule Ahead Of 2018 Return

Wolverine is the best he is at what he does, and what he does is single-handedly prop up the sales of 70% of Marvel's product line by appearing in everyone else's books. Since his "death" in 2014, Marvel has been in a sales slump, but since the furry little runt finally reappeared in Marvel Legacy […]

X-Men: Blue #14 cover by Arthur Adams and Peter Steigerwald

X-Men: Blue #14 Review: That Mojo Magic

Mojo's magical mystery tour continues as news stations struggle to cut through his global broadcast. Inside his arenas, more and more X-Men are being picked off as one team fights the recreations of the Avengers and the other battles amalgams of their worst threats. Magneto, Polaris, and Danger finally enter the fray, but Mojo already […]

Marvel Goes Tabloid, Reveals Spider-Man's Arrest Warrant

For a company that's always complaining about Bleeding Cool's tabloid journalism, Marvel sure has taken a page out of our book in the promotion of its upcoming Legacy relaunch for The Spectacular Spider-Man. On Marvel.com, the company has published the actual NYPD arrest warrant for Spider-Man, whose fugitive status will be the subject of the […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – Lenticular Autumn Days

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. I have written before about Marvel's lenticular covers. I felt it was wrong how Marvel was forcing stores to order more product than they could sell. Marvel has announced changes to ordering their lenticular covers starting next year. Starting next year their lenticular […]

Marvel Legacy Next Big Thing Panel Coverage

Written by Joe Glass Hosted by Nick Lowe, the panel of Ed Brisson, Charles Soule, Matthew Rosenberg, Rainbow Rowell, Javier Garron, Erica Henderson and Gerry Duggan to discuss upcoming elements of their comics. Sorry, but I did come late to this panel, and missed a bunch, as I was at the thoroughly entertaining and informative […]