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"Wild": Hampstead Theatre Streams Edward Snowden Play [REVIEW]

The Hampstead Theatre is a cozy little venue up in North London, well away from the West End. It sits in a cozy residential neighbourhood that's practically a little town in itself. The theatre stages small and intimate plays by many of the biggest playwrights in the U.K. The free play this week is Wild, […]

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Comic Con Spaces Being Repurposed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

In New York, the Javits Convention Center, home to Reed POP's New York Comic Con, is now being converted to a 2,000-bed hospital complex to treat coronavirus patients. Governor Cuomo toured the 1.8 million square foot Manhattan complex yesterday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency was at work to turn it into four, 250-bed temporary […]

Gosh Comics Of London, Still Open, Waiving Delivery Charges

Gosh Comics of London Closes Its Doors – For Now

On Saturday, Gosh Comics of London announced it was reducing hours and putting staff onto furlough, with the UK government paying 80% of their wages. But a weekend is a long time in comic books. The store, situated smack back in the middle of London's usually-fashionable Soho district has closed its doors. They report, A […]

Gosh Comics Of London, Still Open, Waiving Delivery Charges

Gosh Comics of London Reduces Hours, Places Their Staff On Furlough

Some people are still reeling from the news that the Conservative Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has implented what some see as the most wide-ranging left-wing interventionist policies in the history of the country. But as Harold MacMillan once said, his greatest fear was "the opposition of events" and this is what we […]

Orbital Comics of London Will Be Changing Form In Ten Days Time

So I popped by Orbital Comics in London yesterday, hoping to get a glimpse of this vegan dessert late-night cafe we mentioned last week. Orbital Comics has been through major changes this last year, dropping Diamond Comic Distributors, bringing in online operation Comics Toolbox to operate from within its walls and promising a big change […]

London's West End Hit By Coronavirus - Which Is Great for Theatre Goers

London's West End Hit By Coronavirus – Which Is Great for Theatre Goers

As regular readers will know, my kids' school is closed for a week or two over fears of the coronavirus, after staff and students came back from Italian holidays, and there were two suspected cases. The school is currently undergoing a deep clean and the kids are doing their lessons from YouTube videos. My eldest […]

Orbital Comics of London to Get a Late-Night Vegan Dessert Bar

Bleeding Cool has been covering the transformation of Orbital Comics, one of the three central London comic book shops, away from a store that relies on a weekly comics delivery from Diamond into… something new. They still have a Wednesday 'New Comics' day courtesy of online store Comic Toolbox who have set up in Orbital on […]

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – March 2020

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – March 2020

Things to do in London in March 2020… if you like comics, of course. And live in, or can get to, that there London. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. Exhibitions: The Cartoon Museum: Drawing Life. A new display showcasing the very best of the Cartoon Museums collection of cartoon […]


Things To Do In London... If You Like Comics - February 2020

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – February 2020

Things to do in London in February 2020… if you like comics, of course. And live in, or can get to, that there London. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. And we get an extra day as well. Exhibitions: Comic Creators – The Famous and the Forgotten exhibition, Ending on […]

Apologies, Bleeding Cool Service Today Interrupted By Bomb

Sorry folks, there I was working at Blacks on Dean Street in London's Soho when the police came a' knocking. It had nothing to do with DC Comics calling the authorities over a number of DC Timeline and 5G-related scoops I was working on today, but that workers at the neighbouring Soho Hotel had discovered […]

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The Pokémon World Championships 2020 Will Be Held In London

This morning, The Pokémon Company announced that the Pokémon World Championships 2020 will be taking place in August in London, England. The event will take place from August 14th-16th at ExCeL London, bringing together the best of the best in both the trading card game as well as the video games. They've included a search […]

Things To Do In London... If You Like Comics - January 2020

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – January 2020

Things to do in London in January 2020… if you like comics, of course. And live in, or can get to, that there London. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. Exhibitions: Comic Creators: The Famous and the Forgotten. Special exhibition explores and celebrates the world of comics – from Aly […]

Things To Do In London If You Like Comics - December 2019

Things To Do In London If You Like Comics – December 2019

Things to do in London in December 2019… if you like comics, of course. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. Exhibitions: Middlesex University's new Children's Book Illustration and Graphic novels MA is delighted to invite you to an exhibition of work by our latest graduating students. Alex Moore – Christos […]

Cycling Through Extinction Rebellion (And Other) Protests On Black Friday in London

Cycling Through Extinction Rebellion (And Other) Protests On Black Friday in London

#NotComics. Cycling into London, It really is my thing now. And even when the police close off roads for protests, they let the bicycles through. So, on a cold Black Friday, it was protests regarding climate change, pension rights, gender parity and global over-commercialisation that greeted me, in three separate groups, on the way through […]

Formr Online-Store, Comic Toolbox, Will Sell New Comics Out of Orbital

Online Store, Comic Toolbox, Moves Into Orbital to Sell New Comics

Looks like someone blinked. Just before the Thought Bubble opening party kicks off two hundred miles north of London, Bleeding Cool gets the word that a new comic book store will be opening out of an existing one. Earlier this week, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Orbital Comics of London had announced it would […]

Orbital Comics of London to Stop Selling New Weekly Comics

Orbital Comics of London to Stop Selling New Weekly Comics

Orbital Comics has, over the last twenty years, become my comic store of choice in central London. Smack bang next to Leicester Square tube station, and the Arts Theatre, they transformed the old photography studio into a store and gallery space. It gets great footfall, not least from being right next to the real-life position […]

Things to Do in London If You Like Comics, November 2019

Things to Do in London If You Like Comics, November 2019

Things to do in London in November 2019… if you like comics, of course. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. Exhibitions: Philip Bond Retrospective Exhibition, 26th October until 27th November. Orbital Comics. Comic Creators: The Famous and the Forgotten. Special exhibition explores and celebrates the world of comics – from Aly […]

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The Official Statistics For MCM London Comic Con May 2019

At the MCM London Comic Con Retailer Presentation yesterday, the Reed POP organisers of the show had some statistics to share. In fancy infographic form, for their London show back in May. 75,000 fans in cosplayers, fans and families, 165 coverage pieces – probably a good third of them from Bleeding Cool – and 247 […]

City University of London Launches Refugee Comics Course for MA Degree

City University of London Launches Refugee Comics Course for MA Degree

The City University of London is launching a new module for their English Master Of Arts degree, which will allow students to make more choices by looking at refugee comics as well as traditional texts and novels. The Image and Text module which is led by Dr Dominic Davies, Lecturer in English, will focus on […]