Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janín Join Wonder Woman Ongoing, Bring Back Maxwell Lord

Mariko Tamaki, best known for her graphic novels Skim, Emiko Superstar, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, the Eisner-Award winning This One Summer, and for several prose works such as  Cover Me, She has also written comics with other people's characters including Hulk, Supergirl: Being Super, Lumberjanes and Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass. And she is […]

X-23 #3 cover by Mike Choi and Jesus Aburtov

X-23 #3 Review: Not Enough Gabby, but Some Solid Action

Gabby has been kidnapped by the Stepford Cuckoos. Laura is on their trail, but the Cuckoos are masters of mental manipulation. X-23 can't be sure whether she can trust her senses. However, Laura is tenacious and will do anything necessary to see her sister again. She also needs to find the geneticist they kidnapped, as […]

X-23 #2 cover by Mike Choi and Jesus Aburtov

X-23 #2 Review: The New Best Dynamic Duo in Comic

The Stepford Cuckoos have found their fallen sister, and this pushes them to advance their plan more quickly. They abandon the X-Men and the Xavier Institute. Meanwhile, Gabby still wants to know the date of X-23's birthday. Laura evades and goes to investigate the workplace of the missing geneticist. She finds a lead that takes […]

X-23 #1 cover by Mike Choi

X-23 #1 Review: Gabby and Laura Are Still a Wonderful Team

X-23 and Honey Badger are chasing down people who have been stealing mutant genetic material. After stopping one such set of criminals, they are called back to the Xavier Institute to meet up with Beast, who has information on a geneticist who has gone missing. There, they meet another set of clones, the Stepford Cuckoos. […]

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #2 cover by Greg Land and Jason Keith

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #2 Review – Claws vs. Zombies

Daken is taken by soldiers after being pinned down by zombies. Across town, Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike are also ambushed by the undead. They fight them off, but Victor is bitten. The wound isn't healing, and he is ready to abandon Deathstrike and Daken to escape. However, escape isn't a readily available option, and he […]

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #1 cover by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank D'Armata

Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1 Review – Gritty and Murderous Fun

A small town in the middle of nowhere receives unexpected and untimely visitors that set off a mysterious device. Elsewhere, Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth, and Daken come together on the matter of Wolverine's apparent resurrection. The three decide that, if Logan is alive once more, they are going to just have to kill him again. This […]

Humanoids Announces New Imprint, 'Life Drawn'

Humanoids has announced a new literary imprint in 2018, timed to the company's 20th anniversary of publishing books in the United States. Best known for genre works including The Incal (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mœbius) and The Metabarons (Jodorowsky, Gimenez) and internationally renowned creators, including Milo Manara and Jose Ladronn, Humanoids will launching on April 4th, the […]

X-23 cover july 2018

X-23 Replaces All-New Wolverine in July from Mariko Tamaki, Juann Cabal

Sometimes, we don't want our own rumors to be true. That's the case when Bleeding Cool predicted that we could soon see the end of All-New Wolverine, despite the book selling relatively well and being well received by fans. Writer Tom Taylor recently launched a new core X-Book, X-Men Red, and that book contains the […]

She-Hulk #163 cover by Rahzzah

She-Hulk #163 Review: A Deservedly Uplifting Conclusion

She-Hulk and Hellcat chaperone the prom of Burn, aka teenage mutant Bethany Bellamy, in their civilian identities of Jen Walters and Patsy Walker. Patsy tries to get Jen to talk about her many recent struggles with her powers and career. Unfortunately, an anti-mutant hate group crashes the prom, and it's up to She-Hulk and Hellcat […]


Confirmed: Marvel's She-Hulk Also a Victim of Christmas Cancellation Massacre

Writer Mariko Tamaki appears to have confirmed that She-Hulk is amongst the casualties of Marvel's March solicitation bloodbath, which has so far also seen Hawkeye, Gwenpool, Luke Cage, Iceman, Jean Grey, and Generation X canceled, with America probably gone as well, though no one has officially confirmed that one yet. Defenders also seems to be ending, […]

She-Hulk #159 art by Mike Deodato Jr. and Marcelo Maiolo

Marvel Legacy She-Hulk #159 Review: Lunch At Burgercakes

Jen Walters, aka the She-Hulk, has found herself in a bizarre situation. She is in a restaurant called "Burgercake" with a woman she doesn't recognize. This woman claims to be interviewing Jen for a medical journal, but Jennifer doesn't remember agreeing to this. She leaves at the first opportunity, calling her friend Patsy Walker, aka […]

It Gets Geekier And The Importance Of LGBTQ Representation

Here for its second year at SDCC, Joshua Yehl of IGN brings back It Gets Geekier to discuss the importance of representation and inclusion in the media for the LGBTQ audience. Hosted by Bryan Pittard of Flame On! Podcast with a panel including Sina Grace, Kris Anka, Mariko Tamaki, Megan Townsend of GLAAD and Marc […]

LGBT Books And Graphic Novels Targeted By Censorship

The ALA's 2016 list of the Top Ten most challenged books in American Libraries and school has revealed that a vast majority of those challenged and banned are books containing LGBTQ characters or themes, particularly the transgender aspect of the community. There are also a significant number of graphic novels, both original and collected editions, […]

Improbable Previews: First Look at Hulk #1 By Tamaki and Leon

Every so often, comic book publishers send out previews of upcoming comics without any of the lettering finished. The result, while pretty to look at, leaves readers wondering just what the hell is going on in those pages. Well, wonder no more. Here at Bleeding Cool, we have combined decades of experience in reading comic […]