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When Mark Millar Wrote Rich Johnston Into Rob Liefelds Youngblood Bloodsport

When Mark Millar Wrote Rich Johnston Into Rob Liefeld's Youngblood Bloodsport

A long time ago, Mark Millar wrote a Youngblood comic book drawn by Rob Liefeld called Youngblood: Bloodsport, published by Arcade Comics. The first issue was published in 2004 and Mark Millar finished writing scripts for issues 2 and 3. But of issue 2's publication, there was none. Liefeld then said that the second issue […]

Marvel Has a Secret Skottie Young Project Page&#8230 What Are They Hiding

Marvel Has a Secret Skottie Young Project Page… What Are They Hiding?!

In England, home of Bleeding Cool Rumourmonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston, it's after 4AM But that didn't stop Rich from popping into the Bleeding Cool bullpen to demand that someone cover this breaking story, and that they do it tonight! Time is running out!!!"Oi!" Rich said, "If any of you blokes could write this up tonight that[...]

Nick Spencer Explains Why Its OK For Marvel To Spoil Secret Empire

Nick Spencer Explains Why It's OK For Marvel To Spoil Secret Empire

One intrepid follower had a response for Spencer: Bleeding Cool Spoilermonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston.https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/902272739851083776https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/902272981187129344Most Secret Empire #10 readers would not have been spoiled, no matter what BC or Newsarama ran Until it went in the NYT. — Rich Johnston (@richjohnston) August 28, 2017https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/902273123168526340https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/902273660173549568https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/902273838775504896https://t.co/Qefw2cFGmF — Rich Johnston (@richjohnston) August 28, 2017Did you know that Rich Johnston and superstar writer[...]

Fanboy Rampage: Stephen Wacker Vs. Rich Johnston Over Improbable Previews

Fanboy Rampage: Stephen Wacker Vs. Rich Johnston Over Improbable Previews

Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston was the next Bleeding Cool employee to assume Wacker was talking about him, because he is, in fact, so vain.https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/813869410452705280https://twitter.com/JDBoucher0/status/813869812912820225https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/813871243694903296https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/813872462505054209https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/813872725349560323We can't be controlled, Rich! We're a loose cannon! A wild card! A chaotic force of nature sent to destroy comics journalism from the inside!https://twitter.com/StephenWacker/status/813873466042511362https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/813874046047809537https://twitter.com/StephenWacker/status/813874988520382464https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/813875934478684160Yeah, well, you peaked back at CBR,[...]

Improbable Previews: Bleeding Cool Spoils Civil War 2 #8 In All-New X-Men #17

Improbable Previews: Bleeding Cool Spoils Civil War 2 #8 In All-New X-Men #17

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 […]

Marvels Brevoort: Publicly Available Comic Book Sales Estimates Not Remotely Accurate

Marvel's Brevoort: Publicly Available Comic Book Sales Estimates Not "Remotely Accurate"

As part of a conversation with Bleeding Cool reader @batman497 and Bleeding Cool Lead Rumormonger Rich Johnston as covered in last night's Fanboy Rampage, Brevoort said of Comichron sales estimates cited in the discussion:https://twitter.com/TomBrevoort/status/807772607856709633Johnston also pointed out:https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/807760087037202433And...https://twitter.com/richjohnston/status/807991201144119296Always wrong? Not remotely accurate? Problematic?Comichron founder John Jackson Miller responded to a request for comment with an in-depth[...]

The Image Revolution Is Available To Stream For Free On Amazon Prime Hoopla

The Image Revolution Is Available To Stream For Free On Amazon Prime, Hoopla

Twenty-five years later, many of those original books have even made it into double digits.In 2014, Patrick Meaney directed a documentary called The Image Revolution, taking a look at Image's history of fighting for creator rights (except if those creators are Tony Moore, who isn't mentioned), wearing tight Levis, and taking comics TO THE EXTREME![...]

In Shocking Betrayal 2000 AD Gives CBR EXCLUSIVE 40th Anniversary Judge Dredd Cover

In Shocking Betrayal, 2000 AD Gives CBR EXCLUSIVE 40th Anniversary Judge Dredd Cover

Started on Feb 26, 1997 1877, the weekly sci-fi anthology has been synonymous with British comics, just like Bleeding Cool's Editor-in-Chief Rich Johnston is with British comics journalism However, when the time came to reveal this amazing variant cover, Rebellion Publishing didn't give it to British reporter Rich Johnston from American website Bleeding Cool, and instead contacted American website CBR and gave[...]

On Leonard Cohen A Note On Respect And An Apology

On Leonard Cohen, A Note On Respect, And An Apology

I have accepted this as the site affords me access and a platform to share my thoughts, opinions and voice, for which I will be forever thankful to Rich Johnston and Bleeding Cool When I have also worked on the Bleeding Cool Magazine, covering some of the amazing books being put out by Valiant, I[...]

Improbable Previews: Deadpool Back In Black #4

Improbable Previews: Deadpool Back In Black #4

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 […]

Aprils Bleeding Cool Magazine Features Big News From Valiant Entertainment

April's Bleeding Cool Magazine Features Big News From Valiant Entertainment

What are the hot new projects and movies on the horizon this summer? Find out here as we kick off convention season with articles and features on the best new comics coming up! In this issue of BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE, Rich Johnston will preview the gotta have comics and events before anyone else If you[...]

Lying In The Gutters &#8211 19th October 2015 &#8211 A Very Political Captain America

Lying In The Gutters – 19th October 2015 – A Very Political Captain America

I saw a tweet saying liberals should create their own Captain America. They did. In 1940. — Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) October 18, 2015 It was a heady week of rumours, rumblings and rum dos…. but what were you reading this past week? Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week 1. Fantastic Four Film Rights Rumored […]

Lying In The Gutters &#8211 28th September 2015

Lying In The Gutters – 28th September 2015

Sweet Melody by SryntyBeast So what have you been reading this week? Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week 1. The Truth About Marvel's X-Men/Inhumans Decision? Maybe… 2. Tony Wolf's Short Comic About Killing Jason Todd For #BatmanDay 3. Tony S Daniel Outgrosses Himself With Deathstroke #10 (SPOILERS) 4. DC Comics Editors Strongly Urged To Use Affirmative Action When […]


I Seem To Have A Comic Published Today. Somewhere.

I Seem To Have A Comic Published Today. Somewhere.

I still wonder what would happen if there was no marketing and books just showed up. I don't think it would be as bad as everyone thinks. — Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) June 29, 2015 Today sees the publication of Jonathan Hickman's God Is Dead #37. Written by Mike Costa and drawn by Nahuel Lopez, he […]

A Look At Bleeding Cools Panels For SDCC 15

A Look At Bleeding Cool's Panels For SDCC '15

Come by, say hi, it'll be great!Thursday, July 9th6:30-7:30 So, The Internet Ruined My Life…What now?—Bleeding Cool’s EIC Hannah Means-Shannon hosts Rich Johnston and special guests who have experienced the wrath of the Internet first hand to talk about the dangers of social media hype and recovering from notoriety Learn how fans can be part[...]

Here Are All The SDCC 2015 Panels For The Wednesday And Thursday

Here Are All The SDCC 2015 Panels For The Wednesday And Thursday

Comics marketing superstars Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing), Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books director of publicity and promotions), Jen Vaughn(cartoonist), Janelle Asselin (publisher, Rosy Press), and Kirk Damato (creative manager at Buzzfeed) offer a wide-ranging discussion.Thursday July 9, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm Room 8   1: Programs, Comics, Seminars & WorkshopsTags Comics, Seminars & Workshops6:30pmSo,[...]

Lying In The Gutters &#8211 8th June 2015 &#8211 A Special Edition

Lying In The Gutters – 8th June 2015 – A Special Edition

Deadpool sits out the Secret Wars in this week's Howling Commandos…. And as comic book convention seems to falls upon comic book convention at this time of year, Special Edition: NYC was the last big one 'till, well, the big one. And Marvel dropped a bomb just before it hit… so what else were you […]

Lying In The Gutters &#8211 4th May 2015 &#8211 Je Suis Toujours Charlie

Lying In The Gutters – 4th May 2015 – Je Suis Toujours Charlie

There is a difference between the cartoonists whose work was published in Charlie Hebdo and the cartoonists whose work was on display at the American Freedom Defense Initiative exhibition in Dallas. The former's portrayal of Mohammed in cartoon form was as part of a consistent, ongoing, editorial point of view. Critical of all acts of religious extremism, […]

Lying In The Gutters &#8211 23rd March 2015 &#8211 Rolling The Manhole Away

Lying In The Gutters – 23rd March 2015 – Rolling The Manhole Away

My family are off on holiday to South Africa for a few weeks. Suddenly everything feels very quiet. So this week, amidst all the controversy of covers and costumes, sexuality and sensationalism, the biggest story by far on the site was about a not-dead Turtle…  Top Twenty Traffic Stories Of The Week 1. The Death Of Donatello? […]