My Broken Mariko: A Funny Sad Mad Howl of Grief

My Broken Mariko: A Funny, Sad, Mad Howl of Grief

It’s an explosive wail of grief and pain with madcap humour and raw emotion.Editor's Note: Adding a trigger warning to this review as we talk about the aftermath of physical and sexual abuse and suicide Proceed with caution and be safe. [caption id="attachment_1291628" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "My Broken Mariko" by Waka Hirako, cover art courtesy of Yen[...]

Yuko Takeuchi 40 Star of The Ring and Miss Sherlock Passes Away

Yuko Takeuchi, 40, Star of The Ring and Miss Sherlock, Passes Away

According to the Japan Times, The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation and suspect suicide No suicide note was found.[caption id="attachment_1272068" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Yuko Takeuchi and Shihori Kanjiya in "Miss Sherlock", HBO Asia[/caption]Her passing comes eight months after she gave birth to her son with Nakabayashi, whom she married in 2019[...]

Incredible Hulk Suicide Page Pulled by Marvel From Print Edition of Last Call

Incredible Hulk Suicide Page Pulled by Marvel From Print Edition of Last Call

One can presume that it's over the very accessible methods of suicide shown on that page, rather than the Grand Canyon version, the only one that saw print But that sadly removes a direct reference to previous Hulk stories.Specifically the cliffhanger to the first issue of Startling Stories: Banner by Brian Azzarello and Richard Corben[...]

Netflix 13 Reasons Why Cast Still Renegotiating Contracts for Season 3

Netflix, '13 Reasons Why' Cast Still Renegotiating Contracts for Season 3

The series has been both praised and criticized for its graphic depictions of suicide and sexual violence. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during a recent annual shareholder meeting, "It (13 Reasons Why) is controversial But nobody has to watch it.” Now comes word that there's one reason why fans of the popular drama series might not get "to[...]

David Baddiel On Superheroes Suicide And Being A Man

David Baddiel On Superheroes, Suicide And Being A Man

Illustrated with this fetching Lichtenstein-lookalike image.  And the panel I briefly stood listening too included comedian and writer David Baddiel, talking about depression and the worryingly high levels of suicide in men And asking whether the image of the "hero" in modern culture was a contributing factor He listed the superhero movies, Supderman, Batman, Spider-Man, all[...]

Suicide Squad Finally Lives Up To The Name (SPOILERS)

Suicide Squad Finally Lives Up To The Name (SPOILERS)

spoilers for a couple of weeks ago......Thomas Wayne committing suicide, big time Blowing himself and many other folk up in a big blast. Well, it seems to be catching.In today's Suicide Squad: Convergence #2 .. okay, one of these again......sees Amanda Waller portrayed in her more traditional size And she's not alone...Amanda Waller taking - either the[...]

Greg Pak Just Killed Off Regan From All-Star Superman

Greg Pak Just Killed Off Regan From All-Star Superman

Lots of people.In this week's Batman/Superman, three people are assassinated.One of whom, next issue we will discover is Glory Miau, a pop star originally known as Felicity Regan, who Superman saved from committing suicide.Basically Greg Pak killed off a character who affected so many people, so very much A sequel to All-Star Superman, people are[...]

Grace Randolph On Batwoman And Harley Quinn &#8211 DCs Sex Scandals Reviewed

Grace Randolph On Batwoman And Harley Quinn – DC's Sex Scandals Reviewed

[youtube][/youtube]Grace Randolph writes; DC Comics finds itself once again in a scandal with its female characters! I share my thoughts on Batwoman being denied the right to marry Maggie Sawyer in what would be comics first high profile lesbian wedding, as well as the contest for the new Harley Quinn solo titles that asks artists to[...]

Suicide For Austere Times &#8211 Welcome To #WealthFair

Suicide For Austere Times – Welcome To #WealthFair

This has nothing to do with comics.I'm running it anyway because a) I think it's great, b) a suggestion I made to the author found it's way into one of the pages and c) I can post things on Bleeding Cool and no one can stop me.From our favourite ex-Sky News deputy editor-turned-hacktivist Leah Borromeo,[...]

What Exactly&#8230 Does John Byrne&#8230 Mean

What Exactly… Does John Byrne… Mean?

I have no interest in withering away."All depends on various external factors, of course -- not the least of which being the Fates beating me to the punch! " Is that what I think it means? Planned suicide for the year 2020? And declared so publicly?Blimey.  John Byrne was posting about years and Roman Numerals today[...]

Wolverine: It Gets Better

Wolverine: "It Gets Better"

One year ago, in the wake of a number of gay teen suicides, Dan Savage created a video with the aim to tell those being harassed and seeing no way out that "it gets better".It became a meme with over ten thousand videos echoeing Savage's initial appeal from everyone from Barack Obama to Colin Farrell[...]

Teen Gay Suicide And The X-Men

Teen Gay Suicide And The X-Men

On July the 20th, Marvel will be publishing a very special comic.Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie, creators of the comic Phonogram, are reuniting to tell a story about teenage gay suicide in the X-Men comic, Generation Hope #9.Based on recent prominent news stories, and  public awareness campaigns, Kieron Gillen finds the[...]

WARNING Peanuts Without The Punchline WARNING

WARNING! Peanuts Without The Punchline WARNING!

How depressed are you feeling right now? If you are feeling slightly down or worse, stop reading. Or lock the gun, poison and nooses away. Because this is going to get bad. Now. We are familiar with Garfield Minus Garfield, a strip about a man taking to him imaginary cat. Now comes Peanuts Without The […]