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DC Comics Puts Black Label and Generation Five Titles on Pause

Diamond Comic Distributors' note last week about not paying publishers caused a lot of concern in the comic book industry. It was the reason given to me more than any other, that some publishers asked their creators to cease working on certain comic books right now. Diamond already announced they had shuttered their doors, to […]

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All Comics Published This Week From Marvel, DC, Image and More

Diamond Comic Distributors closed its doors to new product two weeks ago. This led to the biggest print comics publishers restricting their digital output as well. This was an attempt to support physical comic book stores, unable to receive print comics from Diamond. The suggestion is that continued digital publication right would cannibalise future print […]

Image Comics make four staffers redundant.

Image Makes Four Staff Redundant as Editor Jumps From Valiant to Oni

Image Comics has made four of its staff members redundant. The publisher cited the effects of the current global situation, and the closure of comic shores, as well as Image Comics's own Portland offices. Newsarama identified two of the staff members. Graphic designer/production artist Carey Hall, you can check out her design work here. Then […]

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Batman #92, Empyre #0 Lead Scheduled Releases This Week on ComiXology

Batman #92, Empyre #0: Avengers and Empyre #0: Fantastic Four lead the list of scheduled releases this week on Comixology. Bleeding Cool has taken a look at all the titles that the major comic book publishers still have scheduled on ComiXology for release this coming Wednesday, April 1st. While a number of publishers have pulled […]

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Comprehensive Rundown of Every Comic Book Publisher's Current Status

It's been a hectic month full of announcements from comic book publishers reacting to the rapidly-changing business conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic. We've been keeping you informed about current matters within the industry here at Bleeding Cool, as every comic book publisher in the business assesses how to navigate these unprecedented conditions. Here's a […]

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The State of the Comics Industry Under Coronavirus – On Tuesday

I have been writing this article for almost twenty-four hours. Been talking to senior comic book industry figure after another. The problem is, the second I get a hold of what might actually be going on, the situation changes from under me. But everyone is agreeing that this current coronavirus pandemic, and the reaction to […]


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Max Bemis and Nathan Stockman Get Ready Turok with Savage at Valiant in June

Valiant Entertainment has announced a new series launching in June from writer Max Bemis and artist Nathan Stockman, with colors by Brian Reber, and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Tooting their own horn in a press release, Valiant calls Savage "a thrilling new series that's packed with over-the-top action, animated artwork, and a massively entertaining and […]

Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins Promoted to Senior Editors at Valiant

Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins Promoted to Senior Editors at Valiant

Being promoted to a senior editorial role at a premier comic book publisher is the dream of any editor. Being promoted to a senior editorial role at Valiant Entertainment is pretty cool too. So congratulations to Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins, who have both been promoted to Senior Editors at the Flying V, according to […]

How Much Would You Pay to Be Drawn Into a Bloodshot Comic?

How Much Would You Pay to Be Drawn Into a Bloodshot Comic?

Valiant Entertainment is offering the opportunity of a lifetime through Humble Bundle. For the next week, the Bloodshot 2020 Humble Bundle will allow readers to pick up $400-worth of DRM-free Bloodshot comic for a price of their choosing. But whoever chooses to pay the highest price will get a bonus prize: they'll be drawn into […]

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's Monthly 'Per Capita' List.  The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. But the Per Capita list takes that figure and divides it by the number of new titles they publish in that month. We've already looked at publisher marketshare in the […]

Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt Relaunch Shadowman at Valiant in May

Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt Relaunch Shadowman at Valiant in May

Valiant Entertaiment has announced the next creative team to relaunch a series in 2020: Writer Cullen Bunn, artist Jon Davis-Hunt, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Clayton Cowles will relaunch Shadowman this May, a press release revealed. Horror reaches new heights in SHADOWMAN #1 this May. New York Times bestselling writer CULLEN BUNN (Venom) and the […]

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

Will Valiant Sue DC Comics Over Generation Zero Trademark?

I am not a lawyer, I do not play one on the internet. But every now and then, you pick up a few things along the way. A mention of copyright here, of tortious interference there, and definitely about libel, slander and defamation. But mostly about trademarks. Yesterday, DC Comics announced that their DC Timeline […]


Identity Crisis Solved as Valiant Names Creative Team for Final Witness

Identity Crisis Solved as Valiant Names Creative Team for Final Witness

Earlier this month, we told you that Valiant's Heroes would be In Crisis thanks to an Incoming murder mystery comic called Final Witness. However, despite naming the comic and its premise (and Bleeding Cool actually had the name months earlier — pip pip), the comic was announced with no creative team. However, Valiant has revealed […]

Valiant Heroes in Crisis as New Murder Mystery Comic Incoming

#TheFinalWitness: Valiant Heroes in Crisis with Murder Mystery Comic Incoming

Valiant Entertainment is looking to get themselves some of that sweet murder comic money in 2020 with a new five-issue series called The Final Witness, billed as "A Crime-Noir Serial Killer Mystery" and teased today in a press release with the caption: "Can You Solve the Case?" We don't know the who, what, where, or […]

Quantum and Woody #1 [Preview]

What to Expect from Quantum and Woody #1 Ahead of Final Order Cutoff [Preview]

Quantum and Woody is set to relaunch at Valiant later this month, by Christopher Hastings and Ryan Browne. But if you can't wait until January 29th, Valiant has released a now fully-lettered preview showing what you can expect. Such as revelations about self-worth learned from the television during a goat workout session… A mysterious prophecy… […]

Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

Valiant Previews Emilio Laiso's Inks for X-O Manowar #1

Valiant Previews Emilio Laiso's Inks for X-O Manowar #1

Valiant Entertainment has released an early look at artist Emilio Laiso's inks for the upcoming X-O Manowar #1, the first issue of a new series by Laiso and writer Dennis Hopeless "Hallum" with colors by Ruth Redmond and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The long-anticipated series about the deadly jellyfish hero finally launches in March after being […]

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

I normally wait until the New Year is a little closer. Or even been. But I'm taking the kids ice skating today, and then going to a carol service, so you'll have to behave. Here are the top 100 most-read stories on Bleeding Cool over the past year. Some may be surprising. Others less so. […]