Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stuff I Read: “Bleeding Cool”

For years, UK-based Rich Johnston’s “Lying in the Gutters&rdquos; column was the place to go to for advance news and rumors about the comic book industry.  He had an incredible hit rate for getting stuff right — which probably implies that lots of people were willing to feed stuff to him, that they trusted him.

About a year ago, “Lying in the Gutters” was transformed from a weekly column into the comics and comics-related film news (and rumor) site Bleeding Cool.

While other comics fan sites run lots of previews of soon-to-be-on-sale comics, interviews with creators, press release lightly rewritten as news stories, and fan musings on various subjects, Bleeding Cool remains the go-to place for all the latest stuff.  As an example, the current front page has bits on:
  • Sponge Bob comics
  • A new Transformer named "Spastic"
  • Ads for The Walking Dead
  • A Roy Lichtenstein painting auction
  • J. Michael Straczinski
  • A new Winnie the Pooh movie
  • Torchwood and Dr. Who
  • The Little Fockers movie
  • Casting for the new Spider-Man movie
  • Ghost Rider 2
  • …and a lot more
Lots of rumors.  Lots of barely-there, bleeding-edge news.  Lots of trailers and such that don’t show up on other comics sites.

Not just cool.  Bleeding Cool.

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