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Tue, May 26th, 2009
Rich has the latest on the legal status of Miracleman and what's next for the embattled property. Plus, Disney Comics go BOOM!, the MCM Comics Expo and an important announcement about the future of LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, May 18th, 2009
This week's LitG features possible Marvel news by way of Wizard's solicitation text, some changes at Radical Comics, a Marvel Twitterfest, Cho after Kirby and pics from the Guinness record setting super hero charity run in Brighton.

Mon, May 11th, 2009
News and rumors come out of the Bristol convention this past weekend, the story behind the shortened "Top Ten Season Two," Power Girl censored on Facebook, scam artists at it again and much, much more.

Mon, May 4th, 2009
Rich looks back on the big movers during FCBD, while Dwayne McDuffie takes "Justice League" readers behind the scenes on the monthly series. Plus, more on last week's story about layoffs, Superboy's return and much more!

Mon, April 27th, 2009
An early look at art from "Barack: The Barbarian," changes at McFarlane Toys, comics publishers paying up (or are they), issue numbering at Marvel, beating the pirates at their game and more. UPDATED with a review of "Wolverine."

Mon, April 20th, 2009
Lots of stuff this week, including behind-the-scenes details on the LXG movie settlement, a look at the US version of "No Heroics," why a new Sandman series didn't happen, an Obama/Cerebus cover, Melvin Van Peebles comes to comics and more!

Mon, April 13th, 2009
Steve Ditko sounds off? Yup, plus more Miracle Men, Tyrese Gibson moving in to comics, the fake Art Adams reappears, the great comics bailout of 2009 and much more in this week's LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, April 6th, 2009
What big name creators may be joining the ranks of the JLA later this year? Rich has a clue, plus what happened to "Cloak and Dagger," a new Doctor Who one-shot, Mark Millar censors self and much more in this week's LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, March 30th, 2009
More examples of how the recession is affecting the comics industry, UK price increases rolled back, misprints in a reprint cause one creator to speak out, what stamp collection Dave McKean fans must have and more! UPDATED

Mon, March 23rd, 2009
Lots of details on Diamond changes and what it means for US and UK retailers, more details and lauds for "Wednesday Comics," Vertigo to offer "The Unwritten" #1 for a dollar, Avatar invades England and much, much more.

Mon, March 16th, 2009
Where you can buy an VG+ copy of "Amazing Fantasy" #15, "Watchmen" updates, details on a new British law that all comic and graphic novel sellers in the UK should be aware of, twittering your way into comics with CB Cebulski and much more.

Mon, March 9th, 2009
London's got "Watchmen" fever, whether it's special editions of the "New Frotiersman" or someone sticking bloog splattered smileys on people, it's everywhere. Plus, "Absolute Justice," the original comics creators for "Celebrity Apprentice" and more.

Mon, March 2nd, 2009
Lots going on this week, with news of a new "Anna Mercury" series, more on DC's next weekly series, Rich attends the London premiere of "Watchmen" and has the video interviews with the stars to prove it and much, much more! Updated

Mon, February 23rd, 2009
Rich is attending the London premiere of "Watchmen," Mark Waid steps up in defense of Grant Morrison, DC's new weekly series is (sort of) announced, there's some changes in store for The Flash's colors and more.

Mon, February 16th, 2009
Want to see the original art to page one of "Watchmen?" London comic fans have that opportunity. Plus, potential picket lines for one hotel in San Diego, Batman updates, casting updates for a "Dead@17" movie and much more.

Mon, February 9th, 2009
Rich has news from NYCC about an artist who's not pleased about the announcement of his new project, Bendis borrows a play from Millar, the return of the Aardvark (sort of), more Diamond minimums fallout, and an engagement!

Mon, February 2nd, 2009
A crazy swipe file, whatever happened to "Legion of Super-Heroes" #50, the Diamond Comics Distributor best publisher of the year, the Top 10 likely effects of Diamond's distibution changes and more in this week's LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, January 26th, 2009
More on Diamond's distribution changes and what it means for mid-level publishers, the missing dialog from "Doctor Who," Simon Bisley on "Gears of War," the swipe file, Obamamania and much more in LYING IN THE GUTTERS. -- Updated!

Mon, January 19th, 2009
Rich takes a long look at the changes Diamond is making and how it affects publishers, more ways the struggling economy is affecting comics, is Mark Waid actally Evil, more Obama in comics, a "Glamourpuss" preview and much more.

Mon, January 12th, 2009
Will Asterix contunue or not? Rich has word, plus James Robinson writing a Captain America book, where you might be able to get a copy of the Obama "Amazing Spider-Man" and how much you'll pay, a new Marvel book from Diggle and more.

Mon, January 5th, 2009
Rich begins the new year by eating a wee-bit of humble pie over the whole Doctor Who thing and gives a timeline of events. Plus, the Morrison Doom Patrol comic never drawn or published, a look at "LoEG: Century" and more!

Tue, December 30th, 2008
It's that time of year again, the annual Rumor Awards, where Rich looks back at all the rumors he's published over the past year and ranks them with varying levels of snark, plus some new details on previously reported rumors.

Mon, December 22nd, 2008
A comedy writer writes for Marvel, the DC logo debacle, sites updating on Christmas, more fallout from the fake Art Adams, price increases in the UK for new comics, a "Watchmensch" preview and more in this week's LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, December 15th, 2008
Rich has word that Grant Morrison is headed back to the Bat-cave and is bringing a familiar friend, an update on Devil's Due Publishing's operations, Gillen gets to dazzle, a TMNT celebration and much more in this week's LYING IN THE GUTTERS!

Mon, December 8th, 2008
RIch examines the cost of comics and what $3.99 actually means for retailers and the industry, what the tanking British pound means for sales in Britain, Twitter madness, a new book from Jamie Delano, the Swipe File and more!

Mon, December 1st, 2008
What high profile project will fans see artist Carlos Pacheco on next? Rich has a good idea. Plus, editorial breakdowns, who watches the trademarks, repringting the Transformers, comic finds from the Dublin Comic Con and more!

Mon, November 24th, 2008
Lots of big stuff this week, including an update on James Robinson's Superman books, officially calling who will be the next Doctor Who, plus lots of news from the convention in Dublin this weekend and much more!

Mon, November 17th, 2008
It's a doozy this week, with more on the Fake Art Adams and his many guises, "Gears of War" a huge success as a comic, "Final Crisis" delays, Robinson out of DC Comics and much more in this week's LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, November 10th, 2008
It's a big one this week as Rich uncovers a nasty scam one artist is attempting to pull on the industry by claiming he's Art Adams, new creator owned work from Ellis & Granov, word of Bat-series changes coming next year and more. Updated

Mon, November 3rd, 2008
Rich has plenty for readers today, including a further look at the rising cost of comics, the future for "Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas," what is "The Blank Comic Book," plus updates on the Dabel Bros. & Wowio, the Swipe File and more.

Mon, October 27th, 2008
Word of Del Rey possibly scooping up the Dabel Brothers leads this weeks LYING IN THE GUTTERS, plus more "Doctor Who" comics, the ever increasing price of comics, a "Kick Ass" script review, publishers not paying and more.

Mon, October 20th, 2008
Loads of news this week, including news of multiple endings for the "Watchmen" feature film, one Manhunter is out while another returns, who would have worked on "Dan Dare" had Virgin not gone under and more.

Mon, October 13th, 2008
It's a big one this week, as Rich has early word on who the next Doctor Who may be, big developments with Zuda Comics properties, more "Top Ten" in the works, the Swipe File and much more in LYING IN THE GUTTERS.

Mon, October 6th, 2008
Behind the scenes of the Devil's Due / Re-Animator / Dynamite fight, "Kick-Ass" extras casting in London tomorrow, more Marvel covers that shouldn't be out there, loads of rumors spinning out of Baltimore and much more!

Thu, October 2nd, 2008
A special mid-week LYING IN THE GUTTERS update brings a look at the previously unseen cover to December's "New Avengers" #48, which details the new line-up for the team in the post-Secret Invasion Marvel Universe.

Mon, September 29th, 2008
Loads of stuff this week including evidence that Megan Fox may play the lead in "Fathom," who's directing the "Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter" animated DVD, a new editor for DC and much, much more!

Mon, September 22nd, 2008
What could save the "Watchmen" film? Could it be the 1960s Batman? Rich says it's possible. Plus, Daredevil's faced gets registered, helping a comic creator in need, Speculator's Corner and much, much more.

Wed, September 17th, 2008
It's another mid-week LYING IN THE GUTTERS update, as Rich Johnston takes a look at the pulping of "Action Comics" #869, with word that some of the original printed editions have already made their way to eBay.

Mon, September 15th, 2008
Rich follows up on the big news from last week concerning the pulping of "All Star Batman & Robin" and discovers two more books which have been pulped, plus changing photos in the "Iron Man" film and much, much more.

Tue, September 9th, 2008
In a special Tuesday edition of LYING IN THE GUTTERS, Rich follows-up on word that "All Star Batman" #10 has been pulled from shipping this week for offensive language in the issue, and Rich has the scans of the pages.

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