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Mon, January 5th, 2004
More on the worst kept secret in comics - Joss Whedon's involvement with the X-Men, the next 'Authority,' are the days numbered for Elongated Man, how about some BMW comics, whatever happened to the first 'Dragonlance' series in the '90s and much more.

Mon, December 29th, 2003
It's a special column this week as Rich looks back over the rumors of 2003 (with a few new ones thrown in for good measure) and finally awarding the Rumor of the Year award. Who has won the coveted prize? There's only one way to find out. That's right, but reading on. Go on!

Mon, December 22nd, 2003
Lots of stuff this week, including Warren Ellis' manga plans, Andy Diggle gets 'Strange,' an image from JR Jr.'s Image project, a new Nightcrawler comic, more Millarworld titles in the future, Rick Veitch has a busy schedule and much, much more.

Mon, December 15th, 2003
Are new distribution wars looming on the horizon? What's Marvel's involvement? Norman Mailer does comics. The history of NOW comics. A look at some G.I. Joe covers as well as the before and after of Blue Beetle in 'Formerly Known As...' The Wachowski Bros. next comics project and much more. Updated with 'Wheel of Time' and 'Zorro' images.

Tue, December 9th, 2003
So, we made you wait a day for the latest column from Rich, but he doesn't dusappoint. LOADS of news and rumors including who's taking over 'Legion,' follow-up on last week's Image story, John Byrne's 'Green Lantern Corps' art, X-Men plans, 'Formerly Known As The Justice League' sequel plans, 'Hellblazer's' 200th issue and much, much more.

Mon, December 1st, 2003
It's a biggie this week! What's the Marvel wall of secrecy about? What happend on the "Blade 3" set? A look at the upcoming "Secret Wars." New trades coming from DC. Why the exodus from Image? MV Creations takes care of their creators and gets taken care of by Image. Robert Kirkman's next book. Plus much, much more.

Mon, November 24th, 2003
What's going on at Marvel? This once very vocal company is now quiet. A look at pages from IDW's 'Silent Hill.' JMS and Top Cow back together. Sam Jackson wants to be "Nick Fury." Darick Robertson's revealing picture. Much more. Updated 11/25 with more news and images.

Mon, November 17th, 2003
'Street Fighter' fights it's way from Image to Devil's Due, job openings at Marvel, Mark Millar rewriting history, what's up with the delays on 'The Ultimates,' 'Shi' issues, 'Meridian' to go prose and much more. UPDATED with comments from Rob Liefeld.

Mon, November 10th, 2003
Major changes for the Epic line and Rich fills you in. Plus, who's writing the "Wake The Dead" movie, Paul Pope's upcoming plans at DC, loads of new trades from Marvel, Morrison and Byrne on "Green Lantern," Brian Pulido's got a new line of comics coming from Avatar and much more.

Mon, October 27th, 2003
Who's the new writer of 'New X-Men?' Rich knows, but ... how about the new writer for 'Uncanny X-Men?' Rich knows! And is Rob Liefeld making a return to 'X-Force?' Rich knows! Moving on, there's also news and notes on Warren Ellis' 'Desolation Jones,' a first look at art to 'Vivid Girls,' another panel from McFarlane's contribution to the Image 10th Anniversary hardcover and much more. NOTE: Rich will not be attending this weekends comic festival in London. Click for more info.

Mon, October 20th, 2003
It's a big one this week with loads of preview images. More fun with Dan Buckley, the new 'Alpha Flight' creative team, Tsunami titles cancelled, 'Pro' on the small screen, 'Round Table of America' preview, a new Jay Faerber series, the Bat cave and much more.

Mon, October 13th, 2003
More on the ousting of Bill Jemas and some info on who the new guys is at Marvel, Brandon Peterson leaving CrossGen, Michael Turner's Flash, is Marvel out of WalMart and much more.

Fri, October 10th, 2003
Lying In The Gutters Update Rich comes in with a late update, reporting rumors of Bill Jemas no longer being an employee at Marvel Comics. PLUS, Ben Templesmith's 'Singularity 7' from IDW Publishing.

Mon, October 6th, 2003
Who is Captain Rush? And is he promoting poppers? Controversy erupts over an upcoming 'Avengers' storyline. Is Marvel's Epic coming to an end? What's CrossGen's next creative move? A look at Andy Diggle and Enrique Breccia's upcoming 'Swamp Thing' and much more.

Mon, September 29th, 2003
How 'Sandman: Endless Nights' came to be, a plea of help for a young child, more CrossGen news, previewing Kirkman's 'Walking Dead,' 'New X-Men' details, the Chaos! auction and much more.

Tue, September 23rd, 2003
Rich is back with loads of juicy news and rumors. What Warren Ellis project is heading to TV? Rich knows. Plus, Micah Wright takes on Gubernatorial Arnold and wins, a CrossGen financial and publishing update, 'Killer Stunts' headed to the big screen, Marvel exec's in Florida and much more.

Mon, September 15th, 2003
Rich Johnston is still off on holiday so this week Chris Arrant checks in with a whole bunch of rumors with more details on Frank Miller's next DC project, 'Constantine' film updates, what Trent Kaniuga is up to, what Mark Millar is up to, a new 'Brit' series, DC in the manga business and much more.

Tue, September 9th, 2003
Guest columnist Ian Ungstad fills in for Rich this week while he's on Holiday. Ian dishes the dirt and reports on rumors and addresses why a recent column of his on another Web site was pulled within less than 24 hours of being published.

Tue, September 2nd, 2003
It's a big, big, big LITG this week with news on the new 'Authority' writer,' who's moving from DC to D&Q, more CrossGen stuff, one splendind American film, Scooby Doo swipes Mike Wieringo and much more.

Mon, August 25th, 2003
Devil's Due gets its due by leaving Image, 'Cyberfrog' leaps back into comics, the week that was CrossGen's, more freelancers complaing of non-payment but from other companies, Mark Millar goes offline and loads of other news bits and rumors.

Mon, August 18th, 2003
Rich offers an apology, followed by news of what the comic types back east did during the power outages, the return of 'Grimjack,' more from the Last Wolverine Story, Keron Grant no longer on 'New Mutants,' Jim Lee draws Batman with a blindfold on (or something close to it), who Felicia isn't and loads more.

Wed, August 13th, 2003
Rich files his post Chicago report with loads of news and rumours from the convention, including the story behind Rich's near miss with Jenkins in Chicago, Bendis and Millar ribbing Rich for not knowing about 'Ultimate FF,' Marvel's position on creator-owned titles, the CrossGen deadpool, what artists you'll be seeing on 'Flash' and much more!

Mon, August 4th, 2003
Follow-ups to last week's stories about creators at DC and the fall out from it, a look at some of the announcements Marvel may be making at Wizard World Chicago later this week, 'Street Fighter' art by Joe Mad, Scott Kollins exclusive to Marvel, 'Red Son' gets the TPB treatment, Kyle Baker's monitor hijacked at CCI and much more.

Sun, July 27th, 2003
Loads of Marvel and DC business type stuff and some clues as to what kind of announcements you can expect out of WizardWorld Chicago from both. Plus, JMS is NOT doing a Superman book, Byrne and Larsen go at it, Dragon to run for Prez, jobs available at DC and much more.

Mon, July 21st, 2003
Rich has got loads of stories for you this week including what Alan Moore's daughter will be up to in comics, 'Castle Waiting's' return, what Marvel will be up to at Wizard World Chicago, what John Byrne's up to at Dreamwave and much more.

Mon, July 14th, 2003
A MASSIVE sized LITG this week with 40 different stories. Too many to summarize, but just some of the names mentioned this week include Rob Liefeld, Mark Millar, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Steve Rude, Bill Rosemann, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe Michael Straczynski, Paul Dini, Gail Simone, Jae Lee, Geoff Johns, Dave Johnson and more! Plus, LOADS of preview artwork. You're just going to have to click.

Mon, July 7th, 2003
Updated 7/10/03 Is Marvel Knights no more? Plus, Rich shills for Hulk on Brit TV! Updated Rich hands over part of the column to Felicia, the fan that broke the Waid off FF story a few weeks ago, in which she shares an inside look and perspective of Marvel today. Then, Rich takes back the drivers position with news and rumours on the future of 'Spawn' comics, Brad Pitt to play 'Captain America,' what's next from Millar, a special CCI edition of Moore's 'Yuggoth,' 'Planetary' updates, Dixon's opinion of Brubaker and Rucka and more.

Mon, June 30th, 2003
Rich kicks off his second year at CBR with Epic news, 'The BoJeffries Saga' reprinted, new stuff from Ellis (with pictures), stories sent Rich's way to make Marvel look like nincompoops and more.

Mon, June 23rd, 2003
It's Rich's 1 year anniversary at CBR! Well done, Rich! And to celebrate, Rich has brough you one of his best columns to date. Felicia spills the dirt on Marvel and Rich cleans up the mess and connects the dots with regards to Waid, Jemas, Quesada and 'Trouble.' Then, Top Cow cleans up the mess with Michael Turner, but a whole new one emerges with JMS. Micah Wright goes off on Marvel again and Joe Quesada responds again. Oh, and more, just read on!

Mon, June 16th, 2003
Alan Moore's next series from Avatar. Greg Capullo goes off on Ben Templesmith. Micah Wright's Epic adventure. Is there an 'Ultimate Daredevil' in the works with a familiar name attached? The Image Tenth Anniversary Special may be nearing completion and much more.

Mon, June 9th, 2003
'Alice in Sunderland' finds a home, the plot to the next 'Daredevil' film, Sean Connery edits 'The League,' Joe Mad's 'Street Fighter,' Micah Wright goes off about Epic and much more.

Mon, June 2nd, 2003
Rich has the word on what Bryan Talbot's working on and it needs a publisher. 'Spawn' to become a licensed comic? Possibly and there's a look at McFarlane Spawn art from the Image 10th Anniversary book. Could 'Books of Magic' and 'The Question' be making their way back at DC? Wolverine's changing look and much more. UPDATED 5:00 PM PDT

Tue, May 27th, 2003
LOADS of rumours and news picked up this last weekend from the Comics Festival in Bristol, England, plus a selection of (grainy) photos from the event.

Mon, May 19th, 2003
It's a massive LITG this week. What's Gail Simone working on? Evan Van Sciver's curious about some 'New X-Men' busts. 'Thunder Agents' dead? Millar, Johnston and others paint the town red. Who's taking over the writing chores on 'Robin?' 'Ghostbusters' a go. Plus, a guide to visiting England for all the Americans going to the Bristol convention and the full text of the 'Tilting at Windmills' column by Brian Hibbs you won't see in print.

Mon, May 12th, 2003
Marvel's launch of the Epic line may have consequences for other publishers and publications. What might they be? Taking sides at DC. Issues of 'Tomb of Dracula' you won't be seeing reprinted. The latest Batman rumors and much more.

Mon, May 5th, 2003
What's happening with Rucka and Clark's 'Felon' at Top Cow? Some interesting developments there, plus a possible major cross-over for DC by Grant Morrison, what comes after 'Batman: Hush,' who'll be the new writer on 'Avengers' and much more.

Sun, April 27th, 2003
What's DC's poilicy on promotion for Mark Millar's "Red Son?" Are they helping to promote the book, or are they deliberately not? Millar talks to Johnston about the situation. Plus, a Marvel related domain name offers up porn, Byrne's 'JLA,' Liefeld announces final shipping dates for 'Youngblood Bloodsport' and 'Alias' and other fine rumors. Updated with Image news and Johns on 'Avengers'

Mon, April 21st, 2003
Publishing plans for Mark Waid's 'Empire,' Millar talks 'Wanted,' 'Dragon Lance' to get comic'd, a load of 'X-Men' rumors, an artist goes off and much more.

Mon, April 14th, 2003
Is a spring cleaning in the works over at DC's Vertigo imprint? Will Dale Keown stay on schedule on Top Cow's 'Darkness?' What's Dave Sim up to these days? Is Frank Miller back on 'Robocop?' Raijin Comics in trouble? These and many other question answered in today's Lying In The Gutters.

Mon, April 7th, 2003
What will happen to the ABC line after Alan Moore retires? Rich has some ideas. Is there a line of non-costume DC super-hero comics on the way? Maybe. Plus, Garth Ennis in questionable attire, "Transformers Armada" UK edition and what connection is there between the "Bulletproof Monk" movie and Rich Johnston? San Francisco readers will want to know.

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