Lying In The Gutters

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Lying In The Gutters

Published Mondays, Lying In The Gutters is Rich Johnston's long running news/rumor column. Scoops well before anyone else, office intrigue and a lot of fun. If it's happened in the comics biz, Rich likely knows about it.


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.

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