Off Panel #36: Beetlejuice! with Rich Johnston

The maestro of Bleeding Cool talks his story, reporting, DC Rebirth and more

Rich Johnston, the man behind Bleeding Cool, joins Off Panel this week to talk his site and the world of comics. The discussion goes all over the place, including how he first got into comics gossip, why he’s an entertainer and not a journalist, how websites and news has changed, where his stories come from, breaking stories, his bar for substantiating stories, verifying and managing sources, his insane schedule, how Avatar influences his work, what’s going on with DC’s Rebirth, how he justifies running certain stories, and more. It’s a really interesting listen with one of the most notable comic…entertainers around

You can find Rich on Twitter and on Bleeding Cool every day.

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Header image has art from Nextwave by Stuart Immonen and Hellboy by Mike Mignola. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).