1 Year Ago, Zoom Backgrounds Were A Thing – Daily LITG 7th April 2021

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Daily LITG: – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

The world keeps turning, and America is beginning to heal from all the burns. Even if a few scabs need pulling off first.

Death Metal #7 Omniverse
Death Metal #7 Omniverse – Daily LITG 7th April 2021
  1. Everyone's Talking Omniverse At DC Comics These Days
  2. Confirmed: Ghost-Maker Is Batman's New Bisexual Buddy
  3. Cobra Kai Goes Anime with New Take on Netflix Series Intro
  4. DC Launches New Character Monkey Prince For Asian Superhero Comics
  5. The Future Of Poison Ivy In Today's Batman Comic Books? (Spoilers)
  6. Fear the Walking Dead: AMC Releases Massive Season 6 Image Preview
  7. Today Is Shiny Buneary Spotlight Hour In Pokémon GO
  8. Stunning Legendary Art Coming In Pokémon TCG's Chilling Reign Set
  9. Pokémon GO Tricky Pokémon Event Review: April Fool's
  10. James Tynion IV Introduces Five More Bat-Villains In Batman #107

ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

  1. DC Comics Editors Answer Questions About Round Robin, JLQ, More
  2. Martina And The Bridge Of Time – A Smithsonian Graphic Novel
  3. Big Lick Comics – New Comic Store Opens In Roanoke, Virginia
  4. Ed Brisson & Damian Couceiro's Beyond The Breach, From AfterShock
  5. Secure And Fearless Engagement to Replace Arkham Asylum in Gotham
  6. A New Origin For A New Owlman in Crime Syndicate #2 (Spoilers)
  7. Boom's Magic Biggest Gathering Ever – Over 85,000 Copies Ordered
  8. The Future Of Poison Ivy In Today's Batman Comic Books? (Spoilers)
  9. Pokemon, Monkey Prince & Dracula- Daily LITG, Tuesday, 6th April 2021

LITG one year ago, the strangest Marvel/DC crossover came to market.

And the Zoom background wars began.

  1. The Marvel Comic With a DC Cover, on eBay for Over a Million Dollars
  2. DC Comics Offers Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Conferencing
  3. The Future Looks Bleak for AMC Theaters
  4. Now Marvel Comics Offers Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Conferencing
  5. Diamond to Pay 25% of What They Owe Publishers, Take Pay Cut
  6. How The Batman Who Laughs Got His Fingers Back
  7. First Page Of Alan Moore Gen 13 Script For DC Comics Revealed
  8. 26 DC Big Books For 2020/2021, From Jim Lee to Stan Lee to Lee Bermejo
  9. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  10. John Byrne Originally Imagined a Very Different Wolverine

LITG two years ago – JK Rowling avoided gendered bathroom discussion in the most bizarre way possible.

And started to flush her fandom down the pan.

  1. In Latest Retcon, J.K. Rowling Reveals Wizards Used to Poop on the Floor at Hogwarts
  2. Matt Horak 'Bummed Out' Over Rob Liefeld's Spider-Man/Deadpool #47 Major X Comments
  3. Why DCEased Will Be An Even Bigger Part of DC Lore Than We Thought [Spoilers]
  4. Rob Liefeld Will Never Sign Spider-Man/Deadpool #47, the First Appearance of Major X?
  5. Rob Liefeld Versus Tom Brevoort. Oh, It's On. (From 2012)

Comic book birthdays today

There may still not be much of a party atmosphere right now. It all depends on which state you are living in. But comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Steve Skroce, creator of Maestro
  • Ron Hill, co-owner of JHU, New York
  • Karl Altstaetter, owner & lead designer at Lizard Brain Studios
  • Chris Lynch, writer of The Dark
  • Larry Nadolsky, writer for Fem Force, Heavy Metal Magazine, Rock'n'Roll Comics

If you are in comics and have a birthday coming up – or you know someone who has – get in touch at richjohnston@bleedingcool.com.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.