Alfred Molina's Doc Ock's Back – The Daily LITG, 18th of April 2021

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Daily LITG: Alfred Molina, Dominic Purcell and Laura Kinney – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

Alfred Molina's Doc Ock's Back - The Daily LITG, 18th of April 2021
Alfred Molina's Doc Ock's Back – screencap

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

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home: Alfred Molina Confirms His Casting
  2. Legends of Tomorrow: Dominic Purcell Quits? "The Studio Does Not Care"
  3. What Will Be The Chase Card Of Pokémon TCG: Chilling Reign
  4. Laura Kinney is the Wolverine of the New X-Men
  5. Did Predator Lawsuit Scupper Marvel Comics Plans?
  6. Legends of Tomorrow: Dominic Purcell Returns, Blames Press; Post Gone
  7. Marvel Tells Retailers To Print X-Men: Evolution TPB Misprint Page
  8. X-Men Comics Previews: Way of X #1, X-Force #19, SWORD #5
  9. Predator Rights In Legal Dispute Between Original Writers & Disney
  10. DC To Reprint Katsuhiro Otomo's Batman Story in Future State Gotham

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LITG one year ago, DC Comics, Diamond, Umbrella Academy

One year ago, the Diamond distribution monopoly of the direct market was shattered. We also got a view of new Umbrella Academy at this difficult time.

  1. Confirmed: Diamond Comics Makes Plan to Return to Distribution in May
  2. DC Comics' New Distributors are Midtown Comics and DCBS
  3. Diamond Responds to DC Comics' New Distributors – Where Is Batman #92
  4. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode Titles Feed Our Speculation
  5. DC Will Distribute Print Comics For Sale on Tuesday 28th April
  6. More Details for Marvel Comics' Latest Pause
  7. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  8. Bill Sienkiewicz Joins the Brokeback Pose Challenge
  9. WWE Superstar Lana Trashes Cuck Husband Rusev After WWE Release
  10. Now Marvel Comics Offers Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Conferencing

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.

  • Mark McKenzie-Ray, Titan Comics editor.
  • Comics radio interviewer Alex Fitch.
  • Darryl Cunningham, Science cartoonist.
  • Cartoonist Jon Scrivens

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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.