From Barack Obama to Michael Davis, The Daily LITG, April 30th 2020

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Barack Obama, Yaoyorozu and the 10 Most-Read Stories yesterday

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From Barack Obama to Michael Davis, The Daily LITG, April 30th 2020.
From Barack Obama to Michael Davis, The Daily LITG, April 30th 2020. Image from Marvel.
  1. How Barack Obama Wrote a Batman Comic With Jim Lee, on Sale at Walmart
  2. My Hero Academia Yaoyorozu Gets Her Own Statue from Bellfine
  3. Marie Javins – The Saviour Of DC Comics Right Now
  4. Back to the Future II DeLorean Levitates with Kids Logic
  5. Free Comic Book Day 2020 in the Fall – and Diamond Doing Back Issues?
  6. RoboCop Won't Stay Down with New Hiya Toys Figure
  7. Comic Shops React To New DC Comics Tuesday On Sale Today
  8. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  9. The Masked Singer Season 3 Final Face-Offs Proved Quite Appealing
  10. Top 500 Most-Ordered Comics and Graphic Novels in March 2020

Michal Davis did not die, and the 5 most-read stories one year ago

  1. Michael Davis is Not Dead, He is Alive and Well – But Hacked
  2. Michael Davis, Founder of Milestone and Co-Creator of Static Shock, Has Died
  3. 'Game of Thrones' "The Long Night": Good, But Robbed of Climax [Review]
  4. The Future Of The Spider-Man Books Into 2020, Teased on Free Comic Book Day (Spoilers)
  5. Heroes In Crisis #9 Will Show Us What Happened to Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Batgirl and Harley Quinn

Comic Book Events happening today

There would also have been signings, appearances, symposia, all manner of comic book-related events. But a few have gone online, and here are some still happening today, on the Daily LITG.

Comic Book Industry birthdays, today

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. Or if there is, the police will come and shut you down. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Nat Gertler, publisher of About Comics
  • Comic book index editor, Laura Ward
  • Michael Sambrook of Madius Comics

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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.
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