Batman Giving Off Signals, The Daily LITG, 13th May 2020

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Batman Giving Off Signals, The Daily LITG, 13th May 2020.
Batman Giving Off Signals, The Daily LITG, 13th May 2020. Art from DC.

Dungeons & Dragons, a new Bat Signal and the ten most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, steeped in Dungeons, Dragons and a lack of a black Batman, Lots of Flashes though. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Opinion: Regarding Dungeons & Dragons, Session 0, & Consent
  2. Batman Gets a New Ability in The Three Jokers, Out on August 25th
  3. John Ridley, Luke Fox Batman, 5G, No More?
  4. No More Black Batman? The Daily LITG 12th May 2020
  5. Here's How To Get Every Single Issue of The Walking Dead for Just $18
  6. Dead By Daylight Will Add A New Horror License On Its Anniversary
  7. Was Heroes In Crisis About Harley Quinn Falling For Booster Gold?
  8. Niantic Lowers Wayfarer Reviewer Level Requirement For Pokémon GO
  9. Eric Bischoff: Man Who Let Hulk Hogan Have Sex With Wife A Bad Friend
  10. Wally, Barry and Jay to Appear in Death Metal Spinoff, Speed Metal

Excavating Fantastic Four, and the five most-read stories one year ago

A year ago we were looking at Fantastic Four and 4Chan Was that only a year ago?

  1. Marvel Phase 4Chan Rumours For Film And TV… Potential Spoilers Await
  2. Bryan Hill Responds to Tony Isabella Trashing Batman and the Outsiders
  3. If Your Comic Store is On Tool's Tour, You're Getting A Visit
  4. Remember That Alex Ross Fantastic Four Teaser From 2017?
  5. Comic Cave in Springfield, Missouri Closes After People Stop Picking Up Their Comics

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. And we are returning to events in the flesh as well.

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.

  • Marv Wolfman, co-creator of Blade, Nova, Black Cat, Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, Tim Drake, Bullseye, Deathstroke and Crisis On Infinite Earths.
  • Andrew Pepoy, writer/artist/inker on comics including Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men
  • Bill Pulkovski, CEO of Rocket Ink Comics
  • Andrew LoVuolo, cerator of The Rift
  • Joshua Waerloga, cartoonist
  • Comics journalist and author, Christine Marie

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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