Bye Bye Hawkeye – The Daily LITG, 23rd April 2021

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Daily LITG: Bye Bye Hawkeye

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


  1. Hawkeye: Jeremy Renner Signals Last Day; Thanks Cast, Crew & Marvel
  2. Marvel Comics July 2021 Solicits and Solicitations In Full
  3. 100,000 Disloyal WWE Fans Tuned Out of WWE Raw This Week
  4. First Look at Joëlle Jones and Jordie Bellaire's Wonder Girl
  5. Young Justice: Greg Weisman's Season 4 Update Gets Right to The Point
  6. New X-Men #1 Are… Fearless, Apparently
  7. DC Cancels Superman in July; Will Replace With Younger Model
  8. Marvel Comics July 2021 Solicitations, Frankensteined
  9. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: McElhenney's Steak Nothing Sexual
  10. Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw's Crossover Has [Redacted By Legal] Guests

ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

LITG one year ago, Dennis Barger, Jesse James, and Yen

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, as the Diamond distribution monopoly of the direct market was shattered by DC Comics. At least there was normality from Yen Press.

  1. Dennis Barger Just Sold a Quarter of a Million Comics in Shutdown
  2. Jesse James "Under Attack For Selling Comics"
  3. Yen Press Announces May 2020 Manga and Light Novel Solicitations
  4. Preston Poulter Trademarks Comicsgate
  5. Evangelion Activates Beast Mode with New Infinity Studio Statue
  6. Cinderella Gets a New Statue from the J. Scott Campbell Collection
  7. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  8. Lunar Distribution Has More Generous FOC Dates Than UCS For DC Comics
  9. Buddy Saunders of MyComicShop, Staying The Course With Diamond
  10. DC Direct Creates New Zoom Backgrounds Featuring Statues & Figures

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.

  • Khandie Kisses, burlesque dancer for Dodgem Logic
  • Roxanne Starr, comic book letterer.
  • Stephanie Phillips,  co-creator of Artemis And The Assassin and Butcher Of Paris.
  • Zan Christensen, co-creator of Mark of Aeacus and The Power Within.
  • Antonio Solinas, editor at Panini Comics.
  • Ben Kahn, writer of Renegade Rule.
  • Francisco Paronzini, artist on Stormwatch and Cinnamon.
  • Sergio Cariello, artist on Superman, Batman.
  • David Bower, owner of Time Warp 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.