Cancelled Superman In The Daily LITG, 22nd April 2021

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Superman: Son of Kal-El by Tom Taylor and John Timms
Cancelled Superman In The Daily LITG, 22nd April 2021

Daily LITG: Cancelled Superman, and Batman/Fortnite

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

  1. DC Cancels Superman in July; Will Replace With Younger Model
  2. Comic Shops Heavily Underestimated Demand For Batman/Fortnite Comic
  3. Marvel Comics to Launch New Spider-Man Event, Sinister War, In July
  4. Bryan Hitch Not DC-Exclusive, Returns To Marvel With Sinister War
  5. Marvel Comics July 2021 Solicitations, Frankensteined
  6. Get A Harley Quinn Fortnite Skin From Batman/Fortnite Comic (VIDEO)
  7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: McElhenney's Steak Nothing Sexual
  8. When Graphic Novel Volumes Just Don't Stack Up On The Bookshelf
  9. DC's New Superman #1 Comic – 22 Pages For $4.99?
  10. Hawkeye: Jeremy Renner Signals Last Day; Thanks Cast, Crew & Marvel

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LITG one year ago, Jesse James & Yen Press

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. Jesse James "Under Attack For Selling Comics"
  2. Yen Press Announces May 2020 Manga and Light Novel Solicitations
  3. Evangelion Activates Beast Mode with New Infinity Studio Statue
  4. Comics Publishers Blindsided By DC Comics Distribution Punchline
  5. Cinderella Gets a New Statue from the J. Scott Campbell Collection
  6. Batman McFarlane Toys Figure Gets a Special Classic Variant
  7. Exclusive: Secrets of the WWE Smackdown Hacker Revealed
  8. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode Titles Feed Our Speculation
  9. DOOM Eternal Composer Mick Gordon Is Angry With Bethesda
  10. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List

LITG, two years ago – Tom King and naked Bane

The past is a foreign country, they do things differently over there. The obsessions of two years ago seemed so strange to the denizens of the pandemic apocalypse.

  1. Tom King Explains Why Bane Loves to Get Naked, Promises More Naked Bane
  2. New Identities for Captain America, Captain Marvel and Thor in Avengers Endgame Tie-In for FCBD 2019 (Spoilers)
  3. What's Happening With Doomsday Clock Hardcover?
  4. First Image of New Selina Kyle from Gotham Finale is Uncanny
  5. Comic Store In Your Future – 17 Hot Comics Right Now

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.

  • Bryan Hitch, co-creator of The Authority, artist on The Batman's Grave.
  • Elaine Lee, writer/colourist of Starstruck comics, as well as Ragman, Saint Sinner, Indiana Jones, BrainBanx
  • Yanick Paquette, of Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing and Batman
  • Dirk Wood of IDW Publishing
  • Jeremy Clark of Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Comics journalist, Paul Miranda
  • Dave Land, Dark Horse editor
  • Santi Guillen of webcomic Mind Palace
  • Don Mathias, of Peanizles comic strip

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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.