Captain Rex Goes To War In The Daily LITG, 4th of June 2021

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Daily LITG: Captain Rex Wants You

Captain Rex Returns To War With Star Wars Black Series Re-Release
LITG Credit: Hasbro

The world keeps turning, and America is beginning to heal from all the burns. Even if a few scabs need pulling off first. Captain Rex rises to the top. And anything mentioning Prodigal Son gets a bump…

  1. Captain Rex Returns To War With Star Wars Black Series Re-Release
  2. Wolverine vs Deathlok – First Look Inside Marvel's FCBD Avengers
  3. Prodigal Son Making Its Return – The Daily LITG, 29th of May 2021
  4. The Returning Prodigal Son – The Daily LITG, 28th May 2021
  5. Scarlet Witch Will Have a Reworked Accent in Doctor Strange Sequel
  6. Neil Gaiman on Where to Start Sandman; Brief Delirium Casting Update
  7. First Full Appearance of Phantom Ranger… But That's Not All
  8. Funko Debuts New Target Exclusive Star Wars Retro Series Pops
  9. Quantum, A New Bearer Of The Infinity Gems. Stones. Whatever.
  10. Pokémon GO Battle League Season 8: Great League Meta June 2021

ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

LITG one year ago today – Punisher and the Police

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but it was still about being rebooted, recategorised and rescheduled. And in third place was a story from two years ago that featured the Punisher having words for police who use his skull logo. Here's the ten top stories of the day.

  1. More DC Characters Realise They're Rebooted (Action Comics Spoilers)
  2. Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel
  3. The Punisher Has Words For Police Who Use His Skull Logo (#13 Spoilers)
  4. Seth Rogen Finds Excellent Use for Leftover Preacher, The Boys F-Bombs
  5. The Walking Dead Has Message for Fans Bothered By Its BLM Support
  6. Star Trek Facepalm Arrives at Diamond Select for SDCC 2020
  7. Konami Addresses The Current State Of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play
  8. Masters Of The Universe Origins Figure Photos Debut Online
  9. Where In The World (Or Krakoa) Is Moira MacTaggert?
  10. DC Cancelled Comics Available in Walmart – and eBay

LITG two years ago – innocent times

A happier, more halcyon time. Who'd have thought we'd look back on 2019 so fondly?

  1. Sugar Pine 7 Announced Their Channel Has Been Canceled
  2. Jordan White Trashes X-Men Event Decimation
  3. BTS – When London Wembley Made Them Cry, Singing 'Young Forever'
  4. Does Batman #72 Rewrite Tom King's Batman History? [Preview]
  5. First Season of SHOWTIME's "Kingkiller Chronicle" Script is Complete, Says Showrunner

Comic book birthdays today

There may still not be much of a party atmosphere right now, but everything is starting to normalise out now, so maybe? But comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Tim Pilcher, author of How Comics Work and Comic Book Babylon, co-owner of Soaring Penguin Press
  • Wendy Pini, co-creator of ElfQuest
  • Michal Jacot, cartoonist.
  • Josef Rubinstein, comic book inker.
  • DeAndre' Truesdale, creator of Murderman.

If you are in comics and have a birthday coming up – or you know someone who has – get in touch at

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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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