Comic Book Stores Closing in the Daily LITG 14th June 2020

The world seems like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but fandom still brings us together. Or at least gives us someone to unite against. These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday that included sad news collating comic book stores closures – but also one making an impressive move. Welcome all, to the daily Lying In The Gutters, a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here.

Comic Book Stores Closing in the Daily LITG 14th June 2020.
Comic Book Stores Closing in the Daily LITG 14th June 2020.

Closing comic book stores and the ten most-read stories yesterday

To be fair, by now I would not have been surprised by hundreds of comic book stores having. That five have chosen to in recent weeks is very sad, but either t's good news that it is comparatively so few, or is is the start of a flood of closures. Here's what else people were reading yesterday.

  1. Five Comic Book Stores Announce Permanent Closure
  2. Nightwing #71 Review: This Is All as Dumb as It Sounds
  3. Nickelodeon Post Fuels SpongeBob SquarePants Sexuality Speculation
  4. Games Workshop Announces Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus Boxed Set
  5. One Hundred Marvel Comics By Black Creators, For Free
  6. Transformers Battlegrounds Is Coming In October 2020
  7. Gold Lantern Gives Legion Of Super-Heroes a 2nd Print and 1:25 Cover
  8. "Hasty, Sociopathic Decisions" – Image Comics' Publisher On DC Comics
  9. Death Metal Gets Spinoffs in DC Comics September 2020 Solicitations
  10. DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops, in the USA and Abroad

 It was still all about Rob Liefeld a year ago…

We were reminded of when Rob Liefeld was predicting the imminent fall of DC 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.

Comic Book birthdays today

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. All depends on which state you are living in. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date. With eleven years for us as well.

  • Paul Kupperberg, longstanding DC Comics writer, current writer and executive editor at Charlton Neo Comics and Pix-C Webcomics, and a contributing author with Crazy 8 Press
  • Mark Heike of AC Comics
  • Dan Beauvais, Predator artist.
  • Mike Bannon, creator of Mordant Orange.
  • Bryan J.L. Glass, creator of The Mice Templar
  • Jason Ridler, creator of Caravan.
  • Chris Mitchell, author of The Realm Legends
  • Alessandro Borroni, artist on Cyberines

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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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