DC Comics, Youngblood and Walmart – The Daily LITG 20th April 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is being absorbed in this time of trial. Yesterday we dealt with the fallout of all of DC Comics' big moves, and Rob Liefeld's plans to replace Youngblood. 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.

DC Comics, Youngblood and Walmart - The Daily LITG 20th April 2020
DC Comics, Youngblood and Walmart – The Daily LITG 20th April 2020. Bo by Rob Liefeld.

DC Comics, Youngblood, Walmart and the 10 Most-Read Stories Yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as the Diamond distribution monopoly of the direct market was shattered by DC Comics. We also got at what DC Comics are getting into Walmart at this time of trial. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Comics Publishers Blindsided By DC Comics Distribution Punchline
  2. Rob Liefeld Launches Youngblood Replacement, #EKO92
  3. Brian Hibbs Holds Jim Lee Responsible for DC Distribution Decision
  4. Roman Reigns' Name Banned from WWE TV Says Report
  5. The Walmart Report: DC Released New Comics This Week Plus Jim Lee Art
  6. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  7. Batman Week Finale: Batman Mash-Up Figures from Square Enix
  8. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode Titles Feed Our Speculation
  9. Jim Lee Talks DC Comics Distribution and Batman #92's 230,000 Orders
  10. Locke And Key/Sandman Crossover Prelude Previewed by Joe Hill

Roy Thomas Vs DC Comics, one year ago

  1. Roy Thomas on DC Comics Paying – and Crediting – What's Due
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #25 Holds the Line at $7.99 in July
  3. Did Chris Evans Just Confirm THAT 'Avengers: Endgame' Theory?!
  4. Camren Bicondova Will Not Play Selina Kyle in 'Gotham' Finale
  5. House Of X And Powers Of X on Front of Next Week's Previews, Sea Of Stars on the Back…

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, no Marvel Pause to affect them.

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.

  • Evan Dorkin, creator of Milk & Cheese, co-creator of Beasts Of Burden
  • John Ostrander, writer, creator of Amanda Waller, Wasteland, reinventor of Suicide Squad.
  • Jeff Mason, publisher of Alternative Comics and Indyworld
  • Igor Goldkind, comics writer, publisher, marketer, popularised term 'graphic novel'.
  • Nick Percival, comics writer, artist, animation director.
  • Dale Berry, publisher of Myriad Publications, graphic novel series Tales of the Moonlight Cutter, creator of Ninja Funnies for Eternity Comics.
  • Mark A. Lester of Manga Geek.

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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