England Opens Up In The Daily LITG on the 17th of May, 2021


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England Opens Up In The Daily LITG 17th May 2021

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ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

LITG one year ago – Black Lightning strikes twice

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, steeped in DC Comics solicitations, Black Lightning reaction and more.

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LITG two years ago – Seeds, Snyder and Source Walls

Another world, full of promotional seed packets and Scott Snyder's Justice League.

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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.

  • Garry Leach, creator of Warpsmiths, artist on Miracleman.
  • Steve Geiger, Hulk and Spider-Man artist, creator of The Evilgeiger Empire
  • Dave Sim, creator of Cerebus, publisher of Aardvark-Vanaheim.
  • Chris Ecker, first employee of Moondog Comics, co-founder of NOW Comics, co-creator of Big Bang Comics.
  • Dr Malcolm Bourne, comic book letter writer and journalist
  • Pete Fitzgerald, comic artist on Cracked.
  • Jennifer M. Contino, comics journalist
  • Huwj Matsumura, comic creator
  • Marko Stojanovic, Balkan comics writer
  • Luigi Mutti, comics translator
  • Josh Elder, Former associate editor at Wizard Magazine, creator of comic strip Mail Order Ninja.

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

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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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