English Comic Shops Open Up – The Daily LITG, 12th April 2021

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Daily LITG: – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

Emgland Opens Up - The Daily LITG, 12th April 2021
LITG: Cartoon by Rich Johnston

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

  1. Marvel Legends Reveals Drop Fast & Furious At Hasbro Fan Fest
  2. Chucky Getting Too Big for Good Guys Britches, Going Diva On Set?
  3. SCOOP: DC Comics Confirms Vengeance, Daughter Of Bane For Joker #2
  4. GI Joe Classified & Snake Eyes Reveals Take Over Hasbro Fan Fest
  5. The Handmaid's Tale S04: Moira's Journey Ends When Gilead Is Free
  6. Animal Kingdom Season 5 Teaser: Being in Charge Brings Its Own Danger
  7. Magic: The Gathering "Quantum Quandrix" Deck Is Remarkably Neat
  8. Alice In Wonderland Gets Trippy With New Black Light Funko Pops
  9. Breaking Bad Fans Get a Present from Dean Norris on His Birthday
  10. Gotham Gossip: Lady Bane? A New Batman Villain From DC Comics

ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

LITG one year ago, Direct Market, Diamond, DC Zoom

People loved those DC, Marvel and Batman Zoom backgrounds. However, in more substantial articles, it's all about bringing the direct market back.

  1. DC Comics Offers Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Conferencing
  2. Comic Book Retailers Plans to Fix the Direct Market When It Returns
  3. Street Fighter V Chun-Li Hits the Beach With PCS Collectibles
  4. Mondo Releasing New A Clockwork Orange Poster Tomorrow
  5. Diamond Not to Distribute New Comics Until August at the Earliest?
  6. DC Releases 18 New Batman Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Conferencing
  7. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  8. New Comics Coming to Stores Sooner Than We Thought – Mid May?
  9. Spawn Original Action Figure Kickstarter Clears $1 Million in One Day
  10. Dan DiDio Biggest Regret at DC Was Year Two of the New 52

LITG two years ago, The House Of Ideas and the Return of X-Statix

  1. Did Avengers: No Road Home #9 Drop in a Massive Marvel Milestone? (SPOILERS)
  2. Yes, This is the Return of X-Statix… With Stripe, Stork and Stoner
  3. DC's Year of the Villain Details Revealed, And Yes, There's Variants
  4. Sean Murphy to Comic Book Artists: Stop Complaining
  5. Is This The Return of X-Statix – With Mirror Girl, Hurt John and Demos?

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.

  • Mark Brooks, artist on Batman, Cable & Deadpool, Ultimate X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, New X-Men and Avengers: The Initiative.
  • Bruce H. BolingerCracked magazine cartoonist
  • Gary Martin, artist on Nexus, Mega Man, Doom Patrol.
  • Troy Nixey of Trout, Only The End Of The World Again, Vinegar Teeth and The Black Sinister.
  • Alan Vickers, manager of New England Comics

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.