Eric Stephenson Talks Jim Lee, Obliquely – Daily LITG 13th June 2020

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Eric Stephenson Talks Jim Lee, Obliquely - Daily LITG 13th June 2020.
Eric Stephenson Talks Jim Lee, Obliquely – Daily LITG 13th June 2020.

Eric Stephenson and the ten most-read stories yesterday

It must be said that Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson's written assault against DC Comics, leaked to Bleeding Cool yesterday and followed up everywhere must have been particularly hard for DC publisher Jim Lee, co-founder of Image Comics, to read. And was probably the true intended audience. Here's what else people were reading yesterday.

  1. "Hasty, Sociopathic Decisions" – Image Comics' Publisher On DC Comics
  2. Death Metal Gets Spinoffs in DC Comics September 2020 Solicitations
  3. One Hundred Marvel Comics By Black Creators, For Free
  4. DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops, in the USA and Abroad
  5. The Mandalorian and The Child Go 10" With New Funko Pop
  6. When Harley Quinn Had Her Killing Joke Moment in Birds Of Prey
  7. Dennis O'Neil, Comic Book Legend, Dies at 81
  8. When Rob Liefeld Predicted Collapse of DC – Daily LITG 12th June 2020
  9. Marvel Launches New Iron Man #1 by Christopher Cantwell and CAFU
  10. Batman Gets a Memorial Statue from Beast Kingdom

 It was all about Rob Liefeld a year ago…

We were reminded of when Rob Liefeld was predicting the imminent fall of DC Comics and the Image Comics that never happened, if it was there at all.

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.

  • Frank Cirocco, founder of Venture, co-creator of Alien Legion.
  • Brett Breeding, inker, co-creator of Doomsday.
  • Jerry Whitworth, comics archivist

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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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