Flashing Swords #6 Gets Sheathed – The Daily LITG, 1st August 2020

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Flashing Swords #6 Gets Sheathed - The Daily LITG, 1st August 2020.
Flashing Swords #6 Gets Sheathed – The Daily LITG, 1st August 2020.

Flashing Swords #6 – and the ten most-read stories on Bleeding Cool yesterday.

When does a foreword dominate the whole of a book? When it is by Robert M Price and kicks off Lin Carter's Flashing Swords #6…

  1. Authors Ask That Their Work Be Removed From Flashing Swords #6
  2. Rayquaza Raid Guide: How To Catch A Shiny Rayquaza In Pokémon GO
  3. Funko Announces New Line of Pop Vinyls: Retro Toys!
  4. PUBG Receives The 8.1 Update With A Loot Truck
  5. How The Missing Final Line Ruined Minority Report
  6. Metal Gear Solid Sniper Wolf Takes Aim with Kotobukiya
  7. Sierra Counters: Defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders In Pokémon GO
  8. Death Metal: Legends Of Dark Knights Hits $25 Over The Robin King
  9. Rumor: Former WCW/WWE Star to Debut on AEW Dynamite Next Week
  10. Castlevania Reportedly Moving on From Warren Ellis After Season 4

ICYMI: five more you may prefer.

They weren't in the top ten, but they may be just what you are looking for.

One year ago.

A year ago, everyone was talking about bringing back Peggy Carter to the Marvel Universe.

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  2. Todd McFarlane Yelled at Robert Kirkman About Cancelling The Walking Dead and Sees Spawn Going to #600
  3. #Kalexit – Superman Was Defeated in a Batman: Last Knight On Earth Referendum (Spoilers)
  4. Now We Know Why Powers Of X is Pronounced 'Ten' – Meet Cardinal, Rasputin, Percival and Cylobel
  5. Today's The Green Lantern Annual Brings Back Airwave – and Sonic The Hedgehog – to DC Comics Continuity
  6. Spawn's Shock Jock Since #1 Named and Revealed in Spawn #299 (Spoilers)
  7. Will Thing Ring Do Its Thing in Fantastic Four? (#12 Spoilers)
  8. "Saved By the Bell" AC Slater: Parents Supporting Trans Kids "Dangerous"
  9. "Riverdale" Not Taking Itself TOO Seriously Honors Luke Perry's Words
  10. "Star Trek: Picard" – CBS Interested In Return Of Voyager's Holographic Doctor, Robert Picardo

What's happening today…

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 comics folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date. With eleven years for us as well.

  • Jarrett LaJeunesse Melendez, writer of All We Ever Wanted.
  • Lisa Jonte of GirlAMatic.com, and creator of The Mystic Misadventures of Arcana Jayne.
  • Horatiu Radoiu creator of 51 Serif St.
  • Lee Umberger, owner of the comic store 1Up Collectibles.

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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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