Four Virtual Comic Cons Today – The Daily LITG, August 15th, 2020

The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies and more. And while yesterday seemed to explode somewhat, today there are four comic book conventions that have gone online going on, Mainframe, Metaverse, FlameCon and MAPLD Fanfest – links all below. The Daily Lying In The Gutters, remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here.

Pokemon, Seth McFarlane and what on Earth DC is up to – the ten most-read stories yesterday.

The big changes that have led to DC Comics layoffs were confirmed, as we started to see initial impacts…

  1. Understanding IVs In Pokémon GO: Rating Your Pokémon's Stats
  2. The Orville Creator Seth MacFarlane Is Going to "War" with NBCU
  3. DC Cancels Hellblazer, Hawkman, Teen Titans, Young Justice and More
  4. Supernatural: Michael Sheen Greets Misha Collins with Castiel Cosplay
  5. DC Comics Publishing Numbers Will Be Cut From 20-25%
  6. A Very New Look For Red Hood From DC Comics In November
  7. Jim Lee & DC Comics' Two Year Plan For Global Digital Dominance
  8. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "Emmys Burn War" Turns Heavenly
  9. DC Comics November 2020 Solicitations – 11 Titles Frankensteined
  10. DC Comics Sold 300,000 Copies Of Three Jokers #1 – But How?

ICYMI: Twelve more you may prefer.

Yesterday got rather busy, didn't it?

  1. DC Comics to Publish Alan Moore's Twilight Of The Superheroes
  2. Marie Javins and Michele Wells Are Editors-In-Chief Of DC Comics
  3. DC Universe RIP: Original Content Moving to HBO Max, Jim Lee Confirms
  4. DC Will Publish John Ridley's 5G Luke Fox-as-Batman Comic After All?
  5. Spawn's Comic Book Sales Jump Up 25% With Gunslinger Spawn
  6. DC Comics November 2020 Solicitations – A Little On The Thin Side?
  7. DC Comics Answers the Future with DC Direct Collectibles
  8. Scott Snyder Has A Fancy New Logo For… Something
  9. Crossover Has 20 Variants, But Department Of Truth Gets Peach Momoko
  10. Neil Gaiman, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, on DC Fandome Comics Panels
  11. DC Has Over 200 Free Comics To Read During DC Fandome Next Weekend
  12. Killadelphia Sales Up 40% – Gets Hollywood Attention From Blumhouse

One year ago.

Oh look, DC Comics rummaging through Alan Moore's bins,,, plus ca change….

  1. Were "Superman" #14 and "Supergirl" #33 Destroyed Over Racial Concerns? (Spoilers)
  2. Is Amanda Waller the Jeffrey Epstein of the DC Universe? Event Leviathan #3 Spoilers…
  3. What If the Green Lantern Corps Never Existed? Grant Morrison and Xermanico Rewrite DC History in Green Lantern: Blackstars
  4. The Legion Of Super-Heroes Preview That Didn't Appear In Today's DC Comics
  5. Blizzard Offers An Update To Upcoming Support For "Diablo 3"
  6. Does Marvel Now Think Hydra Are Nazis, in Today's Powers Of X #2? (Spoilers)
  7. DC to Rummage Through Alan Moore's Trash Bins Again as Blackest Night, Infinite Crisis Get Dark Multiverse Tales
  8. New Youngblood Publisher Will Meet Alan Moore's Conditions, No Matter How Outrageous
  9. "Without Preacher Is Only Chaos" – AMC's Latest Evangelical Christian-Parody Ads in Today's DC Comics
  10. Tomorrow's Captain Marvel #9 – Not The Comic Some Speculators Thought it Might Be (Spoilers)

What's happening today…

Four Virtual Comic Cons Today - The Daily LITG, August 15th, 2020

Plenty of comic book events happening online as a handful return to going offline

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.

  • Paul Gulacy, artist on Master of Kung Fu, Catwoman.
  • Jim Balent, creator of Tarot, artist on Catwoman
  • Boo Cook, artist on 2000AD, Elephantmen.
  • Jim Korkis, comics journalist and historian
  • Lamar Waldron, co-founder of Atlanta Fantasy Fair
  • Dale Kanzler, former director Speciality Sales at Marvel Comics
  • Terry Shoemaker, artist on X-Factor, Spellbound, Legion Of Super-Heroes, Strange Tales.
  • Erik W Hendrix, writer on Deadly Harvest, The Evil Tree, Ralph Filmore, Sideshows
  • Andrea Speed, editor-in-chief for Comixtreme
  • Bill McKay, artist on Zombie Tramp, AmeriKarate, Night of the 80's Undead, DollFace

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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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