Funkoween Comes Five Months Early to The Daily LITG 20th May 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday that still contained the Poison Ivy hearings as well as Funkoween teases. Welcome all, to the daily Lying In The Gutters a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive to as an e-mail here.

Funkoween Comes Five Months Early to The Daily LITG 20th May 2020.
Funkoween Comes Five Months Early to The Daily LITG 20th May 2020. Photo from Funko.

Funkoween and the ten most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, steeped in Funkoween, Poison Ivy investigation, White Knight toys and more. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Funko Brings Us Halloween Reveals in May for Funkoween
  2. What Did DC Comics Expect From Poison Ivy in Heroes In Crisis?
  3. McFarlane Toys Announces Batman: White Knight Figures Are Coming
  4. The Orville Season 3: Seth MacFarlane Offers Production Update
  5. World of Warcraft Sylvanas Goes Dynamic with Beast Kingdom
  6. Jeph Loeb – Back In Comics?
  7. All Might is Here with New My Hero Academia Revoltech Figure
  8. Scottish Police Scold Neil Gaiman Over Public Marital Spat
  9. Marc Silvestri, Holding Out on a Greg Capullo Deal For Batman/Joker?
  10. The Joker Gets a New Origin in Batman Giant #5 in Walmart

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. And we are returning to events in the flesh as well.

Comic Book birthdays today

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. Or if there is, the police will come and shut you down. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Stephen Christy of Boom Studios/Archaia.
  • Mike Norton, creator of Battlepug, artist on The Goon.
  • Jeffrey Vaughn, VP Publishing at Gemstone.

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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.