Furloughs, Forbidden Planet and Funko in The Daily LITG April 25th

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is being absorbed in this time of trial. With Marvel making Civil War a negatively priced commodity like oil and New York's Forbidden Planet fighting for its life, it's a very strange time. 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 it as an e-mail here.

Forbidden Planet of New York Launches GoFundMe To Survive. Image from FP.
Forbidden Planet of New York Launches GoFundMe To Survive. Image from FP.

Marvel bribes, Forbidden Planet fundraising and Furloughed Funko – the 10 Most-Read Stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as the Diamond distribution monopoly of the direct market was shattered by DC Comics, as comic book stores like Forbidden Planet struggle, and Marvel begins its furloughs. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Marvel is Bribing People to Read Civil War on Marvel Unlimited
  2. Forbidden Planet of New York Launches GoFundMe To Survive
  3. Funko Will Be Reducing Products for the Rest of 2020
  4. Marvel Comics Furloughs Staff This Weekend
  5. Diamond Removes GEM from Three Jokers and Other DC Comics
  6. Transformers Grimlock Shows His Teeth with XM Studios
  7. Alan Gill Boycotts New DC Comics Distributors in Favour of Diamond
  8. Rick and Morty Animation Team Go Behind the Scenes of Season 4
  9. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  10. DC Comics Still Distributed by Diamond as Well as UCS and Lunar

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 Industry 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.

  • Peter Sanderson Jr.
  • Mimi Cruz of Night Flight Comics
  • Cartoonist Todd Wright.
  • Payton Gauldin letterer of Judo Girl and Ant.
  • Fabrizio Fiorentino, artist on Titans, Mystic, Final Crisis.
  • Thomas Tenney, artist on Terminator, Force Works, Night Watch.

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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.