Gerry Conway Beats Pokémon GO, The Daily LITG 25th September 2020

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LITG: Gerry Conway, Pokémon GO or John Byrne – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

Gerry Conway Beats Pokémon GO in The Daily LITG 25th September 2020
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What you were reading yesterday, the numbers don't lie.

  1. Punisher Creator Gerry Conway "Cancel Every Existing Superhero Comic"
  2. The Rarest Pokémon In Pokémon GO & Where to Find Them
  3. Transformers T-Rex Megatron Stands Mighty In New Hasbro Reveals
  4. HBO Max Rips Off John Byrne and Marvel For Suicide Squad's Peacemaker
  5. Shiny Doduo Has Been Released In Pokémon GO's New Event
  6. "Porygon Did Nothing Wrong" Says Official Pokémon Twitter
  7. Rick and Morty Emmy Shock: Rick Reveals Why He Hasn't Tackled COVID
  8. Where's Dom? – Dominic Cummings Parody of Where's Wally, Published
  9. Star Trek: Patrick Stewart Wants "Combined Universe" with Star Wars
  10. Shiny Articuno Raid Hour: Last Chance At The Icy Bird In Pokémon GO

ICYMI: five more you may prefer from yesterday,

In case you actually wanted to read more about comic books. I know, mad, right?

  1. More Delays To Marvel Comics Issues Due To Printers
  2. Hey Jim Lee, Those Were Michael Davis' Parties, Not Milestone's…
  3. Is Tom King Making The New Rorschach Alan Moore? (Spoilers)
  4. DC Comics To Have Lucius Fox Almost Be Shot By Gotham Police
  5. Diamond Asks Retailers About The Future Of Free Comic Book Day

One year ago, Guardians Of The Galaxy was being relaunched.

Admittedly it may not have been the Guardians the readers thought it was. Oops.

  1. Guardians Of The Galaxy to be Relaunched by Marvel in 2020
  2. Jonathan Hickman Defends Jean Grey's Costume in Coded Message
  3. Captain America Heading For a New #1 in 2020
  4. "Rick and Morty" Animation Prod J. Michael Mendel Passes Away, Age 54
  5. Why So Furious With the Dawn Of X Schedules?
  6. "Crisis" Management – "Smallville" Star Michael Rosenbaum Passes
  7. Will Marvel Announce Donny Cates on Thor at NYCC?
  8. Marvel Has No Plans to Scale Back Wolverine Oversaturation Anytime Soon
  9. Spencer & Locke Creator on Jim Shooter's New Image Book: "Is There A Royalty Check Coming?"
  10. What's Ryan Stegman Up to In 2020 After Absolute Carnage?
  11. George Lucas Felt Betrayed by Disney's Direction on "Star Wars"
  12. M.I.A. In HOXPOX…

Two years ago, it was back to the Batpenis

There was only one story. For days.

  1. Do You Remember… Superman's Penis?
  2. 5 Pages from Wednesday's Heroes in Crisis #1
  3. Stephen Colbert Weighs In On the Batpenis 
  4. Bumblebee Drops a New Trailer, and it Looks Incredible
  5. Batman Damned #1 Signed by Lee Bermejo Sells for $1000 

LITG: What's happening today

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

LITG: Comic book industry birthdays

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.

  • Legendary comics creator Bob Layton, founder of Valiant, co-creator of X-O Manowar
  • Dave Lizewski, who the Kick-Ass character was named after.
  • British small press comics creator Martin Hand.
  • Howard Bender, producer at Marvel and DC Comics, artist on Dial H and Superman, co-creator of Mr. Fixitt.
  • Comic book journalist, Peter Svensson.
  • Gonzalo Martinez, artist on the Darwin Faeries, Ozopolis and Time Travelling Tourist.

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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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