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Give Batman A Hand in the Daily LITG, 4th of June 2023

An LITG runaround the previous day on Bleeding Cool, as well as the past four years, and just who has a birthday today as well.

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Batman wants to keep his robotic hand secret in this preview from Batman #136
Batman wants to keep his robotic hand secret in this preview from Batman #136

The ten most popular stories yesterday

  1. Batman Is Keeping His Missing Hand A Secret (Batman #136 Preview)
  2. Marvel Returns To Superior Spider-Man With Dan Slott This Autumn
  3. What's Batman Really Doing with That Robot Hand of His, Anyway?
  4. Captain America Gossip: What Future For Steve Rogers' Son? (Spoilers)
  5. McFarlane Toys Debuts Exclusive 3,000 Piece Shadow of Spawn Figure
  6. Joker: Uncovered #1 Preview: They've Finally Done It
  7. Reacher: Alan Ritchson Does Know Jack; That Jack/Roscoe Motel Scene
  8. Knight Terrors Begins In This Week's Shazam #2 (Spoilers)
  9. Doctor Who & The Companions: It Was Always a Love Story
  10. Immortal X-Men #12 Preview: Colossus Ruins Everything

LITG: more comics stories you may prefer

LITG one year ago, Dark Crisis Spoilers

Interior preview page from Dark Crisis #1
Interior preview page from 0422DC006 Dark Crisis #1 Cover, by (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Daniel Sampere, in stores Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from DC Comics
  1. DC Comics' Last-Minute Change For New Justice League In Dark Crisis
  2. New Justice League Pictures, Who's In, Who's Out (Dark Crisis Spoiler)
  3. Ms Marvel's Iman Vellani Tells Kevin Feige He Is Wrong About 616
  4. Hasbro Debuts New Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Black Series Figure
  5. Dark Crisis #1 Spoilers- What Will Deathstroke Do To The Teen Titans?
  6. Who Wants To Buy Jim Lee's X-Men #11 Double Page Spread?
  7. The Boys Season 3 Opening "Will Change Your Life": Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  8. Marvel Rains Hellfire Gala Variants on Comic Stores in July
  9. Star Wars: Jedi Survivor Vintage Collection Figure Multipack Arrives
  10. The Flash S08 Big Bad Behind Iris' Time Sickness; Justice U Update
  11. Blue Beetle Powers Up in Blue Beetle #2, Up for Auction
  12. Rebo, the Disney Dictator from Saturn in Future Comics, at Auction
  13. Seven Secrets #18 Preview: Series Finale to Blow Minds, Reveal All
  14. Jim Benton Creates Fann Club: Batman Squad Graphic Novel
  15. DC To Publish DC Pride 2022 Day & Date on DC Universe Infinite
  16. Bruce Wayne: Not Super Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs & Berat Pekmezci
  17. PrintWatch: Spider-Man, Avengers, Legion Of X, Punisher Second Prints
  18. Marvel Gives Retailers 5% Backlist Discount With Penguin Random House
  19. After 33 Years, Bernie Mireault's The Jam Finally Gets Collected
  20. From Brotherman to Batman at New York's Society Of Illustrators
  21. Jim Lee's X-Men #11 in the Daily LITG 3rd of June 2022

LITG two years ago – Captain Rex Wants You

Captain Rex Returns To War With Star Wars Black Series Re-Release
LITG Credit: Hasbro

Captain Rex rises to the top. And anything mentioning Prodigal Son gets a bump…

  1. Captain Rex Returns To War With Star Wars Black Series Re-Release
  2. Wolverine vs Deathlok – First Look Inside Marvel's FCBD Avengers
  3. Prodigal Son Making Its Return – The Daily LITG, 29th of May 2021
  4. The Returning Prodigal Son – The Daily LITG, 28th May 2021
  5. Scarlet Witch Will Have a Reworked Accent in Doctor Strange Sequel
  6. Neil Gaiman on Where to Start Sandman; Brief Delirium Casting Update
  7. First Full Appearance of Phantom Ranger… But That's Not All
  8. Funko Debuts New Target Exclusive Star Wars Retro Series Pops
  9. Quantum, A New Bearer Of The Infinity Gems. Stones. Whatever.
  10. Pokémon GO Battle League Season 8: Great League Meta June 2021
  11. SCOOP: Red Thorn, a DC/Vertigo Comic, Being Adapted For Television
  12. Solo Movie Comic Sells For $35 On eBay – War Of The Bounty Hunters
  13. Confirmed: DC Connect #14 Catalog Returns To Print
  14. Marc Bernardin & Ariela Kristantina Create Adora And The Distance OGN
  15. UPS Delays To Comic Stores – Especially In Southern California
  16. PrintWatch: Basilisk, Locust, Made In Korea Get Second Prints
  17. Scales & Scoundrels: Popular All-Ages Fantasy Comic Now at TKO Studios
  18. Lunar Distribution To Move To New Warehouse, Delays For 3 Weeks
  19. Spawn Universe Dominates Advance Reorders Chart
  20. Midnight At Krakoa – The Daily LITG, 3rd of June 2021

LITG three years ago today – Punisher and the Police

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but it was still about being rebooted, recategorised and rescheduled. And in third place was a story from three years ago that featured the Punisher having words for police who use his skull logo. Here's the ten top stories of the day.

  1. More DC Characters Realise They're Rebooted (Action Comics Spoilers)
  2. Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel
  3. The Punisher Has Words For Police Who Use His Skull Logo (#13 Spoilers)
  4. Seth Rogen Finds Excellent Use for Leftover Preacher, The Boys F-Bombs
  5. The Walking Dead Has Message for Fans Bothered By Its BLM Support
  6. Star Trek Facepalm Arrives at Diamond Select for SDCC 2020
  7. Konami Addresses The Current State Of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play
  8. Masters Of The Universe Origins Figure Photos Debut Online
  9. Where In The World (Or Krakoa) Is Moira MacTaggert?
  10. DC Cancelled Comics Available in Walmart – and eBay

LITG four years ago – innocent times

A happier, more halcyon time. Who'd have thought we'd look back on 2019 so fondly?

  1. Sugar Pine 7 Announced Their Channel Has Been Canceled
  2. Jordan White Trashes X-Men Event Decimation
  3. BTS – When London Wembley Made Them Cry, Singing 'Young Forever'
  4. Does Batman #72 Rewrite Tom King's Batman History? [Preview]
  5. First Season of SHOWTIME's "Kingkiller Chronicle" Script is Complete, Says Showrunner

Comic book birthdays today

Comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Tim Pilcher, author of How Comics Work and Comic Book Babylon, co-owner of Soaring Penguin Press
  • Wendy Pini, co-creator of ElfQuest
  • Michal Jacot, cartoonist.
  • Josef Rubinstein, comic book inker.
  • DeAndre' Truesdale, creator of Murderman.

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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