Hamilton Day – The Daily LITG, 3rd July 2020

I saw Hamilton a few years ago, back when you could do ths sort of thing, in London after booking tickets 18 months in advance. It costa fair whack but, as I later discovered, a third of what it would have cost on Broadway and we got Giles Terera as Burr which makes all the difference. Anyway, the Broadway cast version of the musical has been filmed and released on Disney Plus and is out today. So that will probably be a thing. And yes, it is basically a multiple-hour extension of the songs of Horrible Histories (which also featured Giles Terera) but that's no bad thing.

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Hamilton Day - The Daily LITG, 3rd July 2020.
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Transformers, Back To The Future, Alien, Predator and the ten most-read stories yesterday.

It was all about Transformers and Back To The Future yesterday, even beating out Marvel getting the Alien and Predator licences.

  1. Transformers X Back to the Future Gigawatt Autobot Hasbro Reveal
  2. Marvel Comics Grabs Alien and Predator Licenses From Dark Horse
  3. Riverdale Star Lili Reinhart Apologizes for Breonna Taylor Post
  4. Marvel Comics Announces Upcoming Knull Crossover Even
  5. Negan Lives in Today's The Walking Dead Comic About "The New Normal"
  6. The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Stargirl, and Arrow Go Pro-Mask
  7. Funko SDCC 2020 – Back to the Future, Silent Bob, and More
  8. Let's Take A Look At NECA's New Wave Of Toony Terrors Figures
  9. Is the Snyder Cut About to Get Joss Whedon Canceled?
  10. Konami Reveals Two More Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Releases For Late 2020

What were people reading, one year ago.

  1. (MASSIVE SPOILERS) The Walking Dead #193 Twist That No One Saw Coming? (MASSIVE SPOILERS)
  2. Robert Kirkman and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson Talk "The Walking Dead #193" (MAJOR SPOILERS)
  3. "The Orville": Seth MacFarlane's Hit Sci-Fi Series Sets Course for SDCC
  4. "Doctor Who": Jodie Whittaker, David Tennant Team for Important Mission
  5. Her Name is Rien and She's Wolverine's Daughter
  6. Sheriff Kapoor's First Appearance Will Be in The Walking Dead #193 (Spoilers)
  7. Games Workshop: Price Increases Inbound July 8th
  8. Robert Kirkman's Best-Laid Plans For The Walking Dead #200 and Beyond (Spoilers)
  9. Will Jonathan Hickman's X-Men Relaunch Be X-Rated?!
  10. Cap Fights American Nazis in Captain America and the Invaders #1 (Preview)
  11. "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" DLC Ultra Pack 1 Will Arrive On July 11th
  12. Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk #1 to Launch in October
  13. Wasteful Punishment in Punisher #13 (Preview)
  14. Dave Thorpe, the Man Who Invented Marvel's "616", Explains Where It Came From
  15. "Doctor Who": Are We Getting New "Who" Before Series 12 Premiere?

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.

Hamilton Day - The Daily LITG, 3rd July 2020.

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 comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date. With eleven years for us as well.

  • Andy Park, artist on Avengelyne, Glory/Angela, Tomb Raider, Visual Development Supervisor at Marvel Studios
  • Brian Kirsten, publisher of Brain Scan Studios.

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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.