Happy Birthday Steve Geppi – The Daily LITG, 24th January 2021

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The world keeps turning, and America is beginning to heal from all the burns.

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ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

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Two years ago, DC liquidated Action Comics #1000

And Supergirl made an impression.

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And the 101 most-read stories of 2020 right here.

LITG: Comic book industry birthdays.

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LITG: Screencap of Steve Geppi

There may still not be much of a party atmosphere right now. All depends on which state you are living in. But comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Steve Geppi, CEO, president and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors
  • Ben Morse, former Editorial Director of Marvel Digital and writer for Wizard
  • Tony Zallocco, publisher of Terrific Comics.
  • William Binderup, manager of Elite Comics, Kansas.
  • Jason Moser, creator of Death Walks The Streets and Ellium.
  • Roger Robinson, comics artist on Gotham Nights, Azrael and The Web.
  • Rafael Nieves, comics writer on Tales From The Heart, Hellstorm and Rogues.
  • Daniel Maia, artist on X.

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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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