Heroes Wear Masks on The Daily LITG, 5th July 2020

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Heroes Wear Masks on The Daily LITG, 5th July 2020.
Heroes Wear Masks on The Daily LITG, 5th July 2020.

DC Comics Mask Up

It was all about DC Comics characters masking up yesterday with a touch of Funko and Transfomers/Back To The Future crossovers.

  1. The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Stargirl, and Arrow Go Pro-Mask
  2. Square Enix Brings Back Their Marvel Universe Variant Figures
  3. Funko Unveils the Shared Retailer List for All SDCC 2020 Reveals
  4. Why Empyre Is Spelled With a Y – And Four Other Major Spoilers
  5. The New NECA Rhino Alien Figure is Terrifyingly Awesome
  6. Warrior Nun: Dora is the Lesbian Grunge 90s Buffy We Always Wanted
  7. Lucifer's Tom Ellis and Other Future Stars Who Guested on Doctor Who
  8. The Umbrella Academy Season 2: Meet Lila; Five's Super-Caffeinated
  9. Diablo II Gets a New Devilish Bust from Blizzard Entertainment
  10. Booker T Wants a Tessa Blanchard, Charlotte Flair, Brooke Hogan 3-Way

What were people reading, one year ago.

A year ago, the Punisher spoke out about police using his logo, in quite a forthright fashion.

  1. The Punisher Has Words For Police Who Use His Skull Logo (#13 Spoilers)
  2. Doom Slayer Figure Fully Revealed by McFarlane Toys
  3. "The Nevers": Joss Whedon Signals Start on Upcoming HBO Sci-Fi Drama
  4. Could Immortal Hulk #20 and The Green Lantern #9 Suggest a DC/Marvel Comics Crossover
  5. They Did What to Juggernaut? They Did What to Emma Frost? They Did What to Humanity? Uncanny X-Men #21 Spoilers

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.

The Daily LITG, 5th July 2020

  • Afropolitan Comics Workshop: Personal Storytelling, Live Video by French Institute of South Africa – IFAS Culture and National Arts Festival Makhanda, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM UTC+02

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.

  • Gary Spencer Millidge, creator of Strangehaven
  • Ian Edginton, writer on X-Force, Scarlet Traces, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and Leviathan.
  • Davey Candlish, publisher of Paragon.
  • Steven Sanders artist on Throwaways, SWORD, Wolverine, Infinity: The Hunt.
  • Joe Khachadourian, writer and executive editor at MightyVille
  • James Lawrence, writer/artist on The Waste.
  • Steve Biasi, comic book inker.
  • Geraldo Borges, artist on Angel, Adventure Comics, Nova, Philosopher Rex, Nightwing, Wonder Woman.
  • Danny Djeljosevic, writer of Ghost Engine, Panic Kids Final Derby, and Kids Rule.

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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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