IDW Publishing and #BackTheComeBack in The Daily LITG 21st May 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday that including the IDW Publishing firings, Diamond packages arriving and someone familiar appearing in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Welcome all, to the daily Lying In The Gutters a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive to as an e-mail here.

IDW Publishing and #BackTheComeBack in The Daily LITG 21st May 2020.
IDW Publishing and #BackTheComeBack in The Daily LITG 21st May 2020. Art from IDW.

IDW and the ten most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but with IDW Publishing making a number of employees fully redundant, a story that only Bleeding Cool has deemed worth covering, it seems. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Now IDW Publishing Lets Go Of Employees, Permanently
  2. Martha Hart and Chris Jericho Talk Death of Owen Hart, WWE Lawsuit
  3. McFarlane Toys Announces Batman: White Knight Figures Are Coming
  4. Diamond Boxes Arrive at Comic Stores, With Stickers and Letter
  5. SPOILER Makes Their Big First Appearance in Buffy #14
  6. Stargirl Series Premiere Offers Touching, Heartbreaking Easter Egg
  7. Batwoman Report: Ruby Rose Leaving Not "100-Percent Her Decision"
  8. The Orville Season 3: Seth MacFarlane Offers Production Update
  9. The Justice League Take on Darkseid in Massive Statue from XM Studios
  10. Dark Side of the Ring Season 2 Finale Examines The Death of Owen Hart

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. And we are returning to events in the flesh as well.

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.

  • Víctor Gómez Martinez, art director at Naysel Entertainment

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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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