James Patterson Comes to The Daily LITG 25th 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. Or at least how much of 13 Reasons Why they are planning to be watching. Could James Patterson make a dent on the comic book charts? 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 it as an e-mail here.

James Patterson Comes to The Daily LITG 25th May 2020.
James Patterson Comes to The Daily LITG 25th May 2020. Image from sister, Wikicommons.

James Patterson and the ten most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but yesterday's eyes were elsewhere and here are 13 Reasons Why. James Patterson is bringing real fame to comic books though. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. 13 Reasons Why Graduating Class Yearbook Pics Hold Clues and Secrets
  2. James Patterson, World's Best-Selling Author, Writing Graphic Novel
  3. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Dance Holds Up Nicely to The Original
  4. X Of Swords Creation Followed by Stasis and Destruction – Maybe
  5. Civilization VI Is Free On The Epic Games Store, Crossplay With Steam
  6. Warhammer 40,000: Games Workshop Announces 9th Edition Rules
  7. DC Tells Diamond Retailers That Comics Will Be Late
  8. Peter Parker's Original Response to the Return of Gwen Stacy
  9. Nightmare Before Christmas Gets "Best Of" Figures from Diamond
  10. Diamond Comic Distributors, Now With Added Bubble Wrap

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.

  • Barry Windsor-Smith, creator of Weapon X.
  • Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo.
  • Sal Velluto, artist on Power Pack, Moon Knight, Flash and The Phantom.
  • Marc Hempel, creator of Gregory, artist on Sandman.

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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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