Jesse James, Naked Bane, Yen Press – The Daily LITG 22nd April 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is being absorbed in this time of trial. Yesterday, as well as the words of Jesse James, we caught up with Yen Press going ahead as normally as they can. 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.

The official cover for A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga, Vol. 1 published by Yen Press.
The official cover for A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga, Vol. 1 published by Yen Press.

Jesse James, Yen Press and the 10 Most-Read Stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as the Diamond distribution monopoly of the direct market was shattered by DC Comics. At least there is normality from Yen Press. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Jesse James "Under Attack For Selling Comics"
  2. Yen Press Announces May 2020 Manga and Light Novel Solicitations
  3. Evangelion Activates Beast Mode with New Infinity Studio Statue
  4. Comics Publishers Blindsided By DC Comics Distribution Punchline
  5. Cinderella Gets a New Statue from the J. Scott Campbell Collection
  6. Batman McFarlane Toys Figure Gets a Special Classic Variant
  7. Exclusive: Secrets of the WWE Smackdown Hacker Revealed
  8. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode Titles Feed Our Speculation
  9. DOOM Eternal Composer Mick Gordon Is Angry With Bethesda
  10. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List

Tom King and naked Bane, one year ago

The past is a foreign country, they do things differently over there. The obsessions of a year ago see, so strange to the denizens of the pandemic apocalypse.

  1. Tom King Explains Why Bane Loves to Get Naked, Promises More Naked Bane
  2. New Identities for Captain America, Captain Marvel and Thor in Avengers Endgame Tie-In for FCBD 2019 (Spoilers)
  3. What's Happening With Doomsday Clock Hardcover?
  4. First Image of New Selina Kyle from Gotham Finale is Uncanny
  5. Comic Store In Your Future – 17 Hot Comics Right Now

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.

Comic Book Industry birthdays, today

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. Or if there is, the police will come and shut you down. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Bryan Hitch, co-creator of The Authority, artist on The Batman's Grave.
  • Elaine Lee, writer/colourist of Starstruck comics, as well as Ragman, Saint Sinner, Indiana Jones, BrainBanx
  • Yanick Paquette, of Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing and Batman
  • Dirk Wood of IDW Publishing
  • Jeremy Clark of Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Comics journalist, Paul Miranda
  • Dave Land, Dark Horse editor
  • Santi Guillen of webcomic Mind Palace
  • Don Mathias, of Peanizles comic strip

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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