Magic: The Gathering, Sleeves Up at The Daily LITG, May 26th 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, it was all about what was up our sleeves as Magic: The Gathering came to town. As well as the mysteries of Batman sitting down and where the Joker came from. 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.

Magic: The Gathering, Sleeves Up at The Daily LITG, March 26th 2020.
Magic: The Gathering, Sleeves Up at The Daily LITG, March 26th 2020. Art from MTG.

Magic: The Gathering 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 it was all about Magic The Gathering. With just a little Twin Peaks. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Magic: The Gathering Announces Full Sleeves Secret Lair Drop
  2. Psych Star James Roday on Why Twin Peaks, Bobby Briggs Mattered
  3. Watchmen Creator Damon Lindelof Kicks Us in Our Season 2 Feels
  4. Marvel Comics Cancels Living Vampire, Dark Marvel and Sneaker Variants
  5. What Was All That About Batman Sitting Down in Harley Quinn S02E05?
  6. That New DC Comics Origin For The Joker in Walmart Batman Giant #5
  7. Mahmud Asrar Returns to X-Men, Takes Over From Leinil Yu
  8. Breaking Social Distancing Rules? The Walking Dead Knows Who You Are
  9. Pedro Pascal Talks Community, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Role and More
  10. Comics Folk React to… That Dominic Cummings Press Statement

The most-read stories from a year ago.

Man, we were so on the ball with Tom King coming off Batman, weren't we? And so off about Sheriff Kapoor.

  1. Rumour – Tom King Taken Off Batman? Last Issue Will Be #85?
  2. The Walking Dead Introduces Sheriff Kapoor – a Replacement For Rick? (Spoilers)
  3. The Morning After… The Tom King Batman News Broke
  4. DC Comics Gay Kiss Featured on Marvel Comics #1000 Cover
  5. Wanna See 4 Netflix's Upcoming 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Photos?!
  6. Batman's Tom King Thanks His Readers For Their Support
  7. Who Is Leviathan? And What Might It Have To Do With Sherlock? (POSSIBLY MAJOR SPOILERS)
  8. What Does Mitch Gerads Know About the Rumored End of Tom King's Batman Run?
  9. A New Wally West Comic From DC to Follow Heroes In Crisis?
  10. George R. R. Martin's Thoughts on 'Game of Thrones' Finale

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.

  • Tom Mandrake, artist on The Spectre, Martian Manhunter, Grimjack and Batman.
  • James Kochalka, creator of Superf*ckers

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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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