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 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.
- Magic: The Gathering Announces Full Sleeves Secret Lair Drop
- Psych Star James Roday on Why Twin Peaks, Bobby Briggs Mattered
- Watchmen Creator Damon Lindelof Kicks Us in Our Season 2 Feels
- Marvel Comics Cancels Living Vampire, Dark Marvel and Sneaker Variants
- What Was All That About Batman Sitting Down in Harley Quinn S02E05?
- That New DC Comics Origin For The Joker in Walmart Batman Giant #5
- Mahmud Asrar Returns to X-Men, Takes Over From Leinil Yu
- Breaking Social Distancing Rules? The Walking Dead Knows Who You Are
- Pedro Pascal Talks Community, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Role and More
- 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.
- Rumour – Tom King Taken Off Batman? Last Issue Will Be #85?
- The Walking Dead Introduces Sheriff Kapoor – a Replacement For Rick? (Spoilers)
- The Morning After… The Tom King Batman News Broke
- DC Comics Gay Kiss Featured on Marvel Comics #1000 Cover
- Wanna See 4 Netflix's Upcoming 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Photos?!
- Batman's Tom King Thanks His Readers For Their Support
- Who Is Leviathan? And What Might It Have To Do With Sherlock? (POSSIBLY MAJOR SPOILERS)
- What Does Mitch Gerads Know About the Rumored End of Tom King's Batman Run?
- A New Wally West Comic From DC to Follow Heroes In Crisis?
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.
- New DC Comics Day
- Comics in Quarantine by Nottingham Does Comics and NottingHack, 7-9pm BST
- Ultimate Comics FB Live show 7pm EDT
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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