Masticore Of Its Domain – The Daily LITG, 6th June 2020

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Masticore Of Its Domain - The Daily LITG, 6th June.
Sparkhunter Masticore, a card from Core 2021, surprising many Magic: The Gathering streamers via webcam.

Gathering of tribes, and the eleven most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, while everyone instead gets excited about Masticore, Doctor Who tweetalongs and Walking Dead messages. Here's the eleven top stories of the day.

  1. Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 News & Reveals Continue
  2. Doctor Who Lockdown Canceled: "Doesn't Seem Appropriate at This Time"
  3. The Walking Dead Has Message for Fans Bothered By Its BLM Support
  4. Spider-Man and RoboCop Get SDCC Exclusives Next From Diamond
  5. DC Comics Quits Diamond For Good, For UCS/Lunar – What About UK?
  6. Dennis Barger and Brian Hibbs Agree Over DC Quitting Diamond
  7. The Punisher Has Words For Police Who Use His Skull Logo (#13 Spoilers)
  8. Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel
  9. Marvel Comics Collections Reveal Details Of What Would Have Been
  10. Stagnant DC Sales, Diamond Plans and What Happens Next – The Gossip
  11. DC Comics Q&A On Quitting Diamond After 25 Years Exclusivity

Ten stories, one year ago

A happier, more halcyon time. Who'd have thought we'd look back on 2019 so fondly? Even if this was when Bleeding Cool first ran rumours that Vertigo was being closed and Walking Dead was coming to an end too…

  1. 'The Orville' Season X "Oh, Captains! My Captains" Goes Bold [OPINION]
  2. The Return of Blade From Marvel in 2019 – Third Time Lucky? #BringBackBlade
  3. Today's Uncanny X-Men #19 Kills the Eighth Mutant Ever Invented (Spoilers)
  4. After Twenty-Six Years, DC Comics Rumoured to Close Vertigo
  5. The Biggest, Baddest Spoilers for Tomorrow's Walking Dead #192
  6. Is This Superman's Biggest Punch Ever? Justice League #25 Spoilers…
  7. Today, We Welcome a New Member of the Justice League (#25 Spoilers)
  8. There Will Never Be A Superman – DC Comics Runs Prelude to Syfy's Krypton Season 2
  9. Those DC Vertigo Comics Shuttering Rumors, the Day After
  10.  Vampire Xander Harris Foretells the Future of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (#5 Spoilers)

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. Including The Walking Dead's Skybound Entertainments with some rare variants to flog.

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. With eleven years for us as well.

  • Nick Pitarra, artist on The Red Wing, The Manhattan Projects, Leviathan
  • Arlen Schumer, comic book historian
  • Charles Brownstein, director of the CBLDF
  • Max Bertolini, artist on Universo Alfa, Nathan Never.
  • Tyrone Tony Reed Jr, author of With Great Power.

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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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