Happy Birthday Neal Adams – The Daily LITG 15th June 2020

The world seems like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but fandom still brings us together. Or at least gives us someone to unite against. 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. That included sad news collating comic book stores closures – but also one making an impressive move. Today he means celebrating the life of another comic book store owner, Neal Adams. 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.

Closing comic book stores and the ten most-read stories yesterday

To be fair, by now I would not have been surprised by hundreds of comic book stores having. That five have chosen to in recent weeks is very sad, but either it's good news that it is comparatively so few, or is is the start of a flood of closures. Here's what else people were reading yesterday.

Happy Birthday Neal Adams - The Daily LITG 15th June 2020.
Happy Birthday Neal Adams – The Daily LITG 15th June 2020.
  1. Five Comic Book Stores Announce Permanent Closure
  2. Nickelodeon Post Fuels SpongeBob SquarePants Sexuality Speculation
  3. Emma Frost Shows Her True Colors with Iron Studios X-Men Series
  4. TMNT Gets Shell Shocked in SDCC 2020 Exclusive from Playmates
  5. Our Scooby-Doo Series Rankings: From "Ruh-Roh" to Scooby Snack-Worthy
  6. DC Rescheduled Comics Including Lois Lane and Doom Patrol Finales
  7. Transformers Battlegrounds Is Coming In October 2020
  8. Highlander Gets its First Collectible Release from Chronicle
  9. Games Workshop Announces Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus Boxed Set
  10. Brady Bunch, Get Smart and More: Does Classic TV Work For Modern Kids?

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 store opening day in the UK

Comic Book birthdays today

Happy Birthday Neal Adams - The Daily LITG 15th June 2020.
Happy Birthday Neal Adams – The Daily LITG 15th June 2020.

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.

  • Neal Adams, longstanding Batman, X-Men comic creator, publisher, comic store owner.
  • Don McGregor, Black Panther writer, co-creator of Sabre.
  • Rick Stasi, artist on Action Comics Weekly and Disney Afternoon.
  • Brent Anderson, artist on X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills and co-creator of Astro City.

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