Night Court to Nightmare Machine – The Daily LITG, 3rd of May 2021

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Night Court to Nightmare Machine – The Daily LITG, 3rd of May 2021

The world keeps turning, and America is beginning to heal from all the burns. Even if a few scabs need pulling off first.

  1. Night Court: Melissa Rauch Joins John Larroquette for NBC Series Pilot
  2. What We Do in the Shadows Drives Stake Into Heart of Season 3 Filming
  3. First Look: Jonathan Kent As The New Superman in Superman #1
  4. Dark Side of the Ring Season 3 "Brian Pillman" Part 1 Now Available
  5. Star Wars Becomes a Real Comic – War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha
  6. Here's How To Get Shiny Smeargle In Pokémon GO
  7. Marvel Universe Shaken to Foundations in Heroes Reborn #1 [Preview]
  8. All 64 Designs For The X-Men's Hellfire Gala This Summer
  9. Six Marvel Omnibus Collections For January and February 2022
  10. Rick and Morty Venture Through The Eternal Nightmare Machine

ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

LITG one year ago – Fan First Friday, Frankenstein

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, With more from our Hasbro Star Wars, Danny Boyle Frankenstein and Umbrella Academy.

  1. Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Collectibles for Fan First Friday
  2. Danny Boyle's Frankenstein Proves Most Intense Adaptation Yet: Review
  3. The Umbrella Academy Star Justin Min Posts Hargreeves Family Reunion
  4. DC Comics Explain Why It's New Comic Book Tuesday Now
  5. Doctor Who: Steven Moffat On That 2008 Future Doctor Everyone Missed
  6. Daniel Bryan Had Other Options But Brie Bella Made Him Sign With WWE
  7. American Horror Story Star Leslie Jordan Shares Lady Gaga Set Story
  8. Rick Gives Goomby The Jerry Treatment in New Rick and Morty Clip
  9. Marvel Comics Missing In Action Until At Least Mid-July
  10. Jim Ross Returns to AEW Dynamite Next Week, Will Relocate to Florida

LITG two years ago, Chewbacca, Krull, Sonic

  1. Peter Mayhew, Gentle Giant Behind 'Star Wars' Chewbacca, Passes at 74
  2. The OTHER Marvel Thing The Russo Brothers Would Come Back For- 'Krull'
  3. 'Sonic' Director Vows to Redesign Character Following Criticism
  4. How Toxic Masculinity Killed (SPOILERS) in Uncanny X-Men
  5. What's Up With Venom In War Of The Realms #3 Then? (Spoilers)

Comic book birthdays today

There may still not be much of a party atmosphere right now. It all depends on which state you are living in. But comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Bill Sienkiewicz – New Mutants, Big Numbers, Elektra Assassin, Stray Toasters
  • Adam Hughes, artist on Gen 13, Wonder Woman
  • Dennis O'Neill – Batman, Green Arrow/Green Lantern writer and lecturer
  • Will O'Mullane – former Titan Comics PR
  • John Hendrick of Big Bang Comics, Dublin
  • Enrique Lopez Lorenzana of Nancy In Hell
  • Gerardo Sandoval, of Venom, Guardians 3000, New Avengers
  • Ivan Freitas Da Costa, co-owner of CCXP, Brazil
  • Shawn Richison of Legend Of The Sunset People
  • Amber Greenlee, owner of Panel2Panel
  • Dave Sharpe, comic book letterer
  • Darren Auck, former art director at Marvel Comics
  • Chris Ulm, Malibu/DC  editor and writer, Ninja High School, Planet Of The Apes, Leather & Lace

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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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