No More Target Trading Cards From Today – Daily LITG, 14th May 2021

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

Target No Longer Trading In Cards - The Daily LITG, 13th of May 2021
LITG: Photo by Joshua Nelson.
  1. Target Stores To Halt Sales Of All Trading Cards From May 14th Forward
  2. Doctor Who: Time Fracture Removes John Barrowman from Production
  3. Why Bad Idea Dropped Another Comic Book Store
  4. Big Changes to Doctor Doom in Guardians of the Galaxy & FF (Spoilers)
  5. Planet-Sized X-Men Will Change The Marvel Universe In June
  6. Ellen DeGeneres Ending Talk Show; Addresses "The Culture Today"
  7. eBay Changes Categories, Comics Collectors Despair
  8. Target Employee Tells Us About Trading Card Customers From Hell
  9. J Scott Campbell Invites All To "Fix" His Covers as eBay Explodes
  10. Prodigal Son Preview Promises Series Finale Viewers Never Saw Coming
  11. J Scott Campbell "Fixes" His Critics Over Mary Jane Image
  12. Wal-Mart Allegedly Suspending Trading Card Game Sales

ICYMI: more you may prefer from yesterday.

In case you fancied more LITG about comic books.

LITG one year ago – Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, steeped in Poison Ivy, Batsignals, New Warriors and more.

  1. Batman Gets a New Ability in The Three Jokers, Out on August 25th
  2. Sam Humphries Says DC Won't Let Him Use Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn
  3. The Comic Store That Ordered 500 Copies of Marvel's New Warriors #1
  4. Looks Like Steam Is Getting A Loyalty Rewards System
  5. More Marvel Digital-Only Trades – Nuff Said?
  6. BBC Releases Doctor Who, Blake's Seven Set Shots for Zoom Backgrounds
  7. Joker is Ready for His Spotlight with Prime 1 Studio and Blitzway
  8. Here's How To Get Every Single Issue of The Walking Dead for Just $18
  9. The Sandman Audio Adapt: James McAvoy as Morpheus, All-Star Cast
  10. Harley Quinn Loves Booster Gold… To Death?
  11. When Your Movie is Canned After 4 Years Work, Write a Song About It

LITG two years ago –  the big Batman change that never was

Maybe it's time to ask Tom King about that story again.

  1. DC Comics and Warners to Change Batman 'For a Generation or More' – Tom King
  2. Netflix Vs Marvel Over What If?
  3. Kevin Smith's 17-Year-Delayed Daredevil Comic is Still in the Works…
  4. We're Not Sure How We Feel About the 'Game of Thrones' Series Finale Teaser
  5. Separated at Birth: Lucca Comics 2019 Poster by Barbara Baldi

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.

  • Nicola Barrucci, owner of Dynamite Entertainment and Dynamic Forces
  • Jonathan Christopher Matthewson, comics creator
  • David Chelsea, autobiographical comic creator
  • Dave Taylor, artist on Batman, Judge Dredd, Force Works
  • Gabriel Vetusto of Comics Z2
  • Karalyn Johnson, illustrator, sculptor, multimedia artist, guerrilla marketer, technical expert and technical consultant to the art supply industry.
  • Josh Baker, comics historian
  • Jeffrey Allan Boman, comics journalist
  • Eric Jason Ratcliffe, host/presenter of Why I Love Comics

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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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