Pokémon GO, Regal Cinemas, Cobra Kai – Daily LITG, 5th October 2020

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LITG: Pokémon GO, Regal Cinemas and Cobra Kai – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

New York NY/USA-January 5, 2020 The Regal Cinemas in Times Square in New York. Editorial credit: rblfmr / Shutterstock.com
LITG: New York NY/USA-January 5, 2020 The Regal Cinemas in Times Square in New York. Editorial credit: rblfmr / Shutterstock.com

What you were reading yesterday, the numbers don't lie.

  1. Full Niantic Fifth Birthday Event Timed Research In Pokémon GO
  2. Cobra Kai Posts Season 3 Teaser That Will Not Make Miguel Fans Happy
  3. Pokémon GO Celebrates Niantic's Fifth Birthday With Sunday Event
  4. Regal Cinema Will Close All 543 Venues in the US
  5. Funko Gives Tone Deaf Response To NYCC Lottery Debacle
  6. Victory Road Results – EC3 Continues to Torment Poor Moose
  7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Rob McElhenney Goes Dennis on Trump
  8. Complete Fashion Week Raid Rotation In Pokémon GO
  9. Batman Designed by Todd McFarlane Exclusive to Walmart Goes Live
  10. The Stand: Randall Flagg Teaser Honors Stephen King Novel's 42nd Anniv

ICYMI: five more you may prefer from yesterday,

Just in case you wanted to read more about the actual comics.

  1. The Very Secret Origin Of Comic Store In Your Future
  2. Three Jokers Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List
  3. Rose Mortleman, A Cartoon Life, November 1931 – August 2020 
  4. Abrams Picks Up Meggie Ramm's The Adventures of Batcat Graphic Novels
  5. Retailers Get Todd McFarlane B&W Chadwick Boseman Spawn #311 Cover

One year ago, it was DC Timeline

They didn't mean it to get out. But Bleeding Cool had eagle eyes. And we started to see exactly what the new DC Comics Timeline was all about, as New York Comic Con was going on and 5G was becoming clearer.

  1. Exclusive: The Full DC Comics New Continuity Timeline – Including Crisis, New 52, Rebirth and Doomsday Clock – As Shown at #NYCC
  2. Wonder Woman, First Superhero of the DC Universe- Breaking Down the First 25 Years of the New DC Timeline
  3. James Gunn Fires Back at Martin Scorsese for Trashing Marvel Movies
  4. Donny Cates Takes Over Thor in 2020 with Nic Klein and Matt Wilson
  5. Chris Claremont in Talks with Marvel About New X-Men Project with Salvador Larroca
  6. Umbrella Academy Was the Second Most-Watched Netflix Show Of 2019
  7. Marvel Creative Ch-Ch-Changes to Tony Stark: Iron Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Sword Master, Captain America and Loki
  8. Ah, DC Comics, So This is What 5G is Then…
  9. Al Ewing and Juann Cabal Launch New Guardians of the Galaxy Team in January
  10. Sorry Todd Phillips But Woke Culture Didn't Kill Comedy
  11. The Insanely Big After-Party List of New York Comic Con 2019 #NYCC (UPDATE)
  12. "Reprisal": Abigail Spencer Thrills As "Timeless" Femme Fatale [TRAILER]
  13. Tom King Drops Double Figure F-Bombs at the DC Nation Panel at #NYCC
  14. Noir Spider-Man Teams Up With Spider-Ham In Iron Studios Statue
  15. New Star Wars Funko Pops Coming to a Galaxy Near You
  16. "Supernatural" Season 15: Sam & Dean vs… Daddy Issues! [Preview]
  17. Even More Dial H for Hero and Wonder Twins to Look Forward to – and a Crossover With Young Justice
  18. Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods Debut Iron Man 2020 with Arno Stark
  19. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Launch 4-Issue Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey at DC Black Label
  20. A New Star Wars #1 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz, Darth Vader #1 by Greg Pak and Raffaele Ienco from Marvel, Set After Empire Strikes Back
  21. Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, Well-Bee Create Earth X Prequel, Marvels X
  22. Felicia Day Compares Herself to Herpes, Fungus and Glitter – Welcome to New York Comic Con #NYCC
  23. "My Little Pony" & "Magic: The Gathering" Crossover Planned
  24. Long Read: A Great Big Doomsday Clock/DC Comics Conspiracy Theory
  25. Marvel Comics Adds More Pages to A Bunch of Collections – And Switches Some Around
  26. Terrific Production LLC Wages War on Comics Establishment
  27. DC Reveals First Look at Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Doc Shaner's Strange Adventures
  28. Will Marvel Announce a Chris Claremont X-Men Comic on Saturday at NYCC?
  29. Jody to Announce Doctor Who Year Two Details of Familiar Faces at NYCC
  30. Marvel Cancels Orders For Stuart Immonen Monograph

LITG: What's happening today

Plenty of comic book events happening online as a handful return to going offline.

LITG: Comic book industry birthdays

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

  • Atom Freeman, comics PR
  • Pop Mhan, co-creator of Spyboy.
  • Graeme McMillan, founder of Fanboy Rampage, comics journalist for THR.
  • Jeff Nicholson, creator of Ultra Klutz, Through the Habitrails, Father & Son, and Colonia.

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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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