Pokémon GO, Supernatural and Funko – The Daily LITG, 8th October 2020

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LITG: Pokémon GO, Supernatural and Funko – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

Giratina, Drifloon, and Spiritomb in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
LITG: Giratina, Drifloon, and Spiritomb in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

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

  1. The Ghosts of Pokémon GO: Halloween Is Coming
  2. Supernatural Fans Get Preview of Jared Padalecki's Cordell Walker Look
  3. All of the Walmart Con 2020 Exclusive Funko Pop Reveals
  4. Yamask Has Returned For October's Events In Pokémon GO
  5. Dave Bautista, Ken Jeong to Team Up Against John Cena & Donald Trump
  6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Dee "Honor" Exactly What We Expected
  7. Pokémon GO & Niantic Launch Local Business Recovery Initiative
  8. Nightwing and Fourth World Collections Cancelled By DC Comics
  9. Batman #100 – How Punchline Gets Away With It (Spoilers)
  10. DC Comics Delays Collections And Omnibuses Into Late 2021 and 2022

ICYMI: ten more you may prefer from yesterday,

Just in case you wanted to read more about the actual comics. And not just Batman #100.

  1. DC Comics Will Continue To Be Distributed By Diamond UK In 2021
  2. Chadwick Boseman Spawn #311 Sells 150,000, Will Crossover Match It?
  3. James Tynion IV Advertises Razorblades In DC Mature Readers Comics
  4. Giga #1 Gets 28,000+ Orders From Vault Comics
  5. Allegations Of Fraud Raised In Comicsgate Trademark Battle
  6. Counting Down Even More Swords In X Of Swords Today (Spoilers)
  7. No Reprints On Misprinted Walter Simonson Mighty Thor Artisan Edition
  8. Reading Up On Mad Jim Jaspers And The Fury In X Of Swords (Spoilers)
  9. They're Letting Anyone Pick Up Mjolnir These Days – Thor #8 Spoilers
  10. Terry Moore Will Host Pre-order for New Graphic Novel Ever on Monday

One year ago, Harley Quinn was getting a new beau.

And no one guessed it was Booster Gold.

  1. Jonathan Kent To Be The New Superman For DC Comics?
  2. Gossip: Wonder Woman Will Be the First to be Replaced in DC Comics' 5G?
  3. Interview: D&D-Inspired Clothing Line Cantrip
  4. Gossip: Luke Fox, Jonathan Kent – What DC Comics' 5G is All About
  5. Harley Quinn Has a New Lover at DC – One That No One Will Be Able To Guess
  6. David Tennant's Doctor Who to Meet Jodie Whittaker's Doctor in 2020 – in the Comics
  7. Check Out New "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor" Gameplay
  8. 5 Things WWE Must Do Tonight on Raw to Save Itself After the Hell in a Cell Fiasco [Spoilers]
  9. Frank Cho is a Little Late for His Outrage at New York Comic Con
  10. Over Three Hundred Cosplay Shots from New York Comic Con's Final Day, Sunday #NYCC

While two years ago Toys R US was teasing…

And the Stan Lee situation was getting even more complex.

  1. Toys R Us Tweets They Might Be Returning, Online Rage Ensues
  2. Stan Lee Issues Statement About Keya Morgan's 'Hostage Videos' to Bleeding Cool
  3. Nintendo Switch Will Be Getting New Hardware in 2019
  4.  Based on Trailer, Mark Millar Says Aquaman is Decades Better Than Marvel Cinematic Universe
  5. John Byrne Says He Would Be Back at Marvel if C.B. Cebulski Shook His Hand

LITG: What's happening today

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

  • The Art of the Novel: A Graphic Novel Workshop Series, hosted by Roeliff Jansen Community Library. Cartoonist Barbara Slate will be leading a FREE four-class Zoom workshop on how to create a graphic novel, write a character study, focus on the narrative of the story, and create layouts. No experience or drawing skills are necessary to participate. 11pm UTC+1
  • Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel Book Club, Hosted by Sienna Branch Library, Missouri City. This month, we will be discussing Firefly Vol. 1: The Unification War Part One by Greg Pak. This title is available only through Hoopla. 10pm UTC+1

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.

  • Comic book colourist Moose Baumann.

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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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