The Punisher and The Police in The Daily LITG, 4th June 2020

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The Punisher and The Police in The Daily LITG, 4th June 2020.
The Punisher and The Police in The Daily LITG, 4th June 2020.

Punisher and the police, in the ten most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but yesterday it was still about being rebooted, recategorised and rescheduled. But in third place was a story from a year ago that featured the Punisher having words for police who use his skull logo. Here's the ten top stories of the day.

  1. More DC Characters Realise They're Rebooted (Action Comics Spoilers)
  2. Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel
  3. The Punisher Has Words For Police Who Use His Skull Logo (#13 Spoilers)
  4. Seth Rogen Finds Excellent Use for Leftover Preacher, The Boys F-Bombs
  5. The Walking Dead Has Message for Fans Bothered By Its BLM Support
  6. Star Trek Facepalm Arrives at Diamond Select for SDCC 2020
  7. Konami Addresses The Current State Of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play
  8. Masters Of The Universe Origins Figure Photos Debut Online
  9. Where In The World (Or Krakoa) Is Moira MacTaggert?
  10. DC Cancelled Comics Available in Walmart – and eBay

Five stories, one year ago

A happier, more halcyon time. Who'd have thought we'd look back on 2019 so fondly?

  1. Sugar Pine 7 Announced Their Channel Has Been Canceled
  2. Jordan White Trashes X-Men Event Decimation
  3. BTS – When London Wembley Made Them Cry, Singing 'Young Forever'
  4. Does Batman #72 Rewrite Tom King's Batman History? [Preview]
  5. First Season of SHOWTIME's "Kingkiller Chronicle" Script is Complete, Says Showrunner

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 birthdays today

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.

  • Tim Pilcher, author of How Comics Work and Comic Book Babylon, co-owner of Soaring Penguin Press
  • Wendy Pini, co-creator of ElfQuest
  • Michal Jacot, cartoonist.
  • Josef Rubinstein, comic book inker.
  • DeAndre' Truesdale, creator of Murderman.

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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