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Rebooted Realisation tops the thirteen most-read stories yesterday
Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but yesterday it was about being rebooted, recategorised and rescheduled. Here's the eleven top stories of the day.
- More DC Characters Realise They're Rebooted (Action Comics Spoilers)
- Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel
- Virus' First Appearance is Now in Last Week's Venom #25
- Seth Rogen Finds Excellent Use for Leftover Preacher, The Boys F-Bombs
- Konami Addresses The Current State Of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play
- Transformers Optimus Prime is Ready to Roll Out with Threezero
- Thomas E. Sniegoski's Writers Commentary on Vengeance Of Vampirella #7
- Comics Folk Respond To What's Happening in America Right Now
- 4 More Comic Stores Damaged or Looted During the Protests in the USA
- The Goonies Gets A Huge 4K Blu-ray Set From Warner Bros.
- Walking Dead Universe Goes Dark as Skybound Joins BlackOut Tuesday
- Chris Jericho, Lilian Garcia Criticized for Protest Response
- Nickelodeon Went Dark For George Floyd and Some Parents Didn't Approve
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. .
- New Comics Day
- POW! Writing and Drawing Comics – Spring 2020 Online, Uptown Stories, 3pm EDT.
- Overhaul History – Comics Discussion and Character Histories, The Bomb4stic Bagman, 6.30pm EDT
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.
- Giulia Brusco, colourist on Scalped, Django Unchained, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
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