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Return To The Ultraverse in The Daily LITG, 27th May 2023

An LITG runaround the previous day on Bleeding Cool, and the past few years as well, now with added Ultraverse.

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies, and more. The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead.  You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. And today I type this on the way to the ExCel Centre for the second day of MCM London Comic Con. If you see me there, give me a wave!

Daily LITG, 27th May 2023

The ten most popular stories yesterday

  1. Why Did Marvel Really Buy Ultraverse & Why Won't They Publish It Now?
  2. DC Announce A New Dawn Of DC Timeline, But Don't Hide Anything In It
  3. DC Comics Launches Gotham War Event Between Batman And Catwoman
  4. Amazing Spider-Man #26 Leaked Spoilers Did *Not* Come From Marvel
  5. How – And Why – Those Amazing Spider-Man #26 Spoilers Leaked
  6. Saturday Night Live: Mark Hamill Has Theory About Why He Hasn't Hosted
  7. Dave Gibbons & Pat Mills, Part Of Doctor Who's Star Beast Adaptation
  8. Amazing Spider-Man #26 Preview: Buy the Comic You Were Spoiled On
  9. Now Marvel Comics Publishes The Entire Micronauts in Omnibus Form
  10. Printwatch: Batman #900, Indigo Children, Supermassive Get More Prints

LITG: more comics stories you may prefer



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LITG: Twitter screencap

LITG one year ago, Khan-La'an

  1. Young Justice: Weisman on Those Wanting LGBTQ Content Removed
  2. The New Non-Binary Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, The Death Ranger
  3. Is There A Daredevil/Elektra Vs Punisher Coming After Dark Reign?
  4. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Featurette Addresses Khan-La'an Link
  5. Aquaman Andromeda Will Get Multiple Eisner Nominations Next Year
  6. Batman Damned Killed The Frank Miller Batman: Sin City Crossover?
  7. The Orville: Seth MacFarlane Answers Your Internet Qs; New S03 Teaser
  8. Jon Favreau Comes to Hasbro with Exclusive Star Wars Figure
  9. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 Review: Versatile Enough
  10. Manifest, Sandman, Locke & Key, Arcane & More: Geeked Week 2022 Info
  11. Star Wars Celebration: Star Wars: The High Republic Phase II Comics
  12. Lesser Evils Universe: AWA Launching Comics, Short Films, NFTs
  13. Bluestockings Digital Comics Fest Offers Events, Digital Comics Sales
  14. TMNT: The Last Ronin #5 Tops Diamond Comics Bestseller In April 2022
  15. Surprise Return In Final Arc of We Only Find Them When They're Dead
  16. Mike Richardson Thanks Comic Shops With Special Star Wars: Rebels #1
  17. Marvel Objects To "Guardians Of The Ganja" Vaping
  18. Comic House Publishes Daredevil Vs Putin In August 2022 Solicits
  19. Mikael Bergkvist Is NOA In Source Point Press August 2022 Solicits
  20. Mad Cave Studios Reboots Battlecats in August 2022 Solicits
  21. Victor Santos' Until My Knuckles Bleed- Behemoth August 2022 Solicits
  22. Khan-La'an In The Daily LITG, 26th May 2022

LITG two years ago – Slaying Demons

Demon Slayer Funko Pops - The Daily LITG, 26th of May 2021
Demon Slayer Funko Pops – The Daily LITG, 26th of May 2021

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

  1. Prodigal Son Update: Warner Bros. TV Group Confirms "Conversations"
  2. The Masked Singer Season 5 Finale: Jeong Speechless; Clues Updated
  3. Inferno By Jonathan Hickman and Mahmud Asrar? (X-Men Spoilers)
  4. Josh Williamson Was Set To Leave DC Comics Over 5G
  5. Funko Breaks the Internet With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Pops
  6. Wizards Of The Coast Teases New Magic: The Gathering Rule On Twitter
  7. Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson Tease an Ambitious The Conjuring Sequel
  8. Full DC Comics August 2021 Solicitations, Batman and the World Beyond
  9. DC to Launch New Aquaman Comic Alongside Aquaman 2 Movie
  10. DC Comics' August 2021 Solicits Frankensteined (UPDATE)
  11. WildCATS' Zealot Joins DC To Fight Wonder Woman, Kill Maxwell Lord
  12. DC Comics To Publish Sequel To Pennyworth TV Show As Comic
  13. Batman Goes Global in September's Batman: The World Anthology
  14. DC to Launch New Aquaman Comic Alongside Aquaman 2 Movie
  15. Claire's Hair by Joe Kelly and Andie Desiderio Joins Panel Syndicate
  16. Dirty Plotte's Julie Doucet Returns To Comics With Time Zone J
  17. Dominic Cummings References Spider-Man-Pointing Meme To Parliament
  18. Sorry WandaVision, It's All About Mephisto In Heroes Reborn (Spoilers)
  19. AWA Launches Not All Robots in August 2021 Solicitations
  20. Demon Slayer Funko Pops – The Daily LITG, 26th of May 2021
  21. Source Point Press Launch Suicide Jockeys #1 in August 2021 Solicits

LITG three years ago – Christian Cooper

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, but yesterday it was all about former Marvel Comics writer and editor, Christian Cooper and his confrontation with Amy Cooper – no relation. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Marvel Comics' Christian Cooper In Central Park Racial Confrontation
  2. Watchmen Creator Damon Lindelof Kicks Us in Our Season 2 Feels
  3. Legend of Korra Cast Returns for Second Dark Horse Comic Book Reading
  4. Psych Star James Roday on Why Twin Peaks, Bobby Briggs Mattered
  5. Magic: The Gathering Announces Full Sleeves Secret Lair Drop
  6. What Was All That About Batman Sitting Down in Harley Quinn S02E05?
  7. Where In The World is Batman/Catwoman by Tom King and Clay Mann?
  8. Marvel Comics Cancels Living Vampire, Dark Marvel and Sneaker Variants
  9. Norman Reedus: Walking Dead Season 10 Finale Goes Game of Thrones
  10. That New DC Comics Origin For The Joker in Walmart Batman Giant #5

LITG four years ago – Miller Time

From a time when whether or not Frank Miller's Superman Year One was or was not in the same continuity as the Dark Knight Returns was our biggest concern.

  1. American Horror Story': Billie Lourd Confirms 'AHS: 1984' Return [Report]
  2. 'The Walking Dead': Rick Grimes Film Update Soon, 'GoT' Finale, More
  3. Frank Miller's Superman: Year One is in Continuity With Dark Knight Returns
  4. 'Arrow' Season 8: Emily Bett Rickards on a Possible Final Season Return
  5. The Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, 25th May 2019 – "DC is Beginning to Stand for "Disaster Coming"

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.

  • Jessica Tseang, comic book historian, AMC's Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics 
  • Carrie Spiegle, comic book letterer
  • Vince Westerband, of webcomic Life In Strangeville
  • George Freeman, comics artist on Captain Canuck, Batman, Wasteland and founder of Digital Chameleon.
  • Mark Wheatley, founder of Insight Studios, writer of Breathtaker, Mars, and Blood of the Innocent.
  • Charles Santino, comics writer, adapted Ayn Rand's Anthem.
  • Andrew Dabb, comics writer on Ghostbusters: Legion, Happydale: Devils in the Desert, Atomika, G.I. Joe, Dungeon and Dragons, Slices and TV show Supernatural.
  • Felix Serrano, comics colourist
  • Richard Isanove, comics colourist
  • Ian Gould, comics retailer, Ace Comics & Games
  • Hart Fisher, writer of Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer
  • Todd Mulrooney, artist on Narcopolis: Continuum

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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