Robin King, Harley Quinn and Empyre in The Daily LITG 5th August 2020

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Robin King, Harley Quinn and Empyre in The Daily LITG 5th August 2020
Robin King, Harley Quinn and Empyre in The Daily LITG 5th August 2020

The Robin King – and the ten most-read stories on Bleeding Cool yesterday.

I know he is called The Robin King but I just want to call him Robin King. You know, of the King family who live up on the hill. Death Metal's Legends Of The Dark Knight beat Batman #96 in terms of traffic – but Empyre #4 started its run up…

  1. LEAK: Who Is The Robin King in Death Metal Anyway? (Spoilers)
  2. Something New For Harley Quinn Cosplayers in Batman #96 (Spoilers)
  3. Marvel Comics' Empyre #4 Will Make News Headlines Worldwide SPOILERS
  4. Cliff Counters: Defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders In Pokémon GO
  5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Kaitlin Olson Starts Emmys Burn War
  6. Larian Studios Warns Players About Baldur's Gate 3 Pre-Orders
  7. Baldur's Gate 3, or The Lack Of – The Daily LITG, 3rd August 2020
  8. The Pokémon GO Battle League Leaderboard Shows No One At Rank 10
  9. Power Book II: Ghost Trailer: Tariq St. Patrick Loves His Mother
  10. The Punisher Rides on in With New Marvel Legends Hasbro Set

ICYMI: five more you may prefer.

They weren't in the top ten, but they may be just what you are looking for.

  1. What Was Once Meltdown, Burns Down, In Los Angeles
  2. What Batmanhattan Means For The DC Multiverse (Death Metal Spoilers)
  3. Courtney (Simmons) Brown Quits DC for Amazon and Lord Of The Rings
  4. How DC Comics Will Bring Lucifer to a Conclusion, Revealed
  5. If The Robin King Is A Hit, What Does That Say About You? (Spoilers)

One year ago.

When Warren Ellis' Wildcats was cancelled… for different reasons than it might be today.

  1. "WILDCATS Isn't Coming Out… For Right Now, It's Cancelled" – Warren Ellis
  2. Does God Exist? Reed Richards Reveals All in Daredevil #9
  3. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia": The Gang Gets a "Guest Star" [VIDEO]
  4. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Season 6 Finale Review – They Only Do That In Comics! [SPOILERS]
  5. Will Absolute Carnage Make Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1 Canon? (UPDATE – No)
  6. They Don't Make Hulks Like They Used To – Dead Man Logan #10 [Preview]
  7. DC Comics Already Spoiled the Ending of Batman/Superman #1
  8. What Really Happened to the Guardians of the Galaxy? Old Man Quill #8 [Preview]
  9. "The Walking Dead": AMC Offering Viewers Free Season 9 for August
  10. The Real Reason Winds of Winter is So Late in Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #6 [Preview]

What's happening today…

Plenty of comic book events happening online as a handful return to going offline – such as in New Jersey today.

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 comics folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Reilly Brown, co-creator of Power Play, character Bob, Agent Of Hydra, artist on Amazing Spider-Man, Cable/Deadpool, New Warriors, and Incredible Hercules.
  • Gary Ushaw, co-creator of Mobfire.
  • Tony Puryear, co-creator of Concrete Park.
  • Andy Kuhn, artist on Marvel Adventures, Brit, TMNT.

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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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