Seth McFarlane, Michael Sheen, Aquaman – Daily LITG August 14th 2020

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Seth McFarlane, Michael Sheen and Aquaman and the ten most-read stories yesterday.

The big changes that have led to DC Comics layoffs were confirmed, as we started to see initial impacts, but Aquaman leaving us would have been too soon — and part of something bigger.

  1. The Orville Creator Seth MacFarlane Is Going to "War" with NBCU
  2. Supernatural: Michael Sheen Greets Misha Collins with Castiel Cosplay
  3. DC Comics to Cancel Aquaman With #65 In November
  4. The Office is Getting a New Wave of Funko Pops with Exclusives
  5. Evidence Of A DC Change Already – Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy
  6. DC Comics Layoff Details Confirmed By Letter From Letterer
  7. Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird's TMNT Last Ronin Delayed With Big Changes
  8. Stargirl, White Canary Get Their Turn; Jim Lee Designs DC's Trinity
  9. Detective Comics #1027 Is Not The Thousandth Batman Issue…
  10. Ric Grayson No More – Nightwing Gets His Memory Back Next Month

ICYMI: Five more you may prefer.

A number of these landed last night but, especially for DC layoffs, will have a major impact.

  1. DC Comics Appoints New General Manager to Start In Mid-September
  2. The Hägar The Horrible Strip That Inspires Joe Biden Every Day
  3. Boom Orders Retailers Destroy Faithless II #2 Second Printing
  4. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Pulp Sells Out Through Amazon
  5. In One Month Netflix Tripled Old Guard's Lifetime Comic Book Sales

One year ago.

I wonder if shoplifting is down in this time of shutdown and pandemic?

  1. New Youngblood Publisher Will Meet Alan Moore's Conditions, No Matter How Outrageous
  2. The Thief Who Tried to Sell Comics Back to the Store She Robbed Them From
  3. Can Moira MacTaggert's Multiple Lives Explain The Dead X-Men? [X-ual Healing 8-7-13]
  4. "The Boys" Season 2: Karl Urban's Looking a Little "Butcher'd" [IMAGE]
  5. Twitch Employees To Openly Testify In Phantoml0rd Lawsuit
  6. Marvel Comics' November 2019 Solicitations For #DawnOfX X-Men, X-Force, New Mutants, Fallen Angels, Marauders and Excalibur
  7. Tomorrow's Captain Marvel #9 – Not The Comic Some Speculators Thought it Might Be (Spoilers)
  8. Marvel TV's Loeb: "Adventure into Fear," Howard the Duck, Netflix & More!
  9. Marvel Comics Brings Back the Die-Cut Cover to JJ Abrams' Spider-Man #1
  10. Tarantino Responds to Bruce Lee Depiction Criticism in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
  11. Should We Brush Up On Our Phalanx Before Reading Tomorrow's Powers Of X #2? (Potential Spoilers)

What's happening today…

Seth McFarlane, Michael Sheen, Aquaman – Daily LITG August 14th 2020

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

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.

  • James Hodgkins/Jimmy Broxton, artist on Saucer Country.
  • Gary O'Donnell, artist on FutureQuake.
  • Tim Daniel, comics colourist
  • Drew Bittner, comics editor.

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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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