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Still All About Batman's Hand in the Daily LITG, 5th of June 2023

Another LITG runaround the previous day on Bleeding Cool, and its obsession with the status of Batman's missing hand.

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Batman wants to keep his robotic hand secret in this preview from Batman #136
Batman wants to keep his robotic hand secret in this preview from Batman #136

The ten most popular stories yesterday

  1. Batman Is Keeping His Missing Hand A Secret (Batman #136 Preview)
  2. NECA Embraces the Way of the Turtle with New TMNT Releases
  3. Firings, Quittings and Valnet Fallout at Comic Book Resources
  4. DC Comics To Start Using Legacy Numberings On Long-Running Comics
  5. Marvel Returns To Superior Spider-Man With Dan Slott This Autumn
  6. What's Batman Really Doing with That Robot Hand of His, Anyway?
  7. Reacher: Alan Ritchson Does Know Jack; That Jack/Roscoe Motel Scene 
  8. McFarlane Toys Debuts Exclusive 3,000 Piece Shadow of Spawn Figure
  9. Doctor Who & The Companions: It Was Always a Love Story
  10. Knockturnal Creatures? How DC Comics Will Collect Knight Terrors

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LITG one year ago, The Boys

Jeffrey Dean Morgan might just end up in The Boys season 3 (Images: Amazon Prime Video/WarnerMedia)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan might just end up in The Boys season 3 (Images: Amazon Prime Video/WarnerMedia)
  1. The Boys Season 3 Opening "Will Change Your Life": Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  2. Marvel To Debut A Brand New Spider-Man Costume In Fortnite
  3. New Justice League Pictures, Who's In, Who's Out (Dark Crisis Spoiler)
  4. Those Who Said No To Joining New Justice League (Dark Crisis Spoilers)
  5. Nihilego If The Surprise Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Sunday Raid Boss
  6. Sandman, Umbrella Academy, Wednesday & More: Geeked Week Update
  7. DC Comics' Last-Minute Change For New Justice League In Dark Crisis
  8. Pre-Orders For Newest Star Wars Archive Collection Have Arrived
  9. Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Astral Radiance In June 2022
  10. Hasbro Reveals Transformers Shattered Glass Autobot Blaster
  11. Those Who Said No To Joining New Justice League (Dark Crisis Spoilers)
  12. Sins Of The Black Flamingo Thank FOC It's Saturday, 4th of June 2022
  13. Dragon vs. Unicorn, Choose-Your-Own Graphic Novel Debut by P.J. Hoover
  14. Dave Roman Sells Three Unicorn Boy Graphic Novels To First Second
  15. Joan Holub & Rafael Rosado Create New Superhero Graphic Novel Fart Boy
  16. Dark Crisis Spoilers in the Daily LITG, 4th of June 2022

LITG two years ago – Jensen Ackles Shows Off His Boys

The Daily LITG, 5th of June 2021
LITG: Jensen Ackles Shows Off His Boys – screencap

  1. The Boys: Jensen Ackles Shows Off Soldier Boy Bod; Misses SPN Flannel
  2. Neil Gaiman on Where to Start Sandman; Brief Delirium Casting Update
  3. GI Joe Classified Live Stream Reveals: Timber, BBQ, Exclusive Reissues
  4. Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti's Inferno From Marvel Comics
  5. Prodigal Son Making Its Return – The Daily LITG, 29th of May 2021
  6. DC Citizens Know The Multiverse Exists – 5 Infinite Frontier Rumours
  7. Funko Debuts New Target Exclusive Star Wars Retro Series Pops
  8. Captain Rex Returns To War With Star Wars Black Series Re-Release
  9. DC Comics Group Editor Jamie S Rich Quits For New Opportunity
  10. Wolverine vs Deathlok – First Look Inside Marvel's FCBD Avengers.
  11. Marvel Comics Promises To Kill Off Doctor Strange In September
  12. Chip Zdarsky Comes To Crossover – Thank FOC It's Friday, 4th of June
  13. $99 Annual Membership Fee To Buy NYCC Tickets Early This Year
  14. Red Thorn #1 Jumps to $35 on eBay
  15. DC Comics Group Editor Jamie S Rich Quits For New Opportunity
  16. Lunar & DCBS Move To New Haven, Indiana With A Million In Tax Credits
  17. Captain Rex Goes To War In The Daily LITG, 4th of June 2021

LITG three years ago, The Walking Dead

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, and saw The Walking Dead address those who objected to their BLM coverage while Doctor Who paused their tweetalongs. Here's the eleven top stories of the day.

  1. The Walking Dead Has Message for Fans Bothered By Its BLM Support
  2. Doctor Who Lockdown Canceled: "Doesn't Seem Appropriate at This Time"
  3. My Hero Academia Himiko Toga Is Deadly in Her New Kotobukiya Statue
  4. The Punisher Has Words For Police Who Use His Skull Logo (#13 Spoilers)
  5. More DC Characters Realise They're Rebooted (Action Comics Spoilers)
  6. Star Trek Facepalm Arrives at Diamond Select for SDCC 2020
  7. Jonathan Hickman Explains How His X-Men Relates to Current Events
  8. Marvel Comics Collections Reveal Details Of What Would Have Been
  9. Masters Of The Universe Origins Figure Photos Debut Online
  10. LEGO Requests Stores Pull White House, Police, & More From Marketing
  11. Lucifer Cancelled, Final Story Released as a DC Graphic Novel

LITG four years ago, the end of Vertigo and the Walking Dead

A happier, more halcyon time. Who'd have thought we'd look back on 2019 so fondly? Even if this was when Bleeding Cool first ran rumours that Vertigo was being closed and Walking Dead was coming to an end too…

  1. After Twenty-Six Years, DC Comics Rumoured to Close Vertigo
  2. The Biggest, Baddest Spoilers for Tomorrow's Walking Dead #192
  3. 'Animal Kingdom' & 'Sons of Anarchy': SAMCRO/Cody Crossover [Opinion]
  4. Sugar Pine 7 Announced Their Channel Has Been Canceled
  5. The Walking Dead Comic Will Lose a Familiar Name Tomorrow With #192 (No Spoilers)

Comic book birthdays today

There may still not be much of a party atmosphere right now, but everything is starting to normalise out now, so maybe? But comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Ed Catto, co-founder of The Bonfire Agency.
  • David Gallaher, co-creator of High Moon, Box 13 and The Only Living Boy.
  • Dave Lanphear, comic book letterer.
  • Mark Rahner, author of The Twilight Zone, Vampirella, Army of Darkness, Warlord of Mars, Dejah Thoris and more.
  • Glenn Arseneau of The Price and Greyman.
  • Don Ventura, comic book reviewer.
  • Richard Neal, owner of Zeus Comics in Dallas, Texas and co-creator of the Variants webseries.

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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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