DC Fandome Begins – The Daily LITG, 22nd August 2020

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DC Fandome Begins - The Daily LITG, 22nd August 2020
DC Fandome Begins – The Daily LITG, 22nd August 2020

WWE Raw, Pokemon, Rick And Morty and X-Men – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

  1. Rick and Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland Offers Health Update on Jerry
  2. What Do The Berries Do In Pokémon GO? A Pokémon Item Guide
  3. Rumor: Vince McMahon's Large Adult Son to Take Over WWE Raw
  4. X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
  5. Pokémon GO Unova Week Review: Was This Event Worth The Time?
  6. Thirteenth Doctor Meets Rose Tyler in the New Doctor Who Comic #1
  7. Mighty Morphin, Power Rangers, Origins in Boom November 2020 Solicits
  8. Ex-Squidbillies Actor Takes Firing Well: "Hope You A**holes are Happy"
  9. Dave Bautista Predicts Trump Will Turn on Son to Save "Bloated Ass"
  10. New Star Wars Funko Pops Include Ralph McQuarrie Concept Designs

ICYMI: five more you may prefer.

A comic book by any other name would smell so sweet..

  1. Sandman/Locke & Key and Spider-Man #1 in IDW November 2020 Solicits
  2. 4-Page Preview Of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's Crossover #1
  3. Spider-Whore "Dishes The Dirt On Feminism" In New Cerebus In Hell
  4. Kick-Ass vs Hit-Girl Returns in Image Comics November 2020 Solicits
  5. Marvel Fortnite Crossover To Take Place During Donny Cates' Thor #4?

What was happening one year ago.

Batman #77 featured the death of Alfred. We were certain it had all been set up as some kind of trick. And indeed, that seems to have been the original intention. But then something changed…

  1. Setting The Scene For The Magic Trick Of Batman #77 (Spoilers)
  2. WARNING – MAJOR SPOILER From Tomorrow's Batman #77 Posted On Social Media
  3. "Breaking Bad": Bob Odenkirk Confirms Film – "They Did It"
  4. Wolverine Goes Full John Constantine in Today's Marvel Comics Presents #8 (Spoilers)
  5. Today's Top Typo in Powers Of X #3 (Spoilers)
  6. Batman #77 Sells For Up to $30 on eBay Before Comic Stores Have Even Opened
  7. The Predator is a Yellow Lantern in the NYCC Exclusive from NECA
  8. "Spider-Man": Deadpool Ryan Reynolds Reacts to Disney-Sony Fallout
  9. Why Is Rocket Raccoon Dying Anyway? (Spoilers)
  10. Tomorrow's Powers Of X #3 Has a Secret Cover Variant… Will You Get One?

What's happening today with DC Fandome and more…

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

Comic book industry birthdays

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.

  • Ken L. Jones, writer of Donald Duck comics
  • Will Shetterly, creator of Captain Confederacy
  • Anna-Maria B. Cool, artist on Barbie, Elvira.
  • Dan Chichester, writer on Daredevil and Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Gerry Turnbull, comics colourist
  • Eric Lehtonen, sketch card artist
  • Rob Davis, writer for Roy of the Rovers, Judge Dredd, Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who Adventures. 
  • Alan Henderson, creator of The Penned Guins.

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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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