The Daily LITG – 3rd October 2019, As New York Comic Con Begins, Happy Birthday Rob Liefeld

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. Oh yes and it's New York Comic Con – will you be partying the night away?

The 15 most-read stories yesterday

  1. Batman Finally Returns to Gotham… And He's Brought His Mustache. Batman #80 [Preview]
  2. Long Read: A Great Big Doomsday Clock/DC Comics Conspiracy Theory
  3. Kitty Pryde Is Not The Red Queen Of The Hellfire Club As Reported (Spoilers)
  4. Is Krakoa Just Going to be One Big Orgy For The X-Men? (House Of X #6 Spoilers)
  5. It's Immortal Hulk Vs The History Of The Marvel Universe For The Ninth Reality (#24 Spoilers)
  6. Rose/Thorn is Now to Totally to Blame for Booster Gold in Legion Of Super-Heroes: MIllennium #2 (SPOILERS)
  7. Superman and Wonder Woman Creating New Sanctuaries So Soon? DCeased #5 [Preview]
  8. "Marvel Future Fight" Receives A Bunch Of X-Men Updates
  9. Wonder Woman Goes Classical Greek in a New Cryptozoic Statue
  10. How The Eternity Mask Sees The Connective Tissue Of Stories, In Marvel Comics #1000, #1001 and Incoming #1
  11. "Joker" Review – A Fleck, Caught In a Cinema's Beam Of Light
  12. "Space Force": Netflix Offers First-Look at Steve Carell Series [Preview]
  13. "Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled" Gets Three More Free Seasons
  14. A Fist-Fight Between Plato and Aristotle in Batman #80 (Spoilers)
  15. "Throne of Eldraine" Quality Control Problems – "Magic: The Gathering"

One year ago…

  1. First Look at Grimmer, Grittier, Dickless Post-Shooting Nightwing #50 
  2. The Age Of X-Man Comes to Uncanny X-Men in January 2019
  3. Mike W Barr Replies to Young Justice: Outsiders Comments
  4. Prescient Joe Quesada Draws Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant 2 Decades Before Needing It 
  5. A Better Shot Of That Age Of X-Man Cover for Uncanny X-Men

Happening today…

  • New York Comic-Con, Javits Center, New York
  • Karaoke Kickoff: Anime Fest at NYCC 2019. Japanese Idol Group Dear Kiss will also perform a special set during the night. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. All ages welcome. Hudson Mercantile, 500 West 36th Street 7-11pm. $10.
  • SCAD New York Comic Con 2019 Alumni Networking Event, The New York Beer Company, 321 W. 44th Street, 7-9pm.
  • Funimation + One Piece Experience at Lightbox. Free, open-to-the-public multi-sensory experience celebrating anime with fans. Lightbox, 248 West 37th Street, 8pm-Midnight.
  • QXT's Open Mic Presents: Cosplay Dance Party, QXT's (Official) 248 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ. $10 for 2. $15 for 1.
  • COLLECTOR WORLD ORDER NYCC MEET UP, Catered event, with beverages, reserved game area with oversized board games. Mega raffles, door prizes and swag bags, 550 9th Ave, 8.30-11pm. $40.
  • Mash With Attitude: NYCC Kick-Off, Mashfest, Otakus with Attitude, Tailor Public House, 505 8th Avenue, $5 advance, $10 on door, 9pm-3am.
  • Ken Lashley NYCC Fanfest, Bucca di Beppo in Times Square, 8pm, $300 SOLD OUT
  • Comic Con NYC After-Party at Blood Manor, live DJ pumping out the jams and special appearances by the real life Peter Griffin, Bronx Spidey and the Evil Enchantress. 359 Broadway, $20
  • NYCC 2019 After Party: Indoor Pool Party, Strip to your Cosplay bathing suit after a long day NYCC, DIP AQUA LOUNGE, 125 W 45th St, 7-11pm.
  • Comics and Cocktails, a conversation with Actor, Writer, Screenwriter and Producer Chris Jaymes and Author of the new Graphic Novel Sons of Chaos. S0ho House New York, 29-35 9th Avenue. Invite Only.
  • DC Universe Headquarters – DCU subscribers get brunch, talent meetups, screenings, signings and private events. 447 W. 36th Street – third floor.
  • Pan Macmillan Double Launch party. Creators of two new kids books from Pan Macmillan, Sharon King-Chai launching Starbird, Elli Woollard and Marta Altés launching Aesops Fables, 7-9 pm, Gosh Comics, London
  • FREE Event for adults: Drawing Breath. A unique, interactive talk and workshop exploring the relationships between breathing and creativity, meditation and drawing, and relaxation and wellbeing with award-winning author/illustrator Tom Granger. 6.30-8.30pm. Cartoon Museum, Wells St, London.
  • Cartoonist Jen Wang signing her latest book Stargazing, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA, 7:3pm.
  • Forbidden Planet hosts a signing with Image creators including Tee Franklin, Andrew MacLean , Andre Frattino, Jesse Lee Pointer, W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, David Walker, Sanford Greene, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Dani, Forbidden Planet, New York, 6-8pm.
  • Chris Ware and Rusty Brown with Chip Kidd and Shazam, Free Library Author Events, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7.30-9pm.
  • Brian K. Vaughan signing Saga Compendium at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, New York. 5.30-7.30pm,

And a happy birthday to…

Rob Liefeld Says Goodbye to the X-Men With Love Letter to Claremont/Byrne/Austin

  • Deadpool, Cable and Youngblood's Rob Liefeld
  • Ivan Brunetti, cartoonist of Schizo and Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice
  • A Waste Of Time cartoonist Rick Worley
  • Zombies Vs Cheerleaders artist Jim Kyle
  • Co-publisher of Monkeybrain Book and director of production at IDW, Allison Baker
  • Azure and Thanos artist Daniel Govar
  • Com x publisher Benjamin Shahrabani

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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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