The Daily LITG – 4th October 2019, New York Comic Con And On And On

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?

Oh and publishers, when you are announcing series at shows, do let your creators know…

The 15 most-read stories yesterday

  1. Umbrella Academy Was the Second Most-Watched Netflix Show Of 2019
  2. Natalie Portman on Lucy in the Sky criticism
  3. Kitty Pryde Is Not The Red Queen Of The Hellfire Club As Reported (Spoilers)
  4. Mary Jane and Mysterio Sitting in a Tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G?! Art from Amazing Mary Jane, Amazing Spider-Man, and Ghost-Spider at NYCC
  5. 'The End' is Near – Marvel One-Shots Coming in January for Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Venom, Doctor Strange, Miles Morales
  6. Long Read: A Great Big Doomsday Clock/DC Comics Conspiracy Theory
  7. It's Immortal Hulk Vs The History Of The Marvel Universe For The Ninth Reality (#24 Spoilers)
  8. Return of "Sex Criminals", "The Goddamned", "DieDieDie", "Low", "Nailbiter" and, Yes, "Saga", From Image Comics in 2020
  9. Ruins of Ravencroft Spins Out of Absolute Carnage at Marvel in January
  10. Jody to Announce Doctor Who Year Two Details of Familiar Faces at NYCC
  11. New Star Wars Funko Pops Coming to a Galaxy Near You
  12. Wonder Woman Goes Classical Greek in a New Cryptozoic Statue
  13. "My Little Pony" & "Magic: The Gathering" Crossover Planned
  14. Kabam Announces "Marvel Realm Of Champions" At NYCC
  15. Fantastic Four Funko Pops Have Been Announced!
  16. DC Reveals First Look at Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Doc Shaner's Strange Adventures
  17. AEW Dynamite's TNT Debut Made Wrestling Fun Again [Spoiler Review]
  18. Marvel Art and Cover Reveals from NYCC – Absolute Carnage, Venom, Deadpool, More
  19. The League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen Coming in February?
  20. Spinning Out Of Captain Marvel, Star Gets Her Own Series

One year ago…

  1. What Will We Call Dick Grayson Today? Nightwing #50 Spoilers
  2. When Superman Snogs Lois Lane In Front Of Everyone – Action Comics #1004, Page and Script
  3. Where Is Kitty Pride? Uncanny X-Men #1 Previewed
  4. Green Arrow's Heroes In Crisis Crossover Spoiler
  5. Introducing Controller Mu – Grant Morrison's Big Bad for The Green Lantern

Happening today…

  • New York Comic-Con, Javits Center, New York
  • Metropolis Gallery's new J. Scott Campbell exhibit gallery reception, 36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, New York 6-9 pm
  • Dwight L. MacPherson Signing at Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida, 11-2pm.
  • Lee Bermejo with Mark Doyle for Batman: Damned, Barnes & Noble Upper West Side, New York, 7-9pm
  • TWD Whiskey's The Last Bar in the World at NYCC, experience The Walking Dead Universe with Spirits of the Apocalypse. Be amongst the first to try The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and to take photos with Walkers. Signing with Robert Kirkman 1-2 pm. 23 W 24th St, New York, 11am-6pm. 21+
  • Avery Hill Book Launch;  The Tower in the Sea and Walking Distance. B. Mure's The Tower in the Sea is the third in his series of Ismyre books, which we absolutely devour on release. These tales of urban life and magic are unique in their feel and look, and each is accessible to new readers in its own right. Lizzy Stewart's new book, Walking Distance, looks to be a fascinating mix of autobiography, philosophy and reportage. Ample copies of both plus the creator's other works available on the night. Gosh Comics, London, 7-9pm.
  • Wendy's Presents 'Heroes After Dark'. A featured DJ set by Chromeo, and music by DJ Elliot. Enjoy immersive fan interactions, a Wendy's specialty menu, and exclusive cocktails featuring the new Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire limited edition whiskies. The event will also benefit charity partner, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street, New York 8pm-midnight. RSVP.
  • One Piece 20th Anniversary Orchestral Concert. The chamber orchestra concert will feature iconic music from the series by Kohei Tanaka, Shiro Hamaguchi, and Shouko Fujibayashi. Mary Flagler Cary Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. 450 West 37th St, New York 7.30pm. $20 tickets.
  • Future Funk City NYCC Afterparty, The Tailor Public House, 505 8th avenue, New York 8pm – 1.30am. $10 early, $20 on door.
  • Creator After Con Network's Annual After Con Networking event. bringing together comics creators to connect, collaborate, and discuss their medium. Welcome to Writers, Illustrators, Pencillers, Inkers, Colorists, Letterers, Editors, Publishers, Printers, and all facets of the industry. Discover your next, or first collaborator! Features a portfolio review by Bob Salley of Source Point Press. Twins Pub upstairs – 421 9th Ave, New York 8 pm
  • WebToons Private Party, Green RoomCNVS, 635 W 42nd Street, New York 21+
  • IGN/Watchmen Party, Classic Car Club Manhattan, props from the show, menu of Watchmen-themed cocktails and appetizers, limited edition Watchmen swag. Free, 21+, 7-10pm
  • Outlander Fan Meet Up, Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York 4pm.
  • LGBTQ+ Official NYCC After Party – LGBT HQ has teamed up to present the exclusive LGBTQ+ Official New York Comic Con After Party. The night will feature drag and burlesque performances, A Cosplay Contest with over $1,000 in prizes, Video Games, Raffle Bags, Surprise Convention Guests & more. Printers Alley, across from Midtown Comics, 215 W 40th St, New York $10, $15 at door, includes raffle tickets, 21+ 9pm-2am
  • Arcadia Fest 2019 Brother Jimmy's BBQ 181 Lexington, New YorkEveryone Free All Night Check in Downstairs Full Floor of Gaming, 5pm to Midnight
  • Adam McArthur's First Ever East Coast Super Awesome Boba Meetup. Adam McArthur (Voice of Marco Diaz) is bringing his Super Awesome Boba Meetup to the EastCoast for NYCC. An hour of hangout time with Adam McArthur, A boba drink for each person, location will be released to ticket buyers, New York $15. 3-4pm.
  • Geekcaster Presents: Unofficial NYCC Content Creator's Happy Hour Mixer, Troy Liquor Bar, 675 Hudson Street, New York 6pm-1am, Happy hour until 9pm. Free.
  • Sonicboombox NYCC 2019 Afterparty, Bowling, Dancing, Cosplay, Swag for first 300, Bowlmor Times Square, 222 West 44th Street, New York 21+, 9pm-3am, $15 advance, two for $20, $30 cash on door.
  • Otakus With Attitude: NYCC Afterparty -Deweys Pub, 135 w 30th Street, New York $15 advance, $20 on door (reduced for cosplay)
  • Rave Of Thrones with Kristian Nairn, Schimanski, 54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, New York 21+, 9pm-4.30am.
  • Cosplay Cruise, with Veronica Rae, Kristen Huey and Ming Chen, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, West 42nd Street, New York Boarding beings at 8pm, Departure is 9pm, return midnight, 19+
  • Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them – NYCRavers NYC Comic Con Afterparty, 3 Huge Areas + 20+ Wizard DJs + a multi-level 3 stage recreation of Hogwarts, amazing art , mind-melting visuals, unique vendors, an arcade and tons of wizardly activities, The Tailor Public House, 505 8th Avenue, New York 8.30pm-4am, $20.
  • DC Universe Headquarters – DCU subscribers get brunch, talent meetups, screenings, signings and private events. 447 W. 36th Street – third floor, New York

Things to Do in London If You Like Comics, October 2019

And a happy birthday to…

  • Marc Lombardi, comic book PR.
  • Ali Smith, co-owner of Little Apple Comic Expo
  • Tod Smith, artist on Darkhawk, Vigilante, Omega Men, Green Hornet
  • Chris Warner, co-creator of Barb Wire and Ghost.
  • DK Upshaw, cartoonist
  • Marc McLaurin, writer on Vage, Punisher, editor of Epic Line at Marvel.

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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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