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The Force Be With Spider-Boy on The Daily LITG, the 4th of May 2022

An LITG runaround the previous day on Bleeding Cool, and the past four years, as well as comic creator birthdays.

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Marvel Comics

The ten most popular stories yesterday

  1. The Powers Of Spider-Boy In Spider-Man #8 (Spoilers)
  2. A Very Surprising X-Men Reappearance in Scarlet Witch #8 (#XSpoilers)
  3. Is Ahsoka Really Just Star Wars Rebels Season 5? Dave Filoni Responds
  4. "Never Underestimate Gossip" – The X-Men Prepare For The Fall Of X
  5. Jim Lee Adds Title Of President To Publisher & COO Of DC Comics
  6. Star Trek: Picard Star Jeri Ryan: Seven's "The Hairdoo" Is Retired
  7. What Does That Final Page Of Batman #900 Mean? (Spoilers)
  8. TV Staff Writers Earn Even Less That Comic Book Writers
  9. Doctor Who 60th Anniv "Past Lives" Trailer: The Doctor Degenerating?
  10. The Full Comic Book Creator Credits In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 

LITG: more comics stories you may prefer

LITG one year ago: Umbrella Academy Dark Crisis

umbrella academy
Image: Netflix
  1. The Umbrella Academy & Sparrow Academy Face Off in Key Art Posters
  2. Dark Crisis Gossip: A New Justice League Revealed (Spoilers)
  3. First Appearance Of Peggy As Captain Carter Explodes On eBay
  4. RIP Arrowverse (2012-2022)? BCTV Daily Dispatch Editorial
  5. Comic Stores Targeted By Political Activists On Free Comic Book Day?
  6. Star Trek: Picard – Alison Pill Not In Season 3; Gates McFadden Update
  7. DC Reveals The Canon Future Of The Arrowverse (Spoilers)
  8. Josh Williamson Proves He Read Other People's Comics In Batman #123
  9. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review: Not Quite That Mad
  10. Dark Crisis #1, Dark Crisis #0 & Justice League #75 2nd Print Preview
  11. Gwen Stacy Returns At Marvel Comics In August
  12. Atlantean Brexit, Giant Squids & Suicide Army in Flashpoint Beyond #1
  13. The Justice League Get New Neighbours Courtesy Of Themyscira
  14. Bryan Talbot's Luther Arkwright London Cartoon Museum Exhibition
  15. Tim Quinn & Dicky Howett Collected As Monster Marvel Memories
  16. The Death & Future Of The Arrowverse in The Daily LITG 3rd Of May 2022

LITG two years ago, from Shadows To Superman

  1. What We Do in the Shadows Drives Stake Into Heart of Season 3 Filming
  2. First Look: Jonathan Kent As The New Superman in Superman #1
  3. Night Court: Melissa Rauch Joins John Larroquette for NBC Series Pilot
  4. Dark Side of the Ring Season 3 "Brian Pillman" Part 1 Now Available
  5. Xerneas Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: May 2021
  6. John Paul Leon's Family Issue Statement and Fundraiser In His Memory
  7. The Rookie Season 3 Episode 12 Preview: Nolan & Sarah Face a Decision
  8. J Scott Campbell Finished Two Issues Of Spider-Man With Jeph Loeb
  9. Comic Book Legend John Paul Leon Has Passed Away At The Age Of 49
  10. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Becomes The Fantastic Four
  11. Jeff Smith's TUKI: Fight For Fire Kickstarter Campaign Debuts May 4
  12. Z2 Announces Run The Dungeon From Patrick Kindlon & Goran Gilgovic
  13. The Monkey King: A Chinatown Odyssey Kickstarter Launches This Week
  14. Hellfire Gala: Watch the Trailer for Marvel's Upcoming X-Men Event
  15. 7 Pages From July's Ninjak #1 by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
  16. Batman/Fortnite #2 $18 On eBay – But Where Do Coordinates Lead?
  17. She's Josie TP Explores Pre-Pussycats Era [Preview]
  18. Extremely Lax Security at the Pipetown Borders in Wynd #6 [Preview]
  19. Betty & Veronica Stuck in an Elevator: Jumbo Comics Digest #293 Preview
  20. The Labyrinth: Image/Skybound to Publish Artbook by Simon Stålenha
  21. Batman Must Rescue Man-Bat in This Preview of Man-Bat #4 [Preview]
  22. Post Climate Disaster World Doesn't Look That Bad in Eve #1 [Preview]
  23. John Stewart Delivers Some Bad News in Green Lantern #2 [Preview]
  24. Jessica Von Braun Sketches Star Trek / Green Lantern #1
  25. Barry Windsor-Smith's Monsters Beats Image United #4 This Week
  26. The Beginning of the End – Last Witch #5 [Finale Preview]
  27. Superwoman: Starro Killing Machine in Crime Syndicate #3 [Preview]
  28. Grunge And More Part Of The DC Festival Of Asian Superheroes
  29. "Willie Lumpkin" Is Editing Dan Slott's Wikipedia Page
  30. Image Comics Overship Spawn #318 With Black & White Variant
  31. FCBD Preview: Trailer Park Boys Get An F*Ing Free Comic Cook
  32. This Preview of Batman Fortnite Zero Point #2 Contains No Codes
  33. FCBD Preview: Ed Piskor's Red Room Only On Free Comic Book Day
  34. FCBD Preview: Adventures of Bailey School Kids from Scholastic Graphix
  35. FCBD Preview: Allergic GN by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter
  36. Guardian "Exclusive" On Alan Moore's Five Volume Fantasy, Long London
  37. Night Court to Nightmare Machine – The Daily LITG, 3rd of May 2021

LITG three years ago – Wonder Woman, Steven Moffat, Lady Gaga

Bleeding Cool continued to report from the comics industry shutdown. With more from Wonder Woman's cosplay adventures and Steven Moffat rewriting past Doctor Who.

  1. When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer
  2. Doctor Who: Steven Moffat On That 2008 Future Doctor Everyone Missed
  3. American Horror Story Star Leslie Jordan Shares Lady Gaga Set Story
  4. Daniel Bryan Had Other Options But Brie Bella Made Him Sign With WWE
  5. Prodigal Son: Our Thoughts on FOX Series' Season 2 Possibilities
  6. Danny Boyle's Frankenstein Proves Most Intense Adaptation Yet: Review
  7. Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Collectibles for Fan First Friday
  8. Rick Gives Goomby The Jerry Treatment in New Rick and Morty Clip
  9. DC Comics Explain Why It's New Comic Book Tuesday Now
  10. Emily Cook on Doctor Who Rewatch Issues; Neil Gaiman Posts Support

LITG four years ago, Rosenberg, Cebulski, Mackie, Evans

Four years ago, C.B. Cebulski was talking about a comic book that might sell a million copies. We never did find out what that might be.

  1. Matthew Rosenberg Acknowledges Criticism of Death of (SPOILERS) in Uncanny X-Men #17
  2. C.B. Cebulski Claims to Have Idea to Sell a Million Comics and It's Probably a Star Wars Relaunch (UPDATE)
  3. Chris Evans Told Anthony Mackie About THAT 'Avengers: Endgame' Moment [SPOILERS]
  4. DC Confirms Unseen Story Added to Doom Patrol Bronze Age Omnibus, Ups Page Count and Price
  5. 'Sonic' Director Vows to Redesign Character Following Criticism

Comic book birthdays today

There may still not be much of a party atmosphere right now. It all depends on which state you are living in. But comics folk are always getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Ale Garza, Teen Titans and Deadpool artist.
  • John Ridgway, artist on Hellblazer, Judge Dredd, Transformers, My Name Is Chaos.
  • Doug Cushman, cartoonist
  • Damon Willis, artist on Aliens Genocide, Judge Dredd
  • Tom Richmond, Coneheads and MAD Magazine cartoonist
  • Mike Kennedy, writer of Ghost, Lone Wolf 2100, The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse.

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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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