Transformers and Harley Quinn in the Daily LITG, 28th June 2020

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Transformers and Harley Quinn in the Daily LITG, 28th June 2020.
Transformers and Harley Quinn in the Daily LITG, 28th June 2020.

Hasbro, Transformers, Harley Quinn and the ten most-read stories yesterday.

Yesterday everything people wanted to read seems to involve Hasbro and Transformers, or Harley Quinn, in one way or another. Seems like she's popular. Who knew?

  1. Optimus Prime Is Back From the Dead With Exclusive Figure From Hasbro
  2. Transformers R.E.D. Series Figures Announced by Hasbro
  3. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy – DC Comics Reaction to #SaveHarleyAndIvy
  4. Barnes & Noble Let Graphic Novel Buyer James Killen Go After 41 Years
  5. Hasbro Announces New Transformers Generations Selects
  6. Tessa Blanchard Fired by Impact Wrestling, Stripped of Championship
  7. Daniel Craig Is The Best James Bond We Have Ever Had
  8. Harley Quinn #1 Announced Tomorrow? What's Up With Her Neck?
  9. The Return Of The Externals With X Of Swords To Die?
  10. Anthony Mackie Goes After Marvel For Lack Of Diversity On Productions

One year ago today.

One year ago we ran a story that no one else picked up on. But I've had a lot of questions about it in recent days.

  1. Sexual Harassment and the Comics Industry – Again
  2. Wolverine's Daughter Sees Marvel Comics Presents #6 Selling From $25-$45 – But What About #5?
  3. Sinners Beware… Marvel Comics Launches New Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider Comic in October
  4. DC Comics Redesign 'Bronze Age' Covers For Upcoming Omnibus Line
  5. "We Don't Want Nobody Nobody Sent": JJ Abrams, Henry Abrams, And Spider-Man

Comic Book Events happening today.

There would also have been signings, appearances, symposia, all manner of comic book-related events. But a few have gone online, and here are some still happening today, on the Daily LITG.

Comic Book birthdays today.

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. All depends on which state you are living in. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date. With eleven years for us as well.

  • Adrienne Roy, comic colourist
  • Joe Palmer, 2000AD artist
  • Micah Meyers, letterer, writer of The Disasters, creator of Kayfabe Anthology.
  • Giuseppe Pennestri co-founder, CEO and Marketing Executive for Diego Comics
  • Craig Brasfield, artist on Alpha Flight, What Of, New Warriors, Elementals.
  • April Wiggins Cotton, former Wizard PR person.
  • Scott D M Simmons, artist on Our Super Moms, Halloween Man.

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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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