Transformers, Pokémon GO, Future State – Daily LITG 19th October 2020

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Daily LITG: Transformers, Pokémon GO and Future State – the ten most-read stories yesterday…

Pokémon GO Strange Eggs promotional image. Credit: Niantic
LITG: Pokémon GO Strange Eggs promotional image. Credit: Niantic

What you were reading yesterday, the numbers don't lie.

  1. Are The New 12KM Strange Eggs Worth Hatching In Pokémon GO?
  2. Pokémon GO Charmander Community Day 2020 Review
  3. Galarian Yamask & Wild Spiritomb Found In Pokémon GO Datamine
  4. Transformers Generations Retro Headmaster Figures Coming from Hasbro
  5. Adult Swim Fest: Rick and Morty, Run The Jewels/Cyberpunk 2077 & More
  6. DC Comics Will Make All Their 5G Future State Comics Returnable
  7. What Did Bleeding Cool Get Right And Wrong About 5G and Future State?
  8. Defeating Giovanni in Pokémon GO: Rocket Leader Counters for Fall 2020
  9. Is Darkrai The Pokémon GO Halloween 2020 Event Raid Boss?
  10. Hasbro Unveils Deluxe Figures from Transformers: The Movie

ICYMI: Five more you may prefer from yesterday.

But there were lots of big comic book stories bubbling under the surface…

  1. Moira MacTaggert Has The Same 1-In-8-Billion Bloodtype as Wolverine?
  2. The Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – Death Metal Beats Rorschach
  3. Corey R Tabor Sells Sir Ladybug Graphic Novels to HarperCollins
  4. Jennifer Dugan and Kit Seaton Team on New YA Graphic Novel, Coven
  5. Last-Minute Death Metal #3 Third Printing Greg Capullo Cover For FOC

One year ago, Transformers crossed over with Ghostbusters

And Superman was losing his identity.

  1. Ghostbusters Gets A Transformers Crossover Figure From Hasbro
  2. Looks Like DC Comics Are Really Going Ahead With Superman Revealing Clark Kent As Secret Identity – Again
  3. Cyclops, Wolverine and Jean Grey – Marvel Comics' First Throuple?
  4. Undiscovered Country #1 is Image Comics' Biggest Genuine Launch in Five Years With 83,000 Pre-Orders
  5. Scott Snyder Says Farewell to Justice League in January's Justice League #39
  6. DC Cancels Doom Patrol: Weight of The Worlds With #7, Brian Azzarello's Birds Of Prey Now Just a One-Shot
  7. "Lucifer" Star Tom Ellis Addresses "Crisis" Crossover Rumors [VIDEO]
  8. Dan DiDio Tells You How Everything You Knew About the Metal Men Was Wrong. Again (Spoilers)
  9. Marvel Comics 2020 Calendars Giveaways to Promote "Incoming"
  10. Wonder Woman #750 Leads DC Comics January 2020 Solicitations
  11. "Stargirl" Production Pushes Back on Reports of CW Move: "Not Accurate"
  12. Robocop Is Coming Home With Us Dead Or Alive From NECA
  13. A European Retailer May Have Leaked The PS5's Price
  14. Scorpion Shows His True Face In New BBTS Exclusive "Mortal Kombat" Figure
  15. Pepe Larraz's Cover for the House Of X/Powers Of X Hardcover
  16. Bruce Wayne and Bane Go Topless For Big Fight in Batman #82 – But Not Catwoman, Obviously
  17. A Look at a 100-Page Savage Dragon #250 for 2020
  18. DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"
  19. "Death Stranding" Actor Pleads With Press Not To Spoil The Game
  20. The Seedy Noir 12-Issue Batman Comic by Tom King and Mitch Gerads That Never Was

Two years ago, Rob Liefeld was drawing Superman.

And Vikings was getting red on you.

  1. New Teaser for 'Vikings' Season 5b Brings the Blood and Chaos
  2. Rob Liefeld Drawing Superman?
  3. Uncanny X-Men #1: A New Preview, and Writers' Finals Words
  4. Let's Talk About 'Shameless' s9e6, "Face It, You're Gorgeous"
  5. After Chelsea Cain and Chuck Wendig – Will Comic Creators Unionize?

LITG: Happening today:

Lots of events are online now – but not all.

Daily LITG: 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.

  • Comics artist Alison Sohn.
  • Creator of Thanos and the Infinity GauntletJim Starlin.
  • Writer and artist Nadine Messner-Loebs.
  • Darkhawk co-creator and artist on KnightsEnd and Zero Hour: Crisis in TimeMichael Manley.
  • Writer and co-creator of Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, Don Chin.
  • Phil Boyle, President & CEO at Coliseum of Comics.
  • Secret Warriors and Red Lanterns artist Alessandro Vitti.
  • Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl writer Rich Woodall.

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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.