Twisted Symphony in the Daily LITG, 1st of April, 2023

An LITG runaround yesterday on Bleeding Cool, what you were reading and when, as well as the last four years. Also comic industry birthdays!

LITG: Bleeding Cool stopped doing April Fools a few years ago, though we have been known to collect and compile those from others. Just so you know, the only foolishness today from LITG on will be our usual tomfoolery. So anyway, welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies, and more. The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here.

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The ten most popular stories yesterday

  1. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Ep. 8 Preview: Twisted Symphony (SPOILERS) 
  2. Marvel Comics, The Morning After The Night Before 
  3. Star Trek: Picard Season 3: [SPOILER] Teases Second Appearance  
  4. DC Comics' Speechless Changes Name After Trademark Battle
  5. Tamra Bonvillain on Not Being Credited For Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur
  6. Spider-Man 2099 Puts Up a Fight with New Marvel Legends Figure
  7. Marvel's John Turitzin & Rob Steffens, Also Fired By Disney
  8. DC Comics To Launch Online Version of The Daily Planet Next Week?
  9. Star Trek: William Shatner Goes "Kirk" on Elon Musk's Twitter Defense 
  10. DC Comics Will Not Reprint Defective Detective Comics 

LITG: more comics stories you may prefer

LITG one year ago, Delayed Thing, No Fooling

Marvel Cancels Orders For Steve Skroce's Clobberin' Time
Marvel Cancels Orders For Steve Skroce's Clobberin' Time
  1. Marvel Cancels Orders For Steve Skroce's Clobberin' Time
  2. The Flash Spotlight Shines on Impulse & XS in Arrowverse Crossover
  3. Marvel Says Jesus Christ Was A Mutant & The X-Men Can Resurrect Him
  4. Where Does The Hulk's Titan Come From? (Hulk #5 Spoilers)
  5. Alex Ross' Marvel Mural – An Oversized Wall Calendar For 2023
  6. Moon Knight Star Oscar Isaac: No MCU "Golden Handcuffs" After Series
  7. Night Court Stars Melissa Rauch & Lacretta Offer Updates & BTS Looks
  8. Batman: Beyond The White Knight #1 Gets eBay Bump For No Reason
  9. Top Gun: Maverick – "Going To Be Now Or Never," Says Star Tom Cruise
  10. Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar & Charisma Carpenter Talk "Angel" Spinoff.
  11. The Prelude to Pre-Code Horror in Punch Comics, Up for Auction
  12. Brian Doherty Writes A Dirty Pictures History Of Alternative Comix
  13. Dark Mysteries #19 Pushing All The Pre-Code Horror Buttons, at Auction
  14. PrintWatch: DC To Reprint Batman: The Knight #1 – #3 For Half Price
  15. Fox And Hare #1 From Vault Comics Rescheduled Again For May 25th 2022
  16. Megaman's Ryan Jampole Sells YA Graphic Novel Taka To IDW
  17. Camp Prodigy, New Graphic Novel About Non-Binary Violists, For 2024
  18. Elliot Page & Viktor Hargreeves in The Daily LITG, 31st March 2022

LITG two years ago, DC and Deathstroke

Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me - The Daily LITG, 1st of April, 2020
  1. In X-Men #19, Laura Kinney: Wolverine Is Older Than Logan? (Spoilers)
  2. Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today (Spoilers)
  3. John Romita Jr Returns To Marvel From DC Comics
  4. Marvel Reveals New Phoenix & Avengers Are Earth's Mightiest Villains
  5. The Masked Singer S05E04 Preview: Group B Goes Wild; Masks Updated
  6. Today, DC Comics Defines Deathstroke As A "Pedophiliac Rapist"
  7. Marvel Comics X Shonen Jump, Starts With My Hero Academia/Deadpool
  8. DC Comics Let Readers Vote To Publish Justice League Queer Or Not
  9. George Pérez Described Deathstroke In The Same Way As John Ridley
  10. The Walmart Report: Part 1, A December DC Dumpster Fire With Jim Lee
  11. ComicConnect Sells Daredevil #1 CGC 9.8 for Record $250,000
  12. Viz Media Releases Advance List of June 2021 Titles
  13. Two Jim Lee Original Artwork X-Men Pages With Storm Up For Auction
  14. Does Buffy The Vampire Slayer #25 Hold The Key To The Foil Multiverse?
  15. Alan Moore & David Lloyd's V For Vendetta Original Artwork At Auction
  16. Finally, Dave Sim's The Strange Death Of Alex Raymond Fully Published
  17. King In Black Closer To Finale – Mephisto, Beta Ray Bill, The Watcher
  18. An Incredible History Of DC Comics Original Artwork Goes To Auction
  19. Former Ghost Rider Danny Ketch Has A New Name – Death Rider!
  20. Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today (Spoilers)
  21. DC Reverts Prices And Coverstock Options On $6 Joker & Batman Comics
  22. PrintWatch: Nightwing, Detective Comics, Carnage, We Live 2nd Prints
  23. DC Comics Goes There With Deathstroke – Daily LITG, March 31st, 2021

LITG three years ago, Marvel joined DC in pulling comic books

And Diamond Comics stopped paying publishers. This is where it all kicked off.

  1. Marvel Comics Pulls All Digital Comics This Week As Well As Print
  2. Diamond Won't Be Able to Pay Comics Publishers This Week
  3. DC Comics Pulls Digital Comics From Wednesday, Including Batman #92
  4. DC Comics Confirms All Digital Comics Available Tomorrow
  5. Jim Lee Auctions Sketches Every Day To Raise Money for Comic Shops
  6. Funko Supports Pride as They Announce New Pop Vinyl Figures
  7. "Law & Order" Spinoff: Christopher Meloni Returning as Elliot Stabler
  8. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  9. Empyre #1, With Good, Evil And Everyone On The Wrong Side [Spoilers]
  10. Rick Remender Shares Art from DC Comics Pitches That Might Have Been

LITG four years ago – Erik Larsen returned to the House

And The Snyder Cut existed in a truncated form

  1. Erik Larsen, Lining Up a Little Marvel Comics Work…
  2. The Snyder Cut is Real, Says Zack Snyder, and It's Apparently 214 Minutes Long
  3. How the Walmart Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman Comic Will Look, Collected
  4. 'American Gods' Season 2, E04 "The Greatest Story Ever Told" [Preview]
  5. Scott Snyder Talks Plans For a Sequel to Metal, the Launch of Doom War and #NOTG

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.

  • Brad Meltzer, writer of Identity Crisis
  • Bob Lappan, comic book letterer
  • Mark Shainblum, co-creator of Northguard
  • James Robinson, writer, co-creator of StarmanLeave It To Chance, Grand Passion
  • Carol Zara, co-creator and publisher of Alien Toilet Monsters
  • Stephen Platt, artist on Prophet
  • Nick Locking, not-quite writer of Robocop
  • Matt LaRock, at USW Comics
  • Joe Sergi, author of Comic Book Law, Cautionary Tales for the Comic Book Creator
  • Jack Purcell, inker for everyone
  • Jeff Jensen, writer of X-Factor, Team Titans and Green River Killer
  • Joshua Finney, creator of Utopiates, artist on Moon Lake

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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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