When Rob Liefeld Predicted Collapse of DC – Daily LITG 12th June 2020

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Harley Quinn's Killing Joke and the ten most-read stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as it starts to ramp up, while everyone instead gets excited. Which means digging through last week's Birds Of Prey for Harley Quinn's Killing Joke. But also talking DC Comics…

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  3. Supergirl Star Chyler Leigh Comes Out, Shares Her Personal Journey
  4. Kevin Maguire Takes Tanga From DC Comics
  5. Dan DiDio Talks 5G
  6. "Hasty, Sociopathic Decisions" – Image Comics' Publisher On DC Comics
  7. Brian Bendis Leaving Superman Is "Sooooo Far Away"
  8. DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops, in the USA and Abroad
  9. The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln Goes Method All Over Andrew J. West
  10. One Hundred Marvel Comics By Black Creators, For Free

When Rob Liefeld predicted the collapse of DC Comics a year ago…

DC Comics collapse predicted by Rob Liefeld a year ago
Rob Liefeld attends the premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Editorial credit: Silvia Elizabeth Pangaro / Shutterstock.com

And we were reminded of when Rob Liefeld was predicting the imminent fall of DC Comics. Is this what he meant?

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.

  • Kyle Higgins, writer on Batman, Nightwing and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, co-creator of Hadrian's Wall and COWL.
  • Brian Cochran, comic book editor.

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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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