Will We Return to the Forbidden Planet? The Daily LITG April 24th

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is being absorbed in this time of trial. Even if a certain Mr Dennis Barger doesn't seem to observe all its strictures. With Marvel making Civil War a negatively priced commodity like oil and New York's  Forbidden Planet fighting for its life, it's a very strange time. Welcome all, to the daily Lying In The Gutters a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here.

 Will We Return to the Forbidden Planet? The Daily LITG April 24th.
Will We Return to the Forbidden Planet? The Daily LITG April 24th. Image from FP.

Marvel Bribes, Forbidden Planet and DC Boycotts. the 10 Most-Read Stories yesterday

Bleeding Cool continues to report from the comics industry shutdown, as the Diamond distribution monopoly of the direct market was shattered by DC Comics, as comic book stores like Forbidden Planet struggle, and secretive deals are done under the cover of hail. Keep up with your Daily LITG.

  1. Marvel is Bribing People to Read Civil War on Marvel Unlimited
  2. Forbidden Planet of New York Launches GoFundMe To Survive
  3. Dennis Barger Just Sold a Quarter of a Million Comics in Shutdown
  4. Alan Gill Boycotts New DC Comics Distributors in Favour of Diamond
  5. When is a 1st Printing Not a 1st Printing? When It's From DC Comics
  6. Copy of Rarest Pulped League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1 Hits eBay
  7. Nightwing #70 Allocated – the Latest From UCS and Lunar Comics
  8. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  9. Green Arrow and the Canaries: Beth Schwartz Talks Arrow Spinoff Status
  10. Duncan Trussell Discusses His Personal Journey to The Midnight Gospel

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 Industry birthdays, today

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. Or if there is, the police will come and shut you down. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date.

  • Tyler Forrest Martin, creative director of Godhead Comics
  • Danie Ware, SEO manager and events organiser of Forbidden Planet

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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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