Zoom, Saul and Superman – The Daily LITG 14th April 2020

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. Also, to make sure that you don't miss what everyone else is reading. Right now that means, Zoom backgrounds, Better Caul Saul and Michael Davis' use of the Death Of Superman to illustrate the current comics situation, as well as news and rumour from what DC and Diamond are up to. 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.

Zoom, Saul, Superman and a cartoon by Rich Johnston.
Zoom, Saul, Superman and a cartoon by Rich Johnston.

Zoom, Saul and Superman – the 10 Most-Read Stories Yesterday

People are loving those DC, Marvel and Batman Zoom backgrounds. However, in more substantial articles, it's all about bringing the direct market back. Bleeding Cool will be continuing to cover the impact of the current situation on the comics industry with this tag. Oh and Boris Johnson, now out of intensive care has been reading Tintin comics in bed and thanking his nurses by name. I thought that deserved commemorating.

  1. DC Comics Offers Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Conferencing
  2. Better Call Saul's Final Episode is "Something Unforgivable"
  3. Mondo Releasing New A Clockwork Orange Poster Tomorrow
  4. Street Fighter V Chun-Li Hits the Beach With PCS Collectibles
  5. Someone Made A DOOMBlade From DOOM Eternal
  6. The Death of Superman and of Comics – Michael Davis, From the Edge
  7. Ubisoft Releases The "Just Dance 2020" Song List
  8. Lana Speaks Out About Bobby Lashley Cuckold Storyline from WWE Raw
  9. DC May Be Moving Creators to New Batman Black and White Comics
  10. Diamond Comic Distributors Furloughs Employees, Beginning Today

When Rob Liefeld Offered John Byrne $150,000 an Issue to Draw Supreme, and more from one year ago

We do find it fun when stories from the past emerge in a way that makes us blink and wonder what just happened. Such a the kind of day when Rob Liefeld could make such an offer to John Byrne – and Byrne could turn it down…

  1. When Rob Liefeld Offered John Byrne $150,000 an Issue to Draw Supreme
  2. Mindless Speculation: What Could DC's Hitman Cancellation Mean For 'The Suicide Squad'?
  3. In Next Week's Uncanny X-Men, a Character Will DIE!!! (Spoilers)
  4. Tim Drake Will Get a New Identity Again in Young Justice #7
  5. Kathleen Kennedy on What 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Title Means [SWCC]

Comics News & 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.

Comics 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. And it's a big day for comic creator birthdays – Gibbons, Gerhard, Clowes and Dixon all on one day?

  • Dave Gibbons, of Kingsman, Watchmen and The Originals
  • Richard Emms, of Limited Comics
  • Christopher Gutierrez of 4am Friends
  • Sheli Crabtree, artist at Comic Petals
  • Travis Gibb, writer of Broke Down & Four Dead Bodies
  • Miceal Celtwriter, comic book translator and adapter.
  • GM Jordan, comics editor
  • Chuck Dixon, writer of Airboy, Batman and Punisher, creator of Bane.
  • Gerhard, artist on Cerebus
  • Dan Clowes, creator of Eightball

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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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