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The Daily LITG, 30th November 2019 – Happy Birthday Keith Giffen

The Daily LITG, 30th November 2019 – Happy Birthday Keith Giffen

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. And yes.. it's Black Friday. The 10 most-read stories yesterday John Byrne on the Colouring of the Sensational She-Hulk Omnibus Cover Donny Cates Wishes a Happy […]

Scooby Apocalypse #25 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

Scooby Apocalypse #25 Review: The Final Fred-day

Shaggy and Velma are awaiting the return of Daphne and Freddy in the mall. Daphne and Freddy left to recon the "Consumerite" demons and have been gone too long. We see Daphne and Freddy, and the former is perpetually angry with the latter. If you've heard about this issue of Scooby Apocalypse at all, then […]

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New Jersey Comic Expo's Programming Focuses Almost Exclusively On Comics

The New Jersey Comic Expo has released their programming schedule for the upcoming show November 18th and 19th at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. Yesterday they announced that Gail Simone would be Guest of Honor, and we can see that she will be doing a Talking Deadpool panel. Guests Keith Giffen and Kevin […]

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Justice League's Keith Giffen And Kevin Maguire Head To New Jersey

Fans of the Justice League — more specifically the Bwa-ha-ha League — have a good reason to go to New Jersey this month. Keith Giffen and Kevin Maguire will be appearing at the New Jersey Comic Expo November 18th and 19th. These two men, along with co-writer J.M. DeMatteis, are responsible for one of the most beloved […]

Blue Beetle #13 Review: Which Future Team Is Canon Now?

Blue Beetle #13 Review Teri, the Flash of the year 3001, is ready to leave Kord Industries and return to her own time. She intends to rejoin her Justice League and aid in their fight against the galactic conqueror Lady Styx. She is successful in this, but Jaime Reyes, the Blue Beetle, is brought with […]


Manhunter #1 Review: Manhunter Likes Hunting Man

DC continues with their dive into Jack Kirby with a return of Manhunter. Though he is oddly dressed like one of the Manhunters that preceded the Green Lantern Corps of Oa, this is actually the Manhunter known as Paul Kirk, another of Kirby's creations. This Manhunter is most known for the actions of his clone, […]

Blue Beetle #10 Review: A Spritz Of Rain In The DC Drought

I remain surprised that very few, if anyone, used this book to challenge my "The Marvel Monsoon vs. the DC Drought" argument. Maybe it's because this book has a rather inconsistent quality, or maybe it's because the fact that this book remains pretty fun regardless of that inconsistent quality kind of helps prove my point. […]

Blue Beetle #9 Review- A Weird, Wild Ride And I Am OMAC

While both Jaime Reyes and Ted Kord Blue Beetles (never read anything with the actual original), Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins Blue Beetle was not a fun read initially. One major turn-off to the book was the constant damn bickering between any two characters but especially between Jaime Reyes and Ted Kord themselves. Interior conflict […]

DC to Celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday with Ambitious Post-Apocalyptic Series

Kamandi Challenge To Commemorate Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday Next Year

Back in April, Bleeding Cool told you a little bit about DC's plans for something they called Kamandi Challenge.  Now comes further word about the project, which is based on the world Jack Kirby created and DC Comics launched in 1972 in Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth. Kirby died in 1994 and 2017 would have […]

Through The Habitrails And The Curse Of Ambush Bug

Dover Books recently became the latest publisher to put out one of my favourite comics of all time, Through The Habitrails by Jeff Nicholson, a slice-of-life allegorical fantasy about an office worker in a creative industry. About his coping mechanism for working in such an environment and that affect on him as a person. It […]

Benjamin Roman Brings Us P.A.C.O. And Donut

On February 24th, P.A.C.O. and Donut goes love on Comixology. The all-ages series by creator Benjamin Roman tells the story of an escaped criminal who is shackled to a damaged transport robot whose programming has flipped. Roman has previously worked with writer Steve Niles on The Cryptics from Image and with Keith Giffen on I Luv Halloween […]

Keith Giffen Revives Sugar & Spike As Private Dicks #DCJanuary

Announced courtesy of USA Today, in January, DC Comics are launching a number of new series, not what we previously referred to as "Big October." And new the news that Sugar & Spike, classic kiddie characters are all grown up. Keith Giffen's Sugar & Spike puts a grownup spin on Sheldon Mayer's popular comic-book toddlers of the 1950s […]

DC Comics Cancels Infinity And The Forever People. Again.

Infinity And The Forever People was part of DC Comics' last spurge of new titles, until next month. Written by DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio with Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish But not only did that aspect not stop the title from being cancelled, but it looks as if he won't even get to have […]

Comic Writer Roger Slifer Passes Away At Age 60

Co-creator of Lobo and writer for Marvel, DC and many animation and video game projects, Roger Slifer, passed away today. The 60-year old Slifer, who was still recovering from being seriously injured in a hit and run in 2012, died while on his way from the nursing home the emergency room. His sister Connie Carlton […]

And Finally… The History Of The DC Universe, As It Was

Posted by Travis Ellison... this History Of The DC Universe image used to appear in the DC Comics lobby, outside the elevators. I think I briefly saw it once on an attempt to gatecrash the place during one NYCC several years ago. It's gone now, replace by a New 52 panel instead, which will be […]

Celebrating Ted Kord, The Blue Beetle Who Was Your Friend

By Hilton Collins The past 30 days haven't been bad for fans of the superhero Ted Kord from his pre-New 52 days. Thanks to stellar writing he received over the past three decades, he's become arguably the most beloved Blue Beetle (and in my opinion, the greatest), and his legacy gained strength after his death […]

The Big Reason To Buy Justice League 3000 #11 Today (FINAL PAGE SPOILERS)

Secondly it's drawn by Howard Porter who is soooooo much better at his craft than in is Grant Morrison JLA run, totally reinventing himself from the ground up, with influences from Moebius, Bode, Quitely and more mixing around in there. And thirdly… and this is where it gets very spoilery, so if you are thinking […]