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American Gods & Orlando Jones in the Daily LITG, 8th of June, 2023

An LITG runaround the previous day on Bleeding Cool, as well as the past four years, and which comic creator has a birthday today as well!

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in the Daily LITG, the 8th of June, 2023
American Gods screencap

The ten most popular stories yesterday

  1. American Gods: Orlando Jones Discusses Firing, S02 Table Read Incident 
  2. Cyclops And Jean Grey Together No More? #XSpoilers
  3. Everything Orchis Is Planning For The Hellfire Gala So Far #XSpoilers
  4. Spider-Boy Admits He's A Sidekick in Spider-Man #7 (Spoilers)
  5. Paramount Releases Ambient Sound Video Of Star Trek Warp Core
  6. What If The Bat-Cave… Had A Bat-Cave? (Batman #136 Spoilers)
  7. The Marvel Multiverse Has A Mandela Effect Universe
  8. Mark Millar Waves The Flag In The Ambassadors #6 (Spoilers)
  9. Big Barda & Cassandra Cain Join Birds Of Prey from DC Comics
  10. Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers Actor Charged in Jan. 6th Riot 

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LITG one year ago, Jenna Coleman is Constantine

Jenna Coleman in The Sandman, Image: Netflix
Jenna Coleman in The Sandman, Image: Netflix
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  2. Doctor Who Series 7 Rewatch Reveals Some of Steven Moffat's Flaws
  3. Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Evolving Skies In June 2022
  4. Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy Cutting Their Vacation Short for Season 3
  5. New Marvel Legends Retro Collection Figures Arrive from Hasbro
  6. What Did Pariah Do With The Justice League? (Dark Crisis Spoilers)
  7. Poison Ivy is Now Worse Than Thanos In The DC Universe (Spoilers)
  8. The Boys: Payback Team Photo; Ackles Teases Soldier Boy "Mission"
  9. Connor Hawke, An Asexual Superhero For DC Comics, Today
  10. The Sandman Image Gallery: Death, The Corinthian, Constantine & More
  11. Marvel Unveils New Fortnite Spider-Man Costume Early
  12. New Mutants Gets 40th-Anniversary Issue in September
  13. Get Your First Look Inside Gun Honey: Blood for Blood #1
  14. Now David Duchovny Co-Writes A Sci-Fi Comic Book, Kepler
  15. Marvel's She-Hulk Licensed For Garnier Fructis Shampoo Range
  16. Vault Launches Heroes Initiative Auction For George Pérez's Birthday
  17. Early Marvel Preview: Immortal X-Men #3 Ties Into X-Treme X-Men
  18. How Can Abyss Be In Batman Inc? (Batman #124 Spoilers)
  19. Hot Shots: Jon Cryer Part Tres in the Daily LITG, 7th June 2022

LITG two years ago – Captain America By Any Other Name

Captain America by Peach Momoko – The Daily LITG, 8th June 2021
Captain America by Peach Momoko – The Daily LITG, 8th June 2021

The world keeps turning, and America is beginning to heal from all the burns. Even if a few scabs need pulling off first.

  1. Marvel Comics Presents – The United States Of Genitalia?
  2. Of Course, It's Jed MacKay Killing Off Doctor Strange At Marvel Comics
  3. The Boys: Jensen Ackles Posts Soldier Boy Shield; Full Reveal Monday
  4. Special Delivery Charizard Coming Soon To Pokémon TCG?
  5. A Slow Discovery Begins In Pokémon GO Tomorrow
  6. Bad Idea Comics Say It's Over. Bleeding Cool Refuses To Believe That
  7. Ramon Villalobos Crying Wolf Over Bad Idea Comics Closure?
  8. Titans DoP Shares Season 3 Snaps of Nightwing, Conner, Filming & More
  9. Fear the Walking Dead Update: Season 6 Finale Teaser Taken Down
  10. SPOILERS: Young X-Men – A New Name For The Children Of The Atom?
  11. Big Hero 6: The Series Gets Graphic Novel Adaptation from Yen Press
  12. Surprise! Grant Morrison & Gerard Way Anthrax OGN Out on Wednesday
  13. Rob Liefeld To Ink Larry Hama, Be Inked By Kevin Eastman & Neal Adams
  14. Artist Joel Gomez Celebrates La Muerta Kickstarter Success
  15. LATE: Captain America, Mighty Valkyries, and Red Room
  16. Heroes Reborn Spoilers: Misty Knight & Gwen Stacy More Than Friends?
  17. Marvel Comics Promises Darkhold By The End Of The Year, Honest
  18. Zoop Launches First Crowdfunded Comics Titles, More to Come
  19. Macmillan Picks Up Trang Nguyen & Jeet Zdung Wildlife Graphic Novels
  20. Tween Buffy Meets Roller Girl in Blood City Rollers Graphic Novel
  21. Space Pirate Captain Harlock: Interview with New Artist Jerome Alquie
  22. Captain America By Any Other Name – The Daily LITG, 7th June 2021

LITG three years ago, Mile High targeted DC

  1. Mile High Comics Launches 'DC Sucks' 50% Off Sale
  2. Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming
  3. Cowboy Bebop Writer: Netflix Adapt Won't "Scarlett Johansson" Anime
  4. Marvel Comics Liquidates 32 Omnibuses to Comic Book Stores
  5. The Walking Dead Has Message for Fans Bothered By Its BLM Support
  6. Warren Ellis Remembers When Marvel Illustrated Swimsuit Went Gay
  7. Funko Layoffs Will Now Include Funko Funkast And Social Staff
  8. Punisher Creator Gerry Conway Looks to Reclaim Punisher Skull Logo
  9. Star Wars The Last Jedi "Broom Boy" Shoots His Shot On Returning
  10. DC Comics Leaves Diamond and The Earth Still Continues to Revolve

LITG four years ago, John Byrne withdrew Elsewhen

Comic Book birthdays today

There may not be much of a party atmosphere right now. It all depends on which state you are living in. But comic folk are still getting older and still celebrating that special date with twelve years for us as well.

  • Jim Stewart, creator of Ganjaman.
  • Michael Higgins, Marvel writer, artist, letterer, editor
  • David Seidman, founder of Disney Comics.
  • Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert.
  • Brandon Jerwa, writer on Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe, and Army of Darkness.
  • Ciarán Marcantonio, EIC of Black Sheep Comics
  • Martin Shapiro, creator of Chopper.
  • Adam Casey, creator of The Life And Adventures of Santa Claus.

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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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