Something For The Weekend: Your Weekly Round-Up Of Reviews, Previews And News

by Oliver MacNamee

Another week gone and-other one looming. But, before we look forward, what did you all find of interest this past week? Here’s your regular ten-to-takeaway:

  1. Now, here’s a strange how-do-you-do. It would seem that our ‘Something for the Weekend‘ column is landing well with you all out there, with last week’s edition being one of our more popular post of the entire past 7 days. We must be doing something correct with these new regular columns, right?
  2. Last weekend also saw San Diego Comic-Con go online which seemed to prove a success with fans. Popular videos we featured from last week’s show included the Zombies, and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next Big Outbreak panelComic-Con@Home: Reimagining Mandrake The Magician with Erica Shultz panel, The Living Dead: Celebrating The Legacy of George Romero panel, the Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion panel and the Warner Archive’s Secret Origins of Saturday Morning Cartoons panel, suggesting we have a good deal of horror fans out there, who also love their Saturday morning cartoons! That’s quite the mix!
  3. In comic book news, it was a rather busy week of ups and downs, with the hiring and then firing (well, ‘administrative leave‘ to be exact) of Jud Meyer as IDW’s short-lived publisher role.
  4. In other news, Bad Idea started up their promotion campaign again ahead of launching their new line of comics to selective stores with their interesting and eye-catching one billion clicks campaign. Currently clocking in at over 30 million clicks after less than a week! It’s certainly an original marketing promo, and looks to be working too. Which is good news for the stores selected by Bad Idea, but bad news for all there conic book fans,
  5. Tales from the Pandemic #1 is a new comic book created and curated by Mario Candelaria and available now. For more on this anthology comic check out James Ferguson’s post here.
  6. X-Men are a very popular brand again at Marvel thanks to Johnathan Hickman’s radical reboot of Marvel’s merry mutants. That would explain the popularity of anything X-Men related this past week with a review of the new X-Facto #1 from Leah Williams, David Baldeon, Israel Silva, Joe Caramagna, and Tom Muller which you read here.
  7. Wolverine #3 was another big book from the past week that we reviewed, and another X-Men related book too, which you can read all about here.
  8. Sticking with the X-Men, we get the slightest of hints who may very well be planning to assault the Starlight Citadel in an Excalibur #11 tease from Marvel this past week.
  9. Not X-Men, but definitely mutant, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107 was out this past week from IDW and continues to be a popular comic book, with our preview being one of the more popular previews we posted.
  10. Finally – and in a week totally dominated by all things comic book related – we have some gaming news that managed to break through with our regular gaming guy, Gary Catig, announcing a industry round table talk of multiple developers which is talking pace today. Check out more here, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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