Something For The Weekend: Another Round-Up Of Popular Posts From The Past Week

by Olly MacNamee

This past week saw DC Comics’ books returning to any stores that were actually open, as well as the annual merch-fest that is May 4th Be With You/Star Wars Day. Along with our usual reviews and a grown number of previews to offer you. it was a busier week than maybe we imagined and, as a result, a lot that caught your eye. Here’s your ten to takeaway from the past week:

  1. May the 4th Be With You/Star Wars Day was a very busy day from resident reviewer, Tony Thornley, as he delves into all eras of Star War comic books post-Marvel’s 1970s/80s run in his regular Star Wars review column, A Comic Panel Far, Far Away. Check them all out here, as one of our many new columns introduced during this Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. Sticking with Star Wars just for a moments and with the whole Skywalker saga now a closed book, I looked back at Rogue One and made my case it was the best of the new bunch. Seems I wasn’t the only one who thought this. Check out my opinion piece here.
  3. It’s not often union activity is reported on in any real positive way either in the States or here in the UK, which I’ve always found bizarre given unions are there to support workers and their rights. So it was with some personal pride I was able to report on the successful negotiations of newly-formed union Kickstarter United. Good news and worth reminded readers again what unions can achieve for their members, here.
  4. Tito W James spoke with The Midnight Gospel’s color designer Nick Nazzarro on his new podcast that you can catch-up with here.
  5. Seems that love for Game of Thrones hasn’t diminished much and even rumours of a new spin-off show is enough for readers to want to hear about, as reported by our film and TV expert and EiC Erik Amaya last week.
  6. There is no doubt in most rational people’s minds that the comic book industry must change due to the fallout caused by the coronavirus threat. It may be why more creators are turning to platforms such as Kickstarter for their new books, with Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and David Rubin announcing new graphic novel project Cosmic Detectives this past week, here.
  7. We covered new comic Youth in two articles only the other day – a new superhero series as if it were imagined by John Hughes on crack – which is handy, as we’ll be having an interview with writer and co-creator Curt Pires coming next week. Look out for that, and check out the first issue this coming this Tuesday 12th May to comiXology.
  8. Whether it’s because people have already given up on those hastily promises to learn the guitar or a new language that clogged up the internet at the start of this pandemic or not, it seemed some old school arts and crafts were in order as many of you flocked to read about 2000AD’s download and cut-out figures here.
  9. Rachel Bellwoar, our Doctor Who guru, reviewed new audio drama, The New Counter-Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre here.
  10. Finally, we leave you with an advance review of Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee’s Fire Power Volume 1: Prelude, which was too derivative for my liking, but unlike Wile E Coyote, I won’t be giving up on it after just one go. Read my thoughts here, and stay safe everyone.

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