Something For The Weekend: News, Reviews And A Little Something Extra

by Olly MacNamee

Welcome back to your new look weekend round up of news, reviews and announcements from the past week on A chance to read up on a variety of articles by our dedicated team of writers and reviewers covering not only comics but TV, gaming and film too.

I’m sure there’s something in this week’s more popular posts for one and all. So why not check out this weekend’s ten to takeaway:

  1. We’ll start with Tito W James and the news of a new Helluva Boss episode. I’ve watched it and love it. You will too. Do check it out, but do know it’s not for younger viewers eyes or ears. Watch the latest episode here now.
  2. Tito also brought us a mini-documentary on Shingo Tamagawa, creator of anime Puparia. Watch it now here.
  3. British cartoonist Steven Appleby won the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Angoulême Festival for his Dragman graphic novel. Read all about his win here as brought to you by Richard Bruton.
  4. John McCrea and guests including Garth Ennis reminisce for charity this Friday 12th February. You can help support the Cartoon Museum by booking your ticket here and enjoy evening of chat and cheek from these two Belfast boys.
  5. Meanwhile, cartoonist Hilary Barta is interviewed in the most recent Deconstructing Comics which you can tune into here.
  6. Christopher Priest gave us a walk through of sacredsix #5 in what are always frank and honest writer’s commentaries on his work for Dynamite. Read all about his thought process and writing here.
  7. The news that DC Comics was reprinting their Dark Nights: Death Metal series with all-new covers featuring some of rock’s biggest names was met with head banging joy. If you missed out on the cover reveals, do check ’em all out here now.
  8. Regularly featured here is our New to You Comics column. And this week is no different. Read up on Tony Thornley and Brendan M Allen discussion of Moonshine Vol. 1 here.
  9. James Ferguson informed us about Ray Fawkes’ One Soul rerelease here, as well as bring our attention to The Antifa Super Soldier Cookbook here.
  10. This week, we’ll leave you with another chance to read up on Rachel Bellwoar’s film review for South Korea’s King Hu’s Raining in the Mountain and Legend of the Mountain double bill here.

And, as we did last week, I’ll throw in a comic boom related piece of music too. Here’s MF Doom, who sadly passed away recently, with his comic book inspired debut LP, Operation Doomsday (1999). Enjoy and peace out!


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