Something For The Weekend: Your Weekend Round Up Of News, Previews And More

by Olly MacNamee

As we do every Saturday round about this time, once again we present you with ten-to-takeaway. Ten posts that proved popular with you from the world of comics, TV and film. Any in this weeks list that you missed first time round? If so, why not take the time out to sit back and catch up?

  1. Lovecraft Country Season 1 was a big Blu-Ray release this week and Rachel Bellwoar reviewed the entire first series for us here. Have you caught it yet?
  2. Sticking with TV and the new series of Final Space (Season 3) was covered by Tito W James here.
  3. It’s good to see the return of our regular Monday afternoon preview of 2000AD to this list, the galaxy creates comic from our resident 2000AD expert, Richard Bruton. Check it out here.
  4. Another regular column to feature this week is Richard Bruton’s Webcomic Weekly. This week he took a look at Oh Joy Sex Toy by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan here.
  5. In two piece of Marvel Star Wars comic news, James Ferguson brought us the teaser to the new Boba Fett/Bounty Hunters title in the works here, as well as the full reveal of Marvel’s announcement for a War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event coming to comics this year. Read all about it here.
  6. DC Comics hit the news this week with the announcement of two new DC Digital First titles set in the respective universes of Superman the Movie and Tim Burton’s Batman. Read more here.
  7. The most popular preview of last week wasn’t for a comic boo but for an art book. Dynamite released a very limited edition art book featuring the sensual paintings of Lucio Parrillo in The Dynamite Art Of Lucio Parrillo Remarked Edition here.
  8. Also coming from Dynamite the week was the news of a new hiring. Jim Sokolowski joins their ranks and the news can be read here, courtesy of EiC Erik Amaya.
  9. On the crowdfunding front, James Ferguson brought us word on Major Holmes & Captain Watson by writer Jeff Rider, artist Ismael Canales, colourist Roger Sorruca, and letterer Justin Birch. Read up about it and how to back this campaign here.
  10. And I’ll leave you with the news from Image Comics this past week of a new crime noir comic with a twist in the announcement for The Good Asian by writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Alexandre Tefenkgi here.

Oh, and as it’s the weekend, here’s that little something extra I like to add to keep your feet tapping. This week, and in recognition of the new that Def Jam and Marvel are to collaborate on back-up strips to appear in Black Panther, how could I not post LL Cool J’s 1989 Def Jam classic, Walking With A Panther. Enjoy!

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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