Something For The Weekend: Your Weekly Digest Of The Best Of The Past Week’s Popular Posts

by Olly MacNamee

Welcome to the weekend. And we hope we can keep you entertained and informed, as ever, with a selection of popular posts from the past week. As well as featuring regular columns we also have a good deal of other news to report back on too. So, without further ado, let’s see what you were all reading this past week:

  1. Mark Millar and Image Comics launched Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 this week, and revealed one of the most fun covers of 2021 so far. A variant cover by Ozgur Yildirim with 101 super hero references to spot. It certainly entertained me (I got 51 or maybe more), and it would see many of you too, judging by it popularity. Check it out here and see how many you can spot.
  2. I always find it fascinating which previews are the most popular. This week it was Batman/Fornite #5 which you can catch here. But then, this is a comic that appeals to both comic book fans and gamers, so I’m all that surprised.
  3. It’s always good to see Richard Bruton’s preview of the weekly 2000 AD make it onto the list. One, because he really puts together a thorough preview of each issue and each strip, but as a fellow Brit it’s great to see a hunger for UK comics. After all, it is the galaxy’s greatest! Read it here now.
  4. Rachel Bellwoar reviewed the debut episode of Home Before Dark (season 2), streaming now on Apple TV+ with new episodes each week.
  5. James Ferguson dropped by this week with an interview with the creators of Dark Horse’s new fantasy series Savage Hearts (and No Kings, No Masters, back-up strip) here.
  6. You may have noticed that E3 2021 dominated a lot of the news coverage this week with plenty of announcements. One of the more popular one’s was for Rabbit & Bear’s Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes here.
  7. Also from E3 2021 came the premier of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward here.
  8. Last week’s instalment of Ben Martin’s Franchise Expansion (or Implosion) looked at The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift as he diligently trawls through each and very film in this popular series. Read up on it here.
  9. You may have heard that comic book publisher Bad Idea are shutting up shop. But not until they’ve released five more comic books. We announced the news with a preview of the first two titles here.
  10. Finally, for this weekend, we leave you with that little something extra. And, as it’s Juneteenth in America and we brought you the news of Public Enemy and Z2 Comics collaboration on a new graphic novel only today, I feel it’s quite appropriate to share with you a track from their Apocalypse ’91: The Enemy Strikes Black, ‘By The Time I Get To Arizona’. A track that was written as a response to the Arizona governor of the time, Evan Mecham, cancelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Happy Juneteenth America!

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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