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

by Olly MacNamee


Another week over and done with more of the same to come, unfortunately. So, here’s hoping this round-up of some of our more popular posts will give you some comfort and plenty of reading for this afternoon. And while there’s been no new printed comics – and won’t be for the foreseeable future – there’s been no shortage of news nonetheless, as well as some light at the end of the tunnel with the odd new releases announced too.  Here’s your ten to take away from this past week here on comicon.com:

  1. As well as our regular preview of 2000 AD, we also brought you a preview of this month’s Judge Dredd Magazine, out now from Rebellion and one of the few new floppies you can get your hands on. Well, over her in the UK at least. Check out the preview here.
  2. On another quiet week of previews, as well as our regular dose of Thrill-power, we still able to bring you previews of several new comics that did come out this week, albeit as digital-first, such as Magdalene Visaggio and Claudia Aguirre new sci-fi yarn, Lost on Planet Earth as well as DC Comics’ Batman Adventures Continue #2, both out on comiXology.
  3. As well as the odd preview there was the odd announcement too, with Vault Comics announcing a new mecha sci-fi series, Giga, from writer Alex Paknadel and artist John Lê that takes a look at a world in which the war is over and the mechas laid dormant only to be used as new homes for a population made homeless by those very same mechas. Check out a first look at the debut issue here now.
  4. There was the news of a new graphic novel Palomino, too that launched on Kickstarter earlier this week. You can take another look at this Neo-noir country and western tale here.
  5. As all comic book sites are doing at this moment in time, we too are revisiting classic storylines of the past as many of us return to our long boxes and graphic novel collections to re-read some of our favourites from recent years with Tony Thornley and Brendan M Allen discussing their love of The Immortal Hulk here. in our new feature New To You Comics.
  6. Another great initiative coming out of this current crisis was the launch of #Creators4Comics online Twitter auction with plenty of comic book professionals offering up auction items in order to raise funds for the BINC Foundation and help save comic book stores from going under. Read more about what’s on offer and where to place your bids here. But, don’t leave it too late as the auction ends this coming Monday 20th April.
  7. Our series of daily (so far) interviews catching up with various comic book professionals and what they’re doing during their enforced downtime has continued throughout this week and you can catch up on all of them so far here, all in one handy place. We set the same 10 questions but with 10 very different answers coming back. It’s certainly showing a side to comic book creators we don’t always get to see and it’s seems you’re liking them too.
  8. There were a few anniversaries to celebrate too, with Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, turning 70 this week as well as AfterShock Comics marking their 5th anniversary too as well as Archie Comics announcing a series of digital-exclusive one-shots to celebrate Archie’s 80th! That’s quite the list of celebrations, with plenty more to come this year yet.
  9. We also rounded off our reviews of Amazon Prime’s slow-fi sci-fi, Tales from the Loop at the beginning of the week with a look at the last two episodes in this new series. Here’s hoping for a second series, even though it did have something of a definitive ending. But, with the way they played with time, anything is possible. You can catch up on all our reviews of each show here.
  10. Finally, the good people at AWA Studios offered up their newest comic as a digital-first – as they’ve done with all their new titles – with a look at Old Haunts #1 by Ollie Masters, Rob Williams and Laurence Campbell. Read it for free online here. And, if you like what you read, as ever we ask that you contact your local comic book store and put in an order for the full series to add to your pull list Or better still, start a pull list so you’ll be guaranteed your favourite comics when this all blows over.

Enjoy the erst of your weekend, and stay safe.

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