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

by Olly MacNamee

With our regular round up of comic book reviews now firmly entrenched in it very own regular weekly column, we now present a selection of other news, reviews and previews posted throughout the past week here on covering the world of comics as well as TV, film and gaming. Here’s this weekend’s ten-to-takeaway:

  1. Starting with something different this week and two items of toy news starting with Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest 2021 where Hasbro announced new Power Rangers Dino Fury action figures as covered by our very own Gary Catig here.
  2. And secondly, Mondo announced its latest Masters of the Universe collectible action figure with Keldor, aka Skeletor. Read all about it here.
  3. Regular weekend column Art for Art’s Sake makes it onto this week’s list. Read up on Richard Bruton’s always enjoyable comic book art selection here with a special look at the art of Johnathan Edwards.
  4. Another regular column, and again from Bruton, is our weekly look at webcomics. This week he reviewed online offering Boumerie by Boum here.
  5. And Richard makes it a hat-trick this week with another regular column of his hitting the list: Monday afternoon’s deep dive into 2000 AD in The Weekly 2000 AD here.
  6. IDW had two hits on their hand this week, if interest in the following two previews are an indication. We presented a preview of Canto & The City of Giants #1 here
  7. … and the flawless Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1 here.
  8. Sticking with comics and Marvel hit the headlines this week, as reported on by Brendan M Allen and Tony Thornley. Allen announced the variant covers for Marvel’s forthcoming comic book event, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters here
  9. .. while Thornley brought news that Flash Thompson was to return to comics in July in Extreme Justice. Read all about it here.
  10. Finally, we have another regular column making the list: last Saturday’s Review Round Up of comic books reviews here.

That’s you lot for this week, but as ever we leave you with a little bit extra. And this weekend is no different. This week we bring yon this fun new video campaigning for a global ban on animal testing of cosmetics featuring Ricky Gervais and directed by Taika Waititi. by the Humane Society of the United States. An entraining, animated way of putting across a serious and worthwhile message. And with so many alternatives out there that do not use animal testing, maybe it’s time to consider changing your buying habits? It’s really not that difficult.

Watch out, Bugs, you may have competition in Ralph the Rabbit:

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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