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We should be pretty back to normal this week as far as coverage, going a bit heavier when it comes to games since we just came off of Gen Con.  We’ve missed a few “Around the Tubes,” so below is catch up with some older news and throughout the day, we’ll be posting news we might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – The Superhero With Irritable Bowel SyndromeWell that’s just shitty…

Bleeding Cool – How A Soft Cowboys & Aliens Opening May Affect Platinum StudiosDoh!

IGN – Race in Comics: Spider-Man’s ImpactA take on Marvel’s recent announcement.

Bleeding Cool – Joe Quesada Commissioned By President ObamaWe are so raising revenues through sales of alternate covers.

ICv2 – Sony Sets Date for Garfield ‘Spider-Man’ SequelYes, that’s a sequel to a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.

Kotaku – Sunday ComicsEach week, Kotaku brings some great web comics.

Obsessive Reaction – Race in comic books, does it even matter?An interesting take on the new ultimate Spider-Man.

Comics Alliance – Warner Bros. Purchases Film Rights to Nate Simpson’s ‘Nonplayer’Has the second issue even come out?

ICv2 – ‘Game of Thrones’ Helmer in Talks for ‘Thor 2’ – Could be a really good fit.

Monthly/Quarterly Sales Numbers:

ICv2 – Game Sales Grew in Q2

ICv2 – Top 10 Card Games–Q2 2011

ICv2 –Top 5 RPGs–Q2 2011

ICv2 – Top 10 Board Games–Q2 2011

ICv2 – Top Collectible Games–Q2 2011

ComiChron – July initial, June final comics orders online; IDW sets record

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Gen Con: New Marvel Comics RPG Games Announced By Margaret Weis Productions

CBR – Geoff Johns & Jim Lee Named Guests of Honor at New York Comic-Con

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Cambridge First – Batman: Hush Unwrapped Deluxe Edition

English Chick 21 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

CBR – Rachel Rising #1

CBR – Scalped #51

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 8/3/11

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round-Up (8/3/11)