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 Syndrome – Well that’s just shitty…
Bleeding Cool – How A Soft Cowboys & Aliens Opening May Affect Platinum Studios – Doh!
IGN – Race in Comics: Spider-Man’s Impact – A take on Marvel’s recent announcement.
Bleeding Cool – Joe Quesada Commissioned By President Obama – We are so raising revenues through sales of alternate covers.
ICv2 – Sony Sets Date for Garfield ‘Spider-Man’ Sequel – Yes, that’s a sequel to a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.
Kotaku – Sunday Comics – Each 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?
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
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)