This week, we show how Kang introduced the X-Men into the Star Trek Universe. Also, we review Suburban Dicks, Skybound X #1, Nuclear Power #4, and Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #295!

NEWS

Box Office: Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Debuts With Dazzling $80 Million in Theaters, $60 Million on Disney Plus

Disney and Marvel’s superhero adventure ” Black Widow ” captured a massive $80 million in its first weekend, crushing the benchmark for the biggest box office debut since the pandemic. The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, is the first from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to open simultaneously in movie theaters and on Disney Plus, where subscribers can rent “Black Widow” for an extra $30.

Super Mario 64 Video Game Sells for $1.56 Million

The sale, to an anonymous bidder, set a record just two days after a copy of The Legend of Zelda sold for $870,000, according to Heritage Auctions. An anonymous buyer has paid $1.56 million for a 25-year-old copy of Super Mario 64 in its original packaging, a record price for a video game, according to the auction house that sold it.

‘Nightmare Of The Wolf’: Netflix Sets August Premiere Date, Teaser For ‘The Witcher’ Anime Film

More The Witcher content is coming down the hatch this year as Netflix reveals the premiere date for its anime movie The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf. Shortly after Netflix unveiled the premiere date for the Henry Cavill-starring drama’s Season 2, the streamer shared that Nightmare of The Wolf will premiere Monday August 23, 2021.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
SUBURBAN DICKS
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Publisher: G.P Putnam and Sons
Cover Price: $22.99
Release Date: June 22, 2021
Andie Stern thought she’d solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station–and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow.

She soon crosses paths with disgraced local journalist Kenneth Lee, who also has everything to prove in solving the case. A string of unusual occurrences–and, eventually, body parts–surface around town, and Andie and Kenneth uncover simmering racial tensions and a decades-old conspiracy. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about.

Rating: ★★★★☆
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MATTHEW
SKYBOUND X #1
Writer: Tillie Walden/Robert Kirkman/James Harren/Chris Dingess
Artist: Tillie Walden/James Harren/Matthew Roberts Ryan Ottley
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 7, 2021

Celebrate a sensational 10 years of Skybound with a cavalcade of your favorite creators and all-new stories of your favorite series past, present, and future! Each issue of this oversized, weekly series will kick off with a new chapter of a serialized THE WALKING DEAD story—RICK GRIMES 2000—by ROBERT KIRKMAN & RYAN OTTLEY!

In addition, we’ll be debuting all-new series and characters every issue, starting with the first appearance of the most requested WALKING DEAD character of all-time: Clementine, star of the bestselling Telltale’s The Walking Dead video game series!

Did we mention new ULTRAMEGA and MANIFEST DESTINY stories?! If you want to know what to expect in Skybound’s next 10 years, it all starts here!

Rating: ★★★☆☆
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RODRIGO
BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #295
Writer: Various, Jamie L Rotante
Artist: Dan Parent, Various
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: July 14, 2021
BRAND NEW STORY: “Water Songs” Riverdale is hosting their very own Mermaid Day and Betty & Veronica have landed roles as female pirates! Everyone is impressed with their impromptu sea shanty sing-a-longs, much to the ire of fellow performer Cheryl Blossom! But a siren-like voice comes from out of nowhere, and threatens to blow them all out of the water!

Rating: ★★★☆☆
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ASHLEY
NUCLEAR POWER #4
Writer: Desiree Proctor, & Erica Harrell
Artist: Lynne Yoshi
Publisher: Fanbase Press
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 14, 2021
October of 1962. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union is at its peak when the unthinkable happens: nuclear war. Sixty years later, the remaining 13 states rose from the ashes to form the American Union, governed by the authoritarian Joint Chiefs of Staff and protected by a border wall to keep out nuclear radiation . . . and the individuals who were enhanced by it. Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis that posits the lengths to which a government will go to protect (or deceive) its citizens. When the Joint Chiefs’ dark secrets are revealed, will survivors on both sides of the wall join forces to fight for their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or will their differences forever divide them?

Rating: ★★★★★
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DISCUSSION

STAR TREK X-MEN
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artists: Marc Silvestri, Billy Tan, Anthony Winn, David Finch, Brian Ching
Publisher: Paramount Comics
Release Date: 1996
It’s the X-Men and crew of the Starship Enterprise vs. Proteus (inhabiting the body of Gary Mitchell) and Deathbird (with a brief fight between Wolverine and Spock thrown in for good measure) in Star Trex.

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