The comic distribution industry is in trouble thanks to supply chain issues, and James Thacher is here to break it down for us. We also review Star Trek: Lower Decks, Dark Ages #1, and Avengers Annual #1 from Marvel Comics!

NEWS

‘Magic: The Gathering’ Netflix Animated Series Casts Brandon Routh in Lead Role

The animated ” Magic: The Gathering” series at Netflix has cast Brandon Routh in the lead role. The announcement was made during Wizards of the Coast’s Magic Showcase 2021 stream. Plot details on the series are still being kept under wraps, but it was confirmed that Routh will voice the character Gideon Jura.

Source Point to Adapt Asmodee Games to Comics

Daily coverage of the pop culture products industry, including toys (action figures, models and statues), anime (anime, manga, and Japanese imports), games (collectible card and roleplaying games or ccgs and rpgs), comics (comics and graphic novels), and movie and TV (licensed) merchandise. We feature business news, and in-depth analysis for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, distributors.

DC Comics Blames Pandemic For Delays And Shortages

DC Comics has issued the following missive to comic book retailers, talking about upcoming delays to plenty of comic books, including for the planned Batman Day, the 18th of September, and when and where they may expect them to turn up.

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REVIEWS

STEPHEN
DARK AGES #1
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Iban Coello
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 01, 2021
This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
• A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
• X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.
• None of it will be enough.
• The lights are about to go out.
• The world outside our window…is about to end.

Rating: ★★★★☆
You can purchase this issue via the comiXology affiliate link (comixology.sjv.io/b3mgz6)

MATTHEW
AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
Writer: Jed Mackay
Artist: Travel Foreman/Juan Ferreyra
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: August 25, 2021

The last secret of the Infinity Stones and Infinity Stone-Bearers is revealed here. Meet the new character who beats Captain America and Iron Man within an inch of their lives. What saves them? This character’s other desires.ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: The conclusion of Infinite Fury!

Rating: ★★★☆☆
You can purchase this issue via the comiXology affiliate link (comixology.sjv.io/BX2dnW)

ASHLEY
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS s2e3 WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE TOM PARIS
Writer: M. Willis
Starring: Tawney Newsom, Jack Quaid, Eugene Cordero
Network: Paramount+
Release Date: Aug 26, 2021
Assigned a special task by Dr. T’Ana, Tendi enlists Mariner for help. On the U.S.S. Cerritos, Rutherford is consumed by a bridge crew mystery.

Rating: ★★★★★

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