ICv2: THE BUSINESS OF GEEK CULTURE
Week of December 18, 2018
December 16, 2018

This week’s home entertainment releases, the final volley of 2018, include one last barrage of feature films including Ruben Fleischer’s highly enjoyable superhero/villain origin story, Venom, Paul Feig’s darkly comic mystery, A Simple Favor, Shane Black’s unsuccessful attempt to reinvigorate The Predator franchise, and Eli Roth’s adaptation of a classic children’s mystery/horror novel. DVD Round-Up will return in 2019—Happy New Years to all our readers.

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'Aquaman' Still Boffo Overseas
December 16, 2018
For the thirteenth time this year a movie based on a Marvel Comics character has topped the weekend box office chart. Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse set a new December record for an animated film with a $35.4 million bow, while Aquaman continued to crush it overseas.
In Updated 'Power Grid: Recharged' Edition
December 14, 2018
2F-Spiele and Rio Grande Games have announced an updated version of their long-running staple.
'Duel Power'
December 14, 2018
A new expansion set for Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, called Duel Power, will release on April 5.
From Dynamite Entertainment
December 14, 2018
Here's a preview of The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers HC, published by Dynamite Entertainment.
For Film and TV Projects
December 14, 2018
Legendary Entertainment has locked in overall deals with Brian K. Vaughan and Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction's Milkfed Criminal Masterminds.
The Kaiju Vying for Kinghood
December 14, 2018
Director Mike Dougherty has unveiled character posters of kaiju friends and foes in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
In Six Months Ended December 2
December 14, 2018
Games Workshop sales in the six months ended December 2 were up 14%, according to preliminary numbers.
'The Adventure Zone' Regains Top Slot in Diverse Top 20
December 13, 2018
The top title once again is The Adventure Zone, based on a podcast about a role playing game.
Low Sales in the Top Slots but a Brighter Picture Below
December 13, 2018
At first glance, the numbers seem a bit anemic on the November chart of the Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels in the book channel.
To Oversee Organized Play Development
December 13, 2018
Ian Richards has joined PlayFusion, where he will oversee the development of global Organized Play programs.
From BOOM! Studios
December 13, 2018
Here's a preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1, published by BOOM! Studios.
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