Column by Scott Thorne
February 20, 2017

This week, Thorne looks at how the paradox of choice applies to the game and comics businesses.

Week of February 21, 2017
February 19, 2017
This week’s home entertainment offerings include two films that received six key Oscar nominations, as well as the exciting 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Newcomers Falter As Box Office Sags
February 19, 2017
Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Batman Movie slipped just 35.4% as it easily took the weekend box office crown for the second straight time, while 3 newcomers struggled.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
February 13, 2017
Continuing the “best of times, worst of times” theme for the comics business over the past year, word came this week of two companies in different corners of the industry getting creative about raising the money they need to keep the doors open.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 13, 2017
This week, Thorne looks at a tax proposal and how it would impact the hobby games business.
Week of February 14, 2017
February 12, 2017
This week’s Valentine’s Day home entertainment offerings include the superb cerebral science fiction film Arrival , the excellent coming-of-age saga Edge of Seventeen , along with a couple of solid TV neo-noirs based on books by Max Allan Collins and Joe R. Lansdale.
Trio of Newcomers Delivers Best Weekend of 2017 Yet
February 12, 2017
Warner Bros.’ animated LEGO Batman Movie opened well short of expectations, but still finished ahead of two other newcomers, Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 .
Column by Steve Bennett
February 8, 2017
This week, Bennett discusses Marvel’s relaunch plans for the X-Men, politics in the comic shop and Marvel’s new diversity campaign.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 6, 2017
This week, Thorne examines the question of whether crowdfunding can replace traditional distribution.
Week of February 7, 2017
February 5, 2017
An affordable complete new Blu-ray edition of Quantum Leap , a re-priced complete Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , a quartet of Justice League animated discs, Trolls , Loving, plus a new Blu-ray edition of the anime classic Wolf’s Rain.
Newcomers Disappoint
February 5, 2017
M. Night Shyamalan’s Split eked out a narrow victory to claim its third straight weekend box office crown with a modest total of $14.5 million.
Column by Marcus King
February 2, 2017
This week, King discusses his trade show attendance plans for March.