ICv2: THE BUSINESS OF GEEK CULTURE
Ch- Ch- Ch- Chia!
February 19, 2018

NECA, parent of WizKids and Kidrobot, has acquired companies on the opposite end of the hipness spectrum, the makers and marketers of Chia Pet, The Clapper, and other products.

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Readership, Market Changes, More
February 14, 2018
ICv2 has launched a survey designed to help guide its future direction as a company, and to gather some data showing changes in the market.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 19, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne looks at the recent news of layoffs book retailing giant Barnes & Noble.
Week of February 20, 2018
February 18, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases include the holiday comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 , the searing, Zola-esque indie film The Florida Project, the first season of the Charlaine Harris fueled horror fantasy Midnight, Texas, the only season of the never-before-released 1980s Kung Fu TV series The Master, and the latest collection of all new Dragon Ball stories.
$218 Million 4-Day Bow Sets Presidents' Day Record
February 18, 2018
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, singlehandedly revived a sagging 2018 box office with a massive $192 million 3-day opening, the second-best debut in MCU history.
Starring Han, Chewie, and Lando
February 16, 2018
Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian will feature prominently in Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-ins from Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing.
Publisher Will Release First Print Edition of McDuffie Award Winner
February 16, 2018
Lion Forge will be releasing Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics winner Upgrade Soul by Ezra Clayton Daniels.
Games, Promos, Plus Event Marketing Box
February 16, 2018
Geek & Sundry have shared the exclusive games that will be available for International Tabletop Day 2018.
From Stone Blade Entertainment
February 16, 2018
Ultra Pro will release Stone Blade Entertainment’s latest addition to its popular deck building game Ascension this summer.
From Dynamite Entertainment
February 16, 2018
Here's a preview of Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 2 HC, published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Dan Slott will 'Go Down Swinging' in Penultimate Issue of His Run
February 16, 2018
In his 800th issue, the Amazing Spider-Man will face off with the Red Goblin in an oversized 80-page issue.
In 'X-Men Wedding Special' #1
February 16, 2018
Marvel Comics will release X-Men Wedding Special #1, a companion to the X-Men Gold story “’Till Death Do Us Part."
As Saban Splits with Bandai
February 16, 2018
Saban Brands has named Hasbro, Inc. as its new master toy licensee for Saban's Power Rangers, as it ends its 25-year partnership with Bandai.
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