ICv2: THE BUSINESS OF GEEK CULTURE
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March 18, 2019

Manga publishers have been busy during the quiet months, and they unveiled a round of new manga licenses.

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Column by Scott Thorne
March 18, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne looks at two of the more consequential announcements made at GAMA Trade Show.
Games, Funko, Slow-Cookers in Branded Displays
March 18, 2019
We found a presence for games, Funko, and some surprising licensed products, including slow-cookers.
Scalable Support, New Metrics
March 18, 2019
Wizards of the Coast is replacing its current four-level system with a simpler two-level system and scalable prize support for Magic: The Gathering.
Lots of New Books Make the Chart
March 18, 2019
New titles sprinkle the Kids graphic novel chart among the Pilkey and Telgemeier volumes.
Weaker at the Top, Stronger Down Below
March 18, 2019
While overall sales of the Top 20 were down in February, sales were stronger on the non- Dog Man books.
Week of March 19, 2019
March 18, 2019
While there are very few home entertainment releases this week there are some excellent ones including the best superhero film of 2018 (and ’18 was a very good year for spandex on the big screen), an underrated musical from Disney, the first disc release from the new hit Cartoon Network series Craig of the Creek , and the 21st Pokemon movie.
Board Game Revels in Outrageous Combat, Over-the-Top Characters
March 17, 2019
WizKids is giving power gamers what they want in O.P. Arena.
In Just 10 Days
March 17, 2019
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's Captain Marvel dropped just 54% from its $153 million opening, earning $69.3 million to drive its domestic total to $266.2 million, powering the top 12 films to a 7% gain over the same weekend last year.
In the 8-Issue 'Grendel: Devil's Odyssey'
March 15, 2019
Dark Horse Comics announced that Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) will return to Dark Horse for Grendel: Devil's Odyssey, an 8-issue miniseries, which will debut on October 2, 2019.
Debuts In June
March 15, 2019
Marvel Comics has announced a new Silver Surfer: Black series from writer Danny Cates and artist Trad Moore that will debut in June.
Adapting the First Live-Action Pokemon Movie
March 15, 2019
Legendary Comics has announced the summer 2019 publication of the official movie graphic novel Pokemon: Detective Pikachu written by Brian Bruccellato with art by Nelson Daniel.
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