General anxiety in the face of the coronavirus is pretty strong right now. I’m this close to blowing some $400+ dollars on a Nintendo Switch that I don’t need right now. I’m twitching, people! I’m twitching!
So let’s ease the tension with some fun cartoon show trailers! Like, there’s a new Rick and Morty trailer!
Rick and Morty comes back to TV on May 3! The trailer looks great and I am absolutely looking forward to more Rick and Morty. I’m looking forward to more new shows and enjoyable things to do while I’m stuck at home.
Like, how about new episodes of DuckTales?!
Season 3 has already started, with two new episodes this Saturday! Based on that trailer, we’re going to get that Goofy cameo we were promised! So hopefully this will be a good season.
And hopefully I can use it to stave off my growing need to join the Animal Crossing fun that’s sweeping the nation…
Welp, there are no comic book reviews this week! A couple digital comics came out, but nothing I was willing to read enough to get caught up on. So…sorry! Nothing to see here this week!
In other news, in my grand tpb reading pile, I’m working my way through Jeff Loveless’ Nova resurrection storyline. It’s as great as I remember! And Loveless just got hired to write the script for Ant-Man 3! So good for him! Other than that, I’m currently playing Persona 5 on Playstation, and it’s living up to all of the good reviews I saw. And I’m just finishing up a watch of Picard, which is enjoyable, though I’ve never been a big Star Trek fan, so I can’t really comment how it works as a Star Trek show.
Just living life in quarantine and hoping the world doesn’t come to an end for real…
I’m a big fan of Mr. Sunday Movies, a YouTube podcaster from Australia who has been doing pop culture shenanigans for years now. His latest project is as fun as they come! He and animator Ethan Taylor have put together a video of Collin Trevorrow’s unused script for Star Wars: Episode 9.
That’s really fun stuff! That animation is brilliant. Such a great job. It looks so smooth, with great comedic timing. And the movie looks like fun, too. I can’t say if it’s better than the Episode 9 we did get, but it definitely looks good. And, again, it’s a monumental animation project! Just what we need in lockdown.
I was OK with The Rise of Skywalker. But man, the whole sequel trilogy could have been so much better…
As I write this, we don’t yet fully know what’s going to happen with new comic book releases during the coronavirus crisis. Diamond Distributors will not be distributing physical comics to stores anymore, and I believe both Marvel and DC have announced they will not be releasing their normal print comics digitally, though at least DC will continue to release their regular digital-first comics. Other studies, like BOOM! and IDW, have halted all production.
So if the comic book industry grinds to a halt and we don’t get any new comics for the foreseeable future, I thought now would be a good time to sit back and take stock of which comics I’m really enjoying right now, which comics are my favorite, and which I am really going to miss going forward. I don’t know what’s going to happen to my weekly review column if we don’t get any new comics. At least we’re all in this together.
Join me after the jump for the six ongoing comics I will really miss if the virus kills the comic book industry. And feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
These are crazy times. So let’s get crazy with this special anime edition of Rick and Morty that came out this past week amid everybody stuck at home on quarantine! Warning for those who don’t like excessive cartoon blood violence.
I believe this is an homage to Lone Wolf and Cub, which I’ve never seen, but am enjoying in The Mandalorian. And it’s just fun! And is a pretty solid edition to the weirdness of life right now. Just throw this thing out into the quarantine void and let everybody have a bit of a lark.
That’s my kind of virus crisis weirdness!