Hey everybody! Welcome to the first edition of Previously In… DestroyTheCyborg’s week-in-review of the best news in comic books, movies, music, games and everything else we cover here in the site. I’m Nick Nelson, News Editor here at DTC. Last week was ripe with controversy in the comic book world, but there’s plenty of other news to check out in the rest of the pop culture world. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what our writers here at DTC thought was the best news of the week!

Comic Books

J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman leave Batwoman over editorial interference

While I am not a Batwoman reader, I have enjoyed the comic in the past and that was mostly because of JH Williams III. The fact that he is leaving, and because of a controversy like this, is incredibly sad for the whole industry. – Nick Nelson

2013 Hugo Award winners announced

Saga wins best graphic story – Mike Rapin

The Walking Dead college course

UC Irvine is offering a multidisciplinary massive open online course(MOOC) based on the Walking Dead entitled ‘Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s the Walking Dead.’  The course is open to anyone via canvas.net/TWD. – Matt Brier

Everything you need to know about X-Men: Battle of the Atom

IGN gives an in-depth view of the current state of the Mutants in the Marvel Universe, leading up to the start of Battle of the Atom. This is a great refresher for X-Men fans before the start of this crossover and is a wonderful primer for those just dipping their toes in the waters. – Nick Nelson

Movies

Roland Emmerich wants to reboot Stargate movie franchise

Roland Emmerich wants to reboot the Stargate movie Franchise because… well, I can only assume money. Still, this could be pretty neat. The Stargate movie is pretty sweet for its time and it doesn’t look like any TV show is going to be made with this universe anytime soon. So this Stargate fan thinks this is a wonderful idea! – Nick Nelson

Music

Neil Young says his Pono Music service will be ready to launch next year

Neil Young is trying to “liberate” artists from the MP3. A handful of major labels are on board, but it all sounds… crazy. Doesn’t seem to make sense. Is he trying to make everything… analog? – Mike Rapin

Arcade Fire posts trailer for new album Reflektor – Matt Brier

Books

John Scalzi’s thoughts on winning Hugo for Best Novel for his book Redshirts – Matt Brier

Sci-fi author and crusader for writer’s rights Ann Crispin has passed away.

She had published several Star Wars and Star Trek novels as well as the original novelization of the V miniseries.  She also authored a number of original novels and was a driving force behind Writer Beware for the SFWA. – Matt Brier

About The Author

Nick is a web developer at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. He helped start this site back in 2009 as a way to share his passion of comics with readers and hopefully give advice to people on what to read and buy. When he isn't reading comics, Nick enjoys running, cycling and swimming. He is always training for his next running race or triathlon. Nick is also passionate about the outdoors. Along with his wife, Annie, Nick likes traveling to the various national parks across the country and they have a goal of visiting every national park in their lifetime. The couple lives in Grand Rapids, which, in their opinion, is the greatest city in the world. Living there helps fuel one of Nick's other passions: beer. He is a self-proclaimed beer geek and living in Beer City USA certainly helps to keep him rich in his favorite libation.

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