What’s that you say? You want to know what happened last week in the world of pop culture? Well, you certainly came to the right place. This is Previously In…, DestroyTheCyborg’s weekly news post that gets you caught up on all the big news and some things you might have missed from the last week. Hold on to your butts, because our writers have been searching all week to bring you some incredible stories from around the Internet.

Comic Books

Dark Horse brings back Firefly

“Series takes place after the events of Serenity.  Dark Horse has published a couple of stories/mini-series set in the universe.  This would be the first full on series.  Art by Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Georges Jeanty.  The series start date is still under wraps.  I’m kind of excited for this.” – Matt Brier

BATWOMAN’s New Writer Tackles Marriage, Controversy, & Challenges of the DCU

“Spinning right out of the Batwoman debacle from a short while back, the new writer on Batwoman shares his view on where the series is going and how he intends to keep the art style similar to that of the previous creators. He also covers his plans to integrate the character into the greater DCU.” – Mike Rapin

Marvel might be making a Peggy Carter television series after S.H.I.E.L.D.

“While Peggy Carter might not be my top choice for a new Marvel television series, it’s exciting nonetheless that Marvel (and ABC and Disney) want to take even more chances on comic book TV shows. It’s especially exciting because we don’t even know yet how well S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to do. They must have a lot of confidence in the Joss Whedon property to be considering going with another show.” – Nick Nelson


Natalie Portman Says a Female Superhero Movie Is Coming From Marvel

“In a backwards yet forwards way, Natalie Portman claims to have heard word of a super hero film coming down the line from Marvel starring a female lead. Nothing confirmed, but related in the article are Stan Lee’s take on the situation and his claims that it doesn’t matter because super hero movies will always sell.” – Mike Rapin


Mumford and Sons Announce Indefinite Hiatus

“Following bassit Ted Dwane’s blood-clot trauma and the end of their  Full English Tour, the band has announced that they will be taking an indefinite hiatus to ‘just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that.'” – Andrea Sebring

NFL sues M.I.A for Flipping the Bird at Superbowl XLVI Halftime Show

“Over a year later, the NFL is continuing legal action against Sri-Lanken rapper-singer M.I.A for breach of her performance contract. The league is demanding $1.5 million for the “obscene” gesture, and M.I.A plans to make a public defense against the obsurdity of the situation. It should also be noted that NFL recently agreed to pay $765 million to some 4,500 former plays for head injury claims.” – Andrea Sebring

Anoushka Shankar Debuts “Traces of You” Video Feat. Norah Jones.

“From her upcoming album Traces of You which will be available on October 22nd.  Anoushka is a classically trained sitar player, the daughter of the late Ravi Shankar, and half sister to Norah Jones.  Over the course of her career she has garnered three Grammy nominations and played many prestigeous venues including Carnegie Hall.” – Matt Brier

The Autumn Defense announces new album Fifth, release first single.

“The Autumn Defense is a side project of Wilco’s John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone.  This will be their fifth studio release.  The album is due to drop in January 2014.” – Matt Brier

Video Games

Nintendo’s Previous President Passes at 85

“The Nintendo Company lost their former longtime president, Hiroshi Yamauchi (1949-2002). Mr. Yamauchi, famous for being at one point, the richest man in Japan as well as the owner of the Seattle Major League Baseball Team the Mariners, passed away after fighting pneumonia in a Kyoto based hospital. Mr. Yamauchi was in command of Nintendo from it’s early days as a children’s toy and card manufacturer to it’s current state as multi-billion dollar video game company.” – Jon Augustyn

Kickstarted Video Game Runs Aground

“Those of you familiar with Kickstarter may know it to be a great place to go and support everything from art projects to indie video games. And with recent successes such as Double Fine’s Broken Age (which amassed 2.9 million dollars more than their modest $400,000 goal), many developers have sought out the website as a way to help fund their projects. However, not all is sunny on the Kickstarter front as one game that reached it’s $900,000 goal recently announced that almost all development for it had stopped, and that the funds that had been accrued through Kickstarter had never even been used for development, but instead were repurposed to try and attract potential publishers for the game itself.” – Jon Augustyn

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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