This Week In The Nerd Fandom: February 6th, 2023


Hello again! It is time for another round of This Week In The Nerd Fandom. We’re seeing several big topics in Comics, such as the Return of Injustice, Dr. Doom takes on the Marvel Universe, and the Massive-Verse’s Dead Lucky Collaborates with Band Al1ce. In Anime we’re seeing The First Slam Dunk and Suzume continuing to climb the charts, the SAO Progressive Sequel Brings In Over 600k in The US, and more. Also, be sure to check out the Ko-Fi Page for a brand-new update!

Venturing Into The World of Injustice with Jon Kent!

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The Dawn of DC continues with a new chapter in Jon’s Life and the surprise return of a fan-favorite universe. Tom Taylor is preparing to return to the world of Injustice. Writer Tom Taylor spoke about his return to the infamous story that found the man of steel becoming an evil dictator. But that’s not all, it will also be bringing Jon Kent across the multiverse and coming face-to-face with not only Superman but also the Injustice Variant of Damien Wayne! Head over to DC to read the full interview, and be sure to add the first issue of the limited series to your pull list! Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent Issue One will be available on March 7th, 2023.

Doctor Doom Prepares to Fix The Fantastic Four’s Mistake, Even If He Has to Fight The Marvel Universe to Do It!

What caused the rift between Marvel’s First Family? The answer will be in the upcoming fourth issue of the Fantastic Four, but it will be Doom who will be making his first appearance in Ryan North and Iban Coello’s Fantastic Four run in May. Doctor Doom plans on using his expertise and fixes the fatal misstep of Marvel’s First Family, it will find Doom journeying across time and space to reverse the damage that his foes have inflicted on the Marvel Universe. It is certainly a milestone leading up to the Fantastic Four’s 700th issue which promises to see a giant-sized throwdown with the villain. Fantastic Four Issue 7/700 will go on sale on May 17th. Marvel has an exclusive interview with both creators for the upcoming issue.


The Massive-Verse Prepares Its First Collaboration with The Dark Wave Band, AL1CE

Image Comics is pleased to announce a brand new collaboration involving the Massive-Verse’s The Dead Lucky, and the Dark Wave Band, AL1CE. It is a special trailer to promote the upcoming trade paperback that collects issues one through six. It goes on sale on March 28th and involves the creative team consisting of Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and French Carlomagno (Radiant Black).

Overwatch 2’s Third Season Announces a Special One-Punch Man Collaboration

Overwatch 2’s Third Season launches today, and one of the bigger announcements from Blizzard Entertainment was the newest collaboration with ONE and Yūsuke Murata’s ONE PUNCH MAN manga and anime series.

The collaboration will begin on March 7th and run until April 6th. So far, Blizzard has revealed a Doomfist skin, but the developers promise multiple skins, cosmetics, and an earnable Legendary skin for the game’s characters. Each item will be revealed before the collaboration begins.

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc Opens at No. 1 in the Japanese Box Office, The First Slam Dunk Drops to No. 3

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc March Announcement
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The newest box office numbers for last weekend were a clear indication that Demon Slayer still has a strong grasp in Japan. The World Tour made its first stop on February 3rd, selling 813,000 tickets and earning 1,158,765,410 yen (about US$8.75 million) in the first three days. Meanwhile, Toei Animation’s The First Slam Dunk dropped to Number three, but it is still doing great. It is now the 43rd-highest-earning film in Japan.


Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume dropped to Number 5 in its 13th weekend, but it has now become the 22nd-highest-earning film in Japan. For more on this story, Anime News Network has further details. US Fans will be able to catch Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: To the Swordsmith Village Arc in theaters on March 3rd.

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Sword Art Online The Movie – Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night Earns Over 600k in The US

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Sword Art Online Progressive’s Sequel Film made its debut in the US on February 3rd and earned $607,000. The movie opened in 892 Theaters in the US on Friday and had a per-theater average (PTA) of US$681. Box Office Mojo lists the film’s worldwide earnings (excluding the U.S.) at US$8,695,854.

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