Nov 27 2014

The History of Green Arrow Part 7 – Losing the Beard: The New 52, ‘Arrow’ and the Contemporary Age (2011 – )

Following the Flashpoint event, DC Comics did something that very few thought was possible in modern comics: they scrapped everything. Beginning with 52 number #1 issues in September 2011, The New 52 was the first line-wide reinvention of DC’s core characters in over seven decades. More than simply renumbering, it took characters from all of …

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Nov 25 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 118 – Spider-Man: Blue

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 118, the comic book show that’s about to get a little blue. (Or that “blue” itself?) In this issue, Howard the Duck is back with an all-new ongoing series. Why do we let him lick us like that? ALSO Ant-Man is getting …

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Nov 17 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 117 – Black Hole

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 117, the comic book show that has a vestigial tail. In this issue, Marvel announces more Guardians of the Galaxy series. Why you ask? You said it yourself bitch  – they’re the Guardians of the Galaxy. ALSO Marvel hires a wrestler to write …

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Nov 17 2014

Andrew Constant goes sideways: ‘Fly’ and ‘Broken Line’

If you go by his Gestalt Comics bio, writer Andrew Constant has voyaged through journalism, salesmanship, I.T. management, bartending, and being a hippy before finding his feet as a comic book writer. His debut graphic novel Torn, first published back in 2011, was a reverse werewolf story with art by Nicola Scott and Joh James. His two …

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Nov 11 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 116 – Daredevil: Guardian Devil

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 116, the comic book show that’s known for its twist endings. In this issue, Hans Zimmer is confirmed as the composer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We look forward to hearing those two notes again. THEN both Marvel and DC …

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Nov 03 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 115 – Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 115, the comic book show that wears its underpants on the inside. In this issue, 9 films are announced for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’d tell you about them if we could stop squeeing for 5 minutes. ALSO Ri¢hie Ri¢h is …

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Oct 30 2014

Christian Read’s ‘Dread Empire’ explores Lovecraft’s cruel future

Plus supernatural investigator Karnak, the conclusion of Unmasked, and the unholy union of Celts, Romans, and zombies in Legio Ex Mortis. Readers and listeners around these parts will be familiar with Christian Read, the writer of comics The Eldritch Kid and Unmasked. When he last visited Behind the Panels, he had also just published Black City, …

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Oct 29 2014

Chadwick Boseman is Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Marvel has not only announced their full slate of films leading up to 2019, but has cast Chadwick Boseman as the lead character T’Challa in Black Panther. That film is slated for 3 November 2017, with seeds promised to be planted as early as next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The character will make his first appearance in Captain …

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