Sep 01 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 107 – Seconds

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 107, the comic book show that still firmly believes that Hello Kitty is a cat. In this issue, The Greatest American Hero is set to return to television. We’re not sure if we believe it or not. ALSO Donald Glover is Spider-Man and …

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Aug 30 2014

The History of Green Arrow Part 5 – At the Crossroads of Death with Connor Hawke (1994 – 2000)

Green Arrow may have returned to the spotlight during the darker turns of the 1980s, but even he wouldn’t escape the superhero death toll of the 1990s. Mike Grell’s departure from the book coincided with a sea-change in the industry, with the Dark Age that arguably began with The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and culminated in the grunge …

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Aug 29 2014

‘Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks’ set comes in Avengers Mansion box!

Marvel has been releasing an amazing collection of covers and trades to celebrate their 75th anniversary in the comics business, but this latest set might just take the cake. Collecting 11 hardcover sets of Marvel’s most iconic characters and their first appearances, the Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks set goes on sale next week. …

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Aug 27 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Comics creators and history showcased in Sydney and Brisbane

Oz Comic-Con arrives next month in Brisbane and Sydney. As another major first, Behind the Panels gets mentioned in the press release. All around the world, we see people talking about how comics take a back-seat to movies and TV at comic-cons. This is not the case at Oz Comic-Con. In addition to a robust …

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Aug 26 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 106 – The Wake

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 106, the comic book show that presents its reviews in the form of a dissection. In this issue, Grant Morrison’s Multiversity finally spills out into our reality. We’ll understand it all once we’ve finished reading every comic in history. ALSO Ant-Man begins …

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Aug 26 2014

Support This: ‘A Voice in the Dark’ and why you should keep buying comics

Larime Taylor’s A Voice in the Dark is a book that you should be investing in. Let’s state our bias up-front. Since we first discovered the work and story of Larime Taylor, we’ve not only reviewed his stuff quite favourably, but we’ve also interviewed him several times. He’s even been a guest host on our …

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Aug 25 2014

‘Action Comics #1′ sells for a record US $3,207,852.00, most expensive comic ever

A near-pristine copy of 1938′s Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s Superman, has sold for a record  US $3,207,852.00 on auction site eBay. This marks the first time that any comic has been sold for more than $3 million. Rated by the Comics Guaranty Corporation as a CGC 9.0, the …

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Aug 25 2014

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ officially #1 film of the US summer

Despite prognostications of doom earlier in the year, Guardians of the Galaxy has exceeded expectations and become the top box office earner of the US summer season. Beating out heavy hitters such as Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Marvel Studios film returned to the top slot on the US box-office this …

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