Jul 28 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 149 – Howard the Duck (MAX)

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 149, the comic book show that’s only one episode away from retirement. What could possibly go wrong? In this penultimate issue of Volume 1, The Walking Dead gets its own beer. It’s a quick few opening sips, a really long second sip, wildly inconsistent in its later gulps, but …

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Jul 23 2015

Behind The Panels ends Volume 1 of the show with Issue 150

After almost four years and 150 episodes, our comic book show BEHIND THE PANELS will bring the first volume of the podcast to a close with Issue #150, “Before, During and After Watchmen”, recorded live at Good Games Hurstville on  Saturday 1 August 2015. It has been a hell of a run so far, but all …

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Jul 23 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 148 – Ant-Man (Film Special)

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 148, the comic book show that’s tall for its height. In this issue, it’s all the Comic-Con news that we could remember! Some of it is not about Batman! THEN it’s Lando, Death Head, Guardians Of Knowhere #1, Secret Wars, The Divine, and more in What We’ve Been Reading. ALSO we make …

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Jul 15 2015

Film Review: Ant-Man

The last film in the second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe carries a lot of weight on its tiny shoulders, even if we aren’t entirely sure if ants have shoulders.  When it comes to things that are certain in life, death and taxes have recently seen Marvel Studios box office success join them as a roommate. …

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Jul 14 2015

‘Suicide Squad’ Comic-Con trailer officially released online

After an inevitable leak of the Comic-Con International (aka Comic-Con San Diego) footage from SUICIDE SQUAD, Warner has officially released a trailer from the forthcoming film. It follows a new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer also released at the massive temple of geekery. The trailer features each of the main players being assembled …

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Jul 08 2015

Élodie Yung cast as Elektra in Marvel’s ‘Daredevil: Season 2′

Marvel has officially announced that Élodie Yung has been cast as Elektra in the second season of Marvel’s DAREDEVIL, set to debut on Netflix in 2016. The French TV and film actress, best known outside Europe for for G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum, will play the mysterious figure from Matt Murdock’s past, “whose …

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Jul 07 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 147 – We Stand On Guard #1

Welcome to issue 147 of BEHIND THE PANELS, the comic book show that is ever vigilant in the fight against motivation. In this issue, Grant Morrison announces he’ll write the origin story of Klaus Kinski. No wait, sorry. That’s “Klaus”. Grant Morrison is writing about Santa Claus. ALSO Marvel announces 45 new #1 issues for after …

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Jul 07 2015

Grant Morrison named new Editor-in-Chief of ‘Heavy Metal’

Long-running science fiction and fantasy anthology HEAVY METAL has a brand new Editor-in-Chief, reports Entertainment Weekly: and it is none other than superstar writer Grant Morrison. His first issue in the new role will kick off in February, with plans to contribute his own prose, comics and other material in addition to his editorial duties. “We’re …

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Jul 07 2015

DC Comics announces 8 new mini-series for 2016

USA Today has announced that DC Comics will be expanding their universe by publishing eight new six-issue mini-series in 2016. This announcement comes on the back of the freshly minted New DC Universe, also known as the DC You campaign. Among the titles announced, the mini-series will include SWAMP THING, METAL MEN, RAVEN, FIRESTORM, KATANA: CULT …

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Jul 06 2015

Marvel places smallest hero on Australia’s big things for ‘Ant-Man’ promo

It was inevitable. Australian marketing for ANT-MAN has already seen some very tiny billboards going up around the country, and now they are going slightly bigger. Taking advantage of the local running joke around Australia’s big things, a series of novelty roadside attractions that are essentially tourist traps,  they have used the same theme as the …

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Jul 03 2015

Image Expo 2015: Gallery of highlights and announcements

The second IMAGE EXPO for 2015 brought with it a slew of massive announcements for the publisher, including a look at their upcoming slate of new creator-owned titles, publications, licences and other releases. Held on Thursday, it was opened by a keynote address from publisher Eric Stephenson. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to what we do,” offered …

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