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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Aug 22 2014

Dark Horse unveils trailer for ‘Prometheus: Fire and Stone’ crossover

Earlier in the year, it was announced that writers Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Paul Tobin, Christopher Sebela and Kelly Sue DeConnick will join forces on a crossover between Dark Horse‘s 20th Century Fox licences Aliens, Predator and Prometheus. Now the publisher has released a trailer for the first issue of the series, Prometheus: Fire and …

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Aug 21 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Orlando Bloom joins Brisbane and Sydney!

Just when we thought that the announcements for Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney couldn’t get any bigger, they go and drop Orlando Bloom into the mix. That sound you hear is thousands of fan boys and girls screaming their lungs out. Bloom will be joined by The Hobbit co-star Stephen Hunter and and Dean O’Gorman, as …

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