Aug 13 2015

Review: Green Arrow #43 – “The Night Birds Part 3: The Hood”

Ben Percy’s first arc comes to an end. Does it make a bulls-eye or miss the target? Green Arrow is not a character that is awfully hard to get right, although he has undergone many changes in the last 75 years. Since the relaunch of the New 52, he’s proven to be a character that …

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Aug 12 2015

Matt Ryan to guest as Constantine in ‘Arrow’ Season 4, Jay Garrick debuts in ‘The Flash’ Season 2 poster

“The rumours are true,” announced Constantine star Matt Ryan via Twitter. “John is coming to Star City. I’ll see you this Fall.” To the squeeing delight of fans of Constantine, which was not renewed by NBC for a second season this year, the character will be making a cameo this year in the fourth season …

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Aug 11 2015

Graphic 2015: Sydney festival features Kevin Smith, Nicola Scott, George Miller, Sequart and more!

GRAPHIC is returning to Sydney for another year, following their stellar 2013 season, with  a weekend of graphic storytelling, animation and music at the Sydney Opera House on 10 and 11 October.  This year they are headlining the event  with a special night with filmmaker and comics writer KEVIN SMITH, discussing his superhero multiverse. Smith, whose …

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Aug 06 2015

Review: Fantastic Four

Fox’s latest reboot not only fails to live up to its title, but the comic book legacy that spawned it.  The team affectionately known as Marvel’s First Family may have launched the modern Marvel universe in 1961, but their cinematic track record has been less than stellar. Following a fondly remembered television cartoon in the …

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Aug 05 2015

The red-band trailer for ‘Deadpool’ arrives in a blaze of glory

Long ago, prophets told of a comic book trailer that would perfectly capture the tone and feel of the comic that spawned it. In the great state of California, people did gather to see it at an annual gathering of believers. Now that footage is here for the world to behold, and there is no …

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Aug 04 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 150 – Before, During, and After Watchmen

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 150, the comic book show that knows how to go out on a party. We’re coming to you live from Good Games Hurstville. In this 150th and final issue for Volume 1, Sydney breaks the record for the number of Spider-Men in one place. Great, now I have to …

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Aug 03 2015

Photos: Behind The Panels 150th episode at Good Games Hurstville

All the (visual) fun from the recording of our 150th (and final Volume 1 issue) of BEHIND THE PANELS at Good Games Hurstville on 1 August 2015. Once we decided that the 150th episode would be our final one for Volume 1, we had to have a party to mark the occasion. With the theme …

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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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