Nov 04 2015

Comic Kingdom, Sydney’s oldest comic book store, is closing down

UPDATE: We are now hearing that the business will remain open in 2015, with the closing date pegged at 30 June 2016 unless something changes. Thanks to Simon Smith for checking this out for us.. UPDATE 2 (6 Nov 2015): This story has gone viral, and The Brag and The Daily Telegraph are now running pieces …

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Oct 01 2015

Where To Watch Comic Book TV in Australia for 2015/2016

Watching genre TV in Australia has been a painful process over the last few years. If you want to stay above the line of the law, it’s involved a patchwork quilt of cable subscription, VPN streaming, US iTunes and recently launched streaming services like Netflix, Stan and Presto. The 2015/2016 season brings with it some …

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Sep 05 2015

TV trailers for ‘Arrow: Season 4’ and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3’ sizzle

The US Fall season is almost upon us, and after many hints and costume reveals, the CW and ABC have respectively introduced sizzle trailers for ARROW: Season 4 and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, picking up on some dangling threads and taking both shows deep into comic book territory. We swear we’re not becoming a Green …

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Sep 02 2015

Review: Green Arrow #44 – “Secret of the Wolf”

A new arc takes a turn for the supernnatural in yet another narrative twist for the Emerald Archer.  Benjamin Percy concluded his first arc on GREEN ARROW last month, and while the denoument may have been prematurely reached, it came with a reassuring callback to the tone and setting of Mike Grell’s era of the …

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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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