May 28 2015

Post-Convergence: What ‘Convergence #8′ means for the future of DC Comics

During our discussion of Marvel’s Secret Wars events in a recent episode of the show, David Longo remarked that the one thing both DC and Marvel need is a little bit more status quo. Not for nothing: even with the New 52 and the All-New Marvel NOW! respectively, both houses have had their recent share …

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May 26 2015

New photos from ‘Ant-Man’ show it’s a small world after all

Empire Magazine has given us a look at the latest pics from the upcoming ANT-MAN film, the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Michael Douglas, and is set for release in a little less than two months. The three photos mostly focus on the miniaturisation aspects of the …

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May 26 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 143 – Arrow: Season 3/The Flash: Season 1

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 143, the comic book show that must be someone else, that must be…something else. In this issue, it’s an All-New All-Different Marvel coming soon. Again. ALSO The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman is in the writing room for the next Transformers film. They’ll spend three films looking for Optimus, and …

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May 23 2015

Watch ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recreated in LEGO from NLM Productions

Nicholas McVay at NLM Productions (who has appeared on the show several times) has been creating excellent LEGO based animation for the last few years, and the Behind The Panels boys have been lucky enough to lend their voices to a few. His latest production is one near and dear to our hearts: an AVENGERS: …

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May 19 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 142 – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 2

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 142, the comic book show that’s been hiding inside S.H.I.E.L.D. since the 1940s. In this issue, Archie exposes himself…to criticism. Archie and Veronica blushed. ALSO really long first look trailers get dropped for Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Lucifer. We talk about them in a section we appropriately call Talking …

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May 17 2015

Review: Convergence: Green Arrow #2

Kingdom Comes for these Zero Hour heroes, in a tale of parents and their offspring that spans the Multiverse.  As the massive sandbox that is Convergence rolled into its sixth week, the overarching plot changed tack, with the threat of Telos replaced with something else. Yet it still provided a terrific impetus for writers and artists …

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May 15 2015

The CW’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ trailer and featurette unveiled

Last week, it was given a title. Now that Arrow has finished up for the year, and The Flash finale is only days away, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW has dropped its first timey wimey trailer. It is a thing of beauty the likes of which mere mortals dare only dream of. In the new series, Time-traveling rogue Rip …

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May 14 2015

Fox announces X-men spin-off ‘The New Mutants’ from director Josh Boone

Deadline has revealed that Fox has signed a deal with John Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to co-write and direct THE NEW MUTANTS, a spin-off from the successful X-Men franchise. Boone will co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Series regular Simon Kinberg will return to produce with franchise founder Lauren Shuler Donner. “We’re so excited to explore …

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May 14 2015

CBS unveils extended trailer for ‘Supergirl’

  CBS has released the first extended 7-minute trailer for their upcoming SUPERGIRL series, set to kick off with star Melissa Benoist in the titular role. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not a man. It’s Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces …

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May 13 2015

Luc Besson to adapt ‘Valérian and Laureline’ in 2017

Luc Besson kicked off his brand new Twitter account by announcing that his next film will be VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS. It begins production in December starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and is due for release in 2017. The film is an adaptation of the French comic Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and …

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May 12 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 141 – Fashion Beast

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 141, the comic book show that is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. (Apologies to Oscar Wilde). In this issue, Marvel’s Secret Wars begins. Maybe we should continue keeping it a secret. PLUS ‘Tis the season to be announcing and …

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