Dec 17 2014

New LEGO sets feature scenes from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The only thing that gets us more excited than new Marvel superhero films are the LEGO sets that come out at the same time. The Brick Fan is reporting that German retailer catalogues are showing their range of 2015, giving us our first glimpse at what some of the scenes in the Avengers: Age of …

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Dec 17 2014

Behind the Panels Awards 2014 – Nominations

The 2014 Behind the Panels Awards, celebrating the best in comics from around the world in 2014, will be recorded LIVE TO HARD-DRIVE at the Panels Cave, and hitting your podcast feeds from from 29 December 2014. Join hosts Richard Gray, David McVay and David Longo as we count off our favourites from the last 12 months, and get …

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Dec 16 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 121 – Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street/Lust for Life

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels, the comic book show that’s like washing down a bucket of peyote with a vat full of absinthe. In this issue, SyFy is preparing a new TV series following the adventures of Superman’s granddad. At last: that Kryptonian GILF porn parody finally has …

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Dec 16 2014

Cover Story: Crazy Christmas Comic Covers

Each month, hundreds of comics are released to stores for the hungry masses of fans around the world. To stand out on the shelves, you have to put the great art up front. You can judge a book by its cover. Yet some of those covers last for the ages… Happy holidays, everyone! Welcome back …

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Dec 11 2014

Faraway so close: how Spider-Man was almost in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

The recent Sony hacks have been the gifts that keep on giving, from the revelation that “After Earth is an ecosystem of content and brand initiatives” to the possibility of a 21 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover (which is technically a comic book adaptation). Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Sony was actually considering …

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Dec 10 2014

Brenna Twohy shows that anxiety is a super power

Portland-based performance poet Brenna Twohy grabbed the world’s attention earlier this year with her pieces “Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them” and “Another Rape Poem“. With her latest piece, she captures the inner strength of a sufferer of mental illness with a piece for the preliminaries of the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam entitled “In …

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Dec 08 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 120 – Terra

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 120, the comic book show that’s one nerd short of a barbershop quartet. In this is issue, Oprah Winfrey may be leading the Suicide Squad. Look inside your skulls, because you get a bomb, you get a bomb and YOU get a bomb. …

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Dec 05 2014

Official: Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

It’s been rumoured for a while now, but Marvel has now officially confirmed that the swoon-worthy Benedict Cumberbatch will be adding to his geek cred by adding Doctor Stephen Strange to his repertoire, better known as the master of the mystic arts Doctor Strange. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” …

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