Oct 30 2014

Christian Read’s ‘Dread Empire’ explores Lovecraft’s cruel future

Plus supernatural investigator Karnak, the conclusion of Unmasked, and the unholy union of Celts, Romans, and zombies in Legio Ex Mortis. Readers and listeners around these parts will be familiar with Christian Read, the writer of comics The Eldritch Kid and Unmasked. When he last visited Behind the Panels, he had also just published Black City, …

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Oct 29 2014

Chadwick Boseman is Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Marvel has not only announced their full slate of films leading up to 2019, but has cast Chadwick Boseman as the lead character T’Challa in Black Panther. That film is slated for 3 November 2017, with seeds promised to be planted as early as next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The character will make his first appearance in Captain …

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Oct 29 2014

Marvel Studios announces Phase 3: ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Inhumans’, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Marvel Studios has announced their full slate of upcoming film at a special live online event this morning. It confirms the titles and dates of all of the upcoming Marvel Studios films following Ant-Man. Marvel has confirmed that the anticipated Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans films are on the cinematic slate, along …

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Oct 27 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 114 – Nancy In Hell

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 114, the comic book show that is a real treat – and that’s no trick. In this spooktacular Halloween issue, it’s a dark and twisted version of Riverdale as the the Archie Comics characters come to Fox television. Archie and Veronica blushed. …

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Oct 26 2014

Review: The Multiversity – The Just #1

It’s further down the rabbit hole as Grant Morrison’s meta dissection continues to reflect back on itself and examine the idea of the ‘superhero’.  (Warning: review contains plot elements that may be considered minor spoilers) “What’s your take on the whole comic books mmm-might be art thing?” It’s a question that Alexis Luthor, the genius daughter of Lex, asks …

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Oct 23 2014

The official hi-res ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer and teaser poster is released online

Following leaks of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel blamed Hydra. They then promptly released the official trailer online. It is, dear readers/listeners, a thing of unrestrained beauty. It’s up to Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to save …

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Oct 13 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 113 – The Punisher by Greg Rucka

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 113, the comic book show that doesn’t take prisoners. In this issue, Iron Man 4 may or may not be coming soon. In this one, Fin Fang Foom is revealed to be a cocker spaniel named Jerry. ALSO Marvel reintroduces Squirrel Girl in a …

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Oct 10 2014

Review: Blacksad – Amarillo

It’s less black, and certainly nowhere near as sad, but Blacksad: Amarillo is a joyous return to one of the best examples of graphic storytelling in the world. From the eye-catching opening panel of the fifth Blacksad story, partially recalling the iconic shots of Billy Wilder’s 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, it’s clear that the award-winning series has …

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