Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 30 2013

Cover Story: Best Comic Book Covers of June 2013

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. Welcome back to our continuing monthly column, where the covers tell a story of their …

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Jun 30 2013

Review: Lazarus #1

A sci-fi thriller with a mafia twist is the latest in a series of comics that measure the disparity between rich and poor.  In the last few months, mainstream comics have been developing quite the social conscience. While DC has been giving us both sides of the coin in The Movement and The Green Team, …

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Jun 29 2013

‘Kick Ass 2’ goes viral as Justice Forever wants you

Forever Justice wants you to join their ranks! Sick of your streets getting crudded up with bad guys and social vermin? Take a few notes from Battle Guy (Clark Duke), Insect Man (Robert Emms) and Doctor Gravity (Donald Faison) and join Justice Forever. The viral campaign for Kick Ass 2 begins with these two videos. The …

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Jun 29 2013

Marvel reveals ‘Iron Man 3’ DVD and Blu-ray features

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were poised to watch Iron Man 3 in cinemas, but with that blockbuster now just a $1.2 billion box office memory, Marvel has revealed the bonus features from the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray. Set for a US release on 24 September 2013, it’s not super-packed, but the …

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Jun 29 2013

Video: Watch Bizarro in new ‘Tales Of Metropolis’ short online

If you’ve been disappointed with DC Nation animated fare of late, although at least half the staff at Behind the Panels absolutely love Teen Titans Go!, then you are in for a real treat with this new video. DC Comics has released an old-school animated short called Tales of Metropolis Starring Bizarro, which does exactly …

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Jun 28 2013

Behind The Panels Issue 63 – Man of Steel

In this issue, Superman wants you…to join the US army! Then it’s another mystery Marvel film, more casting news, what we’ve been reading, jumpers, coke and the loss of sweet Mary Jane. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Man of Steel, the new Superman film from Zack “Snack” Snyder. On our next Issue we skip the lines …

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Jun 28 2013

Tap out Riverdale in ‘Archie: Betty or Veronica?’

If you’ve been poking small yellow people for months on The Simpson Tapped Out, and you’re really into Archie Comics, then this new iOS game from Gogii Games is right in your wheelhouse. From 19 July, The Mayor of Riverdale has been taking tips from Homer Simpson and has destroyed Riverdale. You get a chance …

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Jun 28 2013

List of 10: What Superman comics to read after Man of Steel

With Man of Steel now out in cinemas around the world, comics fans and non-readers alike may be looking for a place to start reading the further adventures of Superman. This is, after all, the 75th anniversary of the Big Red S, and there’s a world of stories out there. Some stories are essential reads, …

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Jun 28 2013

Batman Annual #2 introduces The Anchoress

The DC Blog has revealed a first look at the Anchoress, set to be introduced in the second Batman Annual released next month. First announced back in April, the Zero Year tie-in issue will be written by Scott Snyder with Aaron Lopresti on art duties. There will also be a magnificent cover by Jock, so …

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Jun 28 2013

Grant Morrison talks Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel

Speaking with Hero Complex at LA Times, writer Grant Morrison discusses reworking Wonder Woman for his new Elseworlds graphic novel Wonder Woman: Earth One. In the tradition of J. Michael Straczynski’s Superman: Earth One and Geoff Johns’ Batman: Earth One, the 120-page graphic novel will feature art by Yanick Paquette and update the origin story of the …

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Jun 27 2013

Oz Comic-Con 2013: Melbourne schedule

Oz Comic-Con is coming back to Melbourne in just over a week, and it looks like it will be a huge one again this year. Over the two days of the awesome event, Oz Comic-Con will present guests as diverse as William Shatner, Ron Perlman, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw, Robin Hood: Men in Tights), Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, …

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