Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Marvel gives Rocket Raccoon his own series from Skottie Young in July

The breakout star of the recent Guardians of the Galaxy trailer was undoubtedly Rocket Raccoon, the pint-sized alien with a penchant for infeasibly large weaponry.  Unsurprisingly, Marvel will give the extraterrestrial procyonid his own series in July. Even more exciting is the news that Skottie Young, known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series and virtually every …

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Feb 28 2014

DC jumps forward in time, brings back 3-D Motion Covers in September

Every September for the last few years has seen DC Comics launch a line-wide event, aimed at bringing a singular story across all their titles in the New 52. This September, it will be The New 52: Futures End, an event that will flash forward 5 years and depict what might happen to the heroes …

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Feb 27 2014

Marvel’s Netflix series to shoot in New York

Marvel and New York have been synonymous since the Fantastic Four first took residence in 1961, so it comes as no surprise that Marvel have plans to shoot their new series their Marvel Television/Netflix series there over the next few years. Disney CEO Bob Iger, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Marvel CCO Joe Quesada gathered together at …

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Feb 24 2014

Behind the Panels Issue 89 – Daredevil by Mark Waid

Welcome to Issue 89 of Behind the Panels, the comic book show that’s hooked on a feeling and high on believing. In this issue, we dissect the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. You’re welcome. THEN DC, Marvel and Image unveil their May line-ups, Fox’s Fantastic Four is cast and what we’ve been reading from this …

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Feb 24 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Win a trip to New York Comic Con!

We’re already very excited that Oz Comic-Con has partnered with ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con and other major geek culture events, but now Oz Comic-Con is giving a lucky punter a chance to win a trip to the Big Apple and one of the biggest ‘cons in the world. Check out the press …

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Feb 21 2014

Meet the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel character videos for Star Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora and Drax

We wake up to a brave new world where people know who Rocket Raccoon is, thanks to a marvellous trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, one that put aside many of our concerns for the film and had us hooked on a feeling. Marvel are continuing their clever marketing campaign with a series of character-focused …

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Feb 20 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Australians Andrew Constant, Justin Randall and Wolfgang Bylsma added

Oz Comic-Con is a great showcase for local talent, being the Oz Comic-Con and all. The ‘Con has added three familiar names to the line-up this year: Gestalt owner and publisher Wolfgang Bylsma, plus creators Andrew Constant and Justin Randall. All three will be joining the event for the Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows. …

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Feb 19 2014

Highlights from DC Comics May 2014 solicitations

We already knew that DC Comics had some major changes lined up for 2014, including the “Five Years Later” event coming down the line closer to September, with inevitable Free Comic Book Day tie-in issue. Now, thanks to the full May solicitations from DC Comics, we can see that there are some other big events, …

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Feb 19 2014

Full trailer for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ arrives!

The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is finally here! After very little word for months, we get our first full look at Marvel’s riskiest, craziest and most anticipated (at least by us) adaptation to date. Offering us our first proper glimpse at Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill/Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Groot …

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Feb 18 2014

Behind the Panels Issue 88 – Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle

Welcome to Issue 88 of Behind the Panels, the comic book show that finds its solutions in the bottom of a bottle. In this issue, the Australian government gets in on the comics publishing business, Aurealis Awards finalists are announced and Batman gets a new boss. THEN it’s a bunch of new #1 issues and …

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Feb 18 2014

Film: First official photos from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

We admit it. We’re so excited about Guardians of the Galaxy that we just might squee ourselves outside of the narrow confines of this website. With the trailer due to drop tomorrow on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marvel (via USA Today and Collider) has released three new stills from the film. Offering us our first proper …

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