In this issue, Marvel announce new ongoing books for Spider-Woman and S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow adds more actors to its growing quiver and someone is auctioning off Bill Kane. THEN the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blow up a tower on September 11. It’s official: Michael Bay hates America. ALSO it’s Bodies, Low, the sign-language of Hawkeye and more in What We’ve Been Reading.
PLUS our most kick-assiest Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Guardians of the Galaxy. This is Behind the Panels.
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What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (30 July 2014): Deep Gravity #1 (Dark Horse), Bodies #1 (Vertigo), Justice League #32, Vertigo Quarterly Magenta #1, Wake #10, Low #1 (Image – Rick Remender), Hawkeye #19, Guardians of the Galaxy #17
Next Week’s Highlights (6 August 2014): Thanos: The Infinity Revelation HC (Marvel), Earth 2 #26, Grayson #2, Green Arrow #34, Green Lantern #34, Silent Hill: Downpour – Anne’s Story #1 (Tristan Jones art), Squidder #2, Genius #1 (of 5) (Image), Imperial #1, Spread #2, Kick-Ass 3 #8, Legendary Star Lord #2, Rocket Raccoon #2
- Marvel has announced a Spider-Woman ongoing series, from writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Greg Land, out in time for November’s Spider-Verse event
- Marvel have also revealed that a new S.H.I.E.L.D. comic book series will finally hit shelves this year from superstar writer Mark Waid and rotating series of artists
- Former “NYPD Blue” star Charlotte Ross has joined the cast of “Arrow” to play the mother of Felicity Smoak. Meanwhile, J.R. Ramirez has been cast as Wildcat.
- Kelly Frye will play super villainess Plastique on CW’s The Flash
- Guardians of the Galaxy has nabbed the biggest Thursday opening of 2014 with $11.2 million in the US alone.
- From 4 August, Batman co-creator Bob Kane’s personal copies of Detective Comics #27-45 will go up for auction via ComicConnect and Metropolis Auctions
- Finally, Paramount Australia got a bit of unwanted publicity when they released their latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster this week, depicting an exploding tower and the local release date: September 11.
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Guardians of the Galaxy Film Special
Next Week (104): Kick Ass 3 with Special Guest Larime Taylor
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