In this issue, Grant Morrison’s Multiversity finally spills out into our reality. We’ll understand it all once we’ve finished reading every comic in history. ALSO Ant-Man begins production in San Francisco, and Marvel has treated us to a picture of Paul Rudd in a hoodie. THEN It’s Fade Out, Little Nemo, Dark Horse Presents and more in what we’ve been reading.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week – The Wake, the DC/Vertigo series by Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth. This is Behind the Panels.
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What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (20 August 2014): Multiversity #1, Fade Out #1 (Brubaker/Philips), Dark Horse Presents #1, The Strain The Night Eternal #1, Justice Inc #1 (Dynamite), Little Nemo Return To Slumberland #1, Genius #3 (of 5), Trees #4, Supreme Blue Rose #2, The Wicked + The Divine #3, Daredevil #7, Ms. Marvel #7, Storm #2
Next Week’s Highlights (27 August 2014): POP #1 (Dark Horse), Bob’s Burgers #1, Wayward #1 (Image – Jim Zub, Steven Cummings), Guardians of the Galaxy #18 (Richard Rider!), Saga #22, Revival #23, Groo vs. Conan #2, Bodies #2, Superman #34, Harley Quinn #10, Low #2
- Matt Fraction’s ODYC, Kurt Busiek’s Tooth & Claw and Ray Fawkes’ Intersect lead the Image Comics solicitations for November 2014
- Highlights from DC’s November solicitations include Multiversity: Pax Americana by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely and Gotham By Midnight. David Finch and Richard Friend come on board as a new creative team from Wonder Woman #36, while Superman/Wonder Woman gets Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke
- The Spider-Verse explodes for Marvel in November. Along with the title book, new mini-series Spider-Verse Team Up and Scarlet Spiders will be released alongside the new Spider-Woman ongoing series.
- Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes have joined the cast of Sony’s Powers as Christian Walker and Retro Girl
- Ant-Man has officially begun production in San Francisco under Peyton Reed, adding John Slattery and Judy Greer to the cast
- Adrianne Palicki will join Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird for the second season of the Marvel Television show. Brian Patrick Wade also joins the show as Absorbing Man!
- Matt Ward has been cast as the villain Komodo in the third season of CW’s Arrow
- Oz Comic-Con gets even bigger as Orlando Bloom joins the Sydney and Brisbane shows in September. Check ozcomiccon.com for details.
- “Time” by Randall Munroe has won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: The Wake, the DC/Vertigo series by Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth
Next Week (107): Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
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Music used in this episode includes extracts from Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”, Alan Silvestri’s score for The Abyss and Bobby Darrin’s version of “Beyond the Sea”.