In this issue, Marvel launches a series of anti-bullying variant covers in October. Buy them or your friends will think you’re a loser. ALSO Dwayne Johnson announces his role in Shazam! We guess that makes him The Rock of Eternity. THEN It’s Cloaks, Names, God Hates Astronauts, Silent Hill and even Alice Cooper in What We’ve Been Reading.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week – Original Sin, the Marvel event from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato. This is Behind the Panels.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay & David Longo
Special Announcement Redux
Behind the Panels will appear LIVE at Oz Comic-Con Sydney! You can find us on 13 and 14 of September on Stage 4 the Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island. On Saturday at 2pm we’ll be joined by artist Freddie E Williams II (Robin, Green Arrow, The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics) to talk about the Alan Moore and Brian Bolland classic Batman: The Killing Joke.
THEN on Sunday at 1pm, it’s writer Ryan K. Lindsay (Headspace, Deer Editor, Fatherhood) to chat with us about Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One. We’ll do everything we’re doing here, except live (and in colour) for the first time. We hope to see as many of you there as possible! Find out more information at Oz Comic-Con’s events page. Tickets available at: www.ozcomiccon.com
Vintage Clip TBA???
What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (3 September 2014): Cloaks #1 (Boom!), Grendel Vs The Shadow #1 (Dark Horse), Futures End (All DC), Names #1 (Peter Milligan), Alice Cooper #1, Silent Hill Downpour Anne’s Story #1 (Tristan Jones art), God Hates Astronauts #1, Death of Wolverine #1, Original Sin #8 ALSO: Legendary Star-Lord #3, Rocket Raccoon #3, Spider-Man 2099 #3
Next Week’s Highlights (10 September 2014): Teen Dog #1 (Boom!), Wild’s End #1 (Dan Abnett, INJ Culbard), Prometheus Fire And Stone #1, Batgirl Futures End #1 (and other FE stuff), Dawn Vampirella #1, Rot and Ruin #1, ’68 Homefront #1, Copperhead #1, Death of Wolverine #2, Hawkeye #2, Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #2
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has announced he will play Black Adam in the forthcoming Shazam! film.
- Marvel has announced the first new Miracleman stories are coming in December from Grant Morrison, with art from Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. The second story from the Miracleman Annual #1 will be by writer Peter Milligan and artist Mike Allred.
- Charles Soule has confirmed he will “make mine Marvel” after signing an exclusive contract with the publisher. Soule will remain on DC’s Red Lanterns and Swamp Thing until March 2015
- DC Comics is relaunching Secret Six in December with writer Gail Simone and artist Ken Lashey. Simone called it “the ‘Twin Peaks’ of superhero comics.”
- Marvel will release a series of STOMP Out Bullying variant covers in October to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month
- Humanoids will reprint Jean-Claude Forest‘s Barbarella graphic novels starting in September, with a translated script by Kelly Sue DeConnick. In some cases, these are the first time they have appeared in English
- Gestalt Comics will be launching a new title at Oz Comic-Con Brisbane, with a convention-exclusive print edition of Fly written by Andrew Constant and illustrated by Kathryn Mann
- ReedPop, the people behind New York Comic-Con, PAX, and partners with Oz Comic-Con, have announced that they will strategically partner with Comic-Con India
- AMC has ordered a pilot for a companion series to The Walking Dead, set to start production in late 2014
- Arrow: Season 3 adds Matthew Nable to its cast as the nefarious Ra’s Al-Ghul
- X-Men: Apocalypse will shoot in Montreal again, with cameras set to start rolling in April 2015
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Original Sin, the Marvel event from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato
Next Week (109): Batman: The Killing Joke LIVE from Oz Comic-Con with Special Guest Freddie E. Williams II
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