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Sep 15 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 109 – Batman: The Killing Joke (Live at Oz Comic-Con Sydney)

Behind The Panels Issue 109 – Batman: The Killing Joke

Behind the Panels Issue 109 - Batman: The Killing JokeWelcome to Behind the Panels, the comic book show that’s coming to you live from Oz Comic Con.

In this issue, Supergirl comes to TV, writer and magician Alan Moore writes a book and the new Batmobile is sighted. THEN It’s the death of Wolverine and Batgirl becomes a roided ranga in What We’ve Been Reading. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Batman the Killing Joke, which we’ll discuss with our very special guests Nicola Scott and Freddie E Williams II. This is Behind the Panels

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay plus Special Guests Nicola Scott and Freddie E Williams II

Special Thanks

To our guests Nicola and Freddie, the organisers of Oz Comic-Con for providing us with a stage and an opportunity, the folks at Kings Comics for some of our giveaway items and help with promotion and to all of the awesome people who helped make us the most attended session on Stage 4!

The Show

Vintage Clip

The one that refused to play on the day, but much fun was had in the description.

What We’ve Been Reading

Death of Wolverine, Batgirl, Annihilator

News Headlines

  • Greg Berlanti DC Entertainment that they are “quietly” working on a Supergirl TV series for The CW.
  • After 9 years, writer and beard enthusiast Alan Moore has finished all 1 million words of the first draft of his novel Jerusalem.
  • Marvel Comics will replace Wolverine with Peter Parker when the comic ‘Spider-Man & The X-Men’ sends Spidey to teach at the Jean Grey Academy
  • If you were paying attention online this week, set pictures of the Batmobile were leaked from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. They first looked as though they’d left it in a bad part of Detroit. Of course, the final official photo assured us that Batman’s stance on “no guns” is flexible
  • Guinness has a new record holder: Bob Bretall entered the book of records with his stash of over 94,268 comics and growing.
  • And finally (we love this story), a 3-year old boy in the US – born without a fully developed hand – was given an Iron Man hand by the group E-Nabling, which makes 3D-printed prosthetic hands. They, of course, gave it to him for free.

Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Batman: The Killing Joke  by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland

Next Week (110): Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli with Special Guest: Ryan K. Lindsay

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Music used in this episode includes extracts from Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love”, Prince’s “Batdance” and Danny Elfman’s score for Batman (1989)

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