In this issue, Bruce Wayne’s parents are killed again. We guess that’s what they get for going somewhere called Crime Alley. ALSO we report back from Oz Comic-Con Sydney and Ashfield’s Comic Con-Versation, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. head to the shadows, and Fox News says something stupid. THEN it’s Harley Quinn, A Voice in the Dark, Booster Gold, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Saga in We’ve Been Reading.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: the epic Flashpoint, now three years on, from writer Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. This is Behind the Panels.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure – The Flash in “The Chemo-Creature” (1967)
What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (24 September 2014): Butterfly #1, Aliens: Fire & Stone #1, Harley Quinn: Futures End #1, Booster Gold: Futures End #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #19, A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1, Pop #2, Edge of the Spider-Verse #3, Groo V Conan #3, Justice Inc #2, Saga #23
Next Week’s Highlights (1 October 2014): Fiction Squad #1 (Paul Jenkins), Gotham Academy #1, Green Arrow #35 (new creative team), Lobo #1, Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #1, Guardians 3000 #1, Thor #1, Cutter #1 (Image Comics), Men Of Wrath #1 (Jason Aaron), Silent Hill Downpour Annes Story #2, God Hates Astronauts #2, Death Of Wolverine #3
What We’ve Been Watching
Gotham – Season 1 Episode 1 (“Pilot”), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 2 Episode 1 (“Shadows”)
- Gotham, the Batmanless new DC show, has debuted on Fox to 8 million viewers
- Bryan Singer has been confirmed as the director for X-Men: Apocalypse, due out in cinemas on 27 May 2016
- Meanwhile, the film adaptation of Y: The Last Man has been postponed and the rights have reverted to creators Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra
- The Walking Dead: Season 5 has added Everybody Hates Chris’s Tyler James Williams as the mysterious Noah
- Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham will join Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD as SSR Chief Roger Dooley
- Marvel has announced that they have come to an amicable agreement with the estate of Jack Kirby and are moving forward with their relationship
- Guardians of the Galaxy will hit DVD and Blu-ray on 9 December from Disney. We’ll be buying all the copies.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past will be getting an extended “Rogue Cut” set to drop in mid-2015
- Finally, Fox News said something stupid again this week. The cable fountain of false facts that once had a problem with comics being too adult (“Archie and Veronica blushed”) now thinks they’ve gotten too soft. Fox was further confounded by a woman as a superhero.
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert
Next Week (112): Worlds’ Finest V1: The Lost Daughters of Earth-2 with SPECIAL GUEST: Singer and songwriter Meri Amber
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Music used in this episode includes ‘Flash’ by Queen and Frederik Wiedmann’s “Hell of a Messenger” from the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox soundtrack.