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Sep 29 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 111 – Flashpoint

Behind The Panels Issue 111 – Flashpoint

Behind The Panels Issue 111 – FlashpointWelcome to Behind the Panels Issue 111, the comic book show that wakes up in its own reality every day.

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 Show

‘Con Reports

  • Oz Comic-Con Sydney – We did live shows on Day 1 and Day 2!
  • Ashfield Library Con-Versation

Vintage Clip

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”)

News Headlines

  • 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

Flashpoint teaser ad

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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.