Dec 16 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 121 – Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street/Lust for Life

Behind The Panels Issue 121 – Transmetropolitan

Behind The Panels Issue 121 – TransmetropolitanWelcome to Behind the Panels, the comic book show that’s like washing down a bucket of peyote with a vat full of absinthe.

In this issue, SyFy is preparing a new TV series following the adventures of Superman’s granddad. At last: that Kryptonian GILF porn parody finally has a place. ALSO DC bases a new series of covers on films such as Magic Mike. We say “alright, alright, alright”. THEN we jingle Harley Quinn’s bells, get visitation rights with Kelly Sue DeConnick’s gladiator women in a space prison, ponder a bedazzled Batgirl and squee over mid-season finale madness in What We’ve Been Reading and Watching.

PLUS our Kick-Ass Personal Pick of the Week:Transmetropolitan: Vol. 1: Back on the Street and Vol. 2: Lust for Life  by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. This is Behind the Panels

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay & Dave Longo

The Show

Vintage Clip

Not your daddy’s DC.

What We’ve Been Reading

This Week (10 December 2014): Eternal #1, Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1, Bitch Planet #1, Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual #1, Spider-Man & the X-Men #1, Batgirl #37,  Lady Demon #1 (Dynamite)

Next Week’s Highlights (17 December 2014): Multiveristy Thunderworld #1, Rocket Salvage #1 Batman #37, Justice League #37, Flash Gordon Holiday Special 2014, Rumble #1 (Image), Mono #1 (Titan)

What We’ve Been Watching

Arrow (mid-season finale), The Flash (mid-season finale), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (mid-season finale)

News Headlines

  • Marvel has confirmed that the upcoming issue of Star Wars #1 will sell over 1 million copies based on preorders, making it the top-selling single issue of the last 20 years
  • Tom Taylor will depart DC’s Injustice: Gods Among Us comic from digital chapter #15, to be replaced by Brian Buccellato in January
  • Gerry Conway returns to The Amazing Spider-Man next year, for a  five-part storyline called “Spiral,” beginning with “Amazing Spider-Man” #16.1 and running through #20.1
  • DC’s March variant cover theme will be based on classic movies including “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Free Willy,” “Purple Rain,” “The Fugitive,” “The Matrix,” “Westworld,” “Magic Mike,” and more! (Link to see them all)
  • SyFy will enlist David S. Goyer and Ian Goldberg to create Superman origin series, Krypton, following the Man of Steel’s grandfather
  • Geoff Johns has confirmed via Twitter that a pilot for the Teen Titans TV series will be shot for TNT next year
  • Mark Hamill will reprise his role as The Trickster in an upcoming episode of The Flash
  • Blair Underwood will join the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Melinda May’s estranged ex when the series returns next year

Talking Point

Brenna Twohy shows that anixiety can be a super power

Kick-Ass Pick of the Week

Transmetropolitan: Vol. 1: Back on the Street and Vol. 2: Lust for Life  by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. This is Behind the Panels

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Next Week (122): Christmas Special – Krampus by Brian Joines and Dean Kotz

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Music used in this episode includes The Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation”, Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” and The Pogues’ “Transmetropolitan”

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