In this issue, Marvel announces they are ending all their universes. It seems like a pretty extreme way to get rid of Spider Island, but who are we to judge? THEN it’s Melbourne Comics Quarterly, Burning Fields, Millennium, Reyn and more in What We’ve Been Reading.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: AWKWOOD by Jase Harper (Milk Shadow Books). This is Behind The Panels
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What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (21 January 2015): Melbourne Comics Quarterly #1, Burning Fields #1 (BOOM!), Groo: Friends and Foes #1, Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #1, March: Book Two, Millennium #1, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1, Zombies Vs Robots #1 (Ashley Wood and Chris Ryall), Reyn #1 (Image), Powers #1 (New series)
Next Week (28 January 2015): Munchkin #1 (Boom!), Effigy #1 (Tim Seeley’s new Vertigo series), Harley Quinn #14, Multiversity Guidebook #1, Vertigo Quarterly Black #1, Bitch Planet #2, Dying and the Dead #1 (Jonathan Hickman), Uncanny Avengers #1 (Rick Remender)
What We’ve Been Watching
This Week: Kingsman: The Secret Service, Series returns of Arrow, The Flash and new Gotham, Constantine
- Marvel will expand its Star Wars universe in April with Kanan – The Last Padawan, this time set within the Star Wars: Rebels era
- IDW will kick off a new monthly Disney line in April starting with Uncle Scrooge
- Mark Millar will launch Jupiter’s Circle, a prequel to Jupiter’s Legacy, in April for Image Comics
- Fox’s Deadpool movie will commence production in star Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver, Canada.
- Melissa Benoist, best known for her role as Marley Rose in Glee, has been cast as Supergirl in the forthcoming CBS series
- Meanwhile, Fox has announced that Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, and Tye Sheridan have been cast as the young Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse.
- Finally, Marvel announced the end of their universes as we know it, “Time has run out for the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe as the destruction of two universes brings forth the forging of a new Battleworld.” It’s time for a Talking Point.
Yo, Marvel: What’s Happening Over Here?
What we know:
- There will be 3 umbrella branding banners: Warzones, Battleworld and Last Days
- New titles released either side of the event
- Not much beyond that
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week
AWKWOOD by Jase Harper (Milk Shadow Books)
Despite being stuck in a dead-end job, Liam could make a real go at a career as a musician – if only he could deal with his internal anxieties and fears. When they literally come to life as a giant Inner Bad, he finally gets the chance to face them. Written and illustrated by Australia’s Jase Harper – this is AWKWOOD.
Next Week (127): Kingsman: The Secret Service (Film Special)
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