In this issue, DC announces it’s post-Convergence line-up with dozens of new titles. At last: we can buy books for Bat-Mite, Prez and Mystic U. THEN we go Postal, welcome the return of Saga, and watch the Black Vortex epic unfold in What We’ve Been Reading. ALSO it’s the Man Without Fear in our patented trailer commentary for Marvel’s Daredevil series.
PLUS Our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: AQUAMAN: THE TRENCH by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, with our very Special Guest Louie Joyce. This is Behind The Panels.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay, Dave Longo and Special Guest: Louie Joyce
What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (4 February 2015): Cluster #1 (Boom! Studios), Rat God (Dark Horse), Superman #38 (Conclusion of first Johns/Romita Jr arc), Nameless #1 (Grant Morrison), Postal #1, Saga #25, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Alpha #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2, Ant-Man #2, Star Wars #2
Next Week: We’re LIVE at Good Games Hurstville!
- DC has dropped the major announcement that they will launch 24 new series in June following the universe combining Convergence event. There will be an additional 25 titles that remain as ongoing books. More on that in a moment.
- Still on events, Marvel will launch A-Force, the first all-female Avengers book as part of Secret Wars. It will be co-written by G. Willow Wilson and Margaurite Bennet, with art by Jorge Molina.
- Marvel has announced a new exclusive agreement with Brian Michael Bendis, affirming his ongoing committment to comics. However, he has also announced that he will be leaving Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men
- A live action Astro Boy adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga is in development with Australia’s Animal Logic Entertainment partnering with Japan’s Tezuka Productions
- In a classic case of corporate trolling, Marvel has revealed April will be WTD? (or ‘What the Duck?’) variant covers month, celebrating the return of the cosmic waterfowl to comics
- Milo Ventimiglia of Heroes fame has joined the cast of Gotham in a recurring role as Jason Lennon, aka the Ogre.
- Oz Comic-Con has added Star Trek‘s Marina Sirtis, Doctor Who‘s Billie Piper and comic book writer and artist Francis Manapul to April’s Perth and Adelaide shows. American Horror Story actress Naomi Grossman has also been added to the Melbourne show in June.
Finally, Marvel released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming DAREDEVIL series for Netflix. Is it the show without fear, or acting blind? It’s time to find out as we enter one of our patented Trailer Commentaries (patent pending)
Next Week (129): Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black Recording LIVE at Good Games Hurstville Sydney (11 February 2015).
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Music used in this episode includes “Aquaman Theme” from The Songs &Stories of the Justice League of America (1975) and Tripod’s “Aquaman”