In this issue, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse gets its Nightcrawler, Jim Starlin’s Dredstar comes to TV and Dynamite focuses on female creators and characters. THEN it’s Silk, The Multiversity, Ei8ht, The Flash, Gotham and more in what we’ve been reading and watching. ALSO It’s another geek-related team-building challenge,
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: SPIDER-VERSE, a Marvel Comics event featuring every Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spider-barnyard animal and Spider-child ever. This is BEHIND THE PANELS.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo plus guest Nicholas McVay
Spider-Man: Oranges are his reward
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
This Week (18 February): Silk #1, The Multiversity: Mastermen #1, Secret Identities #1, Bitch Planet #3, Batgirl #39
Next Week (25 February): Black Hood #1, Batman #39, Curb Stomp #1 (Boom! Studios), Suiciders #1 (Lee Bermejo), D4VE #1, Orphan Black #1, Amazing Spider-Man #15, Spider-Gwen #1
Watching: The Walking Dead, Gotham S01E16 (Was that the Joker?), The Flash S01E14, Arrow S03E14
- Kodi Smit-McPhee has been cast as the young Nightcrawler in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
- Jim Starlin’s space opera Dredstar will head to the Universal Cable Network, with Starlin serving as executive producer and writer
- The Sculptor, Scott McCloud’s first graphic novel, has been picked up by Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin
- Titan Comics plans a crossover between the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in August, ahead of this year’s Doctor Who Comics Day on August 15.
- Morena Baccarin will join Fox’s Deadpool as the female lead. Deadpool also adds Gina Carano to its cast, playing a character by the name of Angel Dust
- Mark Waid will write Justice Inc: The Avenger, beginning in June for Dynamite
- Dynamite has also announced a ‘Swords of Sorrow’ event, crossing over many of their female characters and featuring creators Marguerite Bennett, Leah Moore, Mairghread Scott, G. Willow Wilson and more.
- Robert Kirkman’s series Outkast has gotten a series order from Cinemax, and features Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister and Gabriel Bateman in the cast
- After a 3 year break, Stan Sakai’s long-running Usagi Yojimbo is returning to shelves in May.
- Fox has ordered a pilot for an adaptation of Vertigo’s Lucifer, with Underworld’s Len Wiseman directing
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week
Spider-Verse, a Marvel Comics Event
John Dee’s Geek Related Challenge…or something
Next Week (131): Superman: Earth One Volume 3
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Music used in this episode includes samples from “The Amazing Spider-Man Theme” (1977), Danny Elfman’s Spider-Man 2 score and the outro music to Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors.