In this issue, Chris Pratt is nominated for Best Shirtless Performance by MTV. The bar has been set high for our next live show. ALSO Warner Bros. CEO says DC films are ‘edgier’ than Marvel. We guess that’s why we keep getting cut by them. THEN it’s Saga in What We’ve Been Reading. Oh, and some new books from Jeff Lemire, Warren Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti and Brian Michael Bendis as well.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: STARLIGHT (Image Comics) by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov. This is BEHIND THE PANELS.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo
Vintage Clip of the Week
Flash! Ah! Commercial
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
This Week (4 March 2015): HaloGen #1, The Big Con Job #1 (Jimmy Palmiotti), Neverboy #1, Green Arrow #40, Harley Quinn #15, Blackcross #1 (Warren Ellis), Big Man Plans #1 (Eric Powell), Descender #1 (Jeff Lemire/Dustin Nguyen), Nameless #2, Saga #26, All-New Hawekeye #1 (Jeff Lemire/Ramon K. Perez), Guardians Team-Up #1, Princess Leia #1
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (mid-season return), Gotham, The Walking Dead
Next Week’s Highlights (11 March 2015): Headspace #7, Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1, Postal #2, Southern Cross #1 (Becky Cloonan), Spawn Resurrection #1 (Brian Wood), Surface #1, Amazing Spider-Man #16, Amazing Spider-Man Special #1, Howard the Duck #1, Star Wars #3, Spider-Gwen #2, Hellbreak #1 (Cullen Bunn), Ninjak #1 (Matt Kindt)
- Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato will launch a new comic series during the Secret Wars: Battleworld event called Guardians of Knowhere, featuring the ragtag team in a giant celestial head.
- Comics newcomers Jeff Loveness and artist Brian Kesinger will expand the Marvel cosmic universe in July will an ongoing series for Groot
- Director James Mangold confirms that a third Wolverine film (or eighth depending on your point of view) will begin shooting “early next year”
- The Saturn Awards have nominated Captain America: The Winter Soldier 11 times, and Guardians of the Galaxy 9 times. Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow Constantine, The Flash, and Gotham are all competing for Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
- Guardians of the Galaxy has also been nominated for 7 including Movie of the Year, Best Shirtless Performance (Chris Pratt), and Best Musical Moment (Chris Pratt)
- Gotham will add Chris Chalk to the series as the recurring characetr Lucius Fox, pulling deeper from the Batman mythos
- Finally, Marvel released yet another trailer for their upcoming indie darling we’ll probably go and see at some stage. It’s time for another one of our patented Trailer Commentaries (patent pending) for (take it Dave) AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week
STARLIGHT by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov
John Dee’s™ Geek Related Challenge…or something
This week’s challenge comes to us from John Dee, and he’s asked us to name…
Next Week (132): THE GRAVEYARD BOOK – LIVE at Good Games Hurstville
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