In this issue, there’s more gravy than grave about us as we dip into Bill and Ted, Southern Cross, Postal, The Walking Dead and more in What We’ve Been Reading and Watching. THEN we recast the Marvel Universe in a baffling new edition of John Dee’s™ Geek Related Challenge Or Something.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell and a whole host of artists. This is BEHIND THE PANELS.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and guest Jaime Lawrence.
Taste Superman’s peanut butter! Yum!
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
This Week (11 March 2015): Headspace #7, Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1, Postal #2, Southern Cross #1 (Becky Cloonan), Surface #1
Watching: The Walking Dead, Gotham
Next Week’s Highlights: Eight #2, Chrononauts #1 (Millar/Murphy), The Fly: Outbreak IDW #1, Strange Sports Stories #1 (Brian Azzarello, CM Punk, Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Darick Robertson), Shaper #1 (Dark Horse), Red One #1 (Terry Dodson art), Silk #2
- AMC has announced that it has placed an initial 2-season order for the untitled The Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles. It is set to premiere in US “summer 2015”
- This June, Marvel will launch the strangest comics team-up in history with (wait for it) Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos, from Gerry Duggan and Salvador Espin
- Indie comics publisher Black Mask Studios has launched Tube Comics, a series of videos bringing comics like Five Ghosts, Hack/Slash, Liberator and Ballistic to life. You can find it at blackmask.tv
- Malina Weissman has been cast as the young Kara Zor-EL on the upcoming CBS series Supergirl. She previously played the young April O’Neil in last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- DMG Entertainment have signed a deal to bring Valiant’s stable of comics characters to the big screen, including Bloodshot and the award-winning Archer & Armstrong
- We’re sad to learn of the passing of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, legendary Japanese writer and artist. he best known in the last decade for his autobiographical A Drifting Life, and the animated documentary Tatsumi. He was 79 years old.
- James Gunn claims that Marvel Studios won’t be at San Diego Comic-Con this year, leaving the victory for the con in the hands of lesser mortals
- Finally, we have to mention this: it’s not strictly comics related, but Sesame Street animator Jeff Hale passed away this week. He was best know for his work on this song.
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell and a whole host of artists.
John Dee’s™ Geek Related Challenge Or Something
This week’s challenge comes to us from our Dungeon Master Jaime Lawrence who wants us to cast a 2022 version of The Avengers who have to fight the time travelling machinations of Kang.
Next Week (134): Dazzler: The Movie
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Music used in this episode includes samples from The Misfits (“Monster Mash”), Bela Fleck (“Danse Macabre”) and the audiobook of The Graveyard Book as read by Neil Gaiman.