In this issue, Marvel’s Secret Wars begins. Maybe we should continue keeping it a secret. PLUS ‘Tis the season to be announcing and cancelling the next season of television. Series will live! Series will die! Who will survive? ALSO an image featuring Harley Quinn and eight other people was released online this week. We make it our Talking Point. THEN it’s more Convergence, The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more in What We’ve Been Reading and Watching.
PLUS: Our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week™: FASHION BEAST, by Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren and Antony Johnston, with art by Facundo Percio. This is BEHIND THE PANELS.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay & Dave Longo.
Every girl should have a Fashion Plate
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
This Week’s HIghlights (6 May 2015): Secret Wars #1, Convergence #5 and tie-ins, Arcadia #1, Descender #3, Swords Of Sorrow #1 (Gail Simone), Avengers Vs #1, Spider-Gwen #4, Spider-Woman #7, Dead Drop #1
Watching: The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow
Next Week’s Highlights (13 May 2015): Convergence #6 and tie-ins, Secret Wars #2, Lantern City #1, Harrow County #1, Miami Vice Remix #3. D4VE #4, Chrononauts #3, Injection #1, Mantle #1, Mythic #1, RunLoveKill #2, Saga #28, Savior #2, Howard The Duck #3, Silk #4, Spider-Man 2099 #12
TV: Season finales for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow and iZombie
- Captain America: Civil War has begun production, confirming the addition of Martin Freeman, Paul Rudd, William Hurt, Chadwick Boseman to the entire remaining Avengers cast.
- Meanwhile, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will pen the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, which will be the first Marvel film shot entirely for IMAX
- Warner Bros. Pictures has plans to bring Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto’s six-issue Image Comics miniseries The Infinite Horizon to the screen
- Fox has picked up the Vertigo inspired Lucifer to series. Starring Tom Ellis as the titular bored and unhappy Lord of Hell, the pilot will be directed by Len Wiseman and is backed by Jerry Bruckheimer Television
- The CW has given its third DC universe TV show a name: Legends of Tomorrow will kick off with Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Ciara Renee, Arthur Darvill and more in Fall 2015
- CBS has officially ordered a full season for the upcoming Supergirl series, although the number of episodes has not yet been released
- iZombie has been renewed by the CW for a second season, with the first season concluding on May 19
- The ABC in the US has confirmed that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be renewed for a third season, while Agent Carter will see Hayley Atwell return for a second year.
- Sony PlayStation Network has renewed the Brian Michael Bendis inspired Powers for a second season as well
- Hugh “Jack-Man” has confirmed that after 17 years, the third solo Wolverine film will be his last outing as the hairy mutant
- Bryan Singer has revealed that the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut will hit DVD and Blu-ray on July 14, including a previously deleted sub-plot involving Anna Paquin’s Rogue.
This photo of Harley Quinn and eight other people
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week™
FASHION BEAST, by Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren and Antony Johnston, with art by Facundo Percio.
Next Week (142): Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2
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Music used in this episode includes samples from David Bowie’s “Fashion”, Georges Auric’s score for La belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast) and Lee Holdridge’s “Main Theme” to the 1987 Beauty and the Beast TV series.