In this issue, Archie exposes himself…to criticism. Archie and Veronica blushed. ALSO really long first look trailers get dropped for Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Lucifer. We talk about them in a section we appropriately call Talking Point. THEN it’s Saga…and some other stuff in What We’ve Been Reading.
PLUS: Our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week™: AGENTS OF SHIELD: SEASON 2 (ABC). This is BEHIND THE PANELS.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray & David McVay
Don’t Hassle the Hoff.
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
This Week’s HIghlights (13 May 2015): Convergence #6 and tie-ins, Secret Wars #2, Lantern City #1, Harrow County #1, Injection #1, Mantle #1, Mythic #1, Saga #28, Howard The Duck #3
TV: Season finales for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow and iZombie
- Archie Comics has cancelled their Kickstarter campaign amidst criticisms. The three books – Jughead, Betty & Veronica, and Life With Kevin – will still be launched from creators Chip Zdarsky, Dan Parent, J. Bone and Adam Hughes when it is viable.
- Fox has announced it is making a New Mutant film with The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone. It is likely to be released in 2018.
- Avengers: Age of Ultron has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, making it the third highest grossing Marvel film to date
- AMC’s companion series Fear the Walking Dead has commenced production. The first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC in late summer.
- Agent Carter will make the shift from New York to Los Angeles when it returns during the mid-season break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3.
- Kevin Smith’s Mallrats sequel has been officially titled Mallbrats
- Still on sequels, Brad Bird has confirmed that The Incredibles 2 will be his next film
The Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow previews
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week™
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2 (ABC)
Next Week (143): Arrow Season 3/The Flash Season 1 Wrap Up
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Music used in this episode includes excerpts from Bear McCreary’s theme for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Blondie’s “One Way or Another”