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Jun 23 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 145 – Batman: Earth One Volume 2

Behind The Panels Issue 145 – Batman: Earth One Volume 2

Behind The Panels Issue 145 – Batman: Earth One Volume 2Welcome back to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 145, the comic book show where crime never rests – but we just took two weeks off anyway.

In this issue, DC Comics doesn’t have a major event planned for September. The lenticular cover industry stock plummets in reaction. ALSO Mark Ruffalo’s not sure whether he’s in Captain America: Civil War or not. Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner’s still not sure whether he was in the first Avengers or not. THEN it’s new issues of Black Canary, Dr. Fate, Prez, Thors, Southern Bastards and more in What We’ve Been Reading.

PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: BATMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 2 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. This is BEHIND THE PANELS

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay & Dave Longo

The Show

Vintage Clip of the Week

In which crime comes prepackaged

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What We’ve Been Reading

Quick Catch-Up: New DC Universe titles, Secret Wars, Saga, anything else, (Also Richard read all of Hickman’s Avengers, caught up on Batgirl and lots and lots of Mike Grell comics)

This Week (17 June 2015 releases): Black Canary #1, Doomed #1, Dr. Fate #1, Harley Quinn And Power Girl #1, Justice League Of America #1, Martian Manhunter #1, Prez #1, Robin Son Of Batman #1, Thors #1, Southern Bastards #9, Fiction #1, Runaways #1, Squadron Sinister #1

News Headlines

  • Scott Rudin Productions has reached a deal with FX to develop Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s comic book series, Southern Bastards as a one-hour drama
  • Telltale Games has announced The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series to drop in the US Fall this year
  • Batman Day will return on September 26 this year, with merch, signgings and appearances at various locations
  • Rupert Wyatt has signed on to direct Fox’s Gambit starring Channing Tatum
  • Marvel will debut several new series in September, including Jeph Loeb and Tim Sales’ Captain America: White, Miracleman by Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire from The Punisher team of Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto
  • Image Comics will launch a stack of new creator owned series from the likes of Rick Remender, Sean Murphy, Jeff Lemire and more in September, including the long awaited Tokyo Ghost, and the intriguingly titled Head Lopper.
  • DC has shocked us by not having any major crossover events planned for this Septmeber. They will, however, debut Annuals for Green Arrow, Batman: Arkham Knight and New Suicide Squad
  • Dark Horse has announced the spin-off comic Mirror’s Edge: Exordium to kick off on September 9
  • Devil’s Due Entertainment and the revived 1First Comics have merged. Six new original graphic novels, five ongoing series and reprinted collections are due from September, starting with Public Relations from Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, David Hahn and Annie Wu.
  • Robert Downey Jr claims that Mark Ruffalo will also appear in Captain America: Civil War. Is this now unofficially The Avengers 2.5?

Kick-Ass Pick of the Week

BATMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 2 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

Batman: Earth One Volume 2

Next Issue (146)Thanos: The Infinity Relativity 

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