In this issue, it’s all the Comic-Con news that we could remember! Some of it is not about Batman! THEN it’s Lando, Death Head, Guardians Of Knowhere #1, Secret Wars, The Divine, and more in What We’ve Been Reading. ALSO we make a very special announcement, and then look at Harley Quinn & Joker: The Movie (and possibly some of the members of the Suicide Squad) in one of our patented trailer commentaries.
PLUS: our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week™: ANT-MAN, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is BEHIND THE PANELS.
Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay & Dave Longo
“All good things…” #Panels150
In which the ants go marching along
What We’ve Been Reading
Catch-up: Saga #30, Archie #1, Negative Space #1
This Week’s Highlights (15 July 2015): Death Head #1 (Dark Horse), Justice League #42, Godzilla in Hell, Island #1, Postal #5, Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #1, Guardians Of Knowhere #1, Hail Hydra #1
- BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE was announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego as the next big DC animated adaptation.
- Grant Morrison and DC revealed that they will release MULTIVERSITY TOO as a series of standalone graphic novels, starting with The Flash in 2016. Morrison will also pen a sequel to Batman: Black & White, along with becoming the Editor-in-Chief of Heavy Metal Magazine from next year.
- Ben Affleck has been confirmed to direct, star in and co-write the solo BATMAN film with Geoff Johns
- Warner announced at Comic-Con that their Green Lantern film will be called GREEN LANTERN CORPS
- Meanwhile, Earth One will get a little larger as DC announces FLASH: EARTH ONE from J. Michael Straczynski and AQUAMAN: EARTH ONE from Francis Manapul.
- Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto will join forces for a CHEWBACCA mini-series from Marvel
- Even more exciting news is that IDW has announced MICRONAUTS and ROM: THE SPACE KNIGHT for 2016
- The old Deadpool team of Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness will join up again for SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL in Fall from Marvel
- After a 25 year hiatus, comic strip BLOOM COUNTY returns just in time for the upcoming US presidential election
- IDW and DC have announced BATMAN: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, a six issue team-up series from writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie E. Williams II
- In other classic crossover news, Archie Comics continues its journey with ARCHIE MEETS THE RAMONES
- Teddy Sears has officially been cast as Jay Garrick for the second season of THE FLASH. Michael Ironside has also been cast as Captain Cold’s father.
- CBS’ SUPERGIRL adds Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord
- Stephen Amell took to the stage in a new costume and Comic-Con to announce he will officially be called “Green Arrow” in the fourth season of ARROW. Echo Kellum has also been cast as Mr. Terrific for the season, while Alexander Calvert has landed the recurring role of Anarky
- Vacation writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein will pen the upcoming SPIDER-MAN script for diretcor Jon Watts
- Finally, a trailer has been released for the SUICIDE SQUAD movie from director David Ayers. We decide if it’s to die for in one of our patented Trailer Commentaries (Patent Pending)
Kick-Ass Pick of the Week™
ANT-MAN (Film Special)
Good Games Hurstville Presents: Quiz Corner
This week’s questions come from the Marvel Trivia Game
Next Issue (149): Howard the Duck (MAX) – The penultimate episode of Volume 1
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Music used in this episode is (of course) Adam & The Ants – “Antmusic”