May 25 2013

Behind The Panels Issue 58 – Arrow


Behind-the-Panels-iss58-CoverIn this issue, we have a ton of new trailers including Avengers Assemble, Batman: Arkham Origins and Man of Steel. James Robinson leaves Earth 2 and Whedon confirms Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Iron Man for The Avengers 2. Not enough? How about what we’ve been reading, a vintage clip PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Arrow – Season One.

On our next Issue: Snapshot by Andy Diggle and Jock

Your Hosts: Richard Gray & David McVay

Vintage Clip of the Week

Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967) – Teen Titans in “The Space Beast Round-Up”

What We’ve Been Reading

Dream Thief #1
Supergirl #20
Avengers Assemble – The Enemy Within #1

For all the latest reviews of other stuff we’ve been reading, see: http://behindthepanels.net/category/graphic-bits/ You can now also find us on comicbookroundup.com, where you can compare what critics say from all over the web.


– Writer James Robinson exits Earth 2, along with leaving DC Comics. He follows several writers leaving the publisher in the last year. His final issue will be Earth 2 #16. At least Mr. Terrific has his T-balls to play with.

– Joss Whedon confirms Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for Avengers 2. He also notes that when the Avengers assemble, Iron Man will answer “yes” to the call.

– Meanwhile, Iron Man 3 punches through the $1 billion mark worldwide. It was knocked off the top slot by Star Trek Into Darkness. Geeks around the world feel conflicted.

– Summit Entertainment has put the writers of Red and Red 2 to work on a third installment of the film based on the Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner comic. Zimmer frame manufacturers are currently bidding on the contract.

– Australian publisher Milk Shadow Books will publish a classic collection called Da ‘n’ Dill: The Showbag Years. The stories originally appeared in Royal Easter Showbags and the Sydney Sun Herald throughout the 1990s.

– Archie Comics will release an upcoming issue of Kevin Keller in which titular openly-gay character kisses his boyfriend Devon. Writer Dan Parent mocks the Million Moms in the story with a woman who “pitches a bit of a fit” and becomes an Internet sensation.

– Warner Bros. Games Montreal has released a trailer for the Batman: Arkham Origins game, due out around the world on 25 October. Here is the trailer:

– On the small screen, Marvel’s animated Avengers Assemble is out July 7. Here’s the new trailer:

That “new friend” is Falcon, and the first episode is available for free on US iTunes this week.

– A brand new trailer for The Wolverine dropped this week. It features an old friend at the start and plenty more action and Silver Samurai. Here it is:

And finally, just a few hours before we recorded this, another short Man of Steel trailer dropped online. General Zod does not seem happy with the Earth, take a look:

For all the latest updates, visit: http://behindthepanels.net/category/news-2/

We should really just mark the fact that this is the last week that Geoff Johns is writing a Green Lantern comic with GL #20. It marks the end of almost a decade long, character-defining stretch. Robert Venditti has some massive shoes to fill.

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