In this issue, a classic DC character flashes Arrow and Samuel Jackson lays furious vengeance on Colin Firth. THEN Australian comics take on the US industry, while everybody else comes to Sydney as GRAPHIC and Oz Comic-Con announce line-ups.
PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: The List by Paul Bedford and Henry Pop, with very special guest Paul Bedford to talk about his graphic novel.
On our next Issue: Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow.
Hosted by Richard Gray and David McVay
Vintage Clip of the Week
Bananaman – “Bananaman Meets Dr. Gloom” (1983)
What We’ve Been Reading/Watching
- The CW will introduce The Flash in a 3-part episode of Arrow: Season 2 as a backdoor pilot to a new series starring the DC Comics speedster
- GRAPHIC 2013 has been announced at the Sydney Opera House in October. Guests will include Grant Morrison, Gerard Way, Art Spiegelman, Dave McKean, Len Wein and Robot Chicken live!
- A direct-to-video adaptation of Image Comics’ Chew is being planned, with a potential live action series to follow.
- Samuel L. Jackson is to play the villain in Matthew Vaughn’s take on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel The Secret Service.
- Miles Teller is reported to be the front runner to play Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot from Fox.
- Oz Comic-Con has added William Shatner, Gigi Edgley, Jason Momoa and Chris Judge to the inaugural Brisbane and Sydney legs of the the 2014 circuit. See you there!
- Finally, Australia’s ABC2 will screen the 2-part documentary Comic Book Heroes, the inside story of Gestalt Comics’ attempts to crack the US market. Here’s the trailer:
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Pick of the Week
This week we review the Australian graphic novel The List by Paul Bedford and Henry Pop. We are joined by Paul Bedford (via Skype) to discuss the book.
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