Aug 20 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 68 – Kick-Ass 2


Behind-the-Panels-Cover-Art-iss68In this issue, it’s the end of the Ultimate world as we know it, bonus Loki content and a wolf among us. THEN we report back from SMASH!, head to Infinity and beyond and watch some Comic Book Heroes.

PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Kick-Ass 2! Directed by Jeff Wadlow and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz, it’s out in cinemas from Universal Pictures.

Hosted by Richard Gray and David McVay, and our returning guest, Dave Longo of DamnGoodCup.com

On our next Issue: Age of Ultron by Brian Michael Bendis.

Due to the subject matter of this week’s pick, the following episode contains infrequent coarse language and adult themes. Listener discretion is advised.

Vintage Clip of the Week

Pumaman (1980)

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

Comic Book Heroes, Infinity, Super Graphic

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News Headlines

  • Marvel’s November solicitations hint at the end of the Ultimate Marvel Universe as Miles Morales comes to the Marvel 616
  • DC Comics announce that “Zero Year” will spill over into Action Comics, Birds of Prey ,Catwoman, Nightwing, Detective Comics, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Green Arrow and Red Hood and the Outlaws in November.
  • Chris Claremont, X-Men maestro and friend of Behind the Panels, will return to X-Men comics for a 50th anniversary special called X-Men: Gold in November, also featuring Stan Lee, Bob McLeod and Walter and Louise Simonson
  • Meanwhile, Chris has reportedly been brought in as a consultant on the Bryan Singer film, X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • The Killing‘s Bex Taylor-Klaus will join Arrow: Season 2 as Sin, a young martial arts expert closely associated with Black Canary
  • Australia and New Zealand will get an exclusive Batman: Arkham Origins Definitive Collector’s Edition with a premium Joker statue featuring LED effects produced by TriForce
  • Legendary Green Arrow writer and artist Mike Grell has been hospitalised with cellulitis. Behind the Panels wishes him a quick recovery.
  • Thor: The Dark World has gone back for reshoots to add more Loki scenes.
  • Finally, Telltale Games has released the first trailer for the episodic game Fables: The Wolf Among Us, based on the Vertigo Comic. Check it out.

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Pick of the Week

This week we review the new film Kick-Ass 2, here is the trailer that was played on the show:

The Rest…

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We end the show this week with a cover of Bad Reputation by The Hit Girls from the Kick-Ass soundtrack.