Sep 09 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 71 – Saga


Behind-the-Panels-iss71-CoverIn this issue, more creators leave DC with the publisher becoming the star of its own villain’s month. Mark Waid buys a comic book store and Vin Diesel saves the Marvel universe. THEN Spider-man: amazing wedding planner?

All this, PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week, Saga (#1 – 12) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Hosted by Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo.

On our next Issue: R.I.P.D  by Peter M. Lenkov and Lucas Marangon.

Vintage Clip of the Week

Howard the Duck (1986)

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

Forever Evil, The Star Wars: Lucas Draft, X-Men: Battle for the Atom

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News Headlines

  • Marvel has said that it wants a female-led superhero film in the future. Katee Sackhoff is heavily rumoured to be up for the role of Captain Marvel.
  • Meanwhile, Vin Diesel has set the net ablaze with speculation, by saying that his 2016 Marvel role will lead to a ‘merging of brands’.
  • Our pick of the week, Saga, has won the the award for Best Graphic Story at the 2013 Hugo Awards. Joss Whedon’s The Avengers also picked up an award.
  • Spartacus actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson has been cast as Amanda Waller in the second season of Arrow.
  • The legendary Marv Wolfman will take over Superboy in December, while Tony Bedard will tackle Supergirl, guest-starring the new-look Lobo.
  • Mark Waid has bought a comic shop. In a statement on his website, he said “Effective immediately, you can trust me when I say I want comics retailers to thrive, because now I am one.”
  • A Cleveland man has done whatever a father can by selling his copy of The Amazing Spider-man #1 for $7,900 to pay for his daughter’s wedding. He paid 12 cents for it in 1963.
  • J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have walked away from Batwoman citing ‘editorial decisions’. Marc Andreyko will be the new writer.

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Pick of the Week

This week we read Saga (#1 – 12) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Buy it on Amazon!

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The closing music this week is from The Last Starfighter by Craig Safan