Oct 20 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 75 – Arkham Asylum

Behind the Panels 75 - Arkham Asylum


In this issue, Frank Miller returns to Detective Comics #27. Yes, that’s right: a DC Comic made it to issue 27. Then Serenity gets a comic book sequel: we can’t wait to see it get cancelled and revived as a movie. THEN Marvel aims for more comics and television, we review all the latest books and shows PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean.

Next Week: Revival by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and David Longo

Vintage Clip of the Week

The New Adventures of Batman (1977) – “The Pest”

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead, Arrow …. and probably some comics too? Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion, Hawkeye #13, Infinity updates, Battle of the Atom and more!

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News Headlines

  • Marvel has announced Avengers World, Avengers Undercover, All-New Ghost Rider, Loki: Agent of Asgard, All-New X-Factor, Black Widow, Punisher, Elektra, New Warriors, Silver Surfer, and a relaunched Captain Marvel for the first quarter of 2014. There will also be a Trial of Jean Grey crossover for the X-Men. Of course there is. Fantastic Four and FF will be cancelled with issue #16, to be rebooted later.
  • Dark Horse has announced Serenity from Zack Whedon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 for 2014.
  • IDW has uncovered The X-Files: Conspiracy crossover with, wait for it, the Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow beginning in January 2014.
  • Meanwhile, IDW launches IDW Entertainment, including TV series based on Life Undead, Brooklyn Animal Control, and V Wars
  • January will see DC cancel Green Team: Teen Trillionaires with issue #8, breaking the hearts of both readers everywhere. Vibe and Katana have also mysteriously disappeared from the solicitations.
  • Still on DC, the publisher will release a weekly series called Batman Eternal, which will introduce Stephanie Brown (aka Spoiler) back into the New 52.
  • Batman vs. Superman began filming on October 19 in Los Angeles with a football scene between Gotham and Metropolis that invited fans to take part.
  • Marvel is developing  4 TV dramas and a mini-series as part of a planned cable, VOD and online expansion to take over the world.
  • Injustice: Year Two will launch in January from Australia’s own Tom Taylor.
  • The artist formerly known as Alan Moore has requested his name be removed from all of the forthcoming MiracleMan reprints from Marvel in January
  • The DC Batman crossover “Gothtopia” will also launch in January, including the return of Frank Miller to the pages of Detective Comics. It’s time to ask our favourite question: “What’s DC up to now?”

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Pick of the Week

This week we read Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. Buy it online!

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