Nov 03 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 77 – Thor: The Dark World


Behind-the-Panels-iss77In this issue, DC Entertainment moves to California. Let’s hope the airline loses the New 52 in transit. THEN It’s the trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, because time travel has worked out so well for Marvel lately. PLUS all the latest news and reviews and our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Thor: The Dark World Film Special. All this and more, this is Behind the Panels.

Next Week: Avengers: Endless Wartime by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone

Your Hosts: Richard Gray and David McVay

Vintage Clip of the Week

The Mighty Thor (1966) – “Every Hand Against Him”

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

Comics: The Sandman: Overture #1, X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Cataclysm #0.1, Green Lantern “Lights Out”, Damian: Son of Batman #1, Infinity, Home Brew Vampire Bullets #0, 

TV: Arrow (“Crucible”), The Walking Dead (“Isolation”), Thor: The Dark World

For all the latest reviews, see the Graphic Bits Reviews
You can now also find us on ComicBookRoundup.com, where you can compare what critics say from all over the web.

News Headlines

  • DC Entertainment has announced that they will be leaving their traditional New York home to join the Warner mothership in California
  • Writer Bill Willingham has announced his semi-retirement, brining the long-running Vertigo title Fables to close with issue #150
  • Marvel plans a crossover between Thor: The Dark World and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in an upcoming episode called “The Well”
  • AMC has unsurprisingly renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, as the current season continues to deliver record ratings
  • Meanwhile, Telltale Games will release a second series of their successful adaptation of The Walking Dead
  • Marvel has announced the mini-series Winter Soldier: The Bitter March by Rick Remender for February 2014
  • Mark Waid will conclude his Daredevil stories with Daredevil: Road Warrior, a digital comic with Peter Krause, beginning in February 2014
  • Charmed‘s Shannon Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause will have a mini-reunion in Australia as the line-up for Oz Comic-Con 2014 continues to grow
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson is said to have been confirmed for the role of Quicksilver in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • San Francisco will be transformed into Gotham City on 15 November with thousands of volunteers by the Make-A-Wish Foundation for 5-year-old leukaemia patient Miles Teller
  • The trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped this week. Need we say more? Have a listen.

To watch the trailer, and get all the latest updates, visit our News section.

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Pick of the Week

This week we went to the movies and saw Thor: The Dark World. Here’s the trailer we played on the show.

The Rest…

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We end the show this week with “Thor: The Dark World” from the Thor: The Dark World soundtrack. Make sure you stay until the end of the credits.