Nov 18 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 78 – Avengers: Endless Wartime


Behind-the-Panels-Cover-Art-iss78In this issue, DC continues to tease the 5 years later event. Maybe the gimmick this time is good stories. AND Elizabeth Olsen is the Scarlet Witch. Her brother Quicksilver sure is a lucky guy. THEN it’s all the latest reviews, news PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week, Avengers: Endless Wartime by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone. This is Behind the Panels.

Next Week: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus by Mike Mignola, Duncan Fedrego and Dave Stewart

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo

Vintage Clip of the Week

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

New Releases (13 November 2013): Cataclysm, Marvel Knights: X-Men #1, X-Men Gold, Batman/Zero Year crossover, Shaolin Cowboy #2, Winter City #7

Games: Marvel LEGO Super Heroes, Batman: Arkham Asylum

TV: Arrow (“The League of Assassins”/”Keep Your Enemies Closer”), Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. (“F.Z.Z.T.”/”The Hub”), The Walking Dead (“Internment”)

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

  • Thor: The Dark World continues to hammer the international box office. At the time of recording, it has taken over $360 million worldwide to date
  • Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed her role as Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Marvel has revealed the new Ms. Marvel will be a teenage Muslim shape-shifter. She is set to debut in February 2014 from writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona
  • Other new Marvel titles in February include a rebooted Fantastic Four with James Robinson writing and Leonard Kirk on art duties, Wolverine from Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman and the previously announced All-New Marvel NOW! relaunches.
  • DC will launch Superman: Lois Lane and Batman: Joker’s Daughter one-shots that month. Finally, two female characters defined by the men in their lives.
  • Fox has given their Fantastic Four film a release date of 19 June 2015, while The Secret Service is pushed back to 6 March 2015 release. This now officially makes 2015 the geekiest movie season on record
  • Publisher Fantagraphics is looking for Kickstarter funding for their entire 2014 lineup of several hundred titles
  • The CW and DC are reportedly developing a TV drama based on the obscure character Hourman and the Vertigo series iZombie
  • What’s DC up to now? Dan DiDio has teased the DC event ‘The New 52: Five Years Later’ coming up for 2014, jumping every title ahead by five years with a weekly comic to fill in the gaps.
  • The Sandman: Overture #2 has been delayed from December 2013 until February 2014
  • Legendary Teen Titans and Aquaman artist Nick Cardy died on November 3 at age 93. He will be fondly remembered by the comics community.
  • James Mangold and Hugh Jackman are said to be in talks to develop a third Wolverine film
  • Marvel and Netflix have announced plans to release DaredevilJessica JonesIron Fist , Luke Cage and The Defenders as series from 2015. Drew Goddard has been tapped to helm Daredevil, while Melissa Rosenberg is said to be heading up Jessica Jones.

Pick of the Week

This week we read Avengers: Endless Wartime by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone. Here’s the trailer we played on the show.

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