Dec 09 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 81 – Power Girl


Behind-the-Panels-iss81-CoverIn this issue, Warner casts the new Wonder Woman. Sorry fans, it’s not Nathan Fillion. Meanwhile, Fox announces X-Men: Apocalypse. We predict all the characters will be Wolverine. THEN its the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-man 2. PLUS our Kick Ass Pick of the Week, Power Girl by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Amanda Conner.

Next Week: The Adventures of Barry Ween: Boy Genius by Judd Winick

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo

Vintage Clip of the Week

Supergirl (1984)

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

New Releases (4 December 2013):  Inhumanity #1, Green Arrow #26, Avengers Annual #1, Velvet #2, HBVB ONE

TV: The Walking Dead (“Too Far Gone”), Arrow (“The Scientist”)

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News Headlines

  • Bryan Singer and Fox have announced X-Men: Apocalypse, a new film set for May 2016. There’s no other details on casting or plot just yet.
  • Meanwhile, Fox has hired writer Simon Kinberg to work with Mark Millar to create a “Marvel Studios style” universe across the Fantastic Four and X-Men movies
  • Speaking of Mark Millar, Millarworld will release Starlight in May through Image Comics, which Millar describes as Buzz Lightyear-meets-Unforgiven
  • Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot has been announced as Wonder Woman in Zack “Snack” Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman
  • Marvel Comics announces a solo series for Magneto coming in March from Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Peyton Reed is on board to direct an adaptation of Dark Horse Comics’ The Fifth Beatle, about the life of Brian Epstein
  • Magician David Cooperfield has filed to register the trademark DC for, among other things, “comic books, comic strips, cartoon strips, children activity books, [and] story books”. How does that work?
  • Finally, the trailer to The Amazing Spider-man 2: The Rise of Electro was released this week. Let’s have a little peek:

Kick Ass Pick of the Week

This week we read Power Girl (#1 – #12) by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Amanda Conner. Buy it online and support the site.

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The closing music this week is Jerry Goldsmith’s “Overture” from Supergirl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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