Dec 22 2013

Behind the Panels Issue 83 – Father Christmas


Behind-the-Panels-iss83-CoverWelcome to issue 83 of Behind the Panels, the comic book podcast that jingles your bells and hides a nip of brandy in our long-boxes.

Your hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and David Longo.

In this special festive issue, Paul Rudd is Ant-Man while Joseph Gordon-Levitt forms a protective barrier against the insects as Sandman. THEN Shia La Beouf is caught ripping off a comic for a short film. PLUS our final Kick-Ass Pick of the Week for the year, Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs.

Next week: The First Annual Behind the Panels Awards for 2013


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Vintage Clip of the Week

What We’ve Been Reading/Watching

New Releases: (18 December 2013):  Harley Quinn #1, Daredevil #34, Ghost #1, Dark Horse Presents, A Voice in the Dark #2, Revival #16, Saga #17, Black Science #2, All-New X-Men #20

Also mention:  Blue is the Warmest Colour (Film)

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News Headlines

  • Paul Rudd has been officially announced as the lead in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. Slappin’ the bass, mon!
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt has announced that he is working with Neil Gaiman and David Goyer on a Sandman film. JGL will direct and star in the project.
  • Charles Soule has been announced to replace Matt Fraction on the upcoming Inhuman series.
  • DC Entertainment has teamed with motions company Madefire to produce the DC2 MultiVerse graphic novel, Batman: Arkham Origins. They will also remaster Injustice: Gods Among Us with motion and sound.
  • Dark Horse are aiming for a more unified approach to their superhero titles with Project Black Sky, launching in January 2014.
  • Dark Horse have also announced an official Hellboy 20th anniversary celebration on 22 March 2014, dubbing it Hellboy Day!
  • Free Comic Book Day 2014 will be the biggest ever, with over 60 books to choose from. Highlights include a 48 page Mouse Guard hardcover anthology.
  • Bryan Singer has assembled Simon Kinberg, along with X-Men 2 writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris to work on X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Shia La Beouf is in hot water after admitting to ripping off artist Daniel Clowes for his new short film

Kick Ass Pick of the Week

This week we read Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. Buy it online and support the site.

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The closing music this week is “Jingle Bells” from Batman: The Animated Series.