Feb 03 2014

Behind the Panels Issue 86 – Camelot 3000


Behind-the-Panels-iss86-CoverThis week, Jesse Eisenberg has been announced as the new Lex Luthor. Was Michael Cera not available? Also, DC Comics’ new promotion says “Abandon all hope and enter into the dark.” At least they are in line with their readers for a change. THEN Superboy goes travelling through time, it’s what we’ve been reading and watching, and all the latest news headlines. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week Camelot 3000 by Mike W. Barr and Brian Bolland. This is Behind the Panels.

Next Week: Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh

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Vintage Clip of the Week

Superboy – “The Black Knight”

What We’ve Been Reading

New Releases (29 January 2014): Saga #18, Dredd: Underbelly, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1, Earth 2 Annual, Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW, Miracleman #2

News Headlines

  • Warner has announced that Jesse Eisenberg will be play Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will portray Alfred Pennyworth in 2016’s Batman Vs. Superman film. That’s right: Jeremy Irons is Ben Affleck’s butler.
  • Mike Marts has been announced as Marvel’s new Executive Editor. Marts has previously worked at Marvel on a number of X-titles, as well as being the Batman Group Editor for DC Comics.
  • The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards have nominated Batwoman, Fearless Defenders, Husbands, Life with Archie and Young Avengers for the Outstanding Comic award
  • Dark Horse will bring its Star Wars run of comics to a close in August, as the rights revert to Marvel for future comic adaptations. It’s the end of an era!
  • Marvel Entertainment has announced the Marvel Comics API, a new application programming interface that allows developers access to parts of Marvel’s comic data for personal, non-commercial websites and applications.
  • One of Charles Schulz’s original Peanuts daily strips from 1966 has sold for $26,450 at auction.
  • Thor 3 has been given the go-ahead, with screenwriters Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost signed on to hammer out a script
  • When confirmed, directors Anthony and Joe Russo will also return for a third Captain America film
  • Circle of Confusion, the production company behind AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” plans to adapt Image Comics’ series Sheltered to the big screen.
  • Neil Marshall will direct the pilot for NBC’s Constantine, based on a script by David Goyer and Daniel Cerone
  • The CW has ordered a pilot for iZombie, based on the Vertigo series of the same name. “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero will executive produce.
  • Marvel and GraphicAudio® will release a 6-hour “Movie in Your Mind®” with The Ultimates: Tomorrow Men and Against All Enemies in April 2014. Here’s a taste…

Kick Ass Pick of the Week

This week we read Camelot 3000 by Mike W. Barr and Brian Bolland.

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The closing music this week is Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana. Other music used in this podcast includes “Camelot” from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.