Feb 11 2014

Behind the Panels Issue 87 – Blue is the Warmest Color


Behind-the-Panels-ep87-Cover-ArtThis week, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are bringing Preacher to AMC. Expect James Franco in every role. THEN John Romita Jr jumps ship to DC. Let’s hope he can swim. ALSO, a massive week of what we’ve been reading, all the latest news headlines, a trailer commentary for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and your chance to WIN some movie tickets. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh, also an award winning film out this week in Australia from Transmission Films. This is Behind the Panels.

Next Week: Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle by David Michelinie, Bob Layton, John Romita, Jr. and Carmine Infantino

Vintage Clip of the Week

Blue Beetle (1940s)

What We’ve Been Reading

New Releases (5 February 2014): Ms. Marvel #1, Punisher #1, Wolverine #1, Loki: Agent of Asgard #1, Batman: Joker’s Daughter #1, Forever Evil #5, Green Arrow #28, Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28, 

Next Week (12 February 2014): Batgirl #28, Royals Masters of War #1 (of 6), Fuse #1, Mercenary Sea #1, She-Hulk #1, Kick-Ass 3 #6, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1, X-Force #1, Avengers #26,  The Walking Dead: Season 4 returns.

News Headlines

  • Preacher has been officially announced as an upcoming TV show on AMC, produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
  • Paul Bettany will play The Vision in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • DC Comics has announced Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr, as the new creative team on Superman this US summer. Legendary artist Klaus Janson will also join the series as inker.
  • Marvel extends its international presence with the new Global Comics app, offering their most popular stories in 12 different languages
  • Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has taken out the Grand Prix prize at the 41st Angoulême International Comics Festival in France. Come Prima by Alfred took out the award for Best Album.
  • Warner Animation has confirmed it will release three DC films a year, including a “shared universe” between the flagship releases
  • Oz Comic-Con has announced that they will be partnering with ReedPOP, the people behind New York Comic-Con, for upcoming events.
  • Nick Lowe will trade mutants for webs as he moves to the role of Senior Editor of the Spider-man titles at Marvel
  • Fox has announced that Ben McKenzie, best known for The OC and Southland, in the key role of a young Jim Gordon.
  • Candice Patton has been cast as Iris West in CW’s The Flash. As reported last week, Jesse L. Martin will play Iris’s father Detective West.
  • Meanwhile, Carlos Valdes will join the show as Cisco Ramon, better known as Justice League of America’s Vibe
  • Marc Webb has revealed that BJ Novak will play Alistair Smythe in The Amazing Spider-man 2.
  • Finally, among the many Superb Owl trailer releases, the one that has us squeeing in excitement is undoubtedly the new trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Let’s do a trailer commentary.

Kick Ass Pick of the Week

This week we read Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh

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