In this issue, Rocket Raccoon gets his own series, DC jumps forward 5 years and Warren Ellis climbs some trees. THEN it’s Tomb Raider, Lois Lane, Fantastic Four and Revenge in what we’ve been reading this week. PLUS Richard and David attempt to read some news headlines, and our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Annihilation Conquest – Starlord by Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II, the first in our series of Guardians of the Galaxy Origins specials. This is Behind the Panels.
Next week: 300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley
Vintage Clip of the Week
The New Fantastic Four (1978) – “The Olympics of Space”
What We’ve Been Reading
This week (26 February 2014): Tomb Raider #1 (Dark Horse), Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2, Superman Lois Lane #1 (One Shot), X-Files Conspiracy Transformers #1, Revenge #1 (Image Comics/Jonathon Ross), Fantastic Four #1, Hawkeye #15, Guardians of the Galaxy #12
Next week (5 March 2014): Veil #1 (Greg Rucka at Dark Horse), Evil Empire #1 (Boom!), Headspace (Monkeybrain), Earth 2 #21, Forever Evil #6, Green Arrow #29, Green Lantern #29, Movement #10 (Batgirl crossover), Rogue Trooper #1 (IDW), Darkness: Vicious Traditions (Ales Kot), Jupiter’s Legacy #4, Tales of Honor #1, Starlight #1 (Mark Millar), Magneto #1, Moon Knight #1 (Warren Ellis)
- Marvel will give Rocket Raccoon his own series in July from writer/artist Skottie Young. It marks the first time that Young has written and illustrated an ongoing series.
- DC confirms that it will jump forward 5 years in September to a possible future, bringing with it a month of 3D motion covers for The New 52 – Futures End
- Warren Ellis and artist Jason Howard will launch the new Image Comics mini-series Trees in May
- BOOM! Studios has announced that former DC Publisher and President Paul Levitz will be joining its board of directors
- BOOM! has also teased a Big Trouble in Little China comic with art by The Goon creator Eric Powell
- Marvel will shoot all five of its Netflix series in New York, the traditional home of good superheroes everywhere.
- Jack Thorne has been tapped to write Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman film, based on a treatment by (you guessed it) David S. Goyer.
- Patrick Wilson has reportedly joined Ant-Man in an undisclosed role.
- ABC and Marvel Entertainment have announced a special behind-the-scenes look at their Marvel Cinematic Universe, along with a sneak-peek at Avengers: Age of Ultron, on March 18 in the US
- Oz Comic-Con has added Paul Bedford, Jason Franks and Gary Jones for Melbourne, and Ryan K. Lindsay for Adelaide.
Kick Ass Pick of the Week
This week we read Annihilation Conquest: Starlord by Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II.
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