In this issue, DC has another crack at a war comic, and Brian Michael Bendis unleashes more Spider-men. THEN Fox expands its own Marvel Cinematic Universe with more X-Men and Fantastic Four sequels. ALSO It’s the return of Daredevil in what we’ve been reading, while Richard and Dave brag about seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier early. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martín. This is Behind the Panels.
Next Week (Issue 94): Noah by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Niko Henrichon
Vintage Clip of the Week
Doctor Strange (1978)
What We’ve Been Reading
This Week (19 March 2014): Daredevil #1, Ms. Marvel #2, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #2, A Voice in the Dark #5, Sovereign #1, Harley Quinn #4, Witcher #1 (Dark Horse). Also out: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 10 #1, American Vampire: Second Cycle #1
Also consuming: Captain America V5, The Walking Dead (TV), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Review)
Next Week (26 March 2014): All-New Ghost Rider #1, Silver Surfer #1, Iron Patriot #1, Blackout #1 (Dark Horse mini-series), Real Heroes #1 (Image), Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3, Tomb Raider #2, Rocky & Bullwinkle #1 (IDW), Sandman Overture #2, Wake #7, Worlds’ Finest #21, X-Files Conspiracy #2, Avengers #27, Guardians of the Galaxy #13, Hawkeye #18
- DC Comics will make another crack at the war genre with Star-Spangled War Stories. Coming from writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, it will star a “G.I. Zombie,” a character who “fights for his country throughout war after war”.
- Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed via Tumblr that Marvel has officially green-lit Spider-Men 2
- Speaking of Bendis, Sony Pictures TV has announced that an adaptation of Powers is coming exclusively to the Playstation network as a 10-episode series
- Image has announced some major new titles for June, including Outcast from Robert Kirkman, The Divine & The Wicked from Kieron Gillen and Ted McKeever’s The Superannuated Man.
- DC Comics has announced that its new title for June is Infinity Man and the Forever People, coincidentally written by Executive Editor Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen. Ahem.
- Fox has confirmed that 2017 will see sequels to The Wolverine and the Fantastic Four, plus a “mystery Marvel film” in 2018.
- You’ve tapped them, you’ve watched their cartoon. Now IDW will bring an Angry Birds comic out from June, with the formidable talents of Jeff Parker
- Uber-geek Patton Oswalt will join Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in an upcoming guest role
- Brian Tyler has been confirmed as the composer on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kick Ass Pick of the Week
This week we read Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martín.
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