Behind the Panels Issue 97 – Amazing Spider-man: Family Business


Behind-the-Panels-ep97-Cover-ArtWelcome to Behind the Panels Issue 97, the comic book show that took a bite out of a radioactive spider and then had to take two weeks off.

In this issue, it’s the first trailer for Batman prequel series Gotham. In this one, a young Jim Gordon partners with Jar Jar Binks. THEN every comic book studio announces a TV show this summer, and it’s Futures End, Original Sin and The Woods in what we’ve been reading. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business by Mark Waid, James Robinson, Werther Dell’Edera, Gabriele Dell’Otto

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and Dave Longo

Next (Issue 98): X-Men: No More Humans – an original graphic novel by Mike Carey and Salvador Larocca

Vintage Clip

Super Spidey Stories – “Spidey Meets the Blowhard” (1975)

What We’ve Been Reading

This Week (7 May 2014): New 52 Futures End #1, Original Sin #1, Earth 2 #23, Green Arrow #31, Green Lantern #31, The Woods #1, Nailbiter #1, Amazing Spider-man #1.1,  Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-man #1, X-Men No More Humans OGN (we’ll cover in full next week)

Catch-up: Amazing Spider-man #1

Next Week (14 May 2014): Bee and Puppycat #1 (Boom!), Batgirl #31, Justice League United #1, Superman: Doomed #1 (One Shot), Starlight #3, Mars Attacks First Born #1 (Chris Ryall, Sam Kieth), United States of Murder Inc #1

News Headlines

  • US network ABC have announced the renewal of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season
  • In addition to their current show, Marvel fans also get an Agent Carter series starring Hayley Atwell
  • DC Entertainment’s Constantine, iZombie and The Flash have also received series pickups, ensuring that comics fans will be knee-deep in comic bookery in the next TV season
  • Arrow excutive producer Marc Guggenheim will take over writing on Marvel’s X-Men following Brian Wood’s departure in August
  • Dark Horse Presents is relaunching in August  with a new format, and the return of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
  • Cable network SYFy is reportedly adapting Frank Miller’s Ronin for TV, along with Jonathan Hickman’s Pax Romana, Charles Soule’s Letter 44 and Juan Jose Ryp’s Clone.
  • Celebrated artist Dick Ayers, best known for being one of Jack Kirby’s inkers on the early issues of The Fantastic Four, passed away this week aged 90. He was also the signature penciller on Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, co-creator of the 1950s Western horror character Ghost Rider,  and inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2007.
  • The first full trailer for Fox’s Gotham series debut this week. Let’s have a listen.
  • Finally, Comixology’s new iOS app has shifted from in-app purchases to a web-based format. This brings us to our brand new section, Talking Point.

Talking Point

Has Amazon ruined Comixology?

Kick-Ass Pick of the WeekAmazing Spider-Man: Family Business by Mark Waid, James Robinson, Werther Dell’Edera, Gabriele Dell’Otto

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