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Mar 04 2012

Behind The Panels Issue 18 – Warlord of Mars Fall of Barsoom

Hosted By: David McVay & Richard Gray

David and Richard discuss the latest in news from the world of comics. This week The Guardian names the greatest comic hero ever, the most important new character in Archie history sells out, Marvel goes even more digital than digital and then they let you have your cake and eat it too, but only under limited legally binding circumstances. THEN The Governor comes to life in The Walking Dead, The Avengers Launch a second trailer and our kick-ass pick of the week – Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom by Robert Place Napton & Roberto Castro.

Our next reading assignment: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Robert Spiegelman.

The Show

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Your Show Notes:

Vintage Clip of the Week

Justice League of America: Pilot (1997)

Comic News

Batman named greatest comic hero ever
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/28/batman-greatest-comic-hero?INTCM

‘The most important new character in Archie history’: Kevin Keller gay marriage issue sells out
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/03/the-most-important-new-character-in-archie-history-kevin-keller-marriage-issue-sells-out/

Marvel Digital Graphic Novels now available on Apple’s iBookstore
http://marvel.com/news/story/18188/marvel_digital_graphic_novels_now_available_on_apples_ibookstore

Marvel allows people to create Marvel prints as long as it’s only on a cake
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/03/01/marvel-allows-people-to-create-marvel-prints-as-long-as-if-its-only-on-a-cake/

Movie News

David Morrissey lands Governor Role in The Walking Dead
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=87457

The Avengers Second Trailer
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/avengers/

Giveaway!

Our The Walking Dead giveaway is now closed. Winners announced on the next show.

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In keeping with the Mars theme, the music this week is from the film Total Recall by Jerry Goldsmith.

2 comments

  1. Mateo Guglielmi

    Sorry guys, Robocop was written by Edward Niumeier and Micheal Miner who later write Starship Troopers. 
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/

    Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo started their career writing films for producer Charles Band’s Empire Studios – they wrote Trancers (released in Australia as Future Cop) and Zone Troopers, and later produced The Flash tv series and wrote the screenplay for The Rocketeer

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Bilson 

    1. Geek Actually

      You are absolutely right, I knew it was wrong as soon as the words came out of my mouth. If only we had some huge network of computers that we can look stuff up on while we record the shows 😉

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