Behind The Panels Issue 51 – The Deep

Behind-the-Panels-iss51-CoverIn this issue, what the hell is going on at DC as everyone exits and Jon Stewart might be dead. Neil Gaiman and Brian Michael Bendis together at last, the Dark Knight Rises 60s style, Thomas Jane promotes banned substances andthe Pope just might be Batman.  THEN cameos galore in Marvel movies, Aquaman is a ninja turtle and JCVD for Avengers 2! PLUS our kick-ass pick of the week: The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Our next reading assignment: Happy by Grant Morrison and Derek Robertson

Your Hosts: Richard Gray, David McVay and special guest Ryan Huff of GeekofOz.com and the Beardy and the Geek podcast

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Vintage Clip of the Week

Ginger Meggs (1982)

Comic News

What’s going on at DC?

Andy Diggle walks away from Action Comics for ‘professional reasons’
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2013/03/20/andy-diggle-exits-action-comics-for-professional-reasons/

Tony S. Daniel takes over…wait, no…hmm?
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/tony-daniel-off-action-comic-too.html

Joshua Hale Fialkov has walked off Green Lantern books; Vendetti, Soule and Jensen replace; would they have killed off Jon Stewart?
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/20/235086/
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=44393
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/21/fialkov-left-dc-comics-over-plans-to-kill-off-john-stewart-dcs-black-green-lantern/
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/22/when-dc-tweets-about-john-stewart/

Gaiman and Bendis together on Guardians?
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/marvels-age-of-ultron-features-controversial-angel/

Batman 1966 from DC!
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2013/03/22/batman-classic-tv-series-comic-jeff-parker-jonathan-case-michael-allred/

A homeless Thomas Jane promotes Free Comic Book Day
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/206?articleID=132814

Aurealis Awards Finalists
http://www.aurealisawards.com/media-release_finalists-March-2013.pdf

The Pope is…Batman?
http://au.eonline.com/news/400482/the-vatican-accidentally-tweets-about-batman

Movie News

Ant-Man concept video leaked online

John Romita Jr and Mark Millar cameo in Kick Ass 2
http://www.ifc.com/fix/2013/03/exclusive-john-romita-jr-reveals-his-kick-ass-2-costumed-appearance-with-mark-millar

Robert Redford in talks for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/marvel-surprise-robert-redford-in-talks-to-star-in-captain-america-the-winter-soldier/

Brian Muir working on Guardians of the Galaxy
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/21/the-man-who-carved-darth-vaders-mask-is-busy-on-the-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

Aquaman is a ninja turtle
http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/hunger-games-2s-alan-ritchson-to-play-raphael-in-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/

JCVD wants in on The Avengers 2
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152656627610046&set=a.197465085045.252645.21497365045&type=1

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