Podcast: Behind the Panels – Issue 22: Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

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Behind the Panels Cover - Kick Ass 2Hosted By: Richard Gray & David McVay

Each week Richard and David discuss the latest in news from the world of comics. In this issue, the Akira creator returns to comics, DC’s Earth 2, Trashy Frankenstein, Marvel’s Spider-Men and Oz Comic-Con. THEN It’s Bats and Turtles in film news. PLUS our kick ass pick of the week is, well, Kick-Ass 2!

Our next reading assignment: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

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Vintage Clip of the Week

Teen Titans in The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967) – “The Monster Machine”

Comic News

Akira’s Katsuhiro Otomo Working on New Manga (Thanks to Nima Afshar for the spot!)
http://otakuusamagazine.com/LatestNews/News1/Akiras_Katsuhiro_Otomo_Working_on_New_Manga_4579.aspx

James Robinson talks Earth 2
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=37826

Arcania to tell ‘Trashy’ version of Frankenstein
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/archaia-frankenstein-im-not-a-plastic-bag.html

Marvel reveals more about June’s Spider-Men
http://marvel.com/news/story/18390/spider-men_is_coming

Oz Comic-Con kicks off this weekend in Adelaide
http://www.thereelbits.com/2012/03/27/oz-comic-con-kicks-off-in-adelaide-this-weekend/

Movie News

Original cast member returning for The Dark Knight Rises
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=88516

Warner Bros. animation confirms CG Beware the Batman for Cartoon Network
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/03/28/beware-the-batman-cgi-cartoon-network-teaser-press-release/

Michael Bay posts second statement on (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles aka TAINT
http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/169997-michael-bay-posts-second-statement-on-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles

Pick of the Week

Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.

The Rest…

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The music used for this episode is “Banana Splits” by The Dickies and “Bad Reputation” by The Hit Girls from the “Kick-Ass” movie soundtrack.

About the author: Richard Gray

Richard Gray

Editor of DVD Bits and TheReelBits. You can see Richard's unfiltered train of thought on Twitter @DVDBits. The Reel Bits is also @The_ReelBits.