Sunday, 31 March 2013

Trailers@24 Panels: KICK-ASS 2, 2 GUNS

Here at 24 Panels, we like to give each new comic book movie trailer the roundtable treatment. Click through for the 24 Panels take on new trailers for Kick-Ass 2 and 2 Guns...

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Trailers@24 Panels: THE WOLVERINE

Here at 24 Panels, we like to give each new comic book movie trailer the roundtable treatment. Click through for the 24 Panels take on the long awaited domestic and international trailers for James Mangold's The Wolverine...

Monday, 25 March 2013

Dru on Blu: April-June 2013

There are lots of comic book films coming out soon on Blu-ray/DVD. Here's a round-up of what's most interesting. All links take you to (We're not an affiliate, and we don't get any money for clicks, FYI. This post is merely informational!)

According to The Digital Bits, The Shadow will finally be coming to Blu-ray on June 4, 2013. It looks to be pretty reasonably priced, and we can safely assume that the AV quality will be an upgrade from the full-frame DVD (widescreen, please), which is heretofore the only release of the film as far as I know. No word on special features yet, but I wouldn't hold your breath for anything... Click through for information on more upcoming releases!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Episode 43. HELLBOY (2004)

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Dru and Dave finally re-emerge, stinking of smoke and brimstone, to close up the interdimensional portal and finally put a cap on the "24 Panels Goes to Hell" series with a discussion of Guillermo del Toro's 2004 adaptation of Mike Mignola's cult comic hero Hellboy. Make sure you stay tuned through the end of our discussion to hear which films we'll be covering in the next 3 months on 24 Panels!

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Thursday, 21 March 2013


This is a first for 24 Panels, but since I've been getting more into board games lately I thought I might as well review a few for the blog! The subject of my review today is, in my opinion, one of the coolest things that Marvel has licensed their characters for in some time (other than the films, of course). I'm talking about Legendary, a deck-building game featuring Marvel superheroes designed by Devin Low and released by Upper Deck. Click for the full review...

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Festival Report: Dru@Fantasia 2012

Dru here --

If you were following this blog in the summer of 2012, you may have read my blog recaps of the Fantasia Film Festival. Those blog entries have since been removed; the reason for this is that they have been repurposed into a proper festival report in Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies. I definitely encourage all of our readers to check out this open-access, free-for-all, peer-reviewed film journal, and if you want to read my festival review, you can download the pdf at this link.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Preview Post: HELLBOY

Dru and Dave wrap up the "Hell" series by confronting old horn head himself. No, not Beelzebub: Hellboy! More specifically, the less than dynamic duo take a look at Guillermo Del Toro’s 2004 film adaptation of Hellboy, based on Mike Mignola’s cult favourite comic book.

I dig this poster, Selma Blair's pose doesn't really reflect the character of Liz Sherman at all.