BEHIND THE PANEL is a SYFY WIRE podcast documentary series that celebrates everything comics. Guests include legendary DC/Marvel writers and artists (like Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and Neal Adams), hit creator-owned stars (including Karen Berger, Pia Guerra, and Becky Cloonan), as well as the talents behind comic-book movie/TV adaptations (like Kevin Conroy, Burt Ward, and Lindy Hemming). As well as the exclusive, personal stories shared on the podcast, every episode features an original music score.
BEHIND THE PANEL is hosted and written by Emmy-winner Mike Avila, executive produced by SYFY WIRE's Matt Romano, and produced, scored and edited by Paul Terry.
Cecil Castellucci: Writing Batgirl, Watching Disney Movies, and Recommended Reading
Award-winning and New York Times Bestselling writer Cecil Castellucci has crafted comics (Shade, The Changing Girl, Batgirl), graphic novels (Soupy Leaves Home, The Plain Janes), Young Adult novels, and many more books. Castellucci talks about how she's staying creative during this quarantine period, and recommends some must-read books.
Joshua Williamson: The Flash, Blockbuster Comics, and Star Wars
Comic-book writer Joshua Williamson discusses his work on The Flash for DC Comics, crafting epic comic-book crossovers, and how he introduced his daughter to the world of Star Wars during the quarantine lockdown.
G. Willow Wilson: The Invisible Kingdom, Wonder Woman, and Joining The Sandman Universe
G. Willow Wilson, the co-creator of Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, discusses: the origins of her creator-owned series for Berger Books/Dark Horse, The Invisible Kingdom; her work on Wonder Woman; writing The Dreaming for The Sandman Universe; and what she has been re-reading while staying at home.
Tom King Talks Strange Adventures and Dumb Purchases During a Pandemic
Best-selling comics writer Tom King speaks candidly about how the pandemic has changed the story he set out to tell in his new series, Strange Adventures. He also talks about why he is happy to be done with open-ended series, what he misses most about conventions, and one quarantine purchase he regrets.
Aquaman Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick Talks Quarantine, Comics And Potato Chips
We’re all in this together. And as Kelly Sue DeConnick reveals, the ‘stay-at-home’ protocols can be especially challenging when you’re trying to craft Atlantean superhero drama while helping your kids with their schoolwork.
Todd McFarlane: Making Comics History, the new Spawn film, and Producing DC Toys
Spawn creator and Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane is the very special guest for the Season 1 finale of Behind the Panel. McFarlane discusses making comics history with Spawn, which is now the longest running creator-owned comic book of all time, news on where the new Spawn film is at (including Greg Nicotero's multiple designs for the Hellspawn), and the brand new wave of DC action figures he'll be producing in 2020.