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Led by a love of comic books and filmmaking respectively, Cole Hornaday and Ben Laurance set out to create a series about the history and lore of comics that appeals to both the comics layman and hardcore fan. Do you have a comment for The Panel Jumper? Let us know at paneljumper@gmail.com



The Panel Jumper – Issue 008: Here Be Kaiju

On this episode of The Panel Jumper, we concern ourselves with Kaiju – those strange monsters that were born into popular culture after WWII. Where do Kaiju come from? What do they represent in different cultures. Join Cole Hornaday as he takes us through the Kaiju timeline from Godzilla to… Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 007: Jack Kirby and the Lord of Light

Many people are familiar with Ben Affleck’s 2012 Oscar winning film Argo, but not many know the connection Argo has to the All-Father of American Comics – Jack Kirby. written by COLE HORNADAY directed by BEN LAURANCE produced by BEN & COLE starring manager mike MIKE GILSON jack kirby TROY… Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 006: EC Come, EC Go

What happened when a stuffy child psychologist decided comic books were an evil blight upon the landscape? In this episode of The Panel Jumper, we examine the impact Dr. Fredric Wertham and the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency had on the comics industry in general, and EC Comics in particular…. Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 005: Boy Wonder Years

In the 1980s, DC held a phone campaign to let their readers determine whether or not Jason Todd, the second Robin to Bruce Wayne’s Batman, would live or die. This episode of The Panel Jumper takes a look behind the Bat-cave to examine why the readers made the decision that… Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – A Panel Jumper Special

The Panel Jumper takes an in-depth look at the genesis and impact of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle phenomenon. Starring Cole Hornaday as The Panel Jumper Mike Gilson as Manager Mike Brandon Ryan as Kevin Eastman Shane Regan as Peter Laird Writer: Cole Hornaday Director: Ben Laurance Gaffer: Michael White… Continue reading

The Human Fly – A Panel Jumper Special

In the late 70s, two Canadian sausage makers decided to get into the daredevil business to challenge Evel Knievel. This is their story. Starring Cole Hornaday as The Panel Jumper Mike Gilson as Manager Mike Written by Cole Hornaday Directed by Ben Laurance Gaffer: Michael White Hayes Boom Op: Webster… Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 004: An Odd Duck

You think you know Howard the Duck? You don’t know Howard the Duck! In the fourth installment of The Panel Jumper, Cole Hornaday explores the tale of cantankerous comic book creator Steve Gerber and his one-man fight to retain the ownership of that foul little fowl, Howard the Duck. Written… Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 003: The Fall of Fu Manchu

In the third installment of The Panel Jumper, Cole Hornaday discusses how the character of Fu Manchu came to be prominent in the Marvel universe. “Drop dead awesome. That was sheer excellence.” -Paul Gulacy Written by Cole Hornaday Directed by Ben Laurance Starring Cole Hornaday as The Panel Jumper Mike… Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 002: Iron Curtain Maiden

In the second full episode of The Panel Jumper, Cole Hornaday attempts to unravel the curious history of OCTOBRIANA. Written by Cole Hornaday Directed by Ben Laurance Starring Cole Hornaday as The Panel Jumper Mike Gilson as Manager Mike AJ Epstein as Petr Sadecky Jaime Roberts as Trina Robbins Kendra… Continue reading

The Panel Jumper – Issue 001: Muck Men Mania

Join Cole Hornaday – aka The Panel Jumper – as he leads you through the muck to discover just how and why swamp men became a thing of comic book lore. Written by Cole Hornaday Directed by Ben Laurance Starring Cole Hornaday as The Panel Jumper Mike Gilson as Manager… Continue reading