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 firstname.lastname@example.org
From deep in the bowels of a public access television station somewhere an unholy remnant of days gone past has been unearthed. Revisit a long-forgotten show as your host – who bears a striking resemblance to the Panel Jumper himself – takes us through the depths of depravity known as… Continue reading →
Cole Hornaday, Ben Laurance, and Manager Mike Gilson gather together at one of our home bases of Annex Theatre and screen all of the Full-Length Issues (up until that point) and provide live-streamed commentary.
Join Cole Hornaday and Andrew Lee Creech as they take a look at the impact black superheroes have had on comic book history and culture. written by COLE HORNADAY and ANDREW LEE CREECH directed by BEN LAURANCE produced by BEN LAURANCE and COLE HORNADAY manager mike MIKE GILSON manager jordan-michael… Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
What Is The Panel Jumper
The Panel Jumper is a docu-series devoted to comic book history and lore.