Ted MovieI didn’t walk out of Ted, so that’s saying something.  If I see a movie by myself and I’m not liking it, I will often leave before it’s over. It’s not an offended leaving or storming out in disgust.  It’s merely me saying, “You got my money, you’re not going to get my time, too.”  If I genuinely don’t care to see the end of a film I’m not enjoying, what’s the point of wasting an hour to see how it turns out?

SPOILERS BELOW

BW Silk Spectre 2The comic book event of the summer is nigh!  Before Watchmen, the much-anticipated prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, will consist of seven limited series and an epilogue one-shot.  Stay tuned, as the Fanboy Comics crew will be reviewing each title as it is released. Hurm. 

 


This second issue of Silk Spectre shares many of the strengths I pointed out in my review of the last issue: the art is great, the characters are well-rounded and expressive, and the writing is solid. This issue breaks down a bit, but it remains a compelling next chapter in the story of Laurie Jupiter’s early years.

 

To Read ListSo, I just survived another San Diego Comic-Con. It was an amazing weekend of meeting new friends, making business contacts, and buying books . . . buying lots of books. You see, I have a bit of a problem. I buy way more books than I can read, and when a new convention rolls around, I do it all over again. I decided at this year's show that I needed to remedy this somehow.

 My wife reminded me of one of our favorite books, The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby, a collection of articles where Hornby tries to tackle his own book obsession. So, I decided to steal his idea and apply it to my graphic novel obsession. Over the next year, I will regularly blog about my graphic novel reading habits. I will start each blog with a list of which books are on my 'To Read' list, which books I've bought, and which books I read. I will then blog about why I bought what I did, why I read what I did, and what I thought about what I read.


This is mostly a therapeutic way to deal with my obsession but may also be an interesting experiment in blogging and graphic novel reviews. Stick around and see what the wonderful world of comics holds for me. Without further ado, the 'To Read' List:

Green Arrow 152 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

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Multi-billionaire playboy and philanthropist Oliver Queen, known for his innovative technologies, spends his days running away from his responsibilities and his nights shooting hypersonic arrows to fight crime.  He has no powers, no abilities, no special skills, but the backup of two friends and the trained eye of a marksman.  A mundane man in the world of the super-powered, he is the Green Arrow.

 
 

SPOILERS BELOW

The Walking Dead EscapeIn the following audio blog, Fanboy Comics staffers Bryant Dillon, Sam Rhodes, and Ben Rhodes proceed through one of Comic-Con 2012’s most thrilling attractions, The Walking Dead Escape! Held inside Petco Park and based on the uber-popular comic book series and television show, The Walking Dead Escape is an event like no other at the convention where participants enter a ball park infested with zombies and have to run, climb, crawl, hide, and slide their way to safety. Participants also had the option to experience the event as a “zombie” volunteer, but team FBC decided to take on the “survivor” option and make a run for it through the walker-infested stadium. You’ll have to listen to hear the final outcome, but we will let you know that you don’t go through events like this without a few unfortunate “casualties.”

 

Doc of the DeadAt San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon interviews Director Alexandre O. Philippe and Producer Jonathan London of The People vs George Lucas about their new feature, Doc of the Dead, chronicling American' fascination with zombies and the apocalypse. The two talk about the film, why it is important in an age of zombie-saturated media, and take bets on who would survive if there was a real zombie outbreak!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Lightning MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy



Disclaimer: The following is purely fan fic and should be treated as such.  The wild delusions of Michael Troy are intended for nothing more than a quick guffaw.

 

The DC Universe has gone kaput yet again, and this time the finger on the trigger of the gun is pointing to the past. The DCU is born again in the '70s. Meet the revisioned heroes in the demented eyes of Michael Troy in the days of disco, free love, and killer dance beats.  Dust off your bell bottoms and enjoy!

Batman and Robin with Review52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

 

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Ten years ago, Batman had a relationship with Talia al Ghul, daughter to the villain Ra'as al Ghul. Years later, Batman met Damian, his and Talia's son, who had been trained by the League of Assassins to be a brutal killer. Damian broke away from the League to join his father and became the new Robin, but he still has a lot to learn about what it means to be a hero and a Wayne.

 

 

 

 

 

MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW

capt-marvel-jamie-mckelvieFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 



Captain Marvel #1
by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy

Captain Marvel is back! Kelly Sue DeConnick has brought Carol Danvers, one of my all-time favorite Avengers, back to her own series, and she is not living in anyone’s shadow anymore. This is an awesome comic. It’s packed with, action, emotion, humor, and amazing art. Wow! I don’t know where Stephen Wacker and C.B. Cebulski found Dexter Soy, but his art is really cool. He pencils, inks, and colors the whole book. I especially love the layout of this book; no two pages use the same layout, and he uses the panels in unique ways to convey the sense of movement in the book’s action scenes.  Everyone should buy this book on Wednesday. It is truly a work of art. If that’s not enough to convince you to buy the book, then check out this interview I did with Kelly Sue a while back about this book, which can be found here

Going Gaga Digital MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy



After seeing a copy of Michael Fitzgerald Troy's pop culture mash-up tribute comic book Going Gaga! at Comic-Con this year, Mother Monster tweeted, "So Cool! Someone found this at Comic-Con. Can I buy it pleasssee!!!"  The tweet heard 'round the world; Facebook and Twitter started blowing up in a man hunt for Michael Troy, as little, devoted "Monsters" everywhere were clamoring to find the book for their musical matriarch.  After posting it on Facebook, Gaga talks and fans listen to the tune of 72,0000 plus "likes." Further proving the power of Twitter, the story of Lady Gaga's comic book endorsement spread to the likes of MTV Style, Gaystar News, and several news outlets in Italy! (Ciao, Gaga!)

The bad news is that the small print run book has sold out.  The good news is that the book is now available for digital download for the discount price of only $1.99 via Mydigitalcomics.com.  And, another print run of the book is being planned.

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