Vengador 2Vengador is a superhero tale of vengeance written by James Gilarte and featuring the art of Rowel Roque. Vengador follows the life of teen Eric Martin, who uses his alter ego (Vengador) to fight injustice in his city that is the result of a corrupt legal system. The second issue of Vengador might not be perfect, but Gilarte and Roque do stretch their creative wings, building on their story and giving Eric Martin his first taste of revenge.

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Prometheus 2-1Preparing for Prometheus is a series of blogs leading up to the release of Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi feature film. Set in the same universe as Scott’s sci-fi classic, Alien, Prometheus tells the story of a team of humans who travel across the galaxy seeking the origins of humanity. Unfortunately, their search for our beginning could lead to our end...


Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen, fellow geeks, because Prometheus is just over a week away from landing. In my last blog in this series, I reviewed the various appearances of the Space Jockey (now known as “Engineers” in the Prometheus script) in the pages of Dark Horse Comics, some of the best Alien extended universe material out there. In this edition of Preparing for Prometheus, I cover every terrifying detail that I’ve been able to uncover regarding the upcoming film. Now remember, in space no one can hear your spoilers...but given that we’re not in space, here comes the warning:


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Blue Milk Special JawaAs an ardent webcomics fan, I have read several over the years of my life, but there are only a few that I consider my absolute favorites.  One such favorite is Blue Milk Special (www.bluemilkspecial.com), a comic that parodies the original Star Wars trilogy.  I recently had the chance to talk to Rod and Leanne Hannah, the creators of BMS, and they were kind enough to answer some questions for me concerning their lives.  Rod did the majority of the talking, and with their permission, I have shared their thoughts and answers.

 

DND Next Dungeons & Dragons has come a very long way from the game that Gary Gygax played in the basement with his friends and family. In the past 30 years, it has gone through many incarnations, and, right now, it is about to evolve again. Wizards of the Coast is currently playtesting the 5th edition of D&D in a massive playtest with gaming groups all over the world. They are calling this fan feedback playtest experience D&D Next. As an avid RPGer and a game store manager, I just had to get in on this.

Shriners Hospital logoYou're invited to attend a day of comics, games, cosplay, and more at Emerald Knights' Hollywood & Heroes Charity Event on Saturday, June 9th, from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children - Los Angeles, an organization that delivers the highest quality of care to children with a host of disorders and diseases throughout North America. 

The entire Emerald Knights store will be devoted to raising funds for Shriners Hospital, with opportunities to play HeroClix, Marvel RPG, and Star Wars RPG alongside your favorite costumed characters.  In addition, you can play Dungeons & Dragons with a group of voiceover artists whose voices can be heard in fan favorite video games and cartoons

Aside from the various gaming opportunities, there will also be various comic book artists signing books and doing sketches, geek celebrities available for autograph signings, and special events still to be announced.

Frankenstein 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.

 

 

Concept:

Frankenstein's monster works for a top secret organization that investigates and eliminates supernatural threats to the world.

 

 

 

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TheAlmighties1CoverThe first issue of The Almighties is a hoot! Creators Sam Johnson and Mike Gagnon have crafted a clever and farcical look at an off-the-wall, Avengers-style superhero team dedicated to the wellbeing of the U.S. of A., who encounter everything from President Obama to a Robo-Hitler before the first issue is through! Eleonora Kortsarz, Pablo Zambrano, and D.C. White elevate the story with their artistic contributions, and the colors, which are far more important in comedy books than readers realize, of Gagnon, Gulliver Vianei, and Jennifer Scott really help make the book feel funny and entertaining.


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BPRD Hell on EarthBPRDHOETTOJHO, which shall be referred to as “THE COMIC” or “THE BOOK,” is everything I love in Mike Mignola’s work. It bounces back and forth between genuinely creepy and just weirdly funny.

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Batman AnnualFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Batman Annual #1
by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Jason Fabok

So, Scott Snyder’s Batman is one of the best new 52 books, but it’s tough because there are 9 issues to get caught up on, and they are always selling out. How is someone supposed to read this awesome book without knowing all of the continuity? If only DC would write a single-issue, stand-alone story, so that everyone, new readers and old, could enjoy the sweet delight of Scott Snyder’s Batman. Oh wait, what’s this? A Batman Annual? A single-issue, stand-alone story by Scott Snyder! Holy well-timed coincidences, Batman!  Yes, that’s right, folks. This Wednesday, run - don’t walk - to your comics shop, and pick up the Batman Annual for 38 pages of Batmania. Even better, this is a Mr. Freeze story, and this is one of the best Mr. Freeze stories since Paul Dini’s "Heart of Ice" in Batman: The Animated Series. This Freeze is cold, cruel, and super crazy.

Comics on ComicsDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

Our friends at Comics on Comics are at it again!  Join the FBC Crew this Thursday, May 31st, at the Hollywood Improv for another hysterical episode of the Comics on Comics podcast!

Comics on Comics, which is a podcast (recorded in front of a live audience) that pits comedians against comic creators in nerd debates, breaks everything down from the business aspects to the creative end of comic books, movies, video games, and pop culture.  In their own words, it's like "Real Time with Bill Maher, but for geeks!"  It has been recording episodes for several years, and recently made its debut at the Hollywood Improv to raucaus laughter and applause.

The show will feature host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) as he welcomes writer/producer/director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers, Grimm Fairy Tales), indie film guru Chris Gore (G4’s Attack of the Show, PodCRASH), geek goddess Marisha Ray (Machinima’s Super Power Beat Down), and author/comedian Chris J. Mancini (ComedyFilmNerds.com) for a hilarious night of comics and comedy!

In addition, there will be a mini-con before the event, where attendees will have the chance to buy comics from local, indie creators!

Tickets are only $10 and may be purchased by calling 323-651-2583 or visiting www.Improv.com.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

 

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