By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Okay, I can admit I may be a bit partial (let's leave the unbiased journalism to the likes of televangelist Nancy Grace). Aside from being a screaming queen- I have a special, vested interest in Charlie's Angels, and I shall reveal such interests here for the first time. And, it goes something like this:

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

If there’s one thing I dig, it’s vampires. I’ve been obsessed with them since my early days of middle school. I tore through all the standards: multiple Dracula films, The Lost Boys, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Vampire: The Masquerade (both table-top and LARP versions), Dark Shadows, Near Dark, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blade, etc. If it dealt with vampires, I’d check it out. That was my unchanging rule. Now, I won’t go into why I latched onto vampires and how I identified with them, as much has already been said on the subject, but I will say that it’s odd to think back to those days in this post-Twilight world. Things are vastly different in the pop culture landscape when it comes to vampires and the old, weak, and standard won’t survive. Unfortunately, those words couldn’t better describe DC’s reboot of I, Vampire #1.

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Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s new comic, Brilliant, is another version of the “Superpowers in the Real World” genre. This is hardly a new idea; Action Comics was treading this ground decades ago, but the appeal here isn’t the fresh new take on superpowers. The appeal is in the story and characters.

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October 3, 2011

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a Happy Techie Day!  Take a moment to appreciate your resident techie friend and thank them for their efforts.  Techies range from computer technicians to electrical engineers; no matter the trade, anyone who has a highly-skilled technical job deserves to basque in you support.

 

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Don't get me wrong; I love strippers. I'm sorry-- exotic dancers. Is that the PC term for people who take off their clothes and rub their boobs on the chuttles of anyone who has the right amount of cash for a proper lap dance? I mean, I finally have come to terms with the fact that I'll never have the physique to be a go-go boy. Hell, my friend, Scotty, and my favorite movie is Showgirls. "We're all whores, darlin'."

The redemptive vampire and formerly dark slayer are back with the release this week of Angel & Faith #2 written by Christos Gage and with art by Rebekah Issacs. If readers enjoyed anything about the premiere issue of Angel & Faith, then they’ll love this one! Issacs’ artwork is just as strong and immersive as the last issue, and Gage delivers a script that will leave Whedon fans begging for Dark Horse and Joss Whedon to chain the scribe to his work desk and throw away the key!

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By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Being partial to blondes and a sucker for a man that can hold his breath for long periods of time, Aquaman was the DC Nu title I was looking forward to the most, right after Wonder Woman. (See my less-than-flattering review of everyone's favorite reanimated ball of clay elsewhere on this site.) Certainly not yer granny's fish sticks, DC Nu's Aquaman #1 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis is no bucket of chum. No longer flopping around on the deck of the Justice League's yacht, Geoff Johns has transformed aqua stud into one tough tuna.

The End. A Web Series.

The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)


Special thanks to the cast and crew of The End for allowing the Fanboy Comics Staff to bring its readers a fantastic episode each week!

 

Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery

Directed by Peter Harmon

Written by Bryan Mayer

Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff

Edited by Jason Marsh

Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker

Produced by Bryan Mayer

Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh

 

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

Maybe it’s just a matter of personal taste, but The Flash #1, written by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, leaves me feeling underwhelmed.  The story is wholesome and fun, with humor and a healthy dose of blurry, orange action sequences.  The plot here is intriguing, if a little predictable, and the art is really good, so why am I not singing “Zip a dee do dah?” (Get it? Zip?)

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

 

I expect more from Geoff Johns. Given the weight his name carries in the comic book sniffer world, I figure this is justified. He’s the man who gave us Sinestro Corps, the Black Lanterns, and the White Lanterns! He’s seen as the mastermind behind DC Comics and the reboot, and he used to be Richard Donner’s assistant for heaven’s sake! His comics should be good! Damn good! So far, Johns’ contributions to the DCnU have left me wanting more, but I will say that his script in Aquaman #1 is enjoyable, funny, and well supported by the wonderful art of Ivan Reis!

 

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