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Actor/Author Mike Pingel (www.mikepingel.com) talks with FBC Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his newest book, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, the preeminent fan guide to the 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter. A '70s TV aficionado, Pingel also gives us the skinny on Charlie's Angels, The Brady Bunch, and why that era of television is the best ever.
Ultimate Catch Up is an offshoot of 52 Catch Up and is devoted to looking at issues from the newest volume of comics set in the Marvel Ultimate universe, examining what makes them worth reading (or not) and which places we hope they will go in time.
The elite, government-sponsored, metahuman task force, the Ultimates, have faced many challenges, but now they find themselves spread too thin against two new superhuman threats, the Nation of Tian and the Children of Tomorrow.
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When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff and I hope to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.
Legendary Marvel Comics artist John Romita Jr. will attempt to break the Guinness World Record on Friday, May 4, 2012, for the longest personal signing and drawing appearance at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe, and it's all for charity! Romita Jr. has teamed with Heroes for Jordan and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to raise much needed funds for Jordan Alyssa Atherton and other children diagnosed with cancer and life-threatening diseases. Ten years after he set the original record, John Romita Jr. will attempt to break his own world record with 50 hours of autograph signing and drawing for fans.
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, actors Peter Shinkoda and Colin Cunningham talk about reading comics as a kid, how Stan Lee has been an influence on them, what we can expect from Season 2 of Spielberg's Falling Skies, and who their favorite comic characters are!
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, actor Maxim Knight talks to the FBC crew about his love of comics, what we can expect from Season 2 of Spielberg's Falling Skies, and why young Maxim is psyched about learning about the legend himself, Stan Lee!
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Prolific voice actor James Arnold Taylor reads questions written by Fanboy Comics Contributor Sean Foster and then answers them in this unique, self-imposed audio interview. He lays bare Celebration VI, touring with his one man show, Talking to Myself, and all you wanted to know about what it is like playing Obi-Wan Kenobi (among other characters) on Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
The Top Four series looks at certain aspects of the comic book world from two perspectives: Rob’s, as a relative newcomer to mainstream comics, and Kristine’s, as an older hand in the world. Each installment evaluates the top four choices from both Rob and Kristine and why they chose their picks.
By Robert J. Baden and Kristine Chester
Throughout comics, there are certain moments that stick out, certain events that just remain with the reader as an anchor point, a defining situation that resonates for years, even decades, to come. These moments not only help to define the comics that we read, but also our relationship with said comics; we become more interested, we become more invested, or we become more disillusioned by them. The two of us have seen many such events in our day, but these four moments are the most memorable for us, the ones that stand out the most and define our involvement and enjoyment for reading comics.
Not to start off with this old cliche, but how many times has this happened to you? You're traversing the corridors of a hotel when you turn a corner and see a man wearing only dance pants and a very well-made Elmo mask, either practicing dance moves or having a seizure. I can use the word seizure, because I have a brain tumor. That's our word.
As I sit here on a randomly snowy April morning listening to The Blues Brothers soundtrack, my mind drifts to the likes of The Nerima Daikon Brothers. Like Hideki and Ichiro trying to desperately save their precious daikon field by any means necessary, I'm reminded of two hardworking women scrambling to keep a huge anime convention together. Those two gracious ladies are Jeanie Rabatsky and Allison Milwid, since President/CEO Jim Gogol was rather sick during the pre-production portion of putting on Tekkoshocon X, which took place from March 21-25. A four-day con is a rare thing, but so wise it boggles the four brain cells I have left. The first night of the con was actually held at approximately 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre in Dormont, PA. The genius of this, besides giving anime and manga fans an early start to collect their weekend passes, was to cut down on the lines for the following day, when hordes of preteens bombarded the hotel in which the convention was held. Atlas may have been able to shrug, but Jeanie and Allison had to wait until the con was over, packed up, and ready to go for the next one. Besides having to wrangle guests, volunteers, staff, and myself, they had their hands full. I must say, ladies, you did a hell of a job.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
Let me begin this by saying that I am a contrarian and often disagree with what satiates most of the spoon-fed populace. Imagine my horror when I discovered the latest sensation to terrorize the country in the form of a 3-part novel series, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James. What started as Twilight fanfic and was later reworked into the smut d'jour has exploded into viral popularity in the age of mediocrity. With titillating bondage and other cornball fantasies to roll your bean to, it is evidently "revolutionizing" life in the bedroom for women everywhere, igniting dormant flames of fire left and right. Even Dr. Oz (that big hornball!) and 20/20 are on the Shades tip.
Greetings, Scoobies! The Comic Book Slayer is back with another review of Angel & Faith, as writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs deliver their final chapter of the ‘Daddy Issues’ story arc. Most fans have been eating up this current arc, which features the return of the utterly insane Drusilla and a special appearance by Faith’s deadbeat dad, and the dream team of Gage and Isaac delivers an appropriately morose and tragic ending to an arc that has been full of regrets from our heroes.