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At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Gary Oldman about his work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the potential sequel, and whether today is "white boy" day.

At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with writer Marc Andreyko about his work on Batwoman, what DC is doing right with this female character, and more.

Imagine you could see the world as you wished through the wonders of technology.  An elegant, grungy, mythical, or even a fantastical world is merely a blink away.  That is what writers Tim Daniel and Jeremy Holt, colorist Joshua Gowdy, letterer Matthew Meylikhov, and MonkeyBrain Comics bring us in the comic, Skinned #1.

One of my favorite authors at the moment, Jesse Young, is back with another awesome comic titled The Devil You Know. After a heist goes south, the crew goes on the run from their employer, the one man you never want to cross. As soon as I saw “heist” in the logline, I was excited. Who doesn’t like a good heist story? Young delivers in that department. The Devil You Know is well worth a read and keeps you hooked from the very beginning. It may sound like an ordinary heist story, but there’s really a lot more to it than that. I definitely recommend reading it. Especially since it’s only eight pages long; there’s no excuse for not reading The Devil You Know.

Alabaster: Grimmer Tales is part of a much larger, richer mythology than I realized, and coming into that mythology at the tail end, I was in the dark regarding much of the story’s machinations, but still found myself enthralled by the intimate cast of characters and the heavy, gothic tone of the telling.  Jumping into the deep end of fantasy and horror writer Caitlín R. Kiernan’s damaged and terrifying world, I reeled at the intensity with which it recalled the earlier volumes of her Dark Horse's Alabaster series, Wolves and Pale Horse, how intrinsically they all tied together, and how the trials and troubles of the characters built on top of each other, creating a solid, memorable history and strong emotional context.

At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with actor Sean Maher about his work on Son of Batman, playing Nightwing, and the possibility of returning to Firefly in animated form.

At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with artist Cliff Chiang about his work on Wonder Women, what he would want in a Wonder Woman flick, and more.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

It was announced yesterday that Sony’s upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to contain a Marvel Studios-like post-credits scene.  I know what you’re thinking, so did the first film in this new, rights-retaining, rebooted series.  But, that scene was a tease of sorts for where the first film’s sequel would go, something to do with Norman Osborne on his death bed.  The reason TASM 2’s post-credits scene is getting attention is because it will tease the newX-Men movie, Days of Future Past.  I think it’s a bit weird that we’d get a teaser scene for a film that’s coming out only a mere 3 weeks after Spider-Man, but it is significant because these are two separate films being produced by two separate studios.  Of course, Marvel has been doing this for years with its nine self-produced films at this point. (The most recent gave us a glimpse of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.)  But, the Marvel movies are just teasing each other; they’ve never tried to plug one of the movies another studio is producing from a rights deal that predates Marvel’s decision to make their own films.  This is a precedent-setting, inter-studio deal, and it gave me a really great idea.

Marvel needs to explore a similar deal with Sony and Fox.

Once again, I was caught off guard by the latest issue in Matt Kindt’s excellent Mind MGMT. This series has played with the form and style that we have come to expect in our comics, and this latest issue does that in a brand new and surprising way. In the last couple of episodes, we have seen the group of (ambiguous) good guys walk into a serious trap. Now, the trap is sprung and the action plays out with deadly consequences. There is an unusual twist in this issue. Not a word is spoken, but every page is dense with thought bubbles.

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