BlacksadBlacksad: A Silent Hell, the fourth Blacksad comic, is a gorgeous noir story set in New Orleans of the '50s. The first detail that the sharp-eyed reader will notice is that all of the characters are anthropomorphic animals. The second thing they will notice is the incredible art. Third, you will probably notice the intricate and dark story.

SolestarLogoMartinDunnWhen 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.

A few months ago, the Fanboy Comics staff received an online introduction to Siike (pronounced "Seek") Donnelly, a comic book creator and writer who survived a brain aneurysm in 2010.  Forced to rebuild his speech patterns and relearn how to walk, Donnelly forged a strong will and a desire to help other brain aneurysm survivors.  With his newly formed company, The Naïve Project, Donnelly seeks to publish an original graphic novel featuring art donated by 55 different artists and educational information regarding brain aneurysms, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. 

I love my webmasterJuly 6, 2012

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day!  Every year on July 6th, be sure to show your webmaster how much you appreciate their infinite internet handiwork by treating them to lunch at the restaurant of their choice.

 

Webmasters (or webgoddesses, if you will) are the individuals that keep our websites in working order day in and day out.  From the easiest fixes (Is your computer turned on?) to the most quixotic of errors (Did you try turning it off and then on again?), these highly intelligent individuals enable us to complete our online endeavors with ease.  In order to ensure that your website continues to function as it was intended, the staff of Fanboy Comics suggests that you devote this day to lavishing your webmaster with a fabulous lunch and your immense gratitude.

 

We hope that webmasters everywhere will enjoy their special day to the fullest! 

 

 

Marten WeberMostly known for writing intelligent, gay erotica, Marten Weber dips his toe in the geek pool with his first science fiction novel, Bodensee.  A decided departure from the "Papi Porn" of Weber's more widely known tales of Cassanova's younger, gayer brother "Benedetto" and a not-so-angelic fallen angel, "Gabriel," Bodensee is a thrilling, page-turning epic.  Described as "a modern mash-up of Henry James meets The Matrix," sign me up!

This interview was conducted on June 26, 2012.

BW Ozy 1The 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. 

 


There will be some spoilers to the 1986 classic Watchmen.

Len Wein’s script and Jae Lee’s art do an admirable job of recreating Moore and Gibbons' world, without raping it. In the first issue of Ozymandias, we are treated to Adrian Veidt’s origin story. This plays out more like Batman Begins than Spider-Man. Essentially, the entire book is Adrian Veidt narrating the path that led him to donning the Ozymandias mantle for the first time.

SPOILERS BELOW

Cars LandYesterday, I finally hit Cars Land at California Adventure to see what all of the hype was about.  The rumors that it's crowded are true, but here are three tips to take with you the next time you visit the park.  I also included some fun photos from the day.  I will be doing a few Disney posts throughout the year as I put my new Annual Pass to good use.

Dark Knight 1 new 5252 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:

 

A lone figure in the black of night roams the rooftops of the city’s skyline and the shores of the harbor’s docks.  A detective of the finest caliber, he is able to sense things even the police cannot comprehend.  A man forged in pain by the death of his parents, vowing to always fight evil and crime in his city.  He is the night, he is vengeance, he is the Dark Knight known only as Batman.


 

MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW

Danger Club 3Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Danger Club #3
by Landry Q. Walker, Eric Jones, and Michael Drake


Danger Club is this awesome book about a group of sidekicks who must find a way to protect their world after all the heroes have died trying to stop an incoming threat from outer space. The book is dark, violent, and really smart. Every issue opens with a page from an old school Danger Club from when the team were kids, and in every issue that little page gives you some clue to what the kids are up to in that issue. Walker is building a great story, and even though he has to juggle a lot of characters, he always manages to find time to flesh them out and include some real emotion in the book. The art from Jones and Drake is spectacular. They play off the colorful innocence of the sidekicks' costumes and then sneak up on you with the dark, violent reality the kids are facing. Image has been putting out some awesome books lately, and Danger Club should be right on the top of your comic pile this week.

Starbootylicious 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 revised 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!

 

Superman Blue 1It’s said that we look back on the past with rose-colored glasses; I’m not entirely sure what that is supposed to mean, but those would have turned the subject of this article purple, so that’s fun.  I’m always quick to tell people that I was actually a fan of the time Superman turned into a bright blue energy dude, but that was fifteen years ago. Lately, it’s been coming up a lot, so I thought I would put my money where my mouth is by sitting down with 11-year-old me and re-reading all of my comics featuring “Superman Blue.” Also, the red one. How did it hold up? What new discoveries were made? How is this even possible? Read on.

(For those of you who are fussy about details, the issues I read are: The Adventures of Superman #545-6, 555; Action Comics #732,742; Superman: Man of Steel #67, 77; Superman #123, 132; Superman Red/Superman Blue #1; and JLA: Secret Files and Origins #1)

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