By 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!
Who's Who? in the New DC Studio 54: Gaylo. In another dimension a group of alien sentient disco balls watches and studies human behavior, known as Oral Co. After a gay hustler falls victim to a rough trick, a nosy member of Oral Co. takes pity on the young, dead ho, accidentally bonding with the corpse. The Oral Co. reanimates the amnesiac hooker, and they adopt the identity of John Dough to fight crime. The only problem is that the orb has a female energy, and the dead hustler is gay! Holy gender benders, Batman! A chick caught in a twink's body!
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!
Mike Norton’s Battlepug is a silly book. I don’t know where exactly to start, so I’ll go roughly chronologically. Battlepug starts by obviously referencing the origins of Conan, except for the giant baby seal. Also Santa. And then, there’s the evil witch toad. So yeah, it’s a weird book. But, is it good?
The following is an interview with writer/director Daniel Corey, whose credits include graphic novels like Prophet and Moriarty, the latter of which is now available through Image Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Corey about the new media company Dangerkatt Creative Studio, adapting his projects from comic book to film, and his love for Magnum, P.I.
This interview was conducted on June 25, 2012.
The following is an interview with audio drama creator Julie Hoverson, who is best known for her award-winning series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hoverson about her love of the audio drama medium, the creative process involved in the production of an episode, and the details on her upcoming series, Fatal Girl.
This interview was conducted on June 25, 2012.
The following is an interview with RPG designer Tracy Barnett, who is the founder of Sand & Steam Productions and the creator of the new tabletop game, School Daze. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Kristine Chester talks with Barnett about the creation process behind tabletop games, the benefits of transparency in the design process, and why you should be prepared when using Kickstarter to fund your project.
This interview was conducted on June 28, 2012.
The following is an interview with Sebastian Haley, the Creative Director for Z., a new trading card game that can only be described as “Magic: The Gathering meets The Walking Dead.” In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Haley about Z.'s zombie mythology, his own gaming background (and high score on Xbox 360), and how you can help to make Z. a reality by donating to its Kickstarter campaign.
This interview was conducted on June 27, 2012.
52 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.
United States Air Force captain Nathanial Adam volunteered to pilot an experimental aircraft through a theoretical atomic splitter, but an accident resulted in him gaining incredible powers. Able to manipulate the atomic structure of anything (and anyone), Adam is now seen as both a hero and a menace to the population around him. Lonely from his ordeal and left wondering if he’ll ever be able to live a normal “human” existence again, Nathanial Adam fights to protect the world as Captain Atom.
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW
When you are given the assignment of interviewing Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum for Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, honestly, it’s not a tough assignment. The actors play male strippers and wear very little clothing in this often dark portrayal of a lifestyle that may seem cheesy onstage, but it is fraught with its own demons. You can tell the guys had a lot of fun on set and during their requisite “Stripper Camp” before filming began, because Tatum swears that the moves from Magic Mike are responsible for McConaughey’s recent nuptials.
Take a look at the iVillage interview here:
Magic Mike opens in theatres today, June 29th, nationwide.
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Kristyn Burtt is a TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and Former Couch Potato turned Mouse Potato living in Los Angeles. For more Hollywood scoop, follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and on her site, Red Carpet Closet.
The 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.
Like my fellow contributors, I am not going to talk about whether I think Before Watchmen should exist, but as long as it's here, I may as well tell you how it reads. Those familiar with Watchmen will know that there are two Nite Owls. The first, Hollis Mason, was a member of the Minutemen and later on retired and wrote the book Under the Hood, of which selections are used as back-ups in Watchmen. Dan Dreiberg later took on the name and is the Nite Owl more often featured in the book; however, besides some passing mentions, the full story behind how Dan inherited Hollis' alternate identity had never been explained, until now.
Not every hero is lucky enough to be born a Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark; some heroes have to work for a living. Not content to work a typical 9-5, Luke Ryan cashes in with his powers by starting his own insurance company which offers high-tech watches to ridiculously rich customers who can activate it when their life is in danger to have Ryan swoop in and save them at the last minute.