I think it may have been after I saw WALL*E, but I had this great idea that Pixar was doing so much great animated work that they should just option a great script and animate it. At the time, I was thinking that it kind of marginalizes the art form for it to just be associated with kids or family movies. Why do animated films have to deal with dancing flatware or singing animals? WALL*E could just as easily have been a live-action film. Both he and Eve could have been animatronic. WALL*E himself bears a pretty striking resemblance to live action Number 5 from the '80s robot with self-awareness movie Short Circuit. (If you’ve never seen Short Circuit, Number 5 is like a friendlier version of SkyNet.) There are plenty of morbidly obese people running around America (I say “running” figuratively, by the way.) to populate the space ship. Jeff Garlin could just as easily been a live-action actor in it. Hell, the President actually is live action in it.
Titan Books has released a new Tank Girl punk rock epic from Alan Martin and artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell that will hit you over the head, steal your $19.99, and take you out for beers and bangers before jettisoning you off into a raunchy, foul-mouthed, drug-fueled, Innerspace-style adventure into Booga’s bollock . . . yep . . . past his brain and out again, temporarily saving his life but releasing a violent and vengeful Anti-Tank Girl, who, along with her pals Anti-Jet Girl, Anti-Booga, and Anti-Barney, chase our heroes to the edge of the earth, forcing them into a to-the-death battle of wits and giant machines that form larger, giant machines, all while trying to revive a slowly and mysteriously dying Booga in the sexy, new hardcover Solid State Tank Girl.
The following is an interview with Amy Berg and Mike Sizemore, the writers and Executive Producers of Geek & Sundry's new digital web series, Caper. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Berg and Sizemore about their inspiration for the superhero comedy, why the show stands apart from other superhero tales, and how they balance their writing duties with their producer roles.
This interview was conducted on February 17, 2014.
“I killed your father . . . for no other reason than to watch him die . . . and he died screaming! And, he burned!”
“We both have the same prayer in our hearts . . .”
“ . . . hatred . . . ”
“and revenge . . . "
“REVENGE IS OUR BATTLE CRY!!!”
In the last days of World War II, brothers Hans and Rudi Krueger, the last survivors of the Wolf Pack, find themselves at odds after killing an American soldier held hostage, while the Allies converge on them.
The final installment of Alterna’s three-issue story, Myth, starts with Sam in the clutches of a mysterious group known only as The Guard. The plucky orphan refuses to accept his imprisonment, however, and his efforts to escape lead him to another prisoner . . . and the reason why he’s been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Annie and the Giant race against time to find Sam before The Guard's evil plan reaches completion. They must track down another forest denizen, The Warrior, and prepare for a battle to protect the human world from unfathomable evil.
Muggle, wizard, centaur, or troll, we could all use a little bit more luck, am I right? Recreationally, of course. (We do not condone the use of our Felix Felicis recipe in official sporting matches of any kind and adhere to all stated mandates of the International Quiddich Association.)
Epic battles! Sworn enemies!! Blood vengeance!!! Penguins and possums!!!! Wait . . . what?! Yes, you heard that right. All of this excitement and more can be found in the indie comic book series Penguins vs. Possums, and, if you know what's good for you, you will not want to miss this extraordinarily amazing series as it heads into trade paperback. Created by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, Penguins vs. Possums has already released four issues of hilarious, nail-biting, penguin-versus-possum action, and the creators are now taking to Kickstarter to bring the four issues (plus loads of bonus content!) into a gorgeous trade paperback. The Fanboy Comics staff has long enjoyed this series since its epic first issue, and we hope that you will join us in supporting the talented indie creators behind P vs. P in continuing their creative journey.
Back with another short comic is Jesse Young, author of The Daring Adventures of Android Jones and Here We Go, among others. I’ve enjoyed Jesse’s prior work and was excited to read his new comic, Ex Occultus: The Sword of Peleus, especially after he mentioned it was Indiana Jones and The X-Files rolled into one, set in the 19th century. Anyone that knows me knows how big of a fan I am of both those franchises. I even have Mulder’s “I Want to Believe” poster and Indy’s fedora. Well, I used to have the fedora. It got run over by a boat while re-enacting a scene from one of the movies for a film class I was in. Long story.
Sekwana Comics introduces themselves to the comic world with their speculative history series Southern Cross. The premise is simple: how would the United States of America be different if the Confederates had won the Civil War? Creators Dorvall and Renne use a broad cast of characters to explore many aspects of how life would be different if the USA had become divided in the 1860s. Only the first volume, Southern Cross: Annuit Coeptis, is currently available, but the creators intend for it to span seven 70-page volumes.
“I work alone now. As it should be. “
-Killer of Men
Killer of Men tells the story of Abriam, a former marine/mercenary seeking to exorcise the ghosts of his war days' misdeeds by working as The Hitman, a private contract killer. His latest assignment: take out Klaus, a mob boss in Vegas, and ease his troubled conscience.