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Exciting news is yet again coming from digital studio Madefire following their December partnership with world-renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment.  On April 3, 2014, Madefire and DC Entertainment released the final installment of Batman: Arkham Origins, a DC2 MultiVerse graphic novel featuring a multi-path reading experience.  The prequel story to the bestselling game of the same title is now available in its entirety (all eight installments) - with multiple endings and exclusive skins for the game - on all iOS devices and available for download in the iOS app.

For full details on the release and the game itself, please see Madefire's official press release below.

Filmmakers (and comic strip lovers) Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder recently sat down with FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon to discuss their film, STRIPPED, which brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love and what happens to it as newsprint fades away. The film premiered on March 26th, 2014, in Hollywood, CA, to an exuberant crowd, and it skyrocketed to #1 in the Documentaries section of iTunes on the first day of its launch. Co-directors Kellett and Schroeder were very kind to chat with Fanboy Comics again following the release of their film to discuss its continuing and overwhelming success, their experiences at the premiere, and where the film will go from here.

This interview was conducted on April 3, 2014.

Thanks to the generous folks at SkypeMoments.com (@SkypeMoments), the Fanboy Comics crew had the opportunity to see a special screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night!  In the below audio review, FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon share their (SPOILER-IFIC) reactions to the film and discuss the action-packed sequel, the implications of the effects of the film on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more.

It Came! from Titan Books is a fast-paced, funny-as-hell, B-movie parody, and it’s one of my favorite books of the year. 

You're invited to join GameHaus Board Game Café in Glendale, CA to celebrate International TableTop Day on Saturday, April 5th, starting at 11:00 a.m.!

According to TableTopDay.com, International TableTop Day "is a reminder to spend more time and strengthen the bonds with the people who matter most, our friends and family, by playing games together. TableTop gaming promotes many positive social and cognitive benefits like increased communication, team work, planning, and is an excellent stress relieving activity for all ages." International TableTop Day also represents the anniversary of the launch of the hit show TableTop, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory, Leverage).

“Who said anything about volunteering? We can haggle over price later.”  --Quark


The mysterious plague episode is the baked potato of the Star Trek franchise.  It’s the staple, presumably what the writers do when they don’t have anything better on the agenda.  “So, what’s the plan this week?”  “I dunno, Ira, how about a mysterious plague?”  “GOLD!  You’re spinning gold right now!”  It might seem shocking that DS9 dipped into that well so quickly, but they showed more restraint than TNG whose “Naked Now” was the very second episode ever.  Fortunately, this doesn’t feature Denise Crosby with bizarre ‘80s hair either.

The following is an interview with comic book editor and creator David Leach regarding the upcoming release of Psycho Gran, a digital comic that follows a five-foot high, mauve-haired, bespectacled psychotic granny with a pan-dimensional, sentient handbag called Percy, a flying dog called Archie, and a pathological loathing of rudeness. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Leach about the initial creation of the Psycho Gran comic book series, his experience in various aspects of the comic book industry, and what new and returning fans may expect from the rambunctious granny!

This interview was conducted on March 28, 2014.

If your only reason for picking up The Detainee by Peter Liney is the publishing buzz about it being a Hunger Games for adults, don’t; however, if you want to read a novel with a dystopian look at ageism, an examination of an extreme example of a police state, and a dose of The Lord of the Flies blended into a unique vision of the future, this may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Liney’s characters and world manage to get under the reader’s skin even when the exact details are a little off-putting.

The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the 16th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who's a double agent, and their issues with Deathlok! Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "End of the Beginning" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.

MINOR SPOILERS

"Oh, hello there, gentle viewers. You caught me catching up on an old favorite. It's wonderful to get lost in a story, isn't it? Adventure and heroics and discovery - don't they just take you away? Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs."   - Andrew Wells
 

For those who are unaware, it is no secret that I am a major Buffy the Vampire Slayer addict and proud of it. The fact that both Buffy, and its spinoff Angel, have continued in comic book form is nothing less than my fanboy dream come true. That said, I could have never predicted that these new "seasons" would not only be considered official canon but would include the blessing and involvement of Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon!
 
If you enjoyed either the Buffy or Angel TV series in the past but haven't made the jump to Dark Horse's amazing comic series, then you are truly missing out on some of the greatest moments in these beloved characters’ histories. (Hell, Angel & Faith: Season 9 may be the best season of Angel yet!) That said, never fear, my lapsed Scoobies, for here is your chance to jump back on the Slayer train and join the Buffyverse fandom as we begin the journey of Buffy: Season 10!

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