JRR Tolkien BluewaterWith the release of Peter Jackson's higly anticipated film adaptation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on the horizon, there is no better time to check out Bluewater Productions' latest bio comic, Orbit: J.R.R. Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings.   Written by authors Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy and with pencils by Luis Chichon, Orbit provides an interesting look into Tolkien's background and influences, as well as his inspirations for his genre classics.

StarbeastThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

 

In the wake of Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction on the good ship Prometheus, the director proved that the legacy of Alien still has a firm grip on the face of popular culture.  This week we take a look at a sci-fi fan film inspired by that original 1979 beast, and it deserves a legacy of its own.  

Horrible TurnThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

By Jake Thomas, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics


This week, in honor of the opening of The Cabin in the Woods, FFOW! highlights an original film based on the work of Joss Whedon.

 



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In 2008, after the Writer's Guild of America strike that shut down Hollywood for fourteen weeks, Buffy creator Joss Whedon produced the original internet musical sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.  It starred Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, a maniacal madman wannabe whose only wish is to defeat his pig-headed superhero nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) and win the heart of Penny (Felicia Day), the girl of his dreams.  Whedon's short premiered to acclaim and went on to win many awards, leading to whispers of the soon-to-be-made sequel.  


But, certain fans asked hard-hitting questions.  What events made Dr. Horrible so…well, horrible?  Why does the world absolutely LOVE Captain Hammer?  And, where can I get a pair of those goggles?

Avengers Assemble the seriesThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

By Jake Thomas, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

This weekend, as we all “Assemble!” at our local multiplexes to witness the super team-up of the century, FFOW! highlights an original fan series based on The Avengers.

Scrabble letters slideThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

By Jake Thomas, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

This week, in “honor” of the release of Hasbro’s newest blastin’-action battle epic Battleship, FFOW! takes a look at several of the lesser-known films based on other classic board game properties.  Prepare for war as we take on The Board Game Collection! (*CAUTION: Some language and scenes may be NSFW.)

Clevelands Next top Model slideThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

By Jake Thomas, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

With so many big events happening in the comics world -- Marvel and DC’s pro-gay story arcs, the legal disputes between comics creators and corporations -- let’s not forget some of the most important events happening off the published page.  Namely (as my loving wife reminded me), this week marked the season finale of America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion!  To celebrate, we’re looking at AtomicWedgieTV’s parody, Cleveland’s Next Top Model.

Zombie HeadhunterThe following is an interview with comic book artist Guy LeMay, whose credits include Zombie Headhunter, War Within, Entity Knights, and Z-Blade XX.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon talks with LeMay about breaking into the comic book industry, his love of all things horror, and how you can learn more about his company, Strong Guy Comics.

This interview was conducted on June 1, 2012.

 

Rock of AgesIt was hard not to act like a giddy fan when I was offered the opportunity to interview some of the cast of Rock of Ages.  I am a huge musical theatre geek, and this movie was my Avengers, Hunger Games, and Prometheus all rolled into one film.  Yep, this was my summer movie.  Rock of Ages, helmed by director Adam Shankman, follows the tale of a small town girl . . . oh, you know how the song goes.  It takes you back to a time in Los Angeles when the Sunset Strip was the hub of music, but changes were brewing with the emergence of synthesized music and the rebirth of boy bands.  While rock never dies, it is fun to take a step back in time when hair bands ruled the airwaves.  

Comic Fandom LogoSax Carr and Michael Holmes of ComicFandom.com talk about why this kind of event is important and simultaneously interview Barbra of FBC in a unique dual interview.


Emerald Knights Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, hosted a charity event called Hollywood & Heroes to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children! It was a day of games, signings, photo opportunities, and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

Cobra CommanderTHE Cobra Commander talks to FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about the new direction Cobra is taking.


Emerald Knights Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, hosted a charity event called Hollywood & Heroes to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children! It was a day of games, signings, photo opportunities, and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

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