You wake up in a strange place, no idea how you got there, and you know almost instantly you are being chased by . . . something. You run towards a structure, a little boxy house . . .
What House of Gold & Bones presents to me is the feeling of a dream world that is vast and sweeping, unhindered by reason, and pushed forward into the sublime.
After working in the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons setting for years, video game developer Bioware decided to create its own fantasy setting from scratch for a new series of games. Taking basic adjustments from our own history, like what if a Joan of Arc figure was the acknowledged prophet of God instead of Jesus, and adjusting concepts from traditional fantasy, such as what if magic wasn't revered but considered a corrupting influence, they created the world of Thedas. With two games, an expansion, a whole host of DLC, books, comics, an RPG, and a third game on the horizon, the creative team has compiled all the facts about their new universe into one book, The World of Thedas.
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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
We know that, for many of you, the be-all-and-end-all of sci-fi TV can be defined by two words: Doctor Who. Who fervor is on the rise, given the show’s 50th anniversary this year, so Broadway Paperbacks has fanned the fandom's flame by introducing its paperback original Doctor Who tie-in series. Featuring all-new Eleventh Doctor adventures, Justin Richards’s Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen, Nicholas Briggs’s Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, and Tommy Donbavand’s Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow are penned in collaboration with BBC’s Cardiff-based TV production team. These authors were given advance access to the scripts of forthcoming episodes and made privy to the secrets of the Doctor’s future before even the most fanatical of fans. Approved by the BBC to make sure nothing is overlooked, these books have the intimate and authentic feel of lost episodes.
Our friends at Broadway have generously provided us not only with a copy of each of the paperbacks, but also a Doctor Who Christmas in April Blu-ray Giftpack (featuring “Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol” and “Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe”) to give away to our Dalek-loving readers.
Apocalypses are never a good thing. If the post-apocalypses don't bring on a plague of zombies or marauding cyber-gangs, you're bound to deal with horrors of radioactive mutation . . . or even worse, high school, as is the case with Gori Lori - the first issue of a new indie comic by writer Nick Blodgett and the art team of Batton Lash and SS Crompton.
And so, dear readers, our time with Todd comes to a close. This comic has been one of the biggest (and oddest) surprises for me this year. For those of you who haven’t been following this series, go and get the first three issues. They are terrific satire, and you will thank me. For those of you who have read them, let’s talk finales.
Tony Chu is a cibopath, meaning anything he eats he gets a psychic impression of its past. If he eats an apple, he learns where it was grown, what fertilizers were used on it, etc. If he eats a piece of bacon, well, he'll get something else entirely. Surprisingly, this talent comes in handy working as a special agent for the FDA. Tony can solve a lot of crimes: murders, kidnapping, terrorism, as long as he's willing to ingest horrible things in the name of justice.
SPOILERS BELOW (up to Chew #32) and MINOR SPOILERS (for Chew #33)
Following the trend of Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison and Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist, comes another Vader-centric tale involving everyone's favorite Dark Lord of the Sith.
We’ve reached a place recently in Geekdom where animated series and features, while primarily designed for a child demographic, are becoming more and more accepted (and desired) by audiences across the board, including adults. There are many arguments in the debate as to why this shift is occurring, but one of the most popular theories focuses on the quality of writing and acting talent that has been drawn to the creative medium. The Hub Network’s Emmy Award-winning Transformers Prime series is a perfect example of this trend in animation, having received both critical acclaim and fan praise. If the latest episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, "Prey" and "Rebellion" (airing TONIGHT - 4.12.13), are any indication, the quality and excitement of this series will be holding strong all the way through the third and final season of the Autobots' war against the Decepticons!
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At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes chats with actor Travis Willingham about his work on 'LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.'
At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester talks with actor Laura Bailey regarding her work on LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.