The Stonewall RiotsBluewater Productions is one of the top publishers of independent comic books and graphic novels, often focusing on biographies of celebrities past and present.  One such biographical comic book is standing apart from the others, as Bluewater has decided to commemorate the historical event in June of 1969 that changed the face of the gay rights movement forever.  In The Stonewall Riots, scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this coming June, writer Michael Troy and artist David T. Cabrera capture the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself, and its historical significance as the genesis of the Gay Pride Movement.  The events at Stonewall led to riots and demonstrations that opened the dialogue and fight for the basic human rights of the homosexual community. 

Journey into Mystery 646 Marvel NOWThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.


The home of Asgardia has been fully established over Broxton, its warriors and defenders ready to fight back the continuing onslaught of villains attempting to raze the city to the ground once again. Throughout the battles and engagements, a shieldmaiden of the Gods fights for the safety of her home and her beloved Thor: Sif, a warrior in her own right and sister to the all-seeing Heimdall, grows tired of the countless wars, wanting to protect her home and those of Midgard without tiresome battles. She seeks out a way to gain prominence over her abilities, to become a better warrior; a quest that becomes a Journey into Mystery.

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The following is an interview with Max Allan Collins, acclaimed author of the recently released book Complex 90, as well as bestsellers Seduction of the Innocent and Road to PerditionComplex 90 was an unfinished "Mike Hammer" manuscript by novelist Mickey Spillane, which was recently complemeted by Collins and released for the first time since the project's original announcement in the 1960s.  To celebrate the novel's release, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chatted with Collins about his relationship with Mickey Spillane, how his own writing was influenced by the crime novelist, and the upcoming projects on which Collins is working.

This interview was conducted on May 15, 2013.

 

The Absence of LightAfter being separated their entire lives, twins Rez and Delilah are reunited in New York City, the place where they were born and where their parents were killed, but the one question neither of them have an answer for is what happened that night all those years ago when they were brought into the world? The Absence of Light is one part ghost story, one part alternative lifestyle exploration that explores the themes of identity, loss, and the power of art through poetic language.

Skin Crawling ComicsThe following is an interview with the comic book writer/artist team of Gerald Rathkolb and Danielle Gransaull, who will be contributing their short story, "The Night Market," to the upcoming horror-themed anthology Skin Crawling Comics.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Rathkolb and Gransaull about their thoughts on the current state of the horror genre, the use of digital artwork in comics, and their hopes for the future of Skin Crawling Comics and its impact on the comic book industry.

This interview was conducted on May 7, 2013.

 

Tardis Pie 1Sometimes, in the life of a geek, you don’t just have a TV show or book series that you love, but you also have a favorite person to share it with. For months, Jennie and I have wanted to make a TARDIS cake in honor of my love of Doctor Who. And, when the time finally came to plan our Whovian confection, I couldn’t stop thinking about my favorite fellow Doctor Who lover, my good friend, Oren.

Among other talents, Oren is a masterful baker of pies and something of a connoisseur of new pie flavors. He and I discovered buttermilk pie in a hole-in-the-wall diner in middle Tennessee when we were on a cross-country road trip last year, and I’ve been telling everyone who would listen about this pie ever since.

Cyborg 009 promoWelcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

Later this summer, Archaia will be releasing Cyborg 009, a re-imagining of Shotaro Ishinomori’s manga classic. The PREVIEWS Party had the opportunity to interview illustrator Marcus To and colorist Ian Herring about updating this classic tale for a modern audience.

 

Star Trek Into DarknessI don’t feel bad revealing this about myself:  J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot had me at hello.  About eight minutes into 2009’s Star Trek, George Kirk (played by Chris Hemsworth, the once and future Thor) is listening to the birth of his son just after rescuing his wife and crew from certain doom.  The Kirks discuss baby names and, fighting back tears, the elder Kirk says, “I love you so much” to his wife just before he explodes, taking the entire Star Trek timeline with him.  The funny thing is I was fighting back tears, too.  What was happening to me?  I was getting all choked up by a fricking Star Trek movie?  In the first ten minutes?  Had I gone soft?

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MegatokyoWorld of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.


One of the very first webcomics I ever read, as well as one that is very well known throughout the realm of the Internet, is MegaTokyo, the story of a couple of Americans who find themselves lost in Tokyo, Japan, following an E3 expo.  While the two main characters are based, in part, on the original creators of the webcomic, they are nothing like the actual people (unless somehow Largo is really a teacher at a Tokyo high school); the situations that occur are in no way real, but they are very amusing and enjoyable to read.  There is no set update schedule, but it tries to update about once a week (but not always) at megatokyo.com.

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Cool Cats artYou're invited to the coolest, new comic book shop in LA, Cool Cats Comics and Cards, for their first ever Kids' Day on Saturday, May 25th, 2013, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m

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