Man from Space, the wacky comic starring an a--hole from outer space and his snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic-traveling goldfish has . . . evolved. Much like the tranformation of Dr. David Bowman into a fetus-like star child during the finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey, UK cartoonist Marc Jackson has let his creation gestate for the appropriate amount of time (possibly in a living human host) and emerge in a sleek, new form: as a web comic!
“August Fenwick, one of the city’s wealthiest men, hides a secret life of adventure behind his gad-about-town reputation. In reality, he stalks the streets and alleys of the city that he loves to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Only his trusty driver KIT BAXTER, who joins him in his quest, knows who wears the . . . Mask of the Red Panda!”
Fresh from the airwaves of Decider Ring Theatre, every page dripping with chewy pulp goodness, Monkeybrain Comics has brought the adventures of the masked crimefighter to the printed (or rather digital) page. Based on the long-running internet audio drama, The Red Panda (www.decoderringtheatre.com) has everything a fan of vintage period storytelling could want. And now, Gregg Taylor has moved his intrepid hero into the realm of comic books in this three-issue arc.
You're invited to the Steampunk Coffeebar + Kitchen in North Hollywood, CA, for the Nerdy Birdy Art and Craft Expo on Saturday, March 2nd, at 12:00 p.m.!
From 12 - 4 p.m., we hope that you will join LA's indie artisans and creators for hours of coffee, brunch (served inside), art, comics, crafts, and more! Fifteen local vendors will be showcasing their wares for shoppers (and diners) to enjoy! (A full list of the vendors is listed below.)
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THE DOLLFACE DAMES TO GO ‘FROM GEEK TO CHIC!’
LOS ANGELES, CA - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Set your phasers to stunning! The Dollface Dames (LA’s Theatrical Burlesque Troupe) and Fanboy Comics are presenting ‘From Geek to Chic! A Night of Burlesque for Your Inner Fanboy or Fangirl’ on Saturday, March 9th, at 9:30 p.m. at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, CA.
I’m on record saying Justified is the second best Elmore Leonard adaptation of all time, a close second to one of my all-time favorite movies, Out of Sight. Even though Graham Yost and his crew do a great job of getting the Elmorian tone just right, it’s always a pleasure when the master himself lends a hand.
The best stories all have one thing in common (besides Nicholas Sparks), even when they try to tell big stories: they focus on the characters. Babble clearly learned this lesson. Even when the story is approaching apocalyptic proportions, it keeps its focus on the people involved. Babble follows Carrie Hartnoll as she and her complicated relationship with a former professor investigate the power of languages. Predictably, things go bad in more ways than you expect.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
As big fans of all things Hunger Games, the FBC staff wanted to inform you about the latest news from The Katniss Chronicles, an unofficial and unauthorized audio drama based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling book series. After months of preparation, the audio drama will return with the premiere episode of The Katniss Chronicles: Part II on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. The 22-episode audio drama will be available for free to listeners on the official website, www.thekatnisschronicles.com, as well as through iTunes.
Important to note is that fans in search of the audio drama’s all-new Episodes, Production Journals, and Bonus Material will want to subscribe to the new iTunes Network, The Katniss Chronicles: Part II.
Be sure to check out the below press release from The Katniss Chronicles' creators regarding their upcoming excitement for the series.
For geeks of the comic book variety, comic book conventions are the be-all and end-all of events; they are like combining birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all of the secular, gift-giving holidays into one. Comic book conventions combine the chance to meet our favorite creators with the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind issues and memorabilia, all while doing so alongside our geeky brethren and sistren. We adore comic book conventions and count the days to the next one with joyous fervor. While the Fanboy Comics crew often brings its readers news on the upcoming conventions in Southern California, we are excited to bring our readers across the pond an update on an UK-based convention!
Oh, how the McLane hath fallen! A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment of the once popular series, is easily the worst entry and greatest offender to what made the original so wonderful. Let me count the ways.
It's been a long time coming, but this chapter in the saga of The Black Axe is finally coming to a close. For anyone not familiar, Mouse Guard takes place in a world where the towns and cities of mice band together for survival under the protection of the Mouse Guard. The Guard patrol the borders, ward off predators like foxes, snakes, and hawks, and solve problems. Among the mouse Territories, there is a legend about an immortal warrior known as The Black Axe, whose name is derived from the weapon he wields. This series finally delivers the full story behind the infamous weapon and warrior.