52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.
A metahuman who bills himself out as the best there is, a one-man killing machine who will take down anyone regardless of their gender, age, or affiliation. A man who can instill fear in even the most steady of persons. An assassin of the highest caliber and with the best training. The one, the only, the slightly insane, Deathstroke.
Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
by Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Javier Rodriguez
So, it’s big summer event time at Marvel: the Avengers are fighting the X-Men and Spider-Man is going to the ends of the Earth. Even Daredevil couldn’t avoid the pull of the event black hole, and we found ourselves in a crossover called Omega Effect. Thankfully, this month we’re back to a regular, strong Daredevil story. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers, as it recaps the important events of the first 11 issues and gives an interesting insight into Matt Murdock and two of his closest relationships. I know I may sound like a broken record, but if there’s one Marvel book you should be reading, it’s Daredevil. It is consistently the best written and best drawn book Marvel puts out.
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, genre superstar Doug Jones talks with FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about how Stan Lee has influenced him, how Stan embodies the phrase "With great power comes great responsibility," and why you should check out the upcoming film Neighborhood Watch!
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Actor/Author Mike Pingel (www.mikepingel.com) talks with FBC Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his newest book, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, the preeminent fan guide to the 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter. A '70s TV aficionado, Pingel also gives us the skinny on Charlie's Angels, The Brady Bunch, and why that era of television is the best ever.
Ultimate Catch Up is an offshoot of 52 Catch Up and is devoted to looking at issues from the newest volume of comics set in the Marvel Ultimate universe, examining what makes them worth reading (or not) and which places we hope they will go in time.
The elite, government-sponsored, metahuman task force, the Ultimates, have faced many challenges, but now they find themselves spread too thin against two new superhuman threats, the Nation of Tian and the Children of Tomorrow.
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Legendary Marvel Comics artist John Romita Jr. will attempt to break the Guinness World Record on Friday, May 4, 2012, for the longest personal signing and drawing appearance at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe, and it's all for charity! Romita Jr. has teamed with Heroes for Jordan and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to raise much needed funds for Jordan Alyssa Atherton and other children diagnosed with cancer and life-threatening diseases. Ten years after he set the original record, John Romita Jr. will attempt to break his own world record with 50 hours of autograph signing and drawing for fans.
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, actors Peter Shinkoda and Colin Cunningham talk about reading comics as a kid, how Stan Lee has been an influence on them, what we can expect from Season 2 of Spielberg's Falling Skies, and who their favorite comic characters are!
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, actor Maxim Knight talks to the FBC crew about his love of comics, what we can expect from Season 2 of Spielberg's Falling Skies, and why young Maxim is psyched about learning about the legend himself, Stan Lee!
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Prolific voice actor James Arnold Taylor reads questions written by Fanboy Comics Contributor Sean Foster and then answers them in this unique, self-imposed audio interview. He lays bare Celebration VI, touring with his one man show, Talking to Myself, and all you wanted to know about what it is like playing Obi-Wan Kenobi (among other characters) on Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
The Top Four series looks at certain aspects of the comic book world from two perspectives: Rob’s, as a relative newcomer to mainstream comics, and Kristine’s, as an older hand in the world. Each installment evaluates the top four choices from both Rob and Kristine and why they chose their picks.
By Robert J. Baden and Kristine Chester
Throughout comics, there are certain moments that stick out, certain events that just remain with the reader as an anchor point, a defining situation that resonates for years, even decades, to come. These moments not only help to define the comics that we read, but also our relationship with said comics; we become more interested, we become more invested, or we become more disillusioned by them. The two of us have seen many such events in our day, but these four moments are the most memorable for us, the ones that stand out the most and define our involvement and enjoyment for reading comics.