Yes, The Adventures of Tintin is very similar to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Yes, that is a good thing.
Like Raiders, Tintin has a timelessness and charm that absolutely beguiled me. The movie is set in a timeless Europe, but not in any real country. It could be London, Paris, or whatever that city is in Belgium. This looseness with geography follows the entire movie, as Tintin travels from vague Europe to vague North Africa in search of a legendary ship. Along the way, he encounters strange characters, mysteries, and danger at every turn. Tintin is a Boy Scout, and not the most interesting character in his own movie. He is a very entertaining detective, though. And, he is frequently upstaged by his dog Snowy.
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics. At Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, comic book and webcomic writer Jody Houser talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about working with artists Fiona Staples and Adriana Blake on Everwell, their contribution to Womanthology.
Meet the amazing writers and artists of Womanthology on Sunday, March 25th, at 1:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from school-aged girls who love to read comics to top industry professionals.
The hard cover edition of Womanthology will be on sale for $50, and profits from the sale of this book will go towards the charity Global Giving. Don't miss this opportunity to meet these talented creators at your neighborhood comic book shop!
The following Womanthology contributors are scheduled to appear:
Jean Kang - Artist
Jenna Busch - Writer
Kimberly Komatsu - Writer
Amanda Deibert - Writer
Nicole Sixx - Writer/Artist
Mary Bellamy - Artist
Jody Houser - Writer
Candace Ellis - Artist
Legendary comics creator Stan Lee is celebrating the release of his new book, Romeo and Juliet: The War. At WonderCon 2012, Stan Lee talks with the Fanboy Comics crew about his incredible new comic, a super-powered, futuristic look at the classic.
Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, reviews, and commentaries from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week. Click here for the latest interviews.
For those who have not yet read the first issue of this series, I’ll give a small recap: The time is set well before the formation of the Galactic Republic, and the great Schisms that have torn apart the Jedi Order have not yet taken place. On the planet Typhon, within the Deep Core, beings from several species throughout the galaxy have come to better understand the ways of the Force. Lightsabers are not yet known to these users of the Force, and balance between Light and Dark in all things is taught to the Je’Daii (Jedi). And then, the Infinite Empire catches wind of these mystical users and set their eyes on Typhon.
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
Teams have been a part of comics since the beginning, although, not everyone considers a group that isn’t a superhero team to be one; however, just because you can’t leap a building in a single jump, or call Asgard your home realm, doesn’t mean you don’t have something to offer a group with a like-minded purpose. Teams exist to bind people together, to offer a cohesive organization with a shared purpose. Teams are filled with individuals, be they superheroes, mutants, villains, or just plain soldiers.
Throughout our experiences with comics, we’ve identified several teams, both good and bad, and feel that we have picked the top four that best describe what we believe a team should be. These groups come from a wide variety of sources, and we think you may be surprised by some of our choices. At one point we actually ended up picking the same team, but for completely different reasons and rankings.
It is tempting to say that Terminal City is one part this with a hint of that, or a cross between something and something completely different. The problem is that this is too easy a comparison to make. I am as big a fan of this device as the next guy, but this book is dependent on all of its inspirations and still completely original.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
It's been a long time since you've been around. It's been a long time since you've been in town. Brian K. Vaughan is my absolute favorite comics writer. I would read the ingredients of dairy products if BKV wrote them. (Golly, maybe I should read the ingredients of dairy products!)
Greetings, my fellow tributes!
With The Hunger Games feature film barely a week away from release, I know that if it doesn’t have Ms. Lawrence or Mr. Hutcherson slapped on the cover, it’s going to take a lot to grab your attention. Well, hold on to your mockingjays, because there is ANOTHER Hunger Games film in the works as we speak! I’m not talking Catching Fire; I’m talking about a feature-length fan film made by fans, for fans, with fans, which will cover unexplored events mentioned during Mockingjay, the third and final book of The Hunger Games trilogy. I’m talking about Star Squad!
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ MOCKINGJAY!!!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Enemy Within
by Jeremy Barlow, Illustrated by Brian Koschak
Clone Wars stories are always the most interesting when they focus on the clones, and The Enemy Within is no exception. In this graphic novel, we meet clone trooper 7719 or, as he hates to be called, Banks, as he undertakes his first real mission leading a squad of troops to disable a droid command center. What's the phrase? The best laid plans of clones and Jedi often go awry? Well, that is certainly true, as what should be a simple sabotage mission goes horribly wrong, and Banks finds himself in the fight of his life.