By Kristine Chester, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics
The original Scarlet Spider died 15 years ago, but now, following the events of Spider-Island, Kaine has taken up the mantle of his “brother,” but he still has a long way to go to understand the motto of their family: that with great power comes great responsibility.
Fanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel! Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.
In the following interviews, Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon talk more about the graphic novel and why you should pick it up, even if you've never read a comic book in your life!
Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!
At Fanboy Comics, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. For this reason, I encourage our readers to keep an eye out for Funeral Kings, the first feature-length film by the McManus Brothers (Kevin and Matthew), which was officially selected by the SXSW 2012 Film Festival.
Funeral Kings is a dark comedy centered on a group of Catholic school kids who, after a decision to skip school, get into a situation that is too big for them to handle. The film was written, directed, and produced by the McManus Brothers, who are recent graduates from the BFA program at Emerson College. The brothers have written and directed several award-winning short films, with honors including Best Film in the undergraduate division of the Nevada Film Festival.
Womanthology is many things: an inspiration, a call-to-arms, a beautiful work of art. Womanthology will be a book talked about for years to come, and if the world is a just place, it will be a book that will change the comics industry forever. But, above and beyond everything that Womanthology could become for women in the comic industry, there is one thing very important to know about Womanthology: it is just really damn good.
Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer Kristyn Burtt covers all of the excitement of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on behalf of Fanboy Comics. This week, Kristyn examines the contenders for Best Original Score and explains why there are ONLY TWO nominations for Best Original Song!
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
How exciting to watch the latest celebrity "very public nervous breakdown" occur; a little surprising that it was Demi Moore, who seemed to have her shinola together pretty well.
Sure her B.C./A.D. or May/December romance seemed to have a shelf life; let's face it, you can only reupholster your Gucci bags so many times before you need a new place for your junk. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to see Demi and Ashton work as much as the next sucker for the worst case scenario, but don't point your gnarled, old, Judge Judy finger at me if I can't help but experience a little schadenfreude at the demise of yet another failed Hollywood Fairy tale (or 2-year contract as I like to think of them!). I liked St. Elmo's Fire, but I liked...um...that one famous movie with Ashton, too!
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a tightly-plotted, subtle movie about spies and secrets in the England of 1973. Having read the book twice, I can say with complete confidence that, while there were changes in the film, they were generally small and streamlined the story. For those unaware, the film follows a retired spymaster named George Smiley, as he attempts to track down a mole in the highest levels of British intelligence. Mostly, this is accomplished by interviewing various players and piecing a coherent narrative from several distinct and fragmentary versions of the events. Book report over, what this movie does exceedingly well is take this big broad story and trim it down without appearing to remove anything at all. This movie revels in the deceptions of its characters and rewards close attention from the audience.
Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer Kristyn Burtt covers all of the excitement of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on behalf of Fanboy Comics. This week, Kristyn shares her winner predictions for makeup and costume design.
Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
Swamp Thing #6
By Scott Snyder and Marco Rudy
The epic return of Alec Holland to the DC universe continues. Last issue, we saw Alec call on the Swamp Thing and unleash its power. This week the Rot responds, and neither Alec nor Abigail will ever be the same again. This is a great slow burn series, and even though some people are disappointed that Swamp Thing rarely makes his presence known in his own book, it will just make it all the sweeter when he finally shows up to destroy the Rot. The only gripe with this issue is that the beautiful artwork of the regular series' artist, Yanick Paquette, has been replaced by reasonable substitute Marco Rudy. No offense to Marco’s art, which is strong in this issue, but Yanick has really made this book his own.
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. The 17-episode audio drama can be found at www.thekatnisschronicles.com, and all episodes are available for online listening and free download.
Be sure to check out the below press release from The Katniss Chronicles' creators regarding their upcoming excitement for the series.