When we last left our crime-fighting duo, the Red Panda (a.k.a. millionaire gadabout town August Fenwick) had just received a warning from his old ally, The Stranger, about dark forces gathering that signal nothing less than the end of the world. Meanwhile, his spunky sidekick, the Flying Squirrel (a.k.a. his driver, Kit Baxter) has tracked a pack of magic-eating demon rats called the V’rahill to an abandoned warehouse . . . and a trap.
Monkeybrain Comics' second issue of Mask of the Red Panda will hit the stands on March 27th and continues to amaze and delight readers with its vintage feel and sensibilities.
Loogie the Booger Genie is a new children’s book written by N.E. Castle with illustrations throughout by Bret Herholz. This book was a delightful, funny read about a young man who discovers a troublemaking genie. It delivers a wonderful mix of hilarious humor, awesome alliteration, and precocious pranks. Look, it even has me alliterating!
The FBC crew discuss Merl Dixon’s attempt to take Michonne to The Governor that takes place in Episode 15 of Season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode by FBC staffers Bryant Dillon and Kristine Chester and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
The following is an interview with Kristopher White, creator and writer of The Thirty Six, about his upcoming graphic novel series, Father Robot. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with White about his inspiration for the sci-fi series, his colloboration on the project with artist Sam Garland, and the special Father Robot treat in store for fans attending WonderCon this weekend.
*In addition, Kristopher White was very kind to present Fanboy Comics' readers with a "first look" of Father Robot (pictured right). This WonderCon exclusive print will be available to only ten shoppers at the convention, and the print will be signed by the writer and artist.
This interview was conducted on March 24, 2013.
Husbands is a web-based sitcom created by Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell which follows newlyweds Cheeks and Brady as they sort through the early days of their marriage. If you haven't seen it and are looking for a funny, gay sitcom-style show, check out the first two seasons at husbandstheseries.com. Not content to challenge only one medium, Cheeks (the writer) and Espenson have tried their hand at a comic series that takes Cheeks (the character) and Brady on a wild and genre-hopping journey to tell another set of stories that challenges the assumptions of heteronormativity.
The final book in the Mongoliad trilogy is incredible. In 1241, a small group of knights set out from occupied Poland to kill the most powerful man in the world. The Mongol Empire was the largest empire the world had ever seen, and still holds that record more than 700 years later. The Mongol armies were a seemingly unstoppable force of destruction and conquest. So, when a dozen or so knights decide to travel halfway across the known world to kill the Khan of Khans, they face incredible odds. The genius of this series is that the Mongols are not portrayed as monsters or bloodlusty conquerors. Ögedei Khan, the most dangerous man in the world, is a flawed and interesting man. He is also a loving son and generally nice guy. This is my favorite thing about this book. Both sides are sympathetic, so you root for the knights and you root for the guy they are trying to kill.
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"What's the matter, Glinda? Out of bubbles?" The verbal b---h slap delivered to Glinda the Good from Evandora the not so good has to go down in the history of best catty lines ever!
As an out and proud gay man, I am contractually obligated to worship The Wizard of Oz, so it would stand to reason that I would in turn like Oz The Great and Powerful. Well, I didn't like Oz The Great and Powerful- I LOVED IT!!! I remember seeing the posters months ago. Sam Raimi? Oz? Sign me up!
The following is an interview with Kris Carter, Dan Harris, and Jim Bampfield, the creative team behind the indie comic book series Lou Scannon. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Carter, Harris, and Bampfield about their inspiration for the series, the huge influence that sci-fi classics have made on Lou Scannon's creation, and their advice for aspiring comic book creators.
This interview was conducted on March 10, 2013.
The 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.
He helped to save the present by raising Hope in the future, against all odds and on the run from his former friends and colleagues. Now, he’s back, ready to take on the world to help keep the new survival of mutantkind viable, but he can’t do it alone; seeking help from his friends and using the various skills that he’s been known for, Nathan Summers skirts the law to get what he feels he needs for his quest. No longer considered an X-Man, no longer viewing himself as the father to Hope that she saw in him, he strikes hard and decisively with his team: they are Cable and X-Force.
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Continuing with their mature readers label, Action Lab Comics has released what is sure to be THE tentpole summer movie of 2018 with their newest title, Ghost Town.
In June of 2014, while working in secret under the Painted Desert of Arizona, a group of scientists succeeds in their attempts to displace an object in time. But, their triumph is short-lived as shortly thereafter, terrorists assault the compound and steal the technology.