Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Sweethearts of the Galaxy! If you are as big of a fan of cosplay as I am, you will not want to miss the Kickstarter campaign for Sweethearts of the Galaxy, a new web series starring well-known cosplayers Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver (a.k.a. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy) which celebrates costume play, and its avid participants, in all of their glory. In the series, Quinn and Silver will portray Katelyn (Trinity Infinity) and Silvia (Element 47), two cosplayers enjoying their convention experience until a nasty head injury convinces Katelyn that she is, in fact, a superhero! (Whether actual superpowers will accompany this new identity remains to be seen. Viewers must stay tuned to the web series!) If you have ever wished that your bed sheet cape magically transformed you into a real superhero, then this is the web series for you!
The devil's in the details. Ain't that the truth? It's also the name of the recently released collection of Todd McFarlane's art from his 3-decade-spanning career. I was excited when Image announced the illustrated biography of Todd McFarlane in hardcover. Not so excited about the price tag. I got $99.00 and Tood McFarlane ain't one of them. So, I instead opted for the more affordable $39.00 softcover. Not that the hardcover wouldn't have been worth it. I just po'.
The following is an interview with animation and storyboard artist Olga Ulanova. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Ulanova about how she began her career in art, how she is able to tell stories through animation and storyboarding, and which animated TV shows on which she is currently working.
This interview was conducted on March 11, 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 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.
By Odin's Beard! Take a seat and a full mug, friend, and listen to a story of victories and defeats, revelry and despair, gods and butchers. Verily, this is the greatest of tales ever sung about Thor. It starts long ago and ends much, much later . . .
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World of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.
You Say It First is a direct continuation of a previous comic done by Terrance and Isabel Marks, Unlike Minerva, and the two headlining characters are the same in both but with a different type of relationship. Originally aggravated by one another, Brisbane and Kimberly fall for one another mutually, but have a hard time expressing it (hence the name of the title). The two end up working at the same company and eventually come to grips with their relationship, but they’re still not sure how they want to pursue it in the wake of all that has happened between the two of them in Unlike Minerva. It is rare to find a comic that directly follows a previous one (I can name only a handful of examples.), and while reading the archives of Unlike Minerva would certainly help to understand the full relationship between the characters and the world they live in, there is enough clues dropped in the current comic to make up for a lack of knowledge. All in all, this is a romantic comedy/situational comedy webcomic, with some very unusual situations. You Say It First just finished its run in January, marking it the first (and perhaps only) World of Webcomics subject to end while this was being written; you can catch up at yousayitfirst.com.
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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The FBC staff is very excited to be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim next weekend, alongside a number of other talented independent creators! Taking place from March 29-31, at the Anaheim Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres. Throughout the weekend, we will be reporting live from the convention floor, providing you with the coolest interviews, commentaries, screening details, and photos!
Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanboy Comics booth (SP-52 in the Small Press section) to meet the creators of the graphic novels Something Animal and Identity Thief and to pick up their very own signed copies. Attendees will also be able to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.
The following is an interview with Kel Symons, writer of the Image comic book series I Love Trouble. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Jason Enright chats with Symons about the inspiration behind I Love Trouble and its take on superpowers, the efforts of the creative team behind the series, and what is up next on the writer's slate of projects.
This interview was conducted on March 12, 2013.
That. Was. Awesome.
In the past two weeks on Justified, we’ve had the reveal of the season-long mystery of Drew Thompson’s identity and last week’s moving of the plot’s chessboard setting up the remaining three episodes. The table was set for all kinds of shenanigans to go down in Harland County. Last night’s edition didn’t disappoint.
Action Lab Comics' The Trip, part of The Danger Zone line, is a horror comic that follows a group of college students who take a trip to the wilderness. While on their vacation, they take a drug that sends them on a whole other kind of trip where they will be forced to face their worst nightmares.
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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray and DVD today, Warner Bros. has generously provided Fanboy Comics with a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack to give away to our loyal readers.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.