Preparing for Prometheus is a series of blogs leading up to the release of Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi feature film. Set in the same universe as Scott’s sci-fi classic, Alien, Prometheus tells the story of a team of humans who travel across the galaxy seeking the origins of humanity. Unfortunately, their search for our beginning could lead to our end...
Prometheus is merely days away, and as we eagerly await its arrival, I decided it was time to ponder what the next film set in the Alien-verse should be. Sure, Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof have been hinting at the sequel to Prometheus that would take the story even further away for the Alien franchise’s plot line, but why stop there? Now that Prometheus has opened the gate, I think it’s time to start creating other films set in the Alien-verse and here are my top suggestions.
Actor Joshua Bitton (The Pacific) discusses his underground hip-hop background, his time hanging with Eminem, his boot camp experience for The Pacific, and more with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon.
The following is an interview with creator/writer Josh Zeller, whose one-act play, The God Particle Complex, will be premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this month. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Zeller about the science behind the play, his geek love for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Carl Sagan, and how you can learn more about The God Particle Complex, playing June 8-18.
This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.
Channel Zero is a lo-fi mixtape of a book. Written in the era of Giuliani’s war on crime in New York, this is a love letter to a dirty city. The video cameras are hulking monstrosities of VHS, pay phones are a thing that exists, and televisions have tubes. In the book, none of this feels old or retro; it just fits the story.
Dust jacket spoilers in the next paragraph.
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.
The only survivor of the Flying Graysons, a high-wire circus act that was renowned throughout the world, Dick Grayson is the one-time sidekick and legal ward of Bruce Wayne before striking out on his own. Having an estranged relationship with Bruce and trying to fill in for him during his disappearance, Dick has since been a strong ally of Gotham City in general and the Batman Family in particular. A cop by training, an acrobat by past affiliations, and a superhero by choice, he is Nightwing.
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW
The comic book event of the summer is nigh! Before Watchmen, the much-anticipated prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, will consist of seven limited series and an epilogue one-shot. Stay tuned, as the Fanboy Comics crew will be reviewing each title as it is released. Hurm.
There is going to be plenty of talk about Before Watchmen over the next couple weeks: talk about creators' rights, talk about altering a classic, and talk about the purpose of prequels. It is my goal to not talk about any of that, but to answer the question: Is this book any good?
Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
Animal Man #10
by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh
Animal Man continues to be one of the best books that DC Comics puts out. Lemire is slowly weaving an intricate story full of great characters and steeped in a mythology that combines the classic ideas that Morrison introduced to Animal Man years ago, with new ones created by Lemire. The most interesting part of this book is that it’s not really a superhero book; it’s not even really a horror book. Even though it shares elements of both genres, it’s really a fantasy book about a family and the terrible danger they’ve been placed in. This book is unlike anything else on the shelves and is full of surprises, whether they are a new twist, a strange creature, or a moment of humor and warmth. Give this book a try; you’ll be glad you did.
Recently, I sent an email to Greg Dean, creator of one of my favorite webcomics, Real Life, telling him how much I enjoyed his work over the years. Not only did Greg respond to me, but he responded quickly and was very friendly. In fact, he agreed to have a one-on-one interview/conversation with me about Real Life and his actual life. So, with his permission, I have shared our conversation here for your reading pleasure.
The following is an interview with indie comic book creator/writer/artist Marc Jackson, who is the author of Man from Space, a hysterical comics series about a man from space and and his snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic goldfish. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon talks with Jackson about breaking into the indie comics scene, his propensity to kill off his own characters, and the future of digital comics.
This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.
I always love demystifying Hollywood, whether it is from the "days of yore" (Guess which show that quote is from!) or taking current accepted practices in the entertainment industry and revealing the truth. Today's edition of Hollywood secrets is telling you the truth about reality shows...they aren't real. Here are three things to think about: