Avengers 24.1Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Avengers 24.1
by Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson, and Sonia Oback

This is a big week for Marvel with their big Avengers VS. X-Men event starting with its 0 issue, but, in all the excitement, don’t miss this awesome Avengers one shot. This issue deals with the emotional return of the Avengers' robot teammate, the Vision. I always love the Vision, because he seems to be the most emotional member of the team, and he’s not even a real person, he’s a robot. Yet, in this issue we see him deal with anger, depression, hatred, shock, and forgiveness. Bendis writes some great moments for the Vision in this book, and he really portrays Iron Man, Captain America, and She-Hulk well. He only fell flat with his portrayal of Magneto, who comes off like the villain he was a few years ago, not the repentant, older, and calmer man we often see in the X books. Brandon Peterson’s art is somewhat inconsistent, too. His style works great for the costumed characters, he seems to do very well when a character’s features are partially obscured, but his scenes with Magneto and Tony Stark make Tony look too old and Magneto just looks silly. Even despite a few flaws, this book tells a wonderfully small story of the Vision trying to deal with the emotional fallout of his own death and rebirth, and serves as a nice lead in to the big event books coming our way.

MDNA MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

I feel like sinnin'. Must be the Tanqueray. Damn, I picked the wrong life to quit drinkin'. Madonna's new record MDNA drops this week, and I'm spinning, baby, out of control. Madonna came up in the clubs with music that double dog dared you not to dance to it, and MDNA is a face slapping reminder of that.

You know how to whistle, baby. Just put your lips together...and blow. And now, I offer you a blow-by-blow of the tracks off of Madonna's killer new dance album, MDNA. (You gotta love that title!)

 

Mass Effect 3So, I have just finished Mass Effect 3, and I am disappointed. Not by the game, but by the whiney internet.

While I will not address individual plot points, I will discuss the ending to a trilogy. So, umm…


SPOILERS BELOW

 

Jesse DAngeloAt WonderCon 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon caught up with Jesse D'Angelo, who gave us a sneak peek inside his new photo-graphic novel, Flight from Our Town.



 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

 

Josh Rubinstein slideJosh Rubinstein geeks out with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about the upcoming Hobbit movies, speculating on casting news, interpreting clues from Peter Jackson's video diaries, and sharing his hopes for the upcoming Tolkien saga!

Also, as the video author of the Star Trek: TNG Blu-ray, Josh gives us the skinny on his progress!




 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

 

Ralph BakshiCelebrating the release of the 35th anniversary Blu-Ray of Wizards, Ralph Bakshi chats with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about getting his start at Terry Toons, his subversive animation work back in the '70s, the state of animation today, and what we can do to make sure Wizards II really happens.



 

 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

Pendant Audio slideAt WonderCon 2012, Pendant Audio founders Jeffrey and Susan Bridges, along with writer Anna Rodriguez, talk with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about the past, present, and future of their company.
 

 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

 

Darth MaulWell, here it is. The moment we've been waiting for since we last saw Darth Maul's dismembered body plummeting into the pits of Naboo. Let me just say, it was worth the wait!


MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW

Shark Tank MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

My newest guilty pleasure has to be Shark Tank, Friday nights on ABC. In this reality competition, the contestants (or would-be entrepreneurs, as it were) present their pitches for a business or product idea to the "Sharks" for investment consideration and business partnership. The sharks are made up of a panel of billionaire investors. Your goal is to get any shark to invest in your concept, and if not, you walk away with nothing, the least of which being your dignity.

Jane Espenson 2At WonderCon 2012, writer Jane Espenson and actor Brad Bell (aka "Cheeks") talk about their new web series, Husbands.  With Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon, they discuss why Husbands is so popular, what makes it unique, and how you can help to keep the series' success going.

Visit www.husbandstheseries.com or search "Husbands" on Kickstarter for more information! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

 

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