August 4, 2011

 

Today is August 4th, and you know what that means, kiddies. Only 25 more days until nuclear holocaust and the machine revolution!

 

As any well-educated fanboy knows, Skynet is the artificially intelligent computer system that serves as a major villain in the Terminator franchise. According to James Cameron's Terminator lore, Skynet was originally installed into the U.S. military mainframe to control the national arsenal on August 4, 1997.  (Don't worry, Sarah Connor Chronicles fans.  We will celebrate your Activation Day in April.)  It was only 25 days later, on August 29th, that Skynet became self-aware and decided to exterminate the human race.

 

UPDATE: Photos posted from The Hero Girls' Ultimate Summer Costume Party!

 

The Fanboy Comics Crew had an awesome time at The Hero Girls' Costume Party last night!  The fans in attendance had top-notch geeky costumes, and our hosts provided a fun evening of dancing and merriment!

 

Be sure to check out all of the great costumes from the party on the Fanboy Comics Facebook page!

 

Thanks again to The Hero Girls for an amazing night!

 

 


 

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

With San Diego Comic-Con behind us and Halloween still months away, many of you may be wondering how to quell your cosplay urge.  Worry no more!

 

The Hero Girls costume club is hosting The Ultimate Summer Costume Party on Saturday, August 13, at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank, CA.  The party will run from 8:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.


This one-night-only event is for fanboys and fangirls who like to COSTUME UP and PARTY DOWN! There will be a DJ, dancing, a cash bar (bring cash, buy drinks!), FREE COMICS for everyone, and hundreds of costumed revelers.

Admission is only $9.00, and tickets will be available at the door.  Please visit their website, www.TheHeroGirls.com, for more details.

 

 

The Fanboy Comics crew will be in attendance, and Katniss may be making a return appearance!  Don't miss this awesome opportunity to dress up as your favorite character from comics, movies, TV, anime, books, etc.

 

I hope to see you there!

 

Yours geekly,
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

The following is an interview with Kristopher White, creator and writer of the upcoming graphic novel, The 36.  The story is based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36 people in the world upon whom it is saved by their simple existence.  In times of need, these people emerge from anonymity and save us, then fade back into their lives.

 

Below, White talks to Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about the religious basis for The 36, his personal influences from the comic book genre, and how Kickstarter.com can launch the dreams of independent creators.

This interview was conducted on Sunday, July 31st, 2011.

 

For those of you who have not heard, or tried, Minecraft is crack. Beautiful, delicious crack. The basic premise of the game is that you are a guy who can build stuff in a hostile world. That’s it. The game is an unfinished product and is constantly being updated. This is both a good and bad thing. The bad news is pretty obvious. The game is not as good as it should be yet. There are fairly steady improvements being made, but this is one of the great bits. The game is constantly changing as you play it. There is something incredibly fascinating about watching the evolution of a game as it is happening. The other great thing about the game being a work-in-progress is that it is cheaper. When Minecraft is finished, it will cost €20, or about $28.75. Right now, while the game is in Beta, you can buy a copy of the game, and all updates, for €15, or $21.54.

Batman of Suburbia, A Web Series.

Batman is about to take on his biggest challenge yet... Suburbia.



Episode #4
: Batman of Suburbia returns to the working world.



Starring: Doug Bass as Batman of Suburbia

Written, Directed, and Edited by: Doug Bass

Produced by: Barbra (Pakler) Dillon

Executive Produced by: Doug Bass, Bryant Dillon, Jorge Jazan, Jeff Larson, and Tony Newsom

Cinematography by: Jeff Larson

Sound and Mixing by: Jeremy Azevedo


Catch a new episode of Batman of Suburbia on the Fanboy Comics website every Tuesday!


The following is an interview with Michael Anthony Steele and Scott McFadden, co-creators of the visionary new independent comic book app, Clown Commandos.  The story follows a brigade of clowns from an alternate universe where clowns evolved into an elite fighting force that was anything but a joke.  Having made their way into the present day, this humorous, yet deadly, troupe does its best to fight crime while trying to find their way home.  Not only is the premise of the comic exciting, but so is the fact that it was built specifically for iDevices (the iPhone, iPad, and iPodTouch).

 

Below, Steele and McFadden talk to Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about the concept behind Clown Commandos, its broad audience appeal, and what fans can expect from the inventive digital app.

This interview was conducted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011.

 

Ernie Cline (Fanboys) is an American novelist, spoken word artist, and screenwriter.  At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, he talked with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his new book, Ready Player One, his spoken word performances, and what it feels like to own a DeLorean!

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, reviews, and commentaries from San Diego Comic-Con.  Click here for the latest interviews!

Scott Allie (The Devil's Footsteps) is the Senior Managing Editor of Dark Horse Comics.  At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, he talked with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about Buffy Season 9, the future of the Dollhouse comic series, and whether there will be a Season 10 in store for our favorite slayer!

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, reviews, and commentaries from San Diego Comic-Con.  Click here for the latest interviews!

 

The End. A Web Series.

The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)


Catch a new episode on the Fanboy Comics website every Friday!

 

Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery

Directed by Peter Harmon

Written by Bryan Mayer

Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff

Edited by Jason Marsh

Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker

Produced by Bryan Mayer

Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh

 

Marjorie M. Liu is a best-selling author of fantasy novels and comic books, including Marvel's X-23 and Dark Wolverine.  At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, she talked with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about her decision to become a writer instead of practicing law, her work with the Marvel character X-23, and hints of what lies ahead.

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, reviews, and commentaries from San Diego Comic-Con.  Click here for the latest interviews!

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