Star Wars LegacySet many years after the original Star Wars trilogy, the Legacy comics follow the descendents of the original trilogy characters as they try to make their way in a changed galaxy. Cade Skywalker's story has come to an end, but there is more than one famous bloodline in the Star Wars universe. Meet Ania Solo.

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As a result of the fallout from Avengers vs. X-Men and perhaps an answer to DC's much ballyhooed New 52, The Uncanny X-Men received a new number one and a bold new direction. Again. A new direction, with a new roster and new creative team seems old hat by now for the X-Men. So, here we go again with Uncanny X-Men with Brian Michael Bendis writing, not so fresh feeling considering his lengthy stint on Ultimate X-Men and Chris Bachalo on art again. No complaints there, as he is always a welcome addition; however, I would love to see him spread his wings and maybe get back to his indie roots. (But, hey, if I got to draw X-Men, they'd have to claw me off the book with a pair of razor sharp adamantiums.)

Avengers Arena 1The 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.


Some of the world’s youngest and most irrational superheroes are gathered for a game that only the master villain Arcade can deliver. 16 individuals from such famous groups as the Avengers Academy, the Runaways, and the Braddock Academy are thrust into what appears to be paradise, only to discover that they have to survive to the end against their friends and compatriots. Alliances and rivalries are formed, sides are taken, and a guerrilla-style battle takes place as each member comes face-to-face with their own mortality in the center of the Avengers Arena.

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Mr Mash Up 0Geek-Girl spin-off character Ari Zahne, alias Mr. Mash-Up, is a specter from a bleak astral plane with the power to clone violent manifestations from the darkest nightmares of his enemies in order to defeat them. Still, even as powerful as he is, Zahne’s greatest enemy is his inferiority complex. His family of nether-worlders will always treat him as “the runt of the brood.”

What’s a demon to do?

 

Pi DayTangent. Secant. Cosine. Sine. 3.14159. Go, Pi Day!

That's right, FBC readers!  Today is Pi Day, which is celebrated every March 14th all over the world. (March is the third month, hence the date is 3/14).  Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. 

 

The Big Bang Theory PaleyThe Paley Center for Media is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of its highly successful and critically acclaimed PaleyFest, the annual television festival that honors “rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium.”  Last night’s installment of the festival featured the cast and producers of The Big Bang Theory, the highest-rated situation comedy on television, which features four overachieving scientists in their quest for knowledge (and their socially awkward adventures in between).  Hosted in front of a sold-out audience in the Saban Theater of Beverly Hills, CA, the PaleyFest panel succeeded in entertaining fans nationwide by way of The Paley Center’s partnership with Fathom Events, which offered a live broadcast of the event to more than 525 movie theatres across the US.

 

AustenlandAfter viewing the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice and, specifically, the scene where Mr. Darcy, a.k.a. Colin Firth, dives into the pond outside his Pemberley estate in Derbyshire England, have you ever wished you could visit a fantasy Pemberley, complete with a fantasy Darcy and a fantasy pond scene?

 

Jimmy Brass 2Is something afoot in your local elementary school? Do you need a detective that you can afford on a lunch money-sized rate? Is there a caper that can only be solved by getting inside the mind of a second grader? (Cases involving canines need not apply.) If the answer is yes (or even maybe), then you’re looking to hire the lead character of the all-ages comic Jimmy Brass: 2nd Grade Detective! Created by Jake Dickerman and Jason Pruett, Jimmy Brass: 2nd Grade Detective has recently released its second issue containing a case involving a missing hamster, elementary-aged zoologists, and events that may even force Jimmy and his longtime companion and bodyguard, Opal, to work this mystery separately!

 

Johnny Red V3When I first picked up the Johnny Red collection Angels Over Stalingrad, I was completely excited.  As a late-blooming American comic fan, I wasn’t familiar with the title and had never heard of either the writer or artist, Tom Tully and Joe Colquhoun, respectively, but that didn’t matter.  All I saw was the bright and beautiful, oversized hardcover depicting Johnny Red’s weathered face adorned with flight cap and goggles, his trademark WWII-era Hawker Hurricane propeller plane buzzing a war-ravaged city, and the magic words that will get me to buy almost any comic book . . . “Introduction by Garth Ennis.” 

Buffy S9I19While Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 has floundered a bit in the past, especially given the highly positive reception of its sister series Angel & Faith, writer Andrew Chambliss has slowly been raising the caliber of the book ever since fan favorite Illyria joined the team. Now, as the series closes in on its last six issues, the release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #19 seems to be heralding that Dark Horse’s flagship “Whedon” book has finally gotten its mojo back!

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