Skip HarveySkip Harvey, one of the subjects of Morgan Spurlock's newest documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, has come to San Diego seeking his dream of becoming a professional comic artist. Eric talks to the FBC crew about his current projects, the pressure of being documented while facing criticism, and his favorite comics.




 

 

 

 


Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for more interviews from the Comic-Con Episode IV red carpet premiere!

 

 

 

Superman and policemanSuperheroes are our modern-day myths, “living” legends of immense power whose exploits thrill and inspire us. In the midst of all this hero worship, though, it’s easy to forget that beneath the masks and the emblems is a real human/human-like alien/mutant with real thoughts and feelings. I say this, not as a reminder of the human frailties and emotional vulnerabilities that these living gods must deal with in private moments, but more to point out that these figures are not so different from you or me---which is why they should be screwing up much more often in stupid and embarrassing ways. Perhaps, in situations like these:

catwoman 152 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.

 

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A female cat burglar working in Gotham City, Selina Kyle is not the typical villain; she doesn’t go for maniacal plans bordering on psychotic breaks or convoluted schemes that backfire due to her own hubris.  While she would never be considered a black hat, neither is she a shining night; money and a life of adrenaline run her life.  Romantic possibility for the Batman and irritant for the police department, she is Catwoman.

 

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Marvel RPG PictureWho doesn't want the opportunity to be a superhero?  Mutants & Masterminds, Savage Worlds, Champions, and other tabletop roleplaying games have already given us their take on creating and playing a superhero, and now, with the blessing of Marvel Comics, Margaret Weis Productions have given us their take on the genre.  MWP has a reputation for tailoring games for a specific feel using their Cortex Plus system such as heists and capers in Leverage and relationships in Smallville.  This is not the first game to bear the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying name, but it is nothing like its predecessor, having been reworked from the ground up.

Long Beach Comic Expo 2012Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

On behalf of the FBC staff, I am very excited to announce that we will be attending the Long Beach Comic Expo next month on May 12, 2012!  We will be bringing you the latest in geek news regarding comics, video games, film, TV, and more!  In addition, be sure to stop by the Fanboy Comics booth to meet the staff and the creators of Something Animal and Identity Thief

In the meantime, our friends at the Long Beach Comic Expo have announced their comic book guest line-up, and we couldn't be more excited!  Industy superstars like Brian Buccellato, Bernard Chang, and Whilce Portacio will be in attendance, along with the following special guests:

Cabin in the WoodsThe Fanboy Comics crew offers their NON-SPOILERY reaction to The Cabin in the Woods after attending last night's premiere at Regal L.A. Live.  (Click here to download.)

 

 

Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for more reviews, blogs, and interviews!

eric-henson-siteEric Henson, one of the subjects of Morgan Spurlock's newest documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, is hoping to impress publishers with his illustrations and create a career out of his heartfelt passion of drawing. Eric talks to the FBC crew about his current projects, the pressure of showing your portfolio for review, and which comics he likes to read.



 

 

 

 


Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for more interviews from the Comic-Con Episode IV red carpet premiere!

 

 

Birds of Prey Banner and with Review52 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.

 

 

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The Birds of Prey are an all-female group dedicated to stopping those who believe themselves above the law.  Their ranks include martial artist Black Canary, master spy Starling, Gotham's vigilante Batgirl, expert warrior Katana, and one-time supervillain Poison Ivy.

 

 

 

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Pink Slime MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Pink is my second favorite color right after baby blue; however, current events may change all that.  What the hell am I talking about? Well, they say ignorance is bliss and the ignorant are probably happily gobbling down some tainted ground love.

Pink slime is the culprit of which I speak...otherwise known as the mystery meat treated with ammonia used as a filler in lean, textured ground beef. Ralph!

Saga 2Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Saga #2
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

So, Saga is probably the coolest comic in existence right now. It’s smart, funny, and incredibly intriguing. Brian K. Vaughan is crafting an amazing world full of strange alien creatures and awesome fantasy aspects like magic and swordplay. This comic’s true strength lies in how human and approachable even its weirdest creations can be. As awesome as Vaughan’s writing is, you have to give credit to Fiona Staples' awesome art. Her character designs are great, weird, and alien, yet with incredibly human expressions and posture, that instantly tell you what you need to know about each character. She even gives characters little details like drool or freckles. Listen, I could talk about how much I love Saga all day, but all that really matters is that you go out and buy it, and read it, and love it. Your local comic shop should have Issue 2 by the time you read this, and if they won the Diamond allotment lottery may have even got Issue 1 back in stock. Also, put it on your pull list if you like it, so your store knows to order you one, and there will be less sell-out problems.

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