As any web-slinger can tell you, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This was, indeed, the case for Theatre Unleashed, the Los Angeles-based group that recently opened the West Coast premiere of Broadway parody and fan favorite The Spidey Project, but the cast and crew swung into action, providing a high energy and extremely entertaining performance featuring everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.
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The a--hole from space and his snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic goldfish return in Man from Space #2, and cartoonist Marc Jackson does not disappoint! Jackson’s weird, off-kilter, sci-fi comedy is still traveling at warp speed, comic book sniffers, with this latest issue introducing clones, more zany time travel, the infamous Doctor Brain, and the *GASP* death of a major character!!!
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.
Unknown to the population of Earth, as well as the superhero community, a group of powerful individuals keeps a vigilant watch over the world for any approaching violent storms. They do not consider themselves to be heroes, do not play by the moral code that the Justice League imposes upon itself, and go to great lengths to stay invisible to all eyes. Ruled by a Shadow Cabinet with an unknown motive, and led by a man as old as the universe, these individuals keep the Earth safe from alien threats. They are Stormwatch.
UPDATE: Contest Winner Announced, Below!!!
In celebration of the release of the HBO premiere of Game of Thrones Season Two and the beginning of ‘the war of the five kings,’ Fanboy Comics is pleased to announce The Contest of the Five Things! Check out the contest details following the below review of Season 2’s premiere episode!
Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 1 Review
By: Tony Caballero, Fanboy Comics Guest Contributor
“For the Night is Dark and full of Terrors”
For those who were concerned that Game of Thrones couldn’t maintain its energy and drive after last season’s, worry no longer.
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The following is an interview with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Richard A. Knaak, who is the author of Dragon Mound, the first installment of his Knight in Shadow trilogy. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks with Knaak about his plans for the science faction/fantasy trilogy, his previous work with World of Warcraft, and why the John Carter series inspired his own writing.
Dragon Mound is available for purchase online and can be found here!
I am conflicted. I want to tell you all about James Renner’s first fiction novel, The Man from Primrose Lane. I want you to understand how this book is so gripping and filled with tension in one moment, yet entirely tender in another. I want to convey the way in which the characters drag you into their lives so completely, that despite the utterly fantastic events described, I found myself investigating whether this was actually a story of fiction at all. I want to share with you the torrential love and hate and heartbreak you will feel as the mystery opens up and swallows you whole. I want to write my way out of the rabbit hole that is The Man from Primrose Lane and meet you on the surface with a map and a glow-stick for when you read it. But, really, what fun would that be for you?
The Top Four series looks at certain aspects of the comic book world from two perspectives: Rob’s, as a relative newcomer to mainstream comics, and Kristine’s, as an older hand in the world. Each installment evaluates the top four choices from both Rob and Kristine and why they chose their picks.
By Robert J. Baden and Kristine Chester
Characters are what make up a comic, be they superhero, villain, or just a supporting civilian that gives funny quips. Without these people, such things as superhero teams or armies couldn’t function; they’d be empty, and, thus, useless. Characters are the glue that make comics work, and how they’re portrayed and shown helps the readers empathize—or hate—them to the point where we see them as real people. And, in a way, they are real people: other people created them, gave them a purpose, wrote how they interact with others, and how they show their feelings to others.
Throughout our experiences, we’ve seen several characters, both good and bad, and feel that we have picked the top four that make great characters. These picks represent who we feel stand out the most in the comic world.
There is one rule on Omega: “Don't f--- with Aria.” Omega's newest business partner, the human supremacy organization Cerberus, hasn't learned this lesson. Tensions are running high aboard the station and violence is about to ensue when Cerberus' experiments beyond the Omega 4 Relay go horribly wrong, catching both sides in between.
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So, Marvel’s big summer event for 2012 starts here with Avengers Vs. X-Men #1. Marvel brings together their top 5 writers and some of their best artists to pit their two bestselling franchises against each other. There has been plenty of debate about Marvel having too many events and how we just finished Fear Itself four months ago and now we are already starting the next event, but Marvel assures that this is the right time for this event, and that they have been building to these events for years.
John Fasano talks with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about his work as writer on Tombstone and Alien 3, his art work, and his love of Godzilla at WonderCon 2012!
Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week. Click here for the latest interviews.