Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The moment that you have been waiting for is almost here! Hold onto your sonic screwdrivers!
The Fanboy Comics staff will return for the Season 3 premiere of The Fanboy Scoop - Week In Review podcast on Monday, January 21st, and what a show it will be! Joined by special guest Jonathan London (Geekscape.net), the FBC staff will review the top geek stories of the week from the popular, daily e-newsletter, The Fanboy Scoop. In addition, Kristyn Burtt (Red Carpet Closet, iVillage) will guide FBC listeners through the wins and losses of the Golden Globes, as well as what viewers should expect from the Academy Awards coming up in February.
*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.
Anyone who really knows me will not find it strange that I consider Spider-Man to be my favorite and strongest superhero, especially given his geekish and nerdy background—something I know quite a bit about. Over the last few years, I have been trying to catch up with the comics that tell the tales of the famous wall-crawling, web-slinging solo savior and have seen a lot of interesting and life-changing things in his life. While I haven’t read the majority of the Amazing Spider-Man title (or several other of the long-running comics, aside from the Ultimate version), I have looked into the history of the man behind the mask, and a lot of it was well written . . . until we get to the most recent end of ASM #700. One would think that I would be used to endings like this given the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC worlds blink in and out of existence, but the way this was done really has me wondering if I even want to continue reading the new adventures of Spider-Man when in the series that started not long ago.
It seems like a dash of Illyria and a little plot direction was all that Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 needed! Last week saw the release of part two of Season 9’s "Welcome to the Team" arc which is written by Andrew Chambliss and features the art team of Georges Jeanty (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), and Michelle Madsen (colors). While not all readers will agree with me, I felt that this issue was a return to form for Buffy: Season 9, and I’m excited that things are finally heating up!
At Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chatted with Joe Glickman and Anthony DeAngelo, the creators behind One Wall: Kings of Coney Island, a documentary depicting the long-held National One Wall Handball Championship in Coney Island, NY. In this interview, Dillon talks with the indie filmmakers about their inspiration for the film, their love of handball, and their plans for the documentary in the film festival circuit.
This interview was conducted on January 12, 2013.
Welcome to The Previews Party. I hope that you found my previous articles about how to pre-order your comics and the importance of pre-ordering helpful. Now, we're going to get into the meaty goodness of pre-ordering. Today, we'll be looking at January's Previews magazine to see which new books are coming our way. Remember, January's edition covers the new books which will be released in March.
Wizards of the Coast. If you've ever rolled a 20-sided die, you know that name. Hell, the recent movie Unicorn City gave the company a nod by naming a game designing firm in the movie "Warlocks of the Beach." If you're reading this, you've already taken a step into a much larger world . . . but enough about my ego, let's talk Dungeon Command.
I like to read a lot and am always willing to try out new things, such as this comic, but there are still times when I’m not sure what to think of something that I read. This is one of those times. I still don’t fully understand what the premise of the comic is, after having read both of the first two chapters, but I am still going to give it a try and see how things pan out as they release more and more over time. I will say this, however, it is very unusual, but I’m not sure if I can categorize it as good or bad; just very different. The entirety of Chapter Two, as well as the previous chapter and other information, can be found at the comic’s website, www.raptureburgers.com.
The first time I ever heard the term “film geek,” I was watching Quentin Tarantino on the Letterman show, doing the promotional rounds for Pulp Fiction. At one point, in fact, Letterman screws up and refers to Quentin as a “film nerd.” When corrected, a bemused Letterman asked, “Well, what’s the difference?”
“A film geek has better taste,” Tarantino responded.
Eddie Wallace is the new navigator for the hauler Carol Ann, which isn’t the prettiest ship, but she gets the job done. Navigation within the solar system, of course, mainly involves plotting trajectories that allow a ship to coast for weeks or months while the crew sleeps through it in stasis – there’s no faster-than-light travel here. Eddie’s never done any of this before – except in sims – and he is, at best, kind of clueless about the life he’s entering, crammed into a small ship with two other people for a long period of time. The better to explain every little thing to him, I suppose. This is John Byrne’s new series, The High Ways, a sci-fi adventure in the 21st century.
When a title comes across my desk (or through an email as the case may be) with a name like Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters, you kind of have to answer the call and see just what in the heck a comic like this could be about. What exactly do these two franchises have in common? Why on Earth would the Ghostbusters ever come in contact with the aliens from Mars Attacks?
I'm glad you asked!