misadventureIf you were a fan of the "choose your own adventure" books as a kid, Fanboy Comics knows of an indiegogo campaign that is sure to be right up your alley! Created by William Cannon and Matthew Woodward, (mis)adventure is described as "the story of two friends out for a night on the town in search of a good time  . . . and selective amnesia." (mis)adventure will be a live-action web series and will provide viewers with a choice at the end of each chapter, where they can decide which path they would like the characters to take next.

 

Safety Not Guaranteed"WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety Not Guaranteed. I have only done this once before."


So reads the classified ad underlying one of the more enjoyable experiences I had at the movies this summer. It's based on an actual event in 1997 wherewith free space, a writer for Backwoods Home Magazine was tasked by his editor to come up with fillers, so the classified page to the magazine wasn't riddled with white space.*


Items of such entertaining triviality rarely make interesting moving pictures. Off the top of my head, I can think of another Internet phenomenon that made for a questionable movie: Epic Beard Man became Bad A--. Danny Trejo in a fanny-pack? Pass. Mark Duplass as a neurotic grocery clerk who may or may not be a quantum physics-genius? I'm interested, but it'll have to be good.

 

Fury of SolaceFury of Solace is an incredibly immersive, new series that combines a web series, live Twitter events, and a digital comic to tell a superhero story in an entirely new way. I recently sat down with Emmett Furey, the creator of Fury of Solace, to discuss his new form of storytelling and the future of his awesome series.



This interview was conducted on August 20, 2012.

 

 

School Daze with ReviewSchool Daze is an RPG which takes high school and makes it fun. Think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee, Saved by the Bell, The Breakfast Club, Veronica Mars, etc. How many great TV shows and movies took the setting of high school and made it fun?  Now, you can too!


I first talked about School Daze when it was in its Kickstarter phase back in March. The rules haven't changed since then, though creator Tracy Barnett has added a lot of fluff to the setting for the book's official release.

Going Gagag SE MTAfter the all-seeing eye of Lady Gaga discovered a copy of Michael Troy's comic book tribute Going Gaga! at San Diego Comic-Con, she tweeted, "So cool.  Someone found this at Comic-Con.  Can I buy it?  Pleasssee!!!"

The tweet heard 'round the virtual world had little monsters clamoring to find a copy for Mother Monster and perhaps get their little paws on a copy of their own.  The small indie comic immediately sold out and left everyone wanting more!

 

The ParanormalsFanboy Comics is here with another Kickstarter campaign worth a look! The Paranormals creator A. Diallo Jackson is looking for your help in producing a double-sized, 64-page issue of the third book in The Paranormals, which will conclude the first chapter of his story. The Paranormals is about one girl caught in the middle of the Real World and the Paranormal World, whose fate will determine which side will ultimately win. Is she the reincarnation of Christ or is she the Anti-Christ?  Find out as she comes to realize her true destiny: to save the world, even if it means saving it from herself!

SlayerLitThe following is an interview with Shiai Mata, the founder of SlayerLit, which is an online discussion forum for all forms of Joss Whedon-related literature and news.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon talks with Mata about how SlayerLit began, the power of the Whedonverse fans, and whether Spike or Angel should be sacrificed in case of an apocalypse.

This interview was conducted on August 19, 2012.

 

Revolution Aisle 9Kent is an ongoing series from indie publisher Back Row Comics about a small town where strange, Twilight Zone-esque things occur. Revolution Aisle 9 is a one-shot special issue set in the town of Kent, and though it is not without faults, it is most definitely a unique book.

 

Red Robin - The GrailThis, my friends, is good comic book writing.


Taking place in the aftermath of Final Crisis and the ensuing Battle for the Cowl, Red Robin bursts onto the scene journeying far to seek the one thing that can give him absolution.  It is appropriate that this arc is called The Grail. Like a wandering knight holding onto the hope of something he has never seen, Tim Drake is on a mission to prove that Bruce Wayne is still alive.  His faith is definitely tested, and Drake’s continuous internal monologue lets you know that it does waver from time to time, but he is relentless, even when it requires compromising his morals.

 

SW X-Wing Mercy KillIt’s been several years since there was a novel in the X-Wing series, the last taking place well before the introduction of the Yuuzhan Vong or peace with the Galactic Empire.  Now, more than 35 years after their last adventure (in an X-Wing novel, that is), the members of Wraith Squadron return to the pages of Aaron Allston in this brand new, and enjoyable, read.

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