Paranorman MTAnyone who knows me needs no sixth sense to know that I am obsessed with the paranormal. Paranormal Witness, Paranormal State, Haunted Collector, Haunted Highway, School Spirits . . . and especially TLC's freakin' Long Island Medium. I will watch anything to do with the paranormal.  So, it should come as no shock that I absolutely adored Universal Studios' ParaNorman, written and directed by Chris Butler.

 

Lenore SwirliesI have to be honest. I hadn't read Lenore before, although, I had always heard good things. I think it's a hard book for people to recommend, because you're not sure how people will take it when you say, “I think you're the kind of person who'd really enjoy the misadventures of a homicidal dead girl and her friends. You'd think it's hilarious.” Either that person will take you up on it, or never talk to you again. But, after reading it and laughing so hard I cried, I can say you should read this book.

 

Dragon Age TWS 1Picking up on story threads that were laid down in Dragon Age: The Silent Groves, David Gaider continues to fill in gaps between the Dragon Age games with Those Who Speak, the newest comic miniseries set int the world of Ferelden. This book follows King Alistair, Isabela, and Varric as they try to unravel the disappearance of Alistair's father King Maric, and learn why Magisters of Tevinter are stirring up trouble for Alistair's kingdom.

 

Planetoid 3This issue is all about developing the world. As the group of misfits (the tribes, Frog Men, scavengers, and Silas, an aging space pirate who just wants to find a way off the planet) start to work together and form a community on this desolate planetoid, we're treated to a montage of their accomplishments over the course of several months as they go from a set of groups at one another's throats to a real settlement. This may not sound like much for an issue, but these events really show what the characters are capable of and Silas starts to grow as he takes his focus from trying to find a way off the planetoid to finding a way to help these people. At the heart of this issue is the lesson that independently we have our skills, but we can create so much more when we work with others and have our skills complement one another.

 

Prophet V1 RemissionImage Comics' relaunch of the Prophet series is one of those rare comics that defies easy explanation.  While main character John Prophet has seemingly superhuman powers, it’s not a superhero story.  While he is on a mission, it’s not strictly a quest story.   And, while there are talking aliens and animals, it’s definitely not about cute and cuddly.

 

Ben 10 OmniverseOver the past several years, Ben Tennyson has been the hero that everyone needed, yet no one thought of.  He has saved the Earth—and the rest of the galaxy (and perhaps the universe, too)—from threats so huge that they sometimes induce cultist activities.  And, while he may have annoying tendencies toward self-imposed fame, he always tries to do the right thing, along with the help of his cousin, Gwen, and one-time-enemy, Kevin.  Now, as they move forward in their lives, he’s back to his old tricks—protecting the Earth, one alien at a time.

SPOILER WARNING!

 

Torn in TwoWithin the first page of the book, I was immediately captivated by author Brit Sigh's use of the English language to describe a scene. In Torn in Two, he has crafted a psychological thriller full of twists and turns.

SPOILERS BELOW

 

Satanic Hell 2Satanic Hell #2 continues the story of a death metal band cutting their way through their own personal Hell: an uber-exaggerated, super right-wing and ultra-religious Texas! While writer Grigoris Douros has some really interesting and creative elements in his story, certain elements of the premise doesn’t stand up to much scrutiny. Satanic Hell operates best when it’s viewed as the sequential art equivalent of an inspired, yet rough, cut of a B-movie - just hold on for the ride and don’t ask too many questions.
 

SPOILERS BELOW

Sean HemeonAt the premiere of Husbands Season 2 at the Paley Center for Media, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon talks with co-star Sean Hemeon about the likelihood of Husbands jumping to a network, the amount of improv in each show, and the role that the show plays in moving the issue of equality forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff GreensteinAt the premiere of Husbands Season 2 at the Paley Center for Media, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon talks with director Jeff Greenstein about what he looks for in a comedy, why he's amped about Season 2, and why you should be, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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