P vs P 2You're invited to join the staff of JBSK Comics for a "Comics and Coffee" panel discussion on Monday, November 19th, at 7:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!

"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series that covers everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday at 7:00 p.m.  One event per month features a different industry guest, with past guests having included Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible), Shane and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), and even the FBC staff (Something Animal, Identity Thief)!  On November 19th, the panel will include Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon, the founders of JBSK Comics (Penguins vs. Possums, Crossover).  The panelists will be discussing their step-by-step process for creating comics, with a focus on how Penguins vs. Possums came to be.  The creators will also showcase original art from Penguins vs. Possums Issue Number Two, as well as their superhero anthology book, Crossover.  Ten lucky guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win copies of the Crossover comic book!

Assasins Creed 3Beginning in 2007, the Assassin's Creed series has spent a lot of time building up to this much-anticipated sequel. Assassins' Creed III (AC3) wraps up the modern-day story of Desmond Miles and introduces a new ancestor, Connor, a man of mixed Native-American and English heritage, who struggles to preserve his tribe while fighting in the Revolutionary War to free the Colonies from British rule.

 

Guild Wars 2No matter where you live, what you do, or who you are, when you pick up the controller, you are now the hero and have the power to change the world. Video games make great gifts, because they are immersive, replayable, and offer experiences that can’t be had anywhere else.  Our experts put down their controllers long enough to tell you about the best games this holiday season.  ~Jason Enright

 

Buffy s9 i15The saga of Billy the Vampire Slayer comes to an end this week with writer Drew Z. Greenberg wrapping up the two-parter that writer Jane Espenson kicked off last month. While both Greenberg and Espenson are extremely talented writers and have been paired up with top-notch artist Karl Moline (Fray, Buffy: Season 8), the conclusion to the tale of Buffy’s first male, and non-super powered, vampire slayer has left many in the fan community debating the necessity of this detour from the main storyline.

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Destinys Fate 2Kainoa, a.k.a. Nile, has the ability to control time. He was adopted into the Defenders of the Fourth Dimension, an organization that seeks to preserve time and maintain fate, but as a child he was kidnapped and raised with his “siblings” to believe fate is what you make it and to fight against the Defenders. Now, Kainoa has been tasked with infiltrating the Defenders in order to destroy them from the inside.

 

Troops of DoomWorld of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.


Troops of Doom is different than a lot of other webcomics that I’ve read on the Internet—and believe me, I’ve read a lot over the years—in that it uses childhood action figures and vehicles to tell its story.  Okay, so it isn’t as though it is that different, but what really stands out for this comic is that it takes the established backgrounds of G.I. Joe and Star Wars characters and warps them, so they’re interactive with one another, and that is a very different style than I have ever seen before.  It is quite amusing, and absolutely silly in the extreme, but still has a bit of a limited draw compared to several others online.  The comic updates on a random schedule (but at least twice a week) at troopsofdoomcomic.com.

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Battle of the Bonds coverThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

 

 

 

 

Skyfall is Daniel Craig’s third and best outing as Agent 007.  Usually, the new release of a Bond film sparks two things:  a spike in Aston-Martin automobile sales, and pub debates over the classic question, “Who’s the best James Bond?”


Thanks to the magic of stop-motion animation, this week’s film will finally answer that question.

 

 

 

The Greatest ShowdownsGandalf vs. The Balrog. Neo vs. Agent Smith. Ripley (in her Power Loader) vs. The Queen Alien. If you are even a casual geek or the occasional nibbler of the pop culture pudding, then you’re familiar with these famous face-offs. These titans of Geekdom and more can be in the fantastic new release from Titan Books, The Great Showdowns, by Scott Campbell.

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The creation of art does not follow a predetermined path. Listen to Meaghan O'Keefe, the artist of Fanboy Comics' newest graphic novel, talk about the concepts and designs of Identity Thief that did and did not work out quite the way that she imagined!





 

 

Honey Boo BooArtist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy may be the busiest man in showbiz!  After the rerelease of his Mother Monster-endorsed Going Gaga! and his recent contributions to Bluewater Productions' Polka Spot: My Life in Pictures, Troy is at it again with the comic book 15 Minutes: Honey Boo Boo.  Troy's comic book uncovers the reasons behind America's fascination with the pint-sized Toddlers & Tiaras star. The comic is part of Bluewater's 15 Minutes series, which focuses on reality TV celebrities.

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