By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
Jesus, save me.
Well, hello, Dolly. Well, hello, Dolly - it's so nice to have you back where you belong. It's been 19 years since Dolly Parton has appeared on film, and Joyful Noise marks her triumphant return to the silver screen, and I couldn't be more thrilled.
9 to 5 was the first 45 record I ever owned (If you don't know what a 45 is, kiddies, do grandma a favor and look it up.), and I fell in love with Dolly instantly. With an angelic voice that sounds like a marshmallow soaked in honey, a platinum blonde wig halfway to heaven, and two ginormous pumped up ti- er... um lips, what's not to love?
Buffy: Season 9 #5 is a big one, kiddies! Writer Andrew Chambliss continues to deliver this month, along with the return of Karl Moline’s (Fray) pencils! We have familiar faces reappearing, the departure of major character, and a stunning ending to the issue that will most likely change everything for our favorite blonde slayer!
By Kristine Chester, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics
Amidst all their new DC 52 coverage, Paul Montgomery and David Accampo of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast spoke of the unsinkable Stephanie Brown and how much they enjoyed her tenure as Batgirl. At the time, I was gobbling up some of the older DC titles and gave Batgirl a try, based on Paul and Dave's recommendation. Now I understand why they spoke so highly of the series. I thoroughly enjoyed every issue of Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl and now count it as one of my favorite comic series to date.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
I'm not sure what the proper way is to describe The Golden Globes awards show, but I think Oscar's red-headed step child evokes the right idea.
The Globes are an all-over-the-place popularity contest, whose outcome is largely based upon who kisses enough Foreign Press ass and/or sends the most expensive gift bags during award show campaigning.
Fanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel! Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.
In the following interviews, Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon talk about why you should check out the book and what makes it a unique graphic novel.
Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
A couple of weeks ago, DC finally released the controversial Elseworld's Finest 100-Page Giant. It was supposed to come out years ago and was recalled and destroyed based on some controversial subject matter. About 80 copies survived, making it an instant collector's item, lessened, I suppose, by its subsequent release. I guess Batman wearing nothing more than a cowl and Infant Superman's babysitter letting him play in the microwave weren't the images DC wanted to present at the time. Now, in the age of Casey Anthony and assassin Obama, I suppose it's tame in comparison.
Contacting all Los Angeles-based geeks!!!
We invite one and all to stop by the Fanboy Comics table this Sunday during the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention at the Shrine Auditorium this Sunday!
This will be the perfect opportunity to purchase a copy of Something Animal and have it signed by writers Sam Rhodes and Bryant Dillon, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon, who will all be in attendance! We will also be handing out killer new postcards for FBC’s next upcoming graphic novel, Identity Thief, with artist Meaghan O’Keefe! There will be a few other goodies up for grabs, so be sure to stop by the booth and show your Fanboy pride!
Here are the details:
Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention
700 West 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Only $8.00!!! (Kids 5 years old and younger get in for FREE)
I should start by clearing up one thing. This will not be a review; the game is too big for a review this close to launch. I have spent close to twenty hours playing this game, and I have finished the prologue. I shall assume that you have at least a passing understanding of MMOs like SWTOR. When I say that this isn’t Star Wars WoW, you should have an idea of what I mean. This is why I love the game. I played about an hour or two of WoW, after it went free to play, and I hated it. There were no hooks to pull me into the game. I felt no sense of ownership with my character. The story was the slimmest excuse for mechanics I have ever seen, and the world just felt silly. Back to Star Wars.
UPDATE: CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED, BELOW!!!
In celebration of the release of Fanboy Comics’ premiere graphic novel, Something Animal, FBC will be giving away two graphic novels this week, signed by the talented (and, frankly, disturbed) creative team behind the book.
For those who do not yet know, Something Animal is an 80-page graphic novel written by FBC founders Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, with vivid, full-color art by Robert Burrows. Created as a response to the current romantic view of the vampire motif, Something Animal is a dark and gritty tale of psychological terror that is sure to satisfy any fan of the horror genre. (Find out more about Something Animal HERE or at the official website, www.somethinganimal.com.)
Want to win a free copy of Something Animal? All interested fans should enter by retweeting the following when you see it posted on the Fanboy Comics (@FanboyComix) or Something Animal (@SomethingAnimal) Twitter accounts:
We're giving away a free @SomethingAnimal graphic novel to two followers! #nosparklyvamps RT this tweet to enter!
Fanboy Comics Interviews Drones Creators and Cast - #6 of 6
Looking to start the new year with a laugh? You will not want to miss Drones, a hilarious new film that places the fate of the world on one man: Brian Dilks. Complacent in an office job, joking with his best friend, Clark, and harmlessly flirting with fellow cubicle-mate, Amy, Brian’s world changes when he discovers an improbably (and otherworldly) secret about Clark. Drones features a fantastic cast, including Jonathan M. Woodward (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Angela Bettis (Dexter, May), Samm Levine (Thrilling Adventure Hour, Inglourius Basterds), and James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
Drones was written by Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, and it was co-directed by Thrilling alums Amber Benson and Adam Busch, who are also know for their roles on the hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The film was an Official Selection of Slamdance 2010 and features a soundtrack created by Jonathan Dinerstein, Dan Bern, and Busch’s band, Common Rotation.
Drones co-directors Benson and Busch, as well as co-star Samm Levine, chatted with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon at Studio City comic book store ComicSmash to discuss the inspirations for the film, the creators who made the project possible, and where you can find a copy of the film!
This interview was conducted on Monday, December 19, 2011.