The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the 18th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new "Agent Ward," and the joy of having Patton Oswalt on the show! Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "Providence" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
If you haven’t yet made the dive with The Mercenary Sea, the new comic series of the adventures of a rag-tag bunch of soldiers of fortune manning a refitted German U-boat in the 1930s, Issue #3 (releasing on April 16th) provides readers another excellent opportunity to jump aboard with the roguish Captain Jack Harper and his charismatic crew. Writer Kel Symons and artist Mathew Reynolds raise the stakes once again in The Mercenary Sea #3, delivering an issue that hits like one of the honorable Captain Tono’s powerful depth charges!
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The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the 17th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the reveal of HYDRA's presence in S.H.I.E.L.D., and the shocking twist at the end of the episode! Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "Turn, Turn, Turn" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
Sarge ordered me to cut the B.S., so let me be frank, soldiers. Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol from Titan Comics is the kind of high octane, ultra-violent, and relentless comic book that sinks its claws in you like a rabid velociraptor and hauls ass while you barely hang on for dear life! This ain’t your daddy’s adventure serial, troops! Created, written, and illustrated by the ridiculously talented Stuart Jennett, Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol is an R-rated version of the games of “war” and “dinosaurs” my neighborhood friends and I played in my backyard during our childhood, and it is at least twice as fun!
The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the 16th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who's a double agent, and their issues with Deathlok! Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "End of the Beginning" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
"Oh, hello there, gentle viewers. You caught me catching up on an old favorite. It's wonderful to get lost in a story, isn't it? Adventure and heroics and discovery - don't they just take you away? Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs." - Andrew Wells
For those who are unaware, it is no secret that I am a major Buffy the Vampire Slayer addict and proud of it. The fact that both Buffy, and its spinoff Angel, have continued in comic book form is nothing less than my fanboy dream come true. That said, I could have never predicted that these new "seasons" would not only be considered official canon but would include the blessing and involvement of Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon!
If you enjoyed either the Buffy or Angel TV series in the past but haven't made the jump to Dark Horse's amazing comic series, then you are truly missing out on some of the greatest moments in these beloved characters’ histories. (Hell, Angel & Faith: Season 9 may be the best season of Angel yet!) That said, never fear, my lapsed Scoobies, for here is your chance to jump back on the Slayer train and join the Buffyverse fandom as we begin the journey of Buffy: Season 10!
Writer Zack Whedon and artist Georges Jeanty continue to be “big, damn heroes” to Browncoats everywhere this month by supplying us with another excellent issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. The third issue of this series ratchets up the plot even more, pitting Mal and his crew against their old enemy, Jubal Early, and forcing our desperate characters to turn to a figure from the past in a last-ditch attempt for help against the almighty Alliance. Things couldn’t be more tense or exciting . . . it’s a mighty fine time to be a Serenity fan, isn’t it?
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The creative team of writer Michael Lent and artist Marc Rene are back with the second chapter of their mind-bending and visually stunning sci-fi indie comic miniseries, The Machine Stops. Based on the only science fiction short story written by E.M. Forster, the famous English novelist who wrote such classics as A Room with a View and A Passage to India, Lent and Rene’s adaptation continues to be a relevant and timely story that is sure to engage fans of classic science fiction that challenges the reader.
I don’t know if any of my fellow comic book sniffers out there have been dealing with Buffy withdrawal as hardcore as I have been these last few months, but it’s time to rejoice, for this week finally sees the release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #1. While Season 10 sees a “changing of the guard” when it comes to the creative team behind Dark Horse’s ongoing Buffy series (Enjoy your time out in the black, Georges! We miss you!), the dynamic duo of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs is fresh off their stunning run on Angel & Faith and prepared to join forces with everyone’s favorite slayer to kick a--, deliver puns, and make some @#$%ing awesome comics!
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