Bryant Dillon

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Favorite Comic BookPreacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
Favorite TV ShowBuffy the Vampire Slayer
Favorite BookThe Beach by Alex Garland

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

 

I expect more from Geoff Johns. Given the weight his name carries in the comic book sniffer world, I figure this is justified. He’s the man who gave us Sinestro Corps, the Black Lanterns, and the White Lanterns! He’s seen as the mastermind behind DC Comics and the reboot, and he used to be Richard Donner’s assistant for heaven’s sake! His comics should be good! Damn good! So far, Johns’ contributions to the DCnU have left me wanting more, but I will say that his script in Aquaman #1 is enjoyable, funny, and well supported by the wonderful art of Ivan Reis!

 

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Andrew Chambliss is really earning his stripes in the comic book Whedonverse. The former Dollhouse writer is currently scribing both Dollhouse: Epitaphs and Buffy: Season 9 and succeeding in bold fashion! With Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3, Chambliss turns in another solid chapter to the post-apocalyptic Dollhouse mythos and takes us even deeper into the twisted and tormented psyche of the original damaged doll, Alpha.

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

When the DC reboot was first announced, we knew there would be at least some epic fails of gigantic proportion. Hell, it was expected. Well, I’ve just witnessed a major crash and burn with Scott Lobdell’s The Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. I don’t mean to be particularly harsh to either Lobdell or artist Kenneth Rocafort, but, in all honesty, this is the kind of piece that makes new readers never pick up a comic book again.

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

If someone ever told me that I’d be reading a comic written by a cast member of MTV’s The Real World, I think I might have slapped them. If someone ever told me that I’d be reading a comic written by a cast member of MTV’s The Real World, and that I would f---ing love it, I probably would’ve slapped myself. Well, comic book-sniffers, my cheek is red, my hand hurts, and so does my face, but, damn, did I love Judd Winick’s Catwoman book. Let me fill you in on why this DCnU issue #1 is the cat’s meow!

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

Red Lanterns #1 by Peter Milligan and pencilled by Ed Benes is another worthy edition to the DCnU and a great example of how to convey links to old continuity in a #1 issue which has the goal of snaring new readers. Red Lanterns #1 is also one of those rare comics that can appeal to more mature readers desiring quality storytelling while also maintaing enough action and violence to keep teenage attention spans in their appropriate moral decline! Nothing like a lead character with a mouthful of daggers to keep the kiddies in their seats!

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Buffy is back in more ways than one! Yesterday marked the debut of the first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1 (written by Andrew Chambliss, pencilled by Georges Jeanty, and inked by Dexter Vines) and a return to the relatable, character-driven Buffy fans expect. After the epic tone of Season 8, Joss and company promised to return to Buffy’s roots, focusing less on huge demonic battles and more on the personal relationships of the beloved characters. While not as strong as this month’s Angel & Faith #1, Buffy: Season 9 #1 still delivers on its promise to reintroduce us to our familiar Scoobies who’ve been gone too long!

 

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 


Despite Geoff Johns’ writing of a charisma-free Green Lantern two weeks ago in Justice League #1, he delivers a solid start this week for Green Lantern #1. While Green Lantern #1 won’t blow readers away or totally shake up the Green Lantern world, it’s a worthy addition to the DC reboot and contains some exciting twists.

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

DC’s new Detective Comics #1, written and penciled by Tony Salvador Daniel and inked by Ryan Winn, is amazing, and I say that with no reservations. This issue is a comic that grabs you from the first page, sinks its claws into you, and never lets go. Daniel has not just created a fantastic, epic, and moody Batman tale, but also a perfect example of what the DC reboot standard should be!

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

This week brought us Action Comics #1 written by Grant Morrison and penciled by Rags Morales. This is the first time in DC’s history that Action Comics has ever been renumbered, and I consider myself the perfect target audience for this book: a comic book reader with only the most basic exposure to Superman comics who has always felt that the character was too hokey, too bland, and too powerful to be interesting. While Morrision’s first issue of Action Comics didn’t solve all my problems with the character, it is a book that reeks of potential down the road.

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Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon and Creative Director Sam Rhodes could not resist reading and reviewing their first DCnU #1 together!

 

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

We kick off this week with a double review of the only new DC universe title released last week: Justice League of America written by Geoff Johns, with art by Jim Lee!

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