Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

 

Favorite Superhero: Cyclops
Favorite Animal: Anklyosaurus
Favorite Game: Pathfinder RPG

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Each month, The PREVIEWS Party Podcast is joined by Vince Brusio of PREVIEWSWorld to discuss upcoming books from the PREVIEWS catalog, but this month we have a special treat, as we're joined by Vince to discuss his new creator-owned comic book, PussyCats. Listen as we discuss the the inspiration for this unique, new comic series, Vince's special guest stars for the comics, and the real-world themes that will be explored by the series.

 

You know what there needs to be more of in the world? Fun superhero adventure comics for kids full of that corny, 7-year-old-style humor and lots of bright, big action scenes that never really get too violent. Too often, superhero comics try to be very mature and violent and forget that there are kids out there who need something to read. Luckily, there is Heroes ‘R’ Us, a new series from Off Shoot Comics written by David Clarke and illustrated by Joanne Kwan.

With the release of the newest edition of Dungeons & Dragons and the success of Paizo’s Pathfinder roleplaying games, RPGs are becoming quite popular again; however, these games can be very difficult to teach to young children, as they involve quite a bit of math and have whole bookstore sections dedicated to their vast amount of rules. Longtime RPG player Jordan Callarman seeks to change all that with the launch of his new Kickstarter project, Goobles & Goblins, an RPG designed for children and adults to play together. Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Jason Enright sat down with Callarman to discuss his RPG and the decision to fund his project through Kickstarter.

The following is the conclusion of Fanboy Comics' interview with George Perez, creator of BOOM! Studios' upcoming series, Sirens.  The first part of the interview may be found here.

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In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new hardcover graphic novel from BOOM! Studios' Archaia imprint called Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales that collects previous Mouse Guard Free Comic Book Day stories and two completely new stories. We were so excited about this great, new introduction to Mouse Guard that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the the inspiration for these tales, the artistic process, and the importance of realism in a world of anthropomorphic mice with creator David Petersen.

When I was a kid, every Saturday morning, I would dump out the toy bin and pick out my favorite action figures. Gunslingers, samurai, gladiators, soldiers, and astronauts would all be teaming up to fight some great evil I dreamed up that morning, and the sounds of battle would fill my living room. This is my favorite part of George Perez’s new comic book, Sirens. It is a mash up of characters and genres in one epic tale. Perez uses time travel to weave together a story that involves a team of women from all throughout time and space, tackling a single threat. It is one of the coolest action/adventure books I’ve read in a long time. You should definitely pick up a copy at your local comic store this week.

Now, if my glowing review doesn’t convince you, then why don’t we let George Perez himself convince you. Yesterday, BOOM! Studios invited Fanboy Comics and 5 other news outlets to join in on a conference call with Mr. Perez. For an hour, we discussed Sirens and Perez’s inspirations to create the book. One thing became very clear: the comic book veteran is incredibly excited for this book. He was like a kid who just opened up a new toy on his birthday and wants to tell us all about it. So, please read on below for a transcript of the call with questions from all of the fellow journalists who joined on the call.  (Sirens is now available from BOOM! Studios.)

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In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new series from BOOM! Studios called Capture Creatures that follows two teens who discover a curious, little creature and set off on an adventure to learn more about it and its kind. We were so excited about this new series that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the origins of this project, their favorite Capture Creatures, and the joy of forests with creators Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt.

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In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new IDW series that will explore the world of Edward Scissorhands by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch. We were so excited about this new series that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the inspirations, characters, and incredible art with Kate and Drew.

“The only rules are the ones we invent.”  - Warren Ellis

This is the quote that greeted us on the big screen as we waited for Image Expo 2014's keynote to start, and I believe it sums up the event well. Image presented itself as rebel comics, breaking the chains of corporate ownership to tell the stories that creators want to tell and to elevate comics to a new level of passionate, personal art.

Fanboy Comics staffers Jason Enright, Bryant Dillon, Sam Rhodes, and Barbra Dillon share their reactions to Eric Stephenson's Keynote Address at Image Expo 2014 in San Diego, CA

 

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