Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

 

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

Dancer 1Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Dancer #1
by Nathan Edmondson and Nic Klein

Nathan Edmondson creates yet another intriguing, intelligent spy story with his new book, Dancer. This story is more of a mystery driven by the main character like Who is Jake Ellis was, while his other book, The Activity, is more of a grounded military story. What is so great about Edmondson is that even though he tells a lot of spy stories, it never feels like he’s retreading similar ground; they all stand as unique concepts. In this book, the action starts right away and barrels into a mind-blowing finale. Edmondson has worked with some great artists before, and Klein is no exception. His pencils are great and the colors are dark and moody, which fit these characters perfectly. If you’re into spy thrillers like the Bourne movies, then you definitely don’t want to miss Dancer, and while you’re at it, pick up the new issue of The Activity out this week, as well.

WolverineAndTheXMen 10 CoverFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Frankenstein Alive, Alive #1
by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson

Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson tell an incredible, heartbreaking story of Frankenstein’s monster. Wrightson absolutely nails the art in this book. The monster shows an incredible amount of emotion, and, although it’s strange to say, is incredibly human. Niles has crafted an amazing tale of the monster’s life after the initial story we all know. This book is proof of just how amazing comics can be. The story builds a slow dramatic tension and the art is breathtaking. If you are a fan of classic horror tales, or just a fan of beautiful comics, then you cannot miss this book.

Ultimate Movie MarathonThere came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's nerdiest geeks found themselves united in a single movie theater to watch the movies no single super fan could watch alone.  On that day, The Avengers premiered. FANBOYS ASSEMBLE!


Alright, fanboys and fangirls, on Thursday fellow FBC contributor Jordan Callarman, our friend Meghan Caves, and I watched 15 hours of Avengers movies, and you know we did it all for you. Just kidding. We did it because it was awesome. AMC Theaters put on the event where for $40, you could see Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America, and then top it all off with the midnight screening of The Avengers. Here's my breakdown and review of the day. We also did audio recordings documenting the event (posted below).

 

Daredevil 12Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Daredevil #12
by Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Javier Rodriguez

So, it’s big summer event time at Marvel: the Avengers are fighting the X-Men and Spider-Man is going to the ends of the Earth. Even Daredevil couldn’t avoid the pull of the event black hole, and we found ourselves in a crossover called Omega Effect. Thankfully, this month we’re back to a regular, strong Daredevil story. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers, as it recaps the important events of the first 11 issues and gives an interesting insight into Matt Murdock and two of his closest relationships. I know I may sound like a broken record, but if there’s one Marvel book you should be reading, it’s Daredevil. It is consistently the best written and best drawn book Marvel puts out.

 

i love role playing games magnet-p147941578317486280z85qu 400Hi, Fanboys and Fangirls!

My name is Jason Enright, and I’m a contributor here at Fanboy Comics. Beyond being a total geek for all things comic book related, I am an also an avid fan of tabletop roleplaying games. I’ve played various games from Dungeons & Dragons to Call of Cthulhu to the Marvel Heroes RPG. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Christian Lindke, who is currently working on Dice Chuckers, a documentary about tabletop roleplaying games.

Here’s my interview...

The Activity 5Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

The Activity #5
by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads

Nathan Edmondson’s The Activity continues to be one of my favorite books each month. This book follows a group of U.S. intelligence agents, and each issue is a stand-alone mission. It’s awesome because you are always following the same people and over time you really get to know the characters, but each issue stands on its own as well and every issue serves as a good jumping on point. Plus, Mitch Gerads is an awesome artist. He does an awesome job with his layouts and makes sure that every page is uniquely interesting. This issue is darker and more personal, as it delves into one of the character’s backstories, and, as always, Edmondson is full of surprises. If you love awesome spy thrillers, then you do not want to miss The Activity.

Batman 8Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Batman #8
by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

This issue starts off the first event of DC’s New 52, and if it is any indication, this event is going to be awesome. Even better, this issue is a great jumping on point, if you haven’t been reading Batman. A short scene in the beginning gives the exposition needed to catch everyone up to speed, and then the action starts. Snyder and Capullo waste no time showing that Bruce Wayne is just as deadly and dangerous without his suit and toys, but the real scene stealer in this issue is Alfred Pennyworth, everyone’s favorite butler.  Snyder and Capullo have spent seven issues so far setting up this very moment, and you will not be disappointed. After picking up this issue, be prepared to drop some money next month, as this storyline spirals the ten other books that make up the Bat family. If those other books are even half as good as this one, then they’ll be worth every penny. Make sure to pick up Batman #8 if you like men fighting in bathrobes, sarcastic butlers, or the quiet moments right before all hell breaks loose.

Saga 2Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Saga #2
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

So, Saga is probably the coolest comic in existence right now. It’s smart, funny, and incredibly intriguing. Brian K. Vaughan is crafting an amazing world full of strange alien creatures and awesome fantasy aspects like magic and swordplay. This comic’s true strength lies in how human and approachable even its weirdest creations can be. As awesome as Vaughan’s writing is, you have to give credit to Fiona Staples' awesome art. Her character designs are great, weird, and alien, yet with incredibly human expressions and posture, that instantly tell you what you need to know about each character. She even gives characters little details like drool or freckles. Listen, I could talk about how much I love Saga all day, but all that really matters is that you go out and buy it, and read it, and love it. Your local comic shop should have Issue 2 by the time you read this, and if they won the Diamond allotment lottery may have even got Issue 1 back in stock. Also, put it on your pull list if you like it, so your store knows to order you one, and there will be less sell-out problems.

 

SW The Old Republic Lost SunsLost Suns is set in the Old Republic Era of the Star Wars universe, the time period explored by BioWare's video game series. It is a time when Jedi battle Sith in a neverending war. In this book, the Republic and the Sith Empire maintain an unsteady peace. It is up to agents of the Republic's intelligence service to wage a cold war and gain the information needed to turn the tides in the Republic's favor. Theron, our main character, is an intelligence agent who may have just discovered a terrible secret that could reignite the war, and could give the Sith Empire the edge they need to conquer the galaxy. All he has to do is escape the Empire's newest super weapon, and report back to the Republic. 



ChewFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Chew #25
by John Layman and Rob Guillory

Have I told you all about Chew yet? Chew is awesome. It’s funny; it has an intriguing story and really great characters. Even though this issue is the end of a story arc, it’s still a great one shot issue, too.  John Layman does a great job giving all the information you need to enjoy that issue, while also stuffing each issue full of tons of great ongoing jokes, and telling a really awesome, cohesive long-form story. Rob Guillory’s art can be silly, disgusting, and heartwarming all at the same time. Twenty-five issues in and the creators are still having fun with their characters, and still telling an incredibly weird but super fun story.

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