Warning: This article may not be appropriate for younger readers, as it contains the discussion of sexual and physical violence, as well as discrimination. It also contains quotations that have aggressive and harmful language.
On April 11th, 2014, journalist Janelle Asselin posted an article titled Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC’s New Teen Titans #1 regarding her critique of the cover and DC’s marketing decisions that the cover represented. From that, she received various rape threats and negative responses, which resulted in a number of subsequent articles by The Mary Sue’s Jill Pantozzi, ComicsAlliance’s Andy Khouri, and many more that opened a larger discussion about the treatment of women and minorities in the comic book industry. This eventually led Asselin to post a follow-up article detailing the kinds of threats she received titled It Happened To Me: I Received Rape Threats After Criticizing A Comic Book.
In response, comic book editor Rachel Edidin launched the We Are Comics campaign. This is a social media campaign that asks comics fans, professionals, and journalists to speak out and show just how diverse and welcoming the comic book community community can be by submitting a photo and bio to the campaign’s tumblr or Twitter with the hashtag #IamComics. I decided to go straight to the source and interview Edidin to learn more about the campaign.
Pathfinder Legends is a new audio drama from Big Finish Productions that takes listeners to the town of Sandpoint for an unforgettable adventure inspired by the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. This first episode, "Burnt Offerings," is based off the first chapter of the Pathfinder Adventure Path Rise of the Runelords and follows the iconic adventurers Harsk, Ezren, Merisiel, and Valeros as they discover a mysterious evil festering beneath the small town of Sandpoint.
Jim Zub’s Pathfinder comic series returns with an all-new tale set in Magnamar, the City of Secrets. This new story sees our adventuring party of Ezren, Merisiel, Kyra, Harsk, Seoni, and Valeros exploring a new city, meeting new allies, and discovering a new threat. This issue is a great follow up to the previous story arc that saw the heroes fighting goblins, demons, and a dragon and really feels like they have moved up to a bigger city and on to a new “level” of danger.
Do you like robots? How about Jet Packs? How about awesome stories about robots and jet packs?
If you answered yes to any and (Let's be honest here.) more likely all of those questions, then you cannot miss this interview with writer and illustrator Royden Lepp about his incredible graphic novel series, Rust. Give it a listen below.
Lumberjanes is the newest series from BOOM! Studios' new BOOM! Box imprint. The book follows a group of best friends who discover a bunch of supernatural monsters attacking their summer camp, and, as awesome teenage girls are like to do, they take the fight back to the monsters. Here at The PREVIEWS Party, we called Lumberjanes editor Shannon Watters and writers Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis to talk about comics, summer camp adventures, and the coolest monsters you'll ever see.
*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.
Yesterday was Image Expo, an all-day media event to show off what's next from Image Comics. Fanboy Comics sent Kristine Chester and I to cover the event in San Francisco. Kristine will be delivering an article with all the news from the show, so I thought I would deliver more of an opinion piece on the Image Expo experience.
Fanboy Comics Senior Contributors Jason Enright and Kristine Chester share their reactions to Eric Stephenson's Keynote Address at Image Expo 2013, including info on The Walking Dead, Rick Remender, and more.
Welcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.
Sometimes when you are a geek, there are these perfect moments when your favorite things crossover. If you’re anything like me, then you have always wanted to see your favorite games - RPGs, board games, video games - turned into comics. Last year, Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Publishing teamed up to bring us Jim Zub’s outstanding Pathfinder comic, exploring the world of Golarion from the perspective of its iconic heroes. With that success behind them, Paizo and Dynamite needed a follow-up that would be just as entertaining and exciting. For that, they turned to Adam Warren (Empowered) and Erik Mona (Publisher and CCO, Paizo) to bring Pathfinder’s most infamous villains to life in Pathfinder: Goblins! Adam and Erik were kind enough to answer some of my questions and tell us about their new book.