Robert J. Baden, Fanbase Press Contributor

Robert J. Baden, Fanbase Press Contributor

The Evil That Men DoBy Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

Since I started reading mainstream Marvel comics, I’ve focused more on the smaller—12 issues or less—trade paperbacks, as a way to learn more without getting too caught up until I’m sure I have the time.  One trade I had the fortune of picking out near the beginning was a 6-issue series written by cosmic geek Kevin Smith starring Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and the Black Cat (Felicia Hardy).  At first it just seemed like another series concerning Spider-Man’s love life and criminals in NYC, albeit with an interesting twist, but as I kept reading, throughout the issues, I learned it tackled a very important and rather sensitive issue:


Sexual assault and molestation.


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Suicide Squad52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.


By Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

Concept:

 

A group of villains who work clandestinely for powerful higher-ups as a way of shaving time off of their sentences, the unit goes on the missions that tend to end up with someone getting killed.  Microscopic-sized bombs are implanted in the back of their neck with a timer to ensure loyalty, allowing for their handler—Amanda Waller—to hold them on a short leash.  These are the people who do government’s ultra-dirty work: Task Force X, better known as the Suicide Squad.

 

 

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batgirl152 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.


By Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

Concept:

Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City’s police commissioner, joined forces with Batman several years ago as a reluctant partner before being shot by the Joker, paralyzing her and confining her to a wheelchair.  Now, three years later, a medical miracle has allowed Barbara to walk again…and to take up the mantle of Batgirl once more.  Barbara readjusts to her former life with the skills of an intelligent woman with an eidetic memory and a desire to do justice, not to mention a need to prove to herself that she’s the right girl for the Bat costume.

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Level Up TV showNew on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better.
 

 

By Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics  

 


Show Premise: 


Three MMORPG-playing teens unwittingly unleash creatures and items from their game into the real world.  Now, with the help of the game’s designer, the trio must search out “leaked” creatures and send them back to the game world while they balance their personal lives and school.  The show airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Cartoon Network (even though it’s a live-action series).

 

 


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Static Shock52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

 


By Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

Concept:



Virgil Hawkins is a young superhero named Static who has the ability to manipulate electricity, magnetism, and a combination of the two.  He juggles his superhero activities with that of his personal life and the need to keep his identity secret from the rest of his family, as they make their mark in a recent move to New York City.  Hardware, another self-styled vigilante, acts as a mentor to Static, providing long-distance advice and support.  Static himself is intelligent, resourceful, and something of a typical teenager.

 


And, he puns; he puns a lot, much like Spider-Man does in the Marvel universe.  Frightening to be sure.
 

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button-badgeFanboy Comics' newest contributor, Robert J. Baden, shares his thoughts on what it is to be a Comic Book Fan.

By Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

I have come to the realization, with great pride and enjoyment, that I am a comic book fan.  Not something that would stop the presses and be considered of vital importance to the world, but, for me, it is a bit of a change in my entertainment and reading pleasure.  It is not as though I haven’t read comics books throughout my life, but I never considered myself a fan until after I had turned 31.

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