Robert J. Baden, Fanbase Press Contributor

Robert J. Baden, Fanbase Press Contributor

 

47 Ronin 3It seems as though there is a significant amount of time between issues of this series, so here’s the third installment of a great series.  I haven’t had any previous experience with this creative team, but I’ve been very well surprised by the way this has been going—I just wish it would get published more quickly.

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Red She-Hulk 58The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.


The one-time and forever great love of Bruce Banner’s life, Betty Ross, has often been at odds with her sense of duty to what is right and her love for the man her father spent years chasing after. Even before her change, she struggled to be a force for good in the world in which everyone saw the Hulk as a force of destruction. Now, coming to terms with her own status, she tries to help change the world for the better to prevent a disastrous future. She is one of many, one of few; she is the Red She-Hulk.

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Khaos Komix*Please note that the subject matter discussed in the interview contains adult content and is for mature readers only.


One of my favorite webcomics, Khaos Komix, recently came to a planned end, and I felt it was the best time to find out just what goes on in the mind of its creator, Tab Kimpton.  Much of the webcomic has a personal significance for Kimpton, given the information I’ve gleamed in conversation and looking on the comic’s website, as the subject matter has touched both myself and my fellow FBCer, Kristine Chester, deeply; however, because of said subject matter and the artistic style used, a lot of the webcomic is considered mature content and not geared toward children, so be careful when reading it.  Now, thanks to some friendly emails between the two of us, I was able to have an interview with Kimpton about Khaos Komix and other ideas.

This interview was conducted on February 27, 2013. 

X-Men Legacy 1The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.


The son of one of the most influential and iconic mutants in history, a force to be reckoned with on his good days—and a holy terror on his bad ones—David Haller comes to terms with the new world that has spawned around him following the actions of Cyclops.  Driven by his need to keep things in check, and feeling as though his way is better than the X-Men’s, Haller continues where his father left off, helping the children of tomorrow survive the coming destruction in as responsible a fashion as he can.  His progress is a pilgrimage, a quest to save his species much like his father attempted - the beginnings of the X-Men Legacy.

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BW Dr. M 4The comic book event of the summer is nigh!  Before Watchmen, the much-anticipated prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, will consist of seven limited series and an epilogue one-shot.  Stay tuned, as the Fanboy Comics crew will be reviewing each title as it is released. Hurm. 

 

 

It's the end of the line for this particular miniseries, and for me reading it. Once more, I went in filled with a sense of hopeful excitement, wanting so much to like the story because of it being written by what I like to consider a great and prolific storyteller, but I was, once again, left with the feeling of sorrow and wastefulness. Add to that the fact that this series has been pushed back and delayed several times, it comes as no surprise that I am thankful that it is over. I still maintain my thoughts concerning the fact that I didn’t enjoy the original Watchmen series, but it was good to see some of the backstory of one of its characters—I just wish it had been done in a more interesting fashion.

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Avengers 1 Marvel NOWThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.



They have always been there for one another and the people of Earth, fighting the battles that no single hero can do alone, and while they have had several roster make-ups over the year, they have always kept up with their mission to defend the world and the innocent.  Now, the two main leaders of the group—Iron Man and Captain America—make a decision to restart the entire system of heroic doings, to remake the team into a more streamlined and effective fighting force for the bigger threats.  They are, always have been, and always will be the Avengers.

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The Devils PantiesWorld of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.


The Devil’s Panties certainly has an unusual name for itself, but it really is a family-friendly comic; the name itself is more of a joke, which the creator/artist—Jennie Breeden—explains both on the website and in the comic itself more than once. The comic is based on her real-life experiences in her day-to-day goings-on, although there are some very visual differences that make it rather enjoyable. The comic updates on a Monday through Friday schedule with extra, non-story related art on the weekends, at thedevilspanties.com.

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TRON UprisingI’ve always enjoyed the original TRON film—at the time, it was a great leap in science fiction and special effects, although the background storytelling could have used a little more polishing—and I enjoyed the sequel, though probably not as much as others. When I first heard that they were going to be doing a television show, I was very excited to see how they pulled it off.  It took a bit of time for it to get produced, so I probably built it up a bit in my head before I actually saw it, but when I did, I discovered that there are some really good aspects to the show . . . as well as some really bad ones.

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Iron Man 1 Marvel NowThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.



Tony Stark has always believed that science and technology were the answer to all of his problems, but since his confrontation with the Phoenix Force, he’s found himself contemplating different solutions than what he is used to.  A leader amongst his superhero peers, a playboy, and a historic businessman, Stark has found the perfect way of balancing his personal, professional, and heroic lives at the expense of his liver, but when an old threat comes back to haunt him in his newfound revelations, he puts his new experiences to the test in a battle of honor, life, and freedom.

 

ST Deep Space NineLove is in the air at Fanboy Comics!  In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses.  In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most. 

 


Dear Trekkies,

I know that you have a wide range of opinions about what is considered to be the best of the Star Trek television shows, but I wanted to set the record straight concerning my feelings on the matter.  All of the shows have their positive sides—yes, even Enterprise, which appears to have a massive hate-on at times from you—but I believe that the one show that really has the best appeal to a wide variety of circles is Deep Space Nine.

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