Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
by Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuna
If you read one Marvel book each month, it should be Avengers. This is Marvel’s flagship title with all their main characters. In this issue they are in deep trouble. As Bendis’ story continues, we find the Avengers being held captive by Norman Osborn and his Hammer terrorists, or are they the good guys? That’s the most amazing aspect of this story. Norman Osborn is simply asking the question, who gave the Avengers the right to be the world’s police force? Finally, a villain actually makes sense. Of course, he’s crazy and trying to kill the heroes, but you can almost see where he’s coming from. Beyond all of the great things Bendis has done with the story, the best part of this book is Daniel Acuna’s art. He always gives the character’s great expressions, and his layouts are very carefully considered with small panels for small moments, and big splashes with a great sense of movement and action. This is going to be a big year for the Avengers, and this book is what you should be reading each month.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
I first fell in love with Batgirl when she made guest appearances on the Batman TV show from the '60s. (Reruns! I'm not THAT old, bitches!) Yvonne Craig perfectly filled that glittery Batsuit, and I always prayed Batgirl would be on at least one of the back-to-back episodes they would re-air thrice a week.
I demanded my parents get me a Mega Batgirl doll. (Barbies weren't acceptable toys for boys, yet - luckily - super hero dolls were fair game.). I, of course, redressed my Batgirl doll, pierced her ears with thumb tacks, and changed her identity to an adopted child named Wendy that was susceptible to frequent demonic possession. Effed up, yet hilarious!
You're invited to join Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes for a creator signing on Wednesday, March 7th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA!
The writers will be signing copies of Fanboy Comics‘ first graphic novel, Something Animal. In addition, they will be promoting FBC’s next graphic novel, Identity Thief (www.identitythiefcomic.com), which will premiere in Fall of 2012.
Something Animal is an 80-page graphic novel written by FBC founders Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, with vivid, full-color art by Robert Burrows. Created as a response to the current romantic view of the vampire motif, Something Animal is a dark and gritty tale of psychological terror that is sure to satisfy any fan of the horror genre.
WHAT: Something Animal signing
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Each year the convention season gets longer and longer. Comic Cons are a big deal now; companies can promote new projects and fans just eat up the chance to meet their favorite creators. The last few years, however, a weariness has taken over the larger cons. SDCC has become massive, and, amidst all the excitement, it can be hard to focus on comics these days. These big conventions are filled with so many people and have so much going on that everyone is exhausted, stressed out, and you can rarely get in to see the panels or the people you want.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
This Means War? Apparently, Abundance of Beautiful, Blue-Eyed Blondes wasn't in the title pool.
It's always good to see my favorite actress, Reese Witherspoon, on the big screen. Despite her Type A personality, she always picks atypical roles, and This Means War is no exception. Even if it's not Legally Blonde: Part 5, I still liked it. One of the highlights of my life was when one of my friends said he was watching a Reese Witherspoon movie, and he thought to himself, "OMG! That's Mike Troy!" I totally could play her gay brother, btw!
Though sometimes not a fan of randomly mixed genre (Espionage/Romantic comedy in this case), I think it worked well in this case. Director McG can do it, if no one can.
Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer Kristyn Burtt covers all of the excitement of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on behalf of Fanboy Comics. In preparation for the big day, Kristyn talks to jeweler Charles Winston about this year's hottest baubles and fashion designer Ronnie "B" about accessorizing!
Fanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel! Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.
In the following interviews, Something Animal artist Robert Burrows talks about the technique behind the gri and gore of Something Animal.
Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!
Actor Phil Morris (Saints Row: The Third, Seinfeld) returns for DC's latest animated feature, Justice League: Doom. At the film's premiere at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, CA, he talked with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about listening to Wagner and Mozart in preparation for his role as Vandal Savage and his recent webshorts as popular Seinfeld character Jackie Chiles!
Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from the premiere of Justice League: Doom. Click here for the latest interviews!
Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer Kristyn Burtt covers all of the excitement of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on behalf of Fanboy Comics. In her final Oscar nom interview before the big show, Kristyn talks about the nine nominees for the coveted Best Picture Award and offers her pick for the win!
Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer Kristyn Burtt covers all of the excitement of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on behalf of Fanboy Comics. This week, Kristyn picks her winners for the highly anticipated Best Director Award. Check out this video to see her pick for this award and why!