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BLONDERWITCH MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

Thunderbolts is one of those titles that is always good when I read it, and I always drop off at some point for some unknown Bermuda Trianglesque reason.  Luckily, Thunderbolts has a history of re-inventing itself in fun and interesting ways, perhaps intentionally to bring back readers to the title.  They must be doing something right; numbered at #175 is unprecedented with rampant revisions and renumbering ruling the day. 

I should say here that I was a huge fan of the b@$tard child of Marvel's Civil War, Dark Avengers.  I was sorely disappointed when it was canceled after only 18 issues.  So, now it appears the latest Thunderbolts makeover comes in the form of a melding with the Dark Avengers concept. Color me intrigued.  I was initially drawn in by the beautiful cover by Mike Deidato, Jr. (That man can draw!) The cover did not prepare me for the surprise I was in for.


POSSIBLE SPOILERS

 

MARC WEBBFanboy Comics recently received information from a reliable inside source regarding the future of Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man films.  Though it has not yet been confirmed, we have learned that Marc Webb, the un-ironically named director of The Amazing Spider-Man slated for release this summer, will not be returning to direct any more Spider-Man movies. It is still a rumor, so take this info with a grain of salt, but if true, it is very interesting, indeed.  

FAME One Direction MTThe Fanboy Comics Staff congratulates artist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy for the release of his new bio comic, Fame: One Direction, from Bluewater Productions!  The ever-talented Mr. Troy lends his writing skills to Bluewater's biography comic series, highlighting the rise to stardom of the British/Irish boy band One Direction.

Don't miss your chance to purchase a copy of Fame: One Direction, as these issues tend to go fast!  Pre-order your copy today by clicking here.

For further details regarding the bio comic, its release, and Michael Fitzgerald Troy's involvement, please see Bluewater's full press release, below.

Shriners Hospital logoYou're invited to attend a day of comics, games, cosplay, and more at Emerald Knights' Hollywood & Heroes Charity Event on Saturday, June 9th, from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children - Los Angeles, an organization that delivers the highest quality of care to children with a host of disorders and diseases throughout North America. 

The entire Emerald Knights store will be devoted to raising funds for Shriners Hospital, with opportunities to play HeroClix, Marvel RPG, and Star Wars RPG alongside your favorite costumed characters.  In addition, you can play Dungeons & Dragons with a group of voiceover artists whose voices can be heard in fan favorite video games and cartoons

Aside from the various gaming opportunities, there will also be various comic book artists signing books and doing sketches, geek celebrities available for autograph signings, and special events still to be announced.

Mermaid MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

We're all aware that mermaids are sea folklore of beauteous maidens: half-women, half fishtail. Legendary sirens that would lure seamen to their deaths with their irresistible pipes. 

We're all also aware of the juggernaut adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid that continues to be a huge cash cow for Disney to this day. Hey, I love that little fish stick, but I love Ursula the Sea Witch even more. What can I tell you? I'm a sucker for a sassy drag queen.

Most of you are probably less aware of the often described mockumentary Mermaids: The Body Found currently airing on Animal Planet.  But, you should be and here's why. 


POSSIBLE SPOILERS (But, worth it.)

SuperQueer MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

Hot on the high heels of the half a$$ed endorsement of same-sex marriage by President Obama, prematurely forced by Vice President Joe Biden's honest, humble opinion on the matter...half a$$ed? Well, he endorses same-sex marriage but believes it should be a state and NOT a federal decision? Women should no longer be able to vote in Iowa, while you're at it. 

Desperately jumping on the pop culture band wagon, Marvel announces the same-sex marriage of long-suffering homosexual and Canadian mutant Northstar to his unrealistic in the real gay world boyfriend Kyle. Ironically, Northstar came out years ago, grabbing many a headline only to go back to being as sexless as a Ken Doll for years.

Gaga Simpsons MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

In showbiz, if you flop, they say you died. If you were a smash, they say you killed. The season finale of Fox's long-running cartoon/family sitcom/satirical genius featuring pop icon Lady Gaga most assuredly killed.

The Simpsons is one of those shows I take for granted, assuming it couldn't possibly still be any good after all these years. I usually forget to watch it or that it's even still airing until I'm given a reason to...then, it smacks me in the face what genius this show is and exactly why it's been on 157 billion years and maintains its level of quality. 

Ruffalo SmashBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 


Before I start prattling on my editrix would like me to tell you there are possible spoilers of The Avengers movie in this article.   Although, after topping a billion smackers, I doubt there are few on the planet who have yet to see the 1st blockbuster of the summer. And, fewer still that don't know that Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk completely stole the show.

MINOR SPOILERS

Captain America MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

Captain America isn't gay...but his brother is.

Hot on the heels of seeing The Avengers, with the adrenaline pumping in my veins, I did what any good queen would do...and went to Target.  Like any geek, I had to check out the toy aisle and see all of The Avengers swag.  I'll have you know I had no trouble whatsoever picking up Thor's hammer, Mjolnar, and I am no God. (Maybe a Demi-god.) Granted it was an 11 ounce light up plastic toy, but I felt mighty nonetheless.  That is until I overheard a girl telling her boyfriend, "I'm sorry but Captain America is so gay." That made me gayngry, and trust me, Mr. McGee, you won't like me when I'm angry. I did not Hulk out, however.  As much as I wanted to do a Black Widow spin kick and knock the glasses off her pointed little face, I still believe in educating over fisticuffs. So, I simply informed the ignoramus that being gay wasn't a bad thing, and that Captain America wasn't gay, but Chris Evans the actor who plays Captain America indeed has an identical twin brother that was gay.  Not just every gay man's fantasy but, in fact, the truth. Her boyfriend said they didn't mean it like that, and I explained to them that it perpetuated a negative stereotype and using gay as a derogatory term was just as bad as the "N" word.  Drama Queen? Maybe, but I would be remiss in my duties as a gay man if I walked away and didn't say anything. And, maybe little missy and her boyfriend will think twice before using such hateful terms at the highly homosexually patronized Target in West Hollywood no less. Who do I think I am spouting off my uninvited "opinion?" A superhero? Not really.  I made a promise to myself a long time ago that I would never sit idly by and let homosexuality be used negatively.  That I would do my part. Some battles are worth fighting. This is one of them. I still believe in the good of man, I just want a better showing. 

knight actionYou're invited to attend a "Comics and Coffee" signing and panel discussion with special guest Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible) on Monday, Monday, May 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!

 

"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series of everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday evening.  On May 14th, the panel will include comic industry great Mark Waid, who will discuss his epic story, Kingdom Come.  Waid will be signing items for fans from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., but be sure to stay from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. for the panel discussion.

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