Ahoy, Fanboy Comics mateys!
Avast! 'Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and ye FBC friends will be grabbing a grog after pillaging a village or two to celebrate this day to its fullest.
Kids today have it all: being a geek is chic and comic books are widely accepted as quality source material for major motion pictures. As if that were not enough, comic books and comic book characters have made their way into the classroom in growing numbers. As a shining example, students of all ages will have the opportunity to learn the rules of grammar with the help of fun and colorful superheroes and supervillains straight out of the funny pages in Scholastic’s recently released book, Super Grammar. With the Super Grammar team as their guide, readers will join the mission to fight the “never-ending battle between good and bad grammar.”
All-ages comics are difficult to come by these days; finding a story that is both entertaining and appropriate for children and adults is no easy task. But, fear not, readers! Indie comic book publisher WE Comics is making a name for itself by producing all-ages titles, and the company is calling for fans to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for How I Spent My Summer Invasion, an all-ages comic book series "about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers."
The Fanboy Comics Staff congratulates artist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy for the release of Polka Spot: My Life in Pictures, a new comic book series published by Bluewater Productions and co-written by Bluewater President Darren G. Davis, Brent Ridge, and Troy! The series focuses on Polka Spot, a llama who happens to be a fashion model, pop superstar, movie star, magazine editor, diplomatic problem solver, and general global icon.
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, better known as The Beekman Boys, had the chance to debut Polka Spot at the opening bell of the NASDAQ on Monday. The Beekman Boys will also be seen on The Amazing Race on CBS this season.
Don't miss your chance to purchase a copy of Polka Spot: My Life in Pictures, as Bluewater's issues tend to go fast! The cost of each issue is $3.99. Pre-order your copy today by clicking here.
For further details regarding the comic book series, its release, and Michael Fitzgerald Troy's involvement, please visit the Bluewater Productions website.
You're invited to the Identity Thief graphic novel release party and signing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
Fanboy Comics co-founders Bryant Dillon, Sam Rhodes, and Barbra Dillon invite you to celebrate the release of their latest graphic novel. Experience Identity Thief and discover the monster lurking in Fanboy Comics' closet!
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
On this special day, the FBC Crew wants to wish you a Happy Google Commemoration Day! Today is the birthday of our favorite internet search engine, which uses more than 1 million servers in data centers worldwide to serve more than 1 billion search requests per day!
With a website that works that hard each day, doesn't it deserve a moment of our appreciation?
Celebrate Google Commemoration Day to the fullest; go and "Google" something!
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The creative team behind Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo means business when it comes to the star power and activities planned for next weekend's second annual event. Scheduled for September 15-16, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the convention recently announced the addition of Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and a pre-convention red carpet premiere for the grand prize winners of Elvira's Horror Hunt, generating even more excitement for the pop culture event.
The following is an interview with Wesley Freitas, co-creator and star of "Batman Maybe," a hysterical parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" featuring the characters of The Dark Knight Rises. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Freitas about the inspiration behind the music video, the process for collecting the amazing sets and costumes, and fan response from the Batman community!
This interview was conducted on August 27, 2012.
The Staff of Fanboy Comics warned you that this day would come. In fact, we traveled through time on August 4th to tell you about the activation of Skynet. And now, prepare to welcome our new computer overlords; it is Judgment Day.
Judgment Day, also known as J-Day, refers to the day in the Terminator film that the artificial intelligence Skynet became self aware and started a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and other regions, killing three billion people. Due to the effects of time travel, as well as several film, TV, and novel adaptations of the Terminator story, the month, day, and year of Judgment Day has varied over the years.
The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy International Read Comics in Public Day!
This special day is as simple as it sounds . . . go and read comics in public! Read Comics in Public Day was created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of The Daily Cross Hatch in 2010 in an attempt to encourage fans to show their geek pride for all to see. Over the years, comics and graphic novels have grown in popularity and social acceptance, but we as geeks should always to do our part to encourage that growth.