Sam Rhodes

Sam Rhodes

Favorite MovieYojimbo
Favorite Game:  The newest version of Halo
Favorite Beverage:  Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA

Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May) about being S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "badass with a heart of gold" at the PaleyFest red carpet in Hollywood, CA.

Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Brett Dalton (Grant Ward) about playing a tough guy on screen, how he relates to his character, and more at the PaleyFest red carpet in Hollywood, CA.

Do not be deceived by the title of this hardcover from Titan Books.  Snowpiercer Volume 2: The Explorers is actually Snowpiercer 2: The Explorers AND Snowpiercer 3: The Crossing collected in a single edition.  It is the sequel to the original graphic novel (You may have seen my review.), and, like the first, it is drawn by the talented Jean-Marc Rochette; however, these new adventures, chronicling the plight of the last remnants of humanity on an unending journey aboard the ice-breaking behemoth Snowpiercer perpetually circling the frozen globe, are penned by a different writer, Benjamin Legrand.  Legrand continued the series when the original writer, Jaques Lob, passed away in 1990. 

Some of the most treasured books I own are the magnificent, over-sized hardcovers from Titan Books.  I added another gem to the collection recently with Garth Ennis Presents - Battle Classics.  Ennis is one of my favorite writers in comics today.  From Preacher and Punisher to Hellblazer and The Boys, Ennis’ razor-sharp wit, raunchy humor, and profoundly relatable characters have led me to trust him as a writer like few others working today.  Well, I put my trust in him again, and, as usual, I was delighted and enlightened. (Delightened?)

Titan Books has released a new Tank Girl punk rock epic from Alan Martin and artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell that will hit you over the head, steal your $19.99, and take you out for beers and bangers before jettisoning you off into a raunchy, foul-mouthed, drug-fueled, Innerspace-style adventure into Booga’s bollock . . . yep . . . past his brain and out again, temporarily saving his life but releasing a violent and vengeful Anti-Tank Girl, who, along with her pals Anti-Jet Girl, Anti-Booga, and Anti-Barney, chase our heroes to the edge of the earth, forcing them into a to-the-death battle of wits and giant machines that form larger, giant machines, all while trying to revive a slowly and mysteriously dying Booga in the sexy, new hardcover Solid State Tank Girl.

Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape is the graphic novel from writer Jacques Lob and artist Jean-Marc Rochette, originally published in France in 1984.  For its first ever English translation and in honor of the upcoming Weinstein Company movie adaptation starring Chris Evans, Titan Books has published the story in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover edition.  I must say I was skeptical about the story at first, having watched the film trailer, which looked like some hack writer said, “Let’s do a post-apocalyptic thriller . . . on a train!  Flipping through the graphic novel offered some consolation, however, with a stunning design typical of Titan Books and Rochette’s stark, black-and-white and, frankly, haunting art.  The story itself was still unproven, but if you could judge the book by its cover - in this case a massive, speeding bullet train plowing through a desolate tundra, bearing down on the reader - well . . . let’s just say, I was on board.

At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Christopher Gorham about his work as The Flash in Justice League: War and what his fantasy superpower would be.

At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with producer James Tucker about his work on Justice League: War, bringing the New 52 to DC Animated, and more.

At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Steve Blum about his work on Justice League: War and his rumored connection to Star Wars: Rebels.

At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) about his work on Justice League: War, his hope to portray the live-action version of the character, and more.

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