“Too many people dream of places they’ll never go, wish for things they’ll never have, instead of paying adequate attention to their real lives.”
-- Constable Odo
I’m going to level with you guys here. This is a tough one to write about. Not just because it’s bad, but because it’s bad in precisely the ways I’ve previously complained about in Season One’s other lowlights. It feels like a terrible episode of TNG. The characters have yet to come to life. It’s so very, very silly in that way only bad Star Trek can be. But, when picked apart, the episode actually does have some fascinating territory to cover.
The following is an interview with writer Monty Nero (Vertigo Cyan, The Amazing X-Men Annual #1) regarding the collection of his hit comic book series, Death Sentence, which is being released by Titan Books in comic book shops on June 25. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Nero about his initial inspiration for the series that turns the superhero genre on its head, his collaboration with artist Mike Dowling, and the comparisons between his experiences as both a writer and an artist!
The creators behind Penguins vs. Possums: Volume One and the Fanboy Comics staff discuss whether readers tend to side with the penguins or the possums, and they also "choose a side" themselves.
“You know what the Cardassians were like. What weapons they had. We didn’t stand a chance against them!”
“How’d you beat ‘em then?”
--Kira and Mullibok
When people say they hate DS9, I’m pretty sure they’re talking about this episode. That’s not to say it’s bad; on the contrary, it has some nice character work for Nana Visitor’s Major Kira and a great guest turn by Brian Keith as cranky Bajoran farmer Mullibok. It just exemplifies everything that people complain about whenever DS9 comes up in conversation. It’s slow. They don’t go anywhere. Bajorans are annoying. Sometimes, I think that the people who dislike DS9 (also known as “The Factually Incorrect”) have only ever seen this episode. That would be like judging the entirety of TNG on “The Royale.”
The following is an interview with writer/director Tom Hammock, who will soon be premiering his new film, The Well, at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 12, 2014. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hammock about the post-apocalyptic tale, his transition from comic book and screenwriter to director, his upcoming graphic novel, and more!
This interview was conducted on Monday, June 9, 2014.
The following is an interview with actress Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), who will soon be portraying "The Mother" in the upcoming film The Chair. The creators behind the film recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the film, with the hopes of bringing the graphic novel adaptation to the big screen. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Christina Brookman chats with Grossman about what initially intrigued her about the project, the challenges (and benefits) of working on a character that requires heavy prosthetic make-up, and why readers should support the Kickstarter campaign for The Chair!
The following is an interview with actor/writer Paul Pakler, who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for his short film, "Living Room." In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Pakler (who may or may not be her older brother) about his inspiration for the film, the talented individuals involved with the creative process, why Midnight Madness is the standard for all films to live up to, and how you can make "Living Room" a reality!
The following is an interview with writer Gavin Hignight (Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Freak Table) and artist James Emmett (Ex Occultus: Seal of Solomon), the creative team behind the sci-fi web comic The Concrete World, which is nearing its 200th released page. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hignight and Emmett about the initial inspiration for the web comic, the process of compiling the creative team, the upcoming plans for the story's final act, and the other projects on which they are currently working!
The creators behind Penguins vs. Possums: Volume One discuss the differences between the two species, as well as the main characters of the comic.