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“Too much spirit can be a dangerous thing. Tends to infect others.”
     -- Intendant Kira


One of the most difficult parts of writing fiction is conveying realistic movement when your characters are away. Villains -- well, good ones anyway -- aren’t just sitting on a throne in a room someplace, waiting for the heroes to show up and beat them in a swordfight. Villains have goals. In fact, villains tend to be the proactive ones, bucking the social order, while the heroes are the ones enforcing it, but that’s not really important right now. The point is that the world moves even when the heroes aren’t looking directly at it. It’s like Shrodinger’s Cat, but without the animal cruelty.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.


Welcome back, Wonder Fans, to another exciting edition of Wonder Woman Wednesday! If you thought I was going to run out of things to say about "Wondy," you've got another think coming. I could talk about Wonder Woman's eyelashes for hours. Hmm. Maybe next week.

“I can do anything I want. It is my mind.”
     -- Dr. Julian Bashir


I have an uneasy relationship with spoilers in this space. There are elaborate rules to navigate the revealing of spoilers in our current culture of extreme interconnectiveness. It’s considered bad form to instantly tweet crucial plot twists as a show is airing, for example, but when exactly it becomes okay to discuss in a public forum is very much a subject of intense debate. In this space, I’m never certain how many things I should spoil before they happen.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.


"She's got a body like an hour glass, but I can give it to you all the time." - Bang! Bang! -Jessie J.

According to Wikipedia, the term "bombshell" is a forerunner to the term "sex symbol" and was originally used to describe popular female sex icons. In modern usage, "bombshell" refers to a very attractive woman. The Online Etymology Dictionary by Douglas Harper has attested the usage of the term in this meaning since 1942, and in the meaning of "shattering or devastating thing or event" since 1860.

How fitting then that Sensation Comics #1 featuring Wonder Woman made its debut in 1942. I can't think of a bigger "bombshell" than The Princess of Themiscyria, can you? (Not that she's just a bombshell mind you, but it certainly doesn't look bad on one's resume.)

The following is an interview with Joel Silberman, the writer behind the sci-fi-based one-act play, "Human History," which is currently showing in Sci-Fest LA 2015 in Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Silberman about the path that led him to writing, his inspiration for "Human History," working with the talented cast and crew, and the impact of science fiction on our culture!

The following is an interview with Ann Hurd, the producer of Theatre Unleashed's one-act play festival, Passages, which is currently running at The Belfry Stage (Upstairs) in North Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hurd about the return of the one-act festival to the TU 2015 lineup, the focus of this year's show, the cast and crew's creative process, and how you can get tickets!

Hello, listeners!

In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new, 6-issue comic book series from BOOM! Studios' Archaia imprint called Hacktivist Volume 2 which is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Hactivist Volume 1. Hacktivist is a series that follows two social media entrepreneurs who secretly use their new program to organize and support freedom fighters in Tunisia and find themselves in a pickle between the United States Intelligence agencies and a hard place. The first series, an intelligent and challenging look at our world, was one of my favorite series of 2014, so I had to get in touch with the writers, Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, to discuss what they have in store for Volume 2. Listen as we discuss their vision for this contemporary thriller, their extensive research process, and the importance of creating art that challenges readers and asks the tough questions.

“I hate temporal mechanics.”
     -- O’Briens, past and future


A franchise is exactly as versatile as fans will tolerate. Take James Bond, for example. He’s taken on several markers over the years, from espionage for Her Majesty, to special gadgets, to proto-supervillains, to bevies of beautiful women, and everyone has a weird name. At times, the formula deviates, with Bond out for revenge or in outer space, and, predictably, a certain portion of the fandom rebels. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with either embracing or rejecting a change in genre; the franchise that exists in each of our minds exists only there. We have rules those running it could not know and can’t possibly obey, since they’re bound to contradict one another.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.


DC Comics is in the midst of a company-wide event called "Convergence" which promises (ad nauseam) to turn DC's continuity on its collective ear and start a new direction for its line of characters. Again.

SPOILERS BELOW (if you been living in The Batcave all week)

The following is an interview with Belinda Sallin, director of the upcoming documentary, Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Sallin about the intriguing artist behind Ridley Scott's Alien, her expectations before filming began, why Giger's artwork connects with so many, and much more!

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