“You’re too late. We are everywhere.”
-- The Changeling
My favorite movie of all time is John Carpenter’s The Thing. Not Citizen Kane. Not Casablanca. Not The Shawshank Redemption or Pulp Fiction. That’s right, the film I love above all others is about a group of men trapped on Antarctica with a shapeshifting alien who looks like someone turned a meat locker inside out. At the time of its release, The Thing was dismissed with the same sneering distaste leveled upon modern horror subgenres like torture porn or found footage and using some of the same language. Over time, it has come to be recognized as belonging in the pinnacle of the genre, somehow melding the deep psychological question of how well you can know anyone with practical gore effects that still look incredible over three decades later.
By now, we've all seen trailer for Batman V Superman which was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. If you aren't one of the 23 million-plus views that happened over 2 days, consider yourself "spoiler" warned.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, writer Jim Krieg and Producer Brandon Vietti talk with Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes about working on LEGO Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom, the process of adapting super hero stories for LEGO, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, writer Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift) talks with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about working on Superman, his new project, Secret Coders, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, voice actor John Dimaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) talks with Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes about his work on Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, LEGO Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, writer Christos Gage (Buffy: Season 10, Angel & Faith) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about bringing Angel, Spike, and Buffy together once more, his experiences on Daredevil, and more.
The following is an interview with Megan Hayes (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Trent Ward (Over the Line Productions) of MegaTrent Comedy, a comedy duo that will soon be premiering their new show, Clam Bake Weenie Roast, at the Working Stage Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Dillon chats with Hayes and Ward about the impetus for forming their troupe, the talented performers who will be joining Clam Bake Weenie Roast, what audiences can anticipate from the show, and the myriad of upcoming projects in their future!
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi talks with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about the difficulties of traveling to Mars, the science behind The Martian, and more.
“What is a person but the sum of their memories?”
-- Lela Dax
Identity is a tricky thing. Even for someone like me, who has a pretty self-explanatory setup. When you’re young, you try on different personae, different obsessions, different cliques. And then, there’s the stuff that might not be okay in the culture of the time. There are a lot of things that determine both one’s identity as presented to the world, and one’s identity as a concept held internally, and how these two faces interact. Certainly, a large portion of identity comes from experiences, filtered through memory. The most terrifying aspect of that is just how unreliable memory is, meaning one of the largest things shaping who we are is a bunch of s--t our brains made up.
The following is an interview with Cuyle Carvin, a film, TV, and theatre actor who most recently appeared in the adaptation of Clive Barker's "The Departed" at Sci-Fest LA in Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Dillon chats with Carvin about the creative process in preparing for the sci-fi one-act, his affinity towards the sci-fi genre, the charity work in which he is involved, and where you will be able to see him on screen next!