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At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, creator Stan Sakai talks with Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes about his work on Usagi Yojimbo, what it was like to switch things up with 47 Ronin, and more.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, artist Georges Jeanty talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about the final issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, his upcoming work at DC Comics, and more.

“Major, I don’t have to tell you. I’ve heard your opinion of this government. Government! They can’t even agree it is a government, so they call it provisional. It’s just another word for powerless.”
     -- Minister Jaro Essa


I separate genres into two distinct categories. The first are those intended to evoke mood: drama; horror; comedy; and so on.  The second are those more predicated on trappings: science fiction; fantasy; noir; and the list really goes on and on. While it would be easy to dismiss certain genres as amounting only to their window dressing (Westerns, in particular, seem to fall victim to this.), there is always something deeper that turns even the most specific genre into a richer experience. It’s tempting to turn this entire review into a discussion on genre, but the single point I want to bring up is how freeing it is to work in one of the “trapping genres.” Take fantasy, for example. As long as you have swords, and possibly magic and dragons, you can tell any sort of story you want. A tragic love affair between a knight and an elven princess? That’s a romance. Some suburban twits stumbling into a subterranean tomb filled with undead monsters? That’s horror. A bitter, drunken speech at a birthday party? Comedy. And, all three happen in The Fellowship of the Ring.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about the company's most important Comic-Con announcements, its role in supporting diversity in comics, and more.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, writer Siike Donnelly and artist Eric Ninaltowski talk with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about the epic story behind their new comic, Monomyth, what to expect from the upcoming second issue, and more.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, director Des Doyle of Showrunners: A Documentary Film talks with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about the focus of the film, the impressive list of creators interviewed, and more.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, voice actor Troy Baker (The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about his version of The Joker, what is different for the character this time around, and more.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, comic book icon Dave McKean (Cages, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth) talks with Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes about Pictures That Tick, his creative process, and more.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, comic book legend Walt Simonson (Thor, Alien: The Illustrated Story) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about working with Frank Miller, the difficulty of drawing Terminators as opposed to RoboCop, and more.

“What you did today, Major, was declare war on Cardassia. Thankfully, they declined the invitation.”
    -- Minister Jaro Essa


With the commencement of the second season, Michael Piller (still the guiding force until Voyager hit the air a year later and DS9 would be turned over to writer Ira Steven Behr), mandated that DS9 begin to distance itself from the other parts of the franchise. This started, ironically enough, by adapting a script originally written for TNG, about a reluctant Bajoran war hero. Behr, whose praises I will continue to sing, stripped out the sentimentality and gave us “The Homecoming,” the first episode of the second season, and the first of a DS9 three-parter that throws us bodily into the murky pool of Bajoran politics.

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