At the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2013, Fanboy Comics Contributor Steven W. Alloway interviews actress Rebecca Mader about her stage performance in The Third Date, her time on Lost, and her next super secret sci-fi project.

Known for its extensive catalog of biographical titles, Bluewater Productions returns with its latest comic book, Political Power: Anderson Cooper.  Telling the illustrated story of the political journalist are writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy and artist Jason Moser, with an alternate cover by David T. Cabrera (The Stonewall Riots).  The comic is part of Bluewater's Political Power series, which focuses on the more well known personalities within the political arena.

WTF!? I believe were my first thoughts when I heard about the new gender-bending cartoon that features a superheroine whose secret identity has a penis. The Hub has recently revealed its new superhero cartoon sensation in the form of SheZow!

At the 2013 Saturn Awards, actor Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Monster School) talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his love of sci-fi and fantasy roles, his favorite demonic role on Buffy, and more.

 

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


Whoever said, "The truth shall set you free," obviously didn't tell Paula Deen to never, ever say the N-word (Even the term "the N-word makes my skin crawl!) and then admit to it at a later date. When I was little my mom told me to never, ever use the N-word. Of course, she also told me to watch my money around black people. What can I tell you? Her grandparents were from Kentucky.

Dragon KingsThe following is an interview with Timothy Brown, game designer (2300AD, Dark Sun, End of Nations) and musician (Head East).  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with Brown about Dragon Kings, the all-new RGP world that he has created, and how he has envisioned this world not only through fiction and art, but through music, as well. 

This interview was conducted on June 29, 2013.

 

When I talked to my mom last week, I told her I hoped to see Man of Steel this weekend. She said, "You always did love Superman." And, I did. And, I do. It's hard to believe the last son of Krypton is 75. Harder still to believe the movie that made me fall in love with him is 30 odd years old.

Pathfinder GoblinsWelcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

Sometimes when you are a geek, there are these perfect moments when your favorite things crossover. If you’re anything like me, then you have always wanted to see your favorite games - RPGs, board games, video games - turned into comics. Last year, Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Publishing teamed up to bring us Jim Zub’s outstanding Pathfinder comic, exploring the world of Golarion from the perspective of its iconic heroes. With that success behind them, Paizo and Dynamite needed a follow-up that would be just as entertaining and exciting. For that, they turned to Adam Warren (Empowered) and Erik Mona (Publisher and CCO, Paizo) to bring Pathfinder’s most infamous villains to life in Pathfinder: Goblins! Adam and Erik were kind enough to answer some of my questions and tell us about their new book.

GLBTQ - MFTWe have gays in the military, gays wanting to get married . . . do we really need gays in comics? Of course, we do!

June is national Gay Pride Month, so happy pride, EVERYONE. And, let's take a look at the GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer, phew!) situation in comic books. Comic books have historically reflected current trends, politics, and issues. Sometimes to serve the story, sometimes to serve a purpose, and a lot of times simply for the fanfare. It makes sense that there is a large faction of GLBTQ comic fans. An outsider form of entertainment for an outsider subculture? The plight of the mutants in The X-Men forced to painfully co-exist in a society that shuns, if not fears and hates, them is an all too identifiable situation. When John Byrne introduced Northstar of Alpha Flight, he always intended him to be gay. Of course, things were different back then, and they had to pussyfoot around the issue. It wasn't until Issue #107 of Alpha Flight under a different writer that Northstar would scream and shout and let it all out that not only was he a mutant, he was homosexual (AND Canadian!). To Marvel Comics' discredit, Northstar was quickly ushered back into the closet after much negative feedback. It wasn't until years later, when gay rights become white hot and super trendy, that Marvel would reintroduce Northstar into their best-selling X-Men comic, give him a boyfriend, and a publicity-filled wedding. Too little, too late? Nah, it's better than nothing.

Judas MFTLet's face it. DC Comics' animated features kick major booty! (Wonder Woman was awesome! We need a Cheetah sequel, though!)  So, will the legendary "Judas Contract" storyline from Marv Wolfman and George Perez's New Teen Titans run be the next DC animated movie? If Jarrid Steel has anything to say about it.

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