“There’s no stigma attached to success.”
-- Dr. Julian Bashir
I’m guessing about 90% of people reading this know what retcon is, but since the remaining 10% don’t and are my mother, I’ll go ahead and explain. Retcon is an adorable abbreviation of Retroactive Continuity, which is a phenomenon found in long-form fiction and most prevalent in comic books. Essentially, something is revealed about a character or situation, and whatever this change is, has been true all along. For example, when Magneto was introduced, he wasn’t a Holocaust survivor, but later writers have made him such and it’s now an indelible element of his character.
Welcome, fellow Amazons! As everyone knows, DC Comics' company-redefining event, "Rebirth," begins this summer. One of the most highly anticipated books getting the "Rebirth" treatment is everyone's favorite Amazon Princess, Wonder Woman.
The following is an interview with Alexis Jones and Andrew Eldredge, performers in Los Angeles' premier clown troupe, Four Clowns, regarding the world premiere production of Lunatics & Actors by David Bridel. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Jones and Eldredge about their involvement with Four Clowns, what audiences should anticipate from the show, the ins and outs of their creative process, and more!
The following is an interview with Aaron Hendry, the co-Artistic Director of Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble and the playwright and director of the play, The Superhero and His Charming Wife. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Hendry about the inspiration for the play, balancing multiple roles within a production, why The Superhero will resonate with today's audiences, and more!
“Five years ago, no one had ever heard of Bajor or Deep Space Nine and now all our hopes rest here.”
-- Chancellor Gowron
Occasionally, the writers will not have the same opinion of an episode I do. They were slightly disappointed in this two-parter, which I have said, is my favorite episode(s) of Season 5. Their problem was the pacing which arguably is the “problem” with the two-parter in Season 3 this is something of an unofficial sequel to. The first part is much slower, setting up the dominoes, while the second part moves like a giant rock trying to turn Indiana Jones into a handsome pancake.
When I was little, I was a huge Muppets fan (and still am). I think Wonder Woman may have been the only thing I liked just a little bit more. Imagine my delight when Lynda Carter/Wonder Woman was the celebrity guest on an episode of The Muppet Show dedicated to superheroes.
The following is an interview with Mike Schneider, one of the creative minds behind the Octal, an inventive, new publishing tool that collects and curates comic book pitch packets into catalog form. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Schneider about the impetus for Octal, how creators and publishers may get involved in the creative process, why Octal is so vital to the comic book industry, and more!
“Sentiment is the greatest weakness of all.”
-- Elim Garak
From the writers’ perspective, the story of the fifth season has been getting DS9 back on track. The fourth season was designed to bring in new viewers, and it did that by becoming more like other Trek installments, pushing the Dominion into the background in favor of the more recognizable Klingons. At this point, the brass was well and truly concentrating on Voyager, either pleased with the increased viewership of their odd stationary offspring, or resigned to the modest audience they already had. When I watched DS9 for the first time, week-to-week, I could not have been more happy that we were back to the good stuff. Especially because they decided to kick off the Dominion War in a two-parter, that a) prominently featured my favorite character and b) was a direct sequel to my favorite episode(s) of season 3.
Hola! Greetings, fellow Amazons! I hope you're ready. We have a real treat for you this week! An interview with Wonder Woman: Earth One artist Yanick Paquette. He graciously agreed to a phone interview with me last Friday while he cooked dinner. (I'm still kicking myself for not asking him what he was preparing.)
The following is an interview with Kiff Scholl, director of the play, Weapons, which will premiere at The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Scholl about what enticed him to take on the project, his work with playwright Chris Collins, where theatregoers can find tickets to the performance, and more!