“Tell me, do they still sing songs of the Great Tribble Hunt?”
-- Constable Odo
DS9’s fandom is often characterized by our defensiveness. It’s because our favorite corner of the Trek universe generally gets ridiculed, with it taken as a given that TOS, TNG, and in some extreme cases even Voyager, are somehow superior. While the vast majority of DS9’s run was dismissed as “that show where they never go anywhere,” one hour was recognized, even as it aired, as great. This one.
As you may or may not know - considering the seeming lack of hype - it's Black History Month. This being Wonder Woman Wednesday, you don't have to dig deep for a fitting Wonder Woman tie-in to the theme of Black History. You read that right.
If you’ve never been to a burlesque show before, you might not know what to expect. The most common understanding is that it’s a bunch of women taking off their clothes. Well, the ladies of Zip Productions will be the first to tell you—and show you—that there’s much, much more to it than that. First and foremost, burlesque is an art form, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a show like O’ Say Can You Tease.
The following is an interview with comic book editor and writer Kwanza Osajyefo (DC Comics Digital) regarding thelaunch of his Kickstarter campaign for the graphic novel, Black. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Osajyefo about his inspiration for the project, the collaborative nature of the graphic novel with creators Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, Khary Randolph, and Sarah Litt how readers can learn about the Kickstarter rewards, and more!
The following is an interview with comic book creator and editor Adam Prosser (Lemuria) regarding the release of the comic book anthology, Strange Romance. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Prosser about his inspiration for initiating the collection of genre love stories, his collaboration with a variety of talented writers and artists, the plans for the next collection, and more!
“Strange, these corporeal bodies of yours. So fragile. Burst even a tiny blood vessel in the brain and every memory, every passionate emotion, gone forever.”
-- The Pah-wraith
It’s been nearly twenty years and I still don’t know what I think of the pah-wraiths. DS9’s attempt to add demons into the mix has never quite sat comfortably with me. The hard SF fan in me wants things to make sense in a non-supernatural way. The thing is, a) what am I doing watching Star Trek then, and b) the pah-wraiths do make sense in a non-supernatural way. They have the feel of the paranormal to them, and despite that being an element of Trek from the very beginning, it always makes my skin crawl as I imagine myself defending it to a skeptic.
"You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" - Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men
The line is oft repeated and classic cinema for sure, but does one take the time to ponder the parameters of said statement? Was this more telling than we believe? More prophetic than we care to admit? As a society, can we handle the truth?
Here at Fanboy Comics, we love supporting creators of all forms. Comics, novels, theatre, webseries, cosplay - all of these mediums of creativity deserve their moment in the spotlight, as each requires an exorbitant amount of hard work and dedication to bring the respective project to life! Today, Fanboy Comics is excited to feature the game Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment which recently launched on Kickstarter, and I encourage you to take an early look, as it's bound to be a huge hit! The creators of the game, Ariel Rubin and Juliana Patel, were very kind to provide a few Fanboy Comics staffers with the opportunity to play test the game, and they also chatted with me regarding the concept of the game, the cool backer rewards available, and more!
At the Batman: Bad Blood premiere, director Jay Oliva (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Assault on Arkham) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about what makes Bad Blood stand out from the rest of the DC Animated films, building the Bat Family, and more.
At the Batman: Bad Blood premiere, actor Gaius Charles (Grey's Anatomy, The Stanford Prison Experiment) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about taking on the role of Batwing, his character's impressive tech, and more.