“Spare the rod, spoil the child.”
-- Dr. Mora Pol
It was inevitable that DS9 should be more preoccupied with family than any other Trek property before or since. Familial relations are important, and the stationary setting and serialized elements guaranteed the writers would explore the family trees of their vast array of characters. Sisko’s relationship with Jake is central (though thankfully never overpowering) to the show, and Sisko’s father is a welcome, if infrequent, presence. Quark’s brother and nephew are nearly regulars, and even his mother reoccurs. Gul Dukat mentioned his family on Cardassia, and his half-Bajoran daughter is an important character. Kira’s family history will be explored in an upcoming (and crushing) episode. The O’Briens are the most realistic married couple on television. Eventually, we even get into consummate mystery man Garak’s family.
After much anticipation, after a lifetime of wishing to seen Wonder Woman on the silver screen, after much hype and hoopla . . . here is my review of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice:
The following is an interview with Beth Woodward, author of the recently released novel The Demon Within from California Coldblood Books (an imprint of Rare Bird Books). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Woodward about the inspiration for the story, its creative journey to becoming a novel, her plans for future installments in the series, and more!
At WonderCon 2016, Fanboy Comics' Michele Brittany talks with writer J.T. Krul about his new DC Comics sci-fi epic, Bloodlines, the "roots" and inspiration of the series, and more.
At WonderCon 2016, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon chats with Seth Laderman, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Comic-Con HQ, about the new subscription video-on-demand service, the exciting content it will offer fans, and more.
The following is an interview with Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O.!) regarding the upcoming April debut of his comic book series, Hyper Force Neo, through Z2 Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Williams about the inspiration for the all-ages comic, how he balances his creative talents with both writing and illustrating comics, why Z2 Comics is a great home for Hyper Force Neo, and more!
The following is an interview with Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) regarding the upcoming debut of his (and wife Sharlene's) ongoing comic book series, Dept. H, through Dark Horse Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kindt about his inspiration for the pulpy adventure series, his collaborative creative process, the transition from Mind MGMT to the new series, and more! Plus, be sure to check out the preview of Issue #1 below!
“He wanted to protect the innocent and separate the darkness from the light. But he didn’t realize the light only shines in the dark. And, sometimes, innocence is just an excuse for the guilty.”
-- Major Kira Nerys
As much as DS9 was, if not directly influential, certainly a harbinger for what television would become over the following decade, there is one thing it did that would never be done today: one of the main characters, the defining heroine, is a terrorist. While a show anchored by a terrorist is a natural fit in the era of the conflicted anti-hero, it’s pretty much impossible to imagine one getting such sympathetic treatment, and one being a woman. With very few exceptions (such as with the transcendent ‘80s spy show The Americans), morally questionable behavior is confined to male characters.
Friday sees the release of the highly anticipated Zack Snyder-directed film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Notably, the film will introduce Wonder Woman to DC's cinematic universe as portrayed by Gal Gadot.
The following is an interview with Sam Sattin (The Silent End, League of Somebodies) and award-winning artist Chris Koehler regarding the upcoming debut of their new comic, Legend, through Z2 Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Sattin and Koehler about their decision to move into the sequential art medium, how Legend easily maneuvers through multiple storytelling genres, why Z2 Comics makes the perfect home for the series, and more!