At WonderCon 2015, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes talks with writer Heath Corson about his work on Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, writing for an all-ages audience, and more.
The following is an interview with Lizzie Kaye, the newest graphic novel editor of the Titan Comics editorial team. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kaye about her transition to Titan, her ambitious plans for the company's upcoming slate of titles, and what readers can anticipate in the coming year!
The following is an interview with Jeff Hardy, the founder of F84 Games and the creator behind the new video game app, Stan Lee's Hero Command. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hardy about the premise of the new game, his creative partnership with Stan Lee, what fans can anticipate form the gameplay, and more!
At WonderCon 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with Andrew Deutsch and Christy Black of Nerdstrong Gym about their WonderCon panel, the philosophy behind Nerdstrong, and more.
“Having seen a little of the 21st Century, there is one thing I don’t understand. How could they have let things get so bad?”
“That’s a good question. I wish I had an answer.”
-- Bashir and Sisko
I’ve said time and again that much of sci-fi, and DS9 in particular, uses the far-future format to explore many different genres. Well, you probably never guessed that would include a Dog Day Afternoon-style hostage drama with Sisko and Bashir in the roles of Al Pacino and John Cazale. That’s exactly what Part 2 of “Past Tense” turns into.
The following is an interview with best-selling comic book writer Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, Star Wars), who is the author of the upcoming comic book series, Rebels, from Dark Horse Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wood about the inspiration and reasoning for placing the series within the American Revolution, the significance of the story's protagonist, his creative process in working with artist Andrea Mutti, and the correlations between the political climate - then and now!
The following is an interview with Jeffrey J. Mariotte, author of the recently released novel, Empty Rooms, as well as a number of novels and comics books based on such properties as Angel, Charmed, and 30 Days of Night. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Guest Contributor Angie Martin chats with Mariotte about his influences in writing, his history in working with Image Comics and IDW Publishing, and where the development of novels and comic books differ for him as a writer!
“It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Are humans really any different than Cardassians or Romulans? If push comes to shove, if something disastrous happens to the Federation, if we are frightened enough, or desperate enough, how would we react? Would we stay true to our ideals or would we just stay here, right back where we started?”
“I don’t know. But, as a Starfleet officer, it’s my job to make sure we never have to find out.”
-- Bashir and Sisko
The biggest danger when writing speculative fiction is that you will be dramatically, hilariously wrong. Science fiction is littered with stories that seemed like a good idea at the time, but in a few yeas become the sorts of things that one racist uncle of yours might post on Facebook as the One Cause of Society’s Destruction. Just have a look at some of the internet panic movies of the ‘90s for recent examples. Most SF authors -- myself included -- will set stories in the far future as a way to avoid this problem. Occasionally, though, a writer will want to do something in the near future, knowing full well that once 1997 happens and Skynet doesn’t blow up the world, they’re going to feel a little silly.
The following is an interview with Vince Brusio, writer of the comic book series, Pussycats, and President of publisher E-Comix, regarding the upcoming release of the series' second issue. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brusio about what readers can expect as the series continues, reader response to the initial release, and and how readers can learn more about Pussycats and pre-order upcoming issues!
The following is an interview with writer Montynero (Vertigo Cyan, The Amazing X-Men Annual #1) regarding the upcoming release of his new spinoff series, Death Sentence: London, from Titan Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Montynero about what led to the series, following last year's release of the Death Sentence trade paperback, his work with new artist Martin Simmonds, and what readers can anticipate from the continuing story!