Well, Angel #0 is pretty much a surprise, with BOOM! Studios keeping things under wraps until about a week ago with their announcement. For readers of BOOM!’s Buffy reboot, you’d probably have caught sight of a particularly familiar handsome face peeking at the action in the last panel of Buffy #4. And that’s really how Angel #0 starts out, with the last few moments of Buffy #4 being seen from Angel’s perspective and his thoughts about how his past has led to his present state. If you’re concerned that Angel’s reboot has been scrubbed of Catholic guilt and self-flagellation, you really shouldn’t worry; once a brooder, always a frownier brooder.
The following is an interview with comic book creator René Pfitzner on the launch of his graphic novel, Sneaky Goblins. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Pfitzner about the inspiration behind the project, how he balances both the writing and illustrative duties, what he hopes that readers will take away from the project, and more!
At WonderCon 2019, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with actor Andrew Kishino (Batman: The Killing Joke, The Spectacular Spider-Man) about his work on Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, portraying the iconic villain of The Shredder, and more.
At WonderCon 2019, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with director Jake Castorena (The Death of Superman, Beware the Batman) about his work on Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the potential for a Batman vs. Predator animated film, and more.
At WonderCon 2019, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with YouTube and Instagram content creator Chris Villain about his creative process, being a participant on the "It’s Alive!: Designing Sci-Fi, Horror, and Mystery TV and Video Games" panel, and more.
“Between the Panels” is a bi-weekly interview series focusing on comic book creators of all experience levels, seeking to examine not just what each individual creates, but how they go about creating it.
The Second Golden Age of Television has brought us great serialized entertainment, but there will always be a special place for fantastic standalone episodes. This week's episode of American Gods, “Donar the Great,” demonstrates their importance. Adapting American Gods into a TV show allows for the source material's mythology to expand and develop concepts that are only touched on in the book. Thor's story is briefly mentioned in the book, but what was originally a few passing lines now takes on a whole new meaning. I expect nothing less from an episode directed by Rachel Talalay.
It would appear that we’re at the end of the first arc, and all signs seem to point to a ratcheting up of the ante. For one, the final main cover is actually slightly different from the solicited version, which hints at some degree of secrecy on BOOM!’s part. For another, I’ll note that the entire final page of the advance review copy I received was redacted, so it really seems that BOOM! wants everyone to be surprised when the issue drops this Wednesday. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the most recent Buffyverse news, there will be a surprise book that you’ll want to pick up on Wednesday, as well. (Hint: He’s a big Buffyverse fan favorite, and methinks the redacted page is also meant to hide his backdoor reentry into this rebooted series.)
Black Badge #8 was a body slam to the soul. The most unexpected thing that could have happened did, and it was far more upsetting than I could have imagined it would be. It sat with me for a couple weeks. Why? Because Black Badge is not lazy storytelling. That’s probably the best compliment I could give to a creative team.
Little Bird was a comic book series I didn’t know I needed, and yet, there it was. A true artistic vision of a strange, yet familiar, world in comic book form. An experience that seemed to draw upon my love of Alejandro Jodorowsky and other surrealists like him.