The following is an interview with Aron Warner, Academy Award winner and creator of the upcoming comic book series, Pariah. In the following interview, Warner discusses Pariah's release at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, his upcoming film project with James Cameron and Cirque du Soleil, and his adaptation of the comic, Beasts of Burden.
This interview was conducted on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
From time to time, Fanboy Comics will promote different projects that we do not directly produce or publish. (Although, we wish that we did!) As a sign of our support and approval, you can find these selections under the FBC ApprovedTM section of our website. Please understand that, no matter how badly we would love to take credit, these works have been independently created and produced by the talented people attached to them.
In this spirit, Fanboy Comics announces its promotion of Batman of Suburbia, a web series from writer/director Doug Bass that shows the Dark Knight like you've never seen him before. When the guy who plays Batman outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre decides that his life needs more meaning, he dawns the black cape in everyday society to fight the injustices of the world. This hysterical series will keep you laughing well past the release of The Dark Knight Rises.
Batman of Suburbia, A Web Series.
Batman is about to take on his biggest challenge yet... Suburbia.
Episode #1: The guy who plays Batman at the Chinese Theater decides to actually become Batman in everyday society.
Starring: Doug Bass as Batman of Suburbia
Written, Directed, and Edited by: Doug Bass
Produced by: Barbra (Pakler) Dillon
Executive Produced by: Doug Bass, Bryant Dillon, Jorge Jazan, Jeff Larson, and Tony Newsom
Cinematography by: Jeff Larson
Sound and Mixing by: Jeremy Azevedo
Catch a new episode of Batman of Suburbia on the Fanboy Comics website every Tuesday!
This was initially supposed to be a review. Well, I’m sorry, but it will be nothing of the sort.
In general, while I am appreciative of the past, I have no patience for old video games. I loathe health pickups in a shooter, I can’t stand half-hour cut-scenes, and I hate random battles. These conventions were something we dealt with in video games for time untold, and, often, for good reason. Health pickups limited the amount of health available in a certain level, which increased the difficulty and stretched the length of a game. In the era where graphics weren’t great, cut scenes were a graphical reward for an accomplishment such as beating a difficult boss. Honestly, I never understood random battles. The inclusion of these tropes in a game today sometimes, but not often, adds to the experience. Well, not the cut scenes. I’m looking at you, Metal Gear Solid 4. While I do have an appreciation for the games that came before, I have little desire to play them again, with one exception.
The End. A Web Series.
The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)
Catch a new episode on the Fanboy Comics website every Friday!
Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery
Directed by Peter Harmon
Written by Bryan Mayer
Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff
Edited by Jason Marsh
Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker
Produced by Bryan Mayer
Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh
Another Sundance movie sure to make an impact this year is Martha Marcy May Marlene, a taut thriller that tip toes into darkness with bone-chilling results. The film follows Martha, a broken young woman, during her first crucial weeks away from an abusive cult. Sean Durkin’s purposeful direction paints a near-perfect portrait of paranoia and fear while Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House) breaks away from her twin sisters’ joint shadow in a powerful performance as the damaged Martha. The film slips gracefully between past and present, forming a mosaic of questions on family, love, loyalty, and independence, and it is this masterful hold on time and space that creates the dream, or nightmare, that is Martha Marcy May Marlene.
The film opens inside the quiet farmhouse that houses the cult members. Martha creeps past sleeping bodies and out of her home with nothing but a backpack. As soon as she passes the front door threshold, she takes off into the woods, but her flight does not go unnoticed. From the moment Martha shutters the word “hi” into a payphone, asking her sister for help, it is obvious that she is anything but a free woman. Martha’s sister (Sarah Paulson, What Women Want, Deadwood) and wealthy husband (Hugh Dancy, Ella Enchanted, King Arthur) are unprepared to rehabilitate this mysteriously damaged girl. Her only explanation to her sister makes some sense: she had a boyfriend (Brady Corbet, Thirteen), he lied to her, they broke up. Her actions, however, expose her lack of understanding of social norms and interpersonal relationships. Her identity and sense of womanhood have been inexplicably altered.
July 6, 2011
The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day! Every year on July 6th, be sure to show your webmaster how much you appreciate their infinite internet handiwork by treating them to lunch at the restaurant of their choice.
Webmasters (or webgoddesses, if you will) are the individuals that keep our websites in working order day in and day out. From the easiest fixes (Is your computer turned on?) to the most quixotic of errors (Did you try turning it off and then on again?), these highly intelligent individuals enable us to complete our online endeavors with ease. In order to ensure that your website continues to function as it was intended, the staff of Fanboy Comics suggests that you devote this day to lavishing your webmaster with a fabulous lunch and your immense gratitude.
We hope that webmasters everywhere will enjoy their special day to the fullest! (Robert J. Peterson, FBC webmaster extraordinaire, we salute you!)
You may know Alan Robert as the bassist and creative force behind the metal band Life of Agony, or maybe you caught his debut comic series Wire Hangers published by IDW. Now, IDW is teaming up with Robert once again to publish the comic mini-series Crawl to Me about a young family confronted by something horrific after moving into their secluded new home. Created, written, illustrated, and lettered by Alan Robert, this four-issue, mature-readers series aims to thrill and disturb you.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
It is not often that we bring you the latest in music news, but this juicy tidbit is just too good to pass up! The LA-based band Heart of Gold, www.heartofgoldonline.com, will be playing at the Fourteenth Annual Labyrinth of Jareth on Friday, July 1st, and the evening is not to be missed.
Fresh from their Midwest tour and the release of their first album, The Burning West, Heart of Gold is a band like no other. Established in 2006 by four amazingly talented musicians [Scott Emerson, Edward LaBarbera, Christopher Spilsbury, and Tiffany LaBarbera (Palmer)], the band fuses folk and rock to create a complex sound that is bursting with emotions. (By the way... did I mention that the H.O.G. members are hard-core comic book fans?!)
Heart of Gold is thrilled to be performing at The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball this year. The annual event consists of two amazing nights of elaborate costumes, shows, music, art, and sculpture within the Royal Court of Sypher. Their Masquerade is a mind blowing experience for costumers, artists, and fantasy lovers from all over. The venue is incredible with its magical blend of stories, music, and costumes.
Though often obscured by heavy make-up, actor Doug Jones creates moving portrayals of some of the creepiest and most physically demanding characters found in film and TV. At the 2011 Saturn Awards, he talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his favorite characters, his favorite movies, and where you can find him next!
Fanboy Comics will be posting all of its red carpet interviews and pictures for your viewing pleasure. Click here for the latest interviews!
You can also review a complete list of the 2011 Saturn Award winners.
Special thanks to Melanie Marquez and the team at M4PR for a fabulous event, and to Rebecca Lear for her still photography services!