Flee is the story of two down-on-their-luck guys given the chance to be heroes, and one of them just happens to be an alien. Rigby Pinkerton is a bug exterminator who unknowingly is about to become part of an interstellar war between two races, the Sect and the Krill, while Flick Fleebus, a failed Sect military cadet, is placed in the position of potential savior to his people. The two stories begin independently to their detriment, as Flick's story comes across as a dime a dozen sci-fi story and Rigby's life is terribly mundane, but when they intersect at the end of the first issue, it leads to some really memorable moments as the seemingly generic stories act as a vehicle for a rarely explored concept in sci-fi. I'd love to say more, but it's worth getting to the experience yourself.
Kyosuke Kousaka doesn't have a great relationship with his sister, Kirino. Besides the fact that he's 17 and she is 14, Kirino is the popular girl at school and is also academically and athletically gifted while Kyosuke's just . . . not. This all changes when Kyosuke stumbles across an anime DVD in their house and discovers it belongs to none other than Kirino. His successful sister is also an otaku! From there Kyosuke becomes Kirino's only confidant in her fandom, which she is too embarrassed to reveal to others. Wanting his sister to be happy (and so she doesn't keep forcing him to play her computer games), Kyosuke starts to look for other outlets for Kirino's fandom and tries to get her to not be embarrassed of the things she loves.
If you were a fan of the "choose your own adventure" books as a kid, Fanboy Comics knows of an indiegogo campaign that is sure to be right up your alley! Created by William Cannon and Matthew Woodward, (mis)adventure is described as "the story of two friends out for a night on the town in search of a good time . . . and selective amnesia." (mis)adventure will be a live-action web series and will provide viewers with a choice at the end of each chapter, where they can decide which path they would like the characters to take next.
"WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety Not Guaranteed. I have only done this once before."
So reads the classified ad underlying one of the more enjoyable experiences I had at the movies this summer. It's based on an actual event in 1997 wherewith free space, a writer for Backwoods Home Magazine was tasked by his editor to come up with fillers, so the classified page to the magazine wasn't riddled with white space.*
Items of such entertaining triviality rarely make interesting moving pictures. Off the top of my head, I can think of another Internet phenomenon that made for a questionable movie: Epic Beard Man became Bad A--. Danny Trejo in a fanny-pack? Pass. Mark Duplass as a neurotic grocery clerk who may or may not be a quantum physics-genius? I'm interested, but it'll have to be good.
Fury of Solace is an incredibly immersive, new series that combines a web series, live Twitter events, and a digital comic to tell a superhero story in an entirely new way. I recently sat down with Emmett Furey, the creator of Fury of Solace, to discuss his new form of storytelling and the future of his awesome series.
This interview was conducted on August 20, 2012.
School Daze is an RPG which takes high school and makes it fun. Think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee, Saved by the Bell, The Breakfast Club, Veronica Mars, etc. How many great TV shows and movies took the setting of high school and made it fun? Now, you can too!
I first talked about School Daze when it was in its Kickstarter phase back in March. The rules haven't changed since then, though creator Tracy Barnett has added a lot of fluff to the setting for the book's official release.
After the all-seeing eye of Lady Gaga discovered a copy of Michael Troy's comic book tribute Going Gaga! at San Diego Comic-Con, she tweeted, "So cool. Someone found this at Comic-Con. Can I buy it? Pleasssee!!!"
The tweet heard 'round the virtual world had little monsters clamoring to find a copy for Mother Monster and perhaps get their little paws on a copy of their own. The small indie comic immediately sold out and left everyone wanting more!
Fanboy Comics is here with another Kickstarter campaign worth a look! The Paranormals creator A. Diallo Jackson is looking for your help in producing a double-sized, 64-page issue of the third book in The Paranormals, which will conclude the first chapter of his story. The Paranormals is about one girl caught in the middle of the Real World and the Paranormal World, whose fate will determine which side will ultimately win. Is she the reincarnation of Christ or is she the Anti-Christ? Find out as she comes to realize her true destiny: to save the world, even if it means saving it from herself!
The following is an interview with Shiai Mata, the founder of SlayerLit, which is an online discussion forum for all forms of Joss Whedon-related literature and news. In this interview, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon talks with Mata about how SlayerLit began, the power of the Whedonverse fans, and whether Spike or Angel should be sacrificed in case of an apocalypse.
This interview was conducted on August 19, 2012.
Kent is an ongoing series from indie publisher Back Row Comics about a small town where strange, Twilight Zone-esque things occur. Revolution Aisle 9 is a one-shot special issue set in the town of Kent, and though it is not without faults, it is most definitely a unique book.