Popular girl Ruby Kaye wins a pair of super-power granting glasses in a game of strip poker and becomes the superhero known as Geek-Girl, but there's a cost to super strength and flight, super klutziness! “With Great Glasses Comes . . . Great Klutziness . . .”
The premise behind Geek-Girl is a nice reverse of the Clark Kent idea of a hero wearing glasses when he's in his civilian identity. I really like the themes Johnson and Stone-Thompson are exploring with Ruby no longer fitting into her click as one of the “cool kids” and having to become comfortable with who she really is. Artist Sally Stone-Thompson has a manga-inspired black and white style which makes use of minimal setting to focus on the characters. Emotions are clearly displayed on characters' faces, which heightens the cartoon comedy of Ruby's klutziness and college drama.
Amazon Studios has decided to make a backdoor pilot for a movie, by releasing it as a free comic. The result, here, is Blackburn Burrow. The story is set during the tail end of the American Civil War, as Sherman is preparing his march through Georgia. Our story centers around a former officer of the Union Army named Mister. Yes, this book names its unnamed protagonist Mister.
At Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes chats with indie comic book creators Sebastian Kadlecik and John Bring of Penguins vs. Possums.
Penguins vs. Possums is an epic series that depicts the titular rivals in interspecies armageddon. Learn more at www.penguinsvspossums.com, and stay tuned for the creators' next comic book anthology, Crossover!
Previously in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Casey Jones came to the turtles after being beaten up during his father's latest intoxicated stint of violence. True to his aggressive idiom, Raphael sets out to find Casey's dad in order to prevent him from doing this again.
This may come as a surprise to you, dear reader, but I happen to be a huge Doctor Who fan. On the other hand, I have not been the biggest Star Trek fan. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy most of the movies and what episodes I have seen, but I have never been devoted enough to consider myself a Trekkie or Trekker. But, when I heard that IDW was doing a crossover between the two I said, “Make it so.”
It’s another double-sized, double-priced Transformers adventure, following on the heels of the annual of Robots in Disguise’s sister series, More than Meets the Eye, which hit a few weeks back. If you are going to read both annuals, More than Meets the Eye’s technically comes first, but it is not required reading if you are on the fence or just not following that series. Likewise, readers of More than Meets the Eye will find some background in this annual relevant to recent plotlines in that series.
At Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks fan-to-fan with Robert Samo, founder of FanboyNation!
Started by print journalist Professor R.C. Samo and I.T. aficionado Donavin Sulser, the vision of FanboyNation Magazine was to bring readers traditional journalistic integrity, which has been lacking in the geek chic community. Find out more by visiting www.fanboynation.com.
Jim Zub’s Skullkickers is an amazing concept. He has created two characters that do everything you are never supposed to do in a fantasy roleplaying game. His characters brutally kill anything in their path, never ask why they’re doing it, and are always terribly drunk while doing it. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe that is the way you should play a roleplaying game. Zub has done such a good job establishing his characters that every once in a while, he takes a month off from crafting amazing Skullkickers tales and let’s some of the best talent in the industry play in his crazy fantasy world. This is how we get Tavern Tales.
At Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes talks with actors James Duval (Independence Day, SLC Punk!) and Andy Mackenzie (True Blood, Shoot 'Em Up) about their roles in the upcoming revenge thriller, Sushi Girl!
After the end of the Hundred Years War, rebuilding begins for all of the nations, but a new conflict breaks out surrounding the Fire Nation Colonies in the Earth Kingdom, which are really a blend of both peoples and cultures. The Earth Kingdom wants the colonies rightfully restored to them, the Fire Nation believes they should remain under their protection, and the colonies themselves just want to keep their community together.