I CON't believe it! It's another CON interview by our intrepid Fanboy Comics reporter, J.C. Ciesielski!
This time it's with the lovely ladies of Exist+Trace, a Japanese Visual Kei band that will rock out not just your ears, but your eyes, as well. Be sure to check out their website at www.exist-trace.com. This interview took place at the 2012 Tekkoshocon Japanese Music and Anime convention in Pittsburgh, PA, land of bridges and pierogies. And now, on with the show! Domo!
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Artist/writer Jim Mahfood, aka Food One, talks with Fanboy Comics about Los Angeles Ink Stains published by Image Comics. Releasing June 20th, Ink Stains is the first printed edition collection of Jim Mahfood's autobiographical webcomic. The graphic memoir gives readers an insider's POV to the underground/lowbrow art scene unique to LA, and tells the story of one artistic hustler's rise to the middle. As emergent writer/performer Herbert Russell aptly states in the book's 6-page intro, "Ink Stains is bottomless baskets of adrenaline nachos shot through a peristaltic wave of hedonism, neurosis, and gonzo documentary."
Dear DC Comics:
I just wanted to let you know I am very disappointed. Last year, around this time, you announced your New 52 initiative. There was worry, speculation, anger, but mostly you got what you wanted: everyone was talking about DC Comics. Then, we started to get images, announcements of creative teams, and first covers, and an ice cold ball of dread started to form in the pit of my stomach. You see there was something sorely lacking. Something that had been lacking in comics for years, that I had hoped you would finally address.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
Thunderbolts is one of those titles that is always good when I read it, and I always drop off at some point for some unknown Bermuda Trianglesque reason. Luckily, Thunderbolts has a history of re-inventing itself in fun and interesting ways, perhaps intentionally to bring back readers to the title. They must be doing something right; numbered at #175 is unprecedented with rampant revisions and renumbering ruling the day.
I should say here that I was a huge fan of the b@$tard child of Marvel's Civil War, Dark Avengers. I was sorely disappointed when it was canceled after only 18 issues. So, now it appears the latest Thunderbolts makeover comes in the form of a melding with the Dark Avengers concept. Color me intrigued. I was initially drawn in by the beautiful cover by Mike Deidato, Jr. (That man can draw!) The cover did not prepare me for the surprise I was in for.
The FBC crew discuss their feelings on Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi thriller, Prometheus, the creatures on LV-223, the performances of the actors, the motivations of specific characters, and more! Enjoy an audio commentary on the film by FBC staffers Bryant Dillon, Sam Rhodes, Barbra Dillon, Drew Siragusa, and Contributor Tony Caballero.
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The following is an interview with Brian Bielawski, co-founder of Gam3rCon, a week-long convention of gaming and gaming-related entertainment in downtown San Diego that runs concurrently with Comic-Con. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Bielawski about what gamers can expect from the third year of the convention, how fans can get involved with the geek art show, and why Saint's Row brought inspiration for Gam3rCon.
This interview was conducted on May 31, 2012.
As soon as I read White Devil #1, my mind went directly to a section of the song "Frank's Wild Years" by Tom Waits. "Drove home, doused everything in the house, torched it. Parked across the street laughing, watching it burn, all Halloween orange and chimney red." But, in reverse. More so, the story of not necessarily settling in a place of complacency, but being born to it. Rather than looking towards relocation in a geographical sense, it's a mental, if not spiritual, one. I don't throw out major spoilers (unless they're in the fridge), but I'll say this. It had me from page one. Authors Matt Evans and Andrew Helinski weave together, with the art work of Nate Burns, the opening of a tale I'd be interested in seeing the rest of.
Baltimore: The Curse Bells Volume 2 blends the Gothic horror of Bram Stoker's Dracula with the fantastical supernatural stories of the modern day. Taking place in the years following World War I where a man named Lord Henry Baltimore is hunting the vampire Haigus who not only maimed Baltimore, but killed his family. During his quest for vengeance, Baltimore stumbles across many different evils and, being one of the few with a knowledge about how to fight them (and being armed to the teeth), he takes care of these monsters before picking up Haigus' trail again.
Fanboy Comics recently received information from a reliable inside source regarding the future of Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man films. Though it has not yet been confirmed, we have learned that Marc Webb, the un-ironically named director of The Amazing Spider-Man slated for release this summer, will not be returning to direct any more Spider-Man movies. It is still a rumor, so take this info with a grain of salt, but if true, it is very interesting, indeed.
The Fanboy Comics Staff congratulates artist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy for the release of his new bio comic, Fame: One Direction, from Bluewater Productions! The ever-talented Mr. Troy lends his writing skills to Bluewater's biography comic series, highlighting the rise to stardom of the British/Irish boy band One Direction.
Don't miss your chance to purchase a copy of Fame: One Direction, as these issues tend to go fast! Pre-order your copy today by clicking here.
For further details regarding the bio comic, its release, and Michael Fitzgerald Troy's involvement, please see Bluewater's full press release, below.