At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with actor Thomas Jane (The Punisher) and artist Tim Bradstreet (Vampire: The Masquerade) about their work with Raw Studios, the release of the Dark Country graphic novel, and what fans can expect from their Saturday panel at the convention.
With the popularity of YA dystopia literature like The Hunger Games taking the world by storm, the Fanboy Comics crew attended Hungry for Dystopia, a panel discussing what attracts today's authors to totalitarian futures, the inspirations behind dystopian themes, and the possible solutions offered within their stories. The panel featured authors Neal Shusterman (Unwind trilogy), Lissa Price (Starters), Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities), Michael Grant (BZRK), Daniel H. Wilson (Amped), Gennifer Albin (Crewel), and Marie Lu (Legend trilogy), and it was moderated by Anna North (America Pacifica).
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, leading animation studio Klasky Csupo provided Fanboy Comics with a sneak preview of their new digital slate for the upcoming year, and fans of their previous properties like Rugrats, Aaahh! Real Monsters, Rocket Power, and The Wild Thornberrys will be very excited by the eclectic group of projects. With 20 never-before-seen pilots, a digital comic book, and a multi-platform web series, Klasky Csupo has big things in the works for fans of all ages. Announcements regarding the digital properties and the studio's new digital division will be shared with Comic-Con fans at the company's 5:00 p.m. panel.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
San Diego Comic-Con has begun, and the FBC crew will be bringing you live coverage of the event all week long! In addition, our friends at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo have been planning a geektastic SDCC party, and we want to give you a chance to attend!
52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.
Unable to control the Justice League, the United Nations forms its own team of superheroes including Booster Gold, Guy Gardener, Vixen, Fire, Ice, Godiva, Rocket Red, and August General in Iron to serve as their superhuman defense force.
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The comic book event of the summer is nigh! Before Watchmen, the much-anticipated prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, will consist of seven limited series and an epilogue one-shot. Stay tuned, as the Fanboy Comics crew will be reviewing each title as it is released. Hurm.
Darwyn Cooke continues to tell the backstory of the Minutemen in Issue 2. Hands down, this is the best of the Before Watchmen books so far. Now that all of the pieces are in place, Cooke picks up the pace and sets his team in motion. He manages to pack a lot of story in this book. Showing us the team’s formation, their first mission, a team meeting, and some of the dark secrets the team is keeping. Man, are those secrets ever dark.
Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
Avenging Spider-Man #9
by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, and Edgar Delgado
The new and improved Captain Marvel flies onto the scene this week with a guest spot in Avenging Spider-Man, and if this issue is any indication, then next week’s premiere issue of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s new series is going to be one awesome, wild ride. This story continues the flirtatious friendship between Spidey and Carol Danvers that has been hinted at in previous stories and is packed with humor, action, and superheroics. Kelly Sue does a great job establishing Carol as a very unique hero. She’s fun, brash, and tough as nails. The Dodsons really deliver on the art and capture the fun side of being a superhero. Pick this book up and pick up Captain Marvel #1 next week.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
The cutest couple I know and the heart and soul of Fanboy Comics could only be cuter if they had their honeymoon at Comic-Con.
Oh, wait . . . they did! Happy Anniversa-Con, guys!
Satanic Hell from Zeno Telos Press may not be the best book for the Texan in your life, but for those that feel that a trip to the Lone Star state is the equivalent of entering an alien society, Satanic Hell is sure to confirm all of your worst fears. Building on a love for industrial metal, writer Grigoris Douros delivers a story about metal bands, persecution, and the horrors of religion and privatization!
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After a series of natural disasters (called the Crash) has wrecked the planet, society, and the ecosystems of the world, a group of environmental activists deals with the aftermath.
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