MARC WEBBFanboy 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.  

FAME One Direction MTThe 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.

 

SupervillainsAs a geek with over a quarter-century of experience in experiencing the last quarter century, I have seen my fair share of supervillainy. Whether of the Saturday morning cartoon “world domination” variety, or the more nuanced evil scheming in more “adult” films [but not that kind of “adult,” as that would be weird (though highly watchable, now that I think about it…I mean, I’d watch it)], supervillains and masterminds of all kind perpetually frustrate me. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I often find myself rooting for the bad guys. Not completely, of course, I’m not a monster, but sometimes I just want to see what would happen if their devious plan actually succeeded. Perhaps, I’m just tired of watching them suffer defeat after defeat at the hands of their respective heroes, and seemingly never learning anything from the affair.  Well, all you evil schemers and would-be dictators, I am here to help---I am here to offer you the wisdom I have gleaned from witnessing your countless embarrassing defeats.

 

Preparing for Prometheus 3Preparing for Prometheus is a series of blogs leading up to the release of Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi feature film. Set in the same universe as Scott’s sci-fi classic, Alien, Prometheus tells the story of a team of humans who travel across the galaxy seeking the origins of humanity. Unfortunately, their search for our beginning could lead to our end...


Prometheus is merely days away, and as we eagerly await its arrival, I decided it was time to ponder what the next film set in the Alien-verse should be. Sure, Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof have been hinting at the sequel to Prometheus that would take the story even further away for the Alien franchise’s plot line, but why stop there? Now that Prometheus has opened the gate, I think it’s time to start creating other films set in the Alien-verse and here are my top suggestions.

 

Joshua BittonActor Joshua Bitton (The Pacific) discusses his underground hip-hop background, his time hanging with Eminem, his boot camp experience for The Pacific, and more with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The God Particle ComplexThe following is an interview with creator/writer Josh Zeller, whose one-act play, The God Particle Complex, will be premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this month.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Zeller about the science behind the play, his geek love for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Carl Sagan, and how you can learn more about The God Particle Complex, playing June 8-18.

This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.

 

 

Channel ZeroChannel Zero is a lo-fi mixtape of a book. Written in the era of Giuliani’s war on crime in New York, this is a love letter to a dirty city. The video cameras are hulking monstrosities of VHS, pay phones are a thing that exists, and televisions have tubes. In the book, none of this feels old or retro; it just fits the story.

Dust jacket spoilers in the next paragraph.

BW Minutemen 1The 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. 

There is going to be plenty of talk about Before Watchmen over the next couple weeks: talk about creators' rights, talk about altering a classic, and talk about the purpose of prequels. It is my goal to not talk about any of that, but to answer the question: Is this book any good?

Animal Man 10Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Animal Man #10
by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh

Animal Man continues to be one of the best books that DC Comics puts out. Lemire is slowly weaving an intricate story full of great characters and steeped in a mythology that combines the classic ideas that Morrison introduced to Animal Man years ago, with new ones created by Lemire. The most interesting part of this book is that it’s not really a superhero book; it’s not even really a horror book. Even though it shares elements of both genres, it’s really a fantasy book about a family and the terrible danger they’ve been placed in. This book is unlike anything else on the shelves and is full of surprises, whether they are a new twist, a strange creature, or a moment of humor and warmth. Give this book a try; you’ll be glad you did.

 

Real Life Greg DeanRecently, I sent an email to Greg Dean, creator of one of my favorite webcomics, Real Life, telling him how much I enjoyed his work over the years.  Not only did Greg respond to me, but he responded quickly and was very friendly.  In fact, he agreed to have a one-on-one interview/conversation with me about Real Life and his actual life.  So, with his permission, I have shared our conversation here for your reading pleasure.

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