Grimm Fairy Tales animJon Schnepp (Titmouse Animation) and Benjamin Jackendoff (Zenescope Entertainment) talk about their collaboration to bring the Grimm Fairy Tales to life as you have never seen them before.  At WonderCon 2012, the FBC crew caught up with them right before their panel, "Hollywood and Comics," to talk about the Kickstarter campaign that will make this happen, the ideas behind it, and why - if you have ever wanted to watch an animated version of yourself being brutally killed - you need to get involved.

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, reviews, and commentaries from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

Nicole SixxWomanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics.  At Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, comic book writer, artist, and journalist Nicole Sixx talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about her experiences as both a contributing writer and artist for Womanthology

 

 

 

 

 

 

tribes ascendIf you’ve been following North American E-Sports lately, there’s a new FPS on the scene that stands out from Call of Duty (a franchise that is fast becoming the new standard indie game makers measure themselves against, or better yet, away from). Tribes: Ascend is the latest release from Atlanta-based HiRez Games, the makers of 2009’s Global Agenda MMO. While both shooters are free to play and feature futuristic weaponry and jetpacks, Tribes: Ascend distinguishes itself from Global Agenda and other sci-fi fare such as Halo:Reach.    


Tribes followed on the tail end of the '90s mecha simulator wave. In an attempt to cash in on the success of Mechwarrior, Dynamix released Metaltech: Earthsiege and later, its Starsiege sequel. In 1998, Dynamix and Sierra teamed up to capitalize on the buzz created by Unreal and Quake. The result was Starsiege: Tribes, a well-balanced yet somewhat derivative product, an entirely different genre of game set in the Starsiege universe essentially for the sake of name recognition.


And, that’s when emergent gaming’s invisible hand took over.

Aquaman with Review52 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.

 

 

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Aquaman, nobody's favorite superhero.  The rightful King of Atlantis may be a joke on the surface world, but that hasn't stopped him from trying to fit in with humanity while defending them from threats from the deep.

 

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Spiderman 682Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

Amazing Spider-Man #682
by Dan Slott, Stefano Caselli, and Frank Martin, Jr.


Dan Slott did something really unique with the Spider-Man franchise last year; he made Peter Parker grow up, get a job, and start being responsible. This may seem silly, since we know Spider-Man’s motto is “With great power comes great responsibility”, but the deal with Spidey has always been that while he’s very responsible and does the right thing, this often comes at the expense of Peter Parker. In Dan Slott’s "Big Time" storyline, Peter decided that maybe if he became a better man, then he could also be a better Spider-Man. He would utilize Spider-Man’s scientific breakthroughs designed to defeat super villains, and turn them into commercial products that Peter Parker could use to better the world and make some money for himself. Spider-Man and Peter Parker have both been doing very well, and even made a promise to never let anyone die on their watch again. Enter Spider-Man’s nemesis Doctor Octopus and an alliance of various villains with a vile plan that puts the whole world at risk. Looks like while Spider-Man has been stepping up his game, so have the Sinister Six. This is the awesome set up to this spring’s big event “The Ends of the Earth.” Dan Slott teams with regular series artist Stefano Caselli for an action-packed, world-spanning adventure filled with super science, heroic team ups, and dastardly villains. If you are totally new to Spider-Man, or an old fan, you will not want to miss this awesome issue that serves as a great jumping on point.

art-of-perez MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

I have had the privilege to take art classes at one of the finest museums in the country, and if you asked me who my favorite artist is, I would unhesitatingly say George Perez every time and explain that, yes indeed, he does draw funny books.

Justice League Dark52 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.

 

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The Justice League can’t combat all problems, despite their diverse roster and power-set.  There are mystical and magical enemies and threats that have no basis in science or technology, that disrupt the world on a profound level.  When such threats emerge, those who have experience must form together to take them on.  They are the Justice League Dark.

 

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The Adventures of Tintin 10Yes, The Adventures of Tintin is very similar to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Yes, that is a good thing.


Like Raiders, Tintin has a timelessness and charm that absolutely beguiled me. The movie is set in a timeless Europe, but not in any real country. It could be London, Paris, or whatever that city is in Belgium. This looseness with geography follows the entire movie, as Tintin travels from vague Europe to vague North Africa in search of a legendary ship. Along the way, he encounters strange characters, mysteries, and danger at every turn. Tintin is a Boy Scout, and not the most interesting character in his own movie. He is a very entertaining detective, though. And, he is frequently upstaged by his dog Snowy.

Jody Houser verticalWomanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics.  At Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, comic book and webcomic writer Jody Houser talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about working with artists Fiona Staples and Adriana Blake on Everwell, their contribution to Womanthology

 

 

 

 

 

WomanthologyMeet the amazing writers and artists of Womanthology on Sunday, March 25th, at 1:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!

 

Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics.  It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from school-aged girls who love to read comics to top industry professionals. 


The hard cover edition of Womanthology will be on sale for $50, and profits from the sale of this book will go towards the charity Global Giving.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet these talented creators at your neighborhood comic book shop!



The following Womanthology contributors are scheduled to appear
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Jean Kang - Artist
Jenna Busch - Writer
Kimberly Komatsu - Writer
Amanda Deibert - Writer
Nicole Sixx - Writer/Artist
Mary Bellamy - Artist
Jody Houser - Writer
Candace Ellis - Artist

 

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