Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
Our friends at Comics on Comics are at it again! Join the FBC Crew this Thursday, May 31st, at the Hollywood Improv for another hysterical episode of the Comics on Comics podcast!
Comics on Comics, which is a podcast (recorded in front of a live audience) that pits comedians against comic creators in nerd debates, breaks everything down from the business aspects to the creative end of comic books, movies, video games, and pop culture. In their own words, it's like "Real Time with Bill Maher, but for geeks!" It has been recording episodes for several years, and recently made its debut at the Hollywood Improv to raucaus laughter and applause.
The show will feature host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) as he welcomes writer/producer/director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers, Grimm Fairy Tales), indie film guru Chris Gore (G4’s Attack of the Show, PodCRASH), geek goddess Marisha Ray (Machinima’s Super Power Beat Down), and author/comedian Chris J. Mancini (ComedyFilmNerds.com) for a hilarious night of comics and comedy!
In addition, there will be a mini-con before the event, where attendees will have the chance to buy comics from local, indie creators!
Tickets are only $10 and may be purchased by calling 323-651-2583 or visiting www.Improv.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The adventures of the greatest intergalactic bounty hunter continue in Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett is Dead #2. A discerning eye will notice that, since this story takes place shortly before A New Hope, it is quite obvious that Boba Fett is, indeed, not dead. We were left with many questions after last issue—the greatest being how could he have survived a blaster shot to the head? Thankfully, we get the answer in this issue; however, by the end we are still left with more questions.
ME:H2 suffers from the same problems that ME:H1 did. For a brief exploration of what ME:H1 (still the worst acronym I have seen in a long time) did well and poorly, please read my review here. The second book was better, but with the same big caveat.
If you haven’t played the Mass Effect games, then don’t bother reading this.
If you sport a totally rad N7 hoodie, can tell a volus from an overweight quarian midget, or get any of these references, then this is a fun read. This issue tells some of the back story for one of my favorite crew members, Tali’zorah vas Normandy. Unlike James Vega, Tali’s pregame story has a chapter we already know about.
SPOILERS for the comic and also a little bit for a five-year-old game will occur in the next paragraph.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
We're all aware that mermaids are sea folklore of beauteous maidens: half-women, half fishtail. Legendary sirens that would lure seamen to their deaths with their irresistible pipes.
We're all also aware of the juggernaut adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid that continues to be a huge cash cow for Disney to this day. Hey, I love that little fish stick, but I love Ursula the Sea Witch even more. What can I tell you? I'm a sucker for a sassy drag queen.
Most of you are probably less aware of the often described mockumentary Mermaids: The Body Found currently airing on Animal Planet. But, you should be and here's why.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS (But, worth it.)
The Promise series picks up where Avatar: The Last Airbender left off, with Aang and his friends trying to create a lasting peace between the Fire Nation and the Earth Nation. At the same time the characters are growing up and trying to find their place in the world, now that their primary mission is over. The Promise series may not have the dire stakes of the original series, but it maintains the same mix of heart, character, drama, and lighthearted, childish antics.
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.
Throughout the universe, they are known as keepers of the peace, coming from a diverse background to guard against the darkness. Their ability to overcome fear and hardship has given them their station in the universe, allowing for them to call upon their will for power and guidance. From all walks of life, for better or worse, they are what stands between the innocents of the galaxies and the forces of evil. They are the Green Lantern Corps.
May 25, 2012
The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you a very happy Geek Pride Day! As the website that promises all things geek, we would be remiss if we did not inform our readers about one of the most important days of the year.
Every May 25th, geeks around the world continue an initiative to celebrate and promote geek culture. As many of you most likely know, May 25th was selected as it was the release date of the first Star Wars film in 1977. Tim McEachern in Albany, NY, first organized unconnected events called Geek Pride Festival and/or Geek Pride Day in 1998, and the events spread throughout America and the rest of the world.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
Hot on the high heels of the half a$$ed endorsement of same-sex marriage by President Obama, prematurely forced by Vice President Joe Biden's honest, humble opinion on the matter...half a$$ed? Well, he endorses same-sex marriage but believes it should be a state and NOT a federal decision? Women should no longer be able to vote in Iowa, while you're at it.
Desperately jumping on the pop culture band wagon, Marvel announces the same-sex marriage of long-suffering homosexual and Canadian mutant Northstar to his unrealistic in the real gay world boyfriend Kyle. Ironically, Northstar came out years ago, grabbing many a headline only to go back to being as sexless as a Ken Doll for years.
We’ve all heard the news about Bay’s work on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature, and how he plans on changing their origins significantly—which has resulted in much ire by the hardcore geeks out there. We all know about his work on the Transformers films during the last 5 years. Well, for those of you who haven’t yet heard, he’s also planning on directing a live-action version of yet another 80s’ cartoon classic: the Thundercats. There’s very little information about it, since most of the focus seems to be geared on his Ninja Turtles flick, but I’m beginning to see a pattern with these films that I just don’t like: they’re nothing like their source material.