At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, Clare Grant and Rileah Vanderbilt of Team Unicorn talk about how Stan Lee is an influence on them, who their favorite superheroes are, and what their upcoming projects will be.
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Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.
by Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Javier Rodriguez
So, it’s big summer event time at Marvel: the Avengers are fighting the X-Men and Spider-Man is going to the ends of the Earth. Even Daredevil couldn’t avoid the pull of the event black hole, and we found ourselves in a crossover called Omega Effect. Thankfully, this month we’re back to a regular, strong Daredevil story. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers, as it recaps the important events of the first 11 issues and gives an interesting insight into Matt Murdock and two of his closest relationships. I know I may sound like a broken record, but if there’s one Marvel book you should be reading, it’s Daredevil. It is consistently the best written and best drawn book Marvel puts out.
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, genre superstar Doug Jones talks with FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about how Stan Lee has influenced him, how Stan embodies the phrase "With great power comes great responsibility," and why you should check out the upcoming film Neighborhood Watch!
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Actor/Author Mike Pingel (www.mikepingel.com) talks with FBC Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his newest book, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, the preeminent fan guide to the 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter. A '70s TV aficionado, Pingel also gives us the skinny on Charlie's Angels, The Brady Bunch, and why that era of television is the best ever.
Ultimate Catch Up is an offshoot of 52 Catch Up and is devoted to looking at issues from the newest volume of comics set in the Marvel Ultimate universe, examining what makes them worth reading (or not) and which places we hope they will go in time.
The elite, government-sponsored, metahuman task force, the Ultimates, have faced many challenges, but now they find themselves spread too thin against two new superhuman threats, the Nation of Tian and the Children of Tomorrow.
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When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff and I hope to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.
Legendary Marvel Comics artist John Romita Jr. will attempt to break the Guinness World Record on Friday, May 4, 2012, for the longest personal signing and drawing appearance at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe, and it's all for charity! Romita Jr. has teamed with Heroes for Jordan and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to raise much needed funds for Jordan Alyssa Atherton and other children diagnosed with cancer and life-threatening diseases. Ten years after he set the original record, John Romita Jr. will attempt to break his own world record with 50 hours of autograph signing and drawing for fans.
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, actors Peter Shinkoda and Colin Cunningham talk about reading comics as a kid, how Stan Lee has been an influence on them, what we can expect from Season 2 of Spielberg's Falling Skies, and who their favorite comic characters are!
At the premiere of the documentary chronicling the life of comic book legend Stan Lee, actor Maxim Knight talks to the FBC crew about his love of comics, what we can expect from Season 2 of Spielberg's Falling Skies, and why young Maxim is psyched about learning about the legend himself, Stan Lee!
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Prolific voice actor James Arnold Taylor reads questions written by Fanboy Comics Contributor Sean Foster and then answers them in this unique, self-imposed audio interview. He lays bare Celebration VI, touring with his one man show, Talking to Myself, and all you wanted to know about what it is like playing Obi-Wan Kenobi (among other characters) on Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
Not to start off with this old cliche, but how many times has this happened to you? You're traversing the corridors of a hotel when you turn a corner and see a man wearing only dance pants and a very well-made Elmo mask, either practicing dance moves or having a seizure. I can use the word seizure, because I have a brain tumor. That's our word.
As I sit here on a randomly snowy April morning listening to The Blues Brothers soundtrack, my mind drifts to the likes of The Nerima Daikon Brothers. Like Hideki and Ichiro trying to desperately save their precious daikon field by any means necessary, I'm reminded of two hardworking women scrambling to keep a huge anime convention together. Those two gracious ladies are Jeanie Rabatsky and Allison Milwid, since President/CEO Jim Gogol was rather sick during the pre-production portion of putting on Tekkoshocon X, which took place from March 21-25. A four-day con is a rare thing, but so wise it boggles the four brain cells I have left. The first night of the con was actually held at approximately 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre in Dormont, PA. The genius of this, besides giving anime and manga fans an early start to collect their weekend passes, was to cut down on the lines for the following day, when hordes of preteens bombarded the hotel in which the convention was held. Atlas may have been able to shrug, but Jeanie and Allison had to wait until the con was over, packed up, and ready to go for the next one. Besides having to wrangle guests, volunteers, staff, and myself, they had their hands full. I must say, ladies, you did a hell of a job.