Brian McGackinThe following is an interview with broet Brian McGackin, author of the hysterical new collection of poems for the male perspective, Broetry.  

In the first of many interviews, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with McGackin about how he came to write professionally and why poetry is like food.  (There's something there for everyone!)

Broetry is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on Amazon and can also be found in your local bookstores!


ReductiveBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

It seems as if the world at large is clamoring for a war between Madonna and Lady Gaga, and after calling Gaga's music "reductive" during her 20/20 interview, the world at large just may have gotten their wish.

All my reader - I mean readers - know that I am a huge Lady Gaga fan, having created a Going Gaga! Lady Gaga tribute comic and also contributing to Bluewater Productions' The Fame line Lady Gaga biocomic. It should come as no surprise that I am a bigger Madonna fan. I was even maliciously referred to as "That Madonna freak" in high school. Don't cry for me, Argentina; I'm sure those cretins will come to a bad end.


dcnujla1Since the DC reboot – or reblaunch – I have only kept up with a few of the new books. I should confess that I didn’t pick up some of the ones I was most interested in, namely Action Comics and Wonder Woman. I did get The Flash, Deadman, Resurrection Man, Detective Comics, Aquaman, Blue Beetle, Nightwing, Teen Titans, The Savage Hawkman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Green Toaster. I think that’s it. Deadman and Green Lantern were interesting, but didn’t grab me. The Green Arrow was boring, predictable, and terrible. I was intrigued by, but ultimately disappointed in, Resurrection Man. I liked Nightwing and Teen Titans enough, but not enough to keep buying. Let us never mention the Green Toaster fiasco again. By my math, this leaves Blue Beetle, The Savage Hawkman, Detective Comics, Aquaman, and The Flash. I put all of these on my pull list.


Joyful Noise MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

Jesus, save me.

Well, hello, Dolly. Well, hello, Dolly - it's so nice to have you back where you belong. It's been 19 years since Dolly Parton has appeared on film, and Joyful Noise marks her triumphant return to the silver screen, and I couldn't be more thrilled.

9 to 5 was the first 45 record I ever owned (If you don't know what a 45 is, kiddies, do grandma a favor and look it up.), and I fell in love with Dolly instantly. With an angelic voice that sounds like a marshmallow soaked in honey, a platinum blonde wig halfway to heaven, and two ginormous pumped up ti- er... um lips, what's not to love?


Buffy S9I5Buffy: Season 9 #5 is a big one, kiddies! Writer Andrew Chambliss continues to deliver this month, along with the return of Karl Moline’s (Fray) pencils! We have familiar faces reappearing, the departure of major character, and a stunning ending to the issue that will most likely change everything for our favorite blonde slayer!


BatgirlBy Kristine Chester, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

Amidst all their new DC 52 coverage, Paul Montgomery and David Accampo of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast spoke of the unsinkable Stephanie Brown and how much they enjoyed her tenure as Batgirl.  At the time, I was gobbling up some of the older DC titles and gave Batgirl a try, based on Paul and Dave's recommendation.  Now I understand why they spoke so highly of the series.  I thoroughly enjoyed every issue of Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl and now count it as one of my favorite comic series to date.

Golden Globes MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy


I'm not sure what the proper way is to describe The Golden Globes awards show, but I think Oscar's red-headed step child evokes the right idea.

The Globes are an all-over-the-place popularity contest, whose outcome is largely based upon who kisses enough Foreign Press ass and/or sends the most expensive gift bags during award show campaigning.

sa cover finalFanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel!  Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.

In the following interviews, Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon talk about why you should check out the book and what makes it a unique graphic novel.

Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!



Stay tuned for more updates on Facebook, Twitter (@SomethingAnimal), and the Fanboy Comics website! 


The Amazon Prince


Amazon Prince MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

A couple of weeks ago, DC finally released the controversial Elseworld's Finest 100-Page Giant. It was supposed to come out years ago and was recalled and destroyed based on some controversial subject matter. About 80 copies survived, making it an instant collector's item, lessened, I suppose, by its subsequent release. I guess Batman wearing nothing more than a cowl and Infant Superman's babysitter letting him play in the microwave weren't the images DC wanted to present at the time. Now, in the age of Casey Anthony and assassin Obama, I suppose it's tame in comparison.


LACON LOGO 2011 3Contacting all Los Angeles-based geeks!!!

We invite one and all to stop by the Fanboy Comics table this Sunday during the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention at the Shrine Auditorium this Sunday!

This will be the perfect opportunity to purchase a copy of Something Animal and have it signed by writers Sam Rhodes and Bryant Dillon, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon, who will all be in attendance! We will also be handing out killer new postcards for FBC’s next upcoming graphic novel, Identity Thief, with artist Meaghan O’Keefe! There will be a few other goodies up for grabs, so be sure to stop by the booth and show your Fanboy pride!

Here are the details:

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention

Shrine Auditorium
700 West 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, January 15th, 2012
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission price:
Only $8.00!!! (Kids 5 years old and younger get in for FREE)

Official website:




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