Mass Effect Homeworlds 1Issue #1 of ME:H (terrible acronym by the way) tells the backstory of the new guy on the crew of the Normandy. If you haven’t played the Mass Effect games, then this won’t make much sense, so stop reading this and go play the games. After 120 hours or so, you should be able to follow along. This is the story of how James Vega joined the Alliance Military.

Blonde Squad digital promoBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

What happens when shallow, blonde superheroes join a super team just to be famous? Nothing good. The Blonde Squad is a feast of pop culture satire that follows the exploits of four ditzy, blonde heroes that mean well. The team consists of resident muscle and eye candy from a different world - BLONDER MAN, a famous for nothing socialite that can suck the energy out of anything - DRAIN, Drain's closet-case cousin and team speedster - SPEEDBUMP, and is rounded out by Nordic beauty and team psychic - PSIGHT. Under the wing of their founder and mentor, power publicist to the stars Kandi Kramer, will The Blonde Squad soar to new heights or face the public humiliation that fame and infamy can bring? And, just what secret is the faithful publicist hiding? Is there no such thing as bad publicity or will that be the ultimate downfall of The Blonde Squad?

Lethally Blonde Productions is proud to announce that The Blonde Squad has found a digital home at Mydigitalcomics.com.  The pop culture satire sleeper hit is a must read. It is now available in bright, beautiful digital for the blonde-friendly price of only $1.99!

Get your copy here!

 






Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!

 

 

SW - Blood Ties 1Before I begin with my review, I feel the need to share a little bit about myself.  Boba Fett has always been my favorite thing about Star Wars.  When I was growing up and kids argued over who got to play Han Solo, I always called dibs on Boba Fett and even dressed up as the Mandalorian for multiple Halloweens.


Being the fan that I am, I was very excited when it was announced that there would be a sequel to the mini-series Star Wars: Blood Ties.  For those of you who have not read the original one, I strongly recommend you pick it up (as well as another miniseries called Jango Fett: Open Season); however, I will give you a quick synopsis to catch you up.

SPOILERS BELOW

North Aurora MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

After imagining the possible ramifications of this summer's shameless crossover event, Avengers vs. X-Men, with the Phoenix Force possessing the Scarlet Witch in a previous blog (Hey! Who am I not to jump on the shameless bandwagon?), I came up with an even more outlandish possible outcome to this major extravaganza!  Drum roll, puh-leez!

Jenna BuschWomanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics.  In this interview, Womanthology contributing writer and host of all things geek Jenna Busch talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about her experiences in working with other female creators, the best way to get noticed in the industry, and her own creative inspirations.

 

This interview was conducted on April 13, 2012.

You Can't Stop J. Michael Trautmann

 

J. Michael TrautmannActor/MC J. Michael Trautmann talks to Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his meteoric rise as both an actor and rapper. He shares his experiences as a working TV and film actor, divulges his passions as an amateur visual artist, and lets us in on why theatre will always be a constant in his life.

Look for him in the upcoming release 96 minutes and Here Comes the Boom with Kevin James.




 

 

 

 


Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for more interviews!

 

 

Comics on ComicsDear Fanboy Comics Readers:


The FBC Staff is very excited to announce that our friends at Comics on Comics will be making their debut at the Hollywood Improv on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.!  In addition, there will be a "mini con" prior to the show, featuring indie publishers Devastator, Prion Press, and FANBOY COMICS!

We have been long-time fans of 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!" 

The show will feature host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) as he welcomes legendary Marvel Comics creator Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Blade), popular KROQ comedian Ralph Garman (Family Guy, The Kevin & Bean Show), and comedians Laura Valdivia and Asterios Kokkinos for a hilarious night of comics and comedy!

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.

 

 

Horrible TurnThe FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films.  Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.

By Jake Thomas, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics


This week, in honor of the opening of The Cabin in the Woods, FFOW! highlights an original film based on the work of Joss Whedon.

 



THE FILM


In 2008, after the Writer's Guild of America strike that shut down Hollywood for fourteen weeks, Buffy creator Joss Whedon produced the original internet musical sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.  It starred Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, a maniacal madman wannabe whose only wish is to defeat his pig-headed superhero nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) and win the heart of Penny (Felicia Day), the girl of his dreams.  Whedon's short premiered to acclaim and went on to win many awards, leading to whispers of the soon-to-be-made sequel.  


But, certain fans asked hard-hitting questions.  What events made Dr. Horrible so…well, horrible?  Why does the world absolutely LOVE Captain Hammer?  And, where can I get a pair of those goggles?

 

HellcyonHellcyon is an anime-inspired story of revolution. The book is set on the garden world Halcyon, which after an uprising becomes known as Hellcyon. This is science fiction doing what science fiction does best: telling contemporary stories with a futuristic setting. Now, I am about to commit a criticism sin by reading too much into the author’s biography. Lucas Marangon was forced out of Argentina as a young boy, during the rule of the junta. Much of the plot of this book loosely fits this description, complete with needless brutality, the disappearance of most anybody who showed the slightest opposition, and the blurring of the lines between the military and the government. By encasing this story in a thin science-fiction shell, Marangon is able to more easily tell the story of resistance and oppression.


Now, English 102 level analyzation out of the way, is it worth your time?

 

hello I must be going ImageMelanie Lynskey, perhaps best known for her roles in Heavenly Creatures, Ever After, and Two and a Half Men, finally takes center stage in this character-driven indie film. Hello I Must Be Going tells the story of Amy, a recently divorced thirty-something, who has found herself disconnected from the artistic young woman she once was, as well as from the buttoned-up lawyer’s wife she became before her divorce. Amy moves into her parents’ house without direction or drive, but when she meets a much younger family friend, her passion reignites in an unexpected, or perhaps quite expected, way. Hello I Must Be Going is a simplistic film that surprises with its sharp wit and charm as it tells the all-too-familiar story of starting over when life takes an unexpected turn.  

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