sa cover finalDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

On behalf of the Fanboy Comics staff, I am both excited and proud to announce that FBC's first graphic novel, Something Animal, will be released in digital format through Graphicly on Monday, March 5, 2012!  Fans of the gritty psychological thriller will now be able to enjoy the graphic novel on the handheld device of their choice!


For more information regarding the digital release of Something Animal, please see our full press release, below.

 

Digital copies of Something Animal are now available!

 

Kings Quest USEFanboy Comics' newest contributor, Jordan Callarman, advises gamers about the path to glory.

By Jordan Callarman, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

In light of Double Fine’s epic Kickstarter to fund an old school point-and-click adventure game (which is still happening! Click here to donate!), I’ve been thinking a lot about this style of game lately. I mean, I was raised on classics like the King’s Quest series, so this genre is nothing new to me. But, for younger generations, and even a large percentage of my own, these types of games go unplayed. They’re viewed as antiquated and lumped in with all the other old and obsolete games. This is the future! Why play something like Pong when you can play Mass Effect 3?

Which is not to say that point-and-click adventure games (hereafter known as PACAs, because I am lazy) don’t have their supporters. Telltale Games has been releasing episodic PACAs for a few years now that are set in universes like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. The genre soldiers on, and it’s a good thing, too, because there are modern gaming lessons to be learned from PACAs, and I’ve got the list to prove it!

Oscars Billy CrystalStreamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer Kristyn Burtt covers all of the excitement of the 84th Annual Academy Awards on behalf of Fanboy Comics.  In this video, Kristyn wraps up her 2012 Oscar coverage with her overall impressions and highlights, while looking ahead to the 2013 Academy Awards!  

 

 









Stay tuned for more Oscar news from Kristyn and Fanboy Comics in the coming weeks!  You can follow us on Twitter, as well, at @KristynBurtt and @FanboyComix!


Avengers 23Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.


Avengers #23
by Brian Michael Bendis and Daniel Acuna

If you read one Marvel book each month, it should be Avengers. This is Marvel’s flagship title with all their main characters. In this issue they are in deep trouble. As Bendis’ story continues, we find the Avengers being held captive by Norman Osborn and his Hammer terrorists, or are they the good guys? That’s the most amazing aspect of this story. Norman Osborn is simply asking the question, who gave the Avengers the right to be the world’s police force? Finally, a villain actually makes sense. Of course, he’s crazy and trying to kill the heroes, but you can almost see where he’s coming from. Beyond all of the great things Bendis has done with the story, the best part of this book is Daniel Acuna’s art. He always gives the character’s great expressions, and his layouts are very carefully considered with small panels for small moments, and big splashes with a great sense of movement and action. This is going to be a big year for the Avengers, and this book is what you should be reading each month.

Batgirl Gone Wild

Batgirl MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

I first fell in love with Batgirl when she made guest appearances on the Batman TV show from the '60s. (Reruns! I'm not THAT old, bitches!) Yvonne Craig perfectly filled that glittery Batsuit, and I always prayed Batgirl would be on at least one of the back-to-back episodes they would re-air thrice a week.

I demanded my parents get me a Mega Batgirl doll. (Barbies weren't acceptable toys for boys, yet - luckily - super hero dolls were fair game.). I, of course, redressed my Batgirl doll, pierced her ears with thumb tacks, and changed her identity to an adopted child named Wendy that was susceptible to frequent demonic possession. Effed up, yet hilarious!

Action Comics with Article52 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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Action Comics harkens back to the 900 issue run of the original Action Comics started in 1938.  So far the stories have taken place roughly six years ago, following Superman in his twenties as he becomes the first public superhero in the DC relaunch.

 

SPOILERS BELOW

 

Feeding Mr Baldwin coverThe following is an interview with independent filmmaker Will Prescott, who is in the process of promoting a Kickstarter campagin for his upcoming feature film, Feeding Mr. Baldwin.  The film is about two childhood friends who coincidentally reunite during the oddest of times.


In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Ellen Tremiti chats with Prescott about comic book art, Kickstarter, and balancing indie filmmaking with a busy career.

Suicide Squad52 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.


By Robert J. Baden, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

 

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A group of villains who work clandestinely for powerful higher-ups as a way of shaving time off of their sentences, the unit goes on the missions that tend to end up with someone getting killed.  Microscopic-sized bombs are implanted in the back of their neck with a timer to ensure loyalty, allowing for their handler—Amanda Waller—to hold them on a short leash.  These are the people who do government’s ultra-dirty work: Task Force X, better known as the Suicide Squad.

 

 

SPOILERS BELOW

Disney princessesHere’s why I hate Disney.


I don’t hate Disney because of the way they steal traditional stories, that stupid greedy vault, or even the fact that they seem incapable of producing an animated movie without someone breaking into song. I hate Disney for their gender politics.


I will exclude Pixar from this, because they are so removed from Disney proper and so often avoid the “princess gets in trouble, prince saves the day” nonsense.

 

 

Daniel WallaceThe following is an interview with New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Wallace, who is the author of the Book of Sith, a collection of writings by the Sith Lords throughout time.  


In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Sean Foster chats with Wallace about how Book of Sith came to be, whether Yoda writes in Yoda-speak, and his favorite Star Wars character ever!  (Be sure to check out Sean's review of the book here.)


Book of Sith is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on Amazon!

 

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