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

 

 

Concept:

 

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!

 

sa cover finalYou're invited to join Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes for a creator signing on Wednesday, March 7th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA!

 

 

The writers will be signing copies of Fanboy Comics‘ first graphic novel, Something Animal. In addition, they will be promoting FBC’s next graphic novel, Identity Thief (www.identitythiefcomic.com), which will premiere in Fall of 2012.


Something Animal
is an 80-page graphic novel written by FBC founders Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, with vivid, full-color art by Robert Burrows. Created as a response to the current romantic view of the vampire motif, Something Animal is a dark and gritty tale of psychological terror that is sure to satisfy any fan of the horror genre.

 

 

THE DETAILS:

WHAT:   Something Animal signing
WHEN:   Wednesday, March 7th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Comic Bug
              1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
              Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
              thecomicbug.com/

 

Image expoEach year the convention season gets longer and longer. Comic Cons are a big deal now; companies can promote new projects and fans just eat up the chance to meet their favorite creators. The last few years, however, a weariness has taken over the larger cons. SDCC has become massive, and, amidst all the excitement, it can be hard to focus on comics these days. These big conventions are filled with so many people and have so much going on that everyone is exhausted, stressed out, and you can rarely get in to see the panels or the people you want. 



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