52 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
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.
Here’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.
The 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!
You'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.
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
Each 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.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
This Means War? Apparently, Abundance of Beautiful, Blue-Eyed Blondes wasn't in the title pool.
It's always good to see my favorite actress, Reese Witherspoon, on the big screen. Despite her Type A personality, she always picks atypical roles, and This Means War is no exception. Even if it's not Legally Blonde: Part 5, I still liked it. One of the highlights of my life was when one of my friends said he was watching a Reese Witherspoon movie, and he thought to himself, "OMG! That's Mike Troy!" I totally could play her gay brother, btw!
Though sometimes not a fan of randomly mixed genre (Espionage/Romantic comedy in this case), I think it worked well in this case. Director McG can do it, if no one can.
Streamy 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 preparation for the big day, Kristyn talks to jeweler Charles Winston about this year's hottest baubles and fashion designer Ronnie "B" about accessorizing!
The next DC animated feature to be released will be Justice League: Doom and is it a doozie! While doing all the things that you would expect from a story line about a good super hero team colliding with its own evil counter parts, JL:D does so much more. We see an exploration of the inner strengths and weakness that make each individual member of the Justice League both super and human.
Space...the final frontier. The galaxy far, far away. The Black. The place where the Alien came from. Space is an old friend of both the comic book and science-fiction genres. Still, cartoonist Marc Jackson manages to bring something completely new and original to the starry beyond: a snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic-traveling goldfish! If this is enough to bring a smile your face, comic book sniffers, then jump on board for the absurd and hilarious rocket trip that is the comic book Man from Space!
Fanboy 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 artist Robert Burrows talks about the technique behind the gri and gore of Something Animal.
Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!