Andrew Chambliss is really earning his stripes in the comic book Whedonverse. The former Dollhouse writer is currently scribing both Dollhouse: Epitaphs and Buffy: Season 9 and succeeding in bold fashion! With Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3, Chambliss turns in another solid chapter to the post-apocalyptic Dollhouse mythos and takes us even deeper into the twisted and tormented psyche of the original damaged doll, Alpha.

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Do you like a good haunted hayride or haunted house?  Do you love scary movies?  Is Alice Cooper your own personal Jesus?  If at least two of these three things are true, then you’ll probably have an amazing time at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, which opened for 2011 this past weekend.  For years now, every autumn Universal has turned its theme park into one big haunted house adventure, within which you will find six giant haunted mazes, a terror tram, an entire city block overrun with zombies, deranged clowns roaming around wielding everything from little, creepy noise makers to roaring chainsaws, and what seems to be a yearly tradition: a variety show called Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.  It’s a shocking, scary, and unbelievably fun, full-immersion Halloween experience!

I’ll come right out with it: if you care about good writing in games and you’re one of the few that seems to know that the Warhammer 40K universe did space marines and chainsaw weapons first, Space Marine deserves serious consideration. The rich Warhammer 40,000 (that’d be 40,000 A.D.) dystopia—a mix of Starship Troopers, the Cthulhu mythos, and George Orwell’s 1984, complete with a Big Brother equivalent—and its titular marines brought to bear in the story of a strategic industrial planet that’s under siege by marauding space Orks. You read that correctly. There’s also a space Sauron, but that comes later and really, really shouldn’t be a spoiler if you’ve read any of the advertising (or know anything about the 40K setting).

Season 4 of The Clone Wars is back in full force. Finally! The premiere consisted of 2 episodes of a 3-part arc. And, while I was a little concerned about the episodes taking place underwater, I was relieved to see that these episodes really delivered. Even though it had Gungans...

"Water War" and "Gungan Attack"

¨When Destiny Calls, The Chosen Have No Choice¨

The opening ¨fortune cookie¨ kinda made me laugh. When silly fish people are in trouble, the Jedi have no choice but to help. Never catch a break. But, in all seriousness, I have to say I was a little surprised that they decided to start the episode with the image of a Mon Calamari corpse floating in the water. Murder? In the first 5 seconds of the show? OK, I’m in.

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

When the DC reboot was first announced, we knew there would be at least some epic fails of gigantic proportion. Hell, it was expected. Well, I’ve just witnessed a major crash and burn with Scott Lobdell’s The Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. I don’t mean to be particularly harsh to either Lobdell or artist Kenneth Rocafort, but, in all honesty, this is the kind of piece that makes new readers never pick up a comic book again.

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The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

Wonder Woman.  Yes, I have a hopeless, helpless crush on this fictional character.  I also, after reading 100 Bullets, have a man crush on Brian Azzarello.  So, put those two together and I’m completely at maximum crushable capacity.  What could go wrong?!  (He says as he picks up Wonder Woman Issue #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang...)  

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Okay. Um. Okay. Yeah. So, with the DCnU launch of 52 New #1s, I admit Wonder Woman was one of the titles I was most excited about. Cautiously optimistic albeit, but excited nonetheless. Can you blame me? After the promise and subsequent let down of previous "bold and exciting new adventures" from sure-fire bets such as Allan Heinberg, Jodi Picoult, and even fan fave Gail Simone, I always want the monthly Wond-y book to be stellar but know all too well there is a better-than-not chance it's gonna suck big, giant donkey balls. So, how was acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello's (100 Bullets, Batman: Joker) new "horror take" on Wonder Woman? To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra, "Balls. Start suckin'!"

The End. A Web Series.

The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)


Catch a new episode on the Fanboy Comics website every Friday!

 

Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery

Directed by Peter Harmon

Written by Bryan Mayer

Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff

Edited by Jason Marsh

Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker

Produced by Bryan Mayer

Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh

 

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

 

Nightwing, Deadman, and Blue Beetle have all been rebooted for the new DC 52. I should say that I haven’t read any of these books before; in fact, the only one of these characters I had ever seen before was Nightwing. I liked them all, even though they have little in common other than the sense of a new beginning and that crazy purple lady. Seriously, she freaks me out.

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Our friends at Comikaze Expo have outdone themselves (again!).  On November 5, 2011, Comikaze will be presenting a one-time only reunion of the cast of All That, Nickelodeon’s award-winning sketch comedy series.  You will not want to miss this event, as the cast will join together for a panel discussion and autograph signing for fans at the Los Angeles convention.

 

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