Abe Sapien has always been my favorite character in the Hellboy series, so whenever the fish man gets his own storylines, I’m always first in line to pick them up.
Abe Sapien: The Shape of Things to Come was certainly no different. While this is the fourth trade paperback collection of the Abe Sapien comics from Dark Horse, it’s a book that even the newest of readers to the franchise will be able to pick up and quickly be able to enjoy the supernatural shenanigans. As a word of warning: the following might contain spoilers for those who haven’t been keeping up with the series, but if you’re okay with a little background on what’s going on, keep reading.
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Attack on Titan is a very interesting, new anime series from creator Hajime Isayama and Funimation Studios about a group of young military cadets in a battle for survival against gigantic, ravenous humanoids called Titans. The series has taken the world by storm with its intense action and emotional storyline, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be?
Fanboys Comics Contributors Jodi Scaife and Senior Contributors Jason Enright and Kristine Chester don their three-dimensional maneuvering gear and dive into the series with this in-depth, 5-part review of Attack on Titan: Season One.
The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.
Often thought of as a pair of misfits, Justice and Speedball have decided to reform their very first team along with other young heroes (even if one of them is a clone of Peter Parker). Regardless of the fact that many in the world view Speedball and his associates—be they past or present members—as ultimately responsible for the disaster that sparked the Superhero Civil War, the two chums believe that nothing else in their career has brought them as much joy and fulfillment as when they were together. A new Nova, a couple of heroes running away from their responsibilities in Houston, and an assortment of new, colorful characters, band together to become something the world is not entirely ready for: an updated version of The New Warriors.
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At the 2014 Saturn Awards, legendary cinematographer Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Hook) talks with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about his love for genre films, his prolific career, and more.
At the 2014 Saturn Awards, composer Frank Ilfman talks with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about his work on Big Bad Wolves, his Saturn Award nomination, and more.
It was only a few short months ago that BOOM! Studios followed Sony Studios down the proverbial rabbit hole with their re-imaging (a.k.a. unnecessary reboot) of the venerable 1987 classic RoboCop. I’m not going to bore you with my feelings about this property getting rebooted, seeing as I already did that with my Fanboy Comics review of RoboCop: Hominem Ex Machina. The only additional comment I will make is that since that review, I did go to see the new RoboCop in theaters, and all I can say is I regret not opting for the root canal instead.
Luckily, it seems BOOM! may have seen the error of Sony’s ways in deciding to take things back to the original where they belong, Verhoeven’s RoboCop of '87. In fact, BOOM! has wisely gone back to the events pre-dating the events in RoboCop 2 and 3, starting the reader off in an Old Detroit literally seconds after the credits finished rolling from the first film.
There are a lot of great indie books out there, but Dead Future King, written and illustrated by the talented David R. Flores, has been at the top of my “recommendation list” since its very first issue. While a “King Arthur vs. zombies” mash-up could easily become nothing more than a gimmicky, B-movie-type shlock-fest, Flores has crafted a nuanced and dignified tone for his tale that succeeds in elevating the story in similar ways to how The Walking Dead comic series is so much more then your typical zombie flick. Dead Future King #3 continues this trajectory, mining more of Arthurian legend and twisting it to fit in a crazy, violent world where the corpses of the deceased walk among us.
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One of the best parts of being a writer is stumbling upon old tales or alleged supernatural occurrences and asking yourself the question, “What if this really happened?” David Lucarelli did just that when he came across a 1954 incident in Scotland where hundreds of school children descended upon a local cemetery in search of a vampire with iron teeth who they believed killed a couple of local children. Artist Henry Ponciano joined Mr. Lucarelli in his quest to turn this incident into the trade paperback The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade from Creator’s Edge Press.
At the 2014 Saturn Awards, actor Kyla Kenedy (The Walking Dead) discusses her experiences on the show, her growing presence on Etsy, and more.
At the 2014 Saturn Awards, actor Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Congo) discusses his thoughts on Ghostbusters 3, his memories of hanging with Bill Murray, and more.