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In last month's issue of our ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic books, our heroes met with Hob who was currently building his own mutant army to help win the fight against Shredder and his foot clan. Everything was going well until Hob's dim-witted pigeon friend spilled the beans about his plans and the Turtles' involvement to baddies Rocksteady and BeBop. And now, they're looking for revenge!

What if Tarantino made a comic book?  That’s what it feels like when you hit the first page of this collection.  You’ve got the titular heroes' rocking threads making them colder than ice, with the attitude to match, the first scene (in a church) is delightfully irreverent, and there are times you can almost feel blood dripping off the page.

In the movie business, the good guys always win. And, they should! Good will always prevail, even if evil pins us down every once in a while.

But, not all villains are bad. To some, the baddies are the good guys. And, Star Wars: A Shattered Hope shows us exactly that. Well, at least it tells a beautiful story through the eyes of Ensign Nanda, Commanding Officer to one of the worst villains ever created: Darth Vader!

When I first started to read comics, I gravitated towards the female-centric storylines.  I figured gender would be a good place to start with “identifying” with the characters. Witchblade was one of the first, and it stuck.  So, when I saw that Witchblade: Case Files #1 was on the table to be reviewed, I jumped on the opportunity.  I literally leapt onto my sofa to reply on my laptop. 


Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

Friend of FBC and acclaimed, Pittsburgh-based author Howard Shapiro is releasing his next graphic novel, The Hockey Saint (Check out my review.), and to help celebrate this exciting event, Howard has been very generous to provide us with a number of awesome items to give away to our readers!

Author Howard Shapiro delivers another solid story about friendship, sacrifice, and life’s trials and tribulations in his new graphic novel, The Hockey Saint. Operating as book two in the Forever Friend’s trilogy, The Hockey Saint sees Tom Leonard leave behind his rock-and-roll band days and high school to take on university life and focus on his skills in the ice rink. But, is “the game” everything in life for Tom? Is there nothing more important? An unlikely friendship will not only force Tom to confront issues like these head-on, but will also force him to make some of the most difficult choices in his life so far.

You're invited to join Fanboy Comics and a myriad of LA's talented indie comic book creators for Pulp Fiction's Halloween Comic Fest on Saturday, October 25th, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at their Culver City, CA, location!

Pulp Fiction will give the “treat” of literacy during this spooky holiday season with FREE all-ages comics for everyone who visits the shop on this special day!  In addition, you won't want to miss the Artists' Alley area, where local comic book creators [including Fanboy Comics' Sebastian Kadlecik (creator of Penguins vs. Possums), Joshua Hauke (creator of Tales of the Brothers Three), and Tony Fleecs (artist of My Little Pony)] will be signing their books and doing sketches.

The following is an interview with comic book expert and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Wallace, author of Star Wars: Imperial Handbook, which will be released for sale on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wallace about what readers can expect from this Imperial Military guide, the "in-book authors" that will share their villainous perspective, and the amazing features of the deluxe edition that every Star Wars fan will want to own!

Station 16 is a taut, creepy, and inventive slow burn of a graphic novel.  It starts off simple, almost mundane, then everything gets turned upside down and around and just like the characters, you don’t know which way is up, or what is right and what is wrong.  Station 16, written and illustrated by Hermann and Yves H., who are also father and son, thrives in these grey areas, where reality and the unknown and the impossible blur together in the cold, desolate Russian landscape. As unforgiving as the climate is the ordeal a small band of Russian soldiers finds themselves unable to escape from after answering a distress call from the long-dormant Station 16, located out in the middle of nothing.

While there’s a wide variety of comics on the shelves these days to choose from, most of us live on a fixed income. This is why I consider it so important to champion unique, amazing, stand-out series like The Mercenary Sea. Written by Kel Symons and featuring the art of Mathew Reynolds, The Mercenary Sea has been compared to Joss Whedon’s Firefly, if it took place on a refitted German U-Boat during the 1930s. Symons and Reynolds consistently deliver a book every month that features breathtaking artwork, clever dialogue, and bold storytelling in an action-adventure serial package that easily fits among the likes of Johnny Quest, Indiana Jones, and other Grade A examples of the genre. The Mercenary Sea is easily among the top indie books out there these days, and those missing out on the exploits of Captain Jack Harper and his crew are bound to regret it.

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