“It was so much easier when I knew who the enemy was.” -- Major Kira Nerys
DS9’s great strength has always been its sprawling cast. While the other entries in the franchise largely confined their drama to the command staff of a starship with the occasional reoccurring player, DS9 built a rogue’s gallery of guest stars, many of whom were among the show’s strongest characters. Of these, a single man stands atop all others and remains my favorite amongst any of the Trek shows. That man? Garak. Plain, simple Garak.
I don’t know if any of my fellow comic book sniffers out there have been dealing with Buffy withdrawal as hardcore as I have been these last few months, but it’s time to rejoice, for this week finally sees the release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #1. While Season 10 sees a “changing of the guard” when it comes to the creative team behind Dark Horse’s ongoing Buffy series (Enjoy your time out in the black, Georges! We miss you!), the dynamic duo of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs is fresh off their stunning run on Angel & Faith and prepared to join forces with everyone’s favorite slayer to kick a--, deliver puns, and make some @#$%ing awesome comics!
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Misfortune High is a whirlwind of adventurous, captivating, and silly fun. It is a lighthearted read filled with the daily woes of epic proportions that only teenagers can create, because everything is epic when one is a teenager. While the comic is aimed at young readers, I believe it is something adults, teens, and even younger readers will find fun and amusing. Misfortune High has magic, romance, battles, comedy, a biscuit, and a dragon . . . really, what’s not to love?
You know how whenever Batman captures a villain, he'll have escaped from Arkham Asylum and be back on the streets by next week? Yeah, Thaniel doesn't let the bad guys get that far. Possessing a mysterious power reminiscent of the grim reaper and a thirst for vengeance, Thaniel finds himself cleaning up the streets of his hometown one murder at a time.
Great news, FBC gamers!
A few months ago, Fanboy Comics shared with its readers that IDW Publishing, a leader in comic book publishing, had partnered with Pandasaurus Games for the launch of a new division, IDW Games. Since that time, IDW Games has been hard at work on several exciting projects, and they just announced what we will all be clamoring for this summer, The X-Files Big Box Board Game!
For full details on the game and its release, please see IDW Games' official press release below.
The second volume of Monster Massacre is the epitome of collaboration, which exists at the heart of comics and helps to keep the medium continually fresh and unique. It also proves that creativity truly is universal and that interesting ideas and remarkable art can exist anywhere. Spearheaded by editor Dave Elliott, co-founder of comic company Atomeka with Garry Leach, Monster Massacre Volume 2 is a mixture of tribute, passion project, and creative showcase, and it all comes together to create a very singular experience. In his introduction, Elliott introduces us to his friends and fellow purveyors of artistic originality at Imaginary Friends Studios and Stellar Labs, based in Singapore and Jakarta, respectively. The individuals that make up these two creative collectives, which specialize in graphic design, comics, illustration, concept art, and a multitude of other skills and areas, are the artists and writers featured in this book, giving us a glimpse at art and storytelling styles that are, at times, very similar and, at other times, very different than our own, and as a whole the experience is rewarding.
More than anything, I feel like The Witcher is a missed opportunity.
At least in the US, most people likely to pick up this series will be most familiar with The Witcher from the video games from CD Projekt Red; it is that take on the character which the comic uses, though, at least in the first issue, the tie-in is very loose. In that regard, the look of the book fits; Geralt, his Witcher medallion, and his silver sword all look true to the source. Joe Querio’s art, as a whole, works pretty well for the grimness of The Witcher’s setting, a dark, sword-and-sorcery world that owes more to Howard and Moorcock than Tolkien and Gygax.
For lunch today, I had French food – sausages and gravy with some fries. And, it was so good. For dinner, I had me some leftover Chinese smothered in Sriracha. That was awesome, too. But, you know what probably wouldn’t taste good? French sausages and fries, mixed with leftover Chinese food with lots of Sriracha. You just don’t mix those things, because some things just shouldn’t be mixed. I’ll come back to mixing foods in a bit. Wait for it.
Comic book publisher Top Cow will soon be releasing the ninth issue of Aphrodite IX, written by Matt Hawkins and illustrated by Stjepan Šejić, and the publisher has been very generous to the Fanboy Comics staff. In light of the comic book's March 19th release date, we are now able to share a preview of Issue #9!
The following is an interview with Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder, co-directors of Stripped, a film that brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love and what happens to it as newsprint fades away. The film includes interviews with Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jean Schulz (Peanuts), Mike and Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), and 90 more of the world's best cartoonists. Exciting to add is that the film includes the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kellett and Schroeder about their love of comics and inspiration for the documentary, their reactions to Bill Watterson's special contributions to the film, and exciting news about the film's upcoming premiere in Los Angeles, CA.
This interview was conducted on March 13, 2014.