Comic book publisher BOOM! Studios will soon be releasing Bee and Puppycat #2 on Wednesday, June 11th, written by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson, as well as illustrated by Allegri. The publisher has been very generous to the Fanboy Comics staff, as we are now able to share an exclusive advance preview of Issue #2, along with variant covers by Allegri, Zac Gorman, and Jeremy Sorese!
Thanks to the ingenuity of Toy Story, humans have caught on to the hijinks that toys and stuffed animals have been causing right under our noses. No longer will we be fooled by their cute and fluffy exteriors. Now, thanks to comic book writer Brett Uren and a host of other comic book creators, we will get a more in-depth look into the dark and gritty lives of toys when they are left to their own devices. Today, The Kickstarter Report will be highlighting Torsobear: Yarns from Toyburg, a collection of eleven grisly crime stories written in the style of film noir and set in a world of toys. What happens to the toys when they are not being played with? Do they have cute adventures like in children’s books, or is there something more sinister afoot? You can get a peek into the dismal world of Toyburg by taking a look at the Kickstarter campaign for this upcoming comic book anthology.
What is God? Does he exist as an actual entity or merely as a concept in religious doctrine? And, if God does exist, then why do bad things happen to good people? These are just a few of the questions raised by Frank vs. God, which premiered at Dances With Films on Friday night.
Escape from Jesus Island #2 gives readers the details I longed for in Issue #1 while getting down and dirty about the severe ethical violations ReGen has engaged in its quest to resurrect Jesus. I began to understand why STAB was so eager to get onto Malsum Island and ferret out the truth while realizing it was far worse than the doomed, meddling kids could ever comprehend.
The indie comic The Kill Screen #1 eschews the more traditional means of the apocalypse and tags the intense connection between humans and the digital world as the root for our downfall; however, rather than focusing on how we currently are always wired through smart phones and WiFi, the creators use the eight-bit video arcade motif of a screen so covered with pixilated glitches that it becomes unplayable (a.k.a. kill screen). When these glitches bleed into the physical world, how will humanity react, and can we survive this type of societal breakdown?
Skriker #0: A Boy and His Beast comes from the brilliant mind of Dani Smith (creator, writer, and artist). Released on May 7, this comic is a prequel to her novel, Black Dog and Rebel Rose. It gives the reader a proper introduction to Skriker, a half-demon with a demon father and human, stripper mother. Skriker, with his skin covered in tattoos and a green, double-spade pointed tail, was raised to fight on the side of good, even if it means battling it out with other demons.
I came to be aware of John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, from the same source that alerted me to Buffy Summers: Time magazine’s year-end best of lists. Like most of the civilized world, I thought the idea of basing a television show on that goofy movie was nuts. How desperate could this new WB network be for programming? And then, one year (probably 1997), I saw that Time had Buffy the Vampire Slayer listed as the best show on television. I had to tune in, right? The first episode I watched was “Go Fish,” a steroid-themed installment and one of the weaker outings of the entire series. But, I stuck with it, and Buffy is one of my favorite shows of all time. (It used to be my clear favorite, but Breaking Bad has muddied the waters for me on that.)
Indie comic book publisher Inverse Press has been releasing comic books and graphic novels since 2010, and readers can always count on the publisher to provide stories that venture outside of conventional norms. With their latest release, Eyes of the Hurricane, Inverse Press shares a personal tale of survival, hope, and faith based on the memories and experiences of Roberto Acosta, a survivor of Hurricane Ivan.
Words can’t describe how much I love the adventures of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (especially Dana Scully). Thus, it only made sense to review a copy of IDW’s The X-Files Art Gallery, whichm as the title suggests, is short on words. Outside of a few quick Q&A blurbs with the contributing artists, this book is all about pictures.