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The Almighties Origins is a short comic that fills the gaps of their adventures in The Almighties #1 and their first official job for the US White House. The President has good reason to wonder about his new team of superheroes, since not all of them have the most pure motives for fighting crime.

There is a new graphic novel out (produced by Capcom of all companies) that is worthy of note.  I’m talking about Lost Planet: First Colony, a sci-fi action/thriller which primarily takes place on an exceptionally hostile and exceptionally cold planet.  Why is this worthy of note?  Aside from Capcom, there are several reasons.  Allow me to explain.

James Marsters, Kate Steele, and John Vickery head the cast of Salomé when L.A. Theatre Works presents Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, the story of the exotic and seductive young woman whose obsession with revenge leads this Biblical tale to its inevitable end — the beheading of Jokanaan (John the Baptist), and Salomé’s infamous dance of the seven veils. The last of Wilde’s plays to be produced in his lifetime, Salomé was fraught with scandal and considered so provocative that it was frequently banned. All performances will be recorded live in front of an audience (without sets or costumes) to air on L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM) and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.

You're invited to join Fanboy Comics for a graphic novel signing on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA!

The creators (Michael Poisson, Matt Jacobs, and Oceano Ransford) of The Arcs, Fanboy Comics' latest graphic novel, will be on hand to sign copies of the book. In addition, copies of FBC's previous graphic novels, Identity Thief and Something Animal, will be available for sale. Fans who stop by the store will have a chance to pick up their very own signed copies and purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.

If I had to sum up my feelings on The Illegitimates thus far in a single sentence, it would be, “Meh, decent enough;” however, that’s not quite enough for a review, so I’ll expand a bit.

Well, I’ve finally got what I wanted. My previous two reviews of the Peabody & Sherman comics both noted that one of the hallmarks of the original segment on Rocky & Bullwinkle was distinctly missing, and this third issue has it: famous historical figures behaving like clueless idiots. First, we have Archimedes being inundated with heavier and heavier objects while he obliviously tries to take a relaxing bath. Then, Isaac Newton has to have a whole orchard pelted at his head in order to discover gravity.

Before anyone gets too excited, the release of IDW’s X-Files: Season 10 #1 – Director’s Cut is NOT an in-depth look at the web browser history of special agent Fox Mulder’s FBI-issued laptop . . . unfortunately.

Instead, IDW has provided X-philes and all yet to become X-fans alike with a re-release of Issue #1 from their wildly popular, new X-Files: Season 10 serialized comic book series.  For the devout fans who have read through the first print of this issue already, there are no new surprises with regard to content of the storyline itself.

Is there anyone else out there that thinks the title for IDW’s latest spin-offer series, The X-Files: Conspiracy, is a tad redundant?  I mean, doesn’t the whole concept of the franchise revolve around conspiracy theories, or am I making a big deal out of nothing?

If you guessed the later, you’d probably be correct, but these are the things I think about in my spare time, and as you can probably tell by now, I have way too much of it.  Regardless of the repetitive nature of the title, I was still enthusiastically excited (two can play at that game) upon hearing about IDW’s plan to crossover their new property of the X-Files with all things I loved – and continue to obsess about – from my childhood.

I have to start this review off with a disclaimer: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 Annual is the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) comic I have ever read.  There, I said it, and I fully accept the shame that comes with that statement, just as you should take the following with a grain of salt.  I was always aware of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s original black-and-white comics, which were the initial impetus for the Turtles' success in cartoons and movies, and in imbedding themselves into the pop culture canon, so when I had the opportunity to read and review IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 Annual hardcover deluxe edition release, I jumped at the chance, especially since it was co-written and drawn by original TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, who has been working on IDW’s Turtles since 2011.

Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanboy Scoop - Week in Review, will return for its fourth season on Monday, January 27, 2014, and what a show it will be! 

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