These are not the droids you were expecting.

I keep falling into this trap. I keep thinking that I know where The Star Wars is going, and I keep being surprised. The comic is based on George Lucas’ first draft of Star Wars, before he stripped out the craziest ideas. (This review will go much smoother if we all agree that Star Wars is super crazy, and that is one of the reasons that we like it.) So, if the movie counts as sane, how awesomely bonkers was the first draft? It was the best thing ever.

Bandette is a story about thievery, justice, small dogs, narrow escapes, and also capes, because all of these things matter to Bandette, a flamboyant costumed thief who is in the game as much for the enjoyment of a good heist as the money. With the help of her loyal friends, the Urchins, Bandette steals valuable paintings, stops other, less sporting, criminals as a favor to Inspector Belgique, and stays one step ahead of her enemies.

Welcome to Innovation, the brainchild of writer Wes Locher, in which Radical Development Scientific Laboratories Inc. (R.D.S.L.) is crafting the future, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.  This is an anthology series of sorts, with each issue containing four stories written by Locher, with art by four different artists, and all in way or another relating to R.D.S.L.  In this premiere issue, Locher does a solid job of setting up the ambiguity of R.D.S.L., portraying the corporation as mysterious, subversive, progressive, and highly successful and intelligent.  This is a future you aren’t sure you want to be a part of, where you may be a guinea pig without even knowing it and where humans and advanced technology coexist, though often flawed by human error.

Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with comic artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy: Season 8, Joker's Daughter) about his new gig on Dark Horse's Serenity: Leaves on the Wind miniseries, the struggles with spaceship setting, and what may be in the future for our favorite pack of Browncoats.

The Fanboy Comics staff and the creators behind The Arcs introduce the epic graphic novel that focuses on the fates of the last archangels in Heaven.

I reread the first panel of this issue four times in a row before reading any further, and I laughed every time I read the same lines of dialogue. In one panel, this comic can do a lot.

I can't explain what Pretty Deadly is about. Normally, I like to give an elevator pitch, but how do you sum up a story that's really still in the prologue? I can't even say with certainty that all of the characters have been assembled yet. What I can say is Pretty Deadly is a supernatural tale set in a western setting, and it's going to make you think.

The following is an interview with Carl Critchlow, the creator, writer, and illustrator of legendary comic series Thrud the Barbarian. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Critchlow about celebrating the 30th anniversary of Thrud, his inspiration for the series, and the most challenging elements of the creative process.

This interview was conducted on October 29, 2013.

New on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better.


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A new off-shoot species of humanity is starting to assert themselves in world affairs, and the son of their most prominent leader is thrown into the fray when he starts to exhibit his latent abilities.  Caught between his loyalty to his family and the need to understand more about who and what he is, Stephen explores the new world set before him while trying to maintain ties to what he thought was a normal life.  The show airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) on The CW.


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Unfortunately for Denise, Chambers #3 allows her to connect the dots behind who is picking off her family members, one by one, and get some real answers to why her father was gunned down. She’s also forced to close off her humanity as she sets out for vigilante justice, but while she’s cool and collected as she guns perpetrators down, Denise isn’t hard enough to be completely unaffected by her actions. By the end of the issue, this street-wise cop realizes that she can trust no one, even the boys in blue who are supposed to protect her back.

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