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You're invited to the Penguins vs. Possums: Volume One release party and signing on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 19, 2014 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is excited to announce the upcoming release of the trade paperback Penguins vs. Possums: Volume One on June 4, 2014.  The trade paperback will collect Issues #1-4 of the epically entertaining action/comedy series from creators Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, and it will feature exclusive bonus material and a preview of what is to come in Issue #5

The first Watt O’Hugh novel, The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh, was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011 and also won Best Fantasy Novel in The Indie Excellence Awards 2012.  Now, the acclaimed novel is being re-released, along with the second part of the tale of mysterious shootist and time roamer Watt O’Hugh, Watt Underground, which both clarifies some of the mysteries from Ghosts and continues revealing pieces of Watt’s story for curious readers.  With so much fanfare about the original novel, I was uncertain whether it would live up the hype, and, sadly, for me, while Ghosts is a well-crafted, unique piece, I was left mostly unmoved and slightly baffled. I personally found Watt Underground a more enjoyable read, and it almost felt like a decoder ring for some of my confusion from the first book.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

In this week's edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, there are so many great opportunities for giving back in the comic book community that I will be highlighting TWO great charitable causes.  Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment, and Top Cop Publishing are celebrating heroes in a variety of ways this week, honoring those individuals who have had a positive impact on our lives by encouraging others to become heroes in their own right.  These organizations have offered their support to Superman Hall of Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project, and Fanboy Comics wants to join them in educating its readers about these important organizations and how you can help.

As a great big film nerd, I can’t ever underestimate the importance of Japanese giant monster movies as a very early influence of my love of movies.  This will date me a bit, but when I was growing up near the Kansas City area, one of the local TV stations (I want to say it was Channel 5, Kansas City’s CBS affiliate.) always had an afternoon movie that ran between 4:00 and 6:00 in the afternoon.  Eight-year-old me would get really excited when Channel 5 would have Monster Week for that afternoon movie slot.  It never really mattered to me how cheesy the special effects were (and, in retrospect, now as an adult, I find the idea of a grown man in a rubber monster costume stomping away at a miniature set of Tokyo to be endlessly charming).  There was something about Godzilla and his Batman-rivaling rogues gallery of enemies that really captivated me.  Also, eight-year-old me was keenly aware of just how incredibly lame Gamera was.  A giant turtle who protects annoying children?  Come on!  I am not one to wax nostalgic over childhood relics, but there’s no doubt that Godzilla and other giant monsters inspired me to seek out other forms of cinema.


It was somewhat ironic that I was reading a series of essays on fatherhood the week of Mother’s Day and, at the same time, poetically apropos. Women are always dying for a glimpse into the minds of men. It is rare we get to hear the male introspective view on parenthood; not just scholarly essays, but rather reflective, insightful, humorous stories filled with the emotion of Ben Tanzer’s Lost In Space. Lost in Space is a simple, yet powerful, memoir that will move you beyond words and leave you in stitches whether you are a parent or not.

I didn't know what to expect going into Refill (by Random Cushing and Nick Sudar), but I can honestly say I enjoyed my short time with the characters. Phil, or Refill as he's also called, is a paranormal detective of sorts on a case to find a missing box of hats. But, these are no ordinary hats. They have the power to transform the wearer into the form of the powerful Totem Spirits. Refill is enlisted by the sisters of the 3 Sisters Power Emporium to track them down before things get out of hand.

Most adults have heard the famous General Sherman quote on war being hell, but we have no measuring stick to judge its veracity. Director Tom Petch attempts to give us one through his film, The Patrol, which examines the lives of British troops in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, as they fulfill their role as part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force. It’s a war film for a modern world, where viewers have become weary of fighting other nations’ wars and trying to police the international community.

The following is an interview with Vince Brusio, writer of the new comic book Autopsy: Feast for a Funeral #1, which was made in collaboration with (and fully licensed by) famed death metal band Autopsy.  The band, which was formed in 1987 by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler and has long been considered a pioneering band in the death metal and Doom/Death genres, has previously ventured into other mediums (with contributions to the 2005 music documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook); however, Feast for a Funeral marks their first foray into comics.  Now, Brusio and Autopsy are joining forces and taking the world by storm, as cast members in this year’s premier episode of Showtime’s Shameless can even be spotted wearing Feast for a Funeral t-shirts.

In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brusio about the inspiration for the comic book, the creative process of working with Autopsy and artist Mats Engesten, his other upcoming projects, and more!

This interview was conducted on May 13, 2014.

In sports, execution is often everything,

There are certain situations in all sports where everybody in the stadium knows what’s coming next, yet the play is so flawlessly executed by an individual player or an entire team that it doesn’t matter that the opposition knew what to expect.  The Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers were not a team that fooled you.  They were so well coached that it was hard to stop them, even when the other team knew the sweep was coming right at them.

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