For a long time now, I have been wanting to watch Doctor Who where the entire episode is set on the TARDIS. Thanks to Stephen Thompson and his episode, “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS,” that is exactly what we got this week.
What do you do when you are encouraged to revolt, but the revolution is not yours? What if the revolution you have produces offspring that completely usurps that sort of zeal which first bred it? What do we really fight for?
In 1445, an alien crash lands on American soil. Hurt, the alien plants a protective force field around all of the Americas that will stay in place until help arrives. Five hundred years later, the world as we know it has changed: Hitler wins WWII and takes over the entire world, except for the Americas, a land no one has been able to penetrate, let alone colonize.
Ten-year-old Timmy loves Halloween more than any other kid on his block. In fact, he loves Halloween so much, he wishes it was year round. But, when new neighbors move into the scariest house on the block, Timmy better be careful what he wishes for. He realizes he must use all of his resources to stop his new, otherworldly neighbors from handing out candy that turns children into monsters.
That wonderful time of the year is fast approaching. Nerd Christmas itself: Free Comic Book Day. Action Lab Entertainment has an awesome all-ages issue in store for the occasion, featuring an adventure of their new heroine, Molly Danger, and a serving of Adrienne, their princess who refuses to be a damsel in distress in Princeless.
Okay, there’s some good news and some bad news . . . Which do you want first?
Okay, the good news . . . Monkeybrain Comics has released the third rollicking issue of Mask of the Red Panda, and it's every bit as full of chewy pulp pleasure as the first two.
The following is an interview with Jamal Igle, the creator of Action Lab Entertainment's new graphic novel, Molly Danger. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Igle about his inspiration for the all-ages series, the process of working with the multi-continental creative team, and the upcoming release of the story in radio play format.
This interview was conducted on April 26, 2013.
Graveyard of Empires begins as a powerful narrative about a group of soldiers who are struggling with the ongoing war in Afghanistan. As they struggle to win the hearts and minds of the people of Afghanistan, to deal with insurgent attacks, and to protect themselves, the book gracefully, and rather tactfully, documents the personal struggles of these soldiers to rectify what exactly they are doing in a country that does not want them.
MINOR SPOILERS BELOW
The Colonized #2 continues the story of the Carbon Falls Collective, a small, “off the grid” town in Montana with the incredible misfortune to be invaded by both aliens and zombies simultaneously, compounded by the incredible misfortune of having a lot of closed-minded xenophobes in its populace.
“Listen, sweetheart . . . I’m not a complicated girl. I don’t want much, and I need even less . . . That’s the way I like it . . . It’s how I’m glued. I’m not looking for flowers or candy . . . I’m not even looking for caramel centered honesty . . . which I’m guessing fits in well with that circle of white skin round your finger where a wedding ring sometimes likes to sit . . . Don’t explain, honey . . . I don’t care . . . If you’re asking me . . . do I want another drink . . . ? Yeah . . . I always want another drink.”
Noir is often described as a bleakness, a pessimism, a lack of hope or faith . . . and that describes the latest work from Mike Young and Mark Crane to a “T.” Not that that’s a bad thing . . .