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The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW! Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.

Throughout known space, a little, blue planet in the Sol system has become renowned for their continual intervention in galactic affairs.  Forces have aligned against this planet, armadas and warlords have set their sights on the home of some of the mightiest heroes in the universe, but there is a force that even they pause for, a group equally renowned and feared.  Be careful not to cross them, for they are the Guardians of the Galaxy.


With the media blitz surrounding the return of Mother Monster after her agonizing six-month absence from the public eye, recuperating from a broken hip (Granny Gaga?), I simply had to weigh in with my two cents. Although quite a Gaga fan, I hardly consider myself one of her "Little Monsters" and see myself more as one of her peers. A bold statement? I'll explain.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Sam Rhodes chats with actor C. Thomas Howell (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, The Amazing Spider-Man) about his approach to playing the villainous Professor Zoom and more.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica) discusses his new show, Helix, whether he would ever travel to Mars, and more.


‘Psych:’ TV Review

Psych is like a fresh pineapple on a hot, summer day. Cool, sweet, and refreshing. (I'm sure Shawn would say that a pineapple a day keeps the doctor away.) The show centers around Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a "psychic" consultant with the Santa Barbara Police Department and his best friend and reluctant partner Burton 'Gus' Guster (Dulé Hill) or Gee Buttersnaps, Squirts Macintosh, Ovaltine Jenkins, or whatever odd/hilarious name Shawn makes up for him. With Shawn's photographic memory, detective instincts, heightened observational skills, and charming personality, he's able to convince people that he's able to solve cases with psychic ability. "Oh, so it's The Mentalist?" C'mon, son! The Mentalist came out two years after Psych. Plus, Simon Baker wishes he had Shawn's exquisite hair.

I didn't realize Dynamite was rebooting Red Sonja under the helm of fan favorite writer Gail Simone until the week it came out. Simone is such a fan favorite, in fact, DC cracked under fan pressure to re-hire her after unceremoniously dumping Simone from writing duties on Batgirl.

Simone is known for her compelling stories and witty dialogue, having cut her teeth on Marvel's Deadpool and developed quite a following with DC's Birds of Prey, following creator Chuck Dixon in its pre-New 52 hullabaloo. Having worked on heavy hitters like Wonder Woman and Secret Six, Gail has earned her stripes and is well liked amongst fans and peers alike. Most associated with Barbara Gordon in her Oracle and Batgirl incarnations, it seemed fitting that Dynamite turned to Simone to breathe new life into another well known, red-headed heroine for a make-over/reboot. (Ironic, little-known fact: Gail herself is a beautician.) A fan turned pro, Gail quickly proved she was just as good with a pen as she was with a curling iron, rising quickly amongst the writers of a male-dominated field.

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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Unable to take on the revised machinations of the Red Skull alone, Iron Man calls upon his former teammates to reassemble the Avengers.  Stymied by his selfish and self-destructive personality, Iron Man’s ability to lead the team into battle has varying results, but the addition of a new Avenger gives him hope that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can yet win the day.  The show airs on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Disney XD.


I am sure that there are some people who will try to tell you that Dear Esther is not a game. Those people are wrong, but I can understand their point. There are no enemies. There are no real obstacles to overcome. There are not even any buttons. Well, that’s not entirely true. You walk and look like in most other first-person games, but every other button just focuses your view. So, why would you want to play it?

The following is an interview with Samit Basu, writer of the new superhero novel, Turbulence, and one of India's most talented young writers, with an impressive profile in comics, Young Adult fiction, and science fiction/fantasy.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Basu about his inspiration for the superhero story, the possibility of adapting the book into a graphic novel, and his upcoming projects.

This interview was conducted on July 25, 2013.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

Here’s some irony: this weekend I quit my job, the job that was preventing me from attending Comic-Con.  The ironic part was I quit my job on Comic-Con weekend.  So, I wasn’t in Hall H on Saturday afternoon when Zack Snyder summoned Henry Lennix to the podium to read from the Holy Texts of Frank Miller.  I wasn’t there to hear Hall H explode when it was announced that the Man of Steel sequel would feature a conflict between Superman and Batman.  Maybe if I’d been in the room and felt that palpable energy, my reaction would be different.  I get it.  I’d like to see some kind of Batman/Superman team-up as much as anybody.  But, right now, Snyder and company are gearing up for this thing to come out in the summer of 2015, which means they’ll have to go from script to post in less than two full years.  Does anybody really think that can work out well?  I don’t and here are three reasons why I think this is a pretty bad idea.

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