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Just over a month ago, I plunged into the world of Fear Agent and reviewed the first re-issued volume from Dark Horse.  At the end of that review, I said I could not wait for the next volume to make its way before my eager eyes. That time has finally come, so prepare to be bombarded with ecstatic praise for the continued misadventures and burgeoning mythology of Rick Remender and Tony Moore’s intergalactic pulp creation.  This second volume is full of so much crazy, downright insane stuff, from plot twists to character developments and reveals to mass destruction on an unfathomable level that you can barely wrap your head around it, and it works because Huston can barely wrap his head around it himself.  There are so many scenes of Heath completely baffled, dumbfounded, and hilariously and unexpectedly enraged at his circumstances that Remender is somehow able to keep his mind-bogglingly awesome story relatable.

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

Happy Free Comic Book Day from Fanboy Comics! Given that Free Comic Book Day is our favorite day in all of geekdom, we felt that there would be no better way to celebrate than by offering readers a free sample of our geekiest content.

Comic book publisher BOOM! Studios will soon be releasing Suicide Risk #13 on Wednesday, May 7th, written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Elena Casagrande, and with cover art by Stephanie Hans. The publisher has been very generous to the Fanboy Comics staff, as we are now able to share an exclusive advance preview of Issue #13!

The following is an interview with Richard Martin and Julian Curtis, the director and lead actor (respectively) of the new digital series Spooked from Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, which will be released on June 4th. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Martin and Curtis about their initial interest in the project, the creative process of the cast and crew, and their own favorite scary movies.

This interview was conducted on April 28, 2014.

Ten-year-old Alice Carroll loves her beloved lab Charlie more than anyone else in her life. Her father Lewis doesn’t seem to understand her, and she doesn’t remember her mother who died when she was born. On a trip to the countryside, Charlie unexpectedly runs off, and the young girl struggles to cope with the loss for several months before finally running back to the forest to find him. Instead of Charlie, Alice stumbles across a topsy turvy magical world, where dogs are the superior species and humans exist as their pets. Can she navigate this strange new world, and is Charlie here to be found? Most importantly, will Alice ever find her way back home, or is she condemned to spend the rest of her life as a valued, but enslaved, pet?

Warning: The content reviewed is for mature audiences only.

When we think of superheroes, we fantasize about beings of magnificent strength, courage, intelligence, wisdom, and cunning incomparable to our own. They come from different words, wearing suits of armor, protecting the world and universe, always putting others’ needs before their own.  They are what we strive to be, right? Raymond Embrack would have you think differently. Big Superhero Action opens your eyes to a stark reality of what the world could look like if superheroes really did exist. For, as he says, “With superheroes . . . comes super villains.”  You cannot separate the two.

You're invited to attend an epic comic book signing at Emerald Knights' Shiners Children's Hospital Charity Event on Saturday, May 10th, at 1:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children - Los Angeles, an organization that delivers the highest quality of care to children with a host of disorders and diseases throughout North America.

“Fate has granted me a gift, Major. A gift to be a healer.”
    --Dr. Julian Bashir

It’s tough to know what to make of DS9’s resident medical officer on first blush.  He’s naïve, arrogant, and oblivious to all but the most blatant social cues.  He’s eager for challenges, but doesn’t yet know what those challenges mean.  He embodies the can-do, starry-eyed, boyish sense of adventure that the British Empire always imagined it had.  He is a pretty bold creation by the writing staff, if they intended him as I believe they did: a character as intentionally obnoxious as possible, that they might eventually redeem somehow.  Bashir’s character becomes even more fascinating in retrospect, as a later revelation places his early overweening arrogance in a much darker context.

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

I remember getting my first Star Wars novel as a gift.  It was the third of Michael Stackpole’s X-Wing books, The Krytos Trap.  Who it was from is hazy in my memory, since my dad was the middleman in the transaction.  I’m sure he told me, but I don’t remember.  The Krytos Trap became the first “grown-up” novel I ever read.  I was a big reader, but I hadn’t yet made the leap from the Young Adult section.  My nights were filled, usually, with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, with Animorphs, along with the various books we were reading for class in third grade, in which I tended to read ahead.

The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the 20th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the continuing development of Agent Ward's villainous role, and the new reveal regarding Project T.A.H.I.T.I.! Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "Nothing Personal" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.


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