Issue #3 of the annual LHV Publishing anthology Kitty & Batz is bound to offend someone, and the titular characters really don’t care if you don’t like them. They love murder, mayhem, and copious amounts of caffeine, and woe to anyone who stands in their way! I hadn’t read the previous two installments in Kitty and Batz’s story, but the loosely connected vignettes lend themselves to easy immersion into their dark, slightly twisted world.

Let me just start off by saying that if you haven’t picked up the indie comic Penguins vs Possums yet, then like poor, mopey Jon Snow, you officially “know nothing.” When a book is this good, one assumes that creators Sebastian Kadlecik (writer/artist), John Bring (writer/artist), and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (writer/editor) forged this issue, like Mjölnir, in the heart of a dying star. When this issue hit the presses, Odin surely decreed that Penguins vs. Possums #4 had "no equal as a story of destruction or as a tale to entertain." (Sorry, for all of the Thor references. The God of Thunder pays me for the PR.)

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You're invited to join Fanboy Comics for a graphic novel signing on Saturday, November 16th, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Cool Cats Comics and Cards in Los Angeles, CA!

The creators (Michael Poisson, Matt Jacobs, and Oceano Ransford) of The Arcs, Fanboy Comics' latest graphic novel, will be on hand to sign copies of the book.  In addition, copies of FBC's previous graphic novels, Identity Thief and Something Animal, will be available for sale.  Fans who stop by the store will have a chance to pick up their very own signed copies and purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style. (Did we mention that these items make great holiday gifts?)

At Bent-Con 2013, Fanboy Comics' Kristine Chester chats with Joey Stern of Geeks OUT!, the organization that promotes LGBT creators and fans alike, about the company, its controversial “Skip Ender's Game” boycott, Arrow, and more!

Living with Insanity (www.livingwithinsanity.com) is an ongoing web comic created by David Herbert and drawn by Paul Salvi and Fer Galicia. The basic story follows a group of creative types as they struggle to create, promote, and try to break even on a web comic. They face the realities of trying to increase website hits, make con booths profitable enough to avoid losing money, and the difficulties of writer’s block and artist distraction.

The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the sixth and seventh episodes of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episodes "FZZT" and "The Hub" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.

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At Comikaze Expo 2013, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon chats with members of the burlesque troupe Devil's Playground about their geek-themed upcoming events and presence at the convention.

Those interested in learning more about Devil's Playground and their upcoming events are encouraged to visit DevilsPlaygroundLA.com.

For years, geeks around the globe - no matter if they identify as gamers or comic book fans, have enjoyed adaptations of each others' properties.   It only makes sense that video games have found their way into the sequential art medium, and that comic books have been translated to popular games like those within the Batman: Arkham series.  Until today, never before had an established video game property become a web comic. Com2uS, the developer and publisher of bestselling mobile game Golf Star, announced today a partnership with Tapastic, the leading publisher and distribution platform for web comics, to publish an original web comic based on Golf Star characters.

For more information regarding the new partnership and what fans can expect from Golf Star web comic, please see the full press release below.

If you’ve ever wished that more artists did sexy clown pin-up spreads, the new Dark Horse series Clown Fatale may be the comic you’ve been waiting for. Four buxom, down-on-their-luck circus performers get mistaken for contract killers after another lackluster performance in a small town, and they jump at the chance to gain $50,000 and leave their migratory lifestyle behind them.  It’s adult, it’s gritty, and it’s definitely not designed to entice people to run away to join the circus. This comic is definitely for mature readers due to its nudity, foul language, and drug use.

I have not yet read Joe Hill’s novel NOS4A2, a horror tale about a mysterious dark man who kidnaps children, drains their life force, and takes them to his demented amusement park called Christmasland, but I was still intrigued by the concept of a comic book prequel exploring the villain, Charles Manx; however, as I read through Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland’s short first issue, I realized that I was missing something by not knowing the original story, and it made the comic less enjoyable.

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