The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the tenth episode and mid-season finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the gut punch the team took in the final moments, and the revelation that Coulson's secret will be revealed when the show returns. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "The Bridge" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
After the Plague of 2020, society changed. Advancements in genetic engineering made it possible for gay and lesbian couples to conceive children, and, slowly, straight folks or “breeders” became abnormal, being thought of as perverse. Over a century since the plague, Gavin Preston just wants to be at his pregnant husband Richard's side, but when he's swept up in the straight cause and accused of being a terrorist, the only way to clear his name is to help change society's way of thinking.
X-Files Season 10 from IDW Publishing and Joe Harris continues its excellent run with its seventh issue, Hosts: Part 2. The last issue found Agents Mulder and Scully investigating a case with connections to an old X-File. When Mulder arrives at Martha’s Vineyard to look into the strange events taking place there, he quickly finds himself back in the company of Flukeman, one of the creepy creatures from the show’s second season. If you’re a fan of Flukeman, the seventh issue gives you not just one Flukeman, but an entire nest of Flukemen! Welcome to your worst nightmare. Or at least Mulder’s, who finds himself surrounded by these blood-sucking creatures. Will he be able to escape them? How did Flukeman come to be? Read the conclusion of Hosts in X-Files Season 10 #7 when it’s released today!
Watson and Holmes from New Paradigm Studios reimagines the ever-popular detective duo in modern-day Harlem. Jon Watson is a medical intern at the Convent Emergency Center who has a patient roll through after taking a severe beating, when in walks Holmes, a mysterious guy asking questions about the patient like a cop might. The patient wakes up and lets Watson and Holmes know that his girlfriend is being held captive. Holmes gives Watson his card. Turns out that Holmes isn’t a cop, but a private investigator/consultant for the NYPD. Watson, wanting to get to the bottom of the missing girl, teams up with Holmes to start investigating her kidnapping. What they uncover during their investigation goes much further than just a kidnapping, including drugs, hit lists, and conspiracies. And, that’s just the beginning!
Digital studio Madefire is in the comic book industry headlines again this morning, as it has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to bring the popular Hellboy title to life in motion book format.
For more details on the recent partnership, please see Madefire's full press release below.
This zero issue of Brain Boy is the perfect introduction to Dark Horse’s new telepathic hero, Matt Price, who doesn’t like to be called Brain Boy. Or if you already read the three-issue miniseries, this gives you the chance to see just how writer Fred Van Lente kicked off his Brain Boy reimagining, as the character was originally created in the sixties. Compiled from Dark Horse Presents #23-25, which appeared months before the Psy vs. Psy miniseries, and drawn by Freddie Williams II, known best for his work on DC Comic’s Robin and Flash, this is still the Matt Price we know and love, but he hasn’t been assisting the United States Secret Service for very long. That only becomes apparent when his current mission runs afoul of assassins, and he has to call his employer, Albright Industries, for help, which is a spectacular and clever scene, like many of the scenes in this issue.
The premise of Velvet is, essentially, “What if Moneypenny was as good a field agent as James Bond?” I wouldn’t be surprised if some variation on that question was what led to the creation of Velvet in the first place. The last issue introduced us to Velvet Templeton, quiet secretary for a group of elite British secret agents, who’s much more than what she seems. She’s brilliant, she’s methodical, and she has a dark, mysterious history. This second issue shows her in action.
Throughout this entire arc, the question that’s been at the forefront of everything that happens is “What’s in the case?” Well, apparently, what’s in the case is the apocalypse. And, when time runs out, it will be unleashed upon the world.
Indestructible is the first of a four-issue mini-series from the new publishing company Darby Pop in partnership with IDW. Written by Jeff Kline, with art by Javi Garron, inked by Salvi Garcia, colored by Alejandro Sanchez, and lettered by Troy Peteri, it is a story about a potential superhero thrust into a world where superheroes are the norm.
1. Having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved.
If Walt Disney and Quentin Tarantino had a love child, that baby might come in the form of fan favorite comic book artist Jason Pearson. A sleek, dynamic style leaning toward animation serves as a buffer for the often grim and gritty subject matter of Jason's art.