The beginning of the third act is finally here. As the two previous stories have alluded to, the Rakatan Infinite Empire has come knocking on the Tython System’s door with a massive military force. Initially unable to stop their advance, the Je’daii forces and their non-Force-using allies work together to push back the Rakatans before doom takes them all, but the cost of doing so means opening up their hearts to the one thing that could tip the balance of the universe forever against the Light Side.
At Bent-Con 2013, Fanboy Comics' Kristine Chester talks with writer and publisher PK Eiselt and artists Zach Enea and Silvana Inks about the publisher Minus Zero and their LGBT comic series Junkyard Angels and The Agenda.
The FBC crew discuss episode six of the fourth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "Live Bait" by FBC staffers Kristine Chester, Drew Sirgausa and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero as they discuss the Governor's return and his possible redemption.
It's that time of year. There's a nip in the air, holiday music has started playing over the radio, and the race to find the perfect geeky gifts is on. Well, Fanboy Comics is here to help with its annual Holiday Gift Guide! This being Fanboy Comics, it is only appropriate that we start off with graphic novels. The medium has been constantly pushing the boundaries of storytelling, and 2013 was no exception. Enjoy our recommendations for a few of the new titles that caught our eyes and some old favorites, as well.
– Kristine Chester
A lot can change in 600 years. Fortunately, the Killbook of Gabriel, the former Protector of Amerika, provides all the necessary information to get caught up on that history. Gabriel is a paladin, a genetically engineered perfect soldier created to fight in the Noman War between Earth and the colonies of Mars. Following the war, Gabriel became a celebrity and, for lack of a better word, a superhero until he was framed for murdering officials of the United States of Armtech (USA) and arrested using the killswitch bred into him. Nine years later Gabriel is broken out of prison and is looking for revenge.
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 18, 2013 – The creators of the epic comic book series Penguins vs. Possums are proud to announce that their characters will soon come to life with the release of one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted and painted figurines! Set to premiere at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con 2013, characters Emperor Xiao, Zolin (Captain of the Guard), and The Chosen One will leap off comic book pages and onto the convention floor.
When the economic downturn took Derek Adnams’ job, he made an eminently practical decision: he would become a comic book writer. He recently won the UcreateComics and Write Brothers comic book scripting competition and was awarded a contract to write SUITZ #2. Over the next few weeks, Fanboy Comics will be chronicling Adnams’ journey throughout the creative process, as UcreateComics and Write Brothers will assist him in going from concept to development and production and, finally, to finished product. This is his story.
By Derek Adnams
The first thing I can remember seeing is Amazing Spider Man #188. That was in 1979, and although I couldn’t read, I’d look at the pictures and make up words to go along with them. In high school I started writing comic books properly, following the writers whose talent spoke to my teenage wasteland mentality – people like Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Neil Gaiman, and Grant Morrison. Always Grant Morrison.
With each new issue of Buzzkill, we learn a little more about the superhero/recovering alcoholic whose name isn’t Ruben. We’re three quarters through now, and a lot of the pieces alluded to in the first two issues are finally starting to fall into place.
The Fifth Beatle is the story of the legendary rock group’s rise to the top, but it’s not the Beatles’ story. As an entity, the Beatles are the focal point of this comic, but as characters, John, Paul, George, and Ringo are background. Personality-wise, they’re pretty much four identical copies, who all have essentially the same reactions to things and even speak in unison at times. In fact, when we first meet them there are only three, as Ringo hasn’t yet joined the band. Then, by the next scene, there he is, without a word about how he came along, or even a mention of his name. He is—they all are—irrelevant, except as part of the entity.
Greetings, tributes and victors!
Fanboy Comics had the good fortune to be invited (Special thanks to Marsia Powers of Whedonopolis and Mark Sheppard for “greasing the wheels” with President Snow to get us inside!) to a special preview and reception for the official auction of the actual costumes from The Hunger Games film adaptation.