Lou Scannon Fad DeityThe following is an interview with Kris Carter, Dan Harris, and Jim Bampfield, the creative team behind the indie comic book series Lou Scannon.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Carter, Harris, and Bampfield about their inspiration for the series, the huge influence that sci-fi classics have made on Lou Scannon's creation, and their advice for aspiring comic book creators.

This interview was conducted on March 10, 2013.

 

Cable and X-Force 1The 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.


He helped to save the present by raising Hope in the future, against all odds and on the run from his former friends and colleagues.  Now, he’s back, ready to take on the world to help keep the new survival of mutantkind viable, but he can’t do it alone; seeking help from his friends and using the various skills that he’s been known for, Nathan Summers skirts the law to get what he feels he needs for his quest.  No longer considered an X-Man, no longer viewing himself as the father to Hope that she saw in him, he strikes hard and decisively with his team: they are Cable and X-Force.

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Ghost Town 1Continuing with their mature readers label, Action Lab Comics has released what is sure to be THE tentpole summer movie of 2018 with their newest title, Ghost Town.

In June of 2014, while working in secret under the Painted Desert of Arizona, a group of scientists succeeds in their attempts to displace an object in time.  But, their triumph is short-lived as shortly thereafter, terrorists assault the compound and steal the technology.

Thunderbolts Image 3The 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 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.


There are evils in the world that cannot be kept in check, but must be cut out. General Thaddeus Ross, a.k.a. Red Hulk, understands this better than anyone and has gathered a group of like-minded individuals to accomplish what none of them could alone: Punisher, Elektra, Deadpool, Venom - these are the soldiers who will accomplish what the “heroes” of the world find themselves unable to do.

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Sweethearts of the GalaxyLook!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's the Sweethearts of the Galaxy!  If you are as big of a fan of cosplay as I am, you will not want to miss the Kickstarter campaign for Sweethearts of the Galaxy, a new web series starring well-known cosplayers Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver (a.k.a. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy) which celebrates costume play, and its avid participants, in all of their glory.  In the series, Quinn and Silver will portray Katelyn (Trinity Infinity) and Silvia (Element 47), two cosplayers enjoying their convention experience until a nasty head injury convinces Katelyn that she is, in fact, a superhero!  (Whether actual superpowers will accompany this new identity remains to be seen. Viewers must stay tuned to the web series!)  If you have ever wished that your bed sheet cape magically transformed you into a real superhero, then this is the web series for you!

McFarlane MFTThe devil's in the details. Ain't that the truth? It's also the name of the recently released collection of Todd McFarlane's art from his 3-decade-spanning career. I was excited when Image announced the illustrated biography of Todd McFarlane in hardcover. Not so excited about the price tag. I got $99.00 and Tood McFarlane ain't one of them. So, I instead opted for the more affordable $39.00 softcover. Not that the hardcover wouldn't have been worth it. I just po'.

Olga BatgirlThe following is an interview with animation and storyboard artist Olga Ulanova.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Ulanova about how she began her career in art, how she is able to tell stories through animation and storyboarding, and which animated TV shows on which she is currently working.

This interview was conducted on March 11, 2013.

 

 

Thor God of ThunderThe 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 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.


By Odin's Beard! Take a seat and a full mug, friend, and listen to a story of victories and defeats, revelry and despair, gods and butchers. Verily, this is the greatest of tales ever sung about Thor. It starts long ago and ends much, much later . . .

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You Say It FirstWorld of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.

 

You Say It First is a direct continuation of a previous comic done by Terrance and Isabel Marks, Unlike Minerva, and the two headlining characters are the same in both but with a different type of relationship.  Originally aggravated by one another, Brisbane and Kimberly fall for one another mutually, but have a hard time expressing it (hence the name of the title).  The two end up working at the same company and eventually come to grips with their relationship, but they’re still not sure how they want to pursue it in the wake of all that has happened between the two of them in Unlike Minerva. It is rare to find a comic that directly follows a previous one (I can name only a handful of examples.), and while reading the archives of Unlike Minerva would certainly help to understand the full relationship between the characters and the world they live in, there is enough clues dropped in the current comic to make up for a lack of knowledge.  All in all, this is a romantic comedy/situational comedy webcomic, with some very unusual situations.  You Say It First just finished its run in January, marking it the first (and perhaps only) World of Webcomics subject to end while this was being written; you can catch up at yousayitfirst.com.


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WonderCon logoDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

The FBC staff is very excited to be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim next weekend, alongside a number of other talented independent creators!  Taking place from March 29-31, at the Anaheim Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres.  Throughout the weekend, we will be reporting live from the convention floor, providing you with the coolest interviews, commentaries, screening details, and photos!

Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanboy Comics booth (SP-52 in the Small Press section) to meet the creators of the graphic novels Something Animal and Identity Thief and to pick up their very own signed copies.  Attendees will also be able to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.

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