Kristopher White is the creator and writer of the graphic novel, The 36.  The story is based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36 people in the world upon whom it is saved by their simple existence.

 

At Comikaze Expo 2011, he talked with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about the release of the first issue, the success of The 36’s Kickstarter campaign, and the multitude of ways that fans can pick up their own copy!

This interview was conducted on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, photos, and commentaries from Comikaze Expo 2011.  Click here for the latest coverage!

 

 

The following is an interview with Shawn Tutt of the California Browncoats, a registered non-profit charity with a mission to promote Firefly, Serenity, and their fandom through charitable works.

Tutt talks to Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about the purpose behind the California Browncoats and how they are continuing to carry Whedon’s “shiny” torch at the first ever Comikaze Expo!

This interview was conducted on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews, photos, and commentaries from Comikaze Expo 2011.  Click here for the latest coverage!

 

 

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

The Fanboy Comics Staff was very excited to attend Comikaze Expo 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in order to bring you the latest in geek news from TV, film, comics, video games, and more!

 

After a successful inaugural convention by Regina Carpinelli and the Comikaze Staff, we are proud to provide you with the coolest interviews and photos from the convention floor!  In addition, all of our content will be available on Krypton Radio and Whedonopolis.com for your listening and viewing pleasure.

 

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

It's a darn good thing Pan Am makes international flights, because this week's episode was all over the place. Don't get me wrong, I am still in love with the concept, style, and potential of the series; I just think it is suffering a little bit of an identity crisis.

After 7 episodes, you would think it would be a little more solid in conception. This week had the girls boozing it up and playing truth or dare on the plane. Perhaps, this was an attempt to create a Sex and the City-type camaraderie amongst the otherwise chemistry-less cast. I like the girls, but there is a serious lack of buyable bonding betwixt them.

"The Path of Ignorance is Guided by Fear"


And, away we go! This episode picks up right where we left off, with the Clones doing battle with the Umbarans. It was nice to see something different when it came to the Umbarans' ships. We're so used to seeing the same type of vehicles in the Star Wars Universe, and I really dug the design they came up with for the Umbarans.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Glamour and Glitter fashion and fame - Dazzler's my name! Say what? With the recent release of the Jem DVD box set, it got me reminiscing. I always had a love/hate relationship with the pink-haired pop punkette of the '80s. I truly, truly, truly enjoyed watching the Jem cartoon with my baby sister, Kelly. The drama of Jem vs. The Misfits was epic. Who needs Knots Landing when you have cat fights and day glow hairdos all rolled into one. (Just kidding, EVEYONE needs Knots Landing!) The hate part comes from my disdain for the dolls based on the cartoon. They were hideous with big, ole' jugheads of ghastly proportions. Not to mention the ugliest faces this side of 818. Ah well, it's the closest we'll ever get to a Xanadu cartoon! (OMG! That would be so cool!) And, it was good, damn it!

This is the worst time of the year to be a fan of video games. The conventional wisdom is that there is no time to release a big budget video game like the holiday season. There are three reasons for this that I can see. One is that this is the time of the year when video games are more likely to be given as gifts. Another reason is that, at the end of the year, video game journalists compose their top ten lists. For this reason game companies try to have their best products released around that time, much like a film with Oscar aspirations is more likely to be released a month before the Oscars than a month after. Finally, I think this practice is largely in place, because this is the way it is done. There are some notable exceptions. Mass Effect 2 was released in January of last year, to incredible sales and critical acclaim, and went on to win a number of Game of the Year awards. Red Dead Redemption was released in May of last year, and achieved the same thing. These are the exceptions. This year, six games that all aspire to GOTY status are releasing in five weeks. It should go without saying that these games also aspire to break sales records and make everyone involved into gajillionaires. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, released last week, was one of these contenders. (Ed. I swear Ben, if you make a Marlon Brando joke, you’ll never write for FBC again.)

For the second year, I was fortunate to attend a world premiere gala at AFI. Last year I saw Black Swan, and this year I saw J. Edgar, a film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2009 (Milk). J. Edgar boasts a huge cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, and Armie Hammer (The Social Network). The film follows the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hoover sought a war against gangsters, he influenced the implementation of forensics in criminal cases, his achievements in forensics affected the Lindbergh trial-of-the-century, and his warped views on Communism affected a generation. Also, he very well may have lived his entire life as a closeted gay man. A life this controversial and important to American history begs to be told on the big screen; yet, this is precisely why it is so very disappointing and surprising just how amateur, monotonous, and sluggish this film turned out to be.  

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

'Cause I am not a word, I am not a line.

I am not a girl that can ever be defined.


Storm burst onto the comic scene in the '70s as a member of the all new, all different gaggle of rag tag outlaw mutants, the Uncanny X-men. A silver-haired, blue-eyed African Goddess, she had me at "hullo." Created by Len Wein and designed by Dave Cockrum, her original costume is my favorite to date. (Although, Tim Gunn would likely have a field day with it. "Who is this woman and where is she going? She looks like a drag queen prostitute attending a hooker convention!")

The following is an interview with writer Tony Caballero about his work on the top-rated Lifetime Original Movie, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story.

 

Below, Caballero talks to Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about how he got involved in Magic Beyond Words, his first experiences with Harry Potter, his writing process, and an exciting, upcoming project based on another popular young adult book series!

 

This interview was conducted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011.

 

 

 

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