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Night of the 80s undeadDude. DUDE! This party is going to be gnarly to the max! Like, totally tubular, like, no groady D-bags to C-block us, just, like, bodacious bods wall to wall up in our facials! So radical! I'm psyched!

In the years of my youth, this would not be an uncommon sentence to hear, especially if you were hanging out at the coolest place ever, the symbol of Reaganomics that was totally righteous, The Mall. Drop a few quarters at the arcade, cruise on some chicks at the food court, and, since you're already there, grab a burger served up in that most convenient of containers, styrofoam, sold by someone forced to wear a 6-inch large hat emblazoned with the establishment's logo. Rev up your Camero, it's time to roll. Just scrape the zombie brains off the car, bra, and take a chill pill. Frankie sez relax.

 

I Dont Want to Go to SleepIt's been a long day and though it's bed time, these kids don't want to go to sleep, because sleeping is boring and they want to have fun, so the moon politely explains all the ways sleeping can be just as much fun through the children's dreams.

LBCE 2013 FBC Banner

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

The FBC staff is very excited to be exhibiting at Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend, alongside a number of other talented independent creators!  Taking place on Saturday, May 11th, at the Long Beach 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.

Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanboy Comics table (#6001) 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.

Miles Away 38Fanboy and fangirls know Anthony Montgomery best as Starfleet Officer Travis Mayweather of the Enterprise NX-01 (featured in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise which aired from 2001 to 2005), where he, and the rest of the crew, boldly went where no person had gone before. Well, Montgomery is back at it again, trekking into unknown territory with a bold jump into the all-ages comic book medium as creator of the exciting, new, all-ages graphic novel, Miles Away, co-written by Brandon Easton and featuring the art team of Jeff Stokely (pencils and inks), Jey Odin (pencils and inks), Dawnsen Chen (colors), and Rashad Doucet (colors)!

MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

 

Archaia FCBD 2013Let's touch on another of those fantastic Free Comic Book Day issues. The folks at Archaia packed a lot of content from their different properties into this single issue. If I had to review the product as a whole, I'd say they nailed it on introducing their characters and properties and providing everything a reader needs to know about the premise; however, they do so at the cost of cramming too many different comics into a single issue, which leaves many of these stories feeling too short and cut off before a comic is able to become a must read.

SPOILERS BELOW

 

Rocketeer Jetpack Treasury EditionHigh-flying Americana. That’s the spirit of these stories starring The Rocketeer, created by Dave Stevens. Rocketeer Adventures: Treasury Edition from IDW collects short, one-shot tales from writers such as Darwyne Cooke, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, and more. For those who love nostalgic pulp stories from the 1930s and 1940s, this is a treat.

 

Tomb Raider 2013I didn't like Lara Croft. The busty, dual-wielding explorer wasn't the bada--, Indiana Jones type I wanted her to be; she was a two-dimensional character intended to sell video games with her cleavage. So, imagine my surprise when the reboot of Tomb Raider washed all of that away, started from scratch, and built a strong, female character I grew to admire and adore.

 

 

Attack of the Zombisaurus RexFrom the title and the cover, I was expecting a fun ride from Attack of the Zombiesaurus Rex, and I wasn’t disappointed.

 

Scourge of the Velociraptor VampiresScourge of the Vampire Velociraptors, the second installment of a series of paranormal dinosaur adventures, was just as delightful and fun as the first book, Attack of the Zombiesaurus Rex.

This time around, David and his friends get help from a police officer and a quirky scientist to corral a pack (a herd? a flock?) of vampire velociraptors before they start feeding on the town.

 

Buffy S9V3There are only two things you need to know that happened after the show ended to enjoy this trade. *SPOILERS FOR SEASON 8 in the rest of this paragraph* At the end of Season 8, Buffy destroyed The Seed of Magic. Destroying this seed causes vampire spawn to act as mindless as zombies, like zompires. *END SPOILERS*

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