Tony Chu is a cibopath, meaning anything he eats he gets a psychic impression of its past. If he eats an apple, he learns where it was grown, what fertilizers were used on it, etc. If he eats a piece of bacon, well, he'll get something else entirely. Surprisingly, this talent comes in handy working as a special agent for the FDA. Tony can solve a lot of crimes: murders, kidnapping, terrorism, as long as he's willing to ingest horrible things in the name of justice.
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Following the trend of Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison and Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist, comes another Vader-centric tale involving everyone's favorite Dark Lord of the Sith.
We’ve reached a place recently in Geekdom where animated series and features, while primarily designed for a child demographic, are becoming more and more accepted (and desired) by audiences across the board, including adults. There are many arguments in the debate as to why this shift is occurring, but one of the most popular theories focuses on the quality of writing and acting talent that has been drawn to the creative medium. The Hub Network’s Emmy Award-winning Transformers Prime series is a perfect example of this trend in animation, having received both critical acclaim and fan praise. If the latest episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, "Prey" and "Rebellion" (airing TONIGHT - 4.12.13), are any indication, the quality and excitement of this series will be holding strong all the way through the third and final season of the Autobots' war against the Decepticons!
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At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes chats with actor Travis Willingham about his work on 'LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.'
At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester talks with actor Laura Bailey regarding her work on LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.
*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.
DC continues its very public nervous breakdown by killing popular Robin and biological Bat son Damian and replacing him with legendary female Robin replacement Carrie Kelly from Frank Miller's legendary comic book game changer The Dark Knight Returns. It hasn't officially happened, but Kelly is in Robin garb on the surprise foldout of the cover of Batman and Robin #19. Not that anything is a surprise in the day and age of the all knowing internet.
That said, there may be a few spoilers here.
Unlike the previous LEGO games I’ve played (and reviewed), this one is completely the sole property of LEGO without having to do a license agreement with another intellectual property such as Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. There have been some big changes in the progression of these games over the years, and while the central core is still very much the same, it becomes played in a very drastically different fashion. And, while I will continue to be frustrated at some aspects of the game, I always have fun playing.
“… pleasing folks like us – the uber-fans who know the books inside and out – is a monumental task in and of itself. Changes (are) something viewers unfamiliar with the books will have no idea about. Casual readers of the books may not pick up on all these subtleties, either. We of the "uber" are another breed, though. Not only do we pick up on the changes, but we scrutinize them. We question them.
We evaluate them. We deconstruct them. Once in a blue moon, we might even approve of them. But, above all else, we always, always, always discuss them.”
-Doug Cohen, Page 62
Marc Kleinhenz is back with his gang of Ice-and-Fireheads for another volume of deep and insightful commentary that will not only serve to enlighten their readers, but will also send the casual Game Of Thrones viewer scurrying to buy the books to see what else they are missing out on.
Following the same format as Volume I, this volume gathers together all of his reviews of the second season of HBO’s monumental series and places it in context within the scope of George R.R. Martin’s original source material.
Prepare for a high-flying Steampunk adventure in Tinker, a new sci-fi fantasy webseries that is currently crowdfunding through Kickstarter. Tinker is a series about the Tinkers, a father/daughter team of genius mechanics who live in the overpopulated city of San Francisco. In an alternate history run by bulky and rather finicky machinery, the Tinkers are masters of their craft and are often called upon to repair, invent, and even retrofit anything from large engines to personal wrist watches. When a wealthy noblewoman, Lady Cushing, hires the duo, they are thrust into a world of air ships, danger, and excitement in which the balance of worldly power rests unaware in the tool-calloused hands of the Tinker family. Featuring a stylish Steampunk wardrobe, props, sets, digital environments, and an original score and soundtrack of Steampunk-inspired music, Tinker aims to evolve the genre into a multi-ethnic, culture-exploring, collection of stories that does for Steampunk what Star Trek did for science fiction.
At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes talks with writer/artist Matt Kindt regarding his series, Mind MGMT, his creative idols, his love of espionage, and more.