Buffy 20With Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #20, writer Andrew Chambliss brings us one step closer to the climax of the current season and starts to ramp up the tension, excitement, and, of course, that subtle feeling of dread that accompanies many Whedon finales. Readers can’t know which beloved characters may suffer, be irreparably changed, or even be taken from us, but if there’s anything we can count on, it’s the fact that there are always consequences. Currently, it’s looking like those consequences may be awaiting one of the core Scoobies who, due to recent events, is being forced to deal with some very old insecurities.


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Uncle AliceDark Matter Publishing LLC, a transmedia company that specializes in the publication and transformation of comic, graphic, and Young Adult books into film and television, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its brand new property, Uncle Alice Presents.

Uncle Alice Presents is a shock-rock, genre-bending comic book series, graphic novel, and television pilot featuring the legendary Alice Cooper. Each issue tells a story of the grim and macabre seen through the eyes of Uncle Alice, the gatekeeper of the netherworld between Heaven and Hell. From paintings that seek revenge to mad scientists that crossbreed beach babes with fish, the things Uncle Alice will share are just plain creepy.

The Final Plague 1The following is an interview with Johnnie Arnold, the writer of Action Lab: Danger Zone's new comic book series, The Final Plague.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Arnold about what does (and does not!) make The Final Plague a zombie story, the creative process of working with artist Tony Guaraldi-Brown, and the many other projects on which he is currently working.

This interview was conducted on April 9, 2013.

 

 

The Final Plague 1You'd remember it if you'd ever heard it. Skrt skrt skrt. Kunk. Sutk. Shkrt skrt . . . Then silence all at once. A possible echo of the sound moments later in another bit of the wall, a bit you've never seen. Nooks and hidey holes, a maze of up and downs, ins, outs, left and rights coursing through the veins that inhabit the skeleton of a home. Inside those veins, an occasional sickness occurs. Many reasons can be speculated for the cause, but even at its most benign, the virus still causes immediate concern and treatment. The veins must be flushed before the virus can spread and become something worse. Something that breaks the skeleton down from the inside, that creates rot where once was vitality and purpose. The virus feeds on everything the host has to offer and feeds more on what would be refused. That virus? Rats.

 

Doctor Who S7E8This week's episode of Doctor Who saw Clara requesting to see “something awesome,” so the Doctor brought her to the Rings of Akhaten, a system of seven inhabited planets orbiting around the same star.  The people there believe that all life in the universe began in a temple where their god now resides.  These worlds have a ritual where the Queen of Years, a young girl whose job it is to remember all the songs of their culture, must sing in tribue to their god (who they call Grandfather), so he can stay asleep.

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Plate Mail Games logoIf you are anything like me, you have played a lot of tabletop RPGs in your lifetime. Over the years, you’ve collected miniatures, battle maps, and all sorts of other tools to improve your gaming experience. The one thing I’ve never been able to get right is audio accompaniment to add to the game. I’ve tried adding movie soundtracks or fantasy music to create a mood, but there have always been issues where the wrong song comes on at the wrong time and suddenly the love theme starts playing during your villain’s big speech, causing the players to break character in fits of laughter.

 

PVP 3The eagerly anticipated Penguins vs Possums #3 was released last weekend at WonderCon 2013, and it is awesome! I feel like the PvP team is getting better with each issue. Sebastian Kadlecik, who co-wrote and did all pencilling and most of the inking for this issue, handles the various fight scenes with a joy and intensity that is completely engaging. From the very first splash page, you know you are in for a treat! John Bring who co-wrote, did some of the inking and drew the hilariously thrilling cover, has absolutely worked magic with his vivid gray tones. And then, there is Lindsay Calhoon, the book’s editor and the last piece of this Voltron writing team, who, together, have created another chapter in this epic action saga.

 

Avatar The Promise P3At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester talks with writer Gene Yang regarding his feelings on the live-action film adaptation, the comic's connection to The Legend of Korra, and more.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22099At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Husbands creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell regarding the newly released Husbands graphic novel, taking Husbands on tour, and their exciting announcement regarding Husbands and The CW.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sledgehammer 44 - 2Sledgehammer 44 follows a small unit of soldiers in WWII who suddenly find themselves in possession of the most powerful weapon in the war. They are also being pursued by a much larger German force. This might be my favorite kind of story. This comic focuses on a group of regular GIs, who are out of their depth and dealing with giant robot suits and Nazi super-weapons. I love a good everyman-in-a-super-powered-world story, and I also love a good war story. This combination has the potential to be incredible and it more than delivers here.

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