Justified S4E3I’m on record saying Justified is the second best Elmore Leonard adaptation of all time, a close second to one of my all-time favorite movies, Out of Sight.  Even though Graham Yost and his crew do a great job of getting the Elmorian tone just right, it’s always a pleasure when the master himself lends a hand.

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BabbleThe best stories all have one thing in common (besides Nicholas Sparks), even when they try to tell big stories: they focus on the characters. Babble clearly learned this lesson. Even when the story is approaching apocalyptic proportions, it keeps its focus on the people involved. Babble follows Carrie Hartnoll as she and her complicated relationship with a former professor investigate the power of languages. Predictably, things go bad in more ways than you expect.

The Katniss Chronicles logoDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

As big fans of all things Hunger Games, the FBC staff wanted to inform you about the latest news from The Katniss Chronicles, an unofficial and unauthorized audio drama based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling book series.  After months of preparation, the audio drama will return with the premiere episode of The Katniss Chronicles: Part II on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013.  The 22-episode audio drama will be available for free to listeners on the official website, www.thekatnisschronicles.com, as well as through iTunes.

Important to note is that fans in search of the audio drama’s all-new Episodes, Production Journals, and Bonus Material will want to subscribe to the new iTunes Network, The Katniss Chronicles: Part II.

Be sure to check out the below press release from The Katniss Chronicles' creators regarding their upcoming excitement for the series. 

Northern Ireland Comics Festival USEFor geeks of the comic book variety, comic book conventions are the be-all and end-all of events; they are like combining birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all of the secular, gift-giving holidays into one.  Comic book conventions combine the chance to meet our favorite creators with the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind issues and memorabilia, all while doing so alongside our geeky brethren and sistren.  We adore comic book conventions and count the days to the next one with joyous fervor.  While the Fanboy Comics crew often brings its readers news on the upcoming conventions in Southern California, we are excited to bring our readers across the pond an update on an UK-based convention!

 

A Good Day to Die HardOh, how the McLane hath fallen! A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment of the once popular series, is easily the worst entry and greatest offender to what made the original so wonderful. Let me count the ways.

 

Mouse Guard Black Axe 6It's been a long time coming, but this chapter in the saga of The Black Axe is finally coming to a close. For anyone not familiar, Mouse Guard takes place in a world where the towns and cities of mice band together for survival under the protection of the Mouse Guard. The Guard patrol the borders, ward off predators like foxes, snakes, and hawks, and solve problems. Among the mouse Territories, there is a legend about an immortal warrior known as The Black Axe, whose name is derived from the weapon he wields. This series finally delivers the full story behind the infamous weapon and warrior.

 

Borderlands 4One by one, we've seen the stories for each of the four characters from the original Borderlands, and now we arrive at the origin of the master of melee, the solidly built berserker, Brick.

 

GI Joe 1This week, IDW Publishing starts a three-month roll out of their three brand new G.I. Joe comic series. This is a soft relaunch that doesn’t get rid of what came before, but creates a new jumping on point for new readers to get involved. The Joes have reached a new status quo, having gone public with their activities, and now have to answer to the press and their new marketing team, as well as fight the forces of Cobra.

 

Saga 10How many comics start with a splash page of a sexy, shirtless man? How many comics can make you laugh hysterically and cry uncontrollably in the same issue? How many comics can make you feel like you are on an adventure with old friends after only 10 issues? I can only think of one, and that is Saga. Hands down, the best comic being produced today!

Theatre Unleashed PokerWhen they are not playing video games or reading comics, the staff of Fanboy Comics loves to geek out about theatre.  There is something electric about watching talented performers while being part of a live audience.  Fanboy Comics makes every effort to support theatre and to foster the arts in all forms.  For that reason, we hope that you will join us for Theatre Unleashed's 2nd Annual No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament on Saturday, February 23rd, at 7 p.m.!  All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the independent theatre company's 2013 season of shows. 

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