At WonderCon 2013, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon catches up with writer Christos Gage (Angel & Faith) regarding the final fate of Giles, the latest fan controversy dealing with Spike and Angel's treatment of Harmony, and speculation on who from the Marvel universe should take on the dark slayer and the vampire with a soul.
*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
If you are an indie horror film fan, you will not want to miss the upcoming film Slash, which will begin filmining this summer in New Mexico. Slash is a story about young people who see their friends butchered around them. They must deal with each other’s violent fantasies and face their own demons . . . or die trying!
For more information regarding the film, please see the official press release below or visit www.slashflick.com.
The FFOW! series takes a look at that vast library created by the proud and the passionate: fan films. Whether the budget and talent is astronomical or amateur, FFOW! celebrates the filmmakers whose love of comics, books, movies, video games, and TV shows inspires them to join the great conversation with their own homemade masterpieces.
If you want to, just go to Jurassic Park.
You’ll probably be eaten alive after daaaaaark
If you like food, then go to Jurassic Park
You’ll become food faster than you could get chewed by a shaaaaark . . .
Yes, it’s 3D IMAX time for Spielberg’s classic tale of man vs. lizard/bird/frog clones. Time, once again, to listen to the music written by John Williams and played on a constant loop at the Jurassic Park River Adventure Ride in Universal Studios Hollywood. Maybe I did once work in that section of the theme park, and maybe I did write lyrics for the music because it played on a constant loop . . .
The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW! Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.
Some are Avengers, some are X-Men, very few are both, but they all believe in a better world for the people they protect—how they execute it is drastically different at times. Working together in unlikely situations to provide that security is how they learn about one another, how they can function together, and how much they really do detest one another’s abilities in certain circumstances. Separate, they are just an A and an X, but together, they are A+X.
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It can be difficult for a comic strip character to catch on with readers, but when the right character does connect with the public, the opportunity for pop-culture legacy is almost guaranteed. Modesty Blaise, the strong, beautiful, and resourceful heroine of her own British comic strip is a prime example. While the character may have been created by writer Peter O'Donnell and artist Jim Holdaway in 1963, just last month Titan Books released their 23rd Modesty Blaise collected volume, Modesty Blaise: The Girl in the Iron Mask. After 38 years in the papers, Modesty Blaise is still going strong in Titan Books’ beautiful reprints, and Modesty Blaise: The Girl in the Iron Mask is sure to thrill those who have a special place in their hearts for this talented British dame!
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Matt Bomer (White Collar) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about his work on the new DC animated feature Superman: Unbound, what surprises arose from playing this iconic character, and how he distinguished Superman from his alter ego, the bumbling Clark Kent!
Molly Quinn (Castle, Winx Club) talks with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about her voice work on DC's new animated feature, Superman: Unbound, why she values her work on both Castle and Winx Club, and what she took away from playing Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl!
The following is an interview with Brockton McKinney and Larkin Ford, the creative team behind Action Lab: Danger Zone's new comic book series, Ehmm Theory. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with McKinney and Ford about the craziness that ensues in Ehmm Theory, the scientific inspirations for the series, and their experiences in working with a creator-owned publisher.
This interview was conducted on March 28, 2013.
Probably the most influential author for me personally within the Star Wars realm is Timothy Zahn, the man whose novels helped to give life to the “Extended Universe” that has made fans all over the world both happy and annoyed with some of the subject choices. I won’t say that he is the best writer alive, but he certainly is one of the most detailed and enthralling within the fandom of Star Wars. I’m always excited to read a new work of his when it comes out, so I was giddy when I heard about his latest, Scoundrels, taking a look at some of the seedier goings-on within the galactic underworld. It stylized itself as being an “Ocean’s 11 type of situation,” and while I agree that it does have a similar feel to a point, there is a lot that differs from Frank Sinatra’s or George Clooney’s portrayal of the thieving mastermind. I cannot wait to see what else he plans to write . . . just so long as it is good.