The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the second episode of Joss Whedon and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this episode's special cameo, and where Skye's loyalties lay. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode "0-4-8" by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the premiere episode of Joss Whedon and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
While many indie comics (especially brand spankin’ new superhero comics) don’t make it past the first issue, it’s hard to keep a dead man down. With the release of two new, exciting books featuring their original superhero, The Night Watchman, creators Dave Kelly and Lara Antal continue to secure a place for their shadowy defender of justice among the other capes and masks that fill the comic book world.
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As I mentioned in a zombie-related post last week, the zombie genre has come a long way over the years. Due to the genre's popularity among fanboys and fangirls, geekdom has witnessed shambling zombies, running zombies, zombies that can learn, and much, much more. Well, a new evolution is taking place in the genre, and a new form of zombie is now emerging: the “hero” zombie!!!
The end is beginning, Scoobies. With this week’s release of the final issue of Angel & Faith, writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs perfectly close their brilliant, and arguably flawless, season in the sequential art Buffy-verse. Much like the series itself, Angel & Faith #25 is full of epic conflict, heartrending pathos, and a message about the continuing quest for redemption.
What do Spirit Animal roommates, deadly killer robots, and demanding girlfriends all have in common? They are all included on the long list of things that torment protagonist Wally Fresh during his latest hijinks that take place in The Adventures of Wally Fresh: Take the A Train, written and illustrated by Turner Lange. Offering an original, funny, and unique tale and art style, The Adventures of Wally Fresh: Take the A Train is a fun and easy read that thrives on its individuality and indie comic feel.
Short but sweet is a phrase that seems crafted specifically for writer Kel Symons’ Image comic series I Love Trouble. With the release of issue #6, Symons and guest artist Nathan Stockman (Anti-Hero) bid farewell to I Love Trouble, tying up loose ends, providing just enough resolution necessary, and leaving the door open for other tales, just in case.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s . . . a book?
Don’t be too disappointed. This is no ordinary, average, everyday book! This an anthology and not just a good one, but a super-powered edition that is able to leap smaller collections of sub-par stories in a single bound! Alright, enough with my cheesy humor. In all seriousness, Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, the new anthology from Tachyon Publications, is flexing some serious muscles in a genre that doesn’t suffer lightweights. Filled with engaging and intelligent stories and featuring an impressive list of contributing authors, Super Stories of Heroes & Villains is one “text-only” volume that has earned a well-deserved place on the shelf in any respectable (and friendly), neighborhood comic book shop!
Blame it on the uncertainty that accompanies a modern world shaken by a severely damaged global economy, violent ideological extremists, and continuously worsening climate change, but apocalyptic (and post-apocalyptic) stories are at the forefront of pop culture these days. Whether it be the stark and harsh realism of The Walking Dead, the epic sci-fi flavor of The Hunger Games, or the hilarious and campy nature of stories like Zombieland, it seems clear that the public distrusts authority, has a cynical feeling about the future, and wants to read, watch, and consume TONS of stories about the end of the world! Not content to let others have all the fun, writer Russell Nohelty (Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter) has thrown his hat in the post-apocalyptic arena with his snarky, sexy, and a attitude-filled new comic, Katrina Hates the Dead.
As I’ve mentioned before, there’s a strange phenomenon surrounding official movie novelizations and how, if they’re written well, they can actually exceed the quality of the film version of the story. (I will direct skeptics, once again, to check out the official movie novelizations of the Star Wars prequels if they need convincing.) Much like his recent adaptation of The Dark Knight Rises (read my review here), author Greg Cox has done it again by delivering an official novelization of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel that will surely thrill fans of the film and also most likely sit better with the film’s detractors than the movie itself.