Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Favorite Comic Book SeriesAtomic Robo
Favorite D&D Class:  Wizard
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Cookies N' Cream

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Kristine Chester chats with Kathleen Zuelch and Kara Eberle about their work at Rooster Teeth productions, their new web series, RWBY, and more.

 

I reviewed Volume 2 of Orchid some time ago and found it disturbing, heart wrenching, inspiring, enraging, depressing, funny, and shocking. This cocktail of emotions was enough that I knew I had to come back for a second helping and finish the series.

I don't want to say goodbye! You can't make me! Amala's Blade #4 is just the end of this arc, ignore that #4 (of 4) over there and all those words like “conclusion.”

Okay. Fine. Amala's Blade comes to a close as our heroine and expert assassin Amala winds up starting up a new war between the cybernetic Modifiers and the steampunk-tech Purifiers. Both the build up to the fight and the throwdown itself are engaging. Dialynas draws a damn good-looking battle, which is best described as beautifully horrific. Every panel and scene contains a ton of individual stories. Even the bland background of a battlefield in the middle of nowhere is given life through its characters. While there's a lot of a---kicking in this issue, Amala's Blade #4 retains its sense of humor with several hilarious and surprising moments that did more to keep me engaged in the story than any additional drama would have. Horton's clever dialogue deserves as much praise as Dialynas' art. Even in the face of their most dire situation, getting to laugh at the antics of these characters I've grown so attached to was a highlight of the issue.

SPOILERS BELOW (up to Amala's Blade #3)

It's all a matter of balance as Kani and the other red hunters would point out. Akaneiro is one part Japanese mythology, one part Little Red Riding Hood, with a large helping of American McGee and video game tropes thrown in for good measure. This charming series comes to a close with this third issue in a manner that made me both glad it's found a suitable stopping point and sad that this is it.

Ellie and Riley snuck outside of Boston's walls in an effort to locate and join the Fireflies, only when they found them, the group wasn't so thrilled to see them. The Fireflies knocked them out and took them into their custody.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Kristine Chester talks with Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman about their work on Star Wars: Legacy.

 

The following is an interview with C.E.L. Welsh (creator of The Wrecked Earth, author of CLUTCH), Jeremy Mohler (illustrator, founder of Outland Entertainment, and art director of Seven Stones), author William Meikle, author Craig Terlson (Correction Line, Bent Highway), author Scott Colby (SHOTGUN), artist Kelly Williams (Alterna Comics, Topsoil Comics, the webcomic Co-Op, and the colorist for the CLUTCH cover), and Nicholas Giacondido (creator of the graphic novel UTOPIA and the webcomic FREE MARS). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with the team about the upcoming Seven Stones Project set in the post-apocalyptic world of The Wrecked Earth and CLUTCH and their contributions to it.

This interview was conducted on July 14, 2013.

Samurai vs. vampires. GO! That is Bushido in a nutshell. It's not a terribly deep comic but gives exactly what you'd expect and want from the concept and does it extremely well.

If you haven't played Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 1 (in no way to be confused with the awful Survivor's Instinct game starring Daryl and Merle), then you owe it to yourself to go and play it. Right now. We'll wait.

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Okay, now that we're all up to speed on one of the greatest pieces of gaming in recent memory, let's talk about 400 Days, the DLC that Telltale put out to bridge the gap between Season 1 and the fall's Season 2.

Creepy Scarlett is a dead girl who lives in a graveyard and can only leave it during Halloween. After several adventures, writer Graeme Buchan took us back to the beginning and told Scarlett's origin story and has now collected both parts of “As White As Snow” and the first issue “Emerald of Lucifer” together in Creepy Scarlett Book One.

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