Tony Caballero, Fanbase Press Contributor

Tony Caballero, Fanbase Press Contributor

 

Flash Gordon V1Before Star Wars, before Battlestar Galactica, before Star Trek or Babylon 5, there was Flash Gordon.  And, if you love any of those works, you owe it to yourself to check out an early inspiration for those by checking out the first volume of another landmark series, the new collection from Titan Books, The Complete Flash Gordon Library - On the Planet Mongo.

 

Prophet V1 RemissionImage Comics' relaunch of the Prophet series is one of those rare comics that defies easy explanation.  While main character John Prophet has seemingly superhuman powers, it’s not a superhero story.  While he is on a mission, it’s not strictly a quest story.   And, while there are talking aliens and animals, it’s definitely not about cute and cuddly.

Dorian Gray 1The following is an interview with comic book writer Scott Davis, who is the co-writer for Bluewater Productions' new comic book series, Dorian Gray.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Tony Caballero talks with Davis about his inspiration for returning to the classics, the challenges of working with an unsympathetic protagonist, and what the future holds of the series.

This interview was conducted on August 7, 2012.

 

 

Grendel Omnibus V11986 gave us several comic milestones that helped define a new generation of writers, artists, and readers, most notably, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Art Speigelman’s MAUS.


And, seemingly lost in the background, Comico began publishing a brilliant gem of a series called Grendel, by the brilliant Matt Wagner.


But, this wasn’t a new comic.  Originally created by Matt Wagner in 1982 as a feature in the short-lived Comico Primer, and appearing briefly as a black-and-white title for 3 issues in 1983, Grendel was originally a noir comic that, in the words of Wagner, “evolved into a study of the nature of aggression."


And now, with the publication of the Grendel Omnibus Volume 1: Hunter Rose, this epic work now stands poised to assume its mantle as an equal to those other landmarks of comics.

SPOILERS BELOW

 

Dorian Gray 1Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray has resisted successful adaption for over a hundred years now, and now the boys at Bluewater Productions are taking a stab at it.  

 

Angel  Faith 1 TPBDark Horse has just released Volume 1 of Angel: Season 9 (also known as Angel & Faith), collecting Issues 1-5 of the series.


Scripted by Christos Gage with art by Rebekah Isaacs, the bulk of the volume is comprised of a four-issue arc entitled “Live Though This.”  A stand-alone story, “In Perfect Harmony,” closes out the book with a return appearance by Sunnydale’s flakiest vampire media sensation, Harmony, and is also scripted by Gage with art by Phil Noto.

SPOILERS BELOW

 

Joss WhedonThat was one of the more popular shirts at San Diego Comic-Con in recent years.

If that name sounds familiar, it's because it should. He's kind of been in the news lately. You might have heard of a little movie called The Avengers. Or maybe The Cabin in the Woods? Two of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies released in the last month. He co-wrote and produced Cabin and co-wrote and directed The Avengers, and in between production and post-production on that one, in his spare time, he gathered a few friends and filmed an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing.

Let me repeat that.... in his spare time...

 

Eerie Archives Vol 10Dark Horse’s reissuing of the classic 1960s-70s series Eerie continues with the release of Eerie Archives Volume 10, collecting Issues 47-51, and what a blast from the past it is!


Originally printed beginning in the early-mid '60s by the legendary Warren Publishing, Eerie circumvented the dictates of the oppressive Comics Code Authority by eschewing the traditional 4-color comic format, instead publishing in a black-and-white magazine format.  With an influx of talent eager to show what they could do, Eerie (along with sister anthology publication, Creepy) quickly established themselves as fan favorites.

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