Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

Happy Techie Day!

October 3, 2011

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a Happy Techie Day!  Take a moment to appreciate your resident techie friend and thank them for their efforts.  Techies range from computer technicians to electrical engineers; no matter the trade, anyone who has a highly-skilled technical job deserves to basque in you support.

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Our friends at Comikaze Expo have outdone themselves (again!).  On November 5, 2011, Comikaze will be presenting a one-time only reunion of the cast of All That, Nickelodeon’s award-winning sketch comedy series.  You will not want to miss this event, as the cast will join together for a panel discussion and autograph signing for fans at the Los Angeles convention.

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

On behalf of Fanboy Comics, I am both excited and proud to announce the addition of three new staff members to the FBC fold.  Joining the staff will be Rebecca Lear, Ben Rhodes, and Drew Siragusa, all of whom have provided countless hours of their services and support to make Fanboy Comics as geeky as it is.

Happy Hobbit Day!

September 22

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Greetings from the Shire on this happiest of Hobbit Days!  Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's popular set of books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  In the books both Bilbo and Frodo were said to be born on September 22, but of different years. Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.)

 

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.

For my second venture into the DCnU, I read Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1, written by Jeff Lemire and with art by Alberto Ponticelli.  Overall, I am happy to report that Frankenstein #1 was not an overwhelming disappointment like my experience with Swamp Thing #1; however, I feel that I may have been about 20 years too old to have fully enjoyed the issue.

SPOILERS BELOW

 

September 19

 

Ahoy, Fanboy Comics mateys!

 

Avast!  'Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and ye FBC friends will be grabbing a grog after pillaging a village or two to celebrate this day to its fullest.

 

Happy Collect Rocks Day!

September 16

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Good tidings to you on this momentous day - for it is Collect Rocks Day!  In honor of this joyous occasion, we present to you our Top 10 Favorite Rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DC reboot is upon us, comic book sniffers! Welcome to the new DC universe! In an effort to help bring new readers into the world of comics, the Fanboy Comics staff has decided to review at least five new #1 issues each week of September, DC’s reboot launch month.


DC rebooted their titles to entice new fans who may have been previously unfamiliar with their comic books, right?  

I read my first DCnU comic book, Swamp Thing #1, written by Scott Snyder and art by Yanick Paquette, with no knowledge of the Swamp Thing character or its previous story lines.  After reading the comic, I can confidently say that I still have no knowledge of who Swamp Thing is nor how it came to be.

 

SPOILERS AHEAD

Happy Google Commemoration Day!

September 7

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

On this special day, the FBC Crew wants to wish you a Happy Google Commemoration Day!  Today is the birthday of our favorite internet search engine, which uses more than 1 million servers in data centers worldwide to serve more than 1 billion search requests per day!

 

With a website that works that hard each day, doesn't it deserve a moment of our appreciation?

 

Celebrate Google Commemoration Day to the fullest; go and "Google" something!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

The following is an interview with Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the New York Times bestselling YA saga, Hush, Hush.  The book series follows Nora Grey, a book-smart teen who finds herself in the middle of strange, unexplainable, and otherworldly events after meeting (and falling for) a fallen angel.  Comprising of three books, Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence - due in stores on October 4, 2011 - Fitzpatrick’s works have found an international following in 35 countries.  

Now, Fitzpatrick has joined with Sea Lion Books to produce a graphic novel adaptation of her first book, Hush, Hush, due in October of 2011.  Below, she discusses the process for creating a graphic novel, her thoughts on the Young Adult genre, and the honor of being nominated for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten.

This interview was conducted on August 30, 2011.

 

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