Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

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.

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Over the past several months, the FBC Staff and I have had the immense pleasure to bring you the coolest comic book news from Sea Lion Books, a comic book publishing company that specializes in the adaptation of international, New York Times, and USA bestselling novels into graphic novels.  Sea Lion Books has an extraordinary catalog of authors and titles, including Richelle Mead’s Storm Born series (see our reviews of Issues #1 and #2), Aron Warner's Pariah series (see our reviews of Issue #1 and Issue #2), and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush graphic novel (stay tuned for my interview - coming soon!).

 

In what may be its most exciting news to date, Sea Lion Books has acquired the graphic novel rights to Anne Rice's critically acclaimed novel, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana.  As fans of Rice's internationally bestselling vampire novels, we are excited to see all that is to come from the new graphic novel adaptation, due in stores in April of 2012.

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

It was only a few weeks ago that I had the amazing opportunity to interview Michael Anthony Steele and Scott McFadden, co-creators of the visionary new independent comic book app, Clown Commandos.  The innovative comic book app had a successful launch, and now, the creators want to get CC fans even more involved!

 

Clown Commandos is giving fans the chance to win an opportunity to add their own sound effects to the comic book app!  Check out the press release below for me details on how to enter for your chance to win!

 

Happy Judgment Day!

August 29

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics warned you that this day would come.  In fact, we traveled through time on August 4th to tell you about the activation of Skynet.  And now, prepare to welcome our new computer overlords; it is Judgment Day.

 

Judgment Day, also known as J-Day, refers to the day in the Terminator film that the artificial intelligence Skynet became self aware and started a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and other regions, killing three billion people.  Due to the effects of time travel, as well as several film, TV, and novel adaptations of the Terminator story, the month, day, and year of Judgment Day has varied over the years.

 

Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) first learned about Judgment Day in 1984 from Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from an assassination by a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

 

On this special day, we accept that our world will be taken over by a computer-based race of machines.  But, that is no reason to be down in the dumps.  Until the machines arrive, celebrate today's other important occasion: Fanboy Comics Contributor J.C. Ciesielski's birthday!

 

Happy Birthday, J.C., from all of us at Fanboy Comics!

 

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

August 28

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy Read Comics in Public* Day!  (*If you live on the East Coast, it is permissible to read comics inside today.)

 

This special day is as simple as it sounds... go and read comics in public!  Read Comics in Public Day was created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of The Daily Cross Hatch in 2010 in an attempt to encourage fans to show their geek pride for all to see.  Over the years, comics and graphic novels have grown in popularity and social acceptance, but we as geeks should always to do our part to encourage that growth.

 

Nervous to read comics in public by yourself?  Not to worry!  There are groups meeting all over the world to sit quietly and read together.  To find out if there is a group meeting near you, check out The Daily Cross Hatch and ReadComicsInPublic.com.

 

The FBC Crew will be reading comics in public today at North Hollywood Park.  We hope that you will join us in celebrating this special day!

 

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

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