Sam Rhodes

Sam Rhodes

Favorite MovieYojimbo
Favorite Game:  The newest version of Halo
Favorite Beverage:  Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA

'Lost Lake:' A Film Review


Lost LakeLost Lake is a head-spinning slasher film that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up until the shocking finale.  A new indie horror flick from Special Order Films directed by Marcus Nash, Lost Lake follows a young couple, Tricia (Katie Keene) and Jeff (John Shartzer), as they travel to a ghost town, just outside of Death Valley, CA, in search of their oddball uncle (Ezra Buzzington). 


Doctor MusclesI don’t know how it happened.  I really don’t.  I started reading Doctor Muscles: Journal One (collecting the first five volumes of the comic by Austin Tinius, Robert Salinas, and various artists) and I couldn’t have been less interested.  The story?  I neither understood nor cared.  The characters?  They either irritated me or confused me.  The writing?  It felt like it was some great inside joke and the art did, too.  I just flat out didn’t understand what was going on or why.  But, by some great miracle, Issue #4 hooked me.  I found myself mysteriously invested in this strange comic. I suddenly liked the characters; I mean I was actively rooting for them and somehow I found myself understanding the basic scenario that had been utterly confusing for the last three issues.  And, I have no idea how it happened.


James Bond Omnibus 004For fans of the Roger Moore or Sean Connery Bond, you’ll love the newest release from Titan Books.  Filling almost 300 beautiful, oversized pages, The James Bond Omnibus: Volume 004 collects nine original stories each presented in daily comic strip form.  Bound as an extra thick paperback cover, this classy collection would make a perfect coffee table book to be read a few strips at a time and at your leisure.  Although, I must confess, with all of the action, intrigue, and beautiful women, I have been having quite a bit of trouble putting this book down at all.

Chew 29So . . . er, okay, full disclosure: I’ve never read the comic Chew before, yet I find myself reviewing Issue #29, the fourth of a five-issue arc called "Space Cakes."  It is obviously not an ideal point to be jumping into a story, but I’ve heard so many amazing things about this comic that I decided I should just throw myself in.  Sink or swim.  And, after reading the penultimate issue of this arc . . . I’d say I’m dog paddling.

BW Rorschach 2Rorschach barrels right on through the gutters of New York City in Issue #2, past the pimps and pushers and filth, with a singular, deadly focus. Beaten to a pulp by a local drug gang and left for dead in the previous installment, he has vengeance on his mind, and this issue is just the beginning. And, boy, it’s a savage, gut-punch of an issue, too.


Holli HoxxxI just finished the first volume of Holli Hoxxx, and it was a wild, sci-fi rocket ride filled with intrigue, power struggles, and beautiful women.  Austin and Adam Tinuis created the story of a post apocalyptic New York where, for some reason, gravity has decided to call it quits and everyone resorts to anti-gravity shoes called “Tychos” to keep them grounded.  

Penguins vs PossumsAt Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes chats with indie comic book creators Sebastian Kadlecik and John Bring of Penguins vs. Possums.

Penguins vs. Possums is an epic series that depicts the titular rivals in interspecies armageddon. Learn more at, and stay tuned for the creators' next comic book anthology, Crossover!
















Sushi GirlAt Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes talks with actors James Duval (Independence Day, SLC Punk!) and Andy Mackenzie (True Blood, Shoot 'Em Up) about their roles in the upcoming revenge thriller, Sushi Girl!







Sushi GirlAt Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes talks with actors Mark Hamill and David Dastmalchian about their roles in the upcoming revenge thriller, Sushi Girl, and what originally drew them to the project!








Womanthology Space Cover3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . lift off!  Womanthology: Space #1 is almost here, and it’s out of this world!  For those that don’t know, Womanthology started with a tweet from Renae De Liz and ended up as a 300-page hardcover comic anthology (Heroic) and now an ongoing IDW series, created entirely by women.  Womanthology: Space is the first, five-issue arc of the series, and it includes work from talented women ranging from pros in the industry to an inspired ten-year-old artist, and contains stories that are exciting, hilarious, and moving.  

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