Sam Rhodes

Sam Rhodes

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

Robin Atkin DownesAt WonderCon 2012, actor Robin Atkin Downes chats with the Fanboy Comics crew about his work on DC's newest animated feature Superman vs. The Elite, playing the "Big Bad" Manchester Black, how he prepares to play a telepath, and what it is like to take on the Man of Steel!

 

 

 

 

 

Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week.  Click here for the latest interviews.

 

 

 

Justice League DoomThe next DC animated feature to be released will be Justice League: Doom and is it a doozie!  While doing all the things that you would expect from a story line about a good super hero team colliding with its own evil counter parts, JL:D does so much more.  We see an exploration of the inner strengths and weakness that make each individual member of the Justice League both super and human.  

Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes geeks out with model and actress Amy Vitale.  He talked with Vitale about her background as an entertainer, her career, and how she came to be the face of Red Angel.  Published by What The Flux?! Comics, Red Angel is a steampunk adventure comic by author Erin Pyne and artist Russ Leach.

This interview was conducted on Monday, November 14, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Born: Issue #4 Review

Richelle Mead’s Storm Born Issue #4 is really ratcheting things up.  You can tell that by the cover alone.  A tornado swirls around our raging and tearful protagonist, Eugenie Markham, as her mother lies bloodied in her arms.    

Issue #4 picks up with Markham, also known as Odile, a freelance shaman, and her ragtag crew attempting to rescue a human from her Otherworldly captors.  I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’ll say that she learns a lot about herself in this issue and about the people around her.

Right off the bat, I was a little confused about this comic.  The title font is, forgive me, horrible.  I can barely read the title at all, and if I didn’t know what it was called before I actually saw it, I might still be wondering!  Not really, but close.  It also doesn’t really fit the tone of the comic, but maybe I’m missing something.  Okay, so there’s that, but, then, there’s the cover art.  There’s a ghostly figure made of moaning faces hovering ominously over the earth.  Alright.  You won me back.  So, here I am opening to page one, and already I’m torn about this comic.

Pariah #4 Review

The hits just keep on coming with the latest issue of Pariah from creator/writer Aron Warner, writer Phil Gelatt, and artist Brett Weldele.   We learn the history of the socially deficient Franklin Hyde and why he needs all the “Vitros” to be gathered together.  We learn why he’s so darn odd and what his parents are like.  We learn what he wants and what he’s willing to do to get it.  We learn all this, but, by the conclusion of the issue, we haven’t learned all we really want to know, which is: when can I get Issue #5?!

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.

 

Maybe it’s just a matter of personal taste, but The Flash #1, written by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, leaves me feeling underwhelmed.  The story is wholesome and fun, with humor and a healthy dose of blurry, orange action sequences.  The plot here is intriguing, if a little predictable, and the art is really good, so why am I not singing “Zip a dee do dah?” (Get it? Zip?)

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.

 

By Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti (Back to Brooklyn with Garth Ennis), this book is roughly twice as long as any other DC #1 I’ve read.  It also has a good amount of fresh material, with some pretty obvious references to the current DCU.

Do you like a good haunted hayride or haunted house?  Do you love scary movies?  Is Alice Cooper your own personal Jesus?  If at least two of these three things are true, then you’ll probably have an amazing time at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, which opened for 2011 this past weekend.  For years now, every autumn Universal has turned its theme park into one big haunted house adventure, within which you will find six giant haunted mazes, a terror tram, an entire city block overrun with zombies, deranged clowns roaming around wielding everything from little, creepy noise makers to roaring chainsaws, and what seems to be a yearly tradition: a variety show called Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.  It’s a shocking, scary, and unbelievably fun, full-immersion Halloween experience!

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.

 

Wonder Woman.  Yes, I have a hopeless, helpless crush on this fictional character.  I also, after reading 100 Bullets, have a man crush on Brian Azzarello.  So, put those two together and I’m completely at maximum crushable capacity.  What could go wrong?!  (He says as he picks up Wonder Woman Issue #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang...)  

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