Favorite Movie: Yojimbo
Favorite Game: The newest version of Halo
Favorite Beverage: Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA
Daniel Corey (Moriarty) has a new comic published by Image and drawn by Mark Dos Santos called Red City and Issue #1 is a blast! Merging science fiction and noir, this genre-bending comic follows Cal Talmage, a former homicide detective in Mars Central, as he tries to navigate the complexities of a politically unstable NSS (New Solar System) to find the missing daughter of the Ambassador of Mercury. Mercury, Mars, Venus, each of these planets are now bustling worlds with their own species and political ambitions, yet when it comes to greed, lust, corruption, and war, they are all too human. There is a Federal government trying to unify the disparate planets, and, just days before the signing of an important accord between Mercury and Venus, the daughter of the Mercurian Ambassador goes missing in Talmage’s old stomping grounds. So, Talmage, imprisoned for running a black market operation while working as a Federal Security Officer, is plucked from his cell to locate and return the young woman. From here on out, we get a classic noir story with an interplanetary twist.
Ray Bradbury said, “Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself . . . Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done.” And, in the first annual Sci-Fest, this important literary genre is celebrated on stage throughout the month of May. Initially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sci-Fest boasts two full evenings (which alternate week to week) of mostly original one-act plays written, designed, directed, and starring many luminaries of some of the biggest science fiction properties on television. Unique and engaging, Sci-Fest is not to be missed. I was fortunate enough to see Program A, which featured 3 original one-acts pre-intermission and a longer Rad Bradbury story called "Kaleidoscope" afterwards.
Shiprock & Anchordog is a quiet, little, twenty-two page comic by Evan Curran and Gregery Miller. It’s the story of Shiprock and Anchordog, two dogs living in some mystical land surrounded by friends, who decide to leave because there isn’t enough food for them there. Shiprock decides they should leave immediately, so they head “out west,” embarking on an adventure with the help of their friend, DeeDee, a dragon.
MPH #1 from Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo starts off in 1986 in a small town in Missouri. Our narrator describes the story of Mr Springfield, “the world’s first and only super human,” who is, at the moment, careening through buildings and tearing up landscapes in an out-of-control, drug-induced, multi-state, super-speed sprint. Why? How? We know not. Our only clue comes when this shadowy figure finally collapses and the police descend on him, as they would some sort of catastrophic UFO crash. After chaining him up and placing a burlap sack over his head, they remove from his person a small pill bottle labeled with the letters MPH. Cut to Detroit 2014, and we learn that our narrator is 19-year-old Roscoe, a relentlessly positive and ambitious drug runner who is just trying to pull himself and his girlfriend Rosa out from under the oppression of poverty. Things do not go as planned, and our hero ends up imprisoned, betrayed, and hopelessly depressed. And, right when he’s doing a swan dive towards rock bottom, he stumbles on these same MPH pills from earlier, takes one, and the rest, they say, is history.
At WonderCon 2014, actor Andy Serkis about his work on The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, how the character of Caesar has changed since the last film, and more.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Gary Oldman about his work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the potential sequel, and whether today is "white boy" day.
It Came! from Titan Books is a fast-paced, funny-as-hell, B-movie parody, and it’s one of my favorite books of the year.
Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lead actor Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) about how he approaches the role, his love for Lola, and more at the PaleyFest red carpet in Hollywood, CA.
Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons) about her initial audition process, action scenes vs. techno babble, and more at the PaleyFest red carpet in Hollywood, CA.
Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Chloe Bennett (Skye) about the "Kree injection" Coulson gave her, the future of her character, and more at the PaleyFest red carpet in Hollywood, CA.