Sam Rhodes

Sam Rhodes

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

I recently had the pleasure of perusing Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Newspaper Comic Strips Collection from Titan Books and Aardman Entertainment.  The book features 311 beautiful color strips originally published in Britain’s newspaper The Sun, a very nice intro from Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park, and a generous number of luscious, high quality, two-page-spread photos from the Wallace & Gromit films (my favorite part).

The afterlife isn’t about “fire ‘n brimstone, or ponces with frocks and harps, or clouds or virgins or eternal-bleedin’-carousin’-in-the-halls-of-your-forefathers.  No.  It’s all about the numbers.”

Wait.  We’re getting ahead of ourselves.  Let me tell you a little about my life.  Just bear with me.  It took me probably 25 years of false starts, floundering about, and feeling awkward to get to a point where I actually felt like a confident person.  When I actually felt completely comfortable . . . well, mostly comfortable, with the person I was.  That’s like 83.333333, etc. percent of my life that I felt mostly uncomfortable.  I checked.  But now, looking back on who I was and all the awkwardness and discomfort I went through, I know that it is okay.  That was necessary in order for me to become the man that I am now.  And, that is pretty much how I felt about Si Spurrier (Lobster Random, Judge Dredd) and PJ Holden’s (Judge Dredd, The 86ers) comic, Numbercruncher.

If you read Kristine Chester’s reviews of Issue #1 and #2 of Rat Queens, you know that this phenomenal fantasy series follows four hard-drinking, hard-fighting female mercenaries, Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, and Betty the Hippy Hobbit Thief, collectively known as The Rat Queens!

Titan’s new A1: The World’s Greatest Comics sadly isn’t.  It’s a hodgepodge of short comics from some great creators like Alan Moore, Jim Steranko, Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jack Kirby, and Joe Simon, among others, except it isn’t really their best work.  Or sometimes even their good work. 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Rob Benedict (Supernatural), Lizzy Caplan (True Blood), Jason Ritter (Parenthood) discuss their work on The Sidekick.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Richard Speight Jr. (Band of Brothers) and Michael J. Weithorn (The King of Queens) discuss their work on The Sidekick.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Jordan Peele (Workaholics) and Josh Meyers (That '70s Show) discuss their work on The Sidekick.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, writer Cameron Porsandeh discusses his work on the new show Helix, his approach to the material, and more.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Steven Maeda (LOST, X-Files) discusses his work on the new show Helix, its similarities to The Thing, and more.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Sam Rhodes chats with actor Cary Elwes (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, The Princess Bride) about preparation for playing Aquaman, the violence present in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and more.


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