The 36 2The story behind the comic book The 36 is based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36 people in the world upon whom it is saved by their simple existence. As the book states, “In times of need, these people emerge from anonymity to save us.”

 


With the first issue of The 36, creator Kristopher White set the tone for an epic adventure steeped in an ancient mythology. In Issue #2, White and artist George Zapata are not content to tread water, expanding the story and the relationships of the increasingly charismatic cast of characters!

 

Angel  Faith 6The second arc of Dark Horse’s Angel & Faith series starts this week with Issue #6, written by Christos Gage and with art by Rebekah Isaacs, and your friendly, neighborhood Comic Book Slayer has staked out a full review for his Scooby gang! I’m proud to report that both Gage and Isaacs are at full force in this issue, as the Angel & Faith series continues to jockey with Buffy: Season 9 for the title of best Whedon comic of 2012!

 
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The 36 coverThe story behind the comic book The 36 is based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36 people in the world upon whom it is saved by their simple existence. As the book states, “In times of need, these people emerge from anonymity to save us.”


Kristopher White, creator and writer of The 36, has crafted a story that captures the epic quality of popular shows like LOST and Heroes, while still delivering an original and fresh concept. That’s right, comic book sniffers! The best new show you’re not watching is a comic book, and it’s called The 36!

 

Buffy S9I5Buffy: Season 9 #5 is a big one, kiddies! Writer Andrew Chambliss continues to deliver this month, along with the return of Karl Moline’s (Fray) pencils! We have familiar faces reappearing, the departure of major character, and a stunning ending to the issue that will most likely change everything for our favorite blonde slayer!
 
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BatgirlBy Kristine Chester, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

Amidst all their new DC 52 coverage, Paul Montgomery and David Accampo of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast spoke of the unsinkable Stephanie Brown and how much they enjoyed her tenure as Batgirl.  At the time, I was gobbling up some of the older DC titles and gave Batgirl a try, based on Paul and Dave's recommendation.  Now I understand why they spoke so highly of the series.  I thoroughly enjoyed every issue of Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl and now count it as one of my favorite comic series to date.

 

DnDBy Kristine Chester, Guest Contributor to Fanboy Comics

 

When you hear the words “Dungeons & Dragons” and “comic” together in a sentence, it probably conjures images of generic fantasy comic X or maybe the all-so-cheesy 1980s D&D cartoon in comic form, neither of which is correct.  That's not to say Dungeons & Dragons isn't silly at times.  Zombie orphans, orc kissing, and many really bad plans are all in this comic, but the writer, John Rogers, manages to make these scenes endearing and funny instead of groan worthy.

 

Angel  Faith 5Angel’s former assistant and world-famous blonde vampire Harmony Kendall makes a stop in London this week in Angel & Faith #5, written by Christos Gage and with art by Phil Noto. While this is a lighter story for Dark Horse’s brood-happy series, the change in tone and cartoony feel of Noto’s art make this issue a nice, bright spot in the eternal darkness that is Angel & Faith.

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Carnal CoverI recently had the pleasure of reading Carnal: Pride of the Lions, the first in a series of five illustrated graphic novels, and I was absolutely blown away by its exhilarating story and breathtaking art.  Written by Jason Bergenstock and John Connell and illustrated by Connell, Carnal takes place on the fictional continent of New Africa, telling the dramatic story of a world where humans have fallen to the bottom of the food chain, while lions, hyenas, and other animals have evolved into humanistic creatures that battle for dominance and survival. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #4 wraps up the first arc of Buffy’s latest season, and, while it has many satisfying and thrilling moments, there is a lack of a climax to the issue. But, don’t despair, Scoobies! Writer Andrew Chambliss leaves plenty of threads to pick up in the next arc!

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The first arc of Dark Horse’s Angel & Faith series comes to a close this week with Issue #4 written by Christos Gage and with art by Rebekah Issacs. Issacs’ art continues to grow better with every book, this one included, and while Gage delivers a script nearly as excellent as the previous ones, this one ends up being a little shaky on the dismount.

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