Side-Kicked is a new trade paperback coming out in October from Darby Pop Publishing. Created by Russell Brettholtz and Miguel Mendonça (and with art by Mendonça and Bong Dazo), it tells the story of a world where the only thing worse than a super-villain is an egomaniacal superhero. It is the responsibility of the under-paid, under-appreciated sidekicks to both make their partners look good and keep common citizens out of danger. But, what happens when the sidekicks decide that they’ve had enough?
To learn more about this cool, new book, we went straight to the source and interviewed the creators of Side-Kicked.
“I hate the Gamma Quadrant.”
Calling Wrath of Khan the best Star Trek movie is one of the most uncontroversial statements it’s possible to make. Of course, making it on the internet practically guarantees someone will respond with a 10,000-word post beginning with the word, “Um.” “Um” is the “don’t eat, cat poop” of sentence structures. Once you see it at the beginning, you can comfortably not look at the rest.
The following is an interview with writer and illustrator Ian McGinty, who will soon release his creator-owned comic book series, Welcome to Showside, through Z2 Comics this October. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with McGinty about his transition from artist to writer, why Z2 Comics will make a great platform for Welcome to Showside, the series' adaptation to TV, and more! Plus, be sure to check out the preview pages and variant covers (by artist Erin Hunting), below!
“It’s really good to see you again, Dax. That sounds so strange. I mean, I’m looking at a different face, hearing a different voice, but somehow it’s still you.”
-- Dr. Lenara Kahn
Of all the various flavors of Trek, DS9’s alien aesthetic and experiments in serialization have allowed it to age the most gracefully, yet even it is not immune to the passage of time. When you’re trying to pin down what aspect is the most dated, you usually go to the obvious: the clunky desktop computers, the sartorial nightmares Garak seems to be churning out as part of an elaborate prank, or the wall-to-wall carpeting. But, far more obvious, far more weird to the modern eye, is what’s missing.
Greetings, fellow Amazons. Welcome to another thrill-seeking edition of Wonder Woman Wednesday.
A while back, I interviewed Ethan Van Sciver about his work on the new Wonder Woman digital first series, Sensation Comics. Sensation was, and continues to be, one of the comics I look forward to the most. It has an open story frame and allows creators to do different takes on everyone's favorite heroine, Wonder Woman. Last week's Sensation #47 contained the third part of a three-chapter story pitting Wonder Woman against Superwoman written by Barbara Randall Kesel entitled "Besties." I've always loved the character of Superwoman and was thrilled to see her go up against Diana for this awesome tale.
The following is an interview with Harvey and Eisner-nominated cartoonist and editor Glenn Head, who is also the author of the soon-to-be-released graphic novel, Chicago. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Head about his inspiration for writing the book, his six-year creative process for the project, and what makes the comic book medium such a challenging, yet rewarding, medium!
The following is an interview with Caseen Gaines, author of the recently released book, We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Gaines about his inspiration for taking on trilogy, the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the creative process, why the Back to the Future films were impactful to him personally, and where readers may purchase their copy of the book!
“I’ve found that when one has a difficult job to do, personal reasons can be quite an incentive.”
-- Gul Dukat
The cliche that men and women are fundamentally different is an ingrained part of our culture. The question is, how much of it is ingrained in biology? Reputable studies have suggested men are better at spatial relations while women are better at distinguishing color, though both of these areas have profound overlap. Are men better at spatial relations because we’re culturally encouraged to play war games? Or are women better at color because, as gatherers, they were evolutionarily selected for the ones who could tell what was ripe and what was poisonous?