By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Huntress is one of those characters that I could go either way on. It seems like many a fanboy are ravenous for the raven-haired, Batman family black sheep. Like Donna Troy and Power Girl (Hey! Where the hell did they land in this messy game of 52 pick up?) I've enjoyed her in the past: Infinity Inc. - yes, I'm dating myself - hey, when I grow up, I want to be an old woman! (Thanks, Michelle Shocked.) And, I also enjoyed Gail Simone's portrayal of Helena Bertinelli over in the pre-52 Nu DC U in Birds of Prey. Hey, now that Valerie Bertinelli has managed to keep off the 50 lbs. of baby fat from 30 years ago due to Jenny Craig, can she be the new Huntress? Flying around Italy in designer outfits by day, pigging out on slimming frozen entrees ,loaded with god-only-knows-what unnatural ingredients by night. Geez! No wonder Batman never cared for "Hunty" that much. Throw in the fact that she has been known to shidazzle Bats' favorite boy toy, Dick Grayson, every now and again, and I'm not surprised she has a big bat symbol on her big, greasy Guidette forehead.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

I want to go where the people dance. I want some Action. I want to live. Action, I got so much to give. I want to give. I want to give it. I want to get some, too.

Alicia Bridges, I love the nightlife.

Forgive my flaming opening, but when in doubt, disco. The Superman "S" is one of the most recognizable symbols on the planet (if not the universe, if my superstitions are correct.). I don't think there is a male alive that didn't make a makeshift cape of some sort to emulate the man of steel. So what if mine looked more like Mr. Furley's ascot? Who hasn't slept to dream, per chance to fly? There is nothing more exhilarating than dreaming you can fly and nothing more disappointing than waking up and realizing you can't. When I was little, my uncle Mike, whom I was NOT named after... that honor goes to Michael Corleone from The Godfather, capice?  Like many wide-eyed little boys, I did believe a man could fly. Christopher Reeve will always be my Superman. I was heartbroken when he passed. Obviously, Margot Kidder is my Lois Lance, hence my YouTube tribute to her, A Minute with Margot. Superman speaks to the child in all of us that still believes anything is possible. Superman is a symbol, a reminder that anything IS possible.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Certain people felt the 1st week of Pan Am lacked substance. I, for one, saw this as a bonus and knew full well that the characters would draw us in more as the weeks progressed. Week 2 did that with a vengeance.

This week's Pan Am gave us a smorgasbord board of juicy intrigue and satisfaction, voyeuristically peering into the lives of the scandalous sixties' stewardesses with hearts of gold.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Okay, I can admit I may be a bit partial (let's leave the unbiased journalism to the likes of televangelist Nancy Grace). Aside from being a screaming queen- I have a special, vested interest in Charlie's Angels, and I shall reveal such interests here for the first time. And, it goes something like this:

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Don't get me wrong; I love strippers. I'm sorry-- exotic dancers. Is that the PC term for people who take off their clothes and rub their boobs on the chuttles of anyone who has the right amount of cash for a proper lap dance? I mean, I finally have come to terms with the fact that I'll never have the physique to be a go-go boy. Hell, my friend, Scotty, and my favorite movie is Showgirls. "We're all whores, darlin'."

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Being partial to blondes and a sucker for a man that can hold his breath for long periods of time, Aquaman was the DC Nu title I was looking forward to the most, right after Wonder Woman. (See my less-than-flattering review of everyone's favorite reanimated ball of clay elsewhere on this site.) Certainly not yer granny's fish sticks, DC Nu's Aquaman #1 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis is no bucket of chum. No longer flopping around on the deck of the Justice League's yacht, Geoff Johns has transformed aqua stud into one tough tuna.

The End. A Web Series.

The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)


Special thanks to the cast and crew of The End for allowing the Fanboy Comics Staff to bring its readers a fantastic episode each week!

 

Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery

Directed by Peter Harmon

Written by Bryan Mayer

Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff

Edited by Jason Marsh

Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker

Produced by Bryan Mayer

Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh

 

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

I love to fly and it shows. Sure, that's not the tag line for Pan Am, but I never said it was. I came to fly. Admittedly, my expectations for ABC's new drama, Pan Am, were to the moon, richly due to the casting of Christina Ricci (whom never fails to interest me). Throw in a concept where women are flying sex dolls with a weight requirement and 3-inch "stow me" pumps and count me in.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Okay. Um. Okay. Yeah. So, with the DCnU launch of 52 New #1s, I admit Wonder Woman was one of the titles I was most excited about. Cautiously optimistic albeit, but excited nonetheless. Can you blame me? After the promise and subsequent let down of previous "bold and exciting new adventures" from sure-fire bets such as Allan Heinberg, Jodi Picoult, and even fan fave Gail Simone, I always want the monthly Wond-y book to be stellar but know all too well there is a better-than-not chance it's gonna suck big, giant donkey balls. So, how was acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello's (100 Bullets, Batman: Joker) new "horror take" on Wonder Woman? To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra, "Balls. Start suckin'!"

The End. A Web Series.

The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)


Catch a new episode on the Fanboy Comics website every Friday!

 

Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery

Directed by Peter Harmon

Written by Bryan Mayer

Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff

Edited by Jason Marsh

Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker

Produced by Bryan Mayer

Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh

 

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