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Do you remember those awesome, choose-your-own-adventure novels from back in the day, where you would reach a point in the novel and have to make a choice? You might turn left and get eaten by a dragon, or turn right and defeat an evil king, taking his treasure. The story could go in any number of directions and was different every time. Well, comic creator Ben Bishop is developing a new graphic novel that will incorporate that choose-your-own-adventure style of storytelling, and he’s taken his idea to Kickstarter to secure funding and make a really awesome new book called The Aggregate. Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Jason Enright interviewed Bishop about the new project.

“There is no dilemma that cannot be solved by a disciplined Cardassian mind.”
     -- Gul Dukat


Geekery has a tendency to spread. Unlike measles, this is generally a good thing. As your interests gravitate toward one end of geekery, whether it’s tabletop strategy games, obscure cult cinema from the ‘80s, or the comedy stylings of Monty Python, chances are that the friends you will gain will educate you on one or all of the parts that you missed. Seriously, there was a point in the ‘80s where you couldn’t have a D&D game without a spontaneous recitation of the Knights Who Say Ni. It was . . . exhausting.

At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with Dean Haglund (The X-Files) and Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5) about their love for the sci-fi genre, their experiences with the one-act festival, Sci-Fest LA, and more.

At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with Dan Norton about his work for Riot Games, his past at Wildstorm, and more.

At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with actor Lance Henriksen about his novel, Not Bad for a Human, his upcoming film and TV roles, his love for the the craft, and more.

At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon talks with artist Megan Levens about her work on Buffy: Season 10, her expressive depictions of characters, what lies ahead for Buffy and Spike, and more.

The following is an interview with Sebastian Jones, creator of the graphic novel, The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer, and co-founder of Stranger Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Jones about the story behind The Untamed, his currently running Kickstarter campaign for the project, and how Amandla Stenberg from The Hunger Games fits into the mix!

After a much lamented, ill-received, and poorly performing ARTPOP album and PR campaign, the masses were predicting, if not demanding, the demise of Lady Gaga. It appears as if reports of Mother's demise are quite premature.

“I’m not like these other humanoids. I’m a Jem’Hadar. And, that’s what I want to be. You’re not like these other humanoids either. But, they’ve done something to you. They’ve filled your mind with . . . with ideas, with these beliefs. I don’t know what the other Changelings are like, but I know they’re not like you.”
     -- The Boy


The best thing about subtext is that it’s present whether the writer puts it there or not. A single work can have multiple subtextual interpretations, too, and in many cases, these are equally valid. Aliens, for example, is both an indictment of the arrogance and unpreparedness of the Vietnam War, an examination of the nature of motherhood, and carries on the sexual assault imagery from the first movie. On the other hand, one of my favorite things in the world about movies is unintentional subtext. Tony Scott didn’t set out to make a gay fighter pilot movie, it just kind of happened, and now Top Gun (even the name sounds like gay porn) is at the top of any list of the most unintentionally homoerotic movies ever made. This week’s episode, “The Abandoned,” has a very obvious subtext that borders on text, but Avery Brooks interpreted it in a different, equally valid, and far more fascinating way.

The following is an interview with writer/illustrator Jules Rivera, creator of the comics Valkyrie Squadron and Misfortune High. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Rivera about what it takes to be a successful indie creator, her approach to coloring comics, the ups and downs of running a Kickstarter campaign, and more!

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