"Change is good . . . unless it's pennies."
-Michael Fitzgerald Troy
In 2013, DC Comics and Cartoon Network joined forces to introduce cartoon shorts that would be played in between shows during their block of DC Comics-themed Saturday morning cartoons. And, it was awesome!
The following is an interview with writer and illustrator Chris Hunt, who will soon release his creator-owned comic book series, Carver: A Paris Story, through Z2 Comics this November. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hunt about reviving serialized adventure storytelling, why Z2 Comics will make a great home for the Carver series, how writer/artist Paul Pope influenced his work, and more! Plus, be sure to check out the preview pages and variant cover (by Paul Pope), below!
“The speed of technological advancement isn’t nearly as important as short-term quarterly gains.”
When The X-Files debuted, a friend of mine called to tell me they’d made a show just for me. He wasn’t wrong. I had been obsessed with cryptozoology since I was old enough to have obsessions, and as I matured, this developed into an overarching love of conspiracies and the paranormal. I have since channeled this love in the most, or least, constructive way possible (depending on your viewpoint), by writing a series of books (blatant plug!), but this kind of story will always resonate with me.
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.