Batman and Superman have both enjoyed success with digital 1st series by high-profile creative teams in Batman '66 and Superman Adventures. It was only a matter of time before the 3rd member of DC's triumvirate, Wonder Woman, joined the party with the August release of
her own digital 1st series, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman. The title is an obvious nod to Sensation Comics, the title that launched Wonder Woman in 1942.
“I spent my whole life trying to qualify for the joining. I studied constantly, every day, every waking hour. I sacrificed everything, and then went before the symbiosis evaluation board and they reduced my entire life to one word: ‘unsuitable.’” -- Verad
How do you solve a problem like Jadzia? This is the second Dax-centered episode, following season one’s enigmatically titled “Dax,” and it suffers from a raft of related problems. “Dax” was all about telling us the difference between “Jadzia” (the host) and “Dax” (the symbiont), which it chose to do by telling us a story about how Curzon Dax punched a war until it stopped. “Invasive Procedures” deepens the Trill mythology by establishing that not only are not all Trill joined with a symbiont, it’s actually a rare honor that Trill have to compete for. It’s like getting into an Ivy League school, if Harvard was a 300-year-old slug you could keep in your abdominal cavity. Yet, in this episode establishing important things about Jadzia Dax and her fascinating species, she spends over half of the running time unconscious.
The following is an interview with author Beth Cato on the upcoming release of her first novel, The Clockwork Dagger. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Jodi Scaife chats with Cato regarding her initial attraction to writing, her inspiration for The Clockwork Dagger, and how she managed to combine Steampunk, mystery, and fantasy into one amazing story!
This interview was conducted on August 5, 2014.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, writer Gene Luen Yang talks with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about the release of his trade paperback for The Shadow Hero, his upcoming projects, and more.
“Li Nalas was the hero of the Bajoran Resistance. He performed extraordinary acts of courage for his people and died for their freedom. That’s how the history books on Bajor will be written, and that’s how I’ll remember him when anybody asks.”
-- Commander Benjamin Sisko
Wow . . . spoiler alert. Yeah, Li Nalas does not survive the Bajoran Trilogy (as this three-parter is known), but that shouldn’t surprise any savvy TV watchers. It’s not like a cast as already sprawling as this one is going to add another regular when the other option is to just kill off a compelling guest star in a dramatically appropriate way. There really is no other way Li’s story could have ended. He occupies that most tragic of places for all former heroes: he has outlived his own legend. Had he remained on that Cardassian prison colony, he would have been preserved in amber as the Hero of the Resistance and would never had to deal with the unwelcome responsibilities that entailed. Once Kira rescued him -- coincidentally right around the time Minister Jaro and the Circle were attempting their coup -- there was no other fate for poor Li. He might as well have put on a red shirt and given a Horta a colonoscopy.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, writer Christos Gage and actor/writer Nicholas Brendon talk with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about Buffy: Season 10, what lies in the future for Xander Harris, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, author Vivek J. Tiwary talks with Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes about the long and winding road behind The Fifth Beatle, his love for the comic book medium, his Broadway roots, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, dialogue director Andrea Romano talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about casting Batman: Assault on Arkham, what makes this film stand out from the ones previously released by DC Animated, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, supervising producer James Tucker talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about his work on Batman: Assault on Arkham, what makes this film different than the ones previously released by DC Animated, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, actor Matthew Gray Gubler talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about his work on Batman: Assault on Arkham, what he brings to the character of The Riddler, and more.