“I’m telling you, I knew the man!”
“But, did you know the symbiont inside the man?”
-- Commander Sisko and Constable Odo
On my first trip through DS9, I always dreaded Dax episodes. Not because they were bad, but because they meant that this week I wasn’t getting a Kira episode, or an Odo episode, or the black tar heroin of episodes, a Garak episode. On this trip through the show, I’m hoping to analyze exactly why Dax episodes don’t quite work as well as others. Your mileage may vary, of course. It’s possible Dax is your favorite character, and, in that case, don’t let me curb your enjoyment. On the surface, I get the appeal. Dax is a classic, strong woman archetype. She’s tough, she’s smart, and uniquely for that niche, she’s wise. Unlike many later heroines, Dax is refreshingly sex-positive, and the show never wags its finger or clucks its tongue at her for it. And, because I would be remiss if I didn’t point it out, she’s played by the ridiculously gorgeous Terry Farrell.
Everyone saves the world just a little bit, every day. You may not be physically saving the planet from a mischievous, demigod half-brother (or maybe you are. Hey, I don’t know your schedule.), but I truly believe we just don’t know the far-reaching effects of even the smallest of our noble actions. Why else would the demigods and superheroes deem us so worthy of saving?
So, why not eat like the superheroes we are, huh? And, I’m sure we could all use some shawarma after a long day of screenwriting panels or cosplay.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Gary Oldman about his work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the potential sequel, and whether today is "white boy" day.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with writer Marc Andreyko about his work on Batwoman, what DC is doing right with this female character, and more.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with actor Sean Maher about his work on Son of Batman, playing Nightwing, and the possibility of returning to Firefly in animated form.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with artist Cliff Chiang about his work on Wonder Women, what he would want in a Wonder Woman flick, and more.
I have always had a fondness for Iron Fist, as he was one of my brother's favorite superheroes when we were growing up. I was somewhat excited when Marvel Comics announced that an Iron Fist monthly would be part of their new Marvel NOW! revamp or relaunch or whatever you want to call it, but not nearly as excited as I was that one of my favorite artists, Kaare Andrews, would be both writing and handling the art chores on the new series. I have been a fan of Kaare's work since Ultimate X-Men and enjoyed his runs on Astonishing X-Men, Spider-Man: Reign, and anything else he has put his artistic stamp on, like the iconic covers he did for The Incredible Hulk and Amazing Spider-Man. Clearly, Kaare has a great love of comics; he took a brief hiatus to direct the film Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and returned to comics afterward (Praise Baby Jesus!), and it shows in the amazing storytelling in his first issue of Iron Fist: Living Weapon.
Kaare was kind enough to participate in the following interview.
The following is an interview with Victoria Jaczko, the winner of Paizo's 2014 RPG Superstar contest. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with Jaczko about how she got her start in the world of gaming, details about her adventure model (The Daughters of Fury), and her feelings on the prevailing attitudes towards gender in gaming.
This interview was conducted on April 15, 2014.
The following is an interview with the writer Aubrey Sitterson, illustrator Chris Moreno, and Roddenberry Entertainment’s Trevor Roth, which is the creative time behind the superhero graphic novel WORTH, which was released today through ComiXology. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Sitterson, Moreno, and Roth regarding the inspiration for the graphic novel, how it stands out from other caped crusader tales, and what is up next for the graphic novel.
This interview was conducted on April 11, 2014.
“You hit me! Picard never hit me.”
“I’m not Picard.”
-- Q and Commander Sisko
Just in case you have no idea who the Star Trek universe’s Q is, I’ll explain. First, though, how’d you end up here? Are you lost? Wait here and I’ll go and get a police officer to take you home, and, for the last time, stop mixing your medication with scotch. Anyway, Q is a godlike alien being who walks the line between mischievous and malevolent and takes special delight in bothering Captain Picard. As played by John de Lancie, Q is one of the more popular and recognizable elements of the twenty-year period of Trek that comprises TNG, DS9, and Voyager. Me, I’ve never cared for Q. Nothing against de Lancie or the writing, I just prefer my godlike aliens to be more strange and less preteen-who-really-could-use-his-Ritalin. It might be because I look at Q as the physical representation of the Trek brass (a.k.a. Rick Berman and Brannon Braga). Wherever their attention is, like the Eye of Sauron, Q will soon appear, bringing his special brand of malicious whimsy.