Given the recent splurge of YA fiction properties (and, more specifically, dystopian YA fiction properties) in both bookstores and cinemas, it’s easy to understand how even a dedicated geek and proud Whedonite could dismiss Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series as just another part of the latest pop culture trend. As a life-long geek and hard-core Whedon fan since Buffy: Season One, I wish to stress that Collins’ unflinching and imaginative novels are closer to Orwell’s powerful 1984 than Meyer’s sparkle-infested Twilight books, and Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen is following in the footsteps of everyone’s favorite blonde vampire slayer in more ways than one!
The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to Episode 7 of Season Two of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., their reactions to the reveal behind Coulson's scribblings, Ward's part to play in the upcoming season, and more. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode, "The Writing on the Wall," by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
Those who follow my reviews (Thanks for reading, by the way!) may be tired of hearing my constant praise for Smart Pop Books and their awesome publishing line, but that certainly doesn’t mean that I’m about to stop anytime soon! For those who are unaware, Smart Pop’s publishing line is sure to thrill any fan of geek culture, debate, and discussion and also features a number of brilliant and highly enjoyable essay anthologies focusing on popular culture subjects like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Veronica Mars, and many, many more! It’s amazing offerings like these that make Smart Pop the go-to publisher for the intelligent and introspective geek.
Man vs. Rock: Volume 2 has dropped, my fellow comic book sniffers, and the brutal war between the human race and naturally formed aggregates of mineral matter is as vicious, hilarious, and entertaining as ever! In this issue, the rocks finally initiate their global scheme to end mankind forever, and only renowned professor of Geology (or potential mentally unstable homeless vagrant) Buck Stone can save us all! DAMN YOU, ROCKS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!
As Halloween is fast approaching, the Fanboy Comics staff and contributors decided that there was no better way to celebrate this horrifically haunting holiday than by sharing our favorite scary stories! Be they movies, TV shows, video games, novels, or anything other form of entertainment, members of the FBC crew will be sharing their "scariest" stories each day leading up to Halloween. We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek into the terrors that frighten Fanboy Comics!
It’s Halloween, and that means, once again, it’s time to start thinking scary. The classic sci-fi horror flick, Alien, has always been near and dear to my heart and, in my opinion, one of the scariest films of all time. In fact, unlike most comic book fans who found their passion for “the pulp” in the superhero genre, it was my obsession at a young age with the (then) Alien Trilogy that lead me to seek out Dark Horse Comics’ Aliens comic line of the early '90s, open the pages in hushed awe, and start a life-long addiction. The original film, Alien, is an intense, terrifying, and masterfully crafted example of both the best of science-fiction and horror genres.
The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to Episode 6 of Season Two of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., their thoughts on former Hydra agent Grant Ward, and the Avengers: Age of Ultron sneak peek seen at the end of the show. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode, "A Fractured House," by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
The creative team of writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs have been rockin’ it for some time now on their eight-issue (so far) run on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10, but the latest issue reached a new level in terms of awesome art and bold, well-crafted storytelling! Buffy: Season 10 #8 is also Dark Horse’s Halloween issue and features a few “tricks” and the notable “treat” of an unexpected return to Sunnydale!
Monomyth #3, the final chapter of writer Siike Donnelly and artist Eric Ninaltowski’s epic, alternate take on Biblical mythology, is released this week and ends OSSM Comics’ standout miniseries with the same energy, passion, and solid storytelling that have been present throughout all three issues. If you haven’t picked up this distinct and surprising comic book, don’t despair, for there is still time to enter this Garden of Eden!
The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to Episode 5 of Season Two of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new heroes and villains that have entered the ring, and the recent spy-thriller feel of the show. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode, "The Hen in the Wolf House," by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.
The indie comics scene has become even more diverse in content and plot over the past few years. Much like the current state of television (which is being labeled a “Golden Age” by some), indie comics are attempting to reach a much wider audience these days, and the spoils of this trend come in the form of original, unexpected, and exciting comics like the newly released Dayglow, created by David Hahn and published by Publish Enemies.