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‘Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory:’ Advanced Book Review (50 Years Later, Wonka Is Still Scrumdiddlyumptious!) This year marks the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Puffin Books is honoring the special occasion in a multitude of ways, including a new edition of Dahl’s delicious children’s novel, a Golden Ticket sweepstakes, and the release of a new title, Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl’s Greatest Creation. What lies between the pages of Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is a wonderful look back on the creation, adaptation, and cultural impact of Dahl’s Willy Wonka and his magical and mysterious chocolate factory that is sure to be devoured by both Wonka fanatics and those who only occasionally encounter an everlasting gobstobber.
Join Fanboy Comics at Son of Monsterpalooza: September 12-14 Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:


The FBC staff is very excited to be exhibiting at the Son of Monsterpalooza convention from September 12-14, 2014, at the Burbank Marriott in Burbank, CA. Son of Monsterpalooza was created after the overwhelming success of Burbank's annual Monsterpalooza convention (held each April), which celebrates the best in horror and sci-fi make-up, movies, and more.

Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanboy Comics booth to meet the creators of the graphic novels Penguins vs. Possums: Volume One, The Arcs, Something Animal, and Identity Thief, as well as the upcoming illustrated horror poetry book Fearworms: Selected Poems, which is sure to be a spooky treat just in time for Halloween. Attendees will also be able to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.
Ep. #156 The Fanboy Scoop: Week in Review Covering the week of 8/25/14, the Fanboy Comics staff reviews the top geek stories from the popular, daily e-newsletter, The Fanboy Scoop.

In this episode, the FBC crew and special guest Ani Pandit discuss DC's "No Joke" rule, why movie-going audiences must nitpick so often, whether DC or Marvel will "win" the female audience, the continuing search for Doctor Strange, and whether animals should be considered victims.

Cast members: Bryant Dillon, Jason Enright, Drew Siragusa, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Writer/director Ani Pandit (The Mad Ones)
‘Jaybird:’ Advance Hardcover Review Lauri and Jaakko Ahonen’s Jaybird is a moving tribute to the survivors of armed conflict in Europe. A boy and his infirm mother, both anthropomorphized birds, “live quietly” in a rotting mansion. By day, the boy roams the halls — which are festooned with portraits of great military heroes from assumedly greater days — as a housekeeper. The mother, bedridden, spends her days slowly dying, completely dependent upon her son’s solicitude. He feeds her, cleans her — and, as the story begins, starts to ask her questions about the forbidden outside world.
‘Grendel vs. The Shadow #1:’ Advance Comic Book Review “Brutality and ignorance . . . are the hallmarks of crime!  It’s stain is borne by the helpless and the weak.  A rancid weed, sprung from craven soil!  Even a Viper strikes only to defend.  THE SHADOW KNOWS!”


After completing the momentous delivery of the complete Grendel Saga in three spectacular volumes, Dark Horse may have to go and start working on an addendum with the stellar release of a new Hunter Rose sage, Grendel vs. The Shadow.

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The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Interviews Kate Leth and Drew Rausch of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ Hello, listeners!

In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new IDW series that will explore the world of Edward Scissorhands by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch. We were so excited about this new series that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the inspirations, characters, and incredible art with Kate and Drew.
Fanboy Comics Interviews Smart Pop Books’ Heather Butterfield, Jennifer Canzoneri, and Leah Wilson The following is an interview with Leah Wilson, Jennifer Canzoneri, and Heather Butterfield, the amazing staff members of Smart Pop Books, the pop culture imprint of independent publisher BenBella Books.  For years, the Fanboy Comics staff has reviewed the various books published by Smart Pop, ranging from The Girl Who Was on Fire and Ender's World to Beyond the Wall and Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World, and we have adored each and every title more and more.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wilson, Canzoneri, and Butterfield about the impetus for forming Smart Pop Books, how their involvement with the publishing company has changed throughout the years, which publications speak to the "fan" in them the most, and what readers can expect next!

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Fanboy Comics Interviews Vince Brusio, Karen Summer, and Tanya Tate on ‘Pussycats’ At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon sat down with the creative team of Pussycats, an upcoming comic book mini-series being published by E-Comix, for an exclusive and in-depth interview regarding the action/thriller.  Dillon chatted with writer Vince Brusio (E-Comix President, Autopsy: Feast for a Funeral), legendary adult film star Karen Summer, and internationally renowned cosplayer Tanya Tate to discuss the concept for the mini-series, how the creative team was formed, their excitement of launching the premiere ashcan at SDCC, and how readers can learn more information about Pussycats.

The following audio interview was conducted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014.