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Happy Int’l Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014 from Your Friends at Fanboy Comics! Ahoy, Fanboy Comics mateys!

Avast! 'Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and ye FBC friends will be grabbing a grog after pillaging a village or two to celebrate this day to its fullest.
‘Annihilation:’ Book Review There is a particular quote from Annihilation that sums up my entire experience with it:

“When you see beauty and desolation, it changes something inside you.  Desolation tries to colonize you.”

I teetered between loving and seriously not liking this story.  It wasn’t until the very last scenes that I came to some degree of reconciliation with my reaction to it.  To Jeff VanderMeer’s credit, I think that this is the exact experience he intends for the reader to have, as he skillfully manipulates the reader into the same difficult emotional journey that his main character is taking.
‘Pike and Trident: Episode 1 - A Viking We Will Go’ Review Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Turney and Patty Jean Robinson about their IndieGoGo project: a time travel action/comedy web series called Pike and Trident. Well, I’m pleased to report that their tireless labor over the last few months has finally yielded fruit! Pike and Trident: Episode 1, “A Viking We Will Go,” premiered today on YouTube! And, I’m pleased to report that it’s everything they promised and more.
‘Bullet Gal #4:’ Advance Comic Book Review This month’s issue of Bullet Gal opens with a bang—literally. As one of crime boss Sol’s overzealous underlings tries to kill our titular heroine, Lee, her mentor, steps in to save her life, getting himself killed in the process. I’d normally be reluctant to give out such a major plot point like that, but it’s the focal point of the entire issue. Plus, it’s literally the first thing that happens, so it’s not exactly a spoiler.
‘Bullet Gal #3:’ Comic Book Review She’s back: our favorite plucky superhero-in-training—who would probably shoot you in the face if she heard you call her “plucky.” Mitzi, a.k.a. Bullet Gal, is certainly not your typical superhero. She’s got a lot of demons to conquer, and a lot of anger to work through. Which, admittedly, does sound a bit like your typical superhero, but the difference is that Mitzi is still just a teenager—and also armed.

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Fanboy Comics Interviews George Perez on ‘Sirens’ (Part 2) The following is the conclusion of Fanboy Comics' interview with George Perez, creator of BOOM! Studios' upcoming series, Sirens.  The first part of the interview may be found here.

The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Interviews David Petersen of ‘Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales’ Hello, listeners!

In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new hardcover graphic novel from BOOM! Studios' Archaia imprint called Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales that collects previous Mouse Guard Free Comic Book Day stories and two completely new stories. We were so excited about this great, new introduction to Mouse Guard that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the the inspiration for these tales, the artistic process, and the importance of realism in a world of anthropomorphic mice with creator David Petersen.
Fanboy Comics Interviews George Perez on ‘Sirens’ (Part 1) When I was a kid, every Saturday morning, I would dump out the toy bin and pick out my favorite action figures. Gunslingers, samurai, gladiators, soldiers, and astronauts would all be teaming up to fight some great evil I dreamed up that morning, and the sounds of battle would fill my living room. This is my favorite part of George Perez’s new comic book, Sirens. It is a mash up of characters and genres in one epic tale. Perez uses time travel to weave together a story that involves a team of women from all throughout time and space, tackling a single threat. It is one of the coolest action/adventure books I’ve read in a long time. You should definitely pick up a copy at your local comic store this week.

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