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#155 – Fanboy Buzz – Copyrighted 2013

Written by on Feb 2, 2013
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This show we get Scott’s take on X-O Manowar #9 (since he missed last show’s discussion) and then we move into Stephen’s Log where we review IDW’s Star Trek Countdown to Darkness #1. After this we head into an “interesting” version of Issue to Issue discussing a variety of titles including Think Tank #1, Green Lantern 16, Justice League 16 and even My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1. JS debuts a new segment where he tells you what is going on in the comic-related gaming world. Finally, we take a voicemail from Carter Hall (who sounds a lot like someone else we all know). Tell us what you think at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Often | Duration: 52 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed

Alan Scott Ride it like a bull Comic Book eCard

Written by on Dec 20, 2012
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Alan Scott Ride it like a bull Comic Book eCard

Alan Scott Ride it like a bull Comic Book eCard

#145 – Fanboy Buzz – I’ll take a Han Double

Written by on Dec 7, 2012
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#145 - Fanboy Buzz - I'll take a Han Double

Ethan Van Sciver rejoins us after a couple weeks of working non-stop just in time for Steve Boyd to share one Star Wars related story involving the D.E.A. that will never ever be topped. After this, we discuss Bazooka Joe Killing Comics, the new Man of Steel movie poster, and the 2015 Justice League movie is rumored to have Darkseid in it. For Steve’s Pick of the Week we chat about *gulp* My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 and afterward we slide into Issue to Issue with Invincible 97, Flash 14 and Ultimate Comics Iron Man #2. During Nerd Rage we put Scarlet Spider (Kaine) into our Buzz Dome with Spider-Man (Peter Parker). Finally, we close out the podcast with a little first hand recollection of his history with Rob Granito PLUS we find out about how a young Ethan Van Sciver was tied up and taken away in an SUV while trying to break into comics. Call us at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Weekly | Duration: 125 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed

Show Note 1: New Man of Steel Poster
Show Note 2: Old Man of Steel Poster

CHAINSAW Pushes BLOODSHOT #6 to the Limit

Written by on Dec 5, 2012
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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #6 from the gut-punching, back-breaking creative team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia! The all-new story arc, “The Rise & The Fall”, is just getting started and the stakes have never been higher!

Bloodshot has penetrated Project Rising Spirit’s secret headquarters and now there’s no turning back. Pursued from room to room by the proto-Bloodshot team of super-soldiers known as Chainsaw, Bloodshot is about to pay the price for his incursion – and face down his own brutal legacy in the Valiant Universe. He may have made it inside the most heavily fortified building on Earth…but Chainsaw are going to make sure he never makes it out.

Homecomings are hard, but Bloodshot’s has just turned downright deadly. Reload on the series that Complex calls “cutting-edge and action-packed” as Swierczynski and Garcia unleash a blistering tour de force of bullets and bravado in Bloodshot #6 – on sale December 12th!

BLOODSHOT #6 – ON SALE DECEMBER 12th! Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Art by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (OCT121237) Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT121238) $3.99/T+/32 pgs.


Written by on Dec 4, 2012
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New York, NY – Archie Comics, the most progressive and innovative comic book publisher in today’s market and home to some of the most recognizable pop culture characters in the world, announced today that they have promoted Steven Scott to serve as Director of Publicity and Marketing. Scott joined the Archie Comics PR team as Publicity and Marketing Coordinator last year after time spent training at Marvel Comics.

Before breaking into comics, Scott’s background was in film and television working on various projects in L.A. and Vancouver, B.C. including assisting Oscar-winning producer Mark Ordesky (Lord of the Rings trilogy) during the formation of his production company Amber Entertainment. Scott will supervise the company’s publicity outreach, social media and marketing strategy.

Marvel NOW! – IRON MAN #5 First Look!

Written by on Dec 3, 2012
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Marvel NOW! – IRON MAN #5 First Look!

Fanboy Buzz is pleased to present your first look at Iron Man #5, from the blockbuster creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land! Iron Man sets his sights on the last Extremis target, a threat that sends him into the cold of space as he debuts an all-new suit of armor and betrays an old friend.

As part of Marvel NOW!, Iron Man joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of Iron Man includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Each issue of Iron Man features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

This January, Kieron Gillen and Greg Land redefine what it means to Believe in Iron Man #5!

IRON MAN #5 (NOV120685) Written by KIERON GILLEN Art & Cover by GREG LAND FOC – 12/03/12 On-Sale – 01/02/13

The 2012 #30Characters Challenge Champions Announced

Written by on Dec 3, 2012
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December 3, 2012 — Newburyport, MA — This morning, ComixTribe has released the names of the 57 participants of the 2012 30 Characters Challenge who succeeded in creating 30 brand new characters in just 30 days. #30 Characters, now in its 4th year, is an annual online challenge meant to spark creativity and community among participants, each attempting to create one new character for every day in the month of November. The online challenge, sponsored by ComixTribe, attracts a huge contingent of artists and writers from around the world interested in creating something new. To date, more than 1,100 participants have attempted #30characters.

“Every year, I’m astounded by the creativity that’s harnessed during #30Characters,” said challenge originator Tyler James. “Four years ago, I started the challenge to get myself out of a creative rut. The fact that it’s been so well-received, and had an impact far and wide is truly remarkable.”

“30 Characters always reminds me that in the end, I like making my own stuff up the best,” said artist and two-time #30Characters champion Greg Gibbons.

2012 #30Characters Champions

Albert Oeswadi Arian Croft Beau Johnson Bianca Calvo Chantel Letumeau Chris Waterman Chrystle Roth CJ Camba Corrie Ferrell, Jr. Dan Nokes DavidVallejo Don Urquhart Earl Yi Erwin Alicdan Ester Salguero Faith Orcino Flávia Godoy Frank Raabirck George Ward Gerta Oparaku Greg Gibbons Hank Hodges Helen Dao Henrik Pasgaard Isaiah Stephens J. James Jaclyn Wright Jana Johnson Jeff Hebert Jesse Hughes Jesse Kiefer John Tompkins Joseph Trahan Ken Bonin Kirk Manley Kristen Keck Lorenzo Ross Michael Beckett Natalie Metzger Nathan Seabolt Neil Segura Orestis Karelis Pablo Martinez Rachel Ross Rodney Fyke Roxanne Baril-Monfette Ruben Kaae Ryan Parsley Sanaa Naeem Sergio Bravo Jr. Shaun Richens Tim Celis Tiph Hunter Trey jackson Val Gary Vince Bayless Vitaliy Konkin

#30Characters in 30 Days by Chris Waterman

To be notified when registration for next year’s #30Characters Challenge is open, sign onto the #30Characters Challenge Mailing List.

About ComixTribe

ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including SCAM, The Red Ten, EPIC, Tears of the Dragon, The Standard, and Runners. In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit or email publisher Tyler James ( to learn more.

Superman #14 Review

Written by on Dec 2, 2012
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Superman #14

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Pencils: Kenneth Rocafort
Number of Pages: 32 pgs.
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
Following events in this month’s SUPERGIRL #14 and SUPERBOY #14!
• It’s their worst nightmare: A creature of unknown Kryptonian origin, more powerful than Superman, smarter than Supergirl and more lethal than Superboy.
• His actions will change the course of a planet’s fate!

Reviewer’s Comments:
Remember that really awkward moment from Supergirl #14? Well, there are certainly answers to that in this newest (and best of the series) issue of Superman yet. All writer Scott Lobdell has planning comes to the forefront here, and things really start to get rocky.

After the awkward moment where Supergirl enters into Clark Kent’s life unexpectedly, Superman is introduced finally to H’el. His backstory is introduced, and seems fairly plausible but when our hero starts to break it apart, the reader is left wondering whether this alien is really honest especially considering the physical differences between his so-called “kryptonian brother.” Beyond that, H’el is threatening the life of Superboy because he’s a clone, and is weary of them apparently. This really becomes detrimental to the hero but Superman is there to stop any harm after they battle temporarily.

Scott Lobdell is the best writer to come on this series, and is the creator it was looking for. He is giving this book (and the Superman universe) an awesome direction, and it definitely shows when this doesn’t feel like a forced crossover. It seems more akin to what’s going on with the Bat-books, and reading Superman makes me so sorry for Superboy that I want to pick up that series now. Kenneth Rocafort is someone I cannot forget because he brings energy and his great art style to every panel. It is fantastic to watch it unfold.

I might have to start picking up Superboy if this series keeps getting more awesome……


Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. On, you can view his latest work, and see what exciting things he is currently doing!!

Batman Beyond Unlimited #10 Review

Written by on Dec 2, 2012
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Batman Beyond Unlimited #10

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Adam Beechen/Dustin Nguyen/Derek Fridolfs/JT Krul
Pencils: Dustin Nguyen/Howard Porter/Norm Breyfogle
Inks: Derek Fridolfs/Norm Breyfogle/John Livesay
Number of Pages: 48 pgs
Price: 3.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
The digital-first saga continues in the print debut of these Beyond adventures!

• Witness the last stand of the Justice League against Kobra in this storyline’s cataclysmic conclusion!

• Superman settles into his new civilian identity as a ghost from his past appears to torment his future!

• “10,000 Clowns” continues as Batman and his allies desperately try to stop the assault on Gotham City!

Reviewer’s Comments:
Batman Beyond Unlimited finds our heroes in free fall. Some stories are ending, some stories are in the middle and others are just beginning. This is an exciting issue because of the possibilities the series continue to propose.

In Justice League Beyond, Terry has transformed into Etrigan. He and Superman are able to take down the giant Kobra dragon while Micron is able to save Barda and Aquagirl in time before things turn bad. Unfortunately, Superman’s lifelong pal dies…. which is quite sad and sees Superman mourning his loss towards the end. Each character reunites with their loved ones after the giant story, and we also see the introduction of an old favorite and husband of Barda’s.

In Batman Beyond, things are looking less favorable for Terry and the gang. While the new Joker leader or Doug Tan, Dana’s brother, makes his way back to Gotham to make the terrorist attacks personal, Terry, Catwoman, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake and Vigilante are left to deal with the mess the Jokerz have made. At the same time, Bruce is still in the hospital unguarded and vulnerable. However when things do get personal, it is the old Mr. Wayne who shows he still has a little fight left in him.

Superman Beyond takes a new bold direction. Clark has decided to give up his old life to become Kal Kent, and join the Metropolis Fire Department. He sees this as the new direction of his life especially after feeling lost in this future. Now, he feels he has a role to play, and it is nice to see him feel satisfied again and like the old Superman we know and love. While he rejoices in his new life, a threat from the Trillians awaits…..

Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs provide a very satisfying ending to their first salvo of the series. They managed to do a lot in their first story, and it paid off quite well when the heroes were finally able to get the upper hand on the bad guys. What was really well done was not only the relationships of the team but also expanding upon the threat of Kobra making them much more terrifying akin to the League of Assassins in the modern DCU.

Adam Beechen continues to rank up the threat posed by the Jokerz. Not only is Doug Tan a success as the new Joker leader, he is about as menacing a villain as any Bat-villain to come before him. What Beechen has coming up will certainly leave a mark on Terry for future stories. Norm Breyfogle continues to define the book with his art. He knows how to tell a story, and not only masters each character perfectly but is also able to create new awesome characters with Beechen like the new Joker leader.

JT Krul provides a very satisfying opening to his new arc. A firefighter career makes all the sense in the world for Superman, and I look forward to seeing him put out fires both real and metaphorical. I am quite curious to see why this new race called the Trillians is watching him. Howard Porter does a great job as usual nailing the character’s look, and really does some of the best work thus far with Firefighter Superman.

As a Beyond fan, this book has never disappointed me, and always gives me pleasure reading it. The hard work of the teams shows, and continues to leave questions as to the future. This issue is definitely no different.


Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. On, you can view his latest work, and see what exciting things he is currently doing!!

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