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#163 – Fanboy Buzz – Steve Boyd Rejects This News

Written by on Mar 13, 2013
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This episode we countdown a list of 15 worst costumes for Comic Book Villain movies and then we discuss how ComiXology’s Marvel #1 promo broke the interwebs. We’ll also chat about Free Comic Book Day being more popular than ever and how ComiXology is accepting indie titles now. Finally we’ll review the finale to IDW’s Star Trek TNG Hive (Issue #4). Tell us what you think at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet @fanboybuzz.com!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Often | Duration: 53 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed




Iron Man 3 Game Day Commercial

Written by on Feb 3, 2013
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Iron Man 3 Game Day Commercial

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

“Iron by “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Skottie Young Covers AGE OF ULTRON #1!

Written by on Jan 29, 2013
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Skottie Young Covers AGE OF ULTRON #1!

Fanboy Buzz is pleased to present your first look at Eisner Award Winning artist, Skottie Young’s, variant cover to Age Of Ultron #1! This March, enter the darkest days of the Marvel Universe as it’s heroes fight for from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis (All New X-Men, Avengers VS. X-Men) and Bryan Hitch (Ultimates, Fantastic Four). Evil has triumphed over good and leading this new age is none other than Ultron, the deadly sentient robot created by founding Avenger Hank Pym who turned on his creator to achieve his twisted objective…the utter destruction of humanity. Now, it’s up to the few remaining heroes to band together and find any way to topple their new monarch. Can Wolverine, Emma Frost, Invisible Woman, Taskmaster, Beast, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Moon Knight turn the tide? Find out this March in Age of Ultron #1!

AGE OF ULTRON #1 (JAN130627)

AGE OF ULTRON #1 YOUNG VARIANT (JAN130632)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

FOC – 2/11/13, ON-SALE – 3/6/13

AGE OF ULTRON #2 (JAN130634)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

AGE OF ULTRON #3 (JAN130637)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.




Deadpool Killustrated #1 Review

Written by on Jan 28, 2013
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Deadpool Killustrated #1

Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Pencils: Mateo Lolli
Inks: Sean Parsons
Colors: Veronica Gandini
Number of Pages: 22
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: PARENTAL ADVISORY – 15 years and older. Similar to T+ but featuring more mature themes and/or more graphic imagery.

Publisher’s Blurb:
Deadpool has already killed every hero in the Marvel Universe. He isn’t through. This time… Deadpool’s gonna take down the most famous characters in classic literature!

Reviewer’s Comments:

The Merc with the Mouth may have killed the Marvel universe but his mission is far from over. Deadpool Killustrated features the continuing misadventures of the alternate reality Deadpool that began a one man war on creation itself. Now he has his eye set on the metaverse and the greatest characters of classic fiction are on the top of his hitlist. How can these classic characters hope to survive?

Picking up where the previous mini-series left off we find that this penultimate homicidal version of Wade Wilson has been on a multiversal killing spree. He has bested countless versions of Marvel’s greatest heroes, villains and even himself but found no resolution to his compulsion to free everyone from the cycle of existence and suffering. However the Mad Thinker and a cadre of evil scientists have pointed him towards a new target one that could unravel existence itself if he succeeds.

This issue builds up on the previous series well and propels Deadpool forward toward new worlds and interesting opponents. You have to wonder whether any of them will be able to stop such an efficient killer. Personally i’m wondering how much longer Marvel can drag this concept out for. As we all know Marvel Zombies ended up beating a dead horse for far too long and had way too many spin offs. It feels like this series could end up going the same route. As much as I love Deadpool as a character I think it might be best to dial back on using him for a while.




The Comicmaniac Five: The Top Five Movie News

Written by on Jan 26, 2013
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The Comicmaniac Five is a new Feature to my Comicmaniacs Column on the Fanboybuzz.com. Each week I bring viewers a top five list of a geeky topic. This week I count down the top five movie news of the week.




Young Avengers #1 Review

Written by on Jan 24, 2013
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Young Avengers #1

Rating: 5/5
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Pencils: Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton
Colors: Mathew Wilson
Number of Pages: 21
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:
Legacy isn’t a dirty word? but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what their parents did. It matters what they do. Someone has to save the world. Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye unite with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America to do just that!

Reviewer’s Comments:

Kieron Gillen weaves a new web of action, adventure and betrayal in Young Avengers #1. What has easily been one of Marvel Now’s most anticipated titles finally arrives but will it be all we hoped for?

This issue starts off with a bang or actually after a bang(sorry bad joke). The story immediately escalates as Noh-Var and Kate Bishop take on a Skrull hit squad. Back on earth Hulkling is finding the simple life less than ideal and takes up super heroics once again, Much to the chagrin of his partner Wiccan who is about to make a very terrible mistake. Now it’s up to Loki the god of mischief himself to put together a team that can face the threat Wiccan sets in motion but of course if Loki is involved nothing is as it seems.

This issue is quite frankly amazing. Gillen once again delivers us what no other could. The pace of the story and it’s somewhat chaotic setup work perfectly on every level. The art is great and suits the book quite well. There was one small thing that bugged me it seemed like many of the characters faces were stuck in these kind of overly emotive expressions. It just seemed weird for them to constantly look shocked or surprised.
All of that aside I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. I wouldn’t presume to guess what master plan Gillen has in mind for the series but I have no doubt it will be great.




Eisner-Award Winner Francesco Francavilla Joins HAWKEYE in April

Written by on Jan 18, 2013
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Eisner-Award Winner Francesco Francavilla Joins HAWKEYE in April

This April, a deadly super villain targets Clint Barton and all he holds dear—but luckily he’s got Eisner-Award winning artist Francesco Francavilla joining him for Hawkeye #10! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four, FF) kicks off an all new story- providing the perfect jumping on point for new readers- as the Avenger known as Hawkeye finds himself facing his deadliest opponent yet. Who pulled the trigger? Where have you seen him before? The answers will send everyone’s favorite archer reeling in the hit series that ComicBookResources.com deems. “the coolest comic book being published today, with each issue bursting forth with ridiculous ideas at a breakneck pace while still remaining accessible and grounded.”

“On Hawkeye we’ve been blessed with not only one of the biggest writers in comics with Matt Fraction, but also some of the best artists like David Aja, Javier Pulido and now Francesco Francavilla,” said Stephen Wacker, Senior Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “Though he’s only on the series for issues #10 & #12, Francesco is going to leave his mark on Clint with some of the most beautiful art you’ll see all year!”

New story. New Threats. New Artist. You cannot miss Fraction & Francavilla teaming up for the first time ever in Hawkeye #10, on-sale in April!

HAWKEYE #10
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
ON SALE APRIL 2013




Dark Avengers #185 Review

Written by on Jan 16, 2013
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Dark Avengers #185

Rating: 5/5
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Jeff Parker
Pencils: Neil Edwards
Number of Pages: 22
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:
Skaar, Moonstone & Ragnarok go to war with the deadly Dr. Strange! “The Witch” Dr. June Covington is turned loose in Tony Stark’s Frankensteinian Laboratory. Her first subject? Ragnarok!

Reviewer’s Comments:
Jeff Parker really kicks things in to high gear in this issue and that’s a really good thing. When we last left the splintered team Skaar and Moonstone were at the mercy of Doctor Strange. Meanwhile June Covington the Dark Scarlet Witch has been manipulating Hank Pym into restoring the rest of the team to health. Doctor Strange has put a plan in motion to pit his enemies against each other. Using Moonstone disguised as Captain Marvel to attack the Yancy street territory and it’s leader the thing while simultaneously sending Skaar to attack Iron Man. Elsewhere in Pym’s labs Covington has begun to “improve” the members of the team who are out of commission. Including brain surgery on Thor’s clone Ragnarok and bringing about the return of John Walker as U.S. Agent. Repairing his missing arm and leg but things may not be all that they seem and there may be a hefty price to pay.

There is a lot of action in this issue and a lot of development character wise. We really start to get a feel for the earth the group is stranded on and it is a stark contrast to the regular Marvel universe. It’s not yet clear what happened that caused the schism between all these heroes but it’s obvious it has changed the face of the New York and the planet. So far the Dark Avengers have had little impact but it’s obvious we are building toward a huge conflict.

Things for this series are really starting to look up. I was very apprehensive when the book split from the Thunderbolts but now I’m starting to come around. I’m really hoping that U.S. Agent steps in as team leader and points the group in the right direction or maybe manipulates them whatever works. It’s obvious this world needs heroes, and these villains may just be the right ones for the job.




The Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!

Written by on Jan 15, 2013
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The Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!

New York. NY—January 14th, 2013— This April, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Rogue & Psylocke redefine what it means to be a Child of the Arom in X-Men #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series by the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Wood (Ultimate Comics X-Men) and artist Oliver Coipel (Avengers VS. X-Men)! As part of Marvel NOW!, X-Men 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!

An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to Earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction! With an imminent alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister around the corner, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life in the Marvel Universe!

“This April, double X marks the spot,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “The most popular and powerful female mutants will band together to form a team that’s much more than the sum of its parts, battling for stakes that couldn’t be higher. It’s a mind-bending, heart-pumping, thought-provoking saga that only Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel could tell.”

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With X-Men, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of a brand new team.

“How perfect is this? A phenomenal cast of iconic women, powerful, beautiful, multi-faceted characters… this is the X-Men to me, and I’m writing a series to match,” said writer Brian Wood. “ This is an action comic with classic villains like Mark 1 Sentinels, as well as new twists on others (Sublime has a sister?). I love the X-Men – I have since my time on Generation X twelve years ago – and this is kind of as good as it gets for me. And if I do my job right, it’ll be the same for X-Men fans. And wait ’till the last page of #1, when ****** ********* shows up.”

Each issue of X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of X-Men 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.

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new team! This is X-Men NOW!

This April, Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel usher in a new age for Mutantkind in X-Men #1!




Scarlet Spider #13 Review

Written by on Jan 14, 2013
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Scarlet Spider #13

Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Christopher Yost
Pencils: Khoi Pham
Number of Pages: 22
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:
Mysteries come to light as a threat from Mexico comes for Aracely. An old Spider-Man foe returns, and he’s not alone. Plus: What is the secret of Kaine’s new powers?

Reviewer’s Comments:
Issue #13 kicks off a brand new arc one and it’s obvious that this one is going to get personal. The Scarlet-Spider has been laying the human trafficking business in his adopted city of Houston to waste. However there doesn’t seem to be any real end to it in sight.

Meanwhile over the course of the book Kaine has gathered together a motley assortment of friends and allies. They aren’t really his family but they might as well be. Here we finally delve in to the background of Aracely the young enigmatic girl that Kaine rescued earlier in the series. Who is in far greater danger than anyone could have realized and is far more mysterious as well. If that wasn’t enough this new threat has a big vendetta against Spider-Man but they seem to have no qualms about substituting the Scarlet-Spider in his place.

There is some real emotion to this issue and it deals with some pretty dark subject matter. I don’t remember Peter Parker ever having to deal with human traffickers or the like. What’s worse is that these aren’t your run of the mill criminals. This is a fight where Kaine isn’t only outmatched in strength but in ferocity a place where he typically comes out on top. Even with his mysterious new powers he may not be able to take on this challenge alone.

Once again Chris Yost brings us a great issue. It’s obvious that this arc will finally shed some light on some things readers have been wondering about since the series started out. At the same time we are getting some powerful villains who feel like they will really give Scarlet-Spider a challenge. This issue is pretty much non-stop action but it delivers a fair amount of story progression as well. While Kaine may not have a signature arch enemy yet it’s obvious he is going to rack up quite the rogues gallery. I look forward very intently to the next issue. Once again Scarlet-Spider delivers a solid story with great action and character development.






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