Parker Smart: Babes, Guns, and Nanenes

I admit it. After Comic-Con, we got swamped by the pressures of real life. Five days of feeling like we belonged, and we’re still paying for it almost four months later. Luckily, many of the people we talked to in San Diego graciously followed up with us, and let Fanboy Planet take a look at their…

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Return To The Hurricane

Yesterday, in part one of our interview, husband and wife team Bill O’Neill and Jan Utstein-O’Neill talked about how they forged a publishing company that has produced a critical and fan favorite. Starting in the mind of O’Neill and handed off to writer Joshua M. Dysart and artist Tone Rodriguez, that book, Violent Messiahs, is…

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Inside The Eye Of The Hurricane

Even if you’ve never picked up a copy of Violent Messiahs, you’ve seen its alleged hero, Citizen Pain. Over the last couple of years, the book has achieved critical acclaim and more than cult status with its readers. Recently, Image Comics and Hurricane Entertainment released a collection of the first eight issues, The Book of…

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Brian Posehn: Be a Little More Funny, Please…

On hand as just another Con attendee, writer/actor/comedian Brian Posehn had the misfortune to be walking by as we interviewed Tom Kenny. Though he protests that he himself is unfunny, anyone who has seen him as the ultra-nerdy office boy Kevin on Just Shoot Me or in his many roles on Mr. Show know differently.…

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Mark Waid Speaks

It’s been a tumultuous year and a half for Mark Waid. After penning some of the most highly regarded superhero books in the past decade, including two excellent runs on Captain America, Kingdom Come with Alex Ross, and taking over for Grant Morrison on JLA, Waid was at the top of his game. With a…

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An Interview With Myatt Murphy

A few months ago, the office of Fanboy Planet received an e-mail touting a brand-new comic publisher. We’d never heard of the people involved, but writer Myatt Murphy at least caught our interest with his resume. At some point, we reasoned, we must have read his work in one of the myriad legitimate magazines he’d…

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An Interview With Jeph Loeb

In the late eighties, a bizarre but intriguing mini-series about a bizarre but intriguing DC team hit the stands. That book, Challengers of the Unknown, seemed to be ignored by both readers and DC continuity cops (ah, Hypertime…), but marked the debut of writer-artist team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, a team that now…

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Comic-Con 2001: Fire Wing Force

How do you get your creative project into the public eye? Sometimes it’s a matter of blind luck, force of will, and sometimes just a matter of perfect timing. In the case of Fire Wing Force, it may be all three. Depicting the adventures of mutated animals who pilot America’s finest fighter jets, Fire Wing…

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An Interview With Geoff Johns, Part 3

In Parts One and Two of this interview, Geoff Johns talked about what has been and what will be on his DC work. Today we cover the things he dreams about doing, and where does a hot writer go from here? DM: You mentioned in San Diego that one of your dream projects is Captain…

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An Interview With Geoff Johns, Part 2

In Part One of our interview with Geoff Johns, we talked about his start, and what has come before in his books. Today we take a look at what’s happening in JSA, and the dark days ahead for The Flash… Derek McCaw: You kind of tipped your hand in San Diego that you will have…

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An Interview with Geoff Johns

Geoff Johns seemed to come out of nowhere a few years ago, making a splash with his first book, Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Though a critical favorite, it didn’t quite make the same impact on readers, despite Geoff personally mailing free copies to anyone who asked. Now, of course, everyone loves it. Geoff has moved on,…

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Further Interview With Phil Jimenez

Yesterday, Phil Jimenez talked about his past and current projects, and we confess that we completely forgot to ask him about working on The Invisibles. Sorry. Today, Phil talks about Wonder Woman in other venues, both television and (so Hollywood threatens) film. He also spends some time on the future, his, possibly yours, and that…

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An Interview With Phil Jimenez

Running around the convention floor in San Diego, we ran into a lot of comics professionals. How could you not? We handed out a lot of business cards and asked for a lot of interviews. The first (of many) to answer our call was current Wonder Woman writer/artist Phil Jimenez. A quick look around the…

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Comic-Con 2001: Day Three

We struggled across a convention floor so thick with attendees we expected to see Charlton Heston running across it screaming “Convention Green is made out of people!” At each logjam of people, usually caused by a booth babe, one question burned in our minds: “Can Kevin Smith be topped?” Well, yes and no. Today, Hollywood…

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Comic-Con 2001: Day One

Burbling crowds. Flashes popping. Portfolios dragging. The steady whirr of Wizard’s Wheel o’ Stuff. And videoscreens set too loudly, trying to lure passers-by into paying attention to their anime. The Comic-Con is officially open. The actual events remained pretty sparse today, being traditionally the least attended. DC offered up a tribute to Stan Lee, while…

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Comic-Con 2001: Preview Night

For five days out of the year, Fanboys can feel beloved in the city of San Diego. Banners line the streets. Every bus carries a placard touting the Comics Convention. Flight attendants in the hotel elevator glance over knowingly. It must be the tremendous amount of money that we spend. And by we, I mean…

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Hey Kids! Comics! 7/12/01

Each week we let you know about the comics we buy and tell you which ones you should buy. Trust us. The Adventures of Superman #594 The Doomsday Protocol writer: Joe Casey, pencils: Mike Wieringo, inks: Stucker Told with a heavy use of parallel flashback, this issue finds Superman facing the unthinkable. With the war…

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Hey Kids, Comics! 07/07/2001

The Authority #24 Transfer of Power, Two of Four writer: Tom Peyer, pencils: Dustin Nguyen, inks: Friend & Martin A new character has seemingly joined The Authority. In a chapel on The Carrier (who knew they had religion?), Chaplin Action, He-Man of the Cloth, blesses what he calls the new, higher Authority, that they may…

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Hey Kids, Comics! 6/21/2001

Each week we let you know about the comics we buy and tell you which ones you should buy. Trust us. Batman: Gotham Knights #18 Cavernous writer: Devin Grayson, pencils: Roger Robinson, inks: John FloydAnother Saturday night, and the Bat’s got nobody… Actually, he’s got a bat, and the story begins from the bat’s perspective.…

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