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Comics & Graphic Novels Featuring Thanos

July 31st, 2012 Comments off

Thanos comics and graphic novels at TFAW.comSince his introduction in the ’70s, Thanos has thrust himself to the forefront of the Marvel Universe time and time again. He’s gone up against The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders, Thor, the Silver Surfer, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

We’re just speculating here, but with Marvel’s recent announcement of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, we think that the Mad Titan will once again come to the forefront of consciousness in the Marvel U. Before that happens, we urge you to check out stories featuring Thanos. That way, you can branch out into other stories and be prepared for the movie’s 2014 release.

What’s your favorite Thanos story? Let us know below!

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Comic Book Reviews: Darth Maul, Green Lantern, X-Men Legacy

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

Watch Video Reviews of This Week’s Comics!

Hey everyone! We’re coming at you with comic book reviews of Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1, Green Lantern #11, X-Men Legacy  #270 and the DC Comics The New 52 Cyborg Bust that just arrived this week.

Check out the video, below. SPOILER ALERT! We try not to go into too much detail in our reviews, but occasionally a spoiler slips through!

Darth Maul: Death Sentence

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Christos Gage Reveals His Crime Noir Graphic Novel, Sunset

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

Sunset Christos GageChristos Gage is one of comics’ busiest writers right now, with monthly series Angel & Faith, Avengers Academy, X-Men Legacy, and the upcoming First X-Men with Neal Adams on his plate. However, when the opportunity to helm a creator-owned graphic novel dropped in his lap, Gage didn’t miss a beat, teaming up with artist Jorge Lucas to create Sunset, a crime noir starring an elderly former mob enforcer who is pulled out of retirement when his past catches up with him.

We had the chance to chat with Gage about Sunset and how he manages to successfully write for multiple genres–check it out, below. We’ve also got a six-page preview. Read it, and then pick up your copy of Sunset and save 10%. Don’t forget the Sunset First Look One Shot for just $.90!

TFAW.com: Can you introduce us to Sunset?

Christos Gage: Sunset is about Nick Bellamy, a veteran in his late 70s who, decades ago, was a leg-breaker for a Vegas mob boss. Realizing the future held little more than a bullet in the head and a hole in the desert, he pulled off “one last heist” to set himself up for life, got his boss sent to jail, and made off with a stash of his money. Nick’s lived quietly since then, but now the boss is out and sends his men for revenge. But Nick has kept in shape, and he might just surprise them . . .

TFAW.com: What spurred you to write a crime-noir story at this point in your career?

CG: I actually love the genre. Two of the movies my wife and I have written, The Breed and Paradox (which has only come out overseas so far), were crime noir movies with another genre mixed in, like horror or fantasy. My graphic novel for Vertigo Crime, Area 10, with Chris Samnee, was like that as well. So I guess I had a hankering to do a crime noir story that didn’t have another genre in there . . . just pure crime!

TFAW.com: You’re a writer who crosses all genres—superhero, horror, and now noir—how do you alter your approach for each, if at all?

CG: I don’t have a hard-and-fast rule. I just go by what feels right for the specific story I’m telling, and the artist I’m working with, if I know who that is.

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TFAW.com: One thing I’ve always appreciated about your writing is your ability to create strong, distinct “voices” for each character. How did you create Nick’s?

CG: Thanks! Nick’s voice is probably just the grouchy old man who lives in my head. ;)

TFAW.com: What intrigues you about Nick? What do you find most interesting about him?

CG: That he’s a guy who is violent by nature, but he has tried to temper that, and direct it against those who deserve it, in recent years. He’s definitely a morally compromised guy, but he’s actually tried to change in his life. In some respects. In others . . . like use of smart phones . . . not so much.

TFAW.com: Sunset was originally supposed to be a monthly miniseries, but is instead being published as an original graphic novel. How will this affect the reader’s experience?

CG: Hopefully not at all. As a miniseries, it was always intended to be a complete story, so it’s not as if it was cut short or anything. Now you get the whole story in one package, is all!

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TFAW.com: Do you have a sequel or continuation in the works?

CG: Not specifically, but if there’s interest I’d love to do one . . . or even a prequel!

TFAW.com: Can you talk a little about the differences, as a writer, between creator-owned, publisher-owned, and licensed comics?

CG: For me, there isn’t much. I go all out regardless. With creator-owned stories, you have less research to do in terms of getting the characters right . . . you create them, so you make the rules. But then you have to stick to them! In some ways it’s easier to make a mistake and have a character do something inconsistent when you haven’t been reading or watching them for years.

TFAW.com: What do you have coming up that you’re excited about?

CG: Let’s see . . . Avengers Academy, X-Men Legacy, the First X-Men miniseries with the legendary Neal Adams hitting August 1, Angel & Faith, and in 2013, a second season of Absolution from Avatar Press!

Our thanks to Christos for taking the time to answer all of our questions! Sunset is in stock now, so make sure to pick up your copy and save 10%.

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SDCC 2012 Coverage: Get It All Here!

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

San Diego Comic-Con 2012

We’re back from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and just a leetle tired. We want to thank everyone who came and visited us at booth #5625, as well as those who followed our coverage from home!

We had a blast, and it’s a pleasure to share our favorite moments with you. Below, you can find all of our SDCC videos in one convenient playlist. Check out our coverage of Preview Night, The Walking Dead, the Firefly 10th Anniversary panel, Joss Whedon, Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry panel with Wil Wheaton, and more!

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Geek & Sundry Panel

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SDCC 2012 Coverage: Get It All Here!

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

San Diego Comic-Con 2012

We’re back from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and just a leetle tired. We want to thank everyone who came and visited us at booth #5625, as well as those who followed our coverage from home!

We had a blast, and it’s a pleasure to share our favorite moments with you. Below, you can find all of our SDCC videos in one convenient playlist. Check out our coverage of Preview Night, The Walking Dead, the Firefly 10th Anniversary panel, Joss Whedon, Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry panel with Wil Wheaton, and more!

Check out the video, below!

Geek & Sundry Panel

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SDCC 2012 Update: Geek & Sundry Felicia Day Panel

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

Guildies, listen up! Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Wil Wheaton, and the cast of The Guild join forces at the Geek & Sundry panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

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Geek & Sundry Panel

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SDCC 2012 Update: Joss Whedon Panel

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

SDCC 2012 Video Coverage

Oh yeah! San Diego Comic-Con 2012 has been a blast, but we were excited beyond words to attend the Joss Whedon Dark Horse panel the other day. He talked about his plans for more Serenity/Firefly comics, his post-Avengers plans, and whether or not he’d be up for going back to TV.

Check out the video, below. Panels in SDCC’s famed Ballroom 20 are CRA-ZY! SPOILER ALERT! Our SDCC videos are complete and uncut, so watch at your own risk!

Buffy Season 9

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PS: Sorry that it took me a couple days to get this panel up. YouTube & iMovie were being super wonky together. Looks like 12th time trying to post was the charm.

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SDCC 2012 Update: Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

July 14th, 2012 Comments off

Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

The Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was definitely one of the highlights of the show! Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Jose Molina, and Tim Minear reunited for a hilarious, heartfelt panel that was a complete joy to experience!

Check out the video, below, but beware–you might find yourself tearing up!

Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

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SDCC 2012 Update: Walking Dead Panel

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

SDCC 2012 Video Coverage

Nothing is off limits (actually, a some things ARE off limits since The Walking Dead #100 just hit the stands yesterday) in this incredibly funny, honest panel featuring the creators behind the comic book series.

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t been reading Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead, some important plot points will be spoiled in the SDCC 2012 Walking Dead Panel. Check out the video, below. Our SDCC videos are complete and uncut, so watch at your own risk! Consider yourself warned. Now to the fun stuff . . .

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SDCC 2012 Update: Preview Night Coverage

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

SDCC 2012 Video Coverage

Preview Night of San Diego Comic-Con 2012 debuted tonight, and we’ve got some exclusive video coverage just for you! Get a tour of the new TFAW booth #5625, visit the new AMC’s Walking Dead display, and see the new Dark Horse Comics booth, the Marvel and DC booths, and much, much more!

Check out the video, below. SPOILER ALERT! Our SDCC videos are complete and uncut, so watch at your own risk!

SDCC 2012 Preview Night

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