"Mutants! Monsters! Monarchs! Mystery! A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told!" Douglas Wold read the entire Marvel catalog (that's over 27,000 comic books) and summarizes his findings. [more inside]
What's come out in the last couple of weeks that you have to share and talk about? What's coming out soon that you really can't wait for? If it's got words and pictures and is reasonably current then let's talk about it here!
Is there enough interest to do a weekly or bi-weekly comics post where we can discuss what current stuff we're reading or looking forward to? [more inside]
Brian Wood & Riccardo Burchielli's 2005 to 2012 Vertigo comics series DMZ has just been reprinted in two giant compendiums, collecting the full 72-issue run between them. I've read both of these in the past month - my first time reading the book - and enjoyed them quite a bit. The original series ended long before Trump announced his Presidential run, but it's impossible to read it now without having his MAGA thugs and the January 6 Capitol attack in mind. Anyone else have opinions on this book and its new context in 2022 America? [more inside]
Invincible: That Actually Hurt Season 1, Ep 5
Mark struggles with his obligations. Mark makes a new friend. Debbie finds a notebook. Eve struggles with family. [more inside]
Based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the Hargreeves are back... in 1963, and have brought the apocalypse with them.
With the new Watchmen HBO series airing, would this be a good time for a post about the original book? [more inside]
Tillie Walden's graphic memoir about being a mid-level competitive figure skater and queer teen in Texas. Spinning captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.
The Boys: Season 1 discussion Show Only Season 1, Ep 0
Supes have been committing atrocities, which keep getting swept under the rug because they are revered by the adoring public. Billy Butcher recruits The Boys who have all been wronged by The Seven, the world’s most notorious superheroes, to bring them down and stop the corruption. [more inside]
In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more. [more inside]
The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Warning: Feelings. Collects SAGA #49-54 [more inside]
The mind-bending, time-warping adventure from Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang continues, as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988. (Issues 16 - 20), colors by Matt Wilson.
Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life...is to make friends? Written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda.
When two of the less well-behaved River goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London's new queenpin of crime - the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!
Child kidnapping is already an appalling crime, but in the latest case for Detective Constable Peter Grant--newly promoted in the ranks of London's Metropolitan Police, but with a lot still to learn about wizarding--things take a truly dark turn when the victims become prey in a homicidal hunt that Grant and the members of the Folly must stop!
Four self-contained magical crimes, ripped from the streets of supernatural London! PC Peter Grant faces his grueling Detective exam, forcing him to relieve the strangest cases of his career. From foiling an aspiring god to confronting a Virtual Flasher, Peter's police history has been anything but conventional.
While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncovers supernatural forces being controlled by a secret society of the city’s elite. By Saladin Ahmed, line art by Sami Kivelä, colors by Jason Wordie
Peter Grant is a cop and part-time wizard investigating London's 'Falcon' crimes--those that are outside the realms of normal criminal investigations--and more into the realms of trolls under bridges, cursed crime scenes, and the ghosts of monsters past. Peter never saw himself in pest control--but that's exactly where he finds himself when a killer, sentient, living fungus goes on a rampage of vengeance using its victims' worst fears against them!
Press-ganged into helping a Russian oligarch hunt his missing daughter, PC Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, London's only wizarding cops, find themselves caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature – and their nemesis: The Faceless Man. But as Grant and Nightingale close in on the missing girl, they discover that nothing about this case is what it seems!
Peter Grant is one of only two members of a very special branch of London's Metropolitan Police. He is, in fact, pretty much a wizard and it's his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent folk!
As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again - but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake! Written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford
2019 Hugo Nominee for Best Graphic Story: A webcomic where a ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love―only to learn the pain of loss. [more inside]
4 years ago there was some talk on adding comics. I would still like this. What do y'all think?
The swift and powerful monarch of the ocean gets his own movie in the DC Extended Universe. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: Daddy Lesson; War Paint (episodes 11 & 12) Season 3, Ep 11
(Season Finale) Wynonna has a run in with the Revenants that leads her to an unexpected revelation about the curse; Waverly meets an important figure from her past; and Nicole tries to evacuate Purgatory before it's too late... [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: The Other Woman Season 3, Ep 10
A mysterious woman who knows a little too much about the Earps arrives on the Homestead with a special mission for Wynonna and Waverly. The rest of the team must wrangle a deadly fire witch. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: Undo It Season 3, Ep 9
History keeps repeating itself when Wynonna has to make an impossible choice. Waverley and Nicole visit a jeweler, and a familiar face returns to Purgatory. [more inside]
Iron Fist: Mystical Kung Fu Part Two, Chi Boogaloo Season 2, Ep 0
The second season of Iron Fist picks up where the last one left off, with Danny, Coleen, Davos and Joy all doing what comes next... [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: Waiting Forever for You Season 3, Ep 8
It's date night in Purgatory, which means dressing up, drinking, and fighting demons, as a formidable former foe stalks the gang. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: I Fall to Pieces Season 3, Ep 7
Wynonna and Nicole seem to be out of luck when an errand from Sheriff Nedley goes terribly wrong. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: If We Make It Through December Season 3, Ep 6
Wynonna teams up with a new ally to search for a missing kid on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, Waverly learns more about her father. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: Jolene Season 3, Ep 5
A demon causes havoc in town as Wynonna, Waverly, and Jolene must decide who they can trust. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: No Cure For Crazy Season 3, Ep 4
The forest reveals a clue to Nicole's past; and Wynonna pays an unexpected visit to her mother. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: Colder Weather Season 3, Ep 3
The team must come to terms with the consequences of their actions; and someone claiming to be from Black Badge Division arrives in Purgatory. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: When You Call My Name Season 3, Ep 2
The demon who cursed the Earp heir reveals himself in a shocking turn of events that will leave the team forever changed. [more inside]
Wynonna Earp: Blood Red and Going Down Season 3, Ep 1
When a mysterious bus full of sexy strangers rolls into town, Wynonna must figure out why they're in Purgatory before the entire town falls under their spell. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: DIABOLIK Season 10, Ep 13
AKA Danger: Diabolik. "Out for all he can take, seduce, or get away with." A master criminal steals all kinds of stuff in a series of capers, killing lots of people along the way. Oh, and he's our protagonist, yay! He's based on an Italian comic character, which might explain things a bit. Pearl plays around with a joystick she got at Radio Shack, but it breaks and sends the Satellite of Love into reentry, and she can't do anything about it. Mike and the 'bots are coming home! And with this, we have reached the end of our tour of Mystery Science Theater 3000; see inside for closing words and odds and ends. But MST Club isn't done yet! Episode 1013 is available on YouTube. Premiered August 8, 1999. [more inside]
If you enjoy any of the movies or TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, please join us in our new Fanfare Club!
With 200+ hours of footage in the MCU, not everyone has time to be a completist. Given that the MCU contains both hits (Black Panther, Jessica Jones) and stinkers (Incredible Hulk, Inhumans), which do you consider to be must-see vs. not worth it?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe presents challenges to FanFare's default spoiler scope in that the MCU now comprises 18 feature films, 10 TV shows, and a variety of one-shots, web series, and tie-in books/comics, with more to come. [more inside]
With the nominations for the Hugo Awards closing this Friday, I was wondering if anyone was interested in Fanfare posts for Hugo nominations? I know of at least one in the Graphic Story category, and would like to go ahead and share it.
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. [more inside]
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe. Collects issues 43 through 48.
The End Of The F***ing World: Season 1 (all episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Two disaffected teens get in a lot of trouble. An eight-episode adaptation of Charles Forsman's graphic novel. On Netflix.
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography.
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. [more inside]
Experience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning! When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher - an unstoppable one-man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York's streets. But do the Punisher's origins trace back even further? In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle's platoon faces a Viet Cong attack...and to survive, he must make a grim choice. [more inside]
V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts.
Wynonna Earp: Season 2 (Full Season) Season 2, Ep 0
Wynona and the gang must deal with a whole new level of evil when a variety of demons enter the Ghost River Triangle when Season 2 premieres.
Known for his groundbreaking work on Green Lantern, in 2000 Geoff Johns brought Justice Society of America characters rooted in the Golden Age of comics back to the forefront of comics. Mixing younger, edgier characters with the elder statesmen of superheroes, Johns created an action-packed series with compelling storylines that are now collected here in the JSA Omnibus Vol. 1