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Comics: Return to Marvel's Original Star Wars by Derek McCaw (12-16-14)
Remastered graphic novel takes us back to 1977 and young Howard Chaykin...
Secret Six #1 by Derek McCaw (12-07-14)
Gail Simone returns to write a new version of one of her best-loved titles...
Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1 by Derek McCaw (12-07-14)
The lost daughter of Odin and Image gets a new solo Marvel book...
Comics: Star Wars The Expanded Marvel Universe Is Coming by Derek McCaw (12-07-14)
Preview pages from the upcoming Jason Aaron and John Cassaday ongoing title!
The Fanboy Planet 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide (12-07-14)
Just in case you haven't found them elsewhere... here are the Amazon links to our Gift Guide!
Digital Fanboy: Dude, Where's My Stuff? by Ric Bretschneider (09-20-14)
Hey, kid, it's not a library...
Digital Fanboy, Episode 2: Locking The Barndoor by Ric Bretschneider (08-07-14)
Why providers want to make sure you're only doing what they want...
Comic-Con 2014: Nate Costa Vs. The Walking Dead by Nate Costa (08-03-14)
The outbreak begins in Petco Park -- can Fanboy Planet's Nate Costa survive it?
Comic-Con 2014: Cosplay Gallery 1 by Derek McCaw (07-31-14)
The importance of teaching children proper hand gestures...
Comic-Con 2014: Thursday by Derek McCaw (07-30-14)
Beginning with lines and ending with parties..
Comic-Con 2014: DC Confirms Batman: The Lost Episode by Derek McCaw (07-28-14)
Len Wein adapts Harlan Ellison's unproduced script for Batman '66...
Digital Fanboy, Episode 1: Where The Heck Are We? by Ric Bretschneider (07-26-14)
More and more people are reading comics on digital devices; how to make the right choice?
Comic-Con 2014: Return To The Pizza Thrower by Nate Costa and Derek McCaw (07-25-14)
Derek finally comes out of his shell to fight along side his turtle brethren...
Comic-Con 2014: Ben Affleck's Cape and Cowl At DC Booth? by Derek McCaw (07-25-14)
DC has had a sneak peek up all along...
Comic-Con 2014: Warner Unveils Batman '66 Special Edition by Derek McCaw (07-25-14)
It is a thing of beauty.
Comic-Con 2014: Picture of Batfleck Tweeted by Derek McCaw (07-24-14)
Yes, he's in the cowl and it's got people a-twitter...
Comic-Con 2014: Wednesday by Derek McCaw (07-24-14)
We are the Oncoming Storm...
Comic-Con 2014: Marvel Releases Ant-Man Concept Art Poster by Derek McCaw (07-24-14)
Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas star as two men in love with the same secret identity...
Comic-Con 2014: Image Expo by Derek McCaw (07-23-14)
Image announces TWELVE new titles before we've even begun Comic-Con proper!
Comic-Con 2014: Pizza Hut Sponsors TMNT Pizza Thrower by Derek McCaw (07-23-14)
More fun outside in the Petco Interactive Zone!
Comic-Con 2014: Happy Batman Day! by Derek McCaw (07-23-14)
Celebrate the Dark Knight!
Comic-Con 2014: Disney Infinity 2.0 Collector's Edition by Derek McCaw (07-22-14)
It's expensive, but it's beautiful... IF you have a Playstation...
Comic-Con 2014: The Marvel TV Panel by Derek McCaw (07-22-14)
Who will Lucy Lawless play on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Comic-Con 2014: The Pro/Fan Trivia Match by Derek McCaw (07-22-14)
Wolverine creator Len Wein returns to lead a team against at least one familiar player...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 9 by Ric Bretschneider (07-21-14)
One last look back at San Jose cosplay... your move, San Diego...
Comic-Con 2014: Toy Story That Time Forgot by Derek McCaw (07-22-14)
Mike Mignola creates an exclusive poster for Pixar that... well... it's a thing of beauty...
I've Always Been A Geek, Now Why Don't You Believe Me? by Lani Bassett (07-21-14)
Beginning a discussion on how fandom needs to start accepting its own diversity...
Comic-Con 2014: The Original Flesh Gordon Comes To Comic-Con (07-17-14)
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of a cult classic, come meet the star, Jason Williams!
Marvel Proudly Introduces Thor On The View by Derek McCaw (07-15-14)
This October, the God of Thunder becomes a goddess. Please don't let it be Jenny McCarthy.
Comic-Con 2014: Surviving Comic-Con by Nate Costa (07-14-14)
After years of experience, Nate weighs in on how to help you and others survive SDCC...
Comic-Con 2014: Michael Douglas Coming To Comic-Con by Derek McCaw (07-12-14)
Saturday at 5:30 in Hall H -- Douglas confesses his fears to David Letterman...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 8 by Ric Bretschneider (07-11-14)
Parents and children, boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives... EVERYBODY plays!
Batgirl Gets A New Look, A New Team, And A New Direction by Derek McCaw (07-10-14)
A stalwart of the New 52 actually becomes different than the rest...
Non-Con 2014: If You Can't Go To San Diego... by Derek McCaw (07-09-14)
Has Earth-2 Comics got a party for you...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 7 by Ric Bretschneider (07-09-14)
The creativity continues... though none using the Marvel Method...
Comic-Con 2014: Fox "Offsite" Experiences Will Be Amazing by Derek McCaw (07-08-14)
Sleepy Hollow and Gotham have exciting interactive experiences waiting for you...
Comic-Con 2014: Stephen Amell Hosting WBTV's DC Saturday! by Derek McCaw (07-08-14)
The Arrow star has secretly become DC's Robert Downey, Jr.!
Comic-Con 2014: Marvel Introduces Marvel Method Cosplay! by Derek McCaw (07-08-14)
How to become a Scarlet Witch in time for San Diego...
Comic-Con 2014: ROM The Space Knight Returns! by Derek McCaw (07-08-14)
....in a cute and cuddly form, making for a possible Comic-Con ROM-Com...
Batman Eternal: The Brightest Flame In The DCU by Kris Koller (07-08-14)
A sweeping look at the Batman Universe combined with a gripping story...
Comic-Con 2014: Image Expo Comes To San Diego by Derek McCaw (07-07-14)
...and Nate Costa has already left to find parking.
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 6 by Ric Bretschneider (07-01-14)
All the Batman '66 action anyone could ask for, short of actual Batman '66...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 5 by Ric Bretschneider (06-27-14)
A lot of Harley Quinns and Deadpools going on...
The Dynamic Cosplay Couple: Introducing The Son To Cosplay by Lani Bassett (06-17-14)
The family that cosplays together...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 4 by Ric Bretschneider (06-13-14)
Deep cuts from the Marvel album....
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 3 by Ric Bretschneider (06-12-14)
My favorite? The father-son Doctor Joneses... so simple, so sublime...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 2 by Ric Bretschneider (06-11-14)
The stuff of IP lawyers' dreams...
Deathlok Returns To Comics! by Derek McCaw (06-11-14)
The Demolisher returns to the Marvel Universe in October...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Cosplay, Part 1 by Ric Bretschneider (06-10-14)
Hey, one of those cosplayers looks suspiciously like Ric Bretschneider...
Sparks Goes iBook! by Derek McCaw (06-04-14)
Great deal for iPad and Mac readers -- including new audio commentary from William Katt!
WonderCon 2014: Sunday Cosplay by Steph Rodriguez (05-28-14)
Great costumes from Anaheim... don't worry, much more coming from Big Wow, too...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Artists by Ric Bretschneider (05-26-14)
The best and the brightest of comics creators are finding their way to San Jose...
Big Wow! Comic Fest 2014: The Batman Museum by Ric Bretschneider (05-20-14)
He turns 75 this year, and we'd still ride in the car with him ANYTIME!!!
The Cotton Candy Machine Gallery by Deb J. Draisin (05-20-14)
A cool exhibit and a cool gallery from artists who make the Comic Convention circuit...
The Salt Lake City Fan Experience, Part Two: Cosplay by Yong-Chan Kim (05-15-14)
Prepare for the best Imperial Walker costume you've ever seen...
The Dynamic Cosplay Couple's Big Wow Cosplay Countdown by Lani Bassett (05-15-14)
Local cosplay celebrities get ready for this weekend's big geek dance party...
WonderCon 2014: Vivek J. Tiwary, Following The Sun by Derek McCaw (05-15-14)
Interviewing the writer of The Fifth Beatle, fresh from his Eisner nomination...
Comics: Green Arrow Vol. 4: The Kill Machine by Kris Koller (05-14-14)
Kris Koller thinks this is the best of the New 52... do you?
WonderCon 2014: Celebrity Saturday by Steph Rodriguez (05-13-14)
One brave photographer camped out at the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center...
Comics: The New 52: Future's End #1 by Derek McCaw (05-08-14)
A beloved hero travels back in time to save the future...but not far enough?
Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the U.K. by James Bacon (05-08-14)
A detailed look at a stunning new exhibit at the British Library...
Hitch A Ride On The Porkchop Express! by Derek McCaw (05-07-14)
Boom! Studios details their plans for new Big Trouble In Little China...
YOU Choose Marvel's Top 75 For 75! by Derek McCaw (05-07-14)
Marvel prepares their 75th Anniversary Omnibus, and turn it over to us to pick the stories!
WonderCon 2014: Batman and Bill Finger by Derek McCaw (05-07-14)
The heirs of the uncredited creator of Batman make a plea for recognition on Batman's 75th....
Comics: Scratch 9: Cat Of Nine Worlds #1 by Derek McCaw (05-06-14)
Seriously, why is this not an animated series?
The Salt Lake City Fan Experience, Part One by Yong-Chan Kim (04-27-14)
While some went to Anaheim, MANY went to Utah, and the stars shone brightly...
Stephanie Hans Joins The Art Of Level 7 (04-24-14)
Marvel releases paintings with clues as to next week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...
WonderCon 2014: Saturday Gallery by Derek McCaw (04-24-14)
Lions (Forge) and Tigers (Black Tiger) and Apes (Couldn't keep the theme rolling), oh my!
Comics: Original Sin #0 by Kris Koller (04-24-14)
Why we should watch who's watching the Watcher watching...
WonderCon 2014: Happy Birthday, Batman! by Derek McCaw (04-22-14)
A display of toys and items to celebrate 75 years of Darknight Detecting!
Mike Kunkel Still Astonishing With Herobear by Derek McCaw (04-22-14)
An interview with the creator of Herobear and the Kid...
WonderCon 2014: Cinema Make-up School by Derek McCaw (04-21-14)
A place where they literally get their Yayas out...
WonderCon 2014: Friday Gallery by Steph Rodriguez (04-21-14)
It's a beautiful Convention Center... and then there's... the Arena...
WonderCon 2014: IDW Goes Back To The X-Files: Year Zero (04-20-14)
The truth was out there long before Mulder and Scully got to it...
WonderCon 2014: Dark Horse Publishing Art of The Venture Bros. (04-20-14)
Fans of Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer rejoice!
WonderCon 2014: Batman Vs. Batman Beyond (04-19-14)
A special animated anniversary adventure for Batman's 75th...
WonderCon 2014: Day One by Derek McCaw (04-19-14)
This isn't a convention, it's too... oh, wait... there's that smell...
WonderCon 2014: Son of Batman Panel by Derek McCaw (04-18-14)
No one teach the kid playing Damien how to use swords, or he'll rule us all by Sunday...
WonderCon 2014: Disney Publishing Reveals Star Wars Plans by Derek McCaw (04-18-14)
Re-introducing Luke Skywalker to a whole new generation...
THIS Should Be Marvel's "Bond" Film by Derek McCaw (04-18-14)
First look at Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1...
Comics: Superior Spider-Man #31 by Kris Koller (04-17-14)
Can Peter Parker stay Superior in the face of the Goblin King?
Fanboy On Kickstarter #6 by Ric Bretschneider (04-17-14)
Mad Science and Monster Madness!
Comics: The Harlem Hellfighters by Derek McCaw (04-16-14)
Max Brooks delivers a powerful and true war story... no zombies, just brave men...
Comic-Con 2014: The Eisner Award Nominations by Derek McCaw (04-16-14)
Congratulations to all nominated -- it's time for us to catch up on some reading!
Comics: Must-Reads After Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Derek McCaw (04-04-14)
You've left the movie theater and need more Captain America? Start here...
Tales From The Epic Registration Waiting Room by Ric Bretschneider (03-25-14)
One man's epic struggle to succeed in getting a badge for Comic-Con...
Sure, He's Just A Figment, But Aren't They All? (03-12-14)
Marvel and Disney Kingdoms announce their next title...
Moon Knight #1: That Bag Is Dangerous by Kris Koller (03-10-14)
Marc Spector returns in a series that may elevate him to his bright white glory...
Marvel Is 75? They Don't Look A Day Over .NOW! (03-10-14)
Marvel releases a video promising great celebrations this year...
Who Spans The Spaceways? by Derek McCaw (03-01-14)
Marvel gives us a preview of Dan Slott and Mike Allred's Silver Surfer #1!
Prepare For High-Flying Fur-Bearing Adventure by Derek McCaw (02-28-14)
Marvel grants a really early preview of Rocket Raccoon #1, coming in July!
Starting The Machine: Michael Lent and Marc Rene by Derek McCaw (02-27-14)
A conversation with the creators of The Machine Stops from Alterna Comics...
10th Anniversary: The 12-Pixel Hero Quiz by Daniel DeFabio and Niilo Tippler (02-27-14)
A fun little challenge that's a blast from our past -- from the Once Upon a Dime archives...
As Long As Jack Burton Is Around... by Derek McCaw (02-26-14)
Boom! Studios teases Big Trouble...
Comics Review: Pirate Eye Volume 1 by Derek McCaw (02-25-14)
Raymond Chandler meets Jack Sparrow in a fun mash-up with High Seas Mysteries...
Green Eggs And Sandman by Carr D'Angelo (02-24-14)
A poem for those retailers facing fans who want the next Neil Gaiman-penned comic...
8 Bits Into Space! by Derek McCaw (02-20-14)
Matthew Ritter talks about Nova Phase...
Stand In The Shadow Of OZ by Derek McCaw (02-18-14)
A Kickstarter launch for an OZ-inspired Tarot deck with superstar comics artists...
Comics Review: She-Hulk #1 by Derek McCaw (02-18-14)
Lawyer Charles Soule makes the lawyer side of She-Hulk more dangerous than the green side!
Does This Look Like Katee Sackhoff To You? (02-14-14)
Marvel offers preview art of the all-new Captain Marvel #1...
Jimmy Palmiotti's Denver Kickstarter by Ric Bretschneider (02-13-14)
It's the road to much more than a graphic novel...
Robocop: To Live And Die In Detroit by Derek McCaw (02-13-14)
Boom! Studios could do a pretty good ongoing series if you want it...
The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al #1 by Derek McCaw (02-10-14)
Delaying the end of the world with a smile...
Ms. Marvel #1: Just An Ordinary American Teenager by Kris Koller (02-05-14)
At its heart, this book does what Marvel has always done best...
John Romita, Jr. Drawing Superman by Derek McCaw (02-04-14)
Teaming with Geoff Johns to revitalize the title this summer...
Geoff Johns Taking Over Superman? by Derek McCaw (02-02-14)
He worked his magic on Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman... now the Man of Steel?
Black Science #3: To Pierce The Dimensional Void by Kris Koller (01-30-14)
Teutonic technology about to undo everything? We're sold.
Comixology Speaks French! by Joe Keatinge (01-30-14)
Joe celebrates Comixology's new territory by recommending five French graphic albums...
Fin Fang Foom Forces The Fall Of The FF? by Derek McCaw (01-29-14)
James Robinson and Leonard Kirk offer a brand-new Fantastic Four #1!
A Look Back At New York Comic-Con 2013, Gallery 3 by Deb J. Draisin (01-29-14)
Some incredible cosplay... and some just fun stuff!
Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1 by Derek McCaw (01-29-14)
Where in the galaxy is Serenity?
Hacktivist #1 by Derek McCaw (01-28-14)
If not the world outside your window, it's the world outside your Windows...
Dark Horse Offers First Look At Terminator: Enemy Of My Enemy #1 (01-27-14)
Skynet goes after a scientist before she can figure out how to interfere...
Miracleman #1: Make Me Shout "Kimota!" by Carr D'Angelo (01-27-14)
Carr compares memories of greatness with the realities of the market....
Scribblenauts Unmasked #1 by Derek McCaw (01-27-14)
DC remembers that if you want to hook the gamers, you've got to get 'em young...
A Look Back At New York Comic-Con 2013, Gallery 2 by Deb J. Draisin (01-27-14)
In which your editor is reminded -- hey, we've got these cool pictures!
A Tale Of Two SMASHES: Breaking The HULK Code! by Ric Bretschneider (01-24-14)
Ric notices something suspicious while downloading his digital comics...
Empire Of The Dead #1 by Derek McCaw (01-23-14)
George A. Romero moves to comics to tell the zombie movie too expensive for his budget...
Enter If You Dare... Seekers of the Weird #2 First Look! by Derek McCaw (01-23-14)
More goodness from this great Disney/Marvel collaboration!
All-New Invaders #1 by Derek McCaw (01-23-14)
Bringing the Battlers of World War II back together to fight trademark lapsing!
What If Age Of Ultron Could Sell More Books? by Derek McCaw (01-22-14)
Marvel history gets rewritten in April, by our friend Joe Keatinge!
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two: City Of Courts #1 by Derek McCaw (01-22-14)
Would you like fries with that judgment?
Observing Comic Book Babylon by Derek McCaw (01-21-14)
Cliff Meth speaks for the old guard.. and just standing up for what's right!
Comics' Greatest Crossover: Captain Action Cat Meets Action Cat...(01-21-14)
Dark Horse, Dynamite and Aw Yeah! collide to create a book that will make you say...
Seekers of the Weird #1: Gold Key To Marvel's Disney Comics by Derek McCaw (01-18-14)
A fun, truly all-ages book that every Disney fan must have...
Night Of The Living Deadpool #1: So Obvious, So Good by Kris Koller (01-18-14)
Zombies rule everything. But one man just doesn't care...
Start Saving For A Star Wars Father's Day Now by Derek McCaw (01-17-14)
Gentle Giant and Chronicle Books have teamed for the ultimate nerd dad gift...
Comics Review: Nova Phase by Derek McCaw (01-16-14)
A new "8-bit Arcade Hit" from SLG Publishing, it's space opera Nintendo-style!
Comic-Con 2014: All Badges Are One Day Badges by Derek McCaw (01-10-14)
But you can buy five! Or can you?
Trust No One, Trick Everyone by Derek McCaw (01-09-14)
Loki gets a solo series, and we have preview pages here!
Graphic Novel Review: The 47 Ronin by Derek McCaw (01-07-14)
Only to be read with honor... and caffeine...
A Shift In The Balance Of The Force by Derek McCaw (01-03-14)
Disney's Lucasfilm gives Star Wars comics license back to Marvel, where it all began...
Comics Review: Legenderry #1 by Derek McCaw (01-02-14)
If you thought Vampirella, Green Hornet and Red Sonja couldn't team up...
Velvet: A Missed Gem From 2013? by Kris Koller (01-02-14)
A straight-up spy thriller from Brubaker and Epting...
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