By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


All right, stop! Collaborate and listen. Ice is back with a brand new invention. Something grabs a hold of me tightly.

Will it ever stop? Yo, I don't know. Turn off the lights and I'll glow. To the extreme, I rock a mic like a vandal. Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.

- Vanilla Ice

Now, that song is gonna go through your head all day. Here's another one:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! (Or as frightful as it gets in West Hollywood. I have better chances of getting struck by an ice queen than an ice storm!)

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


I love a good Madonna/whore-thing-a-ma-bopper just as much as the next queen, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out why everyone is so up in arms over Pam Anderson playing Jesus' mama. It's not the first time someone sexy played a role more, um, virtuous?

Fanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel!  Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.


In the following interviews, Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon discuss their thoughts on what you can expect from this thrilling, new graphic novel.

Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!




Stay tuned for more updates on Facebook, Twitter, and the Fanboy Comics website!  Click here for a preview of the graphic novel.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling. The Lion sleeps tonight.

Lioness: Hidden Treasures is the last musical offering from Amy Winehouse, featuring a collection of recordings from her tragically short singing career.

Amy was one of those singers that evoked sirens, if they existed. You can always hear every ounce of emotion in her soulful voice. An odd, if not imagined, observation is the void, the emptiness, and the pain in her voice, seemingly channeled by a force bigger than her.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


There are comic book characters that are created with a lot of potential and languish on the proverbial vine until a creative person is smart enough to pluck said character and either elevate them or maximize their full potential. The X-men's Emma Frost is a perfect example of one of those characters.

The White Queen was created by legendary X-creators Chris Claremont and John Byrne as Sebastian Shaw's right-hand man of the nefarious Hellfire Club, debuting in Uncanny X-Men #129. Originally British, Claremont named her after Emma Peel from the UK television series, The Avengers. (Or, maybe it was Byrne; those two notorious cat fighters would certainly correct me, I'm sure.) She has since been remanded to being the daughter of a dysfunctional family from New England. Perhaps, she affects a fake British accent like my other favorite bleached blonde? (One can only hope!)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #4 wraps up the first arc of Buffy’s latest season, and, while it has many satisfying and thrilling moments, there is a lack of a climax to the issue. But, don’t despair, Scoobies! Writer Andrew Chambliss leaves plenty of threads to pick up in the next arc!


By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


Why are there so many songs about rainbows? How the hell should I know? But, I surely am glad that there are. I'm not just saying that because rainbows are the symbol of gay pride. (How original, girlfriends!) As a card-carrying member, I would have opted for a glass slipper. Make that a glass stiletto to satiate my hooker heritage.

Some kids have Disney, some kids have Teletubbies, and most kids have behavioral problems. I had The Muppets. Not Sesame Street. Not Fraggle Rock. Just The Muppets. When I was little, I worshiped The Muppets. I had all the toys, had a Muppets bday cake, and even had my babysitter, Patsy, make me a bitchin' Muppets poster that I wish I still had to this day. But, I grew up and The Muppets went away. "The Rainbow Connection" disrupted - never severed.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


You gotta love J-Lo. You do? Yes, you do. What's not to love? She's gorgeous, with a banging body after birthing twins (Yes, I said twins!), she's an accomplished actress and singer (I double-dog dare you not to cut a rug to her infectious monster hit, "On the Dance Floor," with Pitbull!). She's a successful businesswoman, a fun judge on American Idol, and she's been linked to some of the hottest men in Hollywood. Sure, her love life has had its fair share of ups and downs, but what deserving diva hasn't? Liz Taylor anyone? But, I'm feeling so good, why dwell on the negative? Okay, so, maybe if I were the jealous type, I wouldn't like La Lopez so much, but I'm a gay man and I adore Jennifer Lopez! (It's part of my contract. She only headlined at White Party in Palm Springs a few years back for the love of Pete!) And, she is still Jenny from the block, after all.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


BIC of the Spider-Woman. Jessica Drew taught me how to draw. Sort of, but not really. I have loved Spider-Woman since her Saturday morning cartoon. That's right, kiddies, before she kicked it with the Avengers, Spider-Woman had a Saturday morning cartoon/marketing tool. But, it really blew my mind! From her infamous mane of gorgeous, raven hair to her mesmerizingly red, skin tight outfit, watching Jessica Drew solve crimes sure beat the crap out of putting up with that old wind bag Jessica Fletcher over on Murder, She Wrote.

The following is an interview with artist Brandon Bird, who is one of the curators of the upcoming The JP Show, an art show 65 million years in the making and focused completely on the human characters from Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park film! The exhibit runs December 3rd and 4th, 2011, and is being held at Nucleus in Alhambra, California. (Click HERE for details about the exhibit and a list of participating artists.)

Bird shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon on the inspiration for his unique and exciting exhibit, what makes the characters of Jurassic Park perfect for this kind of show, and whether you can bring a Velociraptor as your date.

This interview was conducted on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

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