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Favorite Comic Book: Strangers in Paradise
Favorite Movie: High Fidelity
Favorite Six-Book Trilogy: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

With social networking being as popular as it is now, the ever-engrossing presence of the internet has gained a hold of us all. While convenient for some, it can also be dangerous, especially in the hands of those with ill intent.

Back in 2013, comic book writer and Twitter phenomenon Gail Simone teamed up with the fantastic Jim Calafiore to create the Kickstarter-backed Leaving Megalopolis. After its success as a campaign, it was then distributed by Dark Horse in 2014, and, in doing so, made many, many people happy. It was twisted, violent, insane, and a little vulgar. It was also basically perfect. Now, people can rejoice as Calafiore and Simone have teamed up yet again for a new series based in that world. Again, it’s wonderful.

Wrestling and I go way back. From the beginnings of the “Attitude Era” of the WWF to the mid-2000s, I enjoyed watching the now legends of the industry battle and break each other for the entertainment of others. I loved the drama, the action, and, most of all, the storylines. And, from the look of it, Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber seem to share at least some of that sentiment with the second issue of their new series, Ringside, which takes a deeper look into the world of wrestling.

Image Comics has gone through a lot in the last several years, and their increased popularity and willingness to take risks have resulted in a major resurgence in creator-owned comics. And, if there’s one thing that creators have proven during this indie creator boom it's this: Comic book creators are super weird, and the books they come up with are even stranger.

Religion isn’t the kind of thing that I usually want in my comics, especially one as hardcore as this one. But, give me Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra on a series, and I’m in. After the acclaimed and brilliant Scalped, Aaron and Guéra return with The Goddamned, a book as badass as its title.

Before we get going, full disclosure: It’s been awhile since I’ve read an issue of Wic/Div.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love this book and everything about it, but things got in the way and the series suffered for it. But now, I’m back, just as soon as the series gets ready to go on hiatus.

Way back in the ancient times of 2013, a very talented writer named Ed Brisson came through as part of the creative team on a little book called Sheltered, a series from Image Comics that not enough people read, which is a slap in the face to how incredible a book it was. Now, Brisson is back, this time with artist Adam Gorham and colorist Michael Garland with The Violent, a new series from Image Comics.

In the following audio interview, writer/director Bruce Mason talks with Fanboy Comics Contributor Russ Pirozek about his work on the upcoming film, Chez Upshaw.  The film tells the story of a married couple who turn their bed and breakfast lodge into a resort for assisted suicides.  The film is now available on iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play.

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