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The Future Will Be Carpeted: An Analysis of ‘Deep Space Nine (S3E2)’ “There’s an old saying on Cardassia: ‘Enemies make dangerous friends,’ and I fear the Dominion will make a very dangerous friend, indeed.”
     -- Elim Garak


When you base a character around a single mysterious hook, you’ve got yourself a dilemma. On one hand, you probably have a breakout character, since a hook powerful enough to hang a character on tends to be fascinating. On the other, you’ve entered into a pact with your audience. They believe that because you’ve created a mystery, it’s now on you to solve it. The irony is that the audience rarely actually wants answers -- they want their personal answer to be it, or even better, something cooler than their answer, and anything less is a let down. This is, of course, impossible to do for everyone, so answering this mystery is a fool’s errand.
‘Agent Carter’ Audio Review: Season 1, Episode 4 (‘The Blitzkrieg Button’) The Fanboy Comics crew discuss their reactions to the fourth episode of Marvel's Agent Carter, the various shocking reveals of the episode, and the return of The Howling Commandos next week. Enjoy an audio commentary on the episode, "The Blitzkrieg Button," by FBC President Bryant Dillon and FBC Contributor Tony Caballero.


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‘EGOs #5:’ Advance Comic Book Review I’m not sure if you remember, but, awhile back, I reviewed EGOs #1 (by Image Comics), and I liked it.  The latest and greatest by the legendary Stuart Moore got my attention. I thought it felt a little Watchmen-esque (referring to the graphic novel, not the awful movie) in its mildly dystopic future.  This comic series is about a group of superheroes (with relatively non­-clichéd powers) coming together in a science fiction future on par with Mass Effect.  Basically, this aging superhero tries to get a new “band” back together (the old band being mostly dead).  He crosses several very shady lines, pisses off his wife (a very redeemable and nice character, I might add), and things happen.
‘Imaginary Drugs:’ TPB Review I’m not sure exactly what to make of Imaginary Drugs. Reading it kind of made my head spin—not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. It’s an anthology of 36 short sci-fi and fantasy pieces, most of them 8 pages or less, by all different writers and artists. Successfully funded on Kickstarter over a year ago, it started as a vehicle for writer Michael McDermott to showcase his own work, then expanded to include a variety of other pieces by friends and colleagues. As such, it introduces us to a vast variety of different worlds with a vast variety of different artistic styles.
‘Planet Gigantic #0-4:’ Comic Book Review Planet Gigantic is a fun children’s sci-fi/adventure comic that involves space travel, superpowers, and an exploration of strange, new worlds. Meet Yuri and Valentina: brother and sister, genetically engineered to have special abilities. Yuri can create and control electrical currents, while Valentina has power over gravity. Sent into space on a fairly boring scientific research mission, they crash land on an enormous, new planet and quickly get caught up in the local politics.

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