Who You Gonna Call? A Real Estate Agent!

Posted by Gia Manry on May 23, 2011 in Cinema, Fandom

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The Onion’s A.V. Club site is currently reporting that Hook & Ladder Company 8 of Tribeca, also known as the firehouse that became Ghostbusters HQ in the popular ’80s flicks, may join a number of other fire stations being shut down later this year as the result of budget cuts. Read more…

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Forget Spider-Man, The Book of Mormon is the Most Fanboy Friendly Play on Broadway

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 4, 2011 in Fandom

The Book of Mormon

So you want a fanboy friendly Broadway musical? Well the South Park crew could pull off what Bono and marvel never could — an amazing geek friendly Broadway musical which is the best I’ve seen since Monty Python’s Spamalot. In addition to musical numbers that made me laugh so hard that I had problems breathing there were numerous fully costumed references to Star Wars, Star Trek AND the Lord of the Rings! Also the Disney fan in me loved the never ending mocking of The Lion King. My guess is that this show will be sold out for eons, but if you have a chance to get your hands on tickets grab them right away. Read more…

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80s Otaku Featured on Nerd Alert

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 28, 2011 in Animation, Fandom

80s anime otaku featured on Nerd Alert

The latest episode of CollegeHumor’s Nerd Alert features an interview with Fanboy.com publisher Michael Pinto (although you have to get a few minutes into the show: Read more…

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Julia Wertz Paints a Poignant Portrait of Brooklyn

Posted by Guest Author on Nov 15, 2010 in Comic Books

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz - a wonderful illustration of a typical brooklyn hipster apartment

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz

Similar to The Fart Party Volumes 1 and 2, Julia Wertz shares an autobiographical account of her life in comics. This volume is about her settling into life at New York City, over a year’s period, separated with season’s markers. As a New York native myself, I found myself nodding my head to some bits that she points out, such as points about the food, neighborhoods, bums, and weather. Though I have no personal experience of her experiences in San Francisco, I find myself quite curious, since San Francisco is a city I have never visited, but heard things about. Read more…

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A Video Tour of Forbidden Planet NYC in 1986

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 13, 2010 in Comic Books, Fandom

Forbidden Planet in New York City is still very much open, but sadly the shop today is less than 50% of the size that it was in the 80s. This stunning set of videos gives a tour of the place and serves as a vivid time capsule what a comic book shop on steroids looked like back in the day. My art school was just a few blocks away from this place and I spent so many lunch hours there back in the day, so this video brings back a ton of memories: Read more…

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Prototype: 28 Days Later on Steroids in New York City

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 30, 2009 in Videogames

Prototype: The Game

Prototype is an interesting looking game which is set in NYC (it’s due out for the holiday season on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) and what I’m seeing so far looks pretty amazing. The plot sort of reminds me of 28 Days Later with a slight bit of Men in Black: Read more…

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