Batman In Ferguson: Are Superheroes Racist

“Imagine if there were real superheroes or vigilantes, every time they tried to fight crime in black neighborhoods they would be called racist and people would want them arrested.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Review: Marvel Phase 3 or Phase Fail?

Like the original series, my fascination with this new Guardians comic book lasted a few story arcs and I was left thinking, “How the F**k are they going to turn these losers into the next Avengers?”

Exclusive Interview: Maki Rolle

Maki Rolle, Welcome to United Fanboyz.com. Please tell the people what you do and where your from?

#UFB Comic-Con

53 DAYS AWAY: United Fanboyz Comic-Con

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SUPERMAN LIVES...

THE UNITED FANBOYZ
RADIO SHOW
EPISODE 11: SUPERMAN LIVES...
Join B-More Banner and 17 in a outstanding discussion about a movie that maybe should have been made... Superman Lives... We will touch on Kevin Smith & Tim Burton's iteration, as well as Jon Schnepp's upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives... What Happened. Don't miss this episode...
MAKE SURE YOU HEAR THIS SHOW!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sean O'Haire Dead at 43

American professional wrestler Sean O'Haire was found dead in his bedroom by local Spartanburg police in South Carolina. He was found beside the bed with a rope tied around his neck and connected to the bedpost. No foul play is suspected.

O'Haire debuted in WCW in 2000 and along with Chuck Palumbo, was the final WCW Tag Team Champions with the company was bought by Vince McMahon of WWE. O'Haire also competed in MMA.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

IPhone 6 & Apple Watch: Samsung Killer or Copier

The Best Phones We Have Ever Done!” Apple CEO Tim Cook gushed as he introduced two new iPhones, the IPhone 6 which clocks in at 4.7inches and the IPhone 6 plus which debuts at a stunning 5.5 inches, finally putting Apple in the modern market of 5inch screen smartphones that have dominated Asia and parts of the United States. For years Iphone users have clung to their smaller 4 inch Iphone 5 screen, stating that anything over 5 inches was too clunky, which leads us to believe that the 4.7 inch IPhone 6 is a tweener phone that looks to bridge the gap between IPhone 5 users who most likely would have been alienated by the sole option of the bigger IPhone 6 plus. While it may seem like a cash grab, and that Apple is straddling the fence with two phones, it’s ensures that their core fan base will give the 6 a shot, while also threatening to steal HTC and Samsung lovers away with the larger version.


But wait, there’s one more thing…


The Apple Watch, the world’s worst kept secret, finally made its debut.  Users can choose watch faces that include minute and second hands, digital time and more. Apple Watch users can choose from six different straps including a sport band in bold colors with sweat and chemical-resistant material, even a 18k solid gold option. One of the flaws that have plagued Android watches were the lack of customization, some looked too rubbery while the metal ones looked cheap as opposed to sleek. Apple wants to give its users the option to swap out their watches in various ways until users achieve the perfect look to match the functionality of the watch.

As for that functionality, the Apple Watch comes with full access to the App Store, Siri, automates devices in your home and car, and allows for a new suite of fitness apps as well. Compatible with IPhones 5 and above, it remains to be seen what true synergy will be had between the Apple Watch, IPhone and even the IPad. However we expect Apple to really take advantage of applications that allow for cyborg like interaction when the Apple Watch debuts in early 2015 for $349.

In a smaller announcement that could be even more important in the years to come, Apple has created Apple Pay, a system that does away with credit card and cash payments and allows users to pay for items ranging from McDonald’s meals to Disneyland Tickets all from their phone with no need to input information with the vendor. While some may be weary given the hack prone world we live in, we believe that if Apple continues to get various brands on board, paying by phone will be the way of the future.

So, what do you fanboyz think of today’s announcements? Has apple finally given you the innovation you’ve been waiting for or are is this simply an exercise in trying to catch up with Samsung?

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Echo Endless

When did you begin cosplaying?

Costuming has always been part of my life in some way or another. When I was young my mom never got us store bought Halloween costumes; instead, she would ask us what we wanted to be, and then we would create the designs together. This inspired my young mind, and as a teen got involved backstage and eventually onstage, in local theater groups. It was there I began to hone my makeup, prop making, and styling skills. I even went to my high school prom in costume! (and no, you can't see the pictures! lolol).

Everyone recognizes you most as She-Hulk. Who else do you enjoy cosplaying?

I think I have the most fun when I'm cosplaying Nightcrawler. I love the characters spirit and it inspires a playfulness inside of me.  However, I really enjoy playing Badass villains like Red She Hulk too! Some of my other cosplays include: Wonder Woman, Electro (Spiderman movie), Echo Ronin(Daredevil), La Tarantula (Spiderman), Kat Manx (PowerRangers SPD), Dazzler (Marvel), Umbrella Agent (resident Evil), among many others.

What have you learned about the community since you started?

It's a really cool thing, and I'm glad to have it around. When I got started, there wasn't this huge community to reach out to. Now you can find friends that share your interests and passions and you can inspire each other, even from great distances. That's what I really love about cosplay, it brings all these crazy talented people together and everyone is celebrating their artistry in a dazzling display.  

Do you create and/or design your costumes?

I do both. A lot of costumes I do are Rule 63: a female version of a male character. I like doing this because it challenges my creativity and costume skills. I'm lucky enough to belong to an entertainment group called MOONBASE; we all help each other out with costumes and props.  My specialty is makeup, so I enjoy designing body paints and special FX for new costumes. It takes about 2 hours to put on a body paint, so I really create those costumes each and every time I put them on. 

Fans that know you agree that you bring more than big boobs and fake smiles to the community. How do you feel about people that get into cosplay for money and fame vs the love?

I was costuming long before I had any fans. If people are getting into cosplay for the money, then they are in for a sad surprise, since there's not a lot of money to be had.  If they are in it for the fame, then, even sadder. Cosplay is a niche within a niche. Being a famous cosplayer is about equivalent to being a famous ukilele player.  You are not a rock star or an NFL player. You are a person who likes to dress up in costume. If you are not doing it because you love to dress up in costume, then you will have a difficult time finding satisfaction in life. Cosplay is so fulfilling and makes me so happy, that even if I had no contact with the rest of the world, I would still do it in my home. It is my passion.  my home. It is my passion.  

You are also a rapper, correct? What would you describe your style as?

Indeed I am. You could describe my style in many ways: Nerdcore, Ghettogoth, Horrorcore... pick what you like, I don't really like to put labels on things. Have a listen to the music and see if you enjoy it. I like to combine a dexterous lyrical style with passionate feeling.



When did you start & who are your favorite artists?

I grew up with a drummer for a father and a brother. I started performing on stage in rock bands when I was in high school. Later I moved onto industrial music, and it all just kind of evolved into the style I've developed over the years. I listen to a wide range of music. Lyrically my influences range from Big Daddy Kane, Wu Tang, and Busta Rhymes to Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Marc Bolan.

What is the remainder of your con schedule?

Not too much left this year.  J1-CON 9/14 and RETRO-CON on 9/27 and 9/28.

How can your new fans follow you?

TWITTER- ECHOENDLESS
INSTAGRAM- ECHOENDLESS

Thank you so much for smashing with us today. We can’t wait to have you on United Fanboyz Radio. Do you have any acknowledgements? 

I'd like to thank MOONBASE... Thank you for having me.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

United Fanboyz: OTR

What's the United Fanboyz got going on this week???
September 5th-7th
West Coast Warzone
DoubleTree by Hilton
Orange, CA
Jamie Rae AKA LipStickOnMe The United Fangirl will be LIVE from West Coast Warzone after it's 3 year hiatus. The event has a new tournament system, bracket generation and special events. Hopefully Jamie can catch up with some of the organizers to see how it feels to return after 3 years. STAY TUNED!!!

WELCOME BACK

September 5th-7th
Baltimore Comic-Con
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
B-More Banner will be in the house at Baltimore Comic-Con snapping photographs and interviewing. We'll also be promoting the upcoming United Fanboyz Comic-Con in October. See you there...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marvel Studios: Fear Females


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is winning. They are winning because they have a plan. They don't rush and they don't let hardcore fanboyz and fangirlz interrupt there schedule. Have you ever wondered why the MCU has not let a woman star in their own feature film yet? Are you upset that there has not been a female led film yet in the MCU? Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain blasted the MCU for not having a female led movie, singling out Scarlett Johanson as The Black Widow. Does The Black Widow really deserve her own film? Do you understand the MCU? What would the film be about? Honestly, it would be Captain America without Captain America, she is a spy... A spy, that's it. This is what makes her role in the MCU so important. 

Scarlett has been in Iron Man 2, The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We already know she is in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America 3. So my question is what's the fuss about. She has been in more MCU films than Mark Ruffalo (Incredible Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye). She really does not need her own film. The rumor is that Carol Danvers aka Warbird/Ms Marvel will make her first appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panter may even make his first appearance on that film as well. Diversity is important, BUT you have to do it smart, Joss Whedon and Kevin Fiege have a plan. JUST RELAX.

Think about the past female led films that either failed or never made it to the big screen. Should I remind you of Elektra and Wonder Woman??? Even Sony is trying to cash in on a Marvel female led movie, why? because they believe it will make them money, if the movie is garbage, it means nothing and it delays movies with good scripts for female leads. They said either Spider Woman, Black Cat or Silver Sable will get the lead. 

Have you seen the "FAKE" MCU schedule? 
There is honestly only 4 movies confirmed on this schedule. I'm almost certain Ms. Marvel will get a film. The Marvel Cinematic Universe can do no wrong at this present moment, just look at the success of The Guardians of the Galaxy. This further assures me that a female led movie is coming. The problem with people from the outside looking in is they don't know the plans and with social media blowing everything up, there is no need to share everything. The MCU is preparing everyone for the Infinity Gauntlet, Guardians of the Galaxy not only gave you Zoe Saldana as Gamora, but also introduced Ronan The Accuser, a Kree. The Kree was also mentioned in ABC's Agents of SHIELD. As a fan, you know that Carol Danvers gets her powers from the Kree Mar-Vell. RELAX...


Or, what about the upcoming ABC series Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell? Also part of the MCU and a spinoff of the character Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. Let me remind you guys, ALL OF THIS IS CONNECTED... All of the MCU films, the ABC series and the Netflix series are one big web, it's part of a master plan... Netflix is releasing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Defenders. And who knows, maybe we'll see Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk) in the Daredevil series.

Don't try to force a group that has a plan into something that could disrupt the MCU timeline. It's coming, Disney/Marvel Studios is not going anywhere anytime soon. What else is there to say???



Monday, August 25, 2014