In a hilarious tale of high school isolation and individualism, Finster, a nerdy comic shop employee and dreamer, tries to survive the danger-filled halls of academe while courting the most popular girl in school. But more comfortable in an imaginary world of super heroes and villains, the socially inept Fanboy finds himself the recipient of agonizing adolescent abuse. Luc...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by DC Comics
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This isn't a bad comic, which some good jokes, some great art, and some good points to make. It's just a little too on the nose, without a lot of subtlety, and while some of the jokes are good, they're rather mild and tame. It's a solid effort, but not quite the special comic it could be.
The perfect gift for anyone who's ever loved comics,especially Superhero ones. A who's who of legendary artists like Neal Adams,Gil Kane,Joe Kubert and Frank Miller contribute art to Mark Evanier's very funny story of a comic book geek trying to make his way in the world and get the girl of his dreams. Manages to be sweet and very funny at the same time. If you enjoyed this you might like the work of Evan Dorkin. You might also enjoy Barry Lyga's The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Gir...more
I wondered why I had never heard of this book/series, & after having read it, I now know. They take what could be a good concept & turn it into a self-promoting display with a lame story, poor attempts at humor, and a stereotype of a lead character that comic book fans have been trying to get past for a long time. That said, Sergio's art, along with the art of the many guest artists, was enough to earn this one a second star.
Mark Stephen Evanier is an American comic book and television writer, particularly known for his humor work.More about Mark Evanier...