FANBOY was a six-issue mini-series that Sergio Aragonés and I did for DC. We were honored to be joined by an
incredible roster of guest artists including Jerry Ordway, Frank Miller, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Dick Sprang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brent Anderson, Russ
Heath, Joe Kubert, Marie Severin, Brian Bolland, Jim Mooney, Joe Giella, Bruce Timm, Kevin Nowlan, Wendy Pini, Jordi Bernet, Phil Jiminez, Bernie
Wrightson, Matt Haley, Tom Simmons, Will Blyberg, Dave Gibbons, Steve Rude, Dick Giordano, Mike Grell and Dan Spiegle. Would that we'd had as
impressive a list of readers. As with many of the comics I've done, sales in America were lackluster but, overseas, the thing flew off the
shelves. A trade paperback has recently been issued of all six issues and is now available, hint hint.
What it was was the story of a comic fan/wanna-be artist named Finster who works in a comic shop, lusts after all the wrong women and
constantly confuses fantasy and reality. (Hint: You can easily tell the difference once you realize that reality is the less credible of the
two.) Sergio drew all the sequences that took place in Finster's world, while his fantasies were illuminated by the guest artists, with Sergio
pitching in where appropriate on their pages.
Lots of folks who resembled the title character read it and said, "Hey, I know guys who are just like that!" At least one comic
shop owner took umbrage at the depiction of the comic shop owner and refused to stock the thing. Most of the industry pretty much ignored it
but, reaction aside, it was just about the most fun I've ever had writing a funnybook.
Fanboy is © 2010 Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés.
Superman and all them other DC characters are © 2010 DC Comics, Inc.