You're invited to show your support for independent creators at Support the Independents on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA! Join us as various Los Angeles-based indie creators present their latest projects throughout the afternoon

To start things off, I want to say this: Douglas Adams is my hero, both literary and otherwise. His work has influenced so much of what I enjoy in the world of entertainment, and the newest Dirk Gently series, The Salmon of Doubt, particularly marked my interest, especially since The Salmon of Doubt was slated to be the title of an upcoming Dirk Gently project. That it coincides with the BBC America series, as well, is a welcome addition, since the first season of the show was particularly well done.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #9 and its story have a direct correlation with the cover page. The regular cover artwork has a calming effect with a serene image of Uhura at the forefront. As she looks out into the distance, Spock and other Vulcans stand behind her, as if patiently waiting, expecting something to happen. The nuances of this scene provide a wonderful sense of anticipation for what you’re about to experience as you flip through the pages. George Caltsoudas is the artist for this main cover page, as there are three additional variant covers, and he knows how to translate the story within onto the cover page. Another perfect example of his abilities can be seen in Issue #3, where feelings of anxiety bubble to the surface as the Borg land on an alien planet with dramatic force.

If you love movies, comic books, and lists, then get ready for the Top 100 Comic Book Movies from IDW Publishing and Fantastic Press. Writer Gary Gerani presents his view on the wonderful world of comic books by listing his rankings “for the cinema’s most significant live-action comic book adaptations.”

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Contributor J.C. Ciesielski talks with Evan Carr and Larry Leon about Bad Actors, the party game for terrible impersonations and bad acting. Carr and Leon discuss their inspiration for the game, the games that they play when they are not busy creating, their Kickstarter campaign, and more!

The Turtles may have bargained for most of their friends this month between the Earth Protection Force, but the Mutanimals have always had their own dramatic pasts and storylines, which we seem to be seeing more of in TMNT Universe.

The following is an interview with Bonnie Sludioff regarding her three currently running productions at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival: Slightly-Off Broadway, The Magic School Bus: A Traumedy, and The Physicists. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Sludikoff about balancing three production schedules, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the shows, and more!

The following is an interview with Jacob Smith, director of the currently running production of Three Can Keep a Secret (written by Gregory Crafts) at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Smith about what attracted him to the project, what he hopes that audiences will take away from the show, the creative process of the cast and crew, and more!

The following is an interview with William J. Meyer regarding his currently running production of The Birthing Pit at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Meyer about the inspiration behind the show, his process for balancing the writing and directing duties, what he hopes that audiences will take away from the show, and more!

Holy hell! After mentioning to some people how much I love Cullen Bunn as a writer, they told me I should check out The Sixth Gun. It just happened to be perfect timing with the release of this trade paperback, so here I am, writing a review of this absolutely fun comic book.

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