The plotting in the second issue of Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion is scattershot. I had to go back and read the first issue again to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. It makes sense that the story isn’t smooth; right now, the special siblings raised by a wealthy alien in human skin (Hargreeves) are currently not a team but are scattered about, each focused very much on their own goals, making this a complex, character-driven story. There are underpinnings of a story dealing with the Hotel Oblivion - a sort of prison on another planet for supervillains that has been left unattended since the untimely death of Hargreeves and a prison break.
Earlier this season, we saw an episode that was an homage to Predator, while “The Tsuranga Conundrum” was clearly modeled after Alien … if the Xenomorph was a space gremlin. Strangely enough, this bizarre combination works.
I wish I had had this book to read when I was a kid. As a child of eight or so, I would have, if you’ll pardon the expression, eaten Time Sandwich right up. Reading it as an adult, I still ate it right up. If you know me at all, you’ll know that this kind of broad sci-fi/fantasy is the sort of thing I live for. It’s time travel at its finest.
In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Norm Harper (The Sequels, Rikki) and Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu, Hero Hotel) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Ridley Scott's Gladiator sequel, Ewok merchandise in Star Wars Resistance, saying goodbye to Kepler and hello to Tess, and whether Wilson Fisk and Vanessa Marianna are the MCU's "best" couple.
The following is an interview with Marc Jackson on the release of his new comic, Grow a Pair. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Jackson about the inspiration behind the series, his creative process in balancing the writing and artistic duties, what he hopes that readers will take away from the story, and more!
Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!
Plough Publishing will soon release Mandela & the General, an original graphic novel by John Carlin, the author of Invictus and senior international writer for El País, and the acclaimed artist Oriol Malet. In advance of the book’s publication on November 4, 2018, this major graphic novel is generating accolades from artists, writers, actors, and actors. The publisher has been very generous to the Fanbase Press staff, as we are now able to share an advance preview!
Finding Felicity is a podcast where Pomonok Entertainment's Teresa Jusino, a Felicity newbie, chats with rotating guest co-hosts who are already Felicity fans to talk about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness through the prism of this coming-of-age television drama created by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves.
Wytches: Bad Egg is a great jumping-on point for newcomers to this wonderfully haunting series by Scott Snyder. If you haven’t read the previous issues, that’s okay, because we’re given what’s essentially a crash course into the lore of Wytches.