As we follow Shadow on his journey through America, the lines between fantasy and reality continue to blur. A brilliant piece of modern-day mythology, American Gods takes the world that we know and lets gods, creatures, and magical beings in. Dreams become indistinct from reality, the dead don’t stay dead, and we never really know who or what to trust. Shadow is not really concerned but just rolls along with all of the weirdness and chaos happening around him. Sometimes, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I think that’s part of the Gaiman fun that P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton have captured so well.
When the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is mentioned, one might immediately associate the mental disorder as an effect of combat. According to clinical studies, although the term came into use during the diagnosis of returning soldiers from the Vietnam War in the early 1970s, symptoms have been documented since ancient Greek times. It is not just a combat induced disorder, though; a person encountering a life-threatening event, such as sexual assault or accidents, can develop symptoms of PTSD, most often in adults. A National Institute of Health article from 2015 reports that “about 3% of the adult population has PTSD at any one time.” Therapy and medication are cited as treatment methods.
When Fanbase Press is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the Fanbase Press staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.
For the latest edition of Geeks Care, the Fanbase Press staff would like to once again highlight the generous efforts of Jason Inman (co-host of DC All Access and US military veteran) as he endeavors to send 22,000 comic books to troops overseas by November 30, 2017, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude. Dubbed as the Jawiin Comic Drive, Inman is hoping to share the gift of geekiness with troops overseas to give them a fun reminder of home. Both new and gently used comic books are being accepted, and directions for how to donate the books are listed below. Fanbase Press is excited to join this endeavor, as we will be donating 160 comic books and graphic novels to the drive! We hope that you will join us in giving back to those who serve our country!
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)!
As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
A very special Fanbase Feature! At LA Comic Con 2017, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Things That Go Bump in Horror Comics panel (original recorded on Sunday, October 29, 2017) during which panelists Megan Hutchison (Rockstars, Will o’ the Wisp), Scott Johnson, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief), and David Blake Lucarelli (The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade) discussed what inspires them to write and illustrate horror in the comic book medium, the creative benefits and challenges of working in this genre, and what they envision for the future of horror comics.
A little over a year ago (Wow, has it really been that long?), I reviewed the first issue in a new Star Trek comic called Star Trek: Waypoint. Released for Trek’s 50th anniversary, it was a collection of new, standalone short stories and adventures from each of the series: TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise. (No Discovery, sorry.) I loved that first issue and had nothing but great things to say about it. So, when the full collection of Waypoint comics came up for review, naturally, I jumped on it.
The following is an interview with Eddie Gorodetsky, Marc Andreyko, Steve Sadowski, and Shannon Eric Denton, the creative team of the upcoming comic book series, The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson, from publisher Image Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with the creative team about their unique take on a superhero tale, what inspired the story, what they hope readers will take away from the series, their upcoming projects, and more! Stay tuned for The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson, coming to comic book stores in January 2018 from Image Comics!
Quality Time with Family Ties is a weekly podcast in which three guys watch and review Family Ties - the '80s sitcom that made Michael J. Fox a star.
"The Way We Were." Today on QTWFT, we learn . . . ... ... ... I forget.
Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: The Sopranos' "Made in America"
Continuing a month of controversial finales, Tread Perilously heads for New Jersey to witness The Sopranos' final episode, "Made in America."
In general, I find that the adventures in The Rook are better when they feature more of stalwart protagonist Restin Dane and less of his grandfather, Bishop Dane. While this volume starts out with a very heavy dose of Bishop, mercifully, he becomes, for the most part, less important and less prominent as things progress.