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 Hannibal Tabu (Irrational Numbers, Comic Book Resources) and Justin Emmord (Love and a .38) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Mile High Comics' decision to not return to SDCC, Spider-Man: Homecoming's role within the MCU, the impressive costume design of Wonder Woman, and whether cinematic universes need more jumping-on points for new viewers.

Fanbase Press is honored to announce the inclusion of the Fanbase Press Presents: Introducing Quince panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 28DE. Comic book creators Kit Steinkellner (Writer, Z: The Beginning of Everything), Emma Steinkellner (Artist, Ayzenberg), and Sebastian Kadlecik (Creator, Penguins vs. Possums) will serve as panelists at the pop culture event of the year to discuss their bilingual comic book series, Quince!

The following is an interview with Claudia DiMartino regarding her currently running production of It's Only Lipstick at the Whitefire Theater in Sherman Oaks, CA. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with DiMartino about her inspiration for the story, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the show, her experience at the 2017 SoloFest, and more!

Here – we – go. As if the first issue in the Samaritan series didn’t grab our attention enough, Issue #2 takes readers for an exhilarating ride as Sam tries to track down any connections to the President of the United States that will send him to prison. With such a large target and a wealth of resources at his disposal, it isn’t going to be easy to stay hidden or alive.

Captain Michael Geary, grandnephew of Alliance legend Captain John "Black Jack” Geary, should be on his way home after the Alliance won the war against the Syndicate, but their captors have other plans for their prisoners. Fortunately for him, Executive Destina Aragon, commander of the remains of the 1252nd Syndicate ("Syndic") ground forces regiment, has made him an offer—join their mutiny or remain a prisoner.  Guess which one he chooses?

The covers. The covers. The covers. I have to start here, because they continue to impress me profoundly. Glenn Fabry’s cover is an exquisite work of art, blending fantasy and reality to create a nightmarish kaleidoscope of a carousel ride. David Mack’s variant brilliantly hides a silhouette amid the main focus of the cover, demonstrating his mastery at subtlety and blending images. Even though they are drastically different, both covers capture the atmosphere and mood of the series—the mysterious darkness of the Gothic epic journey—and effectively contribute to deep impressions that the myth aims to provide.  

You can’t go home again, but, sometimes, home comes for you.

Out of the darkness, from the depths of a cave, a monstrous growl echoes out into the open world, where a father and hired warriors are searching for his lost daughter. As the older, hunched-over man walks closer to the lip of the entrance, the source of that noise is identified. From the shadows comes a gigantic paw stepping out into the light with jagged claws, but the wolf’s head does not pale in comparison. Raging orange eyes stare back at you with its mouth open wide, teeth ready to dig in and tongue salivating at the soon-to-be attacked meal.

Transformers: Till All Are One proves to be a game-changing issue for the most part. Starscream and Windblade are at the center of the issue. While the issue starts with a recap of past events, it quickly moves into the main aftermath of everything that happened in the past and how it has impacted the Transformers in the present. For any fans of the Transformers films or TV series, this is a much different setup than the traditional universes for the character. It's refreshing to see these characters with challenges and given different arcs as to which they face difficulties on their path.

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