The third and newest mini-series in a thematic anthology of Cronenberg/Black Mirror-style stories by creators James Tynion IV (writer) and Eryk Donovan (artist) isn’t the story of one character, or even a few. It is the story of a civilization. Eugenic is ambitious, telling individual stories at different points in time as we follow the trajectory of our civilization after genetic tampering, which was originally supposed to save us from a terrible virus. Instead, it changed us, or at least most of us. Those that were changed became hideous, purple creatures without sexual identity, race, or physical symmetry. How could they be hated when there was nothing to tell them apart. Like some deformed Picasso painting, physical beauty no longer matters. I said most changed, as the ones unaffected by the genetic alteration have become, in a way, biological slaves to the superior beings.
I have such up and down feelings for Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins' series, Grass Kings; some issues are wonderful, and other issues are missing a connective tissue that would otherwise pull me into the journey that the characters find themselves on.
Issue #27 of Harrow County was an emotionally harrowing endeavor. Like all the best horror stories, the things we fear the most are beginning to happen, and our hero, Emmy, has been pushed and pulled in so many directions over the course of this series that what she will do next is anyone’s guess. Talk about a cliffhanger!
The video game Horizon: Zero Dawn is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where humanity survives by hunting and scavenging from machines. The megafauna of our world are replaced by robotic counterparts, with creatures ranging from horse-analogues to mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex. The world’s origins are gradually meted out as the player delves further and further into the story, and the player as Aloy discovers more about the apocalypse that changed the planet.
The following is an interview with director Bronwen Hughes (Breaking Bad, Forces of Nature) regarding the worldwide release of her critically acclaimed film, The Journey Is the Destination. The film tells the true story of Dan Eldon, who is the inspiration for many movements and change-makers today, including Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, the Invisible Children, and the Creative Visions Foundation. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Hughes about the inspiration behind the production, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the film, her upcoming projects, and more!
Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 had a variety of panels, reunions, and Q&A sessions lined up in its programming. One particularly nostalgic panel was that of the 1980s cartoon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, commemorating its thirty-fifth anniversary, which was held Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. In attendance on the reunion panel were Alan Oppenheimer (Skeletor), Melendy Britt (She-Ra), and Tom Cook (Filmation animator).
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, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding Thor: Ragnarok (2017), with topics including how the film fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, possible issues with character deviation from the prior two Thor films, the role of the "hero's journey" in the storytelling, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok film and book series abound in this panel discussion!)
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 Grant Pardee (writer, comedian, producer - NFL.com, Vice) and Javier Hernandez (co-founder, Latino Comics Expo) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the 13 creepiest discoveries of 2017, whether serialized TV has become a "disease," drawing the line between creators and their art, and what Thor: Ragnarok borrowed from Planet Hulk.
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 variety 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. For that reason, Fanbase Press is honored to announce its Fundraising Campaign to benefit United for Puerto Rico and RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). From November 3 - 9, 2017, customers will be able to purchase select Fanbase Press comic books, graphic novels, art prints, pins, and more from the Fanbase Press Online Store, and all proceeds will be donated to United for Puerto Rico and RAINN.
The following is an interview with Valerie Hager regarding her award-winning one-woman show, Naked in Alaska. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Hager about the inspiration behind the production, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the show, her upcoming projects, and more!