The following is an interview with Mike Ragsdale regarding the upcoming release of the graphic novel, Holier Than Thou. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Ragsdale about the inspiration behind the story, the shared creative process, what he hope that readers will take away from his work, and more!
Hello, Wonder kids! Welcome to Wonder Woman Wednesday. I’m Michael Troy, and I’ll be your tour guide for the next three or four paragraphs. So, sit back, buckle your invisible seat belts, and let's talk Wonder Woman!
One of the things about serialized stories is that if there is a break in the story, then the viewer or consumer can become disinterested due to the amount of time that has passed. It’s why when TV shows come back on the air after a year-long break, viewership can sink.
The following is an interview with Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman, EA Denich, and M. Victoria Robado regarding the recent release of the comic book series, The Long Con, through Oni Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with the creative team about the inspiration behind the series, what they hope that readers will take away from their work, and more!
Whenever I crack open a volume of Kengo Hanazawa’s brilliant I Am a Hero, I have no idea where we’re going to start and where we’re going to end. There’s no way of knowing. For every previous escalation of intensity, it’s difficult to imagine how the story can continue to escalate while staying as grounded, extreme, and emotionally astute as it is. It’s beguiling to me, but that’s part of the joy. What started out as a zombie epic has spun wildly away from the zombie genre itself, and much like Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion, Attack on Titan, or Durarara!! has created a new genre unto itself.
Let’s for a moment forget everything Matt Kindt has written. If 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man was the first thing I had ever read of his, I would immediately seek out everything else he’d ever written. The premise is simple: What if there was a man who didn’t stop growing? How would that look? How would that feel, not only to him, but to those who were a part of his life? The three people in his life, specifically, are his emotionally haunted mother, wife, and daughter - haunted because, as Craig grows, the way he experiences the world changes and that affects each relationship in a different way.
It’s time to buckle your sheath, boys and girls, because The Last Siege is hilt deep into solving one heck of a bloody mystery. Who is this wandering nomad from the east, and what could he possibly want? Is he in it for revenge? Is he in it for honor? Well, as we trudge forth into the first series arc, we are now that much closer to uncovering a truth that is getting juicier with every stab made into a fighting human torso.
The creators of Leviathan are absolutely right: Pop culture needs more kaiju presence. John Layman and Nick Pitarra have set forth on a mission to bring us a campy, little piece of delightful disaster porn. It’s a Godzilla story that has been inflicted with a case of the sillies. Everything from the plot to the art style will have you cringe-laughing. This is like Mars Attacks! for kaiju fans.
The fifth issue of Xerxes sees the end of Frank Miller’s sword and sandal epic, putting closure both on this story, as well as the events of 300.
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 guest Tony Caballero (writer, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, The Katniss Chronicles) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the biggest winners and losers of SDCC, the new discovery of water on Mars, the impact of James Gunn's firing by Disney, and more info on the Buffy reboot.