The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be exhibiting at Long Beach Comic Con next weekend, alongside a number of other talented independent creators! Taking place on Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Long Beach Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres. Throughout the weekend, we will be reporting live from the convention floor, providing you with the coolest interviews, panel coverage, and photos - along with meeting fans at the Fanbase Press booth, where you can purchase all of our graphic novels! Plus, Fanbase Press' staff and contributors will be participating in quite a few intriguing panels throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss!
You're invited to The Gamma Gals release party and signing on Monday, August 28, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
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 Adam Rady and Ben Burch (Dragons and Stuff) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Jack Kirby's actions in fighting fascism, the announcement of an Obi-Wan Kenobi film, why a live-action Batman Beyond film needs Michael Keaton, and the balloons of bacteria that NASA is launching during today's lunar eclipse.
Dept.H is a murder mystery, six miles under the ocean. There are giant squids, giant turtles, talking spiders, crumbling bases, population-killing viruses, and at the center of this surreal and tense environment is Mia – who simply wants to figure out who killed her father, the engineer of this entire underwater expedition in the first place. For Mia, joining the crew created a tense situation almost immediately. She could hardly sleep much less get a breath, her mind racing from memory to memory, searching her past for any clues that might point to who killed him and why, while the world literally crumbles around her.
After Conan defeated two enemies in as many as 4 pages last month, I wondered where the story would go next and which immediate enemies were left: some old, some new, and some within. Cullen Bunn moves swiftly and fluidly from last issue’s thrilling kills to the tragedy of killing in this bittersweet issue. While Conan seeks retribution on the enemy that set him up and the Princes Octavia, he meets a group of dangerous cannibals and finally comes face to face with the ghoul that’s been following his trail of carnage since the first issue. The mirror settles before him, and his journey begins the transition from external to internal.
Now we can call Black Hammer the Eisner Award winner for Best New Series in 2017 - a worthy and much deserved honor. For a series that started a year ago with a first issue that I wasn’t quite certain about, I fell in love a few issues in when its initial premise almost immediately came to fruition as if a year had already passed. It dug deeper as a story and into its characters in a more meaningful way than most books do in a couple of years. It is a character study of multiple superheroes simultaneously, a genre study of the superhero genre, and a human study of the people under the masks.
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 The Dark Tower (2017), with topics including the deviation of focus in themes and characters in its adaptation from the book series, the possible change in target audience for the film, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for The Dark Tower film and book series abound in this panel discussion!)
This year's HollyShorts had a great cadre of films on their roster, and some of the more interesting ones were during the Period Piece block. With a focus on a time period, each one brings its own attitude and thoughts to whatever period it chose, with films ranging from World War II to the early 1990s and much, much more.
Dance and music are incredible art forms to express through film, as so much of it is subjective and much not actually spoken. From musicals to interpretive dance, these films push the boundaries of the way films can be made and how art can be expressed through different mediums.
The following is an interview with writer Tal Klein on the debut of his novel, The Punch Escrow. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Klein about the inspiration for the book, his creative influences, his experience in being a first-time novelist, and more! Fanbase Press also encourages readers in the Austin, TX, area to stop by and see Klein at his upcoming signing at BookPeople on Saturday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m!