The long-anticipated wait for Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Wonder Woman: Earth One - Volume 2 is over. Earth One is another reality offshoot at DC Comics that offers a take on the DC Universe, but steeped in the modern world. I equate it to Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics, if that helps to shorthand it for you. This line of comics comes in the form of original hardcover trade paperbacks, as opposed to monthly magazines.
The following is an interview with Giles Clarke, creator of the comic book series, The World of Tomorrow. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Clarke about the inspiration behind the series, his shared creative process in bringing it to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from the series, and more!
In his debut creator-owned work, writer Ryan Cady wanted to explore the concept of rebuilding after the world ends. With that concepet, we get Infinite Dark, a new science fiction/horror series from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions. Exploring how the human race moves on and rebuilds after the entire universe goes dark, this series is equal parts unsettling and overwhelming. The entire concept of the heat death of the universe is something deeply unnerving, and seeing what happens to those who are still alive is, somehow, even more horrific.
Image Comics publishes some very interesting and weird titles, a pattern that has been a great trend for the company overall. With their dedication to allowing creators to really make the things they want to make, some incredible titles are released. One of those interesting and very weird titles is the new and best-named comic book series, Murder Falcon, which mixes action, humor, and a whole lot of metal.
Characters in The Weatherman do things that your ten-year-old self thought would be badass, and they somehow survive. Pulling off feats of unnatural, physical prowess, these non-superheroes are fearless and inspire awe and a sense of extreme danger in the reader.
The third iteration of Joe Golem: Occult Detective takes on the name of its location: The Drowning City, because it’s a place that we should know. Lower Manhattan has been changed drastically; water has flooded every street, and we have no idea what could come from around the next corner. One recognizable element Joe Golem does keep is the hard-boiled film noir element that is so often tied to New York City. Like much of the rest of the Mignolaverse, dark arts are being practiced in all of the shadows. In this instance, the shadows are underwater, a submarine to be specific.
Before I begin my review, I feel the need to lay out some ground rules as the use of pronouns in Doctor Who have become much more complex. For the sake of simplicity, I plan on using the current Doctor’s gender when referring to the character in general, but when discussing a specific iteration of the Doctor, I will use that regeneration’s gender.
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 participate in a thorough discussion regarding the newly released feature film, Venom (2018), with topics including the bad critical buzz surrounding the film, if it's possible to do a Venom film without Spider-Man, what lies ahead for the Venom franchise, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Venom 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 Amanda Donahue (artist, The Margins), Vito Lapiccola (co-host, So Fast So Furious Podcast), and Zack Beseda (co-host, So Fast So Furious Podcast) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether adding a CGI shark to Jaws is a good idea, the impact of Russian bots on The Last Jedi, the reveal of The Mandalorian, and our weekly trailer round-up for Harley Quinn, Origin, Titans, Into the Spider-Verse, Daredevil: Season 3, and more!