Writer and artist Gabriel Hardman drops us smack dab into a situation no one would want to find themselves in. An unwitting son runs into his mother’s room in the middle of the night to find something wrapped around his mother’s face. He doesn’t know what it is. We do: a facehugger. This is a nightmare. This is terror. In these first few panels, Hardman has reinvigorated the horror of the Alien universe, and the comic doesn’t let up. An evac has been called, and mother and son must traverse the city. It’s go, go, go from page one. It’s adrenaline. No mystery, no science fiction tropes - this is survival. This is Ripley running around on a spaceship in her undergarments, all alone with god knows what on board with her. It should be no surprise that the colony, LV-871, is under the supervision of Weyland-Yutani.

The following is a follow-up interview with Kelly Parks (writer/director), Bethany Regan (actress), and Lexsy McKowan (actress) from the horror film, Demon Protocol. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with the creative team about their involvement in the film, their shared creative process, what viewers can anticipate from the film, and more!

The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to announce that co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon will be special guests of Geek-On 2018, a collaborative event organized by many student organizations at the University of California, Riverside on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at UCR's Highlander Union Building (HUB)!  Geek-On will consist of a variety of vendors, programming, and other activities on campus and will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Welcome back. If you missed it, Black Hammer was one of the great surprises of 2017. Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormstrom, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein, Daniel Chabon, and others all joined forces to bring their love of Golden Age comics to us and then beat those tropes into a bloody pulp with a wrench of emotional despondency. It was brilliant. Aging Golden Age heroes of Spiral City, after saving the world from a cosmic evil, found themselves trapped on a farm like some Philip K. Dickian reality show as psychoanalytical mind-f*** to live out their lives. In this new world where superheroes don’t exist, some took to it, some did not. When Black Hammer tried to escape, he was killed by unknown forces. Ten years later . . . hope came anew when the daughter of the great Black Hammer, Lucy Weber, found her way to these despondent heroes. She began to uncover strange mysteries about the town all while Col. Weird, who has access to the Para-zone, seemed to know a lot more than he was letting on. In the final moments leading up to the story break, Lucy Weber picked up her father’s hammer and became the new Black Hammer.

On the surface, Crude is a mystery about a father searching out what his son was involved in before he died. This is where we begin to unpack the potential of the deeply resonating drama that this book promises; this father isn’t just going to discover how his son was killed, but what kind of person his son chose to be and how he chose to live. Let’s unpack that a little more: The location for our story is Russia, a place where homosexuality is a crime, where it can be dangerous for a person to walk the streets of Moscow as an openly gay person.

A couple of issues ago, Emmy, the hero of this horror series that has become greater than genre fiction in every way, made the mistake you didn’t want her to make: To become powerful enough to defeat her witch mother Hester, she consumed her sister, putting greater power over greater goodness. Now, as the final battle between Emmy and Hester draws closer, the darkness that now lies within Emmy is beginning to take root. If all that seems baffling to you, then you haven’t been following along. You don’t know the rich textures that Cullen Bunn has woven into this world, the history, and the mythology. Harrow County is a world with a beating heart at its center. A world that is only a handful of issues way from ending.

I have been anxiously awaiting the continuing adventures of Boone Dias into the Ether, and it doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it’s brilliant.

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 Robert J. Peterson (California Coldblood Books, The Odds) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why Netflix may buy its own movie theaters, Steven Spielberg's upcoming Blackhawk film adaptation from DC Comics, the discovery of a plastic-eating enzyme, and our trailer round-up with Anon, Deadpool 2, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The following is an interview with comic book creators Brian Wood and Mack Chater on their new, creator-owned comic book series, Sword Daughter, being released through Dark Horse Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Wood and Chater on their shared creative process as co-creators, the impact that Viking revenge stories and Samurai cinema had on the series, and more!

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

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