Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘Superman II’ (1980)

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, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Justin Peniston (Fanbase Press Contributor, Writer - Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Jeffrey Bridges (Pendant Productions, Writer - Killswitch), Chris Thorne (Sketch card artist - Star Wars, The Walking Dead) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Superman II (1980) in light of the film's 40th anniversary, with topics including actor Christopher Reeve's iconic portrayal of the Man of Steel, how the controversial product placement of Marlboro cigarettes in the film led to a congressional investigation, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Superman II abound in this panel discussion!)



Cast members
: Justin Peniston (Fanbase Press Contributor, Writer - Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Jeffrey Bridges (Pendant Productions, Writer - Killswitch), Chris Thorne (Sketch card artist - Star Wars, The Walking Dead), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)


This month's sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by Hiro Unlimited and their 6-issue comic book series, The Bovine League. The comic book series features genetically altered, super-powered cows from Switzerland, and Issue #0 is currently available at hirounlimited.com. Issue #1 was to make its debut at the Afrofuturism Lounge during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but our listeners can learn more about the series by visiting hirounlimited.com or by visiting The Bovine League on Facebook.


 






The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon


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