The Defenders, the new ensemble Marvel Netflix project, has drawn together four character franchises to create a new super-team. Unlike Marvel’s other team, the larger-than-life Avengers, the Defenders are centered in New York and address a conspiracy of a dangerous organization that appears motivated by personal, individual drives rather than a larger goal of conquest. Despite its narrative problems, continuing the White Saviour complex and dualism of Orientalism and “Fear the Yellow Menace” that Daredevil and Iron Fist first articulate, the visual forms are intricate and interesting. The series uses tonal cues and shot composition to reference the visual style of each of the individual characters’ series. The visual framing keeps each character distinct in the larger team, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses and keeping the story set through different perspectives.

Poltergeist (1982) might be the first movie I saw as a child that frightened me and kept me coming back for more, because of the wondrous, supernatural elements and the unknown. As an adult with two kids, there are fewer times that I relive or think about moments from my youth, and the passing of Tobe Hooper, director of Poltergeist, makes me instantly remember the impact this particular film had on the following years of my childhood.

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On behalf of everyone at Fanbase Press, I want to offer a sincere congratulations to our printing partner, James River Press, on their recent rebranding and renaming to BambooInk.  Since 1995, James River Press has been serving its clients' print needs in central Virginia and beyond with quality and craftsmanship of the highest caliber.  After more than 20 years, the company continues to deliver the same excellence collaborates with their clients to provide savvy solutions.

“A guest contributor always corrects his errors.” - The words of House Fanbase

Who can possibly defend Earth against Evil Overlordess Rutina? Only one team has got what it takes to answer the call of the Great Cosmic Algorithm and protect our planet, and they are known as the Mystic Cosmic Patrol!

Forget the Battle of the Bastards, the Battle of the Loot Train is my new favorite thing.  In fact, let’s take this episode in reverse order, because the last twenty minutes was the second best fight scene in the series. (And damn, the best fight scene in the series was in the middle twenty minutes, but more on that!)  This episode was not only in the top five of episodes EVER, topping the three that preceded it in the season, but contained so many beautiful moments.  Let’s look at this episode, end to beginning.

To commemorate the cinematic premiere of The Dark Tower in theaters today, Fanbase Press is excited to celebrate its fandom through an editorial series that focuses on aspects of Stephen King’s series of books, collectively known as The Dark Tower series.


“It seemed that even the dead would run from Blaine if they could.”
Stephen King - The Waste Lands

To commemorate the cinematic premiere of The Dark Tower in theaters today, Fanbase Press is excited to celebrate its fandom through an editorial series that focuses on aspects of Stephen King’s series of books, collectively known as The Dark Tower series. 


“…All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead.  Behold the stairways which stand in darkness; behold the rooms of ruin.  These are the halls of the dead, where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one”.     —Eddie Dean, The Wastelands, The Dark Tower III

“I’ve done my part - I brought fire and ice together.”

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