Part of me wonders how long Mike Mignola will continue with Hellboy. Not that I’ll ever get tired of it, because I won’t, but I wonder why the stories continue to be teased out like this. I can understand a strategic desire to keep the IP in the public eye for film and TV purposes, and it most likely still makes money, but I can’t believe that either of those are the sole reason. I don’t think creators like Golden and Stewart, O’Brien, and Robins - some of the best in the business - would keep coming back if it was just for the money. This is a collection of incredible storytellers that Mignola and Mike Richardson have brought together; part of the Hellboy family.
Before reviewing this comic, I didn't realize that it took place in the world of Black Hammer. I actually thought to myself, ah, a Jeff Lemire book that’s not Black Hammer. The refreshing part of this is that, so far, it doesn’t connect back to our main heroes of Spiral City, but only deals with thematic similarity.
I love Cthulu and the madness-drenched horror that’s spilled down from H.P. Lovecraft. Add a Nazi twist, along with elements of a romantic adventure, and you've got The Secret Land.
Throughout 2020, Fanbase Press' weekly Creator Forums provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the Coronavirus. As a new year begins and the impact of COVID-19 continues, it is not lost on us that comic book conventions - and the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues personally and professionally - will not take place for the foreseeable future. To provide further opportunities to connect with industry creators, publishers, media, retailers, and educators during our collective quarantine, Fanbase Press will be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press' Comics & Coffee is a FREE hour-long Zoom session taking place every Saturday, welcoming new and experienced comics pros to a virtual meetup that aims to fill the convention-less void with networking opportunities, sharing creative successes and failures, and troubleshooting ways to navigate the industry in the weeks and months to come.
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)!
The following is an interview with author William Presley regarding the recent release of the horror novella, Aniela, through Little Demon Books. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Presley about the creative process of bringing this story to life, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
The finale to Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña’s celebrated series, Seven to Eternity, is finally here. Adam’s quest for redemption and salvation from the Mud King comes to a conclusion, and it’s one fit for a king.
The Bad Batch has many parental themes that I did not imagine when I initially started watching this season: from looking out for little ones; being a role model; and listening to what children have to say. These are all vital components of parenthood. If you were to imagine what’s been coined, “The Dad Batch,” it’s safe to say this wonderful animated series is a crossover between Star Wars and Three Men and a Baby (or Three Men and a Little Lady).
The following is an interview with author/editor Kim Munson, whose book, Comic Art in Museums (University Press of Mississippi), was a 2021 Eisner Award nominee for Best Academic/Scholarly Work. In addition to her extensive writing and publishing work, Munson partnered with artist Trina Robbins to curate the touring museum display, Women in Comics. In the following interview, Fanbase Press Contributor Kevin Sharp talks with Munson about her book, the evolution of comic art, the Eisner nomination process, and more.
Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Faith and Wesley seemed to be wrapped up in some major plans that Major Wilkins and Giles’ Mom have cooking up for the future. Meanwhile, the Scoobies are running out of time and space as the consequences of their interdimensional jaunt seem to be catching up on them.