“Fundamental Comics,” a monthly editorial series that introduces readers to comics, graphic novels, and manga that have been impactful to the sequential art medium and the comic book industry on a foundational level. Each month, a new essay will examine a familiar or less-known title through an in-depth analysis, exploring the history of the title, significant themes, and context for the title’s popularity since it was first released.
Image Comics is one of those companies that really innovates within the realm of comics, thanks to their willingness to take chances. Without this, we wouldn’t have some of the modern classics of our time, such as Saga, The Walking Dead, or The Wicked + The Divine. Thanks to their desire to allow the work to shine, regardless of subject, they are a varied and illustrious company. I say this because the publisher has taken a chance once again, this time with well-known erotic writer Tina Horn for an brand new series, SFSX (Safe Sex).
A quick recap of Angel #4: Angel traveled to the realm of the social media influencer demon and banished him. Meanwhile, Fred having regained her coherence, informed Angel of an ally in Los Angeles that he needs to recruit to his team.
Previously on Tommy Gun Wizards: We met Ness and his colleagues, a bunch of cops with perhaps a few secrets of their own. Set in 1931 during the Lick Prohibition, Al Capone is involved, and their shady business has bled into the Catholic Church. Cue Issue #2.
I have waited months for Ether to begin again, and when I saw the name of this story arc - The Disappearance of Violet Bell - I gasped. Not Violet!
The following is an interview with Jonathan Lang, writer of the upcoming original graphic novel, Meyer, which will feature artwork by Andrea Mutti and will be published by Humanoids. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Lang about the inspiration behind the graphic novel, his creative process in working with acclaimed artist Andrea Mutti, what he hopes that readers will take away from the book, 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)!
Doom II sees its 25th anniversary this year, with its original release on September 30, 1994. With the advancements in gaming technology, games look much different than Doom II in its original MS-DOS form. In most recent history, popular games over the past decade have included The Legend of Zelda: Breadth of the Wild, Red Dead Redemption, God of War, and many other franchises. Doom also saw a release in 2016 and is set to release Doom Eternal in November. If you take a look at the trailer for this new video game, you’ll realize how far this game has come since Doom II’s initial look on a computer screen. For any parents unaware, this video is not suitable for children to watch.
“Between the Panels” is a bi-weekly interview series focusing on comic book creators of all experience levels, seeking to examine not just what each individual creates, but how they go about creating it.
Jalisco is an uplifting story of a young girl taking tragedy and rebuilding herself into someone who is not merely a victim. When a young girl’s mother disappears during a family outing, she discovers that no one, not even the police, care enough or are brave enough to help her. Fortunately, a group of female vigilantes (or Adelitas) find Jalisco and help her to transform the gift of beautiful, traditional dance into a powerful form of attack and self-defense.