I’m fully aware that fans of something can inflate their initial experience with their fandom, turning it into a perfect achievement that nothing can ever touch.  After binging season one of The Umbrella Academy over two days, on the third day I went back to read the first two volumes of the Dark Horse comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and I’m glad I did, because it freed me to write a review unfettered from my initial experience with the comics.

I’ve been waiting expectantly for a month. Since turning that final page of issue eight, I’ve been asking myself, “Is this the week?” “Did I miss it last week?” “Did it come out on time?” Finally, it’s here, and I could read issue nine over and over again and still love it, still find something to pull from it. It’s full of regret, pain, disgrace, and treats someone who is finally dealing with being honest with themselves in a pretty direct way, which can be the most difficult thing to deal with: realizing that it’s your fault.

I was about seven years old when my brother first showed me Starcraft. This juggernaut of a game was instrumental in forming my tastes on the science fiction genre as a whole. The series is now best known for its competitive scene, but I was fascinated with the exciting and mysterious lore the game hinted at in its campaign. I, admittedly, dropped off with the series around the time of Heart of the Swarm, but Starcraft Volume 1: Scavengers, with its retro logo and cover art, reminded me of those early days playing the game on some long-forgotten PC.

Errand Boys, the five-issue miniseries from Image Comics, concludes with the last issue that will drop this Wednesday.  Written by D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, The Once and Future Queen), this sci-fi space adventure follows half-brothers Jace and Tawnk as they try to stay one step ahead of the law and firmly rooted amongst the living.  They are also getting to know each other as they seek common ground in which to establish a familial relationship.  

The following is an interview with Prism Comics President and Event Chair Ted Abenheim and Prism Board Member and Chairperson of the Queer Press Grant Committee Elizabeth Beier on the impact of Prism Comics and the launch for the annual Queer Press Grant. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Abenheim and Beier regarding the positive impact that the non-profit organization has had for creators and readers, the programs and opportunities available, how creators can apply for the Queer Press Grant this month, 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)!

Ruby Kaye is back in the game after Summer took a beating from Nina at the end of Geek-Girl Series #2 Volume 3! Neon Girl wants Maine’s resident geek superheroine to team up and take down the Legion of Larcenists, plus Ruby realizes once again who her true friends are. In the final pages, Geek-Girl gets the chance of a lifetime for a fledging Cape, but will she take it? Is it really what Ruby Kaye wants for her life, or is it just a little too much?

……The year is 2037 and the world as we know it has changed dramatically.  With all the colossal technical advancements of the age, the most significant came from Drexler Nanotech Corporation, who created a serum engineered to resurrect the dead.  The ethical implications were widespread and the serum was ultimately banned the world over….

The following is an interview with author Charlie N. Holmberg on the upcoming release of her new novel, Smoke and Summons. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Holmberg about her inspiration behind the first book in a new series, her creative process in bringing the story and characters to life, what she hopes that readers will take away from the story, and more!

Love is in the air at Fanbase Press! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the Fanbase Press Staff and Contributors decided to stop and smell the roses. Throughout the week of Valentine’s Day, a few members of the Fanbase Press crew will be sharing their personal love letters to the areas of geekdom they adore the most.

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