The following is an interview with Josh Bakken, Senior Director of Monetization & Growth at Tapas Media, regarding Tapas' recent partnership with U17, China’s largest digital comics firm.  In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Bakken about what drew him to Tapas, the incredible comic book titles that the company will bring to English-speaking readers from China, other exciting projects in the works, and more!

What do you get when you cross Neil Gaiman with H.P. Lovecraft? Probably nightmares, to be honest. But, more specifically, you get Only the End of the World Again, a short story about werewolves, old gods, and strange creatures of unfathomable horror.

Starburns Industries, best known for being the animation studio that created Rick and Morty, recently announced that they were starting a comic book label. One of the first titles to be released through the company is Gregory Graves, and with us here today is co-writer and co-creator Eric Esquivel! Eric has an amazing history in the comic book industry, with credits from DC Comics, Archie, IDW Publishing, and many more. The following is an interview with Esquivel conducted by Fanbase Press Contributor Russ Pirozek about his partnership with acclaimed writer and creator Dan Harmon, his love of Superman, and more!

Issue #22 of Dept.H was quiet, tense, and sad, almost like a funeral march. I was surprised by the emotions that crept up on me while scanning each and every panel, looking for a way to figure this out for Mia. Looking for that clue that would solve the mystery and get her out of her predicament alive, even though with every panel it felt like the walls only became tighter around her. That’s how entwined I am with her story; we’re in this together.

When Fanbase Press is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the Fanbase Press staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

At the end of The Marriage of Gryphons, Penny agreed to marry her human suitor, police officer Peter, but it may not be as simple as a few words of agreement.  James continues to suffer the consequences from his daring ploy to win the gryphon hunt, and Penny receives an offer to return back to her post in Lloegyr despite her disapproval of child labor.  Raven’s reappearance complicates the situation further, highlighting the stark differences between the two males’ love styles; however, the biggest change is the birth of Morey and Taryn’s first clutch, five boisterous baby gryphons with personalities and carnivorous needs, infusing youthful energy into Penny’s (mostly) calm life.

The cartoon world’s greatest detectives team up in this fun, action-packed adventure. Batman recruits Mystery Incorporated to come to Gotham City and join the Mystery Analysts of Gotham—a small organization of DC heroes (including Martian Manhunter, Detective Chimp, the Question, and Plastic Man). In a perfect blending of two worlds, the Scooby Gang adds some colorful fun to the group. It’s really enjoyable to see the playful dynamics between the assortment of heroes. While Batman is all business, Aquaman, Shaggy, and Scooby provide light humor. This makes the mystery solving even more entertaining for all ages.

For years, Star Wars fans have imagined what happened off-screen that led to the formation of the Rebel Alliance. What was the reaction (outside the Death Star conference room) to the Emperor’s dissolution of the Galactic Senate? How did the average citizen of the galaxy react to the atrocities committed by the Empire? What kind of internal debates and conflicts occurred as the Rebel Alliance struggled to find its footing and survive the Imperial attempts to snuff out the flickering flame of freedom? While it’s always been fun (and part of fandom) to speculate and create our own head canon of these events, the acquirement of LucasFilm by Disney has led to stories like the Rogue One feature film and the animated series, Star Wars Rebels, which were clearly crafted with a desire in mind to fill in these gaps and illustrate the rough and precarious path for this band of freedom fighters.

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)!

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is constantly providing the world with updates on their exploration missions and scientific endeavors, even aboard the International Space Station. Last year alone saw the final moments of Cassini as it plunged into Saturn, live coverage of the Solar Eclipse, and the Geeky Parent Guide even explored mission updates from Mars.

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