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Fanbase Press Launches 10th Anniversary Celebration with Upcoming Release of ‘Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition’ and More

In 2010, Fanbase Press was founded with the mission to produce new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional.  Throughout these 10 incredible years, the award-winning publisher and geek culture website has been fortunate to work with extraordinarily talented colleagues, collaborators, creators across various entertainment mediums, and readers, listeners, and viewers all across the globe, celebrating fandoms and creating new ones.  With the start of 2020, everyone at Fanbase Press is proud to launch its year-long 10th anniversary celebration with the upcoming release of Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, a brand new logo, and much more!


In honor of the 10th anniversary launch, the Fanbase Press team is thrilled to unveil a new company logo created by the incredibly talented Oceano Ransford who has been a vital part of the Fanbase Press team for many years, having worked on and contributed to such projects as The Arcs, Penguins vs. Possums, The Sequels, Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, and A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space. 

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The release of Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition is just around the corner!  The oversized hardcover will collect the full English and Spanish editions of the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series by writer Kit Steinkellner (Sorry for Your Loss), illustrator Emma Steinkellner (The Okay Witch), creator Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums), and translator Valeria Tranier (The Maze Runner). Quince follows a year in the life of Lupe, a 15-year-old girl who discovers that her quinceañera brings with it a super cool party . . . and superpowers. Her quince powers only last as long as she’s fifteen, so over the course of this rollercoaster year, we follow the adventures of Lupe as she figures out what it really means to be a hero.

The hardcover will feature all-new bonus material, including:

  • forewords by Gloria Calderón Kellett (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director/Actor, One Day at a Time) and Peter Murrieta (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Writer, Mr. Iglesias),
  • an academic essay by Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor and Eisner Award-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics),
  • a study guide by Dr. Theresa Rojas (Professor, Modesto Junior College),
  • an art gallery by artists/cartoonists Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Sabrina Cintron (The Witches’ Grimoire, La Borinqueña), Malena Bonilla (Twitter: @Malbondesigns, Instagram: @malbondesigns), and Jose Cabrera,
  • a new cover by Emma Steinkellner, and
  • a heartfelt letter to the reader by creator Sebastian Kadlecik.

Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition
will officially release on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The hardcover will retail for $39.99 and is now available for pre-order.

More information on Quince may be found at or, as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@QuinceComic). 

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Fanbase Press is very excited to share its second 10th anniversary title with readers later this year – the creator-owned, 6-issue comic book series, Nuclear Power, written by Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell (Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Michonne, DC Comics New Talent Showcase 2017) and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii (DC’s Gotham City Garage, Inside the Loop, DC Comics New Talent Showcase 2017):

October of 1962. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union is at its peak when the unthinkable happens: nuclear war. Sixty years later, the remaining 13 states rose from the ashes to form the American Union, governed by the authoritarian Joint Chiefs of Staff and protected by a border wall to keep out nuclear radiation . . . and the individuals who were enhanced by it. Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history tale that posits the lengths to which a government will go to protect (or deceive) its citizens. When the Joint Chiefs’ dark secrets are revealed, will survivors on both sides of the wall join forces to fight for their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or will their differences forever divide them?

“As two women with Cuban mothers, the Cuban Missile crisis affected our families in many ways and was a big inspiration for the story,” notes writers Proctor and Harrell. “The series blends our love of history with our love of comic books and science fiction. We hope readers enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.”

Issues #1-6 of the comic book series will be released digitally through ComiXology starting in October 2020. In addition, the series will be collected into a printed trade paperback for a 2021 release. The Nuclear Power trade paperback will retail for $19.99 and is now available for pre-order through Fanbase Press. Pre-orders made by January 1, 2021, will receive exclusive signed prints of the single issue covers, as well as an Issue #1 variant cover, signed by the creative team.

“I’m excited about having the opportunity to work with such talented writers as Desiree and Erica,” adds Yoshii.

More information on Nuclear Power may be found at or, as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@NuclearPwrComic). 

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In addition to our anniversary releases, Fanbase Press has many more exciting announcements in the weeks and months to come.  Be sure to stay tuned for more information regarding Fanbase Press’ 10th anniversary celebration by visiting, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Fanbase_Press) with the hashtag #10YearsAndCounting, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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