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Integrate Comics into Your Kids’ Summer Reading with Fanbase Press’ ‘Penguins vs. Possums’ Activity Guide via Comics Plus

Award-winning comics publisher Fanbase Press is getting ready for summer reading fun with digital streaming platform Comics Plus and non-proft organization Creators, Assemble!  To help young readers continue their engagement with books throughout the summer, Creators, Assemble! has crafted a Summer Reading Guide featuring engaging Animal Adventures comics that explore the animal kingdom from a variety of perspectives like Fanbase Press’ Penguins vs. Possums, The OctonautsSuper PetsRed Dog, and many more. The free guide includes age-appropriate recommendations for Children, Kids, Teens, Young Adults, and Adults that you can use as a physical or digital flyer; plus, a reading challenge and four activity guides from our partners at Creators Assemble! 

Penguins vs. Possums is an action-adventure comic book series where anthropomorphized penguins and possums have been waging war on one another since the beginning of time.  Throughout the millennia, they have kept their battle confined to the shadows; however, one brazen act has escalated this conflict to a fever pitch. As the world careens toward Armageddon, every human on the planet will soon be forced to CHOOSE A SIDE!  Likened to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles, the series is geared towards readers ages 10 and up and comes from the creative team of Sebastian Kadlecik (creator – Eisner Award-nominated Quince), John Bring (Supernatural), and Lindsay Calhoon-Bring (writer – The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). 

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Parents, guardians, and educators interested in accessing the Summer Reading Guide may click here on the Comics Plus website; the guide will then be provided for digital download.

As an award-winning comic book publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces 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.  As with all of Fanbase Press’ work, its catalog of titles aims to be as inclusive as possible for its readers, offering a variety of genres — from superheroes and sci-fi to action/adventure and geeky cross-stitch — that will appeal to a myriad of age groups.

Fanbase Press’ catalog of titles includes the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2020 IPPY Award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, Nuclear Power, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Penguins vs. Possums, and the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems.  All books are available through the Comics Plus streaming platform.

Creators, Assemble! is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness of social and educational benefits of comics and pop culture across mediums. Their team provides support for libraries, educators, publishers, retailers, creators and aspiring professionals, including identifying opportunities for talent to get paid to follow their dreams. For more information, be sure to register for their newsletter to hear about the upcoming comics in classrooms toolkit.

LibraryPass curates high-interest, immersive digital content that helps K-12, public, and academic libraries expand their reach and engagement—without breaking their materials budget. With Comics Plus, students and library patrons can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles from publishers like Fanbase Press, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Tokyopop, Valiant, and many more. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout to maximize circulation through book clubs, reading programs, makerspace activities, and other engaging initiatives.

For readers who are interested in purchasing physical copies of Fanbase Press’ titles, all books are available in print through the Fanbase Press Online Store, as well as on Amazon. Librarians and educators who would like to order in bulk and/or with Fanbase Press’ Educator Discount may do so by contacting Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon at barbra (at) fanbasepress (dot) com.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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