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Fanbase Press’ Darkly Poignant Alt-History Series, ‘Nuclear Power,’ Takes Home the Gold Medal from the 2022 International Latino Book Awards

Fanbase Press is honored to announce that its alternate history series, Nuclear Power, was named the Gold Medal winner for the 2022 International Latino Book Awards (via Empowering Latino Futures) in the Graphic Novel category. The International Latino Book Awards aim to recognize greatness in literature, honoring authors, translators, and illustrators for books written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. The ceremony for the 24nd annual International Latino Book Awards took place on August 19-20, 2022.

Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, depicting a United States under authoritarian control which subjects women to mandatory pregnancy screenings and forced abortions. The series was written by Desirée Proctor & Erica Harrell (Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades, Deadshot: Mercy, DC Comics New Talent Workshop) and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii (Marvel’s Voices: Identity, DC’s Gotham Garage, DC Comics New Talent Workshop).

The Nuclear Power collected trade paperback features a foreword by Dr. Katie Monnin (writer – Teaching Graphic Novels, Diamond Bookshelf’s “Katie’s Korner”) and a study guide by Dr. Stephen J.C. Andes (Associate Professor of History – Louisiana State University / writer – Zorro’s Shadow). The bonus content offers readers, educators, and librarians the opportunity to utilize Nuclear Power as an educational resource for examining challenging topics like disinformation and xenophobia, providing opportunities for greater discussion and understanding.  To that end, the Nuclear Power trade paperback has recently been adopted into Modesto Junior College’s English 103: Advanced Composition course taught by Dr. Theresa Rojas (Founding Director, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival).

Most recently, Nuclear Power was also announced as a winner of the 2022 IPPY Awards in the graphic novel category.

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The collected Nuclear Power series is available in print in the Fanbase Press Online Store and through Amazon.

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

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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?


Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press celebrates fandoms and creates new ones! 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.

Fanbase Press’ titles – including the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2020 Foreword INDIES Award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, the 2022 IPPY Award-winning Nuclear Power, the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums – are available online at and on Amazon, as well as digitally through Comics Plus and Hoopla Digital.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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