The holiday season can be a stressful time of year, and the Fanbase Press staff is eager to put your mind at ease! As you prepare your holiday shopping lists, we invite you to check out the cool, unique, and exciting gifts that you can purchase in the Fanbase Press Online Store!
For a limited time only, readers may purchase the below holiday gift packages, in addition to the items that are regularly available for sale.
SUPERHERO COMIC BOOK BUNDLE
Fanbase Press’ Superhero Comic Book Bundle is perfect for the loved one (of any age!) who adores caped crusaders and out-of-this-world excitement! At a price of $50.00 (plus shipping), this gift pack includes the all-ages graphic novel, Hero Hotel, as well as the collected trade paperbacks for the comic book series The Gamma Gals and the Eisner Award-nominated Quince.
*Hero Hotel is a hilarious all-ages comic book series by Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX) that follows Chet and his cat, Boomer, as they work in a hotel… a hotel for super heroes! Awesome, right? Wrong. Because there’s nothing worse than a hero on vacation. Collected into a graphic novel featuring four side-splitting adventures, Hero Hotel is a full-color book featuring bonus stories by several notable creators, including Dennis Culver (Edison Rex, E Is for Extinction), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spell on Wheels), and Tone Rodriguez (Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror).
*Quince is a 15-issue comic book series that 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.
Emphasizing diversity, family, and female empowerment, Quince’s creative team includes sisters Kit Steinkellner (creator/writer – Sorry for Your Loss) and Emma Steinkellner (artist – Pow Slam Sparkle) and creator Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums). The collected English-language trade paperback contains all 15 issues of Lupe’s adventure!
*The Gamma Gals is a creator-owned, 4-issue comic book series that features three RPG-loving teenage girls who awaken from a gamma-irradiated storm to discover they have extraordinary superpowers. Created, written, and illustrated by newcomer Stefano Terry, The Gamma Gals features an inclusive cast of characters that aims to show all readers that everyone can be a superhero. The collected trade paperback contains all 4 issues of the series, plus two BONUS issues!
HOLIDAY HORROR GIFT PACK
Fanbase Press’ Holiday Horror Gift Pack is perfect for the loved one with a penchant for all things creepy and crawly! At a price of $40.00 (plus shipping), this gift pack includes the terrifically terrifying graphic novels, Something Animal and Identity Thief, as well as the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror poetry collection, Fearworms: Selected Poems.
*Fearworms: Selected Poems is a collection of maniacally crafted horror poems and full-color artwork by Robert Payne Cabeen (Heavy Metal 2000). The book features cover art by Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, The New Mutants) and is guaranteed to have readers squirming.
*Something Animal is an 80-page graphic novel written by Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, with vivid, full-color art by Robert Burrows. Created as a response to the current romantic view of the vampire motif, Something Animal is a dark and gritty tale of psychological terror that is sure to satisfy any fan of the horror genre.
*Identity Thief is a suspenseful graphic novel written by Bryant Dillon and featuring over 60 pages of original art by Meaghan O’Keefe. Reminiscent of the horrific tales of The Twilight Zone or Creepshow, this thriller will allow fans to discover the monster lurking in Fanbase Press’ closet!
PENGUINS VS. POSSUMS POWER PACK
Shoppers looking for an epic action/adventure tale should check out Fanbase Press’ Penguins vs. Possums Power Pack, which includes the entire 8-issue run of the series. For only $30 (plus shipping), customers will receive the Volume One trade paperback and the single issue comics for Issues #5-8.
*Penguins vs. Possums tells the tale of a secret war between two species, each determined to annihilate the other. 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!
THE QUINCE SPECIAL
Got a superhero fanatic on your holiday shopping list? Look no further than Fanbase Press’ 2018 Quince Special which will provide your little hero with a copy of the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Quince, as well as a limited edition enamel pin featuring Quince superhero Q for only $25 (plus shipping).
*In Quince, Lupe is just your average, insecure, well-meaning, occasionally cranky teenage girl whose life is completely turned upside down when she discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. 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. Quince is a 15-issue, digital-first comic book series written by Kit Steinkellner, illustrated by Emma Steinkellner, and created by Sebastian Kadlecik which was originally released on ComiXology in English and Spanish.
*Show your Quince pride with this limited edition enamel pin, featuring Lupe as her superhero alter ego, Q! (Metal fastener)
THE BIBLIOPHILE BARGAIN
Fanbase Press’ latest graphic novel, The Margins, is what Graphic Policy calls “an existential trip that challenges the limits of reality and the immersion of art.” This year, the 2018 Bibliophile Bargain will provide the avid reader on your holiday shopping list with a copy of the fantasy graphic novel, as well as a limited edition bookplate signed by the entire creative team for only $20 (plus shipping)!
*In The Margins, artist Charley Keo’s new gig begins as a fun challenge to breathe new life into the forgotten pulp world of Elad – this time as a comic book. But as tendrils of this lost realm creep into her sleepy Portland neighborhood, Charley realizes that Elad is much more than the lines on a day-dreamt map, more than the sum of an old hack’s prose. Elad has its hooks in Charley, and what was once fantasy has become deadly reality for both the artist and the woman she loves.
The graphic novel examines the dual nature of an artist’s creative process in providing a healthy outlet for self-expression, as well as an unhealthy mechanism for avoidance and isolation. At its core, The Margins serves as an allegory for the growing trend of gatekeeping and its devastating ramifications.
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