As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Scott Rubin (author of Naming Your Little Geek: The Complete List of Comic Book, Video Games, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Names) and Michael Tanner (co-creator of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse for Oni Press, co-host of the Burn After Pitching podcast from The Grand Geek Gathering) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Kick-Ass (2010) in light of the film’s 10th anniversary, with topics including why no one has attempted to be a real-life superhero, the controversy surrounding the film’s foul-mouthed and uber-violent 11-year-old vigilante, the differences between the film and the source material, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Kick-Ass abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: Scott Rubin (author of Naming Your Little Geek: The Complete List of Comic Book, Video Games, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Names) and Michael Tanner (co-creator of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse for Oni Press, co-host of the Burn After Pitching podcast from The Grand Geek Gathering), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)
This month’s sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by the Collector’s Paradise. Since 1994, Collector’s Paradise has owned and operated three comic book stores in the Southern California area which are uniquely equipped to handle mail order and shipping because of their years of online subscriptions, eBay and online sales, and 3 stores’ worth of inventory. In addition, be sure to check out the shops’ new opportunity, Collector’s Paradise Curated, which offers bundles of graphic novels and comics – by publisher or age appropriateness – that are curated for customers. The graphic novels are discounted at least 20% and include 2-3 free comics, all with FREE shipping.
You can learn more about Collector’s Paradise by visiting comicsandcards.net, and the site includes links to the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the Winnetka, Pasadena, and North Hollywood locations.
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Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon