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Fanbase Feature: 30th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘Dick Tracy’ (1990)

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 Jason Galit (In Quest of Geek), illustrator Cathleen Abalos (Herowood, What We’re Meant For), writer David Avallone (Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), and Steven Alloway (Fanbase Press Contributor) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Dick Tracy (1990) in light of the film’s 30th anniversary, with topics including the impressive cast, the film’s representation of its female characters, the score and music by composer Danny Elfman and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Dick Tracy abound in this panel discussion!)

Cast members
: Jason Galit (In Quest Of Geek), illustrator Cathleen Abalos (Herowood, What We’re Meant For), writer David Avallone (Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Steven Alloway (Fanbase Press Contributor), 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.

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Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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