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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #145

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Don Nguyen (comic book and sketch card artistPablo the Gorilla) discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the importance of licensed comics, why Tron: Legacy was ahead of its time, the massive layoffs impacting Warner Media and DC Comics, and our weekly trailer roundup with Monsters of Man, Away, and Robin’s Wish.

Cast members: Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Don Nguyen (comic book and sketch card artistPablo the Gorilla)

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14:43 – (Bleeding Cool) In Defense of Licensed Comics – Why Media Tie-Ins Matter
29:43 – (Comic Book Resources) TRON: LEGACY Was a Film Ahead of Its Time
41:19 – (io9/The Hollywood Reporter) Massive Warner Layoffs Gut DC Comics, DC Universe/DC’s Jim Lee on the Company’s Future: “We Are Still in the Business of Publishing Comics”
58:43 – (io9, GeekTyrant) TRAILER ROUND UP:
     – In MONSTERS OF MAN’s First Trailer, Robots Engage in Some Criminal War Games
     – Hilary Swank Is on a Mission to Mars in the Emotional First Trailer for Netflix’s AWAY
     – The Final Days of of Robin Williams Explored in Trailer For The New Documentary ROBIN’S WISH

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