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Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’ (1981)

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 Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon and Phillip Kelly are joined by special guests Erik Amaya (co-host, Tread Perilously) and Chris Thorne (sketch card artist, Star Wars, The Walking Dead) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) in light of the film’s 40th anniversary, with topics including whether Max is truly a hero, the theme of humanity’s self-destruction, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior abound in this panel discussion!)

Cast members
: Erik Amaya (co-host, Tread Perilously), Chris Thorne (sketch card artist, Star Wars, The Walking Dead), Phillip Kelly (The Fanbase Weekly Co-Host, The POPSKL Podcast Group), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer – Something Animal, Identity Thief)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by Blue Fox Comics. Founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Simon and Marielle Birks, Blue Fox Comics has rapidly grown to become a publisher of distinct, high-quality, character-driven genre comics. From slice of life, through sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, they have titles to suit everyone of all ages, and an online shop with low-cost shipping worldwide from their base in Scotland. A staple of pre-COVID comic-cons, they are looking forward to getting back in front of comic fans everywhere. You can learn more about Blue Fox Comics – including their May Kickstarter campaigns for BUSY LITTLE BEES and JIMMY’S VENDATTA – at, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linktree.

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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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