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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #171 (How the ‘Suicide Squad’ Poster Pushes Comics & More)

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 Travis Webb (writer – Starlite, podcast co-host – Narrative Gunslingers) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including how the Suicide Squad poster is promoting comic books, the comics industry’s outcry against Warren Ellis, whether Loki’s queer representation in the MCU is cause for celebration, and our weekly trailer roundup featuring Shang-Chi, The Harder They Falland Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins.

*In light of our discussion about Warren Ellis, if you or someone you know has been or is the victim of sexual assault or sexual violence, help and resources are available. The National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, and is available 24 hours a day.

Cast members
: Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, Phillip Kelly, and Bryant Dillon

Special guest: Travis Webb (writer – Starlite, podcast co-host – Narrative Gunslingers)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by the Dreamer Comics Podcast, which is now recording on Stereo. The Dreamer Comics Podcast talks about the process of how comics are made. Each week, they interview a different writer, penciler, inker, colorist, editor, letterer, marketer, or you name it – as long as they break down their craft. Check out their live shows on the app Stereo by going to

11:29 – (The Comics Beat) This poster for THE SUICIDE SQUAD just did something incredible
25:29 – (The Comics Beat, The Hollywood Reporter) The Short-Lived Damnation of Warren Ellis, and the Danger It Creates/Image Backtracks on Publishing Warren Ellis Comic After Outcry
56:14 – (Variety) On LOKI, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Finally Gets Its First Major Queer Character — But Should We Be Celebrating?
1:09:21 – (Comic Book Resources) TRAILER ROUND UP:
     – SHANG-CHI – A Major Incredible Hulk Villain Returns in New Trailer
     – Regina King & Idris Elba Seek Revenge in THE HARDER THEY FALL Trailer
     – SNAKE EYES: GI JOE ORIGINS Trailer Takes You Behind the Mask

The Fanbase Weekly
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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