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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #199 (Remembering Neal Adams & 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 guests Dawn Wolf (artist – Zombie Ranch) and Joshua Hauke (writer/artistDoom’s Day Camp) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including a look back at the life and career of comics artist Neal Adams, reactions to Elon Musk buying Twitter, the longevity of the Batman origin story, and how modern Star Trek gets Khan wrong.

: Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, and Barbra Dillon

Special guests: Dawn Wolf (artist – Zombie Ranch) and Joshua Hauke (writer/artistDoom’s Day Camp)

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21:10 – (THR) Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist Who Revitalized Batman and Fought for Creators’ Rights, Dies at 80
27:36 – (NBC News, Bleeding Coo) Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter/What Comics Folk Tweet On Twitter About Quitting Twitter
41:14 – (Den of Geek UK) Why We’re Still Obsessed With The Batman’s Origin Story
50:39 – (Den of Geek UK) How Modern STAR TREK Gets Khan Wrong

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Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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