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Fanbase Feature: SDCC 2022 – ‘Comicspocalypse: Why Dystopia Sells in Comics’ Panel Audio

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

A very special Fanbase Feature! At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the “Comicspocalypse: Why Dystopia Sells in Comics” panel (originally recorded on Sunday, July 24, 2022) during which David Pepose (writer, Savage Avengers), David M. Booher (writer, Canto), Desirée Proctor (co-writer, Nuclear Power), and Erica Harrell (co-writer, Nuclear Power) discussed why dystopian stories remain so popular in comics, and what we can learn from stories which feature characters and/or societies that are beset by great injustices.

Cast members
: David Pepose (writer, Savage Avengers), David M. Booher (writer, Canto), Desirée Proctor (co-writer, Nuclear Power), and Erica Harrell (co-writer, Nuclear Power), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)

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