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-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guests David Avallone (writer – Drawing Blood, Elvira in Horrorland) and Erik Amaya (Editor-in-Chief of Comicon.com, the Comics on TV Columnist at Rotten Tomatoes, co-host, Tread Perilously podcast) participate in a thorough discussion regarding The War of the Worlds (1953) in light of the film’s 70th anniversary, with topics including the themes of colonialism, the fears of alien invasion vs. alien abduction, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The War of the Worlds abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: David Avallone (writer – Drawing Blood, Elvira in Horrorland), Erik Amaya (Editor-in-Chief of Comicon.com, the Comics on TV Columnist at Rotten Tomatoes, co-host, Tread Perilously podcast), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, The Fanbase Weekly Co-Host, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)
This month’s sponsor: Hi De Ho Comics is Southern California’s oldest and largest comic book shop, established in 1977. They have a gigantic selection of new and vintage comics, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers, Magic the Gathering items, and toys of all kind. Go and visit Santa Monica’s home for all things comic books! Listeners can find more information at www.hidehocomics.com and Facebook at @GeoffreysHiDeHoComics and on Instagram on @hidehocomics.
Fanbase Press’ recommendations for fans of The War of the Worlds:
*Fanbase Press Interviews Tom Pinchuk on the Recent Release of the Anthology Series, Clash of the Classics, with Kypsel
*For those seeking a comic book that also utilizes “the apocalyptic paranoia of the atomic age,” we recommend checking out Fanbase Press’ darkly poignant alternate history graphic novel, Nuclear Power.
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