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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #231 (The Warnings of the ‘90s Comics Crash & 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 Dan Martin (lead writer – Star Trek: Resurgence) and Gabe Cheng (writer – Requiem in Relke) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why understanding the ’90s comics boom may prevent us from repeating the collapse, how a study in attraction to monsters explains SO much, and why Marvel’s VFX workers voted to unionize

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor), and Claire Thorne (creator – A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space)
Special guests: Dan Martin (lead writer – Star Trek: Resurgence) and Gabe Cheng (writer – Requiem in Relke)

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20:03 – (IGN) An Oral History of the ’90s Comic Book Boom… and Crash
38:59 – (The Mary Sue) This Study Delving Into Monster Attraction Is Asking All the Right Questions
58:07 – (Vulture) Overworked and Underpaid, VFX Workers Vote to Unionize at Marvel

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Written and Performed by: Adam WarRock
The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill
Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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