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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #234 (Surviving and Dying in the Comic Book Industry & 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 Ben Crane (author/comic book writer – A Man of Lies, Cosmic Cadets) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including what it means to “survive and die” in the comic book industry, reactions to the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes trailer, and what The Force Unleashed video game got right.

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 guest: Ben Crane (author/comic book writer – A Man of Lies, Cosmic Cadets)

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18:35 – (ComicsBeat) Surviving and Dying in the Comics Industry
39:44 – (EW) BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES director breaks down HUNGER GAMES Easter eggs in new trailer
58:01 – (io9) THE FORCE UNLEASHED Was the Most Video Game-Ass STAR WARS to Ever Exist

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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