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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #250 (Jim Lee’s Commission Controversy & 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 Mike Kennedy (founder, Magnetic Press), Norm Harper (writer, Oni Press’ Haphaven) and Louis Joyce (artist, Oni Press’ Haphaven) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why Jim Lee’s commission price is causing a stir, the return of Hellboy in The Crooked Man, and what could be in store for Marvel’s comic book reset.

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief) and Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor)

Special guests: Mike Kennedy (founder, Magnetic Press), Norm Harper (writer, Oni Press’ Haphaven) and Louis Joyce (artist, Oni Press’ Haphaven)

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Segments:
23:17 – (ComicsBeat) Jim Lee’s $20,000 commission price causes uproar
37:19 – (GeekTyrant) Big Red Returns in First Trailer for HELLBOY: THE CROOKED MAN
52:24- (Popverse) Marvel’s comic book boss is calling for a “reset” of his company, and the entire comics system





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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