In The Girl in the Bay, Kathy Sartori wakes up after a traumatic experience to find that many years have passed, seemingly in the blink of an eye. The world around her has changed drastically, while she remains the same. It’s a story that’s been done many times before, from Rip Van Winkle to Flight of the Navigator. But it’s never been done like this. For one thing, the story and the supernatural elements have strong ties to the teachings of Buddhism, which gives the comic a bit of a different flavor than is typical in Western comics.
About a year ago, I reviewed the first issue of an odd, little comic called Zero Jumper about time travel, space travel, and the apocalypse. I’ve been thinking about that comic ever since—those being three of my favorite things, after all. Now, finally, I’ve had the chance to experience the entire story. It’s full of twists and turns, and not always the easiest thing to follow, but it’s a lot of fun nonetheless.
I’ve said it before, but I really love this comic book series. It’s not like any sci-fi I’ve seen or read before. Many of the concepts are familiar, but what the story does with them is unique. And like any good story, the main focus is on the characters. Seeing those characters interact in this unique sci-fi world is what has kept me engaged and kept me coming back for more.
Love is in the air at Fanbase Press! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the Fanbase Press Staff and Contributors decided to stop and smell the roses. Throughout the week of Valentine’s Day, a few members of the Fanbase Press crew will be sharing their personal love letters to the areas of geekdom they adore the most.
It’s finally time for Future to have her baby. With all she’s been through leading up to this moment, it’s a safe bet that a simple, straightforward delivery is too much to hope for. Now, Letme Live, the sentient plant that Future risked everything to save, will have to risk everything to save both Future and her unborn child.
A hybrid between a novel and a comic, this quirky tale has everything you’d want from a children’s medieval adventure story. It has fearsome monsters, epic quests, sorcery and magic, and more, all bound together with a self-aware, self-referential eye and a generous dose of humor.
Heist stories are nearly always fun. Time travel stories are always fun, too. Odd couple buddy comedies can be hit or miss, but when they’re done right, they are, again, a lot of fun. Smooth Criminals takes one part heist story, one part time travel story, and one part well-executed odd couple buddy comedy, and rolls them up into one delightfully odd, charmingly awkward package. I’m really liking this comic.
One of the things I’m loving about Lightstep is that each issue paints a vivid picture of a different society and the people who live and function in it. The first issue featured a people obsessed with racial purity, to the point of eugenics and genocide. The second issue depicted warring space pirates. This issue shows us a devoutly religious planet, whose people are about to witness the culmination of centuries of belief.
The world built by LaGuardia over these first two issues has been rich and fascinating, and I feel like we’re only just scratching the surface. Not only are there a plethora of different aliens from all around the universe, there are also a number of different aspects to the future society in which these characters live which I’d love to explore in depth.
The first issue of Lightstep was fascinating but also a little off-putting in its depiction of a supposed Master Race built around eugenics and genocide. They were the villains of the story, of course, but even so, it was disconcerting to spend so much time and detail introducing them. This issue, on the other hand, is just as fascinating but also a whole lot more fun. This issue gives us space radio pirates.