Son of an American diplomat, Ronald "Rocket" Robinson had more luggage stickers from around the world on his worn suitcase then his 12 years alive. The year was 1933, and the train Rocket and his dad were on was bound for Cairo. After finding a note written in hieroglyphs, Rocket finds himself being pursued by Otto von Stürm and his two henchmen as part of a covert plan to find an ancient Egyptian treasure buried for over four millennia in the Great Pyramid. Fortunately, our young hero is not alone; his pet monkey Screech and his newfound friend, Nuri (a homeless gypsy with access to the city’s tunnels), are by his side as he seeks to solve a series of puzzles.
The title, Bubba Ho-Tep, probably conjurers images of Bruce Campbell as Elvis who switches places with an Elvis-impersonator named Sebastian Haff and hits the road impersonating Sebastian impersonating himself. He falls and ends up in a rundown retirement home, where he meets Jack (Ossie Davis), a man of color who says he is President John F. Kennedy. The pair encounter an Egyptian mummy in western wear (complete with a shiny belt buckle!) who is sucking the souls of residents via their anuses. If you are not familiar with the cult film from 2002 directed by Don Coscarelli (and based on a 1994 novella of the same name written by renown horror writer Joe R. Lansdale), then definitely check out the film (and my Fanbase Press essay as part of the "Thankful For" series last November). The new IDW Publishing comic book, Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers, is a prequel story to the film and novella.
50 Women from History –
Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers – Who Lived
Fully, Brashly, and Boldly and Changed the World.
The first Saturday of May is the must-attend event for comic book fans. Publishers premiere new titles and spotlight current ones, and local comic book shops organize fun programming and give out free comics! While there will be several wonderful titles at sitting on the shelves of the local shops, there are even more to be found online. Below are four independent publisher titles that are worth checking out for yourself and your children.
“Converting scientific concepts into narrative stories helps me see patterns in nature that I hadn’t realized were there. It also helps bring a fantastical character to life that has gotten under my skin and won’t stop itching until I reveal its true nature to others…” ~ Catlin O’Connell
At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with actor Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, The Legend of Hercules) about his work on Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the character of Captain Boomerang, and more.
At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with actor Julie Nathanson (Avengers Assemble, Fallout 4) about her work on Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the character of Silver Banshee, and more.
At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with actors Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Alias) and Dania Ramirez (Heroes, Entourage) about their work on Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the characters of Maxim Steel and Scandal Savage, and more.