“Fundamental Comics,” a monthly editorial series that introduces readers to comics, graphic novels, and manga that have been impactful to the sequential art medium and the comic book industry on a foundational level. Each month, a new essay will examine a familiar or lesser-known title through an in-depth analysis, exploring the history of the title, significant themes, and context for the title’s popularity since it was first released.
Do you remember having adventures on the playground where you had magical powers and possibly fought off an enemy or two? What if that really happened to you, and all you had to do was eat a piece of orange broccoli?
One of the best ways to occupy one’s time is to dive into a good story. The world around us goes quiet as we become lost in a fantastic world with intriguing characters. Books are not only a wonderful way to expand our imaginations, but they also lead to wonderful adaptations on the big screen. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter has seen the popular series turned into a beloved film franchise, while expanding into the world of theme parks and exhibits. Marvel’s cinematic universe has also propelled itself from the text and artwork of many different comic books to movies, TV shows, and more.
The International Space Station (ISS) isn’t just a dream from a wonderful science fiction movie. It is a reality that looks to extend humanity’s reach into space in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The following is a new interview with Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson, the creative team behind the graphic novel, Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact, from Dark Horse Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor S.T. Lakata chats with Lowery and Anderson about their exciting, new announcement at Emerald City Comic Con 2018!
“RUST takes place in an alternate world where a great, long war was fought using humans and robots. Roman Taylor is the adult son of a soldier who never came back from the war. Roman is struggling to keep his father’s farm running and keep the family together when, one day, a kid with a jet pack crashes in his field.” – Royden Lepp, creator of RUST
As a parent, it’s important for our kids to learn a great many things. Hard work, self-reliance, and perseverance are great attributes, ones we want all of our kids to have. Hopefully, what the Geeky Parent Guide hopes to share today will shine a light on another attribute that might make them appreciate their own hard work even more – recognizing selfless dedication from others.
The following is an interview with Royden Lepp, creator of the Archaia (BOOM! Studios) comic book series, RUST. The series has had three volumes published already, with the fourth volume, Soul in the Machine, set to release on February 21, 2018. In this interview, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor S.T. Lakata chats with Lepp about the inspiration behind the series, the development of his characters, his creative process, and more! (Spoilers for RUST Volumes One-Three below.)
What would you do if you had a do-over? How would your favorite books, films, or TV shows look if you could wake up one day and change the outcome from what you already know to be true? Would you try to save Dumbledore or Snape? What would happen if Batman saved Rachel instead of Harvey, the eventual Two-Face, in The Dark Knight? How different would Arrow be if Oliver’s father survived on the island with him?
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is constantly providing the world with updates on their exploration missions and scientific endeavors, even aboard the International Space Station. Last year alone saw the final moments of Cassini as it plunged into Saturn, live coverage of the Solar Eclipse, and the Geeky Parent Guide even explored mission updates from Mars.