I wanted to write a review of The Secret Land #1. I had a little extra time one day, and I decided to read it. The title didn’t really grab me, but the book itself did. I was engaged in this love story between two people who had played different parts in World War II, but were still active even though the war was over. She was going undercover, and he was going out to sea. They have a special connection, inexplicable really, so some months later when he gets word that she’s died, he knows it can’t be true, even though he’s devastated. And he’s correct: She’s taken to a secret island, where the remaining Nazis (Yes, there are always remaining Nazis.) are trying to gain some kind of weird, H.P. Lovecraftian power.
Cullen Bunn is one of the most well-known horror writers in comic books today, and his stories are dramatic. They tend to be pretty serious and very rarely indulge in humor, which is what makes this issue of Black Hammer: Visions such a delight. Cthu-Lou is one of the more genuinely ridiculous creations from the Black Hammer-verse which also makes him one of the most joyful. He’s a blue-collar plumber with the head of a Cthulu monster. There was also Cthu-Louise who was equally as delightful.
Throughout 2020, Fanbase Press' weekly Creator Forums provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the Coronavirus. As a new year begins and the impact of COVID-19 continues, it is not lost on us that comic book conventions - and the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues personally and professionally - will not take place for the foreseeable future. To provide further opportunities to connect with industry creators, publishers, media, retailers, and educators during our collective quarantine, Fanbase Press will be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press' Comics & Coffee is a FREE hour-long Zoom session taking place every Saturday, welcoming new and experienced comics pros to a virtual meetup that aims to fill the convention-less void with networking opportunities, sharing creative successes and failures, and troubleshooting ways to navigate the industry in the weeks and months to come.
The story of the tiny clockwork knight without a name or a heart has returned, and with it comes new dangers, struggles, and tests for this beloved hero. Canto III #1: Lionhearted by David M. Booher and Drew Zucker continues the story of rebellion and searching for a better future as Canto, having found his people their freedom, begins to prepare for battle against the Shrouded Man.
Moderated by Bryant Dillon (President, Fanbase Press), this panel features Dave Gibbons (writer - Batman vs. Predator / artist - Watchmen, Give Me Liberty, Superior), Steven Prince (writer - Monster Matador, unemployANT / toy line developer - Puppy in My Pocket, Power Buggz), and Matt Corrigan (co-host - The Launchpad Podcast / practical special effects artist - Frank Miller's 300, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) will look back at one of the most iconic and well-received crossovers in the comic book medium - Batman vs. Predator - 30 years after its original release. Batman vs. Predator pitted the Dark Knight against the titular extraterrestrial hunter while enlisting some of the best comic book talent of the time, and this panel will examine the comic title's characters, themes, impact, and more!
Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!
Godhead looks like a deflated Bob Ross. There. I said it. The oldest planet in the universe, a now-wizened old hunk of rock that leads us one step closer to finding the whereabouts of Zephyr Monsoon. Popstar, part goddess, Zephyr is a magnet that attracts trouble from all over. Luckily, that attraction also pulls in 3 of the universe's best men for the job. Strong, educated, fixed? Probably not, but hey, they're not bad dudes, they're The Worst Dudes. Let's see how they got to Godhead and the bad choices made along the way, shall we? Let's.
The following is an interview with Ashley Lister regarding the recent release of the horror novella, Fearless: A Dark Tale from Innsmouth. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Lister about the creative process of bringing this story (and the larger book series) to life, how the story may connect with readers, and more!
The fifth issue of Nocterra by Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel sees Val and her crew arriving at a mysterious sanctuary where they can finally rest. And after such a taxing and heartbreaking journey, it’s a rest well earned; however, not everything is ever as it seems in this penultimate chapter of the series’ first arc.