At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Fanbase Press' Barbra Dillon talks with comics artist and Michigan State University professor Ryan Claytor (Elephant Eater Comics) about his work on his illustrated magazine, Coin-Op Carnival, the creative team behind the book, his comic-related work at MSU, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with creator/producer/writer Kenneth Johnson (Short Circuit 2, Steel) about his work on V: The Origininal Mini-Series, his inspiration from the Sinclair Lewis novel, It Can't Happen Here, the importance of the message and themes of the series, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with author Kali Wallace (Shallow Graves, City of Islands) about her new space horror novel, Salvation Day, her love of Alien and Aliens, the book's themes of generational trauma, extremist cults, and much more.
Stories that present children as wonderful thinkers, trying to find answers to their many questions in life, are a very wonderful thing. As a parent, Bolivar from Archaia (an imprint of BOOM! Studios) is a fantastic tale of a dinosaur living in New York City – and like many things in life, people are too busy to notice. Sean Rubin writes and illustrates this story and gives parents and their children a phenomenal look into those who might be overlooked in life, including the one girl who can see this dinosaur.
Chapter 2 of Matt Schorr and Joe Bilicic’s Moby Dick: Back from the Deep shows the chaos that ensues in a beach town when there is a threat to the water. If you go into the water, you risk attack from the beast, but many people are more concerned about how their businesses will be hurt by closing the beaches. As the saga continues, we see the tensions rising internally and externally, as the majestic monster becomes an increasing threat to the lives and livelihood of the townspeople.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with producer Glen Murakami (Teen Titans, Beware the Batman) about his experiences working on the show, how the creators achieved the balance of old and new Batman mythology, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with actor Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity) about returning to the role of Nightwing in Batman: Hush, his interest in a Nightwing-focused story, and more.
“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 less-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.
Issue three is the final installment of the Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond story arc. The previous two issues saw Carson Napier captured by the villainous Varlek Sar and meeting Loto, an Earth-born woman who is gifted with the same astral projection powers as Napier. Sar tricks Napier in becoming an experiment in his weird science device that is able to not only make real Napier’s astral projections, but duplicate them, as well.
One of the finds I made at San Diego Comic-Con this year was the trade paperback of Vindication by MD Marie. A taut crime thriller set in Los Angeles, it explores the ever-growing distrust between law enforcement and the African-American community that it is sworn to protect.