It’s always exciting, as a kid, to discover the origins of your favorite characters. What is even better is when you can identify with these characters. Greater still is when the messages with the stories are optimistic ones. Marvel Action: Origins #2 delivers all of this.
The following is an interview with Paul J. Salamoff regarding the recent release of his comic book series, Hired Guns, from Markosia. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Salamoff about his shared creative process with artist Ana Teresa Rivera, how the story may impact readers, what readers can anticipate in upcoming issues, and more!
The following is an interview with Brink Literacy Project CEO Dani Hedlund regarding the recent launch of the Kickstarter campaign for The Literary Tarot, a project that will see the collaboration of some of the greatest authors and cartoonists of our time. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Hedlund about the genesis behind the project, the shared creative process of working with so many talented creators (including Vita Ayala, Brian Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kieron Gillen, Mariah McCourt, Mark Millar, Tini Howard, Marjorie Liu, Spike Trotman, and Mark Waid), the amazing backer rewards available for supporters, and more!
“Between the Panels” is a bi-weekly interview series focusing on comic book creators of all experience levels, seeking to examine not just what each individual creates, but how they go about creating it.
Hope is a common theme throughout the comic book medium. It allows us to accept when a deus ex machina happens and offers to let us believe that the good guys can always come out on top. Some stories try to stick to a realistic approach, showing a bleaker image of the world, but it’s the ones about hope that can stick with us.
Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy and the Scoobies dove into a portal after Willow, only to find themselves in a very different universe (They have shrimp!), albeit retro world. While they make it back okay, it would seem that some issues linger longer than a trans-dimensional jaunt can fix.
Basilisk #1 is the foundation for a new story, new characters, and a new world from the mind of Cullen Bunn (one of the best horror comic book writers currently writing in the genre) and artist Jonas Scharf (whom I’ll speak more of shortly). Bunn’s Harrow County absolutely blew me away with its scope and character-focused story lines. That started small, focusing on a single character getting swept up into something beyond their control and built outward. Basilisk gives us a few things: an initial event that occurred some time in the past, two characters coming to a head, and a villainous family. Even beyond that, there are plenty of elements introduced. This is giving us hints of who the multiple characters are, and instead it’s giving a wider vision of this world and all the things our two female protagonists might run into along the way. And because it’s probably a five to six-issue story arc, as many BOOM! titles are, there’s a need to get to it!
According to Julie Andrews, a very good place to start is at the very beginning, so let's start there. 35 years ago, I was 5. Reagan was in the White House, New Coke was making its way to market, and late one moonless night, Dark Horse Comics was born. That brings us to today. Now that we're caught up, let's talk The Worst Dudes.