It's finally here. With the roll of a natural 20, the series finale has arrived. It's only fitting that a series called Die, based on role-playing games, ends at the twentieth issue. So much has happened in the course of the series, and while this review will talk about the final issue, it will also tackle the series as a whole.
Synder and Soule are back at it again with another issue of one of the most terrifying and prescient series out there.
The following is an interview with Mark Sable regarding the recent launch of the Kickstarter campaign for the comic book series and tie-in RPG, Chaotic Neutral. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Sable about the creative process of bringing this story to life with co-creator and artist Chris Anderson (Heavy Metal, Lost Angels), the great backer rewards available to supporters, and more!
I am tied at the hip to Erica Slaughter’s journey. I care so much about this character, as much as I do about Ripley from the Alien franchise, or Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Entering into this story arc, we know how the events will turn out, but not why, and not to what extent it reveals to us huge chunks of this mythology and the other characters.
With issue #5, the story opens up and the Berzerker deepens. BRZRKR has been following a path. A scientist (trying to help the Berkzerker in exchange for his help) has been cutting into who our hero is through his past and present in an attempt to help him become a mortal. Since the Berzerker can’t die, he’s been America’s wrecking ball, going on covert ops missions, dropping out of airplanes, and laying destruction every where he goes. He was born for it, or was he trained for it? Did his father turn him into a killing machine? Two big questions exist at the center of this story: What makes us who we are, and how do we stop being that person?
The rundown: This is an exploration of a very specific time in the life of an oft-sidelined character. Simon Tam takes center stage here, and the good doctor is on a mission to save his Mei-Mei from the clutches of the Alliance.
The following is an interview with Allen Dunford and Will Radford regarding the recent launch of their Kickstarter campaign for the comic book series, Pocus Hocus. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Dunford and Radford about the creative process of bringing this story to life, the great backer rewards available to supporters, and more!
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, October 2, 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.
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)!
“Find Yourself Within the Pages” is the promise of Mad Cave Studios’ new Young Adult-focused imprint, Maverick. On the eve of the label’s debut, Fanbase Press Contributor Kevin Sharp spoke to Mad Cave Editor-in-Chief Chris Sanchez (@YtheLastChris) about all things Maverick, from initial conversations to where he sees the line heading in the future.