It was ten years ago today that the animated cartoon, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiered on the Cartoon Network. The series followed on the heels of an animated film by the same name that had been released in August, 2008. Spanning six seasons, the TV series was set during the prequel films, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and conveyed events that took place in the Star Wars universe during a three-year period of time that was not portrayed in the films. The show has the distinction of becoming the most watched series premiere in the history of Cartoon Network and was nominated (and won) several awards; however, news of cancellation was not well received by fans of the series, and the last episode became available on Netflix on March 7, 2014. Fortunately, at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans rejoiced when Lucasfilm announced that the series would return with 12 episodes which will be released on Disney’s streaming channel in 2019.
Welcome to Old Ebb, the rougher side of the proverbial train tracks, and the setting for writer D.J. Kirkbride’s new comic book series, Errand Boys. Scheduled to drop on October 3, this five-issue science fiction comedy is a forthcoming title from Image Comics.
At Power-Con 2018, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with writer Brian C. Baer (Bad Publicity, How He-Man Mastered the Universe) about his introduction to He-Man and She-Ra, why these characters and stories endure, and more.
The morning of Saturday, August 25, 2018, in SoCal started out rather overcast, but that did not deter fans of He-Man and She-Ra from descending upon the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach hotel last weekend for Power-Con. Established in 2011, the Saturday/Sunday convention celebrated the Master of the Universe and Princess of Power franchises.
Science meets future-noir in the comic book series, The Resurrected, created and written by Christian Carnouche. As mentioned in my review for the first issue back in January, this series is set in the near future, where technology has been developed to end death and suffering through loss; however, the cost of that technology was high: 30 million people. Not only does Carnouche explore the philosophical ramifications of that cost, but he also seeks to analyze corporate and religious implications.
“The truth is, running a campaign is equal parts excitement and narrowly avoiding being hit by a car.
Your future is on the line with every decision.”
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany talks with writer and composer Nick Keller (Bedtime Games, Unikitty!) about his new title with Dark Horse Comics, his love of the horror genre, and more.
Announced a year ago, August 14 will see the release of Idle Days from publisher First Second Books. The brainchild of writer Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau and artist Simon LeClerc, the story is about a young Canadian man, Jerome, who refused to serve his country in combat during World War II. Staying out of sight, he takes up residence with his none-too-talkative grandfather in a forest house with a dubious past. The cover conveys tension as all eyes – Jerome, cat, dog, house and skull – are staring at the reader. The cover is not short on symbolism, as each item derives its meaning as the story unfolds.