Jupiter Jet #1 is a successful Kickstarter-backed comic book from writers Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson. Inman brings his experience as host of DC All-Access, and Robinson is a winner from the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt and Top Cow Head Editor. They both also contributed to the Love is Love anthology, and this is their “first comic book series together as a married couple.”
The holiday season is upon us, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear-view mirror, finding the right gift might seem impossible at times. Well, Fanbase Press has you covered with its yearly release of the Holiday Gift Guide. All of last week, we saw multiple posts related to specific categories – movies and TV, books and graphic novels, video and tabletop games, and geeky extras.
The following is an interview with Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson, the creative team of the graphic novel, Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact, published by Dark Horse Comics. As previously seen on Fanbase Press, we’ve had the opportunity to review Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact which “creates a young female character well and does so in a way that seems superhuman.” In this interview, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor S.T. Lakata chats with Lowery and Anderson about their shared creative process, the inspiration for the story, what they have in store for readers, and more!
If you grew up loving horror movies, then Winnebago Graveyard is your gateway into the comic book world. Most of this trade paperback, collecting issues one through four of the series, takes place at night. The darker illustrations, present with the classic motel “VACANCY” sign, instantly pull you into the moment – as if you’re waiting for the pulsating chase to begin.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we often find ourselves becoming more introspective, reflecting on the people and things for which we are thankful. As we at Fanbase Press celebrate fandoms, this year, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors have chosen to honor their favorite fandoms, characters, or other elements of geekdom for which they are thankful, and how those areas of geekiness have shaped their lives and values.
As the seasons change and the colder weather approaches, we at the Geeky Parent Guide want to share some fun ways to pass the time when it is too cold to go outside. There are an endless number of games out there, so we’ll focus on a few that the entire family can play.
The value of exploring one’s imagination never seems lost with children. As we get older, books, television shows, and movies allow us to dive into stories, become fully immersed, and forget everything else – a medium to maintain our own sense of wonder. After watching it for the first time recently, The BFG (2016) allowed this geeky parent to remember some of my favorite stories as a kid – from none other than Roald Dahl.
I Am Alone is a zombie survival story that fills its viewers with a sense of isolation, thrilling chase scenes, and beautiful landscapes. Gareth David-Lloyd, known from the television series, Torchwood, plays Jacob Fitts in this indie film. Fitts is a reality TV host where he goes off into the wilderness, and his experiences are recorded and then aired on his show, I Am Alone. Fitts is charismatic and seemingly fearless in his role as a survivalist host, as his first appearance has him traveling on a river heading toward the Colorado Rockies.
In the blink of an eye, life can forever be altered with the eternal click of social media. No. 1 with a Bullet astutely captures segments of the real world by identifying moments in the life of main character, Nash Huang, where privacy conceptually doesn’t coincide with an online presence. It’s a relevant question in today’s society: Where do we draw the line with regards to people’s privacy, as we further technological advancements? In even simpler terms, are people allowed to have a conversation, even online, and expect a certain level of privacy, or decency, when being responded to?
What makes Hermione Granger one of the best fictional characters? Is it simply J.K. Rowling’s keen ability to tell a story and craft incredible characters? Was it Emma Watson’s wonderful portrayal in the film series? Or perhaps there’s something more. Perhaps readers find something in her character to cheer for, to believe in, and maybe, just maybe, something we hope to see in ourselves.