“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.
When Fanbase Press is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the Fanbase Press staff hopes to offer our readers myriad opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.
This strange, but colorful, neo-noir adventure is reminiscent of L.A. Confidential. A columnist for a local gossip rag acts as our guide through a sordid and unfamiliar world, reporting on all the gory details of who’s getting arrested and who’s getting killed by whom—and how. Our story’s beginning even has the same catalyst as L.A. Confidential: the sudden arrest of the city’s major crime boss and the subsequent power vacuum it leaves in the criminal underworld.
As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
Dark Horse Comics’ Last Flight Out #3 continues the tale of planetwide apocalypse and humanity’s flight from Earth. This well-written and fantastically drawn story adds new depth to the established characters while introducing new ones.
Back in the mid-1990s, TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine visited the “evil” Mirror Universe on several occasions. Since then, the Universe has shown up in the prequel TV shows, Enterprise and Discovery. We never saw a Next Generation version on screen. In 2017, IDW created a comic book limited series focused on who these characters would be.
Everybody has seen numerous retellings of Spider-Man’s origin from Amazing Fantasy #15 - from comics, to cartoons, to movies. Interestingly enough, the story from Amazing Spider-Man #1 in 1963, in which Spidey meets the Fantastic Four, has been told many times, as well. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby retold the story in the first Fantasic Four annual. Tom Defalco did a version of it as did John Byrne and later Dan Slott. The interesting thing about this story is that, unlike the origin, it can be told from a different perspective without taking away what is inherent to what came before. This is the basis for Marvel Action Classics #4.
The following is an interview with co-writers Mark Russell and Bryce Ingman (Second Coming) regarding the upcoming release of their satirical comic book series, My Bad, from AHOY Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Russell and Ingman about the creative process of working with artist Peter Krause to bring the story to life, what they hope that readers will take away from the story (in addition to its tongue-in-cheek take on superheroes), 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, November 6, 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.
The Arkham Sessions, hosted by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the psychological analysis of pop culture, including Batman: The Animated Series, Steven Universe, the MCU, and Doom Patrol. Nostalgic, humorous, and even a little educational, each episode promises to lend some insight into the heroes, villains, and classic stories of the Dark Knight and more!
The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 171 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier