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Fanbase Press' flagship podcast discussing the top geek news stories of the week! Part of the Fanbase Press Podcast Network.
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Feb 20, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors (and special guest Ted Lange IV) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther (2018), with topics including the the Shakespearean approach to character development, the application of Afrofuturism throughout the film, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Black Panther film abound in this panel discussion!)

Feb 12, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Giulie Speziani (Cash & Carrie, Advance Death Saves) and Robert Harrington (Sleigher: The Heavy Metal Santa Claus) of Ginger Rabbit Studios to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the lack of diversity in the Star Wars films' creative teams, the history of Wakanda, the launch of the Falcon Heavy, and our reactions to the trailers released this week.

Feb 5, 2018

In this Season 3 premiere episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Debbie Lynn Smith (writer, founder - Kymera Press) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including what we learned from the new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer, how Vertigo changed the landscape of comics, whether we are looking hard enough for alien viruses, and the Staunch Award and its approach to removing violence against women from storytelling.  Plus, stay tuned as we announce our BRAND NEW call-in line where you can share what you are a fan of each week!

Jan 8, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Iron Man (2008) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including the impact of the film on the cinematic superhero landscape, the depiction of female characters, the political context of the film's values and themes, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Iron Man abound in this panel discussion!)

Dec 28, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Predator (1987) in light of the film's 30th anniversary, with topics including the overall themes of the film, the creature effects and design of the film's villain, defining the '80s action flick, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Predator abound in this panel discussion!)

Dec 18, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), with topics including the overall themes of the film, how the film fits into the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, why the film has been so divisive for fans, the physics of "Space Leia," and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi film abound in this panel discussion!)

Dec 18, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff celebrates the Season 2 finale of The Fanbase Weekly by looking back at the geek news of 2017 and sharing their favorite geeky moments of the year, their geek heroes, their favorite geeky story, and what they are most looking forward to in 2018.  Thank you to all of our listeners for another great season!  The Fanbase Weekly will return for Season 3 in early 2018!  Stay tuned for details!

Dec 11, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Chris Thorne (comic and sketch card artist) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Patrick Stewart's interest in returning to a Quentin Tarantino-directed Star Trek film, reactions to Alita: Battle Angel and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ridley Scott's desire to focus the Alien franchise on its AI, and the "systemic failure" and studio response to Justice League.

Nov 20, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding Justice League (2017), with topics including how the film fits into the DC Cinematic Universe, comparing the representation of women in the film versus their depictions in Wonder Woman, how the film could have been more conducive to new viewers, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Justice League film abound in this panel discussion!)

Nov 20, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests JPG and Alix Galit from the Geek Say What? Network (Ready, Set, Geek! Podcast) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why Warner Bros.' decision to make Aquaman sexy in Justice League was a great idea, the curious case of the "EA Game Developer," scientists' bleak second warning to humanity, and the firing of DC Comics' Eddie Berganza and those who enabled him.

Nov 10, 2017

A very special Fanbase Feature! At LA Comic Con 2017, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Things That Go Bump in Horror Comics panel (original recorded on Sunday, October 29, 2017) during which panelists Megan Hutchison (Rockstars, Will o’ the Wisp), Scott Johnson, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief), and David Blake Lucarelli (The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade) discussed what inspires them to write and illustrate horror in the comic book medium, the creative benefits and challenges of working in this genre, and what they envision for the future of horror comics.

Nov 8, 2017

A very special Fanbase Feature! At LA Comic Con 2017, Comics on Comics host Juan-Manuel Rocha moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: The Impact of Latinx Creators and Readers panel (original recorded on Saturday, October 28, 2017) during which panelists Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief, Quince), Kristen Parraz (Comadres y Comics, Hi De Ho Comics), and Jennifer Lopez (Comadres y Comics, Hi De Ho Comics) discussed the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium by way of Latinx creators and readers.

Nov 6, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding Thor: Ragnarok (2017), with topics including how the film fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, possible issues with character deviation from the prior two Thor films, the role of the "hero's journey" in the storytelling, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok film and book series abound in this panel discussion!)

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Grant Pardee (writer, comedian, producer - NFL.com, Vice) and Javier Hernandez (co-founder, Latino Comics Expo) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the 13 creepiest discoveries of 2017, whether serialized TV has become a "disease," drawing the line between creators and their art, and what Thor: Ragnarok borrowed from Planet Hulk.

Oct 23, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Allen Carter (Carter Comics) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether audiences are too lazy to appreciate Bladerunner 2049, what we took away from the new Black Panther trailer, the comic book industry's direct market problem, and Kathleen Kennedy's call to action to combat harassment and abuse.

Oct 16, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Jacob Semahn (#1 with a Bullet, Goners - Image Comics) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what we learned from the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, the presence of spoilers in today's trailers, and whether we should protect Earth from solar flares.

Oct 9, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Michael Kogge (Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Junior Novelization, Empire of the Wolf) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including DC deviating from the cinematic shared universe, the US government sending manned missions to the Moon, the new From a Certain Perspective anthology of Star Wars short stories, and the Batman: White Knight comic that takes on police brutality.

Sep 25, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Mark L. Haynes (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the legacy of actor Harry Dean Stanton, whether The Punisher fits within Netflix's corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the 15-year history of Firefly's rise to cult status, and IDW's reasoning for the large revenue drop in the comic book industry.

Sep 19, 2017

A very special Fanbase Feature! At Long Beach Comic Con 2017, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Things That Go Bump in Horror Comics panel (original recorded on Saturday, September 2, 2017) during which panelists Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief), David Lucarelli (The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade), Dave Crosland (Invader Zim), and David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (High Moon) shared how they began their careers in horror comics, the challenges and benefits of working in this genre, as well as their thoughts on the future of horror comics.

Sep 18, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Eric J. Guignard (writer/editor, Baggage of Eternal Night) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including how It: Chapter 2 can improve upon the initial film, what to anticipate from the iPhone X, what you need to know about Len Wein and the importance of Giant-Size X-Men #1, and the evolution of Harley Quinn.

Sep 11, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jared Sams (Spaceman Dead) and Turner Lange (The Adventures of Wally Fresh) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Colin Trevorrow's departure from Star Wars: Episode IX, the impact of Batman: The Animated Series on superhero media, Cassini's final mission, and Drew Goddard's attachment to the X-Force film.

Aug 28, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Stefano Terry (The Gamma Gals) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Warner Bros.' Joker problem, the snowfall on Mars, Marvel's issue with Venticular variant covers, and Patty Jenkins' response to James Cameron on Wonder Woman.

Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Adam Rady and Ben Burch (Dragons and Stuff) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Jack Kirby's actions in fighting fascism, the announcement of an Obi-Wan Kenobi film, why a live-action Batman Beyond film needs Michael Keaton, and the balloons of bacteria that NASA is launching during today's lunar eclipse.

Aug 21, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Dark Tower (2017), with topics including the deviation of focus in themes and characters in its adaptation from the book series, the possible change in target audience for the film, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for The Dark Tower film and book series abound in this panel discussion!)

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