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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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Jul 16, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Creator/writer, Boston Metaphysical Society, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including NASA's discovery (and possible destruction) of organics on Mars, Dark Horse's upcoming Alien 3 comic book series, the reality of Star Wars fatigue, and James Mangold's thoughts on fandom backlash.

Jul 9, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff (and special guest Justin Peniston of Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), with topics including the overall themes of redemption and family, the inclusion of complex female characters in the MCU, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Ant-Man and the Wasp abound in this panel discussion!)

Jul 9, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jake Thomas and Lex Quarterman (Shedding feature film) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Disney's autonomous robot stunt doubles, DC's planned leak of the Batman/Catwoman wedding, the decline of UFO sightings, and a possible link between Kylo Ren and Rey's fighting style.

Jul 2, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Kevin Burke and Chris "Doc" Wyatt (producers/writers, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, Marvel's Spider-Man) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the passing of sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison, DC's upcoming streaming service, why GameStop will soon be selling comics, and our weekly trailer round-up for The Predator and Wellington Paranormal.

Jun 25, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jonathan Latt (The Geek) and Kingslee Purcell (The Rolex) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Lucasfilm's plans for cinematic development, DC Comics reminding readers that Superman is a refugee, the future of Star Trek, and the World Health Organization's announcement on "gaming disorder."

Jun 25, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff (and special guest Ani Pandi) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), with topics including the overall themes of corporatization and the morality of creating/destroying life, what brings audiences back to the Jurassic Park franchise with each new film, the flaws inherent in the franchise's films, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom abound in this panel discussion!)

Jun 18, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At Comic Con Revolution 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Play it Again with Retro Modernism panel (originally recorded on Saturday, May 19th, 2018) during which Nicholas Diak (McFarland's The New Peplum), Livio Ramondelli (IDW's Transformers), and Tony Fleecs (IDW's My Little Pony) discuss how they have been influenced by retro modernism through their writing and art.

Jun 11, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Heath Corson (Justice League Action, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Bizarro) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the new discoveries of "life" on Mars, Star Wars' toxic fan culture, Vertigo's relaunch under Mark Doyle, and our weekly trailer round-up for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Bumblebee.

Jun 4, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Ryan Cady (Magdalena, Warframe) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Andrew Lincoln's upcoming departure from The Walking Dead, Netflix's first comic book, Solo's take on robot rights, and Jamie Foxx's casting in the new Spawn movie.

Jun 1, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At Comic Con Revolution 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Who Let the Animals Out…in Comics? panel (originally recorded on Sunday, March 20, 2018) during which Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums), Norm Harper (Rikki), Tony Fleecs (IDW's My Little Pony), and Mike Kunkel (Hero Bear) discuss how animals allow them to explore themes and tell stories in comics.

May 29, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors (and special guests Yehudi Mercado of Hero Hotel and Livio Ramondelli of IDW's Transformers) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Star Wars mythology, Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), with topics including Alden Ehrenriech's performance, Lando's pansexuality, how L3-37 changes the franchise's view of droids, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Solo: A Star Wars Story film abound in this panel discussion!)

May 14, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon chats with writer Rachel Beck regarding her work on the cyberpunk book series, The Glitch Logs. Dillon and Beck discuss her inspiration for writing the three-book series, her creative inspirations, her work with audio drama production company StoryForge Productions, and much more.

May 7, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Jonathan Callan (Justice League Action, Raw Data) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the NYT's Westworld-style solution to the "incel" problem, the creators' approach to Cobra Kai, James Cameron's new sci-fi-focused TV series, and our "trailer round-up" for Robin Hood, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Cloak and Dagger.

Apr 30, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors (and special guest Justin Peniston of Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), with topics including the recurring theme of toxic fatherhood / problematic parental figures, how Malthusianism is reflected in the film (and previous comic book iterations), the possible analogies of the film to today's political climate in America, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Avengers: Infinity War film abound in this panel discussion!)

Apr 30, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jordan Hart (Doppelgänger, Alterna Comics) and Justin Harder (Claus Studios) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why the Marvel Cinematic Universe is leaving its TV behind, reactions to the new Venom trailer, LucasFilm's upcoming Star Wars Resistance animated series, and an investigation into the failure of Universal Fan Con.

Apr 23, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Robert J. Peterson (California Coldblood Books, The Odds) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why Netflix may buy its own movie theaters, Steven Spielberg's upcoming Blackhawk film adaptation from DC Comics, the discovery of a plastic-eating enzyme, and our trailer round-up with Anon, Deadpool 2, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Apr 18, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon chats with comic book creator Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, Thor vs. Hulk, Raven: Pirate Princess). Dillon and Whitley discuss his path towards writing comics, his creator-owned work on Princeless and Raven: Pirate Princess, and much more.

Apr 16, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Jonathan Fesmire (Bodacious Creed, Children of Ratlan) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why the MCU men don't hug more, the elder abuse claims surrounding Stan Lee, Molly Ringwald's essay on John Hughes' movies in light of the #MeToo movement, and our trailer roundup for Solo and The Meg.

Apr 11, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with comic book writer and artist Matthew Dow Smith (Hellboy, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The October Girl). Dillon and Dow Smith discuss his path towards writing and illustrating comics, how he balances the two creative duties when approaching a new project, his creator-owned project (The October Girl), and much more.

Apr 6, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Latinx Comics Creators and Readers panel (originally recorded on Saturday, March 24, 2018) during which Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince) and Comadres y Comics hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez discuss the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium.

Apr 5, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: The Art of Trading Cards panel (original recorded on Friday, March 23, 2018) during which panelists Chris Thorne (DC Comics' New 52) and Ashleigh Popplewell (The Walking Dead) discussed their experiences working with Topps, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and other companies to create trading cards that celebrate some of our favorite franchises.

Apr 5, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Themes of Legacy in Star Wars panel (original recorded on Friday, March 23, 2018) during which panelists Craig Miller (Star Wars publicist), Dr. Kevin Wetmore, Jr. (Empire Triumphant), Michael Kogge (Everything You Need to Know...), and Livio Ramondelli (Star Wars cover artist) discussed the themes of legacy both from storytelling and academic perspectives within the Star Wars mythos.

Apr 2, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Dan Martin (Telltale's The Walking Dead, Batman: The Enemy Within, Game of Thrones) and Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu, Hero Hotel) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether Star Wars has reached its saturation point, Cannes' refusal to allow streaming movies to compete in its film festival, Elon Musk's push for a Mars colony in case of World War III, and the 25 best set pieces of Steven Spielberg's career.

Mar 19, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Megan Hutchison (Rock Stars, Will o' the Wisp) and David Lucarelli (Tinseltown, The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the passing of physicist Stephen Hawking and his lasting legacy, reactions to the latest Avengers: Infinity War trailer, and Ava DuVernay's upcoming New Gods film.

Mar 12, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Brian McGackin (Broetry) and Justin Peniston (Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the series finale of the Star Wars Rebels animated series from Disney XD, with topics including the series' approach to mature themes in light of its target audience, the integration of its characters throughout the Star Wars mythos, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars abound in this panel discussion!)

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