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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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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!)

Aug 14, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Peter Harmon (The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community College a Couple of Semesters Later) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Princess Leia's Ph.D., Netflix's purchase of Millarworld's comic book properties, whether the Star Wars prequels are better or worse than The Hobbit films, and how some men use science to explain why they are "better than" women.

Aug 10, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon talks with award-winning writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Marvel Zombies, Action Philosophers) on the debut of his new novel, Ten Dead Comedians, from Quirk Books. Dillon and Van Lente discuss how his writing career began, transitioning to various storytelling mediums as a writer, his approach to combining satire and murder mystery for Ten Dead Comedians, and much more.

Aug 8, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Jonathan Latt (writer, The Geek) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether FOX will reboot the Alien franchise, which Star Trek is the best Star Trek, NASA's job post for a Planetary Protection Officer, and the upcoming TV sequel of The Karate Kid.

Jul 31, 2017


In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Ryan Little (Prometheus #1) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the winners and losers of SDCC 2017, whether the direct sales market of the comic book industry is doomed, what will become of the Flashpoint movie, and what you need to know about Marvel's LEGACY project.

Jul 27, 2017

A very special Fanbase Feature! At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Introducing Quince panel (original recorded on Saturday, July 22, 2017) during which Quince creators Kit Steinkellner (Writer, Z: The Beginning of Everything), Emma Steinkellner (Artist, Ayzenberg), and Sebastian Kadlecik (Creator, Penguins vs. Possums) discussed their bilingual comic book series, the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium, and more.

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests James Cotten (writer/director) and Laurel Harris (actress) of the film, Painted Woman, to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Frank Darabont's not-so-kind words for AMC over The Walking Dead, the extinction event in Earth's future, the teleportation of a photon to space, and the political parallels of Black Panther.

Jul 14, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), with topics including the hope and values inherent within the film, the three-dimensional villain, the inclusion and representation within the cast, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Homecoming abound in this panel discussion!)

Jul 10, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Hannibal Tabu (Irrational Numbers, Comic Book Resources) and Justin Emmord (Love and a .38) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Mile High Comics' decision to not return to SDCC, Spider-Man: Homecoming's role within the MCU, the impressive costume design of Wonder Woman, and whether cinematic universes need more jumping-on points for new viewers.

Jun 26, 2017

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Brian McGackin (writer/poet - Broetry: Poetry for Dudes, Death in the Rick) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the latest details on the Han Solo movie, the recently announced characters that will be joining the Spider-Man cinematic universe, what the new Bookscan report tells us about the state of the comic book industry, and HBO's plans for a Watchmen adaptation.

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