In the first installment of Heirs of Isildur: The Perilous Prospects #1, we’re basically flung into limbo and things are a bit confusing at first, but they quickly clear up. There’s a handy primer for newcomers to the universe in the Prologue/Foreword which does a pretty good job of catching you up. I’m fairly new to the Heirs of Isildur universe, having only read the Tales of Nocturnia title before, but there seems to be a common thread of taking the genre to an over-the-top space that runs through the universe. In this case, think sci-fi/steampunk through a heavy metal lens.
Randyl Bishop, creator of the gritty revenge story The Hawk of New York, steps away from serious, more mature tales to indulge in a fun, all-ages romp centered on one of the bands he enjoys with The Silvers: Up, Out, and Back. It’s a silly, energetic take on how The Silvers react when a crustacean alien race decides to take over their island; it reminded me of some of the less reality-based episodes of The Monkees or other TV shows of that era. The comic also integrates three music videos from The Silvers, and I listened to the songs while reading which I enjoyed.
Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon interviews various members of the comic book community regarding what they want to see more of from the Eisner Awards in the years to come.
Eight Billion Genies returns, and with it comes the continuation of one of the wildest comics in recent memory. We're "eight days" into the story, and with about half of the world's wishes granted, we've also seen about a quarter of the world's population meet their end. Thankfully, though, none of those people are inside the Lampwick Tavern which is wish-proof, thanks to the wish of the bar's owner.
In the previous issue, WOL-421313, frustrated at the loss of his job and status, decided to invoke the robot right to settle a dispute “metal to metal,” but, this time, it will be "metal to human."
Throughout 2020 and 2021, 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 in the same manner 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, July 16, 2022, 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 following is an interview with Giles Clarke regarding the upcoming release of the horror/western comic book, Rougarou, from Uncharted Wilderness Studios. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Clarke about the shared creative process of bringing the story to life, how interested readers can pre-order a copy, and more!
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Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon interviews various members of the comic book community regarding their thoughts on which awards category is the most interesting this year and why.
In early 1983, I sat playing under my family’s dining room table with my Star Wars toys, including a new action figure named Nien Nunb. Nien had arrived in the mail and was described as “Copilot of the Millennium Falcon in the upcoming film, Return of the Jedi.” On the television set, movie reviewers Siskel and Ebert had a special episode of their show spotlighting all three Star Wars films and their legacy. In the months and years that followed, I saw Return of the Jedi many times: from its original run in theaters (including a showing on opening day), to about a hundred viewings on a bootleg video tape that my brother acquired the next year. I’ve watched it through multiple re-releases, special editions, DVDs, and now streaming. In addition, I’ve read the novelization, the comics, had the bubblegum cards, action figures, and listened to the soundtrack over and over.